We asked you all what is the scariest movie EVER and this is what you had to say.... Now grab some popcorn and
13. The Wicker Man
The Wicker Man explores the strange events that unfold on a remote Scottish island, boasting one of the most memorable conclusions of a horror film EVER. Horror fans we urge you – watch this classic film. But, whatever you do, do NOT watch the Nicholas Cage remake – the original is so much better!
12. Friday the 13th, 1980
A slasher classic, Friday the 13th has all the vital ingredients – an abandoned campsite, a gruesome legend and a group of teenagers stupid enough to get themselves killed off one by one. If you like this one, there’s good news. Friday the 13th is a mega-franchise, with 12 slasher films, a television show, comic books, novels, and even special slasher merchandise (we’ll leave that to the hardcore fans…)
11. Jaws, 1975
Jaws is enough to put anyone off paddling in the sea for life…. Unlike witches, ghouls, goblins and ghosts, sharks are VERY real. The Spielberg classic sees a group of teenagers terrorised by an enormous great white shark, hungry for blood. We’ll stick to a swim in the local swimming baths thanks.
10. Poltergeist, 1982
What makes Poltergeist so scary isn’t just its spooky plot, but also the infamous curse that surrounds the trilogy. In the six years the three films were shot, four cast members died, leading to theories that the set was haunted by an evil curse. Yikes!
9. Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984
Nightmare on Elm Street introduces a new tormentor onto the slasher scene – the iconic Freddie Krueger. Perhaps one of the most ghastly-looking villains ever, Freddie prays on his victims while they dream.
8. The Ring, 2002
A remake of the 1998 Japanese film Ringu, The Ring is one of the few modern offerings that competes with the classics. The story is centered around a mysterious videotape and the gruesome consequences for its viewers. Just hope that no one decides to give you a call straight after watching this one!
7. Scream, 1996
Teen slasher flicks don’t get much better than this. See some of your favourite faces (Courtney Cox, Drew Barrymore, David Arquette…. The list goes on) terrorised by a masked killer on a rampage around their sleepy American town. A classic who-done-it, Scream keeps viewers guessing until the end.
6. Rosemary’s Baby, 1968
The award for most stylish horror has to go to Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby. Mia Farrow plays a young and naïve housewife who suspects her husband has become involved with a secret cult. The suspense-filled flick was an instant hit at the box office – and so was Mia’s foxy elfin crop!
5. The Omen, 1976
Kids, they’re the creepiest of all, right? Just looking at little Damien solemnly staring us out under that flat cap is enough to give you the creeps…. Not to mention that he also happens to be the spawn of Satan.
4. Halloween, 1978
Perhaps the most iconic Halloween figure of all time, Michael Myers’ reign of terror has lasted through countless spin-offs and remakes. Nothing quite compares to the original though. Light up your pumpkin and enjoy.
3. Psycho, 1960
As one of the most iconic horror directors of all time, Hitchcock posses the ability to create a truly sinister atmosphere right from the first frame. His most famous offering is the tale of loner Norman Bates and the gruesome goings on at his eerie roadside motel.
2. The Shining, 1980
HERE’S JOHNNY! Jack Nicholson leads in this creepy tale of a man slowly driven mad in the confines of a haunted house.
1. The Exorcist, 1973
Perhaps the most controversial of our top 13, The Exorcist’s graphic scenes caused quite a stir when it was released in 1973. The Devil steals the show again here, this time possessing the mind and body of an innocent young girl. Gruesome stuff!