My Favourite Scary Movies in No Particular Order

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The Exorcist - Director's Cut [DVD] [1974]
1.  The Exorcist - Director's Cut [DVD] [1974] DVD ~ Ellen Burstyn
The list author says:
  "In my opinion, STILL the scariest movie ever made!  Yes, I know some people (mostly young) find it hilarious, but for me, it still remains psychologically terrifying."
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The Shining [DVD] [1980]
2.  The Shining [DVD] [1980] DVD ~ Jack Nicholson
The list author says:
  "Forget the crap mini-series, this is the real deal!  One of Kubrick's greatest.  Slowly grips you and won't let go.  Like all true scary films, atmosphere is everything!"
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The Haunting [DVD] [1963]
3.  The Haunting [DVD] [1963] DVD ~ Julie Harris
The list author says:
  "Classic spooky house horror! Probably the best of its type.  With practically no FX, (totally against the modern trend) Robert Wise created a horror masterpiece."
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The Others (2 Disc Collectors Edition) [DVD] [2001]
4.  The Others (2 Disc Collectors Edition) [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Nicole Kidman
The list author says:
  "Enthralling, if old-fashioned ghost story.  Genuinely terrifying in parts.  Brilliant acting, camera work, set design et al, ensures truly skin-crawling atmosphere.  Kidman is unforgettable."
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The Entity [1982] [DVD]
5.  The Entity [1982] [DVD] DVD ~ Barbara Hershey
The list author says:
  "I dare you to watch this alone in a darkened room!  Allegedly true-life tale and all the more hair raising due to the unspeakable horror remaining more or less unseen.  Barbara Hershey's best ever!"
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The Sixth Sense - 2 Disc Collector's Edition [DVD] [1999]
6.  The Sixth Sense - 2 Disc Collector's Edition [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Bruce Willis
The list author says:
  "Tremendously gripping and scary movie.  Slow-paced, yet holds the attention from start to finish.  Haley Joel Osment is unforgettable in his star-making performance."
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Nosferatu (1922) - Two-disc set [DVD]
7.  Nosferatu (1922) - Two-disc set [DVD] DVD ~ Max Schreck
The list author says:
  "Ok, it's an oldie, but a goodie!  Without doubt, the most frightening silent horror masterpiece ever committed to celluloid! Shreck's vampire must be the most hideous ever created!"
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Psycho (1960) [DVD]
8.  Psycho (1960) [DVD] DVD ~ Anthony Perkins
The list author says:
  "Hitch's low-budget masterpiece. Grand-daddy of future shock/slasher movies, but also fascinating character study in hysterical evil. Perkins created an icon of horror cinema."
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Bram Stoker's Dracula [DVD] [1993]
9.  Bram Stoker's Dracula [DVD] [1993] DVD ~ Gary Oldman
The list author says:
  "Magnificent, highly stylised and theatrical version of Stoker's masterpiece.  An array of dizzying, cinematic tricks and erotic atmosphere. Acting is exhuberant. Hopkins chews the scenery!"
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The Changeling [DVD]
10.  The Changeling [DVD] DVD ~ George C. Scott
The list author says:
  "Low-budget but highly effective spook-fest.  Elements of detective story and for once, a decent plot, combine with sudden shocks to raise hairs on the kneck. A scary ride in that little wheelchair!"
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Woman in Black [DVD] [1989] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
11.  Woman in Black [DVD] [1989] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Adrian Rawlins
The list author says:
  "Creepy Edwardian ghost story.  The scariest TV movie I 've ever seen.  Genuine shocks spiral to a truly hair-raising finale with one of the most memorable spectre's ever!"
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Alien [DVD] [1979]
12.  Alien [DVD] [1979] DVD ~ Sigourney Weaver
The list author says:
  "Ok, I know it's supposed to be sci-fi, but it's really a haunted house in space isn't it?!  Geiger's alien is an unforgettable monstrous creation. Direction and acting is flawless."
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John Carpenter's The Thing [DVD] [1982]
13.  John Carpenter's The Thing [DVD] [1982] DVD ~ Kurt Russell
The list author says:
  "Superb horror from John Carpenter, undoubtedly his most effective.  The unspeakable premise holds the plot together and the all-male ensemble are exemplary in building tension. Gut-churning moments."
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Poltergeist [DVD] [1982] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
14.  Poltergeist [DVD] [1982] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ JoBeth Williams
The list author says:
  "Suburban spook-fest, one of the best-ever!  At first, slightly amusing atmosphere that darkens as movie progesses, leading to memorable FX finale on grand scale. Better than its 2 sequels."
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Don't Look Now [DVD] [1973]
15.  Don't Look Now [DVD] [1973] DVD ~ Julie Christie
The list author says:
  "Eerie and highly atmospheric horror film.  Slow-paced with the director's usual flourishes and a memorable couple in Christie and Sutherland.  Literally, a haunting tale with a devastating conclusion."
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Rosemary's Baby [1968] [DVD]
16.  Rosemary's Baby [1968] [DVD] DVD ~ Mia Farrow
The list author says:
  "Chilling adaptation of Levin's best-seller of satanic devil-worship.  Slow pacing builds to psychologically horrifying climax.  Farrow's Rosemary is an unforgettably delicate tour de force."
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The Ring [DVD] [2003]
17.  The Ring [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Naomi Watts
The list author says:
  "Brilliant remake of Japanese horror.  Haven't seen the original, but found this to be both gripping and terrifying in its own right. Enough jolts to keep most fans satisfied."
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Salem's Lot [DVD] [1981] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
18.  Salem's Lot [DVD] [1981] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ David Soul
The list author says:
  "Hugely creepy TV film (the longer version is the best). Despite weak lead, and little gore, a chilling atmosphere pervades every scene and the Nosferatu-like vampire is very frightening."
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The Mothman Prophecies [DVD] [2002]
19.  The Mothman Prophecies [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Richard Gere
The list author says:
  "Frightening horror based on true events.  Creepy soundtrack and excellent acting all round.  The Mothman is mostly an unseen entity adding to the overall surreal effect."
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