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Do You Agree? ‘Exorcist’ Ranked Greatest Horror Movie Of All-Time
Study Finds ^ | 10/31/18 | Ben Renner

Posted on 10/31/2018 12:07:39 PM PDT by Simon Green

Happy Halloween! With Michael Myers returning to the big screen just in time for his favorite holiday this year, it’s as good a time as ever to poll Americans on their most beloved horror movies of all-time. A new survey finds that despite the many heart-pounding fright flicks that have spooked moviegoers in recent years, you’ll have to turn back the clock for the scariest films ever.

The survey of 2,000 American adults, commissioned by video streaming service Vudu, had few surprises. Americans agreed that the most horrifying film ever created was The Exorcist, followed by the first iterations of Halloween, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Rounding out the top five, perhaps unexpectedly for some, was the 2013 haunted house nightmare The Conjuring — the only horror film made in the past 30 years to make the top five.

Meanwhile, when it came to the most popular horror villain, it was no surprise either that the man who sets out to haunt nightmares, Freddy Krueger, of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, took the top spot. Michael Myers from Halloween came in second, followed by Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th), Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs) and Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre).

(Excerpt) Read more at studyfinds.org ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hollywood; moviereview
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To: dfwgator
And then there's "Attack Of The Street Pimps"

Wasn't that the group of street thugs outside the election venue in Philadelphia?

121 posted on 10/31/2018 1:29:22 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Nothing makes the delusional more furious than truth.)
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To: akalinin

I cracked up when the guy , was it the sheriff, said, “well, they’re dead.”
that stuff does not scare me...my oldest kid cannot watch The Walking Dead now without having nightmares.
and yay! for mentioning The Ghoul!!!


122 posted on 10/31/2018 1:31:40 PM PDT by ronniesgal (I wonder what his FR handle is?????)
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To: Responsibility2nd

is that like 30 days of night??


123 posted on 10/31/2018 1:32:29 PM PDT by ronniesgal (I wonder what his FR handle is?????)
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To: steve8714

The great spiritual hope for a mummy...to someday be “unwrapped”tured!


124 posted on 10/31/2018 1:34:47 PM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: afterhoursarmory

You must not have seen “The Undertaker and His Pals.”


125 posted on 10/31/2018 1:35:12 PM PDT by daler
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To: DFG

Bingo...Psycho!


126 posted on 10/31/2018 1:37:20 PM PDT by surrey
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To: Simon Green

I agree, “The Exorcist” is #1.


127 posted on 10/31/2018 1:38:44 PM PDT by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.")
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To: Simon Green

It’s the one that bothered me the most, and for the longest time. So ... yeah.

When we were in high school, my sister, cousins, and I found a book in one of our fathers’ libraries written by some foreign missionaries. It was about their dealings with demons, demon possession, etc., on the mission field. We read it in a tent while we were camping one summer, and it scared the crap out of us. And 10 years later when I saw this movie, it had the same effect.


128 posted on 10/31/2018 1:40:14 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("Do not discount anything in which Donald Trump is involved." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: daler
y You must not have seen “The Undertaker and His Pals.”

Or experienced the 8 years of Obama

129 posted on 10/31/2018 1:40:22 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Nothing makes the delusional more furious than truth.)
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To: stinkerpot65

I agree that “The Shining” is the scariest book ever.


130 posted on 10/31/2018 1:40:48 PM PDT by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.")
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To: GSWarrior

“Maybe if one is Catholic. But no otherwise.”

I’m Baptist, and The Exorcist scared me to death. Satan is real, seriously dangerous, and terrifying.


131 posted on 10/31/2018 1:42:03 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam ("Do not discount anything in which Donald Trump is involved." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ronniesgal

The Ghoul was awesome. The large exploding fireworks stunts were the best...


132 posted on 10/31/2018 1:43:44 PM PDT by akalinin
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To: Simon Green

I actually watched it yesterday, Exorcist, the version you’ve never seen.
It was during the day. The sun was shining. My windows were open. The birds were chirping.

Still scared the sh*t out of me!


133 posted on 10/31/2018 1:44:43 PM PDT by djf ("She wore a raspberry beret, the kind you find in a second hand store..." - Prince)
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To: pburgh01
"I owned a haunted house and could tell you stories... I have no doubt in a realm beyond death, none"

I hope sometime you share some of your experiences perhaps on some thread related to that subject. I am truly interested.
134 posted on 10/31/2018 1:45:10 PM PDT by KamperKen
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To: akalinin

were you a Ghoulardi fan, too?


135 posted on 10/31/2018 1:45:23 PM PDT by ronniesgal (I wonder what his FR handle is?????)
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To: akalinin
The Ghoul was the Best!
He will be at The Redford Theatre in Detroit Sunday November 25th. He will be hosting the movie "The Tingler". MAGA
136 posted on 10/31/2018 1:45:49 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: GSWarrior

I wasn’t a Catholic when I saw “The Exorcist” and I was absolutely terrified.

I converted to Catholicism in 1993, and the movie scares me less—because I KNOW no demon can defeat the Power of Jesus Christ.

I’m actually kind of proud now that when it comes to demons and exorcisms, the Catholic Church is almost always called in. When the regular Navy isn’t enough, you have to bring in the Navy Seals. :0)


137 posted on 10/31/2018 1:50:40 PM PDT by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.")
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To: be-baw

The Omen and The Boys From Brazil terrified me. Both movies had me thinking about them for a long while. Regular horror movies, not so much. Although, after seeing Halloween 2, my friends and I checked out the car thoroughly prior to getting in. lol


138 posted on 10/31/2018 1:59:51 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (9/11/01 Never Forget. Never.)
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To: ronniesgal

I’ve heard of Ghoulardi, but not seen any of his work.


139 posted on 10/31/2018 2:00:42 PM PDT by akalinin
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To: Luircin

It was the first movie I saw in college. Went with a bunch of friends so had a blast.


140 posted on 10/31/2018 2:02:23 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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