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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).

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hollywood; moviereview
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To: MotorCityBuck
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

My birthday is 11/14; this will be my birthday present to myself. Thanks for the post! I hope he has some Ghoul merchandise. I always wanted a froggy handkerchief.
141 posted on 10/31/2018 2:04:02 PM PDT by akalinin
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To: akalinin

I hope to be there myself if I can get back to town for Thanksgiving that weekend.

He had a ton of his merchandise when I saw him last year.

Good Luck, and enjoy!


142 posted on 10/31/2018 2:13:05 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: Simon Green

Does 1989’s original “Tremors” qualify?


143 posted on 10/31/2018 2:13:52 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: Simon Green

Omen...or Silence of the Lambs. In both cases, originals but zero for the sequels


144 posted on 10/31/2018 2:21:29 PM PDT by Jhadur ("You are not ready for immortality.")
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To: mdmathis6

In the book it described from Kane’s point of view his encounter with the alien seed “crab” as its acid ate away the faceplate of his spacesuit, then forced an appendage into his mouth. He fought all he could, but it was too strong and he lost consciousness as he felt it descend down his throat.

Just reading that made me cringe.

The book has scenes that the movie did not. If you read it, do so by candlelight with a dark house. fun.


145 posted on 10/31/2018 2:32:58 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberalism: Intolerance masquerading as tolerance)
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To: EURASLEEP

“Yentl.”


146 posted on 10/31/2018 2:43:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: RedMonqey

Sharon looked especially hot with the red hair.


147 posted on 10/31/2018 2:43:46 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: KamperKen
I hope sometime you share some of your experiences perhaps on some thread related to that subject. I am truly interested.

I think a thread should be started ASAP tonight. My story, objects moving on their own, doors slamming, footsteps up and down the hall, strange infestations of bugs and rodents....

148 posted on 10/31/2018 2:47:42 PM PDT by pburgh01 (Negan all the MSM)
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To: dfwgator

Who knew “The Hollywood Shuffle” was a horror movie ? ;-D


149 posted on 10/31/2018 2:49:11 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: Simon Green

The Tenant / Le Locataire. By Roman Polanski. The scariest movie I ever saw.


150 posted on 10/31/2018 2:50:54 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Simon Green

My daughter just posted a picture of her sitting on The Exorcist steps.


151 posted on 10/31/2018 2:53:06 PM PDT by AppyPappy (How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

The only truly, truly scary horror movies are the plausible ones


Which is why The Tenant is mine. The horrors of mental illness. I haven’t watched it in 20 years and don’t really want to!


152 posted on 10/31/2018 2:53:39 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Dave's Site

Yes, she was unearthly beautiful whether Blonde or Auburn(I prefer red, myself)

If only she didn't marry the deviant Polanksi she would still be alive

Dave's Site

If I was that snowman, I'd be a puddle of water(she's so "hot")
153 posted on 10/31/2018 2:58:18 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn't.")
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To: Simon Green

Student Bodies.


154 posted on 10/31/2018 3:01:42 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Simon Green

When “A Stranger Calls” was absolutely terror for me.


155 posted on 10/31/2018 3:04:33 PM PDT by dforest (Never let a Muslim cut your hair.)
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To: akalinin

Yep


156 posted on 10/31/2018 3:14:41 PM PDT by wardaddy (I donÂ’t care that youÂ’re not a racist......when the shooting starts it wonÂ’t matter what you were)
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To: ronniesgal; akalinin
I cracked up when the guy , was it the sheriff, said, “well, they’re dead.”... and yay! for mentioning The Ghoul!!!

I enjoyed the first "Dead" movie. I particularly liked that the "posse" mostly did the right thing(absent shooting the heroic black guy that did the common sense thing while others deserved to be "ghoul cuisine")

Which brings me make this final point. The movie correctly labeled the undead as "ghouls"Ghouls are the undead creatures who haunt cemeteries to feast upon the newly interned dead and occasionally a human who foolishly strayed into the crypts at night.

Zombies are usually the living whom was assumed to be dead but usually just comatose(whether by magic or potion) whom "resurrect" and at the bidding of an evil master(usually an corrupt living human but sometimes at the behest of an evil spirit)In either case, the classic zombie never consumed the flesh of the dead nor the living.

Wish Hollywood would get back to the traditional zombie history but I doubt they ever would.
157 posted on 10/31/2018 3:15:44 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn't.")
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To: MayflowerMadam

GMTA


158 posted on 10/31/2018 3:16:17 PM PDT by wardaddy (I donÂ’t care that youÂ’re not a racist......when the shooting starts it wonÂ’t matter what you were)
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To: RedMonqey

She might’ve ended up at that party even had she not married him. I don’t know if Polanski was a creep/deviant before that, but I’m sure between his horrible upbringing and having his stunning wife and unborn child murdered in such a public and Satanic spectacle probably effed him up for life. It certainly would for me (though that didn’t give him carte blanche to drug and sodomize a young girl).


159 posted on 10/31/2018 3:23:23 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: RooRoobird20

I was working nights.....and reading The Shining of all things. I’d get home about 2:30 or 2:45 am and start reading because I couldn’t put it down after reading during the day before work. Don’t think I slept for a week. Lol


160 posted on 10/31/2018 3:30:00 PM PDT by sheana
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