Skip to comments.Do You Agree? ‘Exorcist’ Ranked Greatest Horror Movie Of All-Time
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, its 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, youll 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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As the Bible reminds:
'For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." — Ephesians 6:12
There was one character that hadn't seen The Shining that kept stumbling into different "events" -- the elevator, the twins, Room 237, the hedge maze, and the typed pages all were included.
"Getting" the references as they were occurring made me realize just how much these things were burned into my memory.
I agree, but it has to be the version before subliminals were taken out.
#1 winner of all the Dracula movies, “DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT”.
Yep...best horror movie of all time.
I recall seeing it when I was in graduate school at the student center. A bunch of college kids got drunk and went to go see it. At various points in the movie, they would jointly poke fun ad the scary moments...up until the final exorcism began. From that point, you couldn’t hammer a nail up anyone’s sphincter in the whole audience. The final scene was literally heckle-proof.
Too many movies since have tried to capitalize on the shaky footage gimmick, and now it's just annoying.
I agree too.
“The Thing” with Kurt Russell is way way up there...better than the Exorcist.
I was thinking of her as I was going down the posts.
Do not neglect The Ring.
And Nightmare on Elm Street was one very scary movie.
Blink, and youll be glad you missed this:
Scared me more than any other movie. I was in the sixth grade and watched it on TV back in 1979.
The original black & white ‘Night of the Living Dead’ scared the piss out of me when I was 12 years old. I was watching it on ‘The Ghoul’ at 1a.m. around 1978 or so.
Something about the “Paranormal Activities” movies sent a tingle up my spine. Anything that involves messing with me while I’m asleep freaks me out.
It still scares kids
THE OMEN ( first version starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick ).
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