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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Bride of Frankenstein.
Howard the Duck
Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury - a masterpiece!
Honestly I wasn’t freaked out that much by The Exorcist when I saw it... though that could be that I knew exactly what I was expecting before I went in.
It’s up there...
I still get uncomfortable watching it
No way to explain him!
Are you talking about the movie?
Evil Dead 2.
House on Haunted Hill (1959) is still one of the creepiest horror movies.
Maybe if one is Catholic. But no otherwise.
Both movie and book.
Still can't watch it.
To libs, it was Trumporcist 2 Novembers ago exorcising the evil Hitlery demon..
At the time, many considered “The Exorcist” one of the best Catholic Church recruiting tools to come along in ages.
Not on my radar to be even in the running.
The progress of the story was (for me at any rate) entirely too predictable.
I have a limited tolerance for horror, and if I am to watch it then I want surprises in the story.
The Exorcist didn’t provide me with surprises.
Excellent choice but the humor has to undermine it’s case for the #1 slot.
I agree. I have twice watched it when I was high school / college age with a group of people. When it starts, people are laughing and talking. By the time it ends, no one is laughing.
I totally agree that Exorcist is #1. I would put Omen at #2.
“Blair Witch Project” ranks right up there...
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