List of Scary Movies - Really Scary Movies, Scary Books, Scary Videos
Lightning Strikes the Movie Screen
Do you love Scary Movies?
I love scary movies and scary books. Sometimes I can't decide which is better - the book or the movie!
What's the scariest movie you've ever seen? What's the scariest book you've ever read? Are they the same?
Are the demons inside us the most scary thing? Is our fear of the unknown too frightening to contemplate? Are human monsters or alien monsters the scariest? Why do we enjoy being scared?
I know it's a while until Halloween, the scariest movie watching time of the year, so bookmark this hub for when you get ready to pick out the next scary book or movie you want to watch.
Was the Exorcist Movie or Book the Scariest?
I've got a weird story about this one. When the movie first came out, a friend and I tried to go to the local Drive-In to see it. You remember those, don't you?
We had just pulled in and set up our speaker in the window and the movie was about to start. Lightning struck the big outdoor screen - I kid you not! Everyone had to leave. We got our money back, but we decided that this was some kind of omen warning us NOT to see this movie.
Of course it was such a big hit movie and everyone was talking about it, so my friend and I tried again to see it, this time at an indoor theater. The film broke about a quarter of the way into the movie! This was 1971 when movies were on those big reels. Another omen?
I found the book in the library and stayed up for two nights reading the book which scared the daylights out of me. So my opinion was that the book was better, but I did eventually see the movie and it was wonderful. LInda Blair was incredible!
Years later the best man at my wedding actually dated Linda! She seemed nice enough. I wonder whatever happened to her?
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty 1971
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Was the Exorcist the scariest movie or book ever?
Alien - In space no one can hear you scream!
This movie scared me so bad that I was literally shaking. I think it was because of the heavy bass soundtrack that was specially formulated to scare people. It was a hot, hot day in Houston, but I had chill bumps for days.
When that dude was eating spaghetti and the alien chewed his way out of his chest, I think my own chest exploded. Then when the thing kept changing and getting bigger and bigger and faster and faster and meaner and meaner, well, bitch was the perfect word uttered by Sigourney Weaver when she blasted the thing into space. OMG, I swear this is the scariest movie ever. Of course now everyone knows the plot and the famous lines and scenes, but if you have never seen this movie - you are in for a scary treat!
Alien with Sigourney Weaver
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Was Alien the scariest movie you ever saw?
Cloverfield - The Thing That Invaded New York City!
This movie was hard to watch. But it was a scary movie that seemed so real! Told from the perspective of a hand held video camera, the shots were amazing and made you feel like you were there.
Tantalizing views of the monster interspersed with a love story in the background. "I had a good day", she said. Not so, for the rest of the party!
Tense action sequences that left us breathless. Great monster movie. Really! If you didn't go see this in the theater, then rent it ASAP! Or Buy it! You'll want to watch it more than once.
Best Monster Movie Ever!
Cloverfield - Did you believe?
Was Cloverfield the most scary movie ever?
The Silence of the Lambs
Thomas Harris wrote several crime horror scary books, but this one got famous. The books are well written and extreme glimpses into the psyche of human monsters.
In The Silence of the Lambs, we all found ourselves holding our breath for longer than we ever thought possible. When Jodie Foster is in the basement and the killer is stalking her with the night vision goggles, it is impossible to breathe normally. There is an audible collective gasp during this sequence that comes from everyone in the house.
Buffalo Bill and Hannibal the Cannibal are two of the coldest, cruelest serial killers ever.They show us just how warped the human mind can get. Harris describes the tortured brain at the extreme level. No one does it better.
Books to read, but keep your lights on!
Did you find it hard to breathe?
Was the Silence of the Lambs the best scary movie?
Top 10 list of scary movies
Scary movie ratings are subjective. What scares the pants off of one person, can make another yawn. Here is my own favorite list of scary movies. Don't forget their scary book counterparts. I really wish I had more time to read and I do love the horror, psychological thriller genre, but watching scary movies is a good alternative.
- Jaws - Read the book and never go swimming again!
- Halloween - It's a tradition in scary movies
- Night of the Living Dead - the title says it all
- Nightmare on Elm Street - Don't go to sleep
- Psycho - Don't take a shower
- Texas Chain Saw Massacre - Campy, funny, scary
- Carrie - Strange uses for blood from a pig
- The Blair Witch Project - Never go camping again
- Jeepers Creepers - Where'd You Get Those Peepers!
- Saw - Learn how to make decisions quickly
But wait, there's more!
- Misery - I'm you're biggest fan!
- Rosemary's Baby - Sleeping with the devil?
- Pet Sematary - Watch out for big trucks
- It - Another Stephen King smash horror hit
- The Birds - from the master - Alfred Hitchcock
- Seven - Deadly sins
- Frankenstein - So many versions, so little time
- Dracula - How many ways to drink blood?
- The Amityville Horror - Creepy old house
- Poltergeist - Another creepy house
- The Shining - A big creepy old hotel
- Paranormal Activity - I wouldn't stay in that house past night 3
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