What is the greatest Horror Movie of all time?
From Amittyville to Poltergeist. Jaws to The Ring. The Boogeyman to Psycho. American, Japanese, Chinese, etc etc etc. Which is the movie that scared you most of all?
That's a really hard question because there are so many factors that go into determining it for every person. I don't think there is one objective answer. It depends on beliefs, personal fears and experiences and so on. That said, the horror movie that scared me the most was Final Destination simply because the idea that we are all fated to die and that you can't cheat destiny were two things that terrified me. I really couldn't sleep after that film.
Other movies that really scared me included Poltergeist II (because of the preacher man), Exorcist, Storm of the Century, Pet Semetary and last but definitely not least THE RING.
None of the films in the other answers gave me so much as a chill, except Psycho. That is one of the great Horror Film templates. The rest listed produced yawns but no true scares.
There are a lot of films that have made me sleep with the lights on. I believe in the power of suggestion to create monsters in your mind, that those images resonate more than anything a make-up artist can slap onto an actor. The setting also has to be right. A darkened, quiet theater or your pitch black living room will add more to a film's impact than watching it on your IPod in a college lunch room.
-Night of the Living Dead (1968) Forget the 1990 remake. This one is King. As scary as a movie can get. Try watching it just as the sun goes down, with the lights out. It's filmed like we're in the house with these desperate people. My first viewing was in 1970 at 5 p.m. By the time the film ended, it was Dark. We hid on the floor of the car all the way home (I was 13). I didn't go outside in the dark all summer. Others have tried to imitate this one, but they just don't get the point. Minimalist and raw, if this one doesn't get to you, nothing will. Rating: 10.
I gotta go with The Shining. But in modern film, I would go with [REC] or The Descent.
I think John Carpenter's The Thing should also be injected into the conversation.
When I am home alone, late at night and I want to get freaked I watch
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Grudge 2
Or any of the crazy Asian horror movies in my hubs.
'Martyrs', the 2008 french horror film. Most disturbing film I've seen yet.
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