Scariest Hollywood Movies Ever

The Scariest Hollywood Movies Ever That Guarantee Deathlike Fear

If you are a fan of horror and scary movies, you sure would Wondering which are the scariest movies ever? This Buzzle article tells you about the scariest picks of all time.
In order to come up with the most scariest movie ever, the definition of "scary" needs to be sorted out first. For some it may be huge monsters with distorted faces, suddenly attacking from behind, and causing mindless bloodshed might be scary, while for others a movie which has a psychopath or weaves some kind of unknown mystery and throws unexpected surprises, might be scary. Some might like movies with ghosts and evil spirits that give a bone-chilling thrill.

Out of the numerous movies to choose from, deciding some of the best scary movies of all time can really be a daunting task. So, for all those people who want to know which is the scariest movie ever made in Hollywood, here's a list which consists of a mix of genres to choose from.

Scariest Movie of All Times

The Exorcist
This movie is about a girl who is possessed by a demon. Her mother tries to get her daughter back by freeing her from evil spirits with the help of two priests. This 1973 film, won 10 nominations in Academy Awards and is counted among the top horror movies of all time.

Psycho
Counted among the best movies of Alfred Hitchcock, Psycho is a film that shows a deadly encounter between a girl, who checks into a motel and the lonely motel owner. The famous shower scene in this 1960 classic film is considered a masterpiece in the world cinema even today. A must watch for all the horror movie lovers out there!

The Shining
With a star cast that boasts of Jack Nicholson, this psycho-horror film is definitely one of the scariest movies ever. The film is about a writer who works as a caretaker in a hotel. The hotel is possessed by ghosts and according to the hotel's cook it is the writer's son, Danny, who can detect them. The writer (Jack Nicholson) is so tortured by the presence of ghosts around him that he tries to kill his own son and wife. Gripping indeed!

The Silence of the Lambs
If any film that can give you goosebumps and at the same time leave you spellbound with the lead actor's performances is The Silence of the Lambs. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, this film is about a sociopath (played by Anthony Hopkins), a serial killer who helps FBI agent (played by Jodie Foster) find another serial killer. This film definitely is considered one of the best scary movies of all time.

The Wicker Man
Counted among the best horror movies of all time, The Wicker Man is a story of a police officer who is investigating the case of a man who has disappeared. In the course of his investigation, he finds himself among a cult, whose followers have weird religious beliefs and practice human sacrifice.

Some More Scariest Movies
Besides the ones mentioned above, some other films which are considered among the best horror movies are
  • The Ring (2002)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999)
  • Grindhouse (2007)
  • Rosemary's Baby (1968)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  • Alien (1979)
  • Child's Play (1998)
  • Halloween (1978)
  • The Omen (1976)
  • Carrie (1976)
  • Evil Dead (1981)
  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • Ghosts of Goldfield (2007)
  • Dawn of the Dead (2004)
  • House of Wax (1953)
  • Final Destination (2000)
  • House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
  • Tourist Trap (1979)
  • The Haunting (1963)
  • The Hitcher (1986)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • Drag Me to Hell (2009)
  • Orphanage (2007)
  • Cloverfield (2008)
  • Gothic (1986)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
  • Paranormal Activity (2009)
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  • Hills Have Eyes (1977)
  • Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
  • It (1990)
  • Don't Look Now (1973)

All the movies mentioned here are known for their gripping storyline and also for the bone-chilling experience of the unknown that they provide to the viewer. All of us have different opinions and preferences. So, the only way to decide the best scary movie is to watch all of them. After all, you can be the best judge. And, if you feel we have missed out some, then please feel free to add them in the comments section below.
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