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Chicago film critics association

Top 100 Scariest Movies


Oct. 2006
Here are the Chicago Film Critics Association's 100 Scariest Movies of All-Time in descending order of their fear factors:

1. Psycho
2. The Exorcist
3. Halloween
4. Alien
5. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
6. Jaws
7. The Shining
8. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
9. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
10. Rosemary's Baby
11. The Silence of the Lambs
12. The Blair Witch Project
13. Nosferatu
14. Frankenstein (1931)
15. Nightmare on Elm Street, A
16. Carrie (1976)
17. The Thing (1982)
18. Bride of Frankenstein
19. The Haunting (1963)
20. Poltergeist
21. Suspiria
22. Wait Until Dark
23. The Birds
24. Don't Look Now
25. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
26. The Innocents
27. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
28. Freaks
29. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
30. Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The (1921)
31. The Omen (1976)
32. The Fly (1986)
33. Seven
34. The Re-Animator
35. The Sixth Sense
36. The Ring (2002)
37. The Evil Dead
38. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1933)
39. The Hitcher
40. Near Dark
41. Dracula (1931)
42. Vampyr (1932)
43. Onibaba
44. Scream
45. Aliens
46. Creature from the Black Lagoon
47. Session 9
48. Nosferatu the Vampyre
49. Black Christmas
50. When a Stranger Calls
51. Repulsion
52. Misery
53. Horror of Dracula
54. The Others
55. Jurassic Park
56. The Seventh Victim
57. Peeping Tom
58. 28 Days Later
59. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
60. The Hidden
61. May
62. Shaun of the Dead
63. Last House on the Left
64. 10 Rillington Place
65. Salo
66. Cat People (1942)
67. Frailty
68. The Howling
69. Trilogy of Terror
70. Blue Velvet
71. I Walked with a Zombie
72. Bram Stoker's Dracula
73. Martin
74. Deliverance
75. Carnival of Souls
76. The Vanishing (1988)
77. Masque of the Red Death
78. The Night of the Hunter
79. Salem's Lot
80. Fright Night
81. Black Sunday (1960)
82. Scream 2
83. Dressed To Kill
84. The Stepfather
85. Friday the 13th
86. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
87. Let's Scare Jessica to Death
88. The Brood
89. Dead-Alive
90. Open Water
91. The Mummy (1932)
92. Requiem for a Dream
93. Signs
94. The Wolf Man
95. Phantasm
96. The Night Stalker
97. Brides of Dracula
98. M
99. God Told Me To
100. Eyes without a Face