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Here they are. The 100 Greatest Scary Moments from film, TV, advertising and pop. Check out the full results on these pages, then test how much you know with our Scary Moments Quiz.

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Smash low budget horror hit of 1999. The highly effective plot involves the audience viewing 'found' footage shot by three films students who encounter something nasty in the woods, and are never seen again. Early screenings, and a canny internet campaign, left audiences convinced that what they were watching was true. So how did the directors manage to fool audiences into thinking they were watching documentary footage? They kept their cast completely in the dark about their plans for the film, only giving them their scripts for each scene a day before filming. Then there were the starvation diets and sleep deprivation techniques...Scariest moments? Heather Donahue's desperate videoed goodbye to her family and friends and, of course, the closing scene in the cellar. more »

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The film that gave us the action heroine, in the shape of Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley, and presented space travel as just another job. It's a tour-de-force of suspense, slasher antics and good old-fashioned sci-fi. Director Ridley Scott gave us one of the great moments in horror with great special FX and some good old-fashioned nastiness. Having answered a distress call from a long crashed spacecraft, the crew of the Nostromo discover a nest of eggs. When one member is attacked by a parasite, they bring him back to the ship and he later seems to recover. Then they sit down to eat dinner� more »

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The film that left a generation of schoolkids afraid to go into a swimming pool, let alone back into the water. Wunderkind Steven Spielberg's story is all the scarier for hardly ever showing the Great White - the fear of what's lurking underneath those seemingly inviting waters combined with the film's unforgettable, nerve-shredding score is enough to have audiences squirming in their seats. more »

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The most successful and notorious horror film of all time has lost none of its power to shock. The story of the possession of 12-year-old girl Linda Blair had them screaming in the cinema aisles in the 70s. As her mother grows increasingly distraught with her daughter�s behaviour, she calls on the help of exorcist Max Von Sydow, so setting up one of the great battles between good and evil. Famous for its scenes in which the possessed girl vomits, screams profanity and twists her head through 360 degrees, The Exorcist fell foul of the censors in Britain and was banned here for many years. Not the Catholic Church though, they love it! more »

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Yet another Stephen King adaptation, this one directed with great atmosphere by the legendary Stanley Kubrick. Jack Nicholson stars as Jack Torrance, a writer who takes on the job of caretaker for the winter at an isolated hotel, bringing his wife (Shelley Duvall) and young son with him. Afflicted by a severe case of writer's block, Torrance soon begins to lose his mind and it's not long before he's chasing his terrified wife around the hotel with an axe. By the time she's trapped in the bathroom, screaming with horror as he attempts to smash the door down, you sense she's near to mental collapse herself - in fact, it's rumoured that Kubrick pushed Duvall so hard during filming that she suffered a nervous breakdown afterwards. more »

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