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The 50 Scariest Movies of All Time According to Esquire.com

If you glanced at what's come out in the past 20 years, you might think it's the amount of diced body tissue flying around the screen. Horror has always depended on shock value, but what really unsettles us hasn't changed much: an ominous sound from around the corner, an indecipherable figure in the distance, a sense of impending doom as somebody opens a door. Gore has its place, but only when it's attached to an idea. Hostel is less a spine-tingling chiller than an endurance test for ick along the lines of E!'s Botched.

Credit goes to Paul Schrodt
https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/g3383/best-horror-movies-of-all-time/
From classic jumps to psychological horror, these films might just keep you awake at night.
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
2
Martyrs (2008)
Martyrs (2008)
3
Halloween (1978)
Halloween (1978)
4
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
5
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
6
The Wicker Man (1973)
The Wicker Man (1973)
7
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
8
The Last House on the Left (1972)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
9
The Shining (1980)
The Shining (1980)
10
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
11
Psycho (1960)
Psycho (1960)
12
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
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13
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
14
Wolf Creek (2005)
Wolf Creek (2005)
15
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
16
Repulsion (1965)
Repulsion (1965)
17
Carrie (1976)
Carrie (1976)
18
Maniac (1980)
Maniac (1980)
19
The Fly (1986)
The Fly (1986)
20
Audition (1999)
Audition (1999)
21
Carnival of Souls (1962)
Carnival of Souls (1962)
22
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
23
Black Christmas (1974)
Black Christmas (1974)
24
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
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25
Dumplings (2004)
Dumplings (2004)
26
The Strangers (2008)
The Strangers (2008)
27
Goodnight Mommy (2014)
Goodnight Mommy (2014)
28
Alien (1979)
Alien (1979)
29
Get Out (2017)
Get Out (2017)
30
28 Days Later (2002)
28 Days Later (2002)
31
The Others (2001)
The Others (2001)
32
Freaks (1932)
Freaks (1932)
33
Don't Look Now (1973)
Don't Look Now (1973)
34
The House of the Devil (2009)
The House of the Devil (2009)
35
Frankenstein (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)
36
Deep Red (1975)
Deep Red (1975)
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37
Jaws (1975)
Jaws (1975)
38
Let the Right One in (2008)
Let the Right One in (2008)
39
Candyman (1992)
Candyman (1992)
40
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
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