While putting this list together, I realized that what scares me the most are claustrophobic huis-clos...as 4 out of 5 movies fit in that category ... no, make that 5 out of 5 ...
4. In the mouth of darkness
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A generally underrated masterpiece by John Carpenter. Bizarre, unsettling, incongruous, it is a difficult movie to summarize. What is scarier than starting to doubt your own sanity?
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2. The Thing
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1. The Haunting
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Directed by Robert Wise in 1963, this is probably the best ghost movie ever. It is also a lesson in movie making. With no special effects, no monsters, no blood...it is a film that will haunt you long after you've watched it.
So, what are your favorite scary movies? I could have added some others to the list like Alien, World War Z, some more Carpenter's films and George Romero's Night of the living dead. I am not much into gory/slasher films, I usually find them gross and not very scary...