Top 5 Scariest Movies of All Time: What Is the Number 1 Scariest Movie?

The movie review site Rotten Tomatoes put out a list of the ten scariest movies ever made last year. The RT staff started by making a long list of the scary movies they thought were the scariest of all time. In the end, they made a total of 40 movies.

Then, they let readers weigh in by letting them vote online. “We put together 40 of the scariest movies ever made and asked you to vote for the one that scared you the most,” says the RT article.

 5.) The Exorcist (1973)

Top 5 Scariest Movies of All Time

The Exorcist is an American horror movie from 1973 that was written by William Peter Blatty and based on his 1971 book of the same name. It was directed by William Friedkin. Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran (in his last movie role), Jason Miller, and Linda Blair all have parts in the movie.

It is the first movie in the Exorcist series. It is about a young girl who is possessed by a demon and her mother's attempt to save her by having two Catholic priests perform an exorcism.

4.) Hereditary (2018)

Top 5 Scariest Movies of All Time

Hereditary is an American supernatural psychological horror movie from 2018 that was written and directed by Ari Aster. It was his first movie as a director. Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, and Gabriel Byrne play members of a family who are haunted by a mysterious presence after the death of their secretive grandmother.

Hereditary had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018, in the Midnight section. It was released in theatres in the United States on June 8, 2018. Critics loved the movie, especially Colette's performance, and Aster's direction. It made over $80 million worldwide on a budget of only $10 million, making it A24's highest-grossing movie ever.

3.) The Conjuring (2013)

Top 5 Scariest Movies of All Time

The American supernatural horror movie The Conjuring came out in 2013. It was directed by James Wan and written by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes. It is the first movie in a series called the Conjuring Universe.

Ed and Lorraine Warren, who look into hauntings and write about them, are played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in movies. The Amityville Horror story and movie franchise were both based on what they said happened. The Warrens help the Perron family, who were having more and more scary things happen in their Rhode Island farmhouse in 1971.

2.) The Shining (1980)

Top 5 Scariest Movies of All Time

The Shining is a horror movie from 1980 that was written by Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson. Kubrick also produced and directed the movie. The movie is based on Stephen King's 1977 book of the same name. Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, and Danny Lloyd are among the actors who play key roles.

The main character of the movie is Jack Torrance (Nicholson), an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who takes a job as the off-season caretaker of the remote historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies with his wife, Wendy Torrance (Duvall), and their young son, Danny Torrance (Lloyd).

Danny has something called “shining,” which is a psychic ability. After a winter storm traps the Torrances in their house, Jack loses his mind because of the supernatural forces that live in the hotel.

1.) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Top 5 Scariest Movies of All Time

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is an American horror movie from 1974. Tobe Hooper wrote the story and he and Kim Henkel wrote the script. Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, and Gunnar Hansen play Sally Hardesty, Franklin Hardesty, the hitchhiker, the owner, and Leatherface, respectively.

The movie is about a group of friends who are on their way to an old homestead when they are attacked by a family of cannibals. The movie was advertised as being based on real events to get more people to see it and to make a subtle comment on the political climate of the time. The character of Leatherface and some small parts of the plot were inspired by the crimes of murderer Ed Gein, but the plot is mostly made up.

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