The Orphanage (2007)
via amazon.com One of the scariest movies because: It covers the full horror spectrum with ghost children and a disturbing, possibly murderous old woman.
What the critics say: “A doom-laden Spanish thriller… the atmosphere oozes with anxiety and grief.”—Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer. Ghosts are real; and here’s the scientific explanation behind why you’re afraid of ghosts.
The Fly (1986)
via amazon.com One of the scariest movies because: Hideous, mutant body horror abounds in this remake of the ’50s sci-fi film.
What the critics say: “Makes the monster in Aliens look like Grandma in a Norman Rockwell painting.”—Caryn James, The New York Times
Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (1922)
via amazon.com One of the scariest movies because: The silent film doesn’t have today’s blood ‘n’ guts special effects, but director F. W. Murnau still creates a creepy, nightmarish setting with shadows and tension. Brilliant.
What the critics say: “Remains one of the most poetic of all horror films”—Time Out