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
via amazon.com One of the scariest movies because: The deaths are grisly, the setting is surreal, and the labyrinthine details of the plot might just have you questioning reality by the end.
What the critics say: “Highly ambitious and cerebral… a veritable nightmare of a movie.”—Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times