CafeMom's Top 10 Scariest Movie List

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Most people have a certain scary movie that has stuck with them for whatever reason.

Mine's Stephen King's It. When I was young, my friend and I thought it would be fun if we snuck and watched it behind our parents' backs. Turns out, Mom was right and I've been freaked out by clowns ever since


Like It, some horror movies play on phobias (does The Birds ring a bell?). Some are based on urban legends (who wants to pass by a mirror after watching The Candyman?) some are all about the blood, guts and gore, and others are just downright creepy like The Shining.

I went through a bunch of posts on CafeMom and calculated the top ten scariest movies, according to you guys. Here's the list:

  1. The Exorcist
  2. The Ring
  3. The Grudge
  4. Saw movies
  5. Candyman
  6. It
  7. Exorcism of Emily Rose
  8. The Blair Witch Project
  9. Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Strangers tied for 9th
  10. Pet Semetary and Nightmare on Elm Street movies tied for 10th.

Does your top scary movie make the list? What types of scary movies do you tend to be the most scared by?

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