SCREAM4 and Our Top Ten Scariest Movies of All Time

  • April 15, 2011
  • Jenna Maxwell

Today, April 15th marks the release of the 4th movie in Wes Craven’s Scream series.  If the first trilogy made the hair on the back of your neck stand up, Scream 4 is bound to do the same.   With most of the old characters back as well as some new, younger faces, this movie will take you right into the heart of darkness and redefine what fear is. This latest chapter in the Scream series is out just in time for a good Spring Break scare.   After you’ve seen Scream 4, check out our list of the Top Ten Scariest Movies of all time.


Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)- This classic horror flick gets started with the ominous line “based on true story” which pretty much makes a chill go down your spine every time.  Whether it’s Leatherman’s human skin mask or that hideous chain saw sound—this is the perfect slasher movie for those that aren’t afraid to be scared or grossed out to death.

The Ring (2002)- Naomi Watts takes on some really freaky chick that would actually really like to climb out of a well, kill people and eat their guts.  Freaky Stuff.

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) -This sci-fi thriller will leave you very disappointed if you like happy endings.  If your family starts acting strangely it may make you wonder a bit, too. 

Dawn Of The Dead (1978)- This sequel to the “Night of the Living Dead” brought new life to the zombie genre and with good reason.  This horror flick has some of the goriest scenes ever recorded on film—definitely horrific enough to get it banned in 7 countries. 

Halloween (1978) -Jamie Lee Curtis stars in what might be the best movie she ever made--at least while screaming through the entire thing.    You will never forget Michael Myers as he truly epitomizes the ultimate zombie-like never can die bogeyman.

The Shining (1980)-Heeeeere’s Johnny!  If you want to see Jack Nicholson traipse around a haunted hotel wielding an axe while acting like a complete lunatic this might be the perfect movie to scare the bejesus out of you.  

The Exorcist (1973)-By today’s standards this movie might be considered to be tame.  With spinning heads, buckets of vomit and not so subtle religious undertones—well, this film is still pretty scary stuff. 

The Silence of The Lambs (1991)- You may not ever feel the same about your glass of Chianti after watching this psychological thriller but it’s a good one with quite a few jump right out of your skin scenes. 

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)-Freddy Kruegger, who is one of the scariest claw clad horror freaks of all time goes after the children of the lynch mob that killed him.  Johnny Depp stars as one of his potential victims.  

The Amityville Horror (1978) -This horror movie is also based on a true story and the book by the same name.  An ordinary family moves into a not so ordinary house where some very frightening things begin to happen.  If you like movies where things go bump in the night—this ones for you.