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“The Shining” tops list of scariest horror films

October 28, 2009

PREMIEREJigsaw, step aside. “The Shining” featuring Jack Nicholson as an axe-wielding psycho has topped a list of the scariest horror movies of all time.  With Halloween just days away, the writers at film website compiled a list of the 100 greatest horror movies.


“Nearly 30 years after its initial release, The Shining remains an unparalled study in isolation, madness and paranoia,” said Matt McAllister, editor of “The expansive sets, surreal visuals, and an intense performance from Jack Nicholson add up to a film guaranteed to give viewers a sleepless night.”

“Rosemary’s Baby”, directed by Roman Polanski, came in second place, while British cult classic, “The Wicker Man”, famous for Britt Ekland’s naked dancing, was third.

Here is’s list of its top 10 scariest movies. Do you agree?

1) The Shining (1980)
2) Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
3) The Wicker Man (1973)
4) Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
5) Psycho (1960)
6) Alien (1979)
7) Night of the Living Dead (1968)
8) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
9) Halloween (1978)
10) Jaws (1977)

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