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My top favorite scary moviesPosted Monday, October 24, 2011, at 2:13 PM
It's that time of year, when everybody puts a horror film in the DVD player and kicks back for a couple hours to be scared.
I tried to do this the other night, when I found myself trying to watch "The Crazies."
So, I thought I'd put together a list of scary movies I've seen that I would consider to be some of the scariest.
I admit, I've never been a big fan of black and white movies, so many of these films aren't all that old.
Still, many are scary.
Placing them in a list wasn't easy, but I'll give it a shot:
No. 10: "Drag Me To Hell." The film came out in 2009 and I eagerly awaited its arrival. I thought it was well-made. A great concept that kept me on the edge of my seat.
No. 9: "Friday the 13th." The movie came out in 1980 and launched what felt like a million sequels. The original was the best and Jason Voorhees wasn't the villain yet.
No. 8: "Scream." The movie was released in 1996. Essentially, it made fun of the horror genre, but what a suspenseful film.
No. 7: "Jaws." Released in 1975, the opening scenes and the music say it all.
No. 6: "The Last House on the Left." Not the original, but rather, the sequel. I thought it was well-made. There's not a lot of star power, but put yourself in the shoes of those parents.
No. 5: "A Nightmare on Elm Street." Released in 1984, the film gave birth to Freddie Krueger and Johnny Depp. At least in the original, Freddie Krueger wasn't such a joke.
No. 4: "The Silence of the Lambs." Released in 1991, this movie still gives me chills.
No. 3: "Saw." The first of several, released in 2004, was very gripping, to say the least.
No. 2: "Halloween." John Carpenter's film came out in 1978 and Michael Myers was an instant villain.
No. 1: "The Thing." Again, a Carpenter film, the remake of the 1951 film was released in 1982. This film keeps me on the edge of my seat to this day.
What's your favorite scary movie?