LJMU's top 10 scary movies

Which scary movies have made our list of favourites? Watch them if you dare...

Top ten scary movies

It’s almost that time of year again, when we huddle down and hibernate in front of the TV in search of a decent movie. If you’re in the mood for a great horror film, we’ve put together a list of our favourites.

You decide which one is best. Have your say, by casting your vote.

Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock,1960)

Not your typical stay at the Premier Inn.


Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (F. W. Murnau,1922)

Catch the silent classic that inspired countless vampire films.


The Exorcist (William Friedkin,1973)

Linda Blair sure went through a lot for this film. If you haven’t seen it yet, might be best to watch it with a friend.


The Shining (Stanley Kubrick,1980)

It's got it all: the haunted building, supernatural powers, isolation, creepy twins and a very unreliable father.


Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)

If a Swedish vampire comes knocking at your door, make sure it’s the right one…before you let them in.


Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski,1968)

Not suitable viewing for pregnant women.


The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014)

So, there really is a monster under the bed.


Halloween (John Carpenter,1978)

How many sequels are we up to now? Here's the original and best.


The Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard, 2012)

A group of teenagers, a remote cabin, the obligatory creepy gas station attendant...everything's aligned for a great horror flick – but things aren’t always as they seem.


Scream (Wes Craven,1996)

"Never ever, ever under any circumstance say: ‘I'll be right back’."


Vote for your favourite scary movie.

Don't have nightmares!

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Please note: before viewing the clips or watching these films, some of the above are rated 18 – suitable only for adults.



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