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What is your favorite scary movie?

Everyone has seen at least one scary movie that leaves a lasting impression.

I saw mine when I was a freshman in college. “Candyman” is inspired by the urban legend of Bloody Mary, only in the movie, if you look in a mirror and say “Candyman” five times, he’ll appear behind you and kill you with a hook.

'Candyman' isn't so sweet if you want to go to sleep after watching it.

'Candyman' isn't so sweet if you want to go to sleep after watching it.

“Candyman” was the last of a horror movie marathon that I and the other residents on my dorm floor had decided to have. We started with “April Fool’s Day,” watched something unmemorable, then someone put it in. When it ended at 5 a.m., I refused to go to the communal bathroom, with all of those mirrors, by myself.

The great thing about scary movies is that everyone is frightened by something different. One friend is terrified by “It” because of Pennywise the clown. Another has issues with “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” even though it’s considered a children’s movie, because of the Oompa Loompas. And the chocolate pipe that sucks up Augustus.

So what is your favorite scary movie? What about it makes it your favorite?

In case you need inspiration, check out our galleries of horror movie villains and can’t-miss zombie movies. Also, see how well you know horror flicks with our scary movie quiz.

107 comments Add your comment

BP

October 31st, 2010
6:52 am

The Fearless Vampire Killers Staring Sharon Tate!

Tinachi

October 31st, 2010
7:24 am

1. Halloween
2. Friday the 13th
3. Salem Lot
4. IT
5. Amityville Horror
6. Children Of the Corn
7. Omen
8. The Bats
6.

Mark

October 31st, 2010
7:59 am

Phantasm…The Birds…Poltergeist…The Shining

Buzz G

October 31st, 2010
8:37 am

An Inconvenient Truth.

What’s frightening about it is that people actually believe the crap Al Gore is shoveling at them.

S

October 31st, 2010
9:08 am

Salem’s Lot…I am from Maine and Stephen King was a professor when I was in college. I had read the book and later saw the movie. When the movie was over, about 11 pm) I had to walk a mile and a half to get home. I walked from the downtown area towards the less habitated areas. Then every time I walked under a street lamp…it went out! After 3 of these lights going out I took off running. Inever ran so fast in my life! I don’t think I slept for a week after that!

Darlene

November 1st, 2010
12:22 am

The Flying Biscuit…hands down.

Gary

November 2nd, 2010
2:40 pm

Paranormal Activity and The Village, both scary and suspenseful without being gory.