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The scariest movies of all time

We sorted through the scariest movies out there and picked the most ghoulish and jaw-dropping horror films. Sleep tight.

3. The Shining (1980)
3. The Shining (1980)
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One of the scariest movies because: Jack Nicholson is seriously freaky as crazed novelist Jack Torrance, who [spoiler alert] tries to chop his family to little bits after a particularly stressful winter.

What the critics say: "Scaring the viewer is easy... What is harder is to accentuate the horrifying aspects of things that are familiar... Kubrick isn't out for screams, but he manages to make his movie thoroughly unnerving by keeping the horror so close to home."—Janet Maslin, The New York Times



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