1. THE RING
Samara, mangled and unnatural, crawls out of the television set toward Noah. Oh, poor Noah. He gets quite the makeover.
2. THE GRUDGE
The vengeful, screaming ghost pulls Susan under her bed covers. I mean, aren't we meant to be safe under the bed covers?
3. HALLOWEEN (Original, 1978)
Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, hides from Michael in the closet. Don't worry, Jamie. You'll live to see a few more sequels.
4. TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (Original, 1974)
I believe there are a couple of scenes of behemoth Leatherface chasing down his victims but it never fails to give me the chills.
The aliens are coming. From above. Hicks lifts the ceiling grate and his light stops on the horde throttling toward them. For me, this is one of the best scenes in cinematic horror history.
Jamie Lee Curtis' mother gets it bad in the shower. And all she did was look pretty and steal a bunch of money from her boss. Oh, and flirt with a creepy guy who dresses up as his dead mother. Life. Is. Unfair.
7. THE SHINING
Wendy Torrance weeps and takes weak swings with a baseball bat at her crazed husband, Jack. "I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in." In the end, she had more fight in her than we all thought.
9. DRAG ME TO HELL
An unexpected ending. Christine Brown can't escape her fiery fate and gets pulled into hell wearing her nice new coat.
Night swimming=bad idea. In the opening scene of this classic flick, a naked coed does the tango with a very large man-eater.
11. DAWN OF THE DEAD (Remake, 2004)
Oh, it's the sweet little girl from next door come to pay us a visit. Wait a sec, she's missing half her face. This opening scene had me locking my doors and steering clear of my neighbors.
12. REC (Spanish version, 2007)
In the ending scene, a television reporter comes face to face with this (see above).
13. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
The sound of hooves slowly ascending the stairs. Frightening.
14. WHEN A STRANGER CALLS
"Why haven't you checked the children?" A babysitter phones the police after being harassed by a strange caller, only to find out that the calls are coming from inside the house.
16. AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
A man gets pursued by a very large werewolf through the London Underground.
17. NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET
A young Johnny Depp becomes one of Freddy Krueger's victims and ends up all over the ceiling.
This clown scene is the stuff that scars for life.