13 scariest horror movies ever
The Evil Dead 1981
Director Sam Raimi's CV now includes Xena: Warrior Princess and the Spider-man series, but this film was the one that kick-started his career. Bruce Campbell and the rest of the cast head off to an isolated cabin in the woods and unwittingly resurrect an ancient evil, resulting in squelchy gore, crazy camera movements and an unforgettable tree-rape. The two sequels are all about slapstick and one-liners – brilliant but without the scare factor and invention of the original.