13 scariest horror movies ever

The Orphanage (2007)

Everyone knows that small children are just about the scariest thing you can put in a horror film – Kubrick famously rammed that home with those twins in The Shining. This one is set in an old orphanage, full of children, some of whom might not be so alive or friendly.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The genius behind The Texas Chainsaw Massacre lies in what you don't see. The iconic Leatherface, his trusty chainsaw and his twisted cannibalistic family create the same bowel-emptying fear today as they did 36 years ago.

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Ringu (1998)

This Japanese classic (remade in the US as The Ring) is still iconic for the infamous scene in which the little girl in desperate need of a haircut crawls out of a television. A no-nonsense supernatural horror flick that we strongly recommend you watch on a projector screen while your TV's safely locked away. Now if you’ll excuse us, our phone’s ringing…

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