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    21 Films That Fans Chose As The Most Perfect Horror Movies To Ever Exist In Cinematic History

    Get ready to sleep with the lights on.

    Spooky season is officially here, which means there's obviously no better time than now for a scary movie marathon.

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    When Reddit user u/Motor_Variety_4091 asked, "Which horror movie is perfect?" an endless amount of recs came through from film fanatics.

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    We've rounded up the best movies worth adding to your watch list this Halloween season. Check them out below:

    1. "For whatever reason, I never get tired of watching Poltergeist."

    Heather O'Rourke in Poltergeist
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    u/jaypeg126

    "This was the movie of my persisting childhood nightmares. But I loved and kept wanting to watch it."

    u/Extra_Bullfrog

    2. "The concepts in A Nightmare on Elm Street terrify me to even contemplate. None of the old slasher types instilled real-life fear in me."

    Heather Langenkamp in A Nightmare on Elm Street
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    3. "The original Carrie (1976) captures the horrors of teenage girlhood brilliantly."

    Sissy Spacek in Carrie
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    4. "The first Scream was a great mix of horror and comedy while also being a parody of horror movie tropes."

    Drew Barrymore in Scream
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    5. "Halloween. It’s a suspense masterpiece."

    Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween
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    6. "Psycho (1960). It gave audiences of the day quite a scare and set the bar for horror and suspense thrillers for decades to come. Perfect."

    Anthony Perkins in Psycho
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    7. "The Exorcist. Still the scariest."

    Max Von Sydow in the Exorcist
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    8. "Candyman (1992)."

    Tony Todd in Candyman
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    9. "The Thing."

    Kurt Russell in the Thing
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    10. "The Blair Witch Project."

    Heather Donahue in the Blair Witch Project
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    "I know the whole 'found footage' genre has been done to death now, but this was one of the first movies to adopt this method, and it worked beautifully. You have to remember that this movie came out before the internet/social media...so when the marketing material claimed it was real, there really wasn’t much of a way to disprove it.

    I still remember leaving the cinema as a 15-year-old shaking with fear. A superbly made, suspenseful horror movie, which still holds up to this day."

    u/massivebumwizard

    11. "The Shining."

    Jack Nicholson in the Shining
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    u/FoxlyticalXD

    "Not only one of the scariest movies ever made, it is technically perfect as well. Every camera zoom, even scene, every edit, the sound editing, music, the sets, and the camerawork. Even the performances Kubrick got out of the actors were perfect."

    u/stanfan114

    12. "The Others."

    Nicole Kidman in the Others
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    u/corgi_crazy

    "This is one of my favorite movies of all time, regardless of genre. The ambiance is so palpable. All of the actors deliver so hard. And the plot keeps you on your toes the whole damn time. SUCH a good movie."

    u/kobayashi___maru

    13. "Hellraiser scared me so much when I was a kid that I still don't watch it."

    Doug Bradley in Hellraiser
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    14. "The Conjuring. It has some terrifying scenes, like the basement scenes, and the wardrobe scene. It's just terrifying.

    Vera Farmiga in the Conjuring
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    15. "Army of Darkness."

    Bruce Campbell in Army of Darkness
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    16. "Hereditary."

    Toni Collette in Hereditary
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    17. "Cabin in the Woods."

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    u/Lord_Blackthorn

    "This is one that stands out as the only horror-ish movie that I never would’ve been able to predict the outcome in a million years."

    u/Deadlifts_n_Riffs

    18. "First movie that came to mind was Signs. A slow build from crop circles to full-scale alien invasion. As far as psych horror goes, that’s my favorite."

    Rory Culkin, Joaquin Phoenix and Abigail Breslin in Signs
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    19. "The Strangers."

    Kip Weeks in the Strangers
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    u/soundecember

    "That scared the bejeezus out of me. I haven’t watched it a second time, but I want to."

    u/CoopedUp1313

    20. "Trick 'r Treat."

    Sam in Trick 'r Treat
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    u/CheeseyCrakerz

    "Love this and is a staple every Halloween."

    u/armypantsnflipflops

    21. "Saw."

    Leigh Whannell in Saw
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    u/B1gChuckDaddySr

    "We actually checked closets and our basement when we got home after watching that at the movies. It scared us that badly."

    u/CardboardChewingGum

    Which horror movie(s) would you add to this list? Share your pick in the comments!

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