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"Heeeeere's Johnny!" Jack Nicholson is terrifying as Jack Torrance in 1980's "The Shining," directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on Stephen King's 1977 horror novel.

Scariest horror movies of all time

"The Shining," "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Psycho" are scary any time of year, but there's no better season than Halloween to watch some of the most frightening films ever made. Did your favorites make our list?

"Psycho"

Actress Janet Leigh as Marion Crane in the
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Actress Janet Leigh as Marion Crane in the famous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 thriller, "Psycho."

"Nightmare on Elm Street"

Freddy Krueger from Wes Craven's 1984 slasher film
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Freddy Krueger from Wes Craven's 1984 slasher film "Nightmare on Elm Street."

"A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master"

Robert Englund returns as Freddy Krueger in
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Robert Englund returns as Freddy Krueger in "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master" (1988).

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"The Shining"

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"Heeeeere's Johnny!" Jack Nicholson is terrifying as Jack Torrance in 1980's "The Shining," directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on Stephen King's 1977 horror novel.

"Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

A deformed, chainsaw-wielding killer stalks and hunts a
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A deformed, chainsaw-wielding killer stalks and hunts a group of young friends in the 2003 "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake, directed by Marcus Nispel.

"The Exorcist"

Max Von Sydow and Linda Blair in Warner
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Max Von Sydow and Linda Blair in Warner Bros.Pictures' 1973 classic, "The Exorcist," based on the 1971 novel.

"The Omen 666"

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"The Omen 666," a 2006 remake of the 1976 horror classic, takes the tale of the coming of the Antichrist personified as a young boy named Damien (Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick) to an even more thrilling and visceral level.

"Rosemary's Baby"

Mia Farrow, right, Ruth Gordon, center, and Patsy
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Mia Farrow, right, Ruth Gordon, center, and Patsy Kelly in the 1968 movie "Rosemary's Baby." Gordon played the kindly-but-meddling-witch-next-door, and Farrow was the pregnant Rosemary in the movie.

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"Silence of the Lambs"

Anthony Hopkins, right, as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in
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Anthony Hopkins, right, as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in 1991's "Silence of the Lambs," directed by Jonathan Demme.

"The Blair Witch Project"

Heather Donahue turns the camera on herself during
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Heather Donahue turns the camera on herself during her confession scene from the 1999 low-budget horror film, "The Blair Witch Project."

"Jaws"

A scene from the classic
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A scene from the classic "Jaws" (1975) directed by Steven Spielberg.

"Alien"

A shaken Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) reacts to the
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A shaken Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) reacts to the horrors unfolding around her in the 1979 movie "Alien."

"Seven"

Brad Pitt, left, and Morgan Freeman star as
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Brad Pitt, left, and Morgan Freeman star as detectives tracking down a serial killer obsessed with the seven deadly sins in "Seven."

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"The Thing"

Kate (Mary Elizabeth WInstead) knows it's kill or
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Kate (Mary Elizabeth WInstead) knows it's kill or be killed in the 2011's "The Thing," a remake of the 1982 sci-fi horror. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they're infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.

"Eraserhead"

Jack Nance in David Lynch's surrealist horror,
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Jack Nance in David Lynch's surrealist horror, "Eraserhead" (1977).

"Halloween"

Jamie Lee Curtis in a scene from the
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Jamie Lee Curtis in a scene from the 1978 horror film classic, "Halloween," directed by John Carpenter.

"Night of the Living Dead"

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"Night of the Living Dead" (1968) directed by George A. Romero.

"Diabolique"

The wife (Isabelle Adjani, left) and mistress (Sharon
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The wife (Isabelle Adjani, left) and mistress (Sharon Stone) of a cruel school headmaster plot his murder in "Diabolique" (1996), directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik and based on the 1955 French film "Les Diaboliques."

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