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Lucky7Star’s Visit to “Haunted Hamilton’s Top 100 Scariest Movies of All Time”

October 26, 2006

I was checking on the web just browsing along singing a song and just happened  across “Haunted Hamilton’s Top 100 Scariest Movies of All Time”  This list is a pretty good take on the Hollywood horror which most of us have come to claim as our own…  This is a great list but to be fair I’m going to pick out a few of my personal choices and do a review.  I think maybe, for me, “The Night of the Living Dead” has got to be one of the most freaky scary movies of all time, not just because John A. Russo was one of the writer creators for this but also the masterpiece “Scream Queen’s Naked Christmas” With Christine Cavalier playing in her sex kitten Scream Queen breakout role… Talk about your scary movies! Yikes!!! But this is true low budget horror… Hollywood eat your heart out! Atta a gal Go get’em Christine…  I’ll be home for Christmas if this is under the tree for sure!  But I thought it would be fun in a Spooktacular kind of way to combine the Yuletide with Halloween and just have one spooky long holiday season… It looks like we are already to that now with a little lunch break at Thanks giving… So here are some selections that I thought looked fun for the Saturium Season cheer and besides everyone can leave their selection in the comment section of this blog as to their choice for the most scary movie of all.  And thanks to the “Haunted Hamilton” for today’s selection. Well, if you like visit and leave any comments on the Doctor Buzzard’s Tasteless Tonic and Medicine Show!  (Use the submit news section).

 Compiled by Stephanie Lechniak-Cumerlato

As   chosen by us here at Haunted Hamilton, the following is a list of   our favourite scariest movies. Scare the pants off yourselves this   Halloween with the creepiest flicks of all time. Go rent ’em, and   freak yourself out with psychotic kids, serial killers and attic-rattling   ghosts in the comfort of your own home. Take our poll on the right,   and let us know what you’re favourite scary movie is!

**   The list is in no particular order   (well, except for our ultimate favourites at the very top!)Haunted   Hamilton’s Top 100 Scariest Movies of All Time 

poster   The   ExorcistHead-spinning   and projectile vomiting are just the beginning in a movie that   features some of the most disturbing religious perversions on   film.
Shinging   The   ShiningIs anything   scarier than Jack Nicholson going out of his gourd? Oh yeah, creepy   twin girls and a hallway of blood.
nightlivingdead     Night of the Living DeadReleased in   1968 this was a true low budget horror masterpiece that most probably   paved the way for all scary movies of its time.
halloween_movie_changeling   The   ChangelingRemember those   red, blue and white striped rubber balls? They’ll freak you out   after seeing this movie!
halloween_movie_theothers.gif   The   OthersA prime example   of the fact that you don’t need blood and guts to make a movie   scary as hell.You’re   mad, i am your daughter!” (sorry, couldn’t resist!)
halloween_movie_evildead.jpg     The   Evil DeadLow-budget   screams: Cult hero Bruce Campbell hacks up his buddies with an   ax and Sam Raimi scores first blood as director. “Dead   by Dawn!”
halloween_movie_rosemary.jpg     Rosemary’s   BabySex with Satan?   Mia Farrow unwittingly beds the beast in this chilling fable.   And yes, he’s scarier than Woody Allen.
halloween_movie_stfrancisville.gif   The   St. Francisville ExperimentFour people   – a psychic, a ghost-hunter, a filmmaker and a historian – all   trained in the paranormal and equipped with cameras, fly to Louisiana   to investigate a haunted house, plagued by the spirits of slaves   who endured the most grisly and unspeakable tortures known to   man.
halloween_movie_petsematary.gif   Pet   SematarySometimes   dead is better. Another utterly creepy tale from horror-meister   Stephen King.
halloween_movie_haunted.gif   HauntedWhen a man   investigates an alleged haunting at a secluded mansion in the   country, he is horrified by strange occurences, shocked by the   mansion’s dreadful history and entranced by the young woman who   resides in the menacing house.
halloween_movie_sixthsense.gif   The   Sixth SenseFrightening   supernatural thriller involves psychologist encountering child   visited by the dead. The haunting visuals, twisting plot, brooding   tone will chill mainstream horror seekers, while ample nail-biting   tension satisfies suspense addicts. I see dead people!
halloween_movie_halloween.gif   HalloweenMasked psycho   Michael Myers gives Jamie Lee Curtis one scary night of baby-sitting   in a groundbreaking flick that buries its unworthy sequels.
halloween_movie_salemslot.gif   Salem’s   LotFrom horror-meister   Stephen King: The pint-sized bloodsuckers summon the biggest scares   in this vampire flick that doesn’t bite.
halloween_movie_carnivalofsouls.jpg   Carnival   of SoulsThe ’60s “Sixth   Sense”? Church organist sees dead people, in a cult classic   that proves black and white is still scary.
halloween_movie_dawndead.gif   Dawn   of the DeadA crowd-free   shopping mall sounds like a dream, but brain-munching zombies   turn it into a gruesome nightmare.
halloween_movie_texas.gif     The   Texas Chainsaw MassacreIt’s common   sense to avoid guys named Leatherface who own chainsaws, a lesson   this flick teaches with gory gusto.   SuspiriaIt’s a bad   time to be in ballet when fellow students are getting stabbed,   hanged and tortured. Watch this with the lights out.
halloween_movie_elmstreet.gif   Nightmare   on Elm StreetIf Nancy doesn’t   wake up screaming she won’t wake up at all.
halloween_movie_friday.gif   Friday   the 13thTwenty years   earlier, Camp Crystal Lake was shut down after the mysterious   death of a young boy and a couple of counselors. Now, one by one,   camp counselors seem to drop dead as they engage in acts of pre-martial   sex, smoking dope, and drinking.
halloween_movie_psycho.gif   PsychoAnother reason   to be scared of motel bathrooms.   CarrieThis terrifying   adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling horror novel, primarily   the climax in the school gym will linger forever in your memory.
halloween_movie_blairwitch.gif   The   Blair Witch ProjectSee if you   ever feel like going into the woods alone again after seeing this   movie!
halloween_movie_blairwitch2.gif   Book   of Shadows: Blair Witch 2This “fictional   reenactment of real events” has tourists flocking to Burkittsville,   Maryland to see evidence of the original film and its underlying   mythology.
halloween_movie_peoplestairs.gif   The   People Under the StairsA bookish   and poverty-stricken young boy becomes involved in a scheme in   order to pay for his mother’s operation but is met with unsuspecting   horrors.   The   OmenLurid chiller   about ambassador who unwittingly adopts the son of Satan.   StigmataWhen a woman   begins exhibiting the characteristics of Stigmata (spontaneously   bleeding from the wrists and forehead, speaking in Aramaic), a   Vatican envoy is deployed to investigate whether the afflictions   are demonic or divine.
halloween_movie_stirofechoes.gif   Stir   of EchoesKevin Bacon begins   seeing the ghost of a neighborhood girl who was murdered years before.  
halloween_movie_cronos.gif   CronosA bizarre   take on vampirism, this Mexican horror-fantasy tells of an alchemist   who creates a scarab-like device that will give its user eternal   youth and even restore life to the dead…but at a chilling price.   Centuries later, an aging antique store owner finds the device   and falls under its spell, but a dying millionaire wants it for   himself.
halloween_movie_dragonfly.gif   DragonflyA man believes   that his deceased wife is trying to communicate with him through   the near-death experiences of her patients.
halloween_movie_ghost.gif   GhostAlright, so   this one really isn’t scary, but it is about a ghost and who can   resist watching Patrick Swaze and Demi Moore molding clay to “Unchained   Melody?”
halloween_movie_mothman.gif   The   Mothman PropheciesA movie based   on the true events that happened in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
halloween_movie_amityville.gif   The   Amityville HorrorThe brutal   murder of six people just one year previous causes the new tenants   some restless nights, to say the least!
halloween_movie_childsplay.gif   Child’s   PlayI couldn’t   look at my talking “Cricket” doll the same way ever   again after seeing this movie.
halloween_movie_poltergeist.gif   Poltergeist“They’re   here”
halloween_movie_ladyinwhite.gif   Lady   in WhiteA young boy,   after seeing the ghost of a little murdered girl, attempts to   find the killer, only to find that he is being stalked by the   murderer.
halloween_movie_thebirds.gif   The   Birds As with most   of Hichcocks films the tension is expertly built up throughout   the film. And to think, i’m still a bird watcher after compiling   this list! 🙂
halloween_movie_jeepers.gif   Jeepers   Creepers This film   gives a new and chilling meaning to the old song “Jeepers   Creepers”.
halloween_movie_rockyhorror.gif   The   Rocky Horror Picture ShowA musical   sci-fi satire about an alien transvestite named Frank-n-Furter   who is building the perfect man while playing sexual games with   his virginal visitors.
halloween_movie_childrencorn.gif   Children   of the CornHorror film   about a naive couple encountering a Nebraskan town filled with   demonic kids.
halloween_movie_houseonhauntedhill.gif   House   on Haunted HillDecades after   an insane asylum was closed down, five strangers are invited to   spend a night there. Their reward is a million dollars each. All   they have to do is stay alive.
halloween_movie_hellhouse.gif   The   Legend of Hell HouseExceptionally   tense tale of parapsychologists spending a week in haunted mansion.    
halloween_movie_deadofnight.gif   Dead   of the NightDead of Night   is a classic horror anthology from 1946 that effectively plays   on those timeless fears. A man has been summoned to a house with   a group of strangers and begins to predict certain events will   happen as they do in his dreams including tales of a possessed   mirror, a sinister ventriloquist’s dummy, and an eerie premonition   of death.
halloween_movie_endofdays.gif   End   of DaysA chilling,   horrific thriller set at the cusp of the millennium. End of Days   tells the story of a man who finds himself pulled into a web of   supernatural intrigue when he discovers that the fate of mankind   rests with the safety of a woman who is pursued by the ultimate   evil.
halloween_movie_thehaunting.gif   The   Haunting This original   movie from 1963 is arguably the best ghost movie of its time,   achieving great, chilling results with minimal high-tech tricks.   It definitely scared me!
http://challoween_movie_burntofferings.gif   Burnt   Offerings   A   family rents a huge old summer house only to find that its spirit   is in control of the estate.
halloween_movie_theentity.jpg   The   Entity Based upon   a drama that really happened in Los Angeles, this is a story of   a young woman who is regularly attacked by an invisible ‘entity’.  
halloween_movie_innocents.gif   The   InnocentsOriginally   promoted as the first truly “adult” chiller of the big   screen.
halloween_movie_theuninvited.gif   The   UninvitedSpooky ghost   story from 1944 about young couple investigating their haunted   house.
halloween_movie_signs.gif   SignsSigns is the   story of a ordinary farmer who is blown into the limelight when   strange crop circles begin appearing on his land. Definitely a   scary movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to   find out what will happen next!
halloween_movie_lostsouls.gif   Lost   Souls A modern thriller   in which faith battles reason, a young woman becomes aware of   a conspiracy to enable the Devil to walk the earth in human form.   To defeat the prophesy, she must convince a respected New York   crime journalist, who is devoid of faith, that he is in fact the   target of the conspiracy.  
halloween_movie_gingersnaps.gif   Ginger   Snaps This movie   is incredibly creepy – and filmed locally too! In this modern   werewolf tale, sisters Ginger and Brigitte are ostracized by their   town because of their morbid inclinations. Soon after being attacked   by a wolf, Ginger begins to exhibit strange nocturnal behavior.   Now Brigitte must decide whether to save herself or join Ginger   in otherworldly doings.
halloween_movie_thering.gif   The   Ring It sounded   like just another urban legend — a videotape filled with nightmarish   images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer’s death   in exactly seven days. Allowing her investigative curiosity to   get the better of her, a woman tracks down the video and watches   it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery of the   “Ring.”
halloween_movie_fromhell.gif   From   Hell Based upon   the legendary serial killer “Jack The Ripper”, inspector   Frederick Abberline (Johnny Depp) investigates the mysterious   murders of prostitutes within the Whitechapel district of London.  
halloween_movie_13ghosts.gif   13   Ghosts A family inherits   a spectacular old house from an eccentric uncle but there’s just   one problem, the house seems to have a dangerous agenda all its   own. Trapped in their new home by strangely shifting walls, the   family encounters powerful and vengeful entities that threaten   to annihilate anyone in their path.
halloween_movie_hellraiser.gif   HellraiserIn the upper   room of his ancestral house just outside London, Frank Cotton   is raising Hell…literally! In   his possession is a mysterious puzzle box. Legend has it that   if opened, spirits will come forth from the box and give the ultimate   insensual ecstacy. Frank opens the box and quickly learns that   the spirits bring not pleasure, but insufferable pain.
halloween_movie_beetlejuice.gif   BeetlejuiceHow do a couple   of nice young homebody ghosts get rid of a pack of pretentious,   trend-setting human beings who have taken over their house and   threaten to make it unlivable — even for the dead? And what does   the couple do when the wraith they call on for assistance turns   out to be demonic?
halloween_movie_nightmarexmas.gif   The   Nightmare Before ChristmasDespite having   recently presided over a very successful Halloween, Jack Skellington,   aka the Pumpkin King, is bored with his job and feels that life   in Halloweenland lacks meaning. Then he stumbles upon Christmastown   and promptly decides to make the Yuletide his own.
halloween_movie_dracula_lugosi.gif   Dracula   (1931)A Transylvanian   vampire (Bela Lugosi) enslaves his real estate agent and moves   to London. There, he meets his match in a Jewish scientist.
halloween_movie_dracula.gif   Bram   Stoker’s DraculaBased on the   Victorian horror novel written by Bram Stoker in 1897, about the   vampire Dracula, who is on a quest to be eternally reunited with   the one woman he ever loved. Dracula travels from Transylvania   to London to find the young woman who is the double image of the   love he lost centuries earlier.
Added   October 2005
halloween_movie_emilyrose.jpg   The   Exorcism of Emily RoseTells a riveting   horror story while tackling substantial issues of religious and   spiritual belief. It’s based on the true story of Anneliese Michel,   a German student who believed she was possessed by demons, and   whose death during an attempted exorcism in 1976 led to the conviction   of two priests on charges of negligent manslaughter.
halloween_movie_thevillage.gif   The   VillageThe population   of a small, isolated countryside village believe that their alliance   with the mythical creatures that inhabit the forest around them,   is coming to an end. As with other M. Night Shyamalan movies,   you can expect a great twist at the end!
halloween_movie_theeye.jpg   The   Eye One of our   favourite scary movies! We’ve seen it several times and still   get creeped out! FYI: You’ll never want to be in an evevator alone   after this!
halloween_movie_grudge.gif   The   GrudgeBy far one   of the scariest movies… especially the stairs scene! And that   breathy, clicking throat sound will live long in horror history!
halloween_movie_juon.gif   Ju-OnThe original   Japanese version of The Grudge. What makes this possibly even   scarier than the remake is that no special effects were used.   Ghostly techniques were all with make-up!
halloween_movie_jurei.gif   Ju-Rei   (The Uncanny)Another creepy   Japanese flick that kind of moves in “backwards mode”.   Pretty creepy but the shots after something scary happens is way   too long. I mean, do we need to see a woman scared in her hospital   bed for like 5 minutes straight before it moves to a different   angle?
halloween_movie_wrongturn.jpg   Wrong   Turn I loved this   movie! Saw it several times. It was filmed locally at the Webster’s   Falls and Spencer’s Gorge area too! Plus, i’m a huge Eliza Dushku   fan (from the good ole’ Buffy days!) 
halloween_movie_joyride.jpg   JoyrideWith a group   of adolescent teens running the show, i was iffy on the possible   scariness. Boy was i in for a treat. Not only was it scary (candycane…!!),   but Steve Z ahn had me in stitches several times too!
halloween_movie_saw.gif   SawWith a dead   body laying between them, two men (Whannell and Elwes) wake up   in the secure lair of a serial killer who’s been nicknamed “Jigsaw”   by the police because of his unusual calling card. Refreshing   to see such a unique thriller/horror movie. And, boy, what an   ending. A sequel is about to be released now too!
halloween_movie_openwater.gif   Open   Water Who would   have thought a movie shot almost entirely in the water could be   this scary! My heard was racing through the entire thing! It felt   like it was very “real” due to the simple camera techniques.
halloween_movie_session9.jpg   Session   9 The first   time i watched this, i thought it was too slow. The second time,   i thoroughly enjoyed it! (and understood it a bit better!)
halloween_movie_jacket.gif   The   Jacket A military   veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee   his death and is left with questions that could save his life   and those he loves. I loved this movie! I’m a huge fan of Keira   Knightley, although, Adrien Brody madet his movie if you ask me!  
halloween_movie_28dayslater.jpg   28   Days LaterSuch an excellent   zombie movie! At the time of release, barely anybody knew about   newcomer Cillian Murphy, but now you can see him as the bad guy   in Batman Begins and Red Eye!
halloween_movie_shaun.gif   Shaun   of the DeadA man decides   to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend,   reconciling his relationship with his mother and dealing with   an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the   living. Excellent movie! Loved it to pieces!
halloween_movie_ninthgate.gif   The   Ninth GateRare book   sleuth Dean Corso has been hired to find the two other existing   copies of the 17th century Book of the Nine Doors, reputed to   hold the key to conjuring Satan. Johnny Depp in another scary   movie! I love this one though. Any kind of movie where very creepy   research is involved always gets my cranks turning!    
halloween_movie_amityville_remake.gif   The   Amityville Horror (remake)Couldn’t wait   to see this in theatres. Being a huge fan of Ryan Reynolds, i   was biting my lip wanting to burst out laughing just at his facial   expressions. Still some creepy moments (if you have your speakers   turned up really loud!)
halloween_movie_cabinfever.jpg   Cabin   Fever I couldn’t   shave my legs for days after seeing this movie (lucky Dan!) Watch   the movie and you know what i mean! Oh, and good luck trying to   get a not-so-happy-camper to go into the woods with you after   seeing this! Excellent movie all-around (just gross!) Remeniscent   of Evil Dead.
halloween_movie_dawndead.gif   Dawn   of the Dead 2004This movie   was pretty cool (i like the mall setting). Be sure to watch the   “hidden” video footage of the boat trying to leave!   Creepy indeed. Oh, and i love Sarah Polley (my Road to Avonlea   days!)
halloween_movie_donniedarko.gif   Donnie   Darko Remind me   never to buy any more stuffed bunnies. Cool movie that has become   a cult classic! And Jake Gyllenhaal is excellent!
halloween_movie_ring.jpg   RinguThe original   Japanese movie to the now popular “The Ring”.
halloween_movie_residentevil.jpg   Resident   Evil If you’re   into the whole video game to movie trend, and gooey, gorey stuff,   (or Mila Jovanovich) you’ll like this.
halloween_movie_tcm03.jpg   The   Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)Remake of   the original. Too freakish for my liking.
halloween_movie_they.jpg   TheyA movie where   your nightmares become reality! Pretty neat movie with an even   creepier “hand gluing together” scene. Yuck!
halloween_movie_cursed.jpg   CursedNot just another   werewolf movie! This one was actually kinda cool… not really   scary though… just… cool! Christina Ricci is really good in   it.
halloween_movie_americangothic.gif   American   Gothic A bunch of   teens get lost in the woods and find a freakish family in the   middle of nowhere. Very Deliverance-like!
halloween_movie_snowwhite.gif   Snow   White: A Tale of TerrorA creepy spin   on the classic tale of this fairy tale! I saw it ages ago and   just loved it! Sigourney Weaver is just fantastic as the devilish   stepmother.
halloween_movie_secretwindow.gif   Secret   Window Meh. This   movie was boring if you ask me. The only thing that made up for   it was Johnny Depp being in the cast. Oh, and John Turturro..   he’s good too!
halloween_movie_houseofwax.gif   House   of Wax (2005)Haven’t seen   this remake yet, but you know it’s going to be super scary with   Paris Hilton in it! Do you “loves it?”
halloween_movie_exorcistbegin.gif   Exorcist:   The BeginningI suppose   i’m one of the rare few that actually liked this movie?
halloween_movie_babyjane.gif   What   Ever Happened to Baby Jane?Baby Jane   was a child star. When she grows up she is forgotten by the public.   Instead her sister Blanche gets famous as a Hollywood actress.   Blanche gets physically handicapped after a mysterious car accident.   She lives in a room and Jane has to take care of Blanche. But   Jane hates Blanche! Such a creepy old movie with Bette Davis!
halloween_movie_scream.gif   Scream   Trilogy Had to put   this in here! All of these movies have become a cult classic,   and i admit, i got freaked out a bit while watching them!
halloween_movie_skeletonkey.jpg   The   Skeleton KeySet largely   in the dark backwoods just outside of New Orleans, this movie   stars Kate Hudson as Caroline, a live-in nurse hired to care for   an elderly woman’s ailing husband in their home. I liked the voodoo   spin on this unique ‘ghost’ movie and the ending was just so cool!
halloween_movie_whitenoise.gif   White   Noise Here i was   excited to see a movie come out that completely explores EVP (Electronic   Voice Phenomenon). Such a disappointment (could the end be any   more cheesier?) I even saw an interview of Michael Keaton practically   making fun of the entire premise!  
halloween_movie_darkness.gif   DarknessSeven children,   faceless people, a circle that must be completed. This movie was   semi-creepy. Very slow, but the scary parts were good.
halloween_movie_hideandseek.gif   Hide   and SeekThis movie   leads you on, only to disappoint you in the end.
halloween_movie_boogeyman.gif   BoogeymanAnd you thought   your closet was just for clothes!! We didn’t like this movie…   it could have been done so much better as the story is really   cool.
halloween_movie_stranger.gif   When   a Stranger CallsHigh school   student Jill Johnson is traumatized over an evening of babysitting   by a caller who repeatedly asks, “Have you checked the children   lately?” After notifying the police, Jill is told that the   calls are coming from inside the house. Thank heavens i saw this   AFTER i finished my babysitting years!
halloween_movie_stranger.gif   IdentityStranded at   a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rainstorm, ten strangers   become acquainted with each other when they realize that they’re   being killed off one by one. This one totally freaked me out!   Quite scary!
halloween_movie_sleepyhollow.gif   Sleepy   Hollow I can’t believe   i missed this one! I thought i had already put this on the list   years ago! Awesome movie based on the legend of Constable Icabod   Crane and the headless horseman!
halloween_movie_ring2.gif   The   Ring TwoThe sequel   to the blockbuster hit The Ring. I didn’t find this movie scary   one bit. I’ve seen enough of Samara in part one, and the “Scary   Movie” version!
halloween_movie_americanpsycho.gif   American   Psycho Not so much   a horror movie as it is a dramatic thriller. Not for kids though!   Too much sex, drugs and violence all rolled up into one movie.   Christian Bale is great at Patrick Bateman. And i’ve caught myself   in a “business card” moment several times before seeing   this movie, so now i feel like a total geek!



Do   you have any more spooky movies that you’d like to add? Please visit   our message board thread titled Scariest Movies of All Time and post   your own, or feel free to comment on the ones above. Scariest   Movies of All TimeHH   Message Board Thread



5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2007 12:42 am

    Thanks for sharing my article! 🙂
    I keep meaning to add more movies!

  2. April 9, 2007 7:40 am

    Good site!!!

  3. July 14, 2007 2:20 am

    This is probably one of the best scary movie lists on the internet, if not the best.

    Keep up the good work.


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