After scaring the ourselves silly, we've managed to compile the ten scariest movies of all time right in time for Halloween.
10. Nosferatu (1922)
"Is this your wife? What a lovely throat."
While not the first horror film ever made, Nosferatu is the first popular one. Even by today’s standards there’s something strikingly eerie about this film. Though you probably won’t lose much sleep over it, your great-grandfather will.
9. The Exorcist (1973)
"The Power of Christ compels you!"
Landmark horror film about a 12-year-old girl possessed by an evil spirit as the exorcist tries to save her. If you haven't watched this film in a while we recommend you check out the director's cut. Good luck trying to sleep afterward.
8. Alien (1979)
"Bones are bent outward like he exploded from inside..."
This film plays on a number of fears, the fear of the unknown, isolation, technology and of course, the fear of a monster bursting out of your chest, transforming into a 7 foot tall killer bug and chasing you around a jungle of pipes and corridors.
7. The Shining (1980)
Arguably one of the best films ever made, Jack Nicholson’s slow devolution from the unhinged yet loving Jack Torrance to snarling family-murdering psychopath is sublime and horrifying at the same time.
6. Poltergeist (1982)
Steven Spielberg at his best portraying the progressively sinister actions of an otherworldly spook in an everyday suburban home. Even such mundane things as a toy clown and a tree become the stuff of nightmares.
5. Scream (1996)
"I'll be right back!"
The film that spawned a thousand prank calls and revitalized the horror genre in the 1990s.
4. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
"I'm afraid to close my eyes, I'm afraid to open them."
The Blair Witch Project is famous for bringing the world viral marketing and the first ‘found footage’ film. The only people who shudder more than those watching it are movie producers thinking about the sequel.
3. The Ring (2002)
"She never sleeps."
A chilling tale about a reporter, her creepily detached son, a haunted video tape and the most terrifying little girl ever to grace the screen. If this film gets its hooks in you, you’ll not sleep for a week.
2. Saw (2004)
"Live or die. Make your choice."
A film so good it spawned six sequels, the original however remains the modern classic. It raises the brilliant question “how far would you go to carry on living should a nutcase happen to lock you in a filthy, trap-filled room?”
1. Paranormal Activity (2007)
"I feel it. I feel it breathing on me."
There’s an old adage that says: “Things that go bump in the mind are scarier than things that go bump in the night.” The person who said that never watched this film, which plays off you being able to see what the characters can’t. Watch it a second time to notice all manner of weirdness that slipped under your radar the first time round.
Follow Red Bull on Twitter for the latest news, updates and exclusive info.