It's Halloween, so grab the popcorn and scare yourself silly. Salon counts down ghoulish classics guaranteed to do the trick.
- The Exorcist (1973): Despite the years and the hype, this tale of diabolical possession is still Hollywood's most ominous venture into the supernatural.
- Halloween (1978): The movie that spawned countless psycho-slasher imitations remains the best of its kind.
- The Shining (1980): That hotel is still the scariest place on Earth no matter how often it gets revisited.
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974): Possibly the scariest movie ever made, until the slaughter starts lunging into slapstick territory.
- Night of the Living Dead (1968): George Romero's "zombie epiphany" is the unrivaled king of the undead genre.
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