I have always been a sucker for horror movies. Good horror movies. They can be pretty hard to find.
Entertainment Weekly magazine this week. I have seen all the films on the list and actually pretty much concur with the findings, although I would put The Strangers at the top of the list. That film creeped me out big time, and I'm pretty jaded when it comes to horror. I was also disappointed that Audition, a Japanese horror movie that I would say was the most disturbing film I've ever seen and that's saying a lot. But then I looked it up and saw that it had been released just over ten years ago, so wouldn't qualify. There was one, though, that I was disappointed not to see on the list: Let the Right One In. I really, really loved that one, but it's probably pretty low on the public's radar to make a mass poll like the one below.
Anyway, here are the results of EW's poll regarding the scariest films of the last decade:
The Orphanage (4%)
28 Days Later (12%)
The Strangers (12%)
The Descent (14%)
Paranormal Activity (18%)
The Ring (27%)
Really, The Ring was the scariest? I liked it okay, but would hardly put it at the top of the list. If I were to reorder the list, I would put it in the following order, from scariest to least scariest:
28 Days Later
The last entry on my list was an excellent film, but more heartrending than scary.
What's your scariest movie of the last decade?