Halloween is almost here which means it’s time to find your friends, grab the popcorn, and sit down together to watch some of the scariest movies ever made.

Here's our list of the five scariest movies of all-time, in no particular order.

The Exorcist (1973)

This classic is about a 12-year-old girl named Regan who is possessed by a demon and her mother’s attempt to rescue her with the spiritual help of two Catholic priests. The film was the highest-grossing R-rated horror film until the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s “It.” Viewers have been said to have vomited or fainted during some of the movie’s most scary scenes, and many parents would not allow their children to see the film. "The Exorcist" was the first horror film to be nominated for an Academy Award and was nominated for 10 altogether and won Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Sound. 

The film was based on the 1949 exorcism of a 14-year-old boy named Ronald Doe who psychiatrists believe suffered from mental illness and was not actually possessed. 

Hereditary (2018)

After the deaths of the matriarch and young daughter of the Graham family, Annie Graham, her husband Steve, and her son Peter are encountered by supernatural forces and unravel terrifying secrets about their family.

"Hereditary" holds an approval rating of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. 

The Witch (2015)

This psychological horror film is set in 1630s New England where a puritan family of seven encounters supernatural forces when their baby, Samuel disappears in the woods. Katherine is devastated her baby is missing spends her days crying and praying. The family blames Thomasin, the oldest daughter for Samuel's disappearance and suspects her of witchcraft, testing the family's loyalty to one another. 

"The Witch" has an approval rating of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Sally and her paraplegic brother Franklin hear that their grandfather's farm may have been vandalized and set out with their friends to investigate it. The group is then confronted by "Leatherface," a large mute man wearing a mask made of human skin in this slasher classic.

Several countries banned the film and many theaters wouldn't show it because of its graphic violence.


The Babadook (2014)

A single mother named Amelia is forced to raise her six-year-old son Sam alone after her husband dies tragically in a car accident trying to drive her to the hospital as she was in labor. Sam begins displaying erratic behavior as he becomes an insomniac and is visited by a pale-faced humanoid monster with a top hat and taloned fingers who haunts them. 

The Australian psychological horror film has an approval rating of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.