4. Jaws

Movie: Jaws Release Date: June 20, 1975 Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss. Tag Lines: “Amity Island had everything. Clear skies. Gentle surf. Warm water. People flocked there every summer. It was the perfect feeding ground.” “The nation’s #1 best-selling novel is now the year’s most terrifying movie.” “On the Fourth…

8. Poltergeist

Movie: Poltergeist Release Date: June 4, 1982 Director: Tobe Hooper Starring: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight. Tag Lines: “From a dimension beyond the living, a terror to scare you to death.” “Mommy, Daddy, where are you?” “Its form is revealed, Its focus is clear and the games are over.” “They’re here.” “It knows…

24. Halloween

Movie: Halloween Release Date: October 25, 1978 Director: John Carpenter Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P. J. Soles, Nancy Loomis. Tag Lines: “The trick was to stay alive.” “The Night he came home.” “He’s come back.” “The Night HE Came Home!” “HE came home for HALLOWEEN.” “Everyone is entitled to one good scare.” “Trick…

31. A Nightmare on Elm Street

Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street Release Date: November 9, 1984 Director: Wes Craven Starring: John Saxon, Ronee Blakely, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Nick Corri, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund. Tag Lines: “She is the only one who can stop it… if she fails, no one survives.” “If Nancy doesn’t wake up screaming she won’t wake…

33. Aliens

Movie: Aliens Release Date: July 18, 1986 Director: James Cameron Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Paul Reiser, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton. Tag Lines: “This time there’s more.” “This time it’s war.” “There are some places in the universe you don’t go alone.” “Somewhere in deepest space, all hell is breaking loose.” “They’re Even Scarier The…

36. The Silence of the Lambs

Movie: The Silence of the Lambs Release Date: February 14, 1991 Director: Jonathan Demme Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine. Tag Lines: “Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Brilliant. Cunning. Psychotic. In his mind lies the clue to a ruthless killer. Clarice Starling, FBI. Brilliant. Vulnerable. Alone. She must trust him to stop the killer.”…

37. Scream

Movie: Scream Release Date: December 20, 1996 Director: Wes Craven Starring: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courtney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Drew Barrymore. Tag Lines: “A new thriller from Wes Craven.” “Someone Is Playing A Deadly Game, Someone Who Has Seen Way Too Many Scary Movies.” “Name The Killer! December 20th.” “He’s Taken…

58. Psycho

Movie: Psycho Release Date: September 8, 1960 Director: Alfred Hitchcock Starring: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh. Tag Lines: “The picture you MUST see from the beginning… Or not at all!… For no one will be seated after the start of… Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest shocker Psycho.” “An Alfred Hitchcock…

80. The Seventh Sign

Movie: The Seventh Sign Release Date: April 1, 1988 Director: Carl Schultz Starring: Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, Peter Friedman, J├╝rgen Prochnow. Tag Lines: “The seals have been broken. The prophecies have begun. Now only one woman can halt the end of our world.” “An ancient evil has been awakened and there is nothing you can…

88. Gremlins

Movie: Gremlins Release Date: June 8, 1984 Director: Joe Dante Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday. Tag Lines: “Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous.” “You can’t get burned seeing ‘Gremlins’!” “Steven Spielberg presents…” “Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous. We’re Here!” “What you see… isn’t always what you get.” “The Gremlins Are Coming!” “Don’t…