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Best Frightening Movies

  • The Ring

    The Ring (PG-13, 2002)

    Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox, Jane Alexander
    A disturbing videotape appears to hold the power of life and death over those who view it in this of... read morefbeat thriller. A strange videotape begins making the rounds in a town in the Pacific Northwest; it is full of bizarre and haunting images, and after watching it, many viewers receive a telephone call in which they are warned they will die in seven days. A handful of teenagers who watched the tape while spending a weekend at a cabin in the mountains scoff at the threat, but as predicted, they all die suddenly on the same night. Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), the aunt of one of the ill-fated teens, is a journalist who has decided to investigate the matter and travels West with her young son, Aidan (David Dorfman), a troubled child who has been drawing pictures of strange and ominous visions. Rachel managed to find the cabin in the woods and watches the video herself; afterward, she receives the same phone call, and realizes she must solve the puzzle of the video and the person or persons behind it within a week. Rachel turns to her ex, Noah (Martin Henderson), an expert in video technology, who at first is convinced the story is a hoax until he digs deeper into the mystery. The Ring was adapted from a 1996 Japanese film by Hideo Nakata, which became a massive box-office success in Asia and spawned two sequels. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb100000469391382
      fb100000469391382: An intelligent and frightening horror film that obviously is a remake of a Japanese version. Bringing what looks like a
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb30812710
      fb30812710: One of the most genuinely, continuously frightening movies of all time.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • sambeam1
      sambeam1: It's decent for an American remake, but it doesn't have enough new ideas to be as frightening as the Japanese original.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Scream

    Scream (R, 1996)

    Neve Campbell, Liev Schreiber, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich
    The sleepy little town of Woodsboro just woke up screaming. There's a killer in their midst who's se... read moreen a few too many scary movies. Suddenly, nobody is safe, as the psychopath stalks victims, taunts them with trivia questions, then rips them to bloody shreds. It could be anybody... Sidney, the quiet high school beauty with an ugly past... Billy, her faithful boyfriend with a frustrated sex life... Tatum, her cute best friend with a answer for everything... Casey, the lovely blonde who knows her thrillers... Geeky Randy, the scary movie fanatic... Stuart, the wild partier... Gale, the overeager TV reporter... even Dewey, the syrupy-sweet police officer. The only hope is to stay one step ahead of this crazed slasher--know your trivia. The clues are there; are you good enought to see them?
    • jackhammerebm
      jackhammerebm: . Lots of blood but not over the top. The opening scene was very good & extremely suspenseful & frightening. Lots of balls killing off one of the biggest names in the movie right off the get go. A
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • p0tblack
      p0tblack: .
      I think thats why it was so frightening. But i liked it otherwise!!
      Reviewed 7 years days ago
    • redheddie
      Reviewed 7 years days ago