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The kids are out of the house or sound asleep in bed, and it's a dark and spooky night. Time to hit play on some of the scariest and most gruesome movies ever.

Halloween is all about getting scared. For scary movie buffs, we've compiled a list of the top 13 scariest movies of all time! They are gruesome, terrifying and hair-raising; they’re definitely for adults only. So, keep the kids away from the television while you clutch to your blanket and bowl of popcorn.

Top 13 Scariest Movies for Adults

The Exorcist
The movie that started it all! A young girl becomes possessed and her mother enlists two priests to help save her.

The Shining (1980): This chilling ride into Jack Nicholson’s madness will terrify anyone as he and his family accept a job of being winter caretakers at a hotel.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre(1974):Five friends are hunted and terrorized by the infamous chain-saw wielding killer.

Halloween (1978): There’s no excuse for not watching Halloween on Halloween night! Jamie Lee Curtis is the best scream queen! Michael Meyers escapes confinement and stalks Curtis in this classic film!

This hair-raising tale about a young girl Carrie (Sissy Spacek) who figures out she has telekinetic powers.

Rosemary’s Baby(1968):This classic tale of Satanism follows Rosemary as she becomes pregnant and everything goes wrong.

The Grudge(2004): A supernatural curse wreaks havoc on an American nurse in Tokyo.

World War Z:Probably one of the scariest zombie films to date! Brad Pitt must protect his family and the world as the war of humans against zombies begins in this nail-biter!

The Birds
This Alfred Hitchcock film will make you terrified of birds! Vicious birds attack residents of small town in Northern California.

Poltergeist (1982): “They’re here.” Steven Spielberg’s famous film about a family’s home being haunted by ghosts.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991): Anthony Hopkins thrills and chills as an incarcerated and manipulative killer.

The Fly (1986): When a scientist’s experiment goes terribly wrong, he slowly starts to transform into a grotesque fly!

The chilling tale of Norman Bates, his motel and his mother.

What's your favorite scary movie?

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