Whenever someone compiles a list of The Scariest Films Of All Time, they always mention the same movies: Psycho, Jaws, The Shining, The Evil Dead
, A Nightmare On Elm Street
, The Ring, Insidious etc.
There is, as we all know, no “best” of anything, but if these lists are to have a purpose, it should be to introduce readers to a broader variety of films rather than echo the opinions of others. So let’s assume you’ve seen those films and move on, okay?
A good horror movie doesn’t want to reassure the viewer but sneak up on them unawares and scare the bejesus out of them, to unsettle them by giving some kind of insight into the things that lurk in the darkness. One of the most unsettling moments of the last 20 years occurs not in a horror film but in Todd Solondz
(1998), when kindly