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Top 5 Classic Scary Movies

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Buff State chapter.

1. Amityville Horror

If you want to be majorly creeped out and scared, then I highly recommend this movie. There’s nothing scarier than a psycho parent killing their entire family. I watched this when I was younger and I swear it made me physically sick!!!

2. Stephen King’s It This is a classic scary movie!! I’m not afraid of clowns but for those who are, this is the perfect movie for you to get your scary senses rolling. Especially with this clown epidemic going on – It will have you running away from Ronald McDonald. 


3. 13 Ghosts

This is a movie that will have you scared of your reflection in the mirror. Who wouldn’t be scared living in a house with 13 very angry and very dangerous ghosts in the basement? A complete psycho!!! Now just imagine them escaping…a recipe for disaster. 

4. The Shining This is supposedly the #1 scariest movie but I disagree. I’ve seen it and I don’t know what the big deal is. But it’s a classic and it has great one-liners so check it out. 

5. Nightmare on Elm Street Of course I have to add this on here because I just have to. This is a classic movie!!! He’s a vengeful burn victim that’s kills people in their sleep…What’s not to be afraid of?