Scary Movies

Readers have judged these movies to be among the scariest films ever produced. Do you agree? They are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

Alien (1979)
Terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind.

SawSaw (2004)
Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a serial killer abducts morally wayward people and forces them to play horrific games of survival.

Dawn of the Dead (2004)
When a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies, a handful of survivors wage a desperate battle to stay human.

The Ring (2002)
After viewing a strange videotape full of bizarre and haunting images, teenagers receive phone calls in which they are warned they will die in seven days.

PsychoPsycho (1960)
A woman goes missing while staying in a remote hotel run by an odd young man and his domineering mother.

Green Room (2015)
A punk band, performing at an isolated backwoods club, accidently witnesses a crime.

1408 (2007)
A renowned horror novelist, who scoffs at the concept of an afterlife, checks into a notorious hotel suite, the first person in years to stay in the reputedly haunted room.

A Quiet Place (2018)
In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

The BirdsThe Birds (1963)
Thousands of birds descend upon a quiet, seaside town, attacking and terrorizing residents who must fight for their lives against a deadly, unexplainable force.

Halloween (1978)
Fifteen years after brutally slaughtering his sister, a man escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder.

The Vanishing (1988)
When his wife is abducted by a calculating psychopath, a man becomes obsessed with learning her fate.

It (2017)
A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

The Wicker ManThe Wicker Man (1973)
When a young girl mysteriously disappears, a police sergeant travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate, but the pastoral community is not what it seems.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Five young friends in rural Texas hear reports of grave robbing and set out to check on the family plot.

The Others (2001)
A mother moves her family to a mansion on the English coast and chilling events lead her to believe one child sees ghosts.

The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
Humanity has been all but destroyed and only a small group of children appear to be immune to a fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating fiends.

The ConjuringThe Conjuring (2013)
Based on true events in 1971, the film follows the story of ghost hunters Lorraine and Ed Warren who help a family terrorized by an evil spirit in their mysterious farmhouse.

The Woman in Black (2012)
A young lawyer, working alone in his client’s isolated house, discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman who is terrifying the locals.

Carrie (1976)
A shy young girl, sheltered by her domineering mother, unleashes telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates.

April 5, 2019