What's your favourite scary movie?

Horror is a very popular genre with many dodgy B-movies and also some real gems littering the shelves of DVD stores. The brilliant ones are often so good that they have you hiding behind the sofa even during the 10th viewing. Here are some of the most searched horror movies.
Top searched horror movies:
  1. Psycho
  2. The Shining
  3. Aliens
  4. Night of the Living Dead
  5. Jaws
  6. The Exorcist
  7. Ringu
  8. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  9. Don't Look Now
  10. Poltergeist
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock's tense thriller stars the unbalanced Norman Bates and his 'Mother'.

The Shining Jack Nicholson makes an exceptional performance as the caretaker of the empty Overlook Hotel where ghosts and cabin fever ensure that Jack is never a dull boy.

Aliens The second installment of Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror saga about one woman's continuing battle against a fearsome and brutal alien enemy is regarded by many as even better than the original movie.

Night of the Living Dead The 1968 zombie movie from director George A Romero is a horror classic and spawned the Living Dead sequels and remakes that are still hugely popular today.

Jaws The film that had us fearing to dangle our legs over the sofa's edge - let alone the water's edge, depicts the battle between Brody, Hooper and a monstrous man-eating shark .

The Exorcist The story of a young girl being possessed by the devil and subsequently exorcised terrified audiences during its theatrical release so much that at many cinemas, paramedics were called to treat people who had fainted or were in hysterics.

Ringu This recent Japanese movie features the horrifying Sadako, a vengeful spirit who kills anyone that watches a certain mysterious video. It's popularity caused it to be remade in America.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre This film was banned 3 times in the UK due to its almost unprecedented goriness and perhaps this has contributed to its popularity. There have since been several sequels and a remake.

Don't Look Now Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie star in this creepy film about a young couple who move to Venice after the tragic death of the little girl. After meeting a woman claiming to be a psychic, strange things start happening to them, including seeing their daughter running about the waterways of Venice.

Poltergeist This film is still nearly terrifying nearly 30 years on from its original release. The film is about a family terrorised by ghosts that steal their young daughter away to another dimension.

What are your favourite horror movies? Leave a comment and let us know.