PROJECT: Finding The ‘Scariest’ Movie of all Time – THE RESULTS!

 Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s over!

The votes are in, the poll is finished and WE HAVE A WINNER!

Generic were interested to see what you thought was the ‘Scariest’ Movie of all Time.

First, we compiled suggestions from our team here, our twitter followers, Facebook fans, comments on the post, and any emailed suggestions.

Here were the finalists:

Session 9 (2001) Directed by Brad Anderson, Starring David Curoso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle.

Event Horizon (1997) Directed by Paul WS Anderson, Starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan.

The Cube (1997) Directed by Vincenzo Natali, Starring Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Nicole De Boer.

IT (1990) Starring Tim Curry, Jonathon Brandis, Annette O’Toole, Tim Reid

The Fly (1986) Directed by David Cronenberg, Starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz.

Mama (2012) Directed by Guillermo Del Toro, Starring Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier.

Evil Dead (2013) Directed by Fede Alvarez, Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci.

The Grudge 2 (2006) Directed by Takashi Shimizu, Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Amber Tamblyn, Arielle Kebbel.

The Descent (2005) Directed by Neil Marshall, Starring Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid.

The Exorcist (1973) Directed by William Friedkin, Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb.

Dead Silence (2007) Directed by James Wan, Starring Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg.

Shutter (2004) Directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun, Starring Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee (great name).

The Shining (1980) Directed by Stanley Kubrick, Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd.

Silent Hill (2006) Directed by Christophe Gans, Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden.

What Lies Beneath (2000) Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne, Miranda Otto.


And now, we can exclusively reveal, that the film YOU voted for as the ‘Scariest’ film of all time, is in fact…..


*Drum Roll*




That’s right, the claustrophobic horror that involves a group of bitchy women getting lost in caves deep underground is officially the scariest movie of all time.

To be honest I’d probably agree – there’s just something about the pressing darkness and the unknown threat of the creatures that really chills your blood and makes your palms sweat. Not to mention it puts you off caving forever!

Although, like me, you’ll suffer more if you’re severely claustrophobic, this film is terrifying  in it’s own right and now wears the Generic Crown of Excellence.

Coming in a close second was Evil Dead (2013) and Event Horizon (1997).

What do you think? Did the right film win?


2 thoughts on “PROJECT: Finding The ‘Scariest’ Movie of all Time – THE RESULTS!

  1. As much as I like the Descent, the first half is much more effective than the 2nd. Being underground, in small tunnels was much scarier than when the found the cave dwellers. Even though I did also like that section.

    Though the scariest film for me is A Tale of Two Sisters, I’ve seen it a number of times now and it still makes the hairs rise on the back of my neck; and I still jump at the kitchen scene.
    2nd to that is Sinister, just love this movie…. And 3rd is Trick R Treat not really scary but quite creepy and I think Sam Pumpkin is awesome!

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