‘Hereditary’ comes out in cinemas this Friday and it has been praised as being the scariest film made in years as well as ‘The Exorcist’ of this generation.

We’ll be reviewing the film later in the week so we’ll let you know then if we agree. In the meantime, we’ve been thinking about what is the scariest movie of all time.

Taking a mix of renowned classics, films that have gained a cult following, and modern gems, below are eighteen movies you can rank in order of scare factor.



If you’re a horror fan, be sure to check out our 10 horrors from the last decade that you might have missed as well as our picks of the best horrors from the 70s, 80s and 90s.