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5. Begotten:

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The film deals with the story of Genesis, re-imagining it. Possibly the most unknown movie on this list, Begotten is eerily surreal.

4. The Shining:

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HERE’S JOHNNY! This was initially seen as Kubrick’s first sell-out movie, a popcorn flick guaranteed to make a pile of money after the debacle of his last movie, 1975’s deadly dull Barry Lyndon. Critics loved the unrelenting tension and Jack Nicholson’s performance as the homicidal Jack Torrence was praised, but after the brilliance of films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and Dr. Strangelove, it seemed like a minor work. Then a funny thing happened. People began watching it over and over and over. They came up with insane theories about the real meaning (as chronicled in the amazing documentary Room 237) and even sane people started seeing the movie as a twisted masterpiece. Bizarrely enough, it’s probably been analyzed, screened and parodied more than any other movie in the Kubrick library. Absolutely nobody back in 1980 saw that coming.

3. John Carpenter’s The Thing:

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Tell anyone at Crizic to dig up a grave at a graveyard alone at night, yup. We’ll do that. Tell anyone to go on a dark jungle safari, alone, yup. We’ll do that. Tell anyone to fill a hundred tarntula in the room and quietly sleep in there, we’ll probably do that too. But watching The Thing, alone? NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE.

2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre:

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The granddaddy of slasher flicks, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is second only because of the ‘final girl’ trope it used at the end. Rest, we assure you, will scare the shit out of manliest of men.

1. The Exorcist:

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The Exorcist is a classic horror movie, and for a good reason. This story of an innocent little girl possessed by an evil demon has been captivating audiences since the movieís release in 1973. This movie has infinite moments to let out a ‘SHIIIIIIIT!’ from you. It’s difficult for those who weren’t around in 1973 to fully understand what happened when The Exorcist opened in theaters across America. Paramedics were called into some multiplexes because people were literally passing out. When little Regan projectile vomited onto the priests, some audience members actually vomited into their popcorn.