Top 50 scariest movies of all time
38. Signs (2002)
Memorable quote: Swing away, Merrill.
Scare factor: "Night of the Living Dead" meets "War of the Worlds." While not all of the scares here are what youd call original, they are incredibly effective. The rural setting and slow build up to the reveal of the bad guys really make the finale pay off. Yes, there are some scientifically curious things going on that defy explanation, but whos got time to be rational when youre hiding your eyes behind a couch pillow?