Top 50 scariest movies of all time
37. The Beyond (1981)
Memorable quote: Woe be unto him who opens one of the seven gateways to hell, because through that gateway, evil -- evil will invade the world.
Scare factor: Aside from the fact that Italian goremeister Lucio Fulci likes to push the envelope with his violent scenes, he masterfully builds in the waiting -- the suspense before the prolonged periods of over-the-top bloodshed -- that makes those payoffs so cringe-worthy (in a good way). This movie should also make any owner of a turn-of-the-century fixer-upper think twice before undertaking a major renovation.