Top 50 scariest movies of all time
50. Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974)
Memorable quote: I have wandered in bitterness until all seasons have become as one. And that is a season of vengeance.
Scare factor: The movie that birthed the modern slasher flick. This forgotten classic - which takes place in Arlington, of all places - features the creepy atmosphere, disturbing backstory, and out-of-the shadows violence that have become staples of the slasher films of the '80s and '90s. Some mansions are best left deserted.