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.