7. ‘Halloween’ (1978)
Memorable quote: “I realized what was living behind that boy’s eyes was purely and simply evil.”
Scare factor: It isn’t just that Michael Myers is a homicidal maniac. He’s a homicidal maniac who wears a mask that carries an expression of pure blankness, as if killing is boring. This film set the standard for all supernatural serial killer films to follow. And it stars a very young Jamie Lee Curtis.