39. ‘Suspiria’ (1977)
Memorable quote: “Bad luck isn’t brought by broken mirrors, but by broken minds.”
Scare factor: It’s a stylish, sometimes gory movie from Italy’s Dario Argento, and a most unlikely location for a horror film: a ballet school in Germany. The frights come in waves and start as an unassuming student slowly learns who is actually running the school — and what their motivations are. For those squeamish around bugs, there’s a scene involving maggots falling from the ceiling that will have your skin crawling.