38. ‘Signs’ (2002)
Memorable quote: “Swing away, Merrill.”
Scare factor: “Night of the Living Dead” meets “War of the Worlds.” While not all of the scares here are what you’d call original, they are incredibly effective. The rural setting and slow build up to the reveal of the bad guys really make the finale pay off. Yes, there are some scientifically curious things going on that defy explanation, but who’s got time to be rational when you’re hiding your eyes behind a couch pillow?