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The BestHeating top 10 scariest movies of all time

Halloween is upon us.

The one day of the year when it’s acceptable to dress up as a monster, knock on people’s doors and accept sweets from complete strangers.

It’s a weird world we live in isn’t it?

Anyway, we are big lovers of All Hallows’ Eve here at BestHeating HQ so we did a quick whizz around the office to ask our team of heating experts what their favourite scary movies of all time are.

It sounded like a good idea.


The truth is we have a whole host of people here from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures so, after much deliberation, we decided to rustle up a list of the Top 10 Scariest Movies of ALL time – based on the whopping great range of tastes that we are fortunate enough to have working here.

We’re sure you’ll agree, it’s a pretty eclectic mix of horror goodies!

1 – V/H/S (2012)

Arguably the very zenith of ‘found footage’ horror movies, V/H/S tells the tale of a decidedly ragtag band of thieves who are hired to steal a rare VHS tape from a spookily remote house. When they arrive to find a dead body, lots of old television sets and some questionable film footage, the story unravels to a terrifying crescendo that is sure to leave you sleeping with the light on.

BestHeating Fear Factor – 7.5 / 10

2 – 13: Game of Death (2006)

We’ve all had a bad day or two in our time, but Thai office worker Pusit is having the worst day of his life. He’s lost his job, he’s in more debt than half of the third world and he can’t see it getting any better any time soon. Then he gets a phone call. What happens next are 13 increasingly disturbing ‘games’ that are definitely not for the faint of heart; could you eat a plate of poo?

BestHeating Fear Factor – 7.5 / 10

3 – The Babadook (2014)

All parents will have dealt with monsters under the bed at some stage or other, but nothing compares to Amelia and her son’s experience in this Australian scare-fest. Following the violent death of her husband, the newly single mother discovers a sinister presence that pushes her and her young son to the very brink of despair. Make sure you have a blanket to duck under with this one!

BestHeating Fear Factor – 7 / 10

4 – REC (2007)

Zombies, zombies everywhere! In another found footage classic, REC follows the story of a reporter and her cameraman as they record a horrifying outbreak of a disease that turns its victims into vicious, bloodthirsty cannibals. Watch it with the lights off if you dare!

BestHeating Fear Factor – 7.5 / 10

5 – The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920)

A film that highlights the tightrope between sanity and insanity that some people often walk, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is considered the quintessential work of German expressionism. An insane hypnotist uses a sleepwalking volunteer to commit murder. The look and feel of the movie are chillingly dark and despite it being a silent movie, the chances are you’ll be scared to open your door to trick or treaters; at least until next year…

BestHeating Fear Factor – 7.5 / 10

6 – Would You Rather (2012)

There are many things that people will consider doing when they are desperate and the sadistic aristocrat in this movie knows it. Struggling to pay her younger brothers medical bills, a young woman unwittingly agrees to take part in a deadly game of ‘Would You Rather’. The question is: “would you rather watch a chick flick, or see someone pull out their own eye?”

BestHeating Fear Factor – 7 / 10

7 – A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Halloween horror just wouldn’t be complete without including this classic fright-fest from the late, great Wes Craven. The manic and murderous Freddy Krueger preys on teens in their dreams which in turn affects their reality. Is a dark family secret the key to saving them from Freddy? And can they solve the puzzle before it’s too late? Seat of the pants scary!!!


BestHeating Fear Factor – 8.5 / 10

8 – The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Though at first it might be hard to describe just what it is that is frightening about this film, you can’t escape the (what seems like) genuine fear of the cast members. The found footage film that started it all off, The Blair Witch Project puts you right in the heart of the action, making it almost impossible not to feel sympathy for the terrified characters as they are stalked by an unknown presence out in the woods.


BestHeating Fear Factor – 8 / 10

9 – Hellraiser (1987)

In what is my personal favourite horror flick, a man with no skin forces the girl he used to love to bring him blood so he can once again become fully formed. Sound weird? That’s not even the half of it! You’ll need to watch to understand entirely what I mean and you’ll need something sturdy to hide behind as the frights and the jumps go into overdrive. You’ll never play a puzzle again!


BestHeating Fear Factor – 9 / 10

10 – Titanic (1997)

Last, but by no means the least scary film in our list of all-time great horrors is James Cameron’s epic disaster flick – Titanic. What could be scarier than sinking in a ship that is thought to be unsinkable? Oh that’s right, you could have Billy Zane and Kate Winslet on board and be part of a story that is so ludicrously far-fetched that you’d be forgiven for thinking that the ship never actually sank. This is of course a bit of a joke inclusion, but I for one have always been scared of watching this film and it’s all Celine Dion’s fault!

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BestHeating Fear Factor – 10 / 10 (It’s just too much for us to bear!)

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Have a great Halloween and Happy Heating!

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