Canada’s top movie-makers are putting their stamp on the scary genre by using its most terrifying title in their films.
The most terrifying movies, released in Canada, have all had a dark undertone and include The Dark Knight Rises, The Twilight Saga, The Dark Tower and The Descent.
The list of scary movies, compiled by the National Film Board of Canada, includes more than 200 movies.
Some are dark, some are light, some feature suspense and some are the kind of films that most frighten even the most hardened moviegoers.
They’re horror movies that are scary because they’re scary, but the list also includes some more modern horror movies like The Mummy and Saw.
A few of the most terrifying films are:The most frightening movie ever released in Canadian history: The Dark Knights of the Old Republic.
The Dark Lord of the Rings, The Terminator, The Shining, the X-Files, and The Exorcist have all been featured on the list.
In addition, many other films have been made that feature some sort of supernatural horror element.
Here are the top ten most frightening movies released in the country.
The Man with No Name by Michael Bay and Jason BlumThe Man with a Movie Camera by John CarpenterThe Descent by Peter Jackson and Wes AndersonThe Man Who Knew Too Much by Christopher NolanThe Thing by Robert Eggers and Christopher LeeThe Thing (2005) by Stanley Kubrick and Steven SpielbergThe Manchurian Candidate by Wes Andersonand Martin ScorseseThe Last King of Scotland by David LeanThe Shape of Water by Brad Pitt and Joe Swanberg2.
The Nightmare Before Christmas by Edgar Wright and Peter JacksonThe Nightmare Before Halloween by David LynchThe Man in the High Castle by Frank Oz3.
The Twilight Zone: The Game by Michael CrichtonThe Evil Dead by David CronenbergThe Exorcism of Emily Rose by Stephen KingThe Shining by Stephen Frears and Stephen King The Witch by Edgar Allen Poe4.
The Devil’s Backbone by Steven Spielberg5.
The Thing by Wes Walker and David CronenburgThe Shape Of Water by John Waters6.
The Martian by Joss WhedonThe Shining II by Stephen Mantle7.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by David Bowie and Spike JonzeThe Shining III by David Fincher and Jonathan Demme8.
The Descendants by Steven SoderberghThe Haunting by Michael HanekeThe Thing 3D by Wes CravenThe Conjuring by Robert Rodriguez and Robert Redford9.
The Shining by David GilerThe Silence of the Lambs by Ethan Hawke and Sam Raimi10.
The Last Witch Hunter by Stephen AmellThe Man from UNCLE by Michael DouglasThe Dark Knight by Christopher Lee The Mothman Prophecies by Peter StraubThe Shape and the Shape of the Moon by Peter Sellers1.
The Terminator by Arnold Schwarzenegger2.
A Nightmare on Elm Street by Stephen Spielberg3.
Jaws by John Ford4.
Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino5.
Inception by J.J. Abrams6.
A.I. by Ava DuVernay7.
Jurassic Park by Jaws8.
Blade Runner by Ridley Scott9.
A Walk to Remember by John Carter10.
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis