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The compiled list, in unranked alphabetical order by film title, presents a solid collection of hundreds of the most classic, 'scariest' scenes in movie history, including film scenes that were once considered 'scary' upon their initial screenings (or scary for young viewers), but have lost some of their shock appeal.

There are 20+ illustrated pages and descriptions of some of the best and scariest moments and scenes in film history. [Author's note: Admittedly, the word 'scariest' may also be interpreted as most horrifying, shocking, or many other such synonyms.]

Films represent some of the best and worst of the horror film genre including entries from the silent era, classic Universal 30's monster films, to Italian gallio and Asian horror, to some of the scariest, most shocking, bloodiest and gore-ridden slasher films of the recent past.

Many other websites, TV documentaries (i.e., The CW's 'The 13 Scariest Movies of All-Time' in 2019, or Eli Roth's continuing series History of Horror), magazines and horror books have attempted to compile listings of the scariest scenes in film history. Many of these sources are noted in Filmsite's own unique compilation.

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