The Silence of the Lambs, 1991.Hello Clarice.

The Silence of the Lambs, 1991.Hello Clarice.

Halloween is well on its way and the time has come to

Halloween is well on its way and the time has come to celebrate the most amusing and satisfyingly lowbrow genre of film: horror. Here we have pieced together some of the legacy’s greatest and most gruesome moments. WARNING: Spoilers and gore abound!Published on October 5, 2012


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A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984.Ouch.

A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984.Ouch.

The Shining 1980.Although the Here's Johnny scene is typically the first image that comes to mind when we think of the Stephen King classic, this stiff photo of Jack Nicholson too often overlooked. Karma really bites.

The Shining 1980.Although the Here’s Johnny scene is typically the first image that comes to mind when we think of the Stephen King classic, this stiff photo of Jack Nicholson too often overlooked. Karma really bites.

Carrie, 1976.This is why bullying is bad.

Carrie, 1976.This is why bullying is bad.

The Ring, 2002.The scariest thing to ever climb out of your television.

The Ring, 2002.The scariest thing to ever climb out of your television.

Psycho 1960. The decaying, but beloved Mrs. Bates.

Psycho 1960. The decaying, but beloved Mrs. Bates.

Alien, 1979.The birth of the extraterrestrial worm that will grow to wreak havoc upon Sigourney Weaver for decades to come. Don't look into the pods.

Alien, 1979.The birth of the extraterrestrial worm that will grow to wreak havoc upon Sigourney Weaver for decades to come. Don’t look into the pods.

The Exorcist 1973.Poor Linda Blair. She will never live this scene down.

The Exorcist 1973.Poor Linda Blair. She will never live this scene down.

Saw 3D: The Final Chapter 2010.Nothing is more absurd than Saw. Especially when it's in 3D.

Saw 3D: The Final Chapter 2010.Nothing is more absurd than Saw. Especially when it’s in 3D.