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What are some of the most popular scary movies ever made?

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Some of the most popular horror movies of all time include "Psycho," "The Shining" and "The Silence of the Lambs." Other popular horror movies include "Rosemary's Baby," "Halloween" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street."

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Some of the most popular horror movies of all time are those with critical success. Alfred Hitchcock, known for acclaimed movies such as "Vertigo" and "Rear Window," also directed "Psycho," which the American Film Institute selected as the best horror movie ever made. Other popular acclaimed horror movies include "The Silence of the Lambs," which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and "The Shining," directed by Stanley Kubrick, known for acclaimed movies such as "2001: A Spacey Odyssey" and "A Clockwork Orange."

Other popular horror movies are those that spawn numerous sequels, such as "Halloween" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street." As of Nov. 22, 2015, both films spawned over five sequels featuring their iconic villains, Michael Myers and Freddy Kruger, respectively. Movies such as "Friday the 13th," "Saw" and "Hellraiser" also spawned sequels featuring iconic villains. Filmmakers remade some of these movies, including "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Friday the 13th." Other popular remakes of horror movies include "Poltergeist" and "Dawn of the Dead."

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