I don't like the current era of horror films, like slasher flicks. I prefer more the old Alfred Hitchcock-style - more mind-bending stuff - but I don't really watch many scary movies, so my list is fairly short.
The Birds is pretty terrifying,
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especially since there is no explanation for why the birds are attacking people
High Anxiety is Mel Brook's homage to Hitchcock, and does a nice job of turning horror staples on their head.
The Cabin in the Woods, while it is a slasher flick, it's Joss Whedon's parody/homage to slasher flicks, not just killing for killing's sake.
That's really it for movies. However the new Sleepy Hollow tv show is good for a few scares.
"But it was so artistically done."
“No. I am Ganner. This threshold is mine. I claim it for my own. Bring on your thousands, one at a time or all in a rush. I don’t give a damn. None shall pass.”
“Eventually, we all betray something, Tahiri. It’s what you stay true to that counts.”
"Shaken, not stirred, will get you cold water with a dash of gin and dry vermouth. The reason you stir it with a special spoon is so not to chip the ice. James is ordering a weak martini and being snooty about it."