Alien

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Is this the scariest movie ever made about outer space? Yes. The tagline for the promo: “In space no one can hear you scream.” This is one of those classics that has been ripped off so many times over the years that people forget just how original it was. There are some similarities with Jaws, in that you don’t see the object of the movie very much until the very end. Sigorney Weaver made a ton of money playing the main character, Ripley, in many sequels, but this is the best of a worthy franchise.

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The Exorcist

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This is the one, the horror movie which all other horror movies wish they could be. I saw this for this first time when I was about 12, and I’ve thought about it often ever since. While anyone seeing it for the first time today may feel it’s somewhat dated, it’s still the gold standard. This movie is one of the Holy Three.
I’ve seen this movie countless times, and never once have I been bored for even a minute. I’ve read the book, and I’ve also read a book about the making of the movie. Believe it or not, The Exorcist III is comparable in quality.

Full review here.