Friday night I stumbled across the directors cut of "Silence of the Lambs". You know what kiddos? Even though I have seen it 100 times it still sends those uncomfortable chills frantically running up my spine.

That got me to thinking... What or Whom are the scariest movie characters of all time? Let's take a look at American cinema past and decide who or what holds the title of Scariest Movie Character of All-Time.


1)

The Exorcist (1973)

 Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. This controversial film took in a whopping $89 million domestically, a certified blockbuster—quite a feat considering the off-putting plot and stomach-turning visuals: a twisting head, spinning bed, and green vomit. (People actually vomited in theaters during the film's original theatrical run.) A tormented priest tries to exorcise the devil from 12-year-old Linda Blair. In the process, he unleashes some of his own demons. Peter Blatty won an Oscar for the riveting screenplay based on his novel.


2.) Seven (1995)

David Fincher, director of Fight Club, was the 1990's master of dark, stylized suspense. The rain never seems to let up in this thriller, starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as New York homicide cops trying to track down a maniacal serial killer whose victims represent the seven deadly sins. Fully realized characters, a tight script, and harrowing special effects make Seven a sure-to-be horror classic.


3.)  The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

On-screen chemistry hasn't been this electrifying since Bogart and Bacall, and Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins never even make physical contact. The intensity never lets up in this brilliant psychological thriller that swept the 1991 Oscars. FBI agent Foster interviews vicious murderer Hopkins, hoping he will help the bureau catch another serial killer who's preying on young women. The interrogations turn personal as Hopkins, a psychiatrist, turns the tables and makes Foster his vulnerable subject.


4.) Psycho (1960)

Hitchcock's psychological thriller broke new ground in Hollywood and forever changed the genre. The bone-chilling tension still resonates today, despite a culture hardened to big-screen violence and psychological games. The infamous “shower scene” remains one of the most memorable in film history. Bernard Herrmann's chilling score intensifies the edge-of-your-seat suspense. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards but was shunned in all categories.


5.)  The Shining (1980)

Who can forget Jack Nicholson's deranged laugh as he terrorized his snowbound family? Stanley Kubrick's most commercial film never really found an audience, but repeated viewings reveal a classic psychological study into family dynamics and the mind of an unhinged man. In characteristic Kubrick style, the auteur makes the Overlook Hotel itself a character, with as much power and intrigue as the real-life actors. Nicholson, never one for subtlety, delivers one of his most over-the-top performances.


I know there is a ton of movies going through your head right now, but remember we are talking about the claasic horror movies of the past. Not the blood and guts slasher films like "The Friday the 13th" franchise or" The Devils Rejects", Rob Zombies gruesome telling of a family gone mad.

What do you think? Out of the 5, which film had the scariest movie characters of all-time?

Comment for me...-B