16 Horror Movies That Will Make You Pee Your Pants

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The Exorcist (1973)

Scariest Horror Movies

Warner Bros.

While The Exorcist may seem quaint to moviegoers who only know the film from its mediocre Halloween Horror Nights maze and the many, many copycat films that followed its massive success, there’s a reason the Library of Congress chose to preserve the horror classic as part of the National Film Registry. It was selected as the first horror film to ever be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture despite rumors that Warner Bros. had to coerce MPAA boards to drop the film from an X to an R rating, reports of heart attacks and miscarriages ailing audience members, and a scene where its protagonist masturbates with a crucifix. It has been called the best horror film ever made, and audience reactions were so strong that theatres arranged for ambulances to be on-call and provided barf bags. You already know what it’s about, but that’s only half the story.

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