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Top 50 scary movies of all time

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 5:29am  ET

Exorcist (YouTube)
'The Exorcist' ranks as one of the scariest movies ever made. ('The Exorcist' trailer)

History of Horror

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley challenges you to see how many clips you can name in this monster mash-up of scary movie moments.


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WASHINGTON - It's that time of year for movies that give us fear.

We're counting down the Top 50 Scary Movies of All Time.

The list is based on four criteria: (1) Fear Factor, (2) Historical Influence, (3) Filmmaking Skill, and (4) Pop Culture Impact.

Which movie will land at No. 1?

Check out the gallery to the right.

Also, check out the audio mash-up to the right to see how many clips you recognize from our "History of Horror."

Follow WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley on Twitter @JFrayWTOP, read his blog The Film Spectrum or listen Friday mornings on 103.5 FM.

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