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The Shining tops ‘Scariest Films Of All Time’ poll

india Updated: Oct 29, 2009 20:56 IST

The Shining, a 1980 psychological horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, has topped a new poll of ‘The Scariest Films Of All Time’.

The film, which is based on Stephen King's novel, stars Jack Nicholson.

It topped a poll of users of film website

‘Rosemary's Baby’, starring Mia Farrow and directed by Roman Polanski, landed the second spot in the list.

British cult classic ‘The Wicker Man’ stood third while ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ came fourth.

1960’s ‘Psycho’ rounded off the top five.

Nearly 30 years after its initial release, The Shining remains an unparalleled study in isolation, madness and paranoia,” the Telegraph quoted Matt McAllister, editor of, as saying.

"The expansive sets, surreal visuals, and an intense performance from Jack Nicholson add up to a film guaranteed to give viewers a sleepless night," McAllister added.

The Scariest Films Of All Time are:

1. The Shining (1980)

2. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

3. The Wicker Man (1973)

4. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

5. Psycho (1960)

6. Alien (1979)

7. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

8. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

9. Halloween (1978)

10. Jaws (1977)