It’s October, and that means it’s time to grab some popcorn, turn out the lights, curl up on the couch, and frighten the hell out of yourself with a horror film. What should you watch, though? What will yield the most scare/minute? Well, we don’t know, either, and that’s why our October also means it’s time for another tournament! This one will let you determine The Scariest Movie of All Time (within our pre-selected list of 16 films; we don’t have forever here).
We’ve split the films into decade-based regions: ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s; we’ve also seeded them based on input from our contributors. The first matchup comes from the ’70s region and pits 1-seed The Exorcist vs. 4-seed The Omen. It’s a tough choice between a scary kid and… a scary kid, but don’t get your head all spun out of whack about it; they’re all going to be tough choices.
Click here to vote now! The poll closes tomorrow at 6pm EST/3pm PST.
So you know what you’re in for, here is a full bracket with all of the contenders: