The five scariest movies: a decent list from the New Yorker. I'm glad the author (and the brain trust behind the article) doesn't focus on one period. Bonus points for picking Night of the Hunter.
Some classic suspects, hard to argue with: Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Silence of the Lambs.
And two inspired choices. The Body Snatcher seems to stand in for a generation of classic horror. And Mulholland Drive - if the idea was to pick Lynch, I'd have gone for the first third of Lost Highway, for scenes like this one:
The article also has a nice point about the demographics of horror. It certainly chimes in with my experience of teaching Gothic lit.
The idea of the article makes for a good game. Which five - only 5 - would you pick?