100- The Wicker Man
99- Return of the Living Dead
98- To Kill A Mockingbird
97- Frankenstein
96- Blue Velvet
95- Diabolique
94- Jaws
93- Creepshow
92- Confessions of an Opium Eater
91- The Hills Have Eyes
90- Dumbo
89- The Blair Witch Project
88- Heavy Metal
87- The Shining
86- Night of The Hunter
85- Audition
84- Scanners
83- The Legend of Boggy Creek
82- The Birds
81- Tombs of the Blind Dead
80- Invasion of the Body Snatchers
79- The Crying Game
78- The Exorcist III
77- Event Horizon
76- The Shining
75- Wait Until Dark
74- Silent Scream
73- Gates of Hell
72- Poltergeist II
71- Akira
70- The Evil Dead

69- Zombie
68- Freaks
67- Prince of Darkness
66- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
65- Marathon Man
64- Poltergeist
63- The Wizard of Oz
62- When A Stranger Calls
61- The Shining
60- Pee Wee's Big Adventure
59- Jaws
58- A Clockwork Orange
57- The Exorcist
56- Psycho
55- It
54- The Changeling
53- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
52- The Ring
51- Jaws
50- An American Werewolf In London
49- Trilogy of Terror
48- The Exorcist
47- Eraserhead
46- Salem's Lot
45- Poltergeist
44- Repulsion
43- Friday The 13th
42- Seven
41- Reservoir Dogs
40- King Kong
39- The Thing
38- 28 Days Later
36- Silence of the Lambs
35- The Grudge
34- The Ring
33- Indiana Jones Temple of Doom
32- The Evil Dead 2
31- The Exorcist
30- Alien
29- Phantom of the Opera
28- The Shining
27- Full Metal Jacket
26- Dracula
25- Halloween
24- Suspiria
23- A Nightmare on Elm Street
22- The Serpent and the Rainbow
21- Invasion of the Bodysnatchers
20- Jaws
19- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
18- Nosferatu
17- Misery
16- The Thing
15- Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
14- The Blair Witch Project
13- Night of the Living Dead
12- The Exorcist
11- Psycho
10- The Shining
9- The Exorcist III
8- Night of the Living Dead
Jacob's Ladder
6- Un Chien Andalou
5- Poltergeist
4- Alien
3- The Shining
2- Carrie
1- Mulholland Drive


#17 MISERY (1990)

Though some would argue her nude hot-tub scene in About Schmidt is scarier, nobody can deny that the infamous "Hobbling Scene" in Misery is certainly one of the most painful scenes ever captured on film.  When I first saw this, the entire audience screamed, "AAAAGHHHHHHHHHHHH!" in unison at the climax of this scene.  Here's how it plays out.  Annie Wilkes is pissed because her favorite author Paul Sheldon (played by James Caan), who is recovering from a car accident, tried to escape her "hospitable" care.  How could this dirty bird do such a thing to his NUMBER ONE FAN?

She places a large board between his ankles, that are already strapped to the bed.

Takes a large swing just like Jason Giambi (only she actually connects)...

And HOL-LEEEEE SHIT!  Smacks his ankle so hard it knocks it 90 degrees to the left.

Needless to say, it kind of hurts!  There's actually a dinner theater version of Misery playing right here in Sacramento (my proud hometown) on a riverboat.  I can think of no better event to watch while I'm eating a steak dinner, than watching a man get his ankle blown apart by a sledgehammer!  If you get a chance, catch the Saturday Night Live episode in which Roseanne Barr and Dana Carvey do an excellent Misery parody (she's the Church Lady's Number One Fan).


-Robert Berry