10 Classic Horror Films That Are Still Scary
2. The Exorcist
A film so scary that it caused people to faint in the cinemas, could only have a cut version shown on TV, and cause horror fans to have a new-found respect for priests. The Exorcist, directed by William Friedken, was a massive hit when it was released in 1973. A film so jam-packed with iconic moments (pea soup vomit, that 360 head turn and a little demon girl with a potty mouth), that it even terrified legendary film critic Roger Ebert. Ebert was astounded that the film, which was rated R, wasn’t given an X rating. To be watched alone, in a dark room, for maximum trauma.