The 25 Most Suspenseful Movies Ever Made

Even though it's October, there aren't many new horror movies in theaters. Carrie is a remake, in which just about everyone knows what happens, and Big Ass Spider is more comedy than horror. TV schedules are full of horror movies, though, but most rely on gore and the sudden "gotcha" moment for thrills.

Modern horror films tend to go overboard on the gore, and rely less on suspense. Building suspense in the audience can make a movie much more memorable in the long run, and as Steven Spielberg found out with Jaws, suspense trumps special effects every time. But it takes talented writers, directors, and actors to grab you and hold you the old-fashioned way.

Flavorwire selected 25 movies that rely on suspense more than gore to scare you. As you might guess, it's heavy on Alfred Hitchcock and Brian DePalma movies. Take a look through them and remember how you felt when you watched them. Which are your favorites?  


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