I'm of the opinion that special effects killed the scary movie. (well, perhaps slasher films started that process) I can't understand why latter day horror film makers never grasped that less is definitely more when trying to get a good scare going. Our imaginations do way better with just a small prompt. And all that blood and gore, echhh, not scary, just repulsive. Anyway, in the spirit of halloween here are my oldies but goodies pics for real scary movies (they scared me as a kid and still do :) .....definitely the original Haunting of Hill House (1963 with Julie Harris, not the insulting, barely recognizable '99 remake). The Innocents (Deborah Kerr 1961), Burnt Offerings (1976, yikes that haunted swimming pool and ghoulish chauffeur), and although not a ghost story or paranormal, See No Evil (with Mia Farrow, 1971) a creepy as heck, on the edge of your seat psychological horror/thriller.