The Exorcist vs. The Shining: Which is the Best Horror Movie of All Time?

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The Tournament of Movie Fanatic Horror Bracket Finals are here! After a hard-fought tournament, only two movies remain: The Exorcist and The Shining!

Both films were seeded #1, which means that we did a good job with our rankings! But now, you have to decide which top-seeded film is indeed the best horror movie of all time.

Scroll down to read about these films and cast your vote, then check out the final bracket below. The winner will be announced tomorrow, on (when else?) Halloween!

The Exorcist Poster
The Shining Poster

The Exorcist: Our very own Joel Amos seeded The Exorcist at number one, and rightfully so! You've proven that this horror classic deserves to be here by voting it past 28 Days Later, Misery, and The Sixth Sense to send it into the finals! Read through some The Exorcist quotes to explore the spooky film in preparation for Halloween!


The Shining: Micah Gordon's first-seeded horror film The Shining also made it all the way through the bracket! Your votes sent the Stanley Kubrick horror classic to the finals by beating The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist, and Halloween. Check out our The Shining quotes page to find out just why the film is so scary.

Which horror movie is the greatest of all time?

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

The Exorcist

The Shining

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