Travel Channel Stars Reveal Their Favorite Scary Movies

Grab some popcorn and prepare to be scared!

Looking for the ultimate list of terrifying horror movies? You're in luck! Our Travel Channel paranormal experts from Ghost Adventures, Portals to Hell, The Holzer Files, Ghost Nation, Kindred Spirits, The Dead Files, Destination Fear and Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests told us their favorite scary movies of all time. Check out the terrifying list below and let us know what movies are on your go-to list for a fright night in on Twitter and Facebook!

“Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” - Zak Bagans, Ghost Adventures

13 Ghosts is my favorite and scariest. When the ghosts come at you so fast, it freaks me out!” - Aaron Goodwin, Ghost Adventures

“I’m definitely a big fan of the classic slasher films like Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and then the psychological horror films of Lars von Trier, Gaspar Noe and Micheal Hanke. But my favorite of all time has to be The Shining by Stanley Kubrick.” – Jay Wasley, Ghost Adventures

Texas Chainsaw Massacre – The Beginning” – Billy Tolley, Ghost Adventures

“When I was a kid, The Thing terrified me. The Aliens trilogy was my absolute favorite. But now … I don’t watch scary movies. It freaks me out way too much.” – Jack Osbourne, Portals to Hell and Haunted Salem: Live

“A few of my favorites [are] Scream, Friday the 13th (the original) and Rosemary’s Baby. Also, It and Fire in the Sky terrified me when I was a kid!” – Katrina Weidman, Portals to Hell and Haunted Salem: Live

Portal To Hell hosts Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman investigate the Emerald Hill Mansion in Monongahela, Pennsylvania.

Photo by: Gilles Mingasson

Gilles Mingasson

“A real classic, The Night of the Living Dead is my all-time favorite. However, in recent years I loved The Conjuring and Sinister. I believe those two movies were great suspenseful, scary movies that really got into my head.” – Dave Schrader, The Holzer Files and Haunted Salem: Live

“This is a tossup, for sure! Pet Cemetery 1989 is one of my favorites, but The Exorcist is probably the scariest.” – Cindy Kaza, The Holzer Files and Haunted Salem: Live

The Holzer Files on location at the Rye Historical Society Knapp House in Rye, New York on April 4, 2019.

Photo by: Rick Gershon

Rick Gershon

“Movies these days seem to be more about jump scares than storylines. My scariest movies would be The Exorcist, The 1982 version of The Thing, and the 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” – Jason Hawes, Ghost Nation

Cast Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango at the Higgins House

“Horror movies are my all-time favorite. I’m slightly obsessed. Maybe very obsessed. Favorite: Return of the Living Dead.” – Steve Gonsalves, Ghost Nation

“Lon Chaney Sr.'s Phantom of the Opera.” – Dave Tango, Ghost Nation

“My favorite horror film is probably The Shining. It terrified me as a child, (because my parents let me watch it, which probably explains a lot about me), but now I just find it to be a masterpiece of a film.” – Amy Bruni, Kindred Spirits and Haunted Salem: Live

“There’s a place in my heart for fun and campy horror movies like Hocus Pocus, Death Becomes Her and Beetlejuice and old Hitchcock movies. However I do love a good psychological thriller ...” – Adam Berry, Kindred Spirits and Haunted Salem: Live

The Exorcist. I first saw the film when I was in college and it was terrifying! Still is!” – Chip Coffey, Kindred Spirits and Haunted Salem: Live

Amy Bruni and Adam Berry Kindred Spirits Amy Bruni and Adam Berry Kentucky

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The Exorcist.” – Steve DiSchiavi, The Dead Files

“I saw Black Christmas (1974) at a very young age and I never forgot it. This movie is SO overlooked. It inspired many classic horror movies to come. Nothing like a horror movie centered around Christmas.” – Dakota Laden, Destination Fear

Alex SchroederChelsea Laden, Dakota Laden & Tanner Wiseman in Old South Pittsburg Hospital, as seen on Travel Channel's Destination Fear.

“Honestly, Paranormal Activity scared the heck out of me. It hit just a little too close to home for many reasons.” – Chelsea Laden, Destination Fear

“Robert Eggers’ The Witch is a movie that I could not stop talking about after I saw it in theaters. I was captivated the whole way through. The score and the final scene, that’s when my mind was blown.” – Tanner Wiseman, Destination Fear

“Past: Candyman. Present: The Conjuring." – Dalen Spratt, Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests and Haunted Salem: Live

Paranormal Activity.” – Juwan Mass, Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests and Haunted Salem: Live

The Ghost Brothers at Stonewall Farm in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, as seen on Travel Channel's Haunted Houseguests

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