Audiences are expected to be massive for 'Paranormal Activity 3' this weekend, and if the film does its job, they'll potentially need to rush home soon afterward to change underwear. That's because fans of ghost stories have one easy-to-follow request: "give us a good scare!" While viewers wait for 'Paranormal Activity 3' to deliver on that promise, you can rattle your nerves right now with a look at some of the most memorable paranormal scenes in movie history. Warning: not for the faint of heart!
Poltergeist Movie Poster
Poltergeist
PG1982
Based on 7 critics

Strange and creepy happenings beset an average California family, the Freelings -- Steve (Craig T. Nelson),... Read More

The Amityville Horror Movie Poster
The Amityville Horror
R1979
In Theaters on July 27, 1980

Chiller about a family who is terrorized by supernatural forces when they move into a new house in New... Read More

The Shining Movie Poster
The Shining
R1980
Based on 10 critics

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping... Read More

The Sixth Sense Movie Poster
The Sixth Sense
PG-131999
Based on 35 critics

Young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. Cole is frightened... Read More

The Others Movie Poster
The Others
PG-132001
Based on 29 critics

Grace (Nicole Kidman), the devoutly religious mother of Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley),... Read More

The Haunting Movie Poster
The Haunting
G1963
In Theaters on November 1, 2002

Dr. John Markway, an anthropologist with an interest in psychic phenomena, takes two specially selected... Read More

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The Orphanage
R2007
Based on 33 critics

Laura (Belén Rueda) has happy memories of her childhood in an orphanage. She convinces her husband to... Read More

Paranormal Activity Movie Poster
Paranormal Activity
R2007
Based on 24 critics

Soon after moving into a suburban tract home, Katie (Katie Featherston) and Micah (Micah Sloat) become... Read More

Paranormal Activity 3 Movie Poster
Paranormal Activity 3
R2011
Based on 25 critics

In 1988 sisters Katie (Chloe Csengery) and Kristi (Jessica Tyler Brown) seem to be enjoying a normal,... Read More