We're talking about Scary Movies over at Ink's place. Here are some that top my list:
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
perhaps Salem's Lot (1979)? I liked The Others a lot, too. I don't know if was the scariest, but it had a great balance of the creepy, the scary, the beautiful, and the mysterious.
and the hand movie that I mentioned in the previous post--perhaps it was The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)?
What am I forgetting?
And perhaps I should make another list: Movies that were so scary I didn't see them.