Creepy kids automatically make anything scarier.
Dirty bird! Kathy Bates is craaaaazy, y'all.
Can't sleep, clown will eat me. I saw this movie when I was about 10. It's been giving me nightmares ever since.
The horrors of adolescence distilled into about an hour and a half. Sissy Spacek's iconic performance is a thing of intense, crazy beauty.
See #5. The film departs significantly from the novel, but it's still a first-class frightener. Here's Johnny, indeed.