Horror classic A Nightmare On Elm Street has topped a new poll of the scariest movie of all time, beating off competition from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween for the gory honour. Wes Craven's 1984 slasher favourite was voted the most horrific film in the survey, conducted online by Yahoo! Entertainment. JAYNE CHERRIGNTON, of Yahoo! Entertainment, says,"The slasher genre may be as popular as ever but it seems it's the classics that still scare people the most." The top five scariest slasher movies is as follows: 1. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3. HALLOWEEN 4. CANDYMAN 5. FRIDAY THE 13TH.