It topped a poll of users of film website Totalscifionline.com.
Rosemary's Baby, starring Mia Farrow and directed by Roman Polanski, landed the second spot in the list. British cult classic 'The Wicker Man" stood third while 'Bride of Frankenstein" came fourth. 1960"s 'Psycho" rounded off the top five.
''Nearly 30 years after its initial release, The Shining remains an unparalleled study in isolation, madness and paranoia," the Telegraph quoted Matt McAllister, editor of Totalscifionline.com, as saying. ''The expansive sets, surreal visuals, and an intense performance from Jack Nicholson add up to a film guaranteed to give viewers a sleepless night,'' McAllister added.
The Scariest Films Of All Time are:
1. The Shining (1980)
2. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
3. The Wicker Man (1973)
4. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
5. Psycho (1960)
6. Alien (1979)
7. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
8. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
9. Halloween (1978)
10. Jaws (1977)