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The top 10 American phobias...and the horror movies that embody them

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Oct 29, 2014

Horror movies are frightful delights. But do you know what scares us more than a razor-fingered, chainsaw-wielding, summer camp attendee? Ourselves. It's because we're susceptible to phobias, conditions in which our minds run rampant with terror over an object or situation — a terror that we know to be irrational. If that sounds like you, you're not alone: There are 19.2 million Americans who suffer from phobias. And, as it happens, there's also a horror movie that brings almost every one of them to life.

That's right, you no longer need to dream up a bloodcurdling scenario surrounding your personal worst nightmare. In these movies, which exemplify Americans' top 10 greatest fears, you'll see that horror directors have got you covered.

Covered -- in terror. MWUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Ahem. Sorry.

Share your phobia -- and the horror movie that freaked you out about it -- in the comments!