I think The Conjuring 2 for recent films is the scariest and most awesome. So I agree with the original post.
I do think fear is subjective. For example, I don't find slasher films very scary, and never did, not even as a child. What I always found most scary was the prospect of entering into a very unsettling room or area with the anticipation of something horrific... Candyman had such a scene (and it is the exception in the slasher genre for me), Silence of the Lambs, the Grudge (remake/sequel), and all of the recent James Wan films - so I find that kind of stuff scary.
With the Grudge, I specify the remake - the original lacked those elements and was kind of amateurish, I think the Takashi Shimizu was using it as a proof of concept before getting the much larger budget he needed to fully realize his vision with the English version. But the Grudge is not even close to as scary as The Conjuring 2, IMO.
Also, I see some complaints about "jump scares." Personally speaking, I find these are essential for making a film very scary. If it is just creepy, I find it a little underwhelming, while having good jump scares can really increase the tension when done right.
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