This underrated gem has a twist ending even horror buffs won’t see coming. And if you’ve seen it before, it’s still fun (and super creepy) to watch.
This is creepy and unsettling, but not super scary. However, it’s a horror fan favorite and an awesome date night movie (weirdly). It’s worth the subtitles to watch the original, the remake isn’t totally terrible though.
Unlike most horror movies, it doesn’t lose its scare-factor the more you see it. It manages to be horrifying every time you watch it.
A chilling gothic movie full of suspense. It’s subtitled, but so worth it.
This one seems consistently overlooked to me. It was a totally fresh concept that was genuinely unnerving and very, very scary. The sequel is also very good!
Almost three decades later and this whole series is still creepy as fuck.
If you’re tired of horror movies where the main characters act like complete idiots, watch this classic. You’ll actually relate to them and the horror they encounter.
The retro vibe is really cool, the tension Ti West builds up is uncomfortable (in a fun way), and the last 20 minutes or so are super terrifying.
With a new movie coming out in the franchise soon, it’s time to get reacquainted with the film that made us all afraid of our TVs.
If you’re missing a horror movie with an actual plot, try this one. It’s a thinking person’s horror movie.
It’s a little cheesy, but it’s also surprisingly scary, especially if you have a fear of dolls.
All the movies in this franchise are actually really scary. This is the best pick if you want to do a mini-marathon.
A classic, still unsettling, and worth rewatching before you see the new one.
A surprisingly great found footage movie that will keep you in suspense the entire time.
Totally unexpected and sadistic. You know it’s going to scare the shit out of you when even the Wikipedia entry is terrifying.
There’s something about animal masks that makes everything so much creepier. Also, the soundtrack to this one is killer.
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There’s a scene near the end that you will never, ever be able to unsee.
A creepy classic that’s worth rewatching every few years.
This is one most people haven’t seen, and it’s good. You think you know where the movie is going to go, but it’s totally surprising.
Watch this before your beach vacation. Hell, even swimming pools are scary after this one.
Rarely gets mentioned because it’s not quite as good once you’ve seen it and know the ending. If enough time has passed since you’ve last seen it, you’ll be surprised how creeped out you get.
The man, the myth, the legend.
Prepare to be fucked up.
Prepare to be violently on the edge of your seat the entire time.
This one is a great conversation starter because everyone remembers watching It in their childhood and how fucking terrified it made them.
A solid suspenseful movie with a killer ending.
No one is scarier than Stephen King.
One of the scariest modern horror movies. Try to watch it with the curtains open and not become super paranoid about someone watching you.
After all these years, it’s still going to make you afraid of your bathroom mirror.
Watch this one when you’re craving something other than the standard issue ‘killer on the loose’ or ‘haunted house’ plot. It feels fresh and is full of jump scares that make it super satisfying.
This movie is why people like scary movies. It’s miles ahead of the remake.