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Scary Movies that are actually scary?

I've seen pretty much EVERY mainstream and off stream movie including japanese french and spanish so the movies you first think of I've probably seen so pleeease tell me some really really scary movies that would even scare me :) nothing crap like Orphan or The Strangers or The Sixth Sense or The Excorcist because those are not scary. Please and Thank You :)


The Ring was only scary in the Japanese version, the English version was craaaap

Update 2:

@loulou Smith I just read that whole list saying 'Seen it, Seen it' and tbh, they are all kinda crap, espcially Paranormal Activity, Splinter (my face was like this -_- the whole way through), It and Candyman. Those were the alltime crappers in the list but they're all pretty crap :-/

Update 3:

@READYOUR Thats that aussie film about Alice Palmer right? It's ok but kinda boring after the first 15 minutes

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    The Ring

    The Descent

    Silent Hill

    28 Days Later

    Source(s): These Are Some Good Horror Movies I've Seen.
  • Love
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    check out LAKE MUNGo. Im pretty sure you don't know this one, coz it is kinda indie. Also the sixth sense was good and the strangers too! Orphan and exorcist sucked.

  • 1 decade ago

    the ring & the ring 2 wern't too bad.

    Also just remenbered, Wolf Creek is quite chilling more so because it is based on fact and can happen to anyone.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Paranormal activity is good as its a build up movie, you don't know if anything is gunna jump out and the music and dramatic silences are very tense.

    Splinter!!!! Not many people have heard of it but its incredible!!

    List of Scary Movies Based on True Stories

    •It (1990)

    •The Ring(1972)

    •Don't Look Now(1973)

    •The Exorcist (1973)

    •Halloween (1978)

    •Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

    •A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)


    •Audrey Rose(1977)

    •Hills have Eyes(1977)

    •The Amityville Horror(1977)

    •The Entity(1981)

    •Dead Ringers(1988)


    •Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

    •An American Haunting (2006)

    •Primeval (2007)

    •Them (Ils) (2007)

    •The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)

    Best Scary Movies

    •Night of the Living Dead (George Romero, 1968)

    •Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968)

    •The Shining(Stanley Kubrick, 1980)

    •The Omen (Richard Donner, 1976)

    •The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)

    •Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper, 1982)

    •The Blair Witch Project (Daniel Myrick, 1999)

    •Ju-on (The Grudge) (Takashi Shimizu, 2000)

    •Seven (David Fincher, 1995)

    •The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)

    •Carrie (Brian de Palma, 1976)

    •Jacob's Ladder (Adrian Lyne, 1990)

    •Evil Dead (Sam Raimi, 1981)

    •Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)

    •Pet Sematary (Mary Lambert, 1989)

    •Saw (James Wan, 2004)

    •An American Werewolf in London (John Landis, 1981)

    •The Candyman (Bernard Rose, 1992)

    •Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931)

    •Friday the 13th (Sean S. Cunningham, 1980)

    •Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel, 1978)

    •The Descent (Neil Marshall, 2005)

    •The Haunting (Robert Wise, 1963)

    •The Hitcher (Robert Harmon, 1986)

    •The Saint Francisville Experiment (Ted Nicolaou, 2000)

    •Hellraiser (Cliver Barker, 1987)

    •Martin (George Romero, 1972)

    •Stay Alive (William Brent Bell, 2006)

    •Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1962)

    •Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935)

    •The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)

    •Ginger Snaps (John Fawcett, 2000)

    •The Serpent and the Rainbow (Wes Craven, 1988)

    •Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999)

    •Tourist Trap (David Schnoeller, 1979)

    •Bug (William Friedkin, 2007)

    •Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau, 1922)

    •Friday the 13th Part III (Steve Miner, 1982)

    •Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977)

    •The Tenant (Roman Polanski, 1976)

    •Haunted (Lewis Gilbert, 1995)

    •Wait Until Dark (Terence Young, 1967)

    •Cube (Vincenzo Natali, 1999)

    •Phantasm (Don Coscarelli, 1979)

    •House of 1000 Corpses (Rob Zombie, 2003)

    •Hostel (Eli Roth, 2005)

    •Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965)

    •Child's Play (Tom Holland, 1988)

    •Rec (Jaume Balagueró, 2007)

    •Spoorloos (George Sluizer, 1988)

    •Frailty (Scott Thomson, 2002)

    •King Kong (Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)

    •Bram Stoker's Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola, 1992)

    •Final Destination (James Wong, 2000)

    •Aliens (James Cameron, 1986)

    •The Changeling (Peter Medak, 1980)

    •The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan, 1999)

    •Lat den ratte komma in (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)

    •Ils (David Moreau & Xavier Palud, 2006)

    •Exorcist III (William Peter Blatty, 1990)

    •Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975)

    •Salem's Lot (Tobe Hooper, 1979)

    •House of Wax (André De Toth, 1953)

    •Scream (Wes Craven, 1996)

    •Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton, 1999)

    •The Devil's Backbone (Guillermo del Toro, 2001)

    •The Stepfather (Joseph Ruben, 1987)

    •Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995)

    •Diaboliques, Les (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955)

    •Dawn of the Dead (Zack Snyder, 2004)

    •Ringu (Hideo Nakata, 1998)

    •Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi, 1987)

    •The Mummy (Karl Freund, 1932)

    •The Innocents (Jack Clayton, 1961)

    •Texas Chainsaw Massacre II (Tobe Hoooper, 1986)

    •Sam’s Lake (Andrew C. Erin, 2006,)

    •Ghosts of Goldfield (Ed Winfield, 2007)

    •The Unborn (Rodman Flender, 1991)

    •Night Train(Brian King, 2009)

    •Arachnophobia(Frank Marshall,1990)

    •Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (Joe Berlinger, 2000)

    •Cloverfield (Matt Reves, 2008)

    •Orphanage (El Orfanato, 2007)

    •My Bloody Valentine (Patrick Lussier, 2009)

    •Drag Me to Hell (Sam Raimi, 2009)

    •Piranha (Alaxendre Aja, 2009)

    •SAW VI (Kevin Greutert, 2009)

    •Wrong Turn series (Rob Schmidt)

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