Scariest Movies I Have Ever Seen!

by Gymnopedies | created - 16 Apr 2018 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Just as the name suggests this list is a list of all the movies that I found especially scary. I have seen many horror movies in my life and out of all of those movies these are what I would consider the scariest

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1. Marianne (2019– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Horror

Emma, a famous and successful French horror writer, is forced to return to her hometown after the woman who haunted her dreams fifteen years ago begins to re-appear. The work she writes is ... See full summary »

Stars: Victoire Du Bois, Lucie Boujenah, Tiphaine Daviot, Ralph Amoussou

Votes: 8,600

2. Tetsuo (1989)

Not Rated | 67 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Tomorô Taguchi, Kei Fujiwara, Nobu Kanaoka, Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Votes: 17,779

3. Guinea Pig: Flower of Flesh and Blood (1985 Video)

42 min | Short, Horror

Late at night, a woman is kidnapped by an unknown assailant and taken back to his blood-spattered dungeon, where he turns her into a "flower of blood and flesh" through a series of dismemberment and evisceration.

Director: Hideshi Hino | Stars: Hiroshi Tamura, Kirara Yûgao

Votes: 3,415

4. The Woman in Black (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

A lawyer travels to a small seaside town to settle the estate of a recently deceased woman, but soon becomes ensnared in something much more sinister.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Adrian Rawlins, Bernard Hepton, David Daker, Pauline Moran

Votes: 4,289

5. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

41 Metascore

Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again.

Director: Tony Randel | Stars: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 38,913 | Gross: $11.09M

6. Hellraiser (1987)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

Votes: 96,284 | Gross: $14.56M

7. Suspiria (1977)

R | 92 min | Horror

79 Metascore

An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé

Votes: 72,603

8. Don't Go to Sleep (1982 TV Movie)

93 min | Horror, Mystery

A young girl begins seeing the ghost of her sister who died in an accident a year earlier.

Director: Richard Lang | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Valerie Harper, Robin Ignico, Kristin Cumming

Votes: 1,072

9. The Nightmare (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Horror

68 Metascore

A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Siegfried Peters, Estrella Cristina, Yatoya Toy, Elise Robson

Votes: 6,214

10. Aterrados (2017)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

When strange events occur in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, a doctor specializing in the paranormal, her colleague, and an ex police officer decide to investigate further.

Director: Demián Rugna | Stars: Maximiliano Ghione, Norberto Gonzalo, Elvira Onetto, George L. Lewis

Votes: 7,875

11. Ju-on (2000 Video)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror, Mystery

A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûrei Yanagi, Yue, Ryôta Koyama, Hitomi Miwa

Votes: 6,777

12. Sole Survivor (1984)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

A lone survivor of a plane crash is haunted by a feeling unworthy of survival. Dead people start coming after her to collect her.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Anita Skinner, Kurt Johnson, Robin Davidson, Caren L. Larkey

Votes: 1,299

13. The Demon Murder Case (1983 TV Movie)

97 min | Horror, Thriller

A young boy is taken over by demons who force him to commit murder.

Director: William Hale | Stars: Charles Fields, Liane Langland, Joyce Van Patten, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 169

14. Ghosthouse (1988)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Visions of a deceased girl and her doll bring doom to the visitors of a deserted house.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Lara Wendel, Greg Rhodes, Mary Sellers, Ron Houck

Votes: 1,961

15. Burnt Offerings (1976)

PG | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

48 Metascore

A family moves into a large old mansion that seems to have a mysterious and maybe even sinister power over their actions.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 9,016

16. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

81 Metascore

When a 12 year-old girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 344,933 | Gross: $232.91M

17. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Stacy Chbosky, Ben Messmer, Samantha Robson, Ivar Brogger

Votes: 13,250

18. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 84 min | Horror

58 Metascore

Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet

Votes: 23,848 | Gross: $11.00M

19. Salem's Lot (1979)

PG | 200 min | Horror

A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires.

Stars: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia

Votes: 19,307

20. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

71 Metascore

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker

Votes: 176,306 | Gross: $2.40M

21. Aswang (1994)

R | 82 min | Horror

A young, unwed, pregnant girl is made an offer she can't refuse. Marry a rich young man with a wealthy estate to please his dying mother, and she'll be well taken care of. What she doesn't ... See full summary »

Directors: Wrye Martin, Barry Poltermann | Stars: Norman Moses, Tina Ona Paukstelis, John Kishline, Flora Coker

Votes: 465

22. Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror

As their curse spreads on all around, the ghosts find their chance to live once again through the pregnancy of a cursed woman.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Noriko Sakai, Chiharu Niiyama, Kei Horie, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 8,279

23. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

52 Metascore

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg, Bob Tracey

Votes: 72,683 | Gross: $35.75M

24. Messiah of Evil (1973)

R | 90 min | Horror

A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.

Directors: Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz | Stars: Michael Greer, Marianna Hill, Joy Bang, Anitra Ford

Votes: 2,803

25. Mutants (2009)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

In the middle of a zombie apocalypse, a resourceful couple hides out in an isolated abandoned building. The woman is pregnant and the man is infected, slowly transforming into the kind of inhuman monster they are trying to escape.

Director: David Morlet | Stars: Hélène de Fougerolles, Francis Renaud, Dida Diafat, Marie-Sohna Condé

Votes: 3,809

26. The Haunted (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Horror

When the Smurl family moves into a duplex, they find out its haunted.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Sally Kirkland, Jeffrey DeMunn, Louise Latham, George Wallace

Votes: 1,663

27. The Boogey Man (1980)

R | 82 min | Horror

Through the reflection in the mirror, a girl witnesses her mother's boyfriend's murder.

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Suzanna Love, John Carradine, Ron James, Nicholas Love

Votes: 3,606 | Gross: $4.50M

28. The Dead Pit (1989)

R | 95 min | Horror

A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson, Stephen Gregory Foster, Danny Gochnauer

Votes: 1,897

29. The Monster Project (2017)

99 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

A recovering drug addict takes a job with a documentary crew who plans to interview three subjects who claim to be real life monsters.

Director: Victor Mathieu | Stars: Toby Hemingway, Justin Bruening, Murielle Zuker, Jamal Quezaire

Votes: 2,551

30. The Appointment (1981)

90 min | Horror

Walking through some woods a girl is seized by an unseen malevolent force. The authorities erect an iron fence around the woods. Later, another girl and her family are affected by the same force. First in dreams and then in more real ways.

Director: Lindsey C. Vickers | Stars: Edward Woodward, Jane Merrow, Samantha Weysom, John Judd

Votes: 273

31. The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

An elderly woman battling Alzheimer's disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.

Director: Adam Robitel | Stars: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang, Brett Gentile

Votes: 23,159

32. Demons 6: De Profundis (1989)

R | 89 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A horror movie in production resurrects a witch called Levana, who is the main evil character in the movie. Levana tries to take over our world so that evil can be spread everywhere, but ... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Florence Guérin, Urbano Barberini, Caroline Munro, Brett Halsey

Votes: 358

33. Hereditary (2018)

R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

87 Metascore

A grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Votes: 190,982 | Gross: $44.07M

34. 13 Gantry Row (1998 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

After buying a house, a woman's life is threatened by sinister events that occurred in the house a century previously.

Director: Catherine Millar | Stars: Rebecca Gibney, John Adam, Doris Younane, Nicholas Hammond

Votes: 206

35. The Void (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Shortly after delivering a patient to an understaffed hospital, a police officer experiences strange and violent occurrences seemingly linked to a group of mysterious hooded figures.

Directors: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski | Stars: Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Daniel Fathers, Kathleen Munroe

Votes: 27,242 | Gross: $0.15M

36. Pet Sematary (2019)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

57 Metascore

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.

Directors: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer | Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence

Votes: 65,911 | Gross: $54.72M

37. Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007)

Not Rated | 107 min | Horror, Thriller

Renowned "ghost hunter", Carter Simms is paid to conduct a paranormal investigation of a supposedly haunted house. Along with a cameraman, a reporter, and a spiritual advocate, she embarks on a three night journey into terror.

Director: Sean Tretta | Stars: Patti Tindall, Mike Marsh, Davina Joy, Lindsay Page

Votes: 1,920 | Gross: $0.00M

38. Pyewacket (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

56 Metascore

A frustrated, angst-ridden teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.

Director: Adam MacDonald | Stars: Laurie Holden, Nicole Muñoz, Chloe Rose, Eric Osborne

Votes: 6,449

39. Insidious (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

52 Metascore

A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye

Votes: 263,457 | Gross: $54.01M

40. Pet Sematary (1989)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

38 Metascore

After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, Brad Greenquist

Votes: 89,074 | Gross: $57.47M

41. The Possession of Michael D. (1995 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Michael and Jenny want to start to live together but the presence of a dark force begins to destroy their happiness forever. Everything seems to focus on Michael who has terrible nightmares... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kennedy | Stars: Phylicia Rashad, Stephen Lang, Sheila McCarthy, Michael Riley

Votes: 163

42. Session 9 (2001)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery

58 Metascore

Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle, Josh Lucas

Votes: 50,819 | Gross: $0.38M

43. The Haunting (1963)

G | 112 min | Horror

74 Metascore

A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 32,580 | Gross: $2.62M

44. Ghostwatch (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The BBC gives over a whole evening to an 'investigation into the supernatural'. Four respected presenters and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind 'The most haunted house in ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Manning | Stars: Michael Parkinson, Sarah Greene, Mike Smith, Craig Charles

Votes: 3,032

45. The Norliss Tapes (1973 TV Movie)

72 min | Horror

An investigative reporter stumbles onto an artist that has made a pact to come back after his death to sculpt a statue of a demon using human blood and clay. Once the demon is awakened he will be granted immortality.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Don Porter, Angie Dickinson, Claude Akins

Votes: 1,058

46. Mill of the Stone Women (1960)

96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi