According to Reddit, these horror movies will send shivers down audiences’ spines and leave lasting impressions long after the credits have rolled.
From psychological thrillers to supernatural scares, these films will keep you on edge. So turn off the lights, grab the popcorn, and prepare for a heart-pounding experience.
1. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
The Blair Witch Project, directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez, is a found footage horror film that tells the story of a trio of students who go into the woods to investigate a local legend of the Blair Witch.
They soon realize they are not alone in the woods and must fight to survive against an unseen force. The film stars Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, and Michael C. Williams.
2. The Ring (2002)
The Ring, directed by Gore Verbinski, is a supernatural horror film that tells the story of a journalist investigating a cursed videotape that causes anyone who watches it to die seven days later. The film stars Naomi Watts and Martin Henderson.
One Redditor confessed, “I saw The Ring in a movie theater. The girl in a couple behind was so scared she was crying half the movie while the lad was laughing nervously. It was hilarious until I was home alone that night, and the phone rang.”
3. Hereditary (2018)
Hereditary, directed by Ari Aster, is a psychological horror film following a family who begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences following the death of their secretive grandmother. The film stars Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, and Milly Shapiro.
4. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Jeepers Creepers, directed by Victor Salva, is a horror movie that tells the story of a brother and sister who, while driving through a rural area, are stalked by a terrifying creature known as the Creeper. The film stars Justin Long and Gina Philips.
Someone admitted, “I was just a kid when I first saw it, and nothing has scared me as much since. But, something about that scene when they drive past the creeper loading the bodies wrapped in sheets down the well, and he sees them watching him gave me chills.”
5. Alien (1979)
Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, is a sci-fi horror film that tells the story of the crew of a commercial spaceship who, while investigating a distress signal, come across a deadly alien creature. The film stars Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, and John Hurt.
6. Hellraiser (1987)
Hellraiser, directed by Clive Barker, is a horror film following a man who solves a puzzle box that unleashes a group of sadomasochistic demons, known as the Cenobites, who proceed to torment him and his family. The film stars Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, and Ashley Laurence.
7. The Grudge (2004)
This horror movie, directed by Takashi Shimizu, is a remake of his Japanese film Ju-on. The film stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, and Clea DuVall. The Grudge follows an American nurse living and working in Tokyo who becomes embroiled in a supernatural curse involving a vengeful ghost.
8. Jaws (1975)
This classic horror film is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss. The movie is about a great white shark terrorizing a New England beach town, and its theme music is one of the more recognized scores from a film.
9. The Strangers (2008)
This psychological horror film was directed by Bryan Bertino and starred Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman, and Gemma Ward. The movie is about a couple on a weekend trip who three masked assailants relentlessly terrorize.
10. The Exorcist (1973)
Directed by William Friedkin, The Exorcist stars Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, and Linda Blair. The movie is about a young girl possessed by a demon and the two priests attempting to exorcise the demon from her body.
11. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Directed by Tobe Hooper, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre scared many Redditors in the thread. The original stars Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, and Paul A. Partain.
It tells the story of a group of friends who stumble upon a family of cannibals, including a chainsaw-wielding killer named Leatherface.
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12. Se7en (1995)
Directed by David Fincher, Se7en stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, and Gwyneth Paltrow. The movie is about two detectives hunting a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as the motif in his murders. It has one of the biggest plot twists in film and will stay with you forever.
What do you think? Did Reddit get this right, or is there something more chilling on your horror film list? Sinister (2012) gets my vote. This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Boss Level Gamer.
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