What are the best movies that won't let you sleep?

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    #1The Conjuring

    The Conjuring

    The Conjuring is a horror movie adaptation about the famous ghost hunters, the Warrens, and was directed by James Wan. It was first released on July 19, 2013, and it starred Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, and more. 


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    Magdalena Arias
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "The Conjuring is ranked number one here for a reason. It is scary and scary good. This is also probably James Wan's best films. While he has a lot of box-office hits, this one is completely bonkers, terrifying. I wasn't able to sleep for months."
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    Ju-on, also known as The Grudge, is a Japanese horror and thriller movie directed by Takashi Shimizu. It was released January 1, 2003. It starred Megumi Okina, Misaki Ito, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa, and Kanji Tsuda.


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    Hansika Chatterjee
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "I am not a fan of foreign language film but Ju-on changed my view. The movie is not only scary, it really has a solid storyline. Also, it was steeped in Japanese legends and I learned a lot from the show. Now I have been scouring foreign language movies not just for horror flicks, but any kind of movies. It's fun!"
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    #3Child's Play

    Child's Play

    Child's Play is an American supernatural psychological slasher film from 1988, directed by Tom Holland. The film revolves around a doll possessed by the soul of a dangerous serial killer hell-bent on revenge.


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    Amanda Hart
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "This is the movie that started my fear of dolls. That said, Child's Play is an instant classic when it first came one and has become one of the scariest movies of all time. "
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    #4The Hills Have Eyes

    The Hills Have Eyes

    The Hills Have Eyes is a 2006 American horror film directed by Alexandre Aja and a remake of Wes Craven's 1977 film of the same name. The story is about a suburban American family that is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization.


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    Agustina Castro
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "I literally wasn't able to sleep after watching this movie. I mean, I know what to expect and I still got surprised and shocked and scared and terrified and horrified. If those feelings allowed you to sleep after watching Hills Have Eyes, I salute you but I will also advise you to see a shrink or something. Great solution, this!"
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    #5The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    The Exorcist is a 1973 horror film directed by William Friedkin. This movie stars Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, and Linda Blair. It follows the story of two priests trying to help a girl possessed by a demonic entity.


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    Harini Trivedi
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "The Exorcist is the scariest movie of all time. At least, this movie is that for me. I survived those movies listed on this list, (I got scared of Conjuring though). I hope people today can watch this movie so that they can see the difference between a classic movie like Exorcist and the ones Hollywood is doing these days."
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    #6A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American slasher film by Wes Craven. The first film of its franchise, the plot revolves around a group of teenagers who are stalked and killed in their dreams. The movie runs for a total of 91 minutes.


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    Ethan Owens
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Well, I am a guy who doesn't get scared easily. But Freddy Krueger scares the living daylight out of me. The first time I watched this movie, I got so terrified, I slept with my lights on for a few weeks. "
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    #7The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is an American horror film directed by Tobe Hooper in 1974, starring Marilyn Burns, Allen Danzinger, and Paul A. Partain. The film revolves around a group of teenagers who fall victim to a family of cannibals.


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    Kathryn Rice
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "Not as scary as the other movies on this list but it is terrifying enough to be included. It wasn't the scary parts that robbed me of sleep. It was the gory parts in the film. Cannibals, I hate them. They're like zombies. Zombies are tolerable but cannibals, I don't dig them. Makes my stomach turn."
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    #8The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a horror film based on a true story about a single lawyer directed by Scott Derrickson. It was released on September 9, 2005, by Screen Gems studio and was rated PG-13. It starred Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson.


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    Lucía Carbajal
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "This film follows the tradition of the original Exorcist movie. It is quite scary. But I don't know, it feels like the scary parts are tuned down and the surprise and shocking factors were increased. The original Exorcist had that balance that's what made it great. Emily Rose is a great movie in its own right especially if you haven't watched the original. Oh yeah, i don't mean to say that it isn't scary. I lost sleep too. Hahaha"
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    #9The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead is an American supernatural horror movie directed by Sam Raimi starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, and Hal Delrich in 1981. This film is about five college students who got trapped in an isolated cabin.


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    Dylan Hayes
    Written on June 23, 2018
    "College students trapped in a compromising situation? Everyone goes crazy? No one's expected to survive? Sounds familiar? It should. It is a recurring theme in modern scary movies. I am not saying the recent movies were based on this premise but I am saying that The Evil Dead is one scary movie that would make you want to sleep with your parents or siblings."


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2Ju-onMovies 14 Paid
3Child's PlayMovies 12 Paid
4The Hills Have Eyes Movies 10 Paid
5The ExorcistMovies 8 Free
6A Nightmare on Elm StreetMovies 7 Paid
7The Texas Chain Saw MassacreMovies 5 Paid
8The Exorcism of Emily RoseMovies 2 Free
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