What are the scariest movies?

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    #1[REC]

    [REC]

    A TV reporter and her cameraman follow a group of firefighters after they receive an emergency call. At first everything looks like another emergency, but things get weird when the whole building gets sealed off to contain the threat that lives there.

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    Kyle Gardner
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is quite the horror fest and I would say that if your main goal is to both be scared and to scare anybody else you watch this movie with, then give this a watch. Though I would add that it's not a particularly well-written script."
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    #2It Follows

    It Follows

    After maintaining sexual relations for the first time with her boyfriend, Jay (Maika Monroe) starts to be persecuted by supernatural forces, that personified themselves as disturbing human beings.

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    Susan Welch
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Out of all of the scary movies that I have watched in the past year, the scariest is probably It Follows. This movie was so scary that I almost had to turn it off halfway through! Seriously a spooky movie."
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    #3A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place is a 2018 psychological horror movie directed by John Krasinski. Starring Emily Blunt and the director himself, it tells the story of a family who lives in silence, in fear of a creature who hunts through sound.

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    Ronald Gray
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The best scary movies are ones that stay with you your entire life. They make you look around your room for ghost. They make you check your closet for dolls. They make you look under the bed for monsters. I want to revist my favorite movies and I think this is a great source for that. "
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    #4The Babadook

    The Babadook

    Amelia (Essie Davis) lost her husband a few time ago. Now, she lives with her son and both start to feel the menace of a supernatural being that has entered into their lives through a childish book called the Babadook.

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    Randy Jacobs
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I've heard from friends of mine that this is one of the best scary/horror films to be released in recent time. So if I was looking for the best recent scary film, The Babadook would definitely be on the shortlist. If I wasn't concerned about whether it was old or recent though it probably wouldn't be as high on my list."
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    #5Baskin

    Baskin

    Baskin is a 2015 Turkish surrealist horror movie directed by Can Evrenol, which is based on the 2013 short film of the same name. It centers on policemen as they face a night of horror in a subterranean labyrinth after answering a distress call.

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    Edith Guzmán
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I haven't seen too many foreign films but I'm glad I watched this one. Very frightening movie but I couldn't look away!"
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    #6V/H/S/2

    V/H/S/2

    V/H/S/2 is a horror thriller supernatural movie directed by Simon Barrett and Jason Eisener, and starred by Lawrence Michael Levine, Kelsy Abbott, and Adam Wingard. This movie first appeared on 6 June 2013.

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    Gloria Fisher
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I have never heard of this movie. It looks like it might be available on Netflix. It might be worth checking out if the ratings and reviews are good."
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    #7The Invitation

    The Invitation

    While attending a pretty strange dinner party at his former house, Will (Logan Marshall-Green) starts to believe that his ex-wife (Tammy Blanchard) and her new husband (Michiel Huisman) have sinister plans for the guests.

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    Megan Kelley
    Written on October 1, 2017
    "Being a horror movie fanatic, not to mention avid user of Netflix, I'm always on the lookout for good scary movies to stream. The Invitation definitely doesn't disappoint. It was a nightmare. Really tense, kind of awkward in a way. It was almost hard to watch, not because of jump scares or whatever trope you see all the time in horror nowadays but just because of how tense the whole thing is. Kinda reminded me of Creep. Very good. Recommended. "
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    #8Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    Train to Busan is a South Korean action horror thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-Ho starring Gong Yoo, Jung Yu Mi, and Ma Dong Seok. A father and his daughter try to escape a zombie outbreak by riding a train to the only safe city left.

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    Vihaan Rangarajan
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This is a great zombie movie for people who are sick of zombie movies. It provides a different setting (Korea) and greater thrills than most other horror flicks."
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    #9The Devil's Rejects

    The Devil's Rejects

    The Devil's Rejects (2005) is a horror film by Rob Zombie, the sequel to House of 1000 Corpses. After a raid on the rural home of the psychopathic Firefly family, Otis and Baby escape and reunite with Baby's father.

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    Frank Banks
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "I love scary movies and I love watching them on Netflix. I've been scouring their database for the best scary movie and recently watched "The Devil's Rejects." It's probably the scariest movie I've seen in a long time! I would strongly recommend it to any horror fan!"
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    #10Saw

    Saw

    Saw is a mystery and psychological thriller directed by James Wan. it was first released in 2004. The story tells about two strangers who wake up in a room and discover they are pawns in a deadly game of a notorious serial killer. 

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    Terry Beck
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I really needed to watch a scary movie, something besides the classics like Nightmare on Elm Street, and Saw really filled that space. I enjoyed this movie very much. It was very tense, and difficult to watch at points, but actually seemed a little realistic. Some madman might actually be able to capture you and put you through hell. That's the scariest part."
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    #11Ichi the Killer

    Ichi the Killer

    As sadomasochistic yakuza Kakihara searches for his missing boss and comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of. Ichi the Killer is a 2001 Japanese crime-horror film directed by Takashi Miike, written by Sakichi Sato, and is based on Hideo Yamamoto's manga series.

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    Patrick Carroll
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I love me a good scary movie, and Ichi the Killer was one of the scariest I've ever seen! I was tightly in the corner of much couch, holding my boyfriends hand the ENTIRE time throughout the film! I had to pause once, because it was almost too scary, and that's saying a lot for me!"
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    #12Misery

    Misery

    Misery is a film adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling horror novel of the same name which stars James Caan and Academy Award-nominee Kathy Bates. It is said to be one of the best horror film ever made.

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    Pranav Chauhan
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This is a great movie for those that like scary movies. It scared the hell out of me at least."
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    #13Carrie

    Carrie

    Carrie is the story of a girl brought up, almost in isolation, by her psychotically religious mother Margaret. Based on a Stephen King novel, directed by Brian De Palma and starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, and John Travolta. 

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    Shreyas Dasgupta
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Carrie is actually one of the best scary movies out there without a doubt. Sissy Spacek plays the role so well, the first time I watched this I was actually trembling. "
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    #14Hush

    Hush

    Hush is a horror and thriller movie that was filmed by Mike Flanagan. It was released in April 2018. It is starred by John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco.

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    Diane Hall
    Written on October 5, 2017
    "If you're looking for a movie to put you in a scary mood for the season, Hush will do it or you. It's a movie set in the woods with a writer who went there for solitude to work. Netflix has its preparation to get us ready as we usher in fall. What could be better than a spooky movie to enjoy as we wait for winter darkness to come?"
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    #15The 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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    Mark Lane
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "If you're looking for one of the best scary movies, I'd recommend The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It's an old classic. It's a bit dated, but it's still quite thrilling and suspenseful. It's an edge-of-the-seat type of horror movie."
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    #16Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th is an American slasher film directed by Sean S. Cunningham in 1980. Set in a summer camp, the story follows a group of teenagers who are murdered by an unknown killer. The film is the first among the Friday the 13th franchise and runs for 95 minutes.

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    Deborah Hanson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Friday the 13th is definitely one of the scariest movies I've ever seen. I wet my pants while watching it. I had nightmares for months. "
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    #17Creep

    Creep

    A masterpiece in the art of ''doing your best with no budget''. The Duplass brothers (Togetherness, Room 104, Animals) created this disturbing found-footage movie about a freelance videographer who answers to an ad on Craigslist. 

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    Devansh Rodrigues
    Written on September 25, 2017
    "For those that enjoy disturbing, low-budget movies, Creep by the Duplass brothers will get under your skin and creep you out. Production values are low but scare factor is high."
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    #18The Awakening

    The Awakening

    Rebecca Hall is always a quality guarantee. The talented British actress leads the cast of this horror movie set in the England of the early 20s. Child ghost and a boarding school: get ready for a terrifying time.

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    Mary Walters
    Written on September 27, 2017
    "If you are looking for one of the best scary movies on Netflix, be sure to check out The Awakening. Set in England in the early 1920's, this movie provides horror, suspense, and supernatural thriller that many of the movie enthusiasts are seeking."
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    #19Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    The director of the modern horror classic ''Hush'' (another Netflix original) delighted us again with this incredible adaptation of the homonym Stephen King novel, that counts with one of the most sordid and realistic premises of his bibliography. 

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    Kyle Ellis
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "I watched this and feel that it was worth watching but not a classic, much better than the mist which was a disappointing stream of pointless gore and despair. This one has some plotline and suspense. Didnt feel like a Stephen Kong book but was a good horror/suspense on its own"

Summary

Best What are the scariest movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1[REC] Movies 30 Paid
2It FollowsMovies 27 Paid
3A Quiet PlaceMovies 26 Paid
4The BabadookMovies 24 Paid
5BaskinMovies 21 Paid
6V/H/S/2Movies 19 Paid
7The InvitationMovies 17 Paid
8Train to BusanMovies 14 Paid
9The Devil's RejectsMovies 13 Paid
10SawMovies 11 Paid
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