30 Horror Movies That Are So Scary, You Just Can’t Watch Them Alone (with Photos)

No wonder there have been some epic movies which put your spine into a chilled wardrobe of fear. These movies are a must watch along with your friends or even alone (not recommended).

The spooky talks about ghosts themselves give goosebumps to all of us, atleast to me, then just imagine if you go on watching a movie out of this list having a popcorn and the hands ready cover your face and the voice urging to scream out for help.

Go on with these movies in the list and get spooked for yourself. Enjoy,

1. The Exorcist Collection (US), 1973 – 2005

This collection of 5 most creepy and scary sequels made in the time gap of 32 years and still managing the audience of every era to get scared. Even though the first part was pretty much scarier than the sequels, but all of them managed to scare the hell out of me.

The Exorcist collection (US), 1973 – 2005

2. The Ju-On Series (Japan), 1998 – 2015

If you got scared by watching the movie Grudge, then this movie is just a must watch for you. The original movie from where the grudge was inspired and remade is this series. Scary like anything.

The Ju-On series (Japan), 1998 – 2015

3. The Ringu Trilogy (Japan), 1998 – 2000

If you think that the ring series was able to bring goosebumps to your bumps, then this ringu trilogy will surely goose the bump out of you.

The Ringu  trilogy (Japan), 1998 – 2000

4. 1408 (US), 2007

A completely different kind of plot from the other blood thirsty evil kind of ghost movies. The whole story revolves around a hotel room 1408, which is said that anyone going inside never came out alive.

1408 (US), 2007

5. A Tale of Two Sisters (South Korea), 2003

this story is beautifully crafted making it different from the other ghost movies. A great suspense in the whole story which when revealed haunts the viewers for a very long time. The uninvited- was inspired by this movie.

A Tale Of Two Sisters (South Korea), 2003

6. Shutter (Thailand), 2004

Don’t go for the Indian or even the american remake of this movie. The original is the best of all and in which the last scene will surely leave you scarred for life.

Shutter (Thailand), 2004

7. The Conjuring (US), 2013

This movie is based on the real incident which is one of the most haunted incident in the history. And a movie on this very topic with a great direction makes it frightening as much as you would feel uncomfortable all along the movie.

The Conjuring (US), 2013

8. Blair Witch Project (US), 1999

Made in such a way that it looks as a personally covered footage caught by someone and then found somewhere haunted or left aside. This very kind of screenplay makes the movie very scary.

Blair Witch Project (US), 1999

9. The Shining (US), 1980

Film critics have called it the best horror movie ever made. Stanley Kubrik’s masterpiece is one hell of a ride through hauntingly beautiful cinematography, stellar performances and sound effects that’ll make you cover your ears. The slow pace of the film adds to the horror. Jack Nicholson as the writer/hotel keeper who loses his mind, screaming “Daddy’s home!” has been called one of the most iconic film scenes ever.

The Shining (US), 1980

10. Rosemary’s Baby (US), 1968

Not for the spooks and the scares one can watch this film for the sake of knowing the sinister acts in this world even with the own unborn child.

Rosemary’s Baby (US), 1968

11. Insidious, Insidious 2 & Insidious 3 (US), 2011 – 2015

All three chapters are pretty amazing and would surely make you not want to sleep alone again!! ever!! IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Insidious & Insidious 2 (US), 2011 – 2013

12. The Silence Of The Lambs (US), 1991

After watching this a lot of people made the lead actor swear in front of law that he was actually not a cannibal and had never tasted human flesh either.

The Silence Of The Lambs (US), 1991

13. Mama (US), 2013

Not one of those idol role model movies which show the perfect love of a mother. The cast includes Jamie Lannister from game of Thrones as a double role too!

Mama (US), 2013

14. The Omen Series (Britain/US), 1976 – 1991

If you are a 90s kid, you’ll know what I mean when I say The Omen is the kind of stuff childhood nightmares are made of. Remember the woman whose eyes get clawed off by the crow?

The Omen series (Britain US), 1976 – 1991

15. The Wicker Man (Britain), 1973

It was named the Best Horror Film award in 1978 and the burning of the wicker man scene features in the list of 100 Scariest Movie Moments.

The Wicker Man (Britain), 1973

16. The Woman In Black (Britain), 2012

Those who went to watch the movie for Daniel Radcliffe are surely to be found saying a lot of good things about the movie rather than him. One of the best stories with a dark plot story.

The Woman In Black (Britain), 2012

17. Dead Silence (US), 2007

You will be convinced after watching this movie that dolls surely are really very scary.

Dead Silence (US), 2007

18. The Taking Of Deborah Logan (US), 2014

Not just like another exorcism story, this movie has got a back story and a base plot throughout the movie which makes it better and scarier than others.

The Taking Of Deborah Logan (US), 2014

19. Audition (Japan), 1999

You not only require a strong heart, but also a strong stomach to survive this excruciating gore fest. A middle aged man falls in love with a beautiful young actress. But she has a very dark secret. If you’re a fan of Hostel and SAW, you’re going to love this!

Audition (Japan), 1999

20. The Whispering Corridors Series (South Korea), 1998 – 2009

If you want to see the creativity in horror movies, this movie is must watch for you guys. Based on school horror story it has 5 parts which equally make you cry for your mama.

The Whispering Corridors series (South Korea), 1998 – 2009

21. The Maid (Singapore), 2005

Worth a watch for the horror flick category, this movie has got something attractive about it for sure.

The Maid (Singapore), 2005

22. The Eye (Hong Kong), 2002

This very popular flick by Danny and Oxide Pang has many remakes that did equally well. Remember the Urmila Matondkar starrer, Naina? This movie is the original of the Indian remake and better too

The Eye (Hong Kong), 2002

23. Bunshinsaba (South Korea), 2004

If you don’t believe that schoolgirls can get frightening, go and watch this movie and you won’t go to loo alone again.

Bunshinsaba (South Korea), 2004

24. Dark Water (Japan), 2002

Hideo Nakata’s (of Ringu fame) Dark Water is a beautiful story of a mother’s ultimate sacrifice. Dark and poignant, this film inspired an American remake starring Jennifer Connelly in 2005.

Dark Water (Japan), 2002

25. Annabelle (US), 2014

Though it could not live up to the prequel The Conjuring, it still had it’s scary scenes which good and the story was also something unusual.

Annabelle (US), 2014

26. The Others (Spain/US), 2001

This film won many awards, and Nicole Kidman received a BAFTA nomination for her role. The art and the direction which made this movie beautifully scary is what other movies do miss now a days.

The Others (Spain US), 2001

27. Sinister (US), 2012

One of the most favorite movies of the horror fans. Indeed, with the spoilt brats clubbed altogether along with the ghost casts make this movie really terrifying.

Sinister (US), 2012

28. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (US), 2005

Based on another real story like The conjuring, this movie is more of emotional along with being scary at the same time.

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (US), 2005

29. Reincarnation (Japan), 2005

Japanese people make the scariest movies of all, yet the production is really cheaper and thus these scary movies are as well economical and worthy to watch yet.

Reincarnation (Japan), 2005

30. Art of the Devil 2 & 3 (Thailand), 2008 – 2009

This movie includes a lot of gore but fortunately it has a very unique story plot which unravels in the third part of the series.

Art Of The Devil 2 & 3 (Thailand), 2008 – 2009

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