Scene from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

10 Movies That Scare The Hell Out Of Us Good luck sleeping after watching one of these

Everyone has their lists of all-time scariest movies. There are your usual staples, and then some underrated frightening flicks. Bone-chilling and nightmare inducing motion pictures that have riddled our fears the moment we pressed play.

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1. Jaws


Going to the beach is usually pretty awesome. But imagining the unknown below you can rush you out of the water quicker than you got in. Jaws really gave beach goers a real sense of fear, helping us realize we aren’t as high on the food chain in the ocean. Shark attacks are rare in reality, but are always a possibility. And we can all thank Jaws for letting us never forget that.

2. Texas Chainsaw Massacre


No matter how many times they remake it, what a terrifying concept. Though to popular misconception, it was barely based on a true event. Nonetheless, any road trip I take for the rest of my days, I’ll be praying the car doesn’t break down thanks Leather Face.

3. Jeepers Creepers


Of all the movies on this list, this one frightens me the most. Such a scary thought. It flies, it’s from hell, has only a limited time to eat, and you’re what’s in it’s immediate vicinity.

4. Halloween


Michael Myers became the original ghostface killer. Somehow always seeming to avoid injury and always right behind you – even though he walked at an extremely slow and creepy pace. A cult classic for sure.

5. IT


If you weren’t scared to death of clowns prior to this movie, you’re made of steel if this movie didn’t shake a little fear into you. Once Stephen King introduced us to Pennywise, birthday party clown bookings must have dropped to an all-time low.

6. The Mothman Prophecies


This one actually has some validity to the storyline. Residents of West Virginia had seen a winged creature that looked like a man in the area several times. Strange coincidences that lead up to a tragic event. I doubt the original characters of the story were as handsome as Richard Gere, but still this movie scares the hell out of us.

7.  The Grudge

The Grudge

This flick really took the courage out of anyone about to walk up a set of dark stairs. As a few more parts of this movie were made, the fear wore off slowly. But most people don’t forget the first time they watched The Grudge.


8. Friday The 13th


I’d like to thank Jason Voorhees for pretty much ruining the possibility of any camping trip I might have gone on in the future. The lake house hasn’t been visited as much after this terrifying film hit the silver screen.

9. Signs


Alien movies have always had a tendency to be slightly corny and not really capture the real feeling we would have if some other worldly creature decided to pay us a visit. M. Night Shyamalan may not have hit them all out of the park, but he certainly did with Signs.

10. The Hills Have Eyes


So, the reality of The Hills Have Eyes isn’t too inconceivable, which is what makes it so terrifying. This horror story will ensure we drive through the desert or hill country on our p’s and q’s.



Gus Penton
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