13 of the Absolute Scariest Films I’ve Ever Seen


13 of the Absolute Scariest Films I’ve Ever Seen

I’ve seen a ton of scary movies. Actually, I just saw Silent Hill 2 on Monday. (It’s good, if you’re wondering!) Ever since I was young, my sister and I would go to the movies and watch all the horror films at the theater. Now, my boyfriend and I watch them together, especially since we’re both pretty obsessed with zombies. Though, that’s another matter because we end up watching really bad horror films and today’s post is some of the scariest films I’ve ever seen, ever. These are films that scared the living daylights out of me so I hope you watch some and enjoy the terror as well!

  1. R-Point. This film was surprising in it’s scary factor. My boyfriend convinced me to watch it and I thought it would be boring, but it’s actually really freaky! It’s a Korean film so be prepared to read subtitles. Soldiers receive a radio transmission from a team that says they’ve been missing and need help. Strange things begin to happen when they arrive at R-Point. I don’t want to give away too much! 
  2. Audition. This one is such a WTF kind of movie; it’s that twisted. It centers on a widowed man holding fake auditions in order to find a new girlfriend. He believes he’s found her until a bag in her apartment moves. So totally creepy in true Takashi Miike style, this one will freak you out all the way through to the end. Actually, anything he’s done will freak you out. They’re all twisted as hell. 
  3. Pan’s Labyrinth. This movie isn’t necessarily terrifying in the straightforward sort of way. It more or less plays on your childhood fears. This adult fairy tale shows it’s fairy tale characters as being menacing and scary and it’s little girl Heroine living in 1940’s fascist Spain. Definitely a great film whether you’re scared or not.
  4. Hostel. So, when I first watched this film in theaters, I had no idea what it was about. It has a similar feel to Audition in that, you really feel like it’s going to be a chill movie in the first 30 minutes of it. Actually, we thought we were in the wrong theater at first. Then, the horror sets in. This movie is so effed up I got a charlie horse (muscle cramp) in the theater because of how tense I was LOL. 
  5. Paranormal Activity. This film is particularly frightening to me because I used to live in a house that looks just like the house they filmed in. A lot of the terror comes from what you don’t see in this film. There’s some strange happenings in their home that the couple begin to film and then they realize it’s not their house that’s haunted. All 3 of these films are scary, but the 3rd one has a really stupid ending (my opinion). 
  6. The Ring. Whether you watch the original Ring-u version or the remade American version, they’re both terrifying. A string of deaths happen after all victims have watched the same video. 
  7. The Omen. There’s something really creepy about little kids turning evil. I’m just saying. So, to sum this one up, little boy is the anti-christ. 
  8. Silent Hill. And to continue what I was saying, little children are scary as hell. Based on the equally scary video game, one woman goes searching for her missing daughter in a ghost town called Silent Hill. 
  9. Nightmare on Elm St. When a lynch mob killed Freddie, they never expected him to come back to haunt all of their children’s dreams. Don’t fall asleep!
  10. Saw. A sick twisted killer chains his victims and forces them to do, literally, whatever it takes to survive. They’re usually always people who have done bad things in their life. They’re all really good, but the original is scariest.
  11. Nosferatu. This is an old film from the 1920’s. It’s basically like Dracula, but much creepier because 1. it’s in black and white and 2. there’s no dialogue, just music. I don’t know exactly why it creeps me out, but just watch it and you’ll understand. It may be hard to find, but check your local library or online. 
  12. Carrie. This movie terrified me as a child. Based on a novel by Stephen King (just in case you were doubting how effed up it would be), it tells the story of shy Carrie who is bullied and ridiculed by her classmates. She starts her period (yep, going there) and combined with her lack of understanding and religious devotion, the bullying worse of her classmates worsens until Carrie’s had enough. 
  13. Jeeper’s Creepers. This is really similar to a lot of films that came out around the same time (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Amityville Horror, and Halloween), but this one stands out to me, not for it’s story or anything, but the damn music! Seriously, the music is so creepy. Don’t believe me ? Just YouTube the song Jeepers Creepers. It’s so freaking cringe-worthy!

So, I feel like now’s a great time to say this – What’s your favorite scary movie?

Enjoy Halloween!

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19 thoughts on “13 of the Absolute Scariest Films I’ve Ever Seen

  1. November 1, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    Very nice list! 28 days was pretty awesome

    1. November 2, 2012 at 5:51 AM

      Thank you! Agreed it’s one of my favorites! 🙂

  2. November 1, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    I am weird in that I am so intrigued by scary films and so want to watch them, but I have such an overactive imagination I have to take care! I have seen a couple of these though 🙂 I may have to hunt some out for when I’m with friends so the ghosts can’t get me!

    1. November 1, 2012 at 4:45 PM

      Hahah me too!! I freak myself out, but enjoy it somehow. I couldn’t sleep properly for a few days after seeing the first Paranormal Activity and not for weeks after watching Silent Hill. Small children are just scary!! If you do check them out, let me know your thoughts! I highly recommend them for some good laughs, scares and some even have really interesting stories to them! Thanks for visiting! <3

  3. November 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Takashi Miike is an amazing horror director. His short in Three Extremes were pretty awesome.
    Love your list: The Ring, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hostel, Silent Hill are all very good movies.

    Movies that gave me the best scares was The Eye. The original Hong Kong/Thailand version was scary in this psychologically haunting way. Pulse and The Others are also great horror movies. Dark tones, spirits/ghosts…they do the job for me!

    1. November 1, 2012 at 4:43 PM

      He really is! He just knows how to best freak people out! I’ve never seen that short, but thanks, I’ll look into it. I’m glad you like the list! I’ve never seen the Eye either, but thanks for sharing. All ones to look into. I love foreign films, esp. horror and dramas. Man, the Others scared the crap out of me when I saw it in the theaters with my sister!! haha. thanks for sharing – do come visit again soon! <3

  4. November 1, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    My son is a film major and loves Horror! He recently saw Sinister and said it was the scariest movie he’d ever seen…not really my favorite genre! I’m too scared to watch them! LOL

    1. November 1, 2012 at 4:41 PM

      Awesome! My boyfriend is a film major too! I was thinking of going to see that one in the theaters. Thanks for letting me know! Haha sorry it’s not your favorite – I get really scared too, but somehow, I keep watching them anyway! Hope you had a safe n fun Halloween – Thanks for visiting! x

  5. November 2, 2012 at 3:27 AM

    Was silent hill 2 scary?! I’m watching it tomorrow and I’m a bit paranoid lol!! I’m a coward for scary films :((

    1. November 2, 2012 at 4:20 AM

      Lol well my friend and i watched it through our hands lol. Its not scary, its just creepy and really jumpy, but i loved the story

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  9. September 18, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    The Ring and Saw were definitely one of the top 2 scary movies for me, but I would also have to add both Insidious 1 and 2 because I felt like they were so good for ghost movies and I usually don’t like ghost horror movies.
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    1. September 18, 2015 at 4:07 PM

      I totally agree! I wrote this post way before those films came out so that’s why it didn’t make the list. thanks for stopping by Channing!

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