15 of the Scariest Horror Movies You Won’t Watch Alone

Have you ever watched a horror movie so scary you had to wait to finish it until you could enlist someone else to watch it with you? Here’s a list of 15 scary movies you won’t dare watch alone.

15 Scary Horror Movies Not to Watch Alone

1. THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Watch THE WOMAN IN BLACK Online The Woman in Black is a 2012 British horror film directed by James Watkinsand written by Jane Goldman, based on Susan Hill‘s novel of the same name. It was produced by Hammer Film Productions. The film stars Daniel RadcliffeCiarán HindsJanet McTeerSophie Stuckey and Liz White. It was released in the United States and Canada on 3 February 2012 to generally positive reviews, and was released in the United Kingdom on 10 February 2012. A sequel titled, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death was released on 2 January 2015, without the involvement of Radcliffe.
2. THE WICKER MAN
Watch THE WICKER MAN Online The Wicker Man is a 2006 American horror thriller film written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Nicolas Cage. The film primarily is a remake of the 1973 British cult classic The Wicker Man, but also draws from its source material, David Pinner‘s 1967 novel Ritual. The film’s plot concerns a policeman named Edward Malus who is informed by his ex-fiancée Willow Woodward that their daughter Rowan has disappeared and asks for his assistance in her search. When he arrives at the island where Rowan was last seen he begins to suspect something sinister is afoot with the neo-pagans who reside in the island. The film received overwhelmingly negative reviews from film critics at the time of its release; critics pointed to the film’s unintentional hilarity, weak acting, and poor screenwriting. The film was also a financial flop, grossing $38 million against a $40 million production budget. Since release, it has developed a cult following over the years as an entertaining unintentional comedy. Cage dedicated this film to his friend Johnny Ramone, the guitarist of the band The Ramones, who had died in 2004
3. MAMA
Watch MAMA Online Mama is a 2013 horror film written by Neil CrossAndres Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti and directed by Andres Muschietti.
4. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
Watch THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Online The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime and horror genres. Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie FosterAnthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn, the film is based on Thomas Harris‘ 1988 novel of the same name, his second to feature Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. In the film, Clarice Starling, a young U.S. FBI trainee, seeks the advice of the imprisoned Dr. Lecter to apprehend another serial killer, known only as “Buffalo Bill“. The Silence of the Lambs was released on February 14, 1991, and grossed $272.7 million worldwide against its $19 million budget. It was only the third film, the other two being It Happened One Night and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, to win Academy Awards in all the top five categories: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Adapted Screenplay. It is also the first Best Picture winner widely considered to be a horror film, and only the second such film to be nominated in the category, after The Exorcist in 1973. The film is considered “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant by the U.S.
5. INSIDIOUS
Watch INSIDIOUS Online Insidious is a 2010 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh Whannell, and starring Patrick WilsonRose Byrne and Barbara Hershey. It is the first installment in the Insidious film series. The story centers on a couple whose son inexplicably enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for ghosts in an astral dimension who want to inhabit his body, in order to once again live. The film was released in theaters on April 1, 2011, and was FilmDistrict‘s first theatrical release. A sequel, Insidious: Chapter 2, was released on September 13, 2013, with Wan returning as director and Whannell returning as screenwriter. Because of the film’s success it became the basis for a maze for 2013’s annual Halloween Horror Nights. A follow up/prequel in the series, Insidious: Chapter 3 is set to be released on June 5, 2015.
6. ROSEMARY’S BABY
Watch ROSEMARY'S BABY Online Rosemary’s Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin. The cast includes Mia FarrowJohn CassavetesRuth GordonRalph BellamyMaurice EvansSidney Blackmerand Charles Grodin. It was produced by William Castle. Farrow plays a pregnant woman who fears that her husband may have made a pact with their eccentric neighbors, believing he may have promised them the child to be used as a human sacrifice in their occult rituals in exchange for success in his acting career. Rosemary’s Baby was the second film in Polanski’s “Apartment Trilogy”, preceded by Repulsion and followed by The Tenant. Each film concerns a protagonist who resides in an apartment and is beset by mysterious, horrific events. Rosemary’s Baby was an enormous commercial success, earning over $33 million in the United States on a modest budget of $3.2 million. It was met with near universal acclaim from film critics and earned numerous nominations and awards. The American Film Institute ranked the film 9th in their 100 Years…100 Thrills list. The official tagline of the film is “Pray for Rosemary’s Baby”.
7. THE SHINING
Watch THE SHINING Online The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack NicholsonShelley DuvallDanny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers. The film is based on Stephen King‘s 1977 novel of the same name, although the film and novel differ in significant ways. In the film, Jack Torrance, a writer and recovering alcoholic, takes a job as an off-season caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel. His young son possesses psychic abilities and is able to see things from the past and future, such as the ghosts who inhabit the hotel. Some time after settling in, the family is trapped in the hotel by a snowstorm, and Jack gradually becomes influenced by a supernatural presence, descends into madness, and ultimately attempts to murder his wife and son. Unlike previous Kubrick films, which developed an audience gradually by building on word-of-mouth, The Shining was released as a mass-market film, opening at first in just two cities on Memorial Day, then nationwide a month later.
8. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
Watch THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT Online The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American found footage horror film written, directed and edited by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez. The film was produced by the Haxan Films production company. The film relates the story of three student filmmakers who disappeared while hiking in the Black Hills near Burkittsville, Maryland in 1994 to film a documentary about a local legend known as the Blair Witch. The viewers are told the three were never seen or heard from again, although their video and sound equipment was discovered a year later and that this “recovered footage” is the film the viewer is watching. The film received generally positive reception from critics and went on to gross over US$248 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful independent movies of all time. The DVD was released on Tuesday, October 26, 1999 and presented only in full-screen. A sequel was released on October 27, 2000 titled Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. Another sequel was planned for the following year, but did not materialize. On September 2, 2009, it was announced that Sánchez and Myrick were pitching the third film. A trilogy of video games based on the film was released in 2000.
9. THE CONJURING
Watch THE CONJURING Online The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James WanPatrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star as Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were American paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent cases of haunting. Their reports inspired the Amityville Horror. The Warrens come to the assistance of the Perron family, who are experiencing increasingly disturbing events in their farmhouse in Rhode Island in 1971. The Conjuring was released in the United States and Canada on July 19, 2013, and in the United Kingdom and India on August 6, 2013. The film received very positive reviews and grossed over $300 million worldwide from its $20 million budget, making it one of the highest-grossing horror films of all time. It’s been considered by critics and audiences to be one of the scariest films since The Exorcist. A sequel to the film titled, The Conjuring: The Enfield Poltergeist is scheduled to be released on June 10, 2016.
10. SHUTTER
Watch SHUTTER Online Shutter is a 2004 Thai horror film by Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom; starring Ananda EveringhamNatthaweeranuch Thongmee, and Achita Sikamana. It focuses on mysterious images seen in developed pictures. The film was remade in 2008 under the same title.

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11. A TALE OF TWO SISTERS
Watch A TALE OF TWO SISTERS Online A Tale of Two Sisters is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror filmwritten and directed by Kim Jee-woon. The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty folktale entitled “Janghwa Hongryeon jeon”, which has been adapted to film several times. The plot focuses on two sisters who, after returning home from a psychiatric hospital, experience increasingly disturbing events involving both them and their stepmother. A Tale of Two Sisters opened to very positive critical review and won Best Picture at the 2004 Fantasporto Film Festival. It is both the highest-grossing Korean horror film and the first to be screened in American theatres. An American remake titled The Uninvited was released in 2009.
12. 1408
Watch 1408 Online 1408 is a 2007 American psychological horror film based on the Stephen King 1999 short story of the same name directed by Swedish director Mikael Håfström, who earlier had directed the horror film Drowning Ghost. The movie stars John Cusack, but also includes Samuel L. Jackson and Mary McCormack. The film was released in the U.S. on June 22, 2007, although July 13 is mentioned as the release date in the trailer posted on the website. The film follows Mike Enslin, an author who specializes in the horror genre. Mike’s career is essentially based on investigating allegedly haunted houses, although his repeatedly unfruitful studies have left him disillusioned and pessimistic. Through an anonymous warning, Mike eventually learns of the Dolphin Hotel in New York City, which houses the infamous “Room 1408.” Interested, yet skeptical, Mike decides to spend one night in the hotel although manager Olin warns him strongly against it. Mike has a series of bizarre experiences in the room.
13. RINGU O
Watch RINGU O Online Ring 0: Birthday is a 2000 Japanese psychological horror film. It is the prequel to the film Ring and the fourth and final installment in the Japanese Ringu franchise. It was directed by Norio Tsuruta, based on a screenplay by Hiroshi Takahashi. The film’s screenplay is based on the short story Lemonheart from the Birthday anthology by Koji Suzuki. There is also a manga adaptation. It was nominated for Best Film at the 2001 Fantasporto.
14. JU ON
Watch JU ON Online Ju-on is a Japanese horror franchise created by Takashi Shimizu, consisting of seven feature films. Shimizu attended the Film School of Tokyo, where he studied under Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Kurosawa helped Shimizu shepherd the Ju-on projects to fruition. The Ju-on films generally revolve around a curse created in a house in Nerima, Tokyo when Takeo Saeki, convinced that his wife Kayako was having an affair with another man, murdered her, their son Toshio and Toshio’s pet cat in a jealous fit. According to Ju-on, when a person dies with a deep and powerful rage, a curse is born. The curse gathers in the place where that person has died or where they were frequent at, and repeats itself there. The spirits of the deceased haunt the location, killing anyone who encounters the curse by any means, such as entering a cursed house or being in contact with somebody who was already cursed. The curse’s manifestation is mainly death, where the victims’ bodies may or may not disappear. The following deaths may create more curses and spread them to other locations. The franchise consists, to date, of seven films alongside several tie-in and merchandise products.
15. TTHE EXORCIST (1973)
Watch THE EXORCIST (1973) Online The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name. The book, inspired by the 1949 exorcism case of Roland Doe, deals with the demonic possession of a 12-year-old girl and her mother’s desperate attempts to win back her child through an exorcism conducted by two priests. The film features Ellen BurstynMax von SydowJason MillerLinda BlairLee J. Cobb, and Mercedes McCambridge. It is one of a cycle of “demonic child” films produced from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, including Rosemary’s Baby and The Omen. The Exorcist was released theatrically in the United States by Warner Bros. on December 26, 1973. The film earned 10 Academy Award nominations, winning two, and losing Best Picture to The Sting. It became one of the highest-grossing films of all time, grossing over $441 million worldwide. It is also the first horror film to be nominated for Best Picture. The film has had a significant influence on popular culture.

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