Scary movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant scary movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with blood, danger, gory, dialogue, death, torture, supernatural, storytelling, catastrophe and brutality plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as scary: Silent Hill (2006), Sinister (2012), The Conjuring (2013), Wrong Turn (2003), Annabelle (2014), Insidious (2010), 1408 (2007), The Ring (2002), The Babadook (2014), The Exorcist (1973).

List of scary movies

 6.6
 197K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surreal, dark, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, missing child, suffering, insanity, evil, torture, sadism, revenge, small town, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, west virginia
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 6.8
 189K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, murder, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, crime, fear, filmed killing, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
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 7.5
 369K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, danger, witch, paranormal activity, seance, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, investigation, death, exorcism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
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 6.1
 98K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, manhunt, slasher, disfigurement, cannibalism, chase, gory, danger, friendship, isolation, youth, massacre ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: virginia, west virginia, usa
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 5.4
 112K
Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, violence, evil doll, danger, toy comes to life, paranormal activity, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
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 6.8
 241K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, parallel world, fear, danger, coma, curses spells and rituals, paranormal activity, psychic, demons ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 235K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: ghost, isolation, haunted house, supernatural, survival, fear, hotel, insanity, hotel room, danger, paranormal activity, evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 288K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, ghost, murder, telephone, race against time, journalist, death, fear, little girl, parents and children, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
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 6.8
 158K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, nightmare, dysfunctional family, family in danger, dealing with death, mental illness, book, depression, insanity, single mother, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 8.0
 318K
The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, biblical ...
Plot: supernatural ability, evil force, supernatural, priest, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, clergy, exorcism, good versus evil, girl, losing-it hero, crisis of faith ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, iraq, middle east, washington d.c.
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 6.9
 98K
It (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 192 min.
Story: A series of murders prompts Mike Hanlon to suspect that the supernatural menace that he and a group of friends battled as children has returned. He begins to call his friends to remind them of the oath they swore: if It returned again, they would ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: small town, supernatural, clown, giant spider, murder, nerd, suicide, villain, library, flashback, bicycle, monster ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
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 7.0
 168K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family in danger, family problems, mysterious character, domestic disturbance, parents and children, life turned upside down, deadly, fear, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, estonia, connecticut
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 7.6
 304K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, uncover truth, seance, mysterious character, single parent, isolation, supernatural, psychic, losing-it hero, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel
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 5.4
 20K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, voodoo, ghost, danger, curses spells and rituals, disability, nightmare, police investigation, sacrifice, uncover truth, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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 6.2
 69K
Case 39 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, mysterious character, mental institution, social worker, uncover truth, child abuse, evil child, murder, domestic disturbance, woman in danger, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.2
 95K
Mirrors (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Romania, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, family in danger, hallucination, evil, possession, investigation, medication, schizophrenia, uncover truth, store, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania
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 6.4
 50K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, danger, trap, psychopath, extreme violence, thief, family in danger, torture, violence, home invasion, masked man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
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 7.4
 296K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, witch, curses spells and rituals, investigation, legends and myths, murder, uncover truth, small town, gory, ancient mystery, horseman ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1700s, 19th century
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Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, danger, death, youth, air disaster, race against time, psychic, survival, airplane accident, unlikely partners, life & death, freak accident ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, slasher, survival, cannibalism, kidnapping, danger, victim, escape attempt, family in danger, trapped, fear, genetically altered ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: new mexico, mine, usa
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Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A college-age brother and sister get more than they bargained for on their road trip home from spring break. When the bickering siblings witness a creepy truck driver tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church, they investigate. Bad ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, chase, supernatural, gory, survival, monster, danger, brother, serial killer, death, brother sister relationship, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, scary, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, death, couple relations, family in danger, haunted by the past, danger, insanity, nun, mental institution, witch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 20th century, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, new orleans, usa, north carolina ...
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 7.6
 340K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: captivity, psychopath, mind game, torture, serial killer, survival, insanity, race against time, trapped, game of death, master criminal, sadist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.5
 102K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, siblings relations, haunted house, danger, hallucination, mirror, insanity, demons, deadly, plot twist, gory, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, crime, cannibalism, fbi, murder, special agents, profiler, killings, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
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 7.2
 252K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, monster, trapped, deadly creature, fear, fog, fight, small town, supermarket, desperation, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
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 7.4
 123K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, psychic, supernatural, missing child, parents and children, poltergeist, good versus evil, child in peril, little girl, curses spells and rituals, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, dark, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, psychic, ghost, fear, danger, couples, paranormal activity, videotaping, desperation, invisibility, panic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
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 7.4
 181K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, danger, riddles and clues, single mother, demonic possession, paranormal investigation, ghost, demon, psychic, spirit, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1977, year 2003
Place: england, london
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 6.2
 154K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, children, adoption, parents and children, paranormal activity, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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