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, suspense, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric and serious films and TV shows about / with death, supernatural, weird, dialogue, gory, danger, blood, storytelling, mentor and catastrophe plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as scary: The Descent (2005), Mama (2013), The Conjuring (2013), Insidious (2010), Sinister (2012), Case 39 (2009), Wrong Turn (2003), Orphan (2009), Silent Hill (2006), The Conjuring 2 (2016).

List of scary movies

 7.2
 199K
The Descent (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival horror, cave, monster, trapped, woman in danger, expedition, friends, friendship, danger, vacation, loss of daughter, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: appalachia
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 6.2
 168K
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, gothic, suspenseful, suspense, frightening ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, paranormal activity, adoption, children, parents and children, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.5
 434K
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, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, danger, paranormal investigation, haunted by the past, witch, fear, paranormal activity, evil force, family in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
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 6.8
 274K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, frightening, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, nightmare, supernatural, evil spirit, parallel world, ghosts, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, demons, parents and children, afterlife, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 216K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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: murder, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, fear, family in danger, attic, danger, graphic violence, investigation, evil force, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1966, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
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 6.2
 77K
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, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: evil child, supernatural, child abuse, social worker, uncover truth, mysterious character, mental institution, demons, danger, murder, evil force, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.1
 107K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, survival, cannibalism, chase, gory, manhunt, disfigurement, danger, massacre, youth, friendship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
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 6.9
 188K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
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, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family problems, family in danger, mysterious character, parents and children, manipulation, female psychopath, murder, deadly, insanity, murderer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
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 6.5
 212K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, Australia, 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, dark, surreal, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, survival, monster, insanity, evil, mysterious place, revenge, ghost town, parallel world, suffering, sadism, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
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 7.3
 221K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
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, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: demonic possession, haunted house, supernatural, psychic, paranormal investigation, demon, family in danger, danger, riddles and clues, ghost, child in peril, single mother ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 2003, year 1977, year 1976
Place: england, london
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 8.0
 357K
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, suspense, suspenseful, frightening, psychological ...
Plot: devil, religion, supernatural, evil force, demons, supernatural ability, priest, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, paranormal activity, demon, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, middle east, asia, iraq
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 6.8
 113K
It (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 192 min.
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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, suspense, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: clown, asthma, giant spider, friendship, supernatural, stephen king, small town, childhood, good versus evil, villain, investigation, childhood trauma ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s, year 1960, 1960s ...
Place: maine, usa
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 6.8
 253K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: isolation, fear, evil, ghost, haunted house, survival, trapped, insanity, supernatural, paranoia, danger, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles
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 7.3
 141K
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, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, psychic, ghost, poltergeist, supernatural, missing child, kidnapping, good versus evil, child in peril, ghosts, parallel world, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
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 6.2
 84K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, twist ending, gothic, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ventriloquist, murder, funeral, legend, ghost, curses spells and rituals, small town, mystery, investigation, doll, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 5.4
 138K
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, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, evil doll, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, death, sacrifice, graphic violence, violence, paranormal activity, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: usa, california, pasadena california, santa monica california
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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: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, crime, investigation, maniac, murder, fbi, psychology, killings, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, memphis, baltimore ...
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 7.6
 332K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy, UK
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: surprise ending, twist ending, scary, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, mysterious character, psychic, supernatural, uncover truth, parallel world, spiritualism, nightmare, single parent, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
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 7.1
 317K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
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, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, life is a bitch, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, little girl, telephone, urban legend, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington
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 6.4
 57K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, brutal, macabre, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, trap, serial killer, home invasion, violence, gory, extreme violence, masked man, homicidal maniac, torture, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
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Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
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, suspenseful, suspense, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, monster, gory, supernatural, death, danger, scarecrow, chase, serial killer, brother, survival, dead teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida
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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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, death, destiny, characters killed one by one, psychic, youth, supernatural, twists & turns, life & death, survival, race against time, air disaster ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, paranormal, abandoned hospital, deadly, danger, paranormal investigation, insanity, blood, maze ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
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 6.2
 121K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, alien invasion, evil alien, gory, danger, blizzard, chase, mission gone awry, survival, alien encounter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica
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 5.3
 114K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: slasher, psychopath, murder, serial killer, ghost town, traffic jam, woman in danger, wax museum, violence, torture, group of friends, small town ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
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 8.1
 363K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, alien encounter, lovecraftian, paranoia, fear, survival, space and aliens, mutation, isolation, trapped, scientist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: antarctica, south pole
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 6.2
 101K
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: ghost, supernatural, family in danger, demon, mirror, evil, demons, uncover truth, investigation, family problems, hallucination, possession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania
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 6.5
 116K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, siblings relations, family relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, deadly, crimes, murder, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2002, year 1955
Place: usa
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 5.4
 22K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, 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, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, voodoo, danger, nightmare, ghost, curses spells and rituals, psychology, haunted by the past, uncover truth, spirit, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
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 7.0
 256K
28 Weeks Later (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this chilling sequel to 28 Days Later, the inhabitants of the British Isles appear to have lost their battle against the onslaught of disease, as the deadly rage virus has killed every citizen there. Six months later, a group of Americans dare to ...
Style: scary, tense, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, zombie apocalypse, plague, infected, post apocalypse, virus, chaos, end of the world, chaos and mayhem, mutant, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
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