5 Horror Movies That Are ACTUALLY Scary

Looking for horror movies that will actually scare your socks off? Well, you're in the right place! Here's 5 terrifying horror movies ranked from least to most scary. 

  1. 1. The VVitch

    In the 1630s a family is banished from their New England colony over a religious dispute. They build and reside on a small farm near a secluded forest, and not long after the sudden and unexplained disappearance of their youngest son, Samuel, drives the family into madness. This film is unlike any other in which the historical accuracy of the time period (as depicted through clothing and language) brings it to life. Suspense is another aspect that adds to the fear this movie instills in its watcher, along with the added gore of special effects. 

  2. 2. Hereditary 

    The natural death of our protagonist’s mother, along with the fatal accident of her daughter results in menacing cult activity, which also happens to be a long-kept family secret. Will the summoned evil entity take hold of our family?  This film is extremely well written and thought out. Every scene has you on the edge of your seat in suspense and you constantly have an unsettling and eerie feeling in the pit of your stomach. One thing that made this film stand out to me more than others was the amount of mental gymnastics I had to do to understand the plot. It really makes you think and hold your attention throughout. 

  3. 3. Dead Silence

    After our main character's wife is murdered, he returns to their eerie hometown to try to unravel the mysteries surrounding her death. Throughout his hunt, terrifying mysteries are uncovered... will our protagonist make it out alive? Or will he be subject to the same fate as his late wife? This movie is noteworthy for its mind-twisting and extremely dark plot. The plot twists make this movie a definite spooky standout. 

  4. 4. Devil

    Skyscraper turned crime scene where an alleged suicide took place will change the life and fate of our main character forever. This movie consists of a dark past, “innocent” victims, demonic entities, and an unforeseen confession. If you like dark and gory, this one's for you. This movie is mysterious and constantly has you on the edge of your seat as the plot continues to thicken, adding to the scare factor. 

  5. 5. Sinister 1&2

    I had to include both of the Sinister movies because they are equally scary. They both center around the same plot and "villain" but have different characters and a different storyline. The few things I would like to mention about the Sinister movies though is that in addition to being extremely graphic and gruesome, they have a story that's never been told before. They also add in aspects of artistry such as the sound effects amplify the plot to make it more frightening.

There ya have it! 5 horror movies that are truly terrifying. Now, grab your girl gang and some popcorn and let the movies do the talking for themselves.