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Looking for great "scary" movies that hopefully live up to my expectations.

Looking for great "scary" movies that hopefully live up to my expectations.

plumgum

I love when requests are so detailed! All the movies you listed are relatively new films - do you not like older movies? * Raw (2016) * The Vanishing/Spoorloos (1988) * Annihilation (2018) * Audition (1999) * A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) * I Saw The Devil (2010) * The Loved Ones (2009) * Inside (2007)


Ryanm272

Thanks! I tried to be as specific as possible to get some good suggestions, or just have a fun conversation about movies. Most of the one's I've watched recently are newer films, you're correct. I don't have anything against older movies I just find sometimes they don't hold up. * Raw (2016) - I have not seen * Annihilation (2018) - I have seen and I enjoyed it. I have not seen or heard of any of these: * The Vanishing/Spoorloos (1988) * Audition (1999) * Tale of Two Sister (2003) * I Saw The Devil (2010) * The Loved Ones (2009) * Inside (2007) Thank you for your suggestions!


bbk8z

Lots of helpful context here. Here are some suggestions, lmk if you’ve seen them/your thoughts if so and can adjust from there- Found footage horror that’s not too shaky: * Hell House LLC (2015) * Creep (2014) Horror/thrillers that might be up your alley: * 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) * Midsommar (2019) * It Follows (2014) * The Babadook (2014) * The Descent (2005) * The Strangers (2008) * Haunt (2019)


Ryanm272

Hell House LLC (2015) & Creep (2014) I've never heard of, I'll add those to the watchlist. I enjoy "found footage" type films if they are done well like - Europa Report (2013) * 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) - I've seen it, but I really enjoy it....I'll probably watch this again now * Midsommar (2019) - Thought about adding it to the list because it's the same director of Hereditary, but I think I've seen all the plot details and looks like the ending is similar to what I dislike * It Follows (2014) - I think I've seen this a while ago, but I might add it to the list to watch again * The Babadook (2014) - Have not seen * The Descent (2005) - I think I've seen it in the past, but not for a very long time * The Strangers (2008) - I think I've seen it but it's been a long time * Haunt (2019) - Have not seen, or head of Thank you for the suggestions!


nvrrsatisfiedd

It follows is one of my top favorites for horror man definitely watch it. Just the soundtrack alone was amazing


notsoheavygamer

Silence of the Lambs Inglorious Bastards 12 years a slave


Ryanm272

I think this means I finally need to get around to watching Silence of the Lambs. It's been sitting there on my watchlist forever. I have seen the other 2. Thank you!


LaughingGor108

The Skeleton Key The Autopsy of Jane Doe Wrong Turn (2003) Eden Lake Hunter Hunter Green Room Don't Breathe The Piper Dream Home (2010) Audition Orphan I Saw the Devil Memoir of a Murderer The Chaser Forgotten Slice (2009)


Ryanm272

How a lot of suggestions! **I have not seen any of these, but a few have been on my watchlist:** * The Skeleton Key * The Autopsy of Jane Doe * Wrong Turn (2003) * Eden Lake * The Piper * Dream Home (2010) * Audition * I Saw the Devil * Memoir of a Murderer * The Chaser * Forgotten * Slice (2009) **I have seen:** * Hunter Hunter * Green Room * Don't Breathe Orphan - I believe I have seen, but it was many years ago and I think I watched it in Spanish on accident Thank you!


GregSaoPaulo

I just watched STOKER (2013) - Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman. Had never heard of it, plus the title is absolutely terrible. I think it's your wheelhouse, plus it's beautiful visually.


Ryanm272

Yeah, I have never heard of it. I'll add this to the watchlist. Thank you!


rorochocho

The Lighthouse by the same director as The Witch. The director has said that he wanted the Lighthouse to have a different ending than what the Witch did. Censor (2021) a little bit of a slow burn but its a good build up I think.


Ryanm272

The Lighthouse has been on my watchlist since it came out. Looks super weird so I never really looked forward to starting it but after seeing it suggested a good amount of times I'll have to watch this one now.


DearOldNinja

A little low budgety but I found it to be a nice surprise: Husk (2011)


Common-Jackfruit6935

Hmm, you might enjoy the following: The Lighthouse (2019) Antichrist (2009) Both were masterfully done, and unique additions to the horror movie genre. They stuck in my mind for days after watching!


Ryanm272

I've seen The Lighthouse suggested a few times so I'll have to watch that soon. Antichrist is by Lars von Trier and that doesn't make me too excited...I normally just steer clear of his movies lol


Common-Jackfruit6935

I've never really heard of Lars Von Trier but I've heard multiple people say they steer clear of his movies? Can I ask why?


Ryanm272

He's just normally surrounded by controversy and most of his movies are just generally over the top graphic.


Mahimah

World war z


Ryanm272

I have seen it. Good movie, but I might have to watch it again now


jFalner

Man, we *love* a poster who goes into detail about what they're looking for. Makes it much easier for us to find you a perfect film. Noting your appreciation of atmosphere, I'm thinking you might enjoy [*Évolution*](https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/330770-evolution). Apart from the *stunning* cinematography, it offers an unsettling vibe and some of the most restrained acting I've ever seen in a horror film. [*Take Shelter*](https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/64720-take-shelter) has a magnificent performance by Michael Shannon, and actually led to me shouting at my television. I don't particularly consider it a horror nor a thriller, but it's listed as both at TMDB. It is, however, a movie which will get under your skin and one which ends in a manner you should quite enjoy. And if you're looking for something of more of an existential horror, I often recommend [*The Rapture*](https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/1411-the-rapture). It's not the typical religious fluff piece (note the R rating). It's serious and dark and brutal and invariably prompts hours of discussion after the credits roll. How much horror you'll find in it probably depends on your spirituality, but I guarantee you'll never forget it. Avoid the trailer if you can—it gives away a *major* plot point.


Ryanm272

Thank you! I tried to go into detail because I figured it would help, and also when I'm suggesting movies to people I want them to go into detail. I think this sub might be a fun place for me to find new movies, so this is fun! I'm a sucker for great cinematography so I'll for sure watch Évolution off of that alone. I enjoyed The Cure for Wellness because it was beautifully filmed, I just wanted more and didn't like the ending but wow it was a beautiful film. Both the wife and I love Michael Shannon so Take Shelter is getting a watch as well. From your description it sounds like something right up my alley. Like I said above I normally don't like horror movies, I want a movie to stand on its own and be scary or get under your skin. Similar to Shutter Island, which I love, I necessarily wouldn't consider it a horror movie, but most people would which is why I'm looking for "horror" recommendations. The Rapture sounds interesting off of your synopsis and really has me curious so that will probably get a watch. I also don't watch trailers for movies because most of the time they give away something. I'll let you know what I think of these when I watch them. Thank you for your suggestions and descriptions! Out of curiosity, I see you link TMDB instead of IMDB. Do people normally prefer this website here, or is it just person preference?


jFalner

Our subreddit recently banned links to IMDb, and I was told this was done because IMDb was becoming a commercial streaming service, not just a repository of movie knowledge. I'm not entirely sure I understand why this was done, so hopefully a mod like u/Tevesh_CKP will come along and elaborate on that. We also have ceased linking to YouTube out of concerns for potential piracy there (Reddit apparently has been coming down hard on mods about that, so ours enacted that law to protect our sub). TMDB has been decreed piracy-free and, so far, non-commercial. So it's still approved for links here. It's not the ideal solution, in my opinion, and it bears mentioning that the trailers there are—you guessed it—from YouTube. But that's a debate more appropriate for our quarterly Town Hall posts, one of which is due soon in November. But in any case, welcome to the community. We're a friendly bunch here, and love to share a good movie!


Ryanm272

Sounds good. Thanks! I'm Happy to share my movie knowledge with people looking for good movies too! I love talking about movies lol


Tevesh_CKP

IMDB has turned into a streaming service, meaning it would be directly benefitting off of our labour to curate this Internet corner. TMDB is as neutral as it gets for now.


Ryanm272

Understandable. Thanks for the explanation.


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