With Halloween quickly approaching, a lot of us are looking at the horror section of Netflix and our vintage DVD collection. I love horror movies as much as the next guy, but there are some movies out there that you just shouldn’t watch alone.
Especially at night, with the doors unlocked and in the basement. But if you’re up for an impending heart attack and to be absolutely scared to go to bed tonight, then you’re gonna want to see this entire list.
I first saw this movie on Netflix but I definitely wasn’t watching it alone. This cult classic is a home invasion movie about a deaf woman facing off against a deranged, masked murderer. The director did a really good job of immersing the audience into the main character’s point of view.
In some scenes, you won’t hear anything because the director wants to give you a taste of what it’s like to be in her shoes. It’s absolutely terrifying and it really makes you feel uneasy and tense.
Hush will make you want to double-check all of the locks on your doors and windows and you’ll probably think twice about wearing noise-canceling headphones while you’re home alone at night.
John Carpenter’s Halloween is truly a classic horror movie that has stood the test of time. This is a movie that doesn’t rely solely on gory scenes filled with blood splatter. Instead, Halloween relies more on the gut-wrenching suspense, first-person camera shots and of course – we have the iconic movie score that still haunts all of our dreams.
This is a movie that leaves you with an unsettled feeling in your stomach. We have a knife-wielding serial killer who quietly invades the small town of Haddonfield, killing anything and everything in his way.
It’s a movie that has been chilling us to our core for over 4 decades now and if you decide to watch it alone – you will probably want to check every corner of your house because you never know what shadowy murderer could be lurking in the darkness.
Basically, this movie is about an evil curse that lingers inside of a house where a horrific murder of a woman and child took place. It is said that if anyone ever steps foot inside of the house, they will be cursed and haunted until they die. Soon enough, those people who entered the house are brutally murdered.
If this sounds familiar to you, that’s probably because you’ve heard of the American adaptation of this movie called The Grudge. that creepy woman and kid are originally from Ju-on. The Japense version is 100x scarier and to be honest, I still can’t sleep in the dark.
The Blair Witch Project
Three film students mysteriously disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland while they were shooting a documentary. But one year later after they vanished, their footage was found.
This movie was originally released in 1999 so even after 20 years – I think that the Blair Witch is one of the scariest found footage films of all time. And it doesn’t even have any jump scares, no script, no music, no special effects. You don’t even see the witch in the entire movie.
But with all that in mind, you still get an uneasy feeling when you watch it because of it makes you so uncomfortable watching people struggle with their biggest fears. And it’ll also make you feel incredibly paranoid whenever you are outside because you will feel like someone or something is always behind you, waiting to make a move.
A young couple recently moved into a new home but they later discover that they are not alone. Instead, their house is terrorized by a demonic force that is especially active at night.
You shouldn’t watch this movie alone because it plays on some of our biggest fears like people staring at you while you sleep and the possibility of capturing scary ghost footage on tape. This movie is filmed in a way that makes you believe that it is actually somebody’s home movie.
It leaves you dreading the scenes shot at night because they make you feel as if ghosts are watching you while you sleep too. Have you ever thought about recording your room while you sleep? Well, this movie will make you think differently about that.
Apparently the last few minutes of the movie will ruin your life, so I’d advise not watching this movie unless 1. You never want to sleep again or 2. You don’t mind knowing that ghosts are watching you while you are peacefully sleeping.
If you’re home alone, do not watch The Strangers. Cause it will probably ruin any chance of you having a good night’s sleep. The Strangers is about a couple that went on a romantic getaway but things got pretty ugly after a failed proposal. Strangers approached their door with masks on, ready to kill.
I don’t know what’s more terrifying than three masked, murderous psychopaths trying to get into your home at night. The premise of this movie just feels way too real compared to other horror movies that are so far fetched.
This scary home invasion could literally happen to anyone of us at any time, so if you haven’t already done so, lock those doors, shut those windows and turn on the alarm because you never really know who could be trying to break into your house. But if you’re the daring type, then you’ll love watching the sequel, The Strangers Prey At Night.
The Hills Have Eyes
What’s more scarier than psychotic mutants trying to murder you? The answer is nothing. The Hills Have Eyes is about a suburban family who becomes stranded in the Nevada desert.
Shortly after, they discover that they are being hunted by a cannibalistic family who will stop at nothing to get a taste of their human flesh. There are some pretty hard scenes to watch in this movie so you’re definitely going to want to have a buddy with you.
And if you drive, you should get your car checked by a mechanic, because you don’t want to find yourself stranded on the side of the road. You just never know if there is a murderous serial killer waiting for you in a ditch along the side of the road.
This is a classic movie that was released in 1973 and it has stood the test of time. It is one of the most iconic horror movies and for a good reason. In case you’re too young to remember, the Exorcist is about a 12-year-old girl named Regan who got possessed by a demon.
Her mother frantically tried to save her daughter by hiring the help of two priests to perform exorcisms on her. I don’t think any of us will ever forget when Regan walked down the stairs, upside down on all fours. That scene still haunts me to this day.
And let’s not forget about when her neck turns all the way around. Don’t waste your time on any of the sequels though, they never measured up to the original. But if you’re in the mood for a good scare, then The Exorcist is the movie for you. But to be on the safe side, you might want to have a rosary near you or some holy water nearby if you’re watching this alone.
This is a movie about a quiet family vacation home that becomes overrun by crazed murderous people wearing scary animal masks. If you live in an isolated area that is surrounded by trees, this movie will make you want to put a for sale sign on your front yard.
You’re Next is full of unexpected turns, a plot twist, and your typical slasher scenes. But keep in mind, this is a home invasion movie – so it’s probably not a good idea to be watching this alone on a Friday night.
Because after watching this movie, you’ll probably spend all of your time checking every inch of your house for an intruder. Or you’ll be hiding underneath your bed.
This horror movie is based on true events that occurred in a farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island. Two owners and their five daughters are being terrorized and tortured by a dark presence that is lurking in their farmhouse.
In desperation, the family contacted world-renowned demonologists, Ed and Lorraine Warren to help them to get rid of the demon. But this evil spirit might be too much to handle.
This movie will make you want to steer clear of old farmhouses for the rest of your life and it’ll probably give you about 3-4 heart attacks. There are a ton of jump scares in this film and trust me, no one is safe. And it probably makes things 100x worse knowing that this is actually based on a true story.
It just makes the whole experience of watching the movie really uncomfortable to watch, especially because something like this could happen to you. And for a long time, you’re probably going to be scared every time someone claps. If you’ve seen this movie then you know exactly what I’m talking about.