Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

The Descent (2005)

The Descent (2005) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

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saw a post asking about the most scary movies in AskReddit last night, these are the most recommended movies so far, anyway i just thought i should collect them for you guys.
seriously they are all absolutely great.
so favorite and thank me later.
goodnight lads.

One Hour Photo (2002)

One Hour Photo (2002) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

An employee of a one-hour photo lab becomes obsessed with a young suburban family.

Eraserhead (1977)

Eraserhead (1977) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

It Follows (2014)

It Follows (2014) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

A young woman is followed by an unknown supernatural force after a sexual encounter.

Misery (1990)

Misery (1990) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

Jacob's Ladder (1990) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death.

The Thing (1982)

The Thing (1982) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things.

Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

Nightcrawler (2014)
When Louis Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

The Orphanage (2007)

The Orphanage (2007) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.

Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

Se7en (1995)
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.

The Last House on the Left (2009)

The Last House on the Left (2009) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist (1973) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
fuck this movie

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Rosemary's Baby (1968) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

Alien (1979)

Alien (1979) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

The Shining (1980)

The Shining (1980) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

The Witch (2015) The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (original title)

The Witch (2015)  The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (original title) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
i really loved this. i know lots of you didn't enjoy it but its really cool.

Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

Black Swan (2010)
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.

The Machinist (2004)

The Machinist (2004) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.

The Babadook (2014)

The Babadook (2014) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

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.

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

The Others (2001)

The Others (2001) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.
scary and it has an amazing story too

The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring (2013) - Scary Movies that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.true story. scary as hell.
check out part 2! both are great
here's the link to askreddit https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/55ng8w/what_is_the_sc
,you might find more interesting movies there that i didn't include.
enjoy.
good night^^