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Best Creepy Movies

  • 1408

    1408 (PG-13, 2007)

    John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Jasmine Jessica Anthony, Tony Shalhoub
    Renowned horror novelist Mike Enslin believes only in what he can see with his own two eyes. But aft... read moreer a string of bestsellers discrediting paranormal events in the most infamous haunted houses and graveyards around the world, he has no real proof of life...afterlife. But Enslin's phantom-free run of long and lonely nights is about to change forever when he checks into suite 1408 of the notorious Dolphin Hotel for his latest project, "Ten Nights in Haunted Hotel Rooms." Defying the warnings of the hotel manager, the author is the first person in years to stay in the reputedly haunted room. Another bestseller may be imminent, but first he must go from skeptic to true believer--and ultimately survive the night.
    • mksteel
      mksteel: liked the use of "We've Only Just Begun" by The Carpenters on the room clock radio, it made a real creepy theme!
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
    • fb1140422900
      fb1140422900: . "1408" is creepy but it could've been creepier. Don't know if it's the casting of John Cusack or it lacked a l
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
    • fb100000119075484
      fb100000119075484: 1408 is dark, gritty, creepy, suspenseful, scary, and best of all, it's a blast! 1408 also has a darker granier look to it
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Paranormal Activity

    Paranormal Activity (R, 2009)

    Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong, Ashley Palmer
    A haunted house makes no secret of the fact it's not pleased with its new tenants in this independen... read moret tale of supernatural horror. Katie (Katie Featherson) and Micah (Micah Sloat) are a twentysomething couple who've just moved into a new home in San Diego, CA. Katie has an interest in the paranormal and believes that malevolent spirits have been following her since childhood, though Micah is not so easily convinced. However, after several nights of loud noises and strange happenings, Micah starts to agree with Katie that some sort of ghost may have followed them to the new home. After a paranormal researcher tells the couple he can't help them, Micah decides to take control of the situation and sets up a battery of video cameras so that if a spirit manifests itself, he can capture its behavior on tape. Once the surveillance cameras are in place, Katie and Micah bring in a Ouija board in an effort to talk to the spirits, a move that deeply offends the ghosts. Paranormal Activity was the first feature film from writer and director Oren Peli. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb100001276915292
      fb100001276915292: . But we've already explored all these creepy aspects before.
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • shawn1428
      shawn1428: hasn't happened in a long time LOL It was just a movie not a real documentary however it was still creepy fact or fiction!!!! I can't imagine watching it at home in the middle of the night I would di
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
    • Yoda811
      Yoda811: Very well done! It was creepy but fun. I wish I hadn't watched the trailer though. It kinda ruins it a little. It's one of
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
  • The Ring

    The Ring (PG-13, 2002)

    Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox, Jane Alexander
    A disturbing videotape appears to hold the power of life and death over those who view it in this of... read morefbeat thriller. A strange videotape begins making the rounds in a town in the Pacific Northwest; it is full of bizarre and haunting images, and after watching it, many viewers receive a telephone call in which they are warned they will die in seven days. A handful of teenagers who watched the tape while spending a weekend at a cabin in the mountains scoff at the threat, but as predicted, they all die suddenly on the same night. Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), the aunt of one of the ill-fated teens, is a journalist who has decided to investigate the matter and travels West with her young son, Aidan (David Dorfman), a troubled child who has been drawing pictures of strange and ominous visions. Rachel managed to find the cabin in the woods and watches the video herself; afterward, she receives the same phone call, and realizes she must solve the puzzle of the video and the person or persons behind it within a week. Rachel turns to her ex, Noah (Martin Henderson), an expert in video technology, who at first is convinced the story is a hoax until he digs deeper into the mystery. The Ring was adapted from a 1996 Japanese film by Hideo Nakata, which became a massive box-office success in Asia and spawned two sequels. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb100003360976844
      fb100003360976844: . It was smart, it was fun, it was suspenseful, consistent and it had a few creepy moments. It relied more in atmosphere that jump scares and it really payed off.
      Not incredib
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • fb1173940052
      fb1173940052: . Looks good but fails to hit the creepy heights of the classic Japanese original.
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • fb100001276915292
      fb100001276915292: Very creepy and visually chilling. Verbinski's directing and Watts acting lights up the film in a dark ma
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
  • The Strangers

    The Strangers (R, 2008)

    Jenowade DiCarlo Lewis, Alaina Sebastian Razny, Liliana Zapata, Israel Cruz, Howard Collado
    The horrifying events that took place in the Hoyt family's vacation home at 1801 Clark Road on Feb. ... read more11, 2005, are still not entirely known. Champagne. Rose petals. Candlelight. It was supposed to be a night of celebration for Kristen McKay and James Hoyt. But, after leaving a friend's wedding reception and returning to the house, everything had collapsed for the happy couple. Then came a 4 a.m. knock on the door and a haunting voice. "Is Tamara here?" "The Strangers" is a terrifying suspense thriller about a couple whose remote getaway becomes a place of terror when masked strangers invade. The confrontation forces Kristen and James to go far beyond what they think themselves capable of if they hope to survive.
    • carmstro1995gmailcom
      carmstro1995gmailcom: e Strangers was very tense and I definitely couldn't watch it on my own! A few jumpy bits and a few creepy bits too especially when the masked person was talking at the door! Weirddddd!
      Overall a goo
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • fb100004400073097
      fb100004400073097: . There are some genuinely creepy moments in there and although the ending lets it down, it's still worthy. And Liv Tyler is wa
      Reviewed 13 days days ago
    • shawn1428
      shawn1428: lived up to the movie! My kind of movie, doesn't have to be gross to be good! It was a really dark creepy, lonely movie, not alot of cast in it either. Awesome film! My nerves were shot by the end of
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
  • The Shining

    The Shining (R, 1980)

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson
    "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" -- or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick's eer... read moreie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel. With wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and psychic son Danny (Danny Lloyd) in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as the winter caretaker at the opulently ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. Before the Overlook is vacated for the Torrances, the manager (Barry Nelson) informs Jack that a previous caretaker went crazy and slaughtered his family; Jack thinks it's no problem, but Danny's "shining" hints otherwise. Settling into their routine, Danny cruises through the empty corridors on his Big Wheel and plays in the topiary maze with Wendy, while Jack sets up shop in a cavernous lounge with strict orders not to be disturbed. Danny's alter ego, "Tony," however, starts warning of "redrum" as Danny is plagued by more blood-soaked visions of the past, and a blocked Jack starts visiting the hotel bar for a few visions of his own. Frightened by her husband's behavior and Danny's visit to the forbidding Room 237, Wendy soon discovers what Jack has really been doing in his study all day, and what the hotel has done to Jack. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi
    • fb100000011672414
      fb100000011672414: A tense, creepy meditation on abuse, alcoholism, insanity, and whether we can trust what we perceive.Who is t
      Reviewed 7 months days ago
    • azariasdanielsgmailc
      azariasdanielsgmailc: The Shining is not only creepy, but intensly scary and is a classic.
      Reviewed 5 months days ago
    • ryanholloway
      ryanholloway: ck's The Shining is phenomenal horror movie that triumphs into delivering thrills, a very eerie and creepy atmosphere, and a standout performance by Jack Nicholson as the insane and terrifying Jack To
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
  • El Orfanato (The Orphanage)

    El Orfanato (The Orphanage) (R, 2007)

    Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Mabel Rivera
    Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro produces director Juan Antonio Bayona's gothic frightene... read morer about a long-abandoned orphanage with a particularly troubling past. As a child, young orphan Laura spent her formative years being cared for by the staff of a large orphanage located by the Spanish seaside. Those were some of the happiest years of Laura's life, and now, 30 years later, the former charge returns to the dilapidated institution with her husband, Carlos, and their seven-year-old son, Simon, to reopen the orphanage as a facility for disabled children. However, something ominous haunts the darkened hallways of this silent, stately manor. When Simon's behavior begins to grow increasingly bizarre and malicious, Laura and Carlos start to suspect that the mysterious surroundings have awoken something ominous in the young boy's imagination. It's not long before Laura, too, is drawn into this disturbing web and the repressed memories of the past come flooding back in a terrifying torrent of tension and deeply disturbing revelations. With opening day drawing near and their situation growing increasingly grim by the hour, Carlos attempts to write off Simon's bizarre behavior as a desperate bid to get more attention from his distracted parents. Laura isn't so easily convinced of this theory, though, and soon embarks on a desperate quest to unearth the terrible secret that lurks in the old house, waiting for just the right moment to inflict devastating damage on both her and her family. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb1337173634
      fb1337173634: One of my favorite all time scare's!!! Creepy, creepy!! Brilliant film!
      Reviewed 46 days days ago
    • kategrannell
      kategrannell: Creepy as heck!!
      My favourite type of scare - nothing gory or sick - just creepy, spooky with some thought provoking scares. Great acting - was much better than I thought/hop
      Reviewed 18 months days ago
    • fb633295168
      fb633295168: A really creepy and suspenseful old style ghost story--like some of my favourite films in the genre: The Haun
      Reviewed 20 months days ago
  • Dead Silence

    Dead Silence (R, 2007)

    Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Fairman, Joan Heney
    Saw duo James Wan and Leigh Whannell re-team for this chilling tale of a widower (Ryan Kwanten) who ... read morereturns to his hometown to unearth clues about his recently departed wife's untimely death. In the quiet town of Ravens Fair, children taunt one another with spooky stories about a ventriloquist whose mind was ravaged by insanity. Mary Shaw was a popular entertainer until she was accused of murdering a young boy. Subsequently hunted and captured by the vengeful townspeople, Mary's tongue was cut out before she was mercilessly killed and committed to the earth in the company of her handmade collection of vaudeville dolls. In the years that followed, the town seemed to be haunted by those ghastly puppets. After mysteriously disappearing from Mary's grave, the menacing figurines would sometimes be glimpsed by the damned in the dead of night -- their appearance consistently foreshadowing the death of whoever laid eyes upon them. Entire families were found slaughtered, their tongues brutally torn from their mouths in a sickening scene that eerily recalled the execution of the elderly ventriloquist. Newlyweds Jamie (Ryan Kwanten) and Lisa Ashen (Laura Regan) both grew up in Ravens Fair. Now, following Lisa's inexplicable death, Paul has returned to the pair's hometown in order to say his final goodbyes and find out the truth about his wife's enigmatic demise. After being reunited with his ailing father (Bob Gunton) and the aging man's pretty young bride (Amber Valletta), the grieving widower will finally uncover the shocking truth behind the curse that has plagued Ravens Fair for as far back as he can remember. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb516624043
      fb516624043: nice good creepy movie; if you are afraid of dolls, or dummys--like a lot of pplz are--then thsi will def. hav
      Reviewed 5 days days ago
    • andrewsg2
      andrewsg2: Good looking bad movie with some creepy parts. This really would have benefited from more subtlety as, for one thing, the twist endin
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • fb100001276915292
      fb100001276915292: . A creepy and eerie delight for horror fans.
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
  • The Mist

    The Mist (R, 2007)

    Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones
    Frequent Stephen King collaborator Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) teamed with the celebra... read moreted horror author once again for this tale of terror concerning a small town engulfed by a malevolent mist, based on a story originally published in King's 1985 horror anthology Skeleton Crew. When a thick fog descends upon a rural community and claims the lives of anyone unfortunate enough to be caught outside, a small band of survivors seeks refuge in a local grocery store. Now trapped in a darkened cloud of pure horror, the frightened denizens of the town are forced to fend off an advancing horde of murderous monsters. Punisher star Thomas Jane heads up an ensemble cast that includes Andre Braugher, Laurie Holden, William Sadler, and Marcia Gay Harden. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • fb100000119075484
      fb100000119075484: . The special effects were very good and I liked the creatures, even though they were creepy, they were so cool. Also I liked the main characters and I really cared about them. Frank Dar
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • tylerrosin54
      tylerrosin54: It was a very suspenseful movie with great special effects and a creepy plot. Has one of the most depressing ending in a movie I have ever seen.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • fb671857588
      fb671857588: Creepy at parts, annoying at others. Mr. King has a sick mind.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Silent Hill

    Silent Hill (R, 2006)

    Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger, Kim Coates
    The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for h... read moreer only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric care, Rose flees with her child, heading for the abandoned town in search of answers -- and ignoring the protests of her husband. It's soon clear this place is unlike anywhere she's ever been. It's smothered by fog, inhabited by a variety of strange beings and periodically overcome by a living "darkness" that literally transforms everything it touches. As Rose begins to learn the history of the strange town, she realizes that her daughter is just a pawn in a larger game.
    • fb100001276915292
      fb100001276915292: Far from being relevant in the video game series, but good special-effects and creepy costumes keep the wobbly plot on track.
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • eddiescott1973
      eddiescott1973: .

      Not excellent but worth watching for the creepy creatures alone.
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • fb1146634647
      fb1146634647: I had such HIGH HOPES for this movie! The video game is creepy as hell! Alas, no deal.
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
  • The Number 23

    The Number 23 (R, 2007)

    Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman, Danny Huston, Rhona Mitra
    A mysterious novel, "The Number 23," given to Walter Sparrow by his wife Agatha as a birthday gift, ... read moredepicts a chilling murder mystery that seems to mirror Walter's life in dark and uncontrollable ways. The life of the book's main character, a brooding detective named Fingerling, is filled with moments that echo Walter's own history. As the world of the book starts to come alive, Walter becomes infected by the most frightening and evocative part of it: Fingerling's obsession with the hidden power of the number 23. This obsession permeates the book and begins to control Walter. He sees the number everywhere in his own life and becomes convinced that he is damned to commit the same horrific crime as Fingerling--murder. Nightmarish fantasies come to haunt Walter, ones that portend terrible fates for his wife as well as family friend Isaac French, placing him on a desperate quest to understand the mysteries of the book. If he can unlock the power behind the number 23, he may be able to change his future.
    • fb1626978761
      fb1626978761: A great, creepy movie that makes you think. Loved it!
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • timcommerce
      timcommerce: Jim Carey does the creepy again, really enjoyed the buildup and wasn't disappointed by the twists, actually kept me fro
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • M9z8759483
      M9z8759483: cided to make darker roles he has acheived pretty much with his darker roles and the number 23 is a creepy little film
      Reviewed 4 years days ago