1. The Shining (1980)

While watching over a massive, empty hotel in the middle of nowhere and attempting to write his magnum opus, aspiring author Jack Torrance slowly descends into madness, all while terrorizing his poor wife and creepy-as-all-heck son.

2. Hellraiser (1987)

When mega-weirdo Frank accidentally opens a portal to hell, he unleashes some sinister beings called Cenobites. These demons tear his body apart but, with the help of his mistress Julia, they lure unsuspecting men to Frank's house so that he can use their blood to reconstruct his body. It's...it's a trip, ya'll.

3. The Conjuring (2013)

Look, I don't care what anyone says, this film is legitimately frightening. It's so creepy, in fact, that it made it onto Netflix's list of movies people start streaming, but never finish out of fear. Just watch it.

4. The Babadook (2014)

A film that'll make you say "hey, maybe I DON'T want kids after all," this one follows a single mother and her incredibly difficult son as they are terrorized by demonic presence (and gay icon), The Babadook.

5. The Sixth Sense (1999)

When a child psychologist faced with his most complicated case yet, he begins to question his own sanity. Seriously, if you haven't seen this one by now, what are you even doing? GET ON IT.

6. It Follows (2015)

After a sexual tryst, a young woman discovers that she's contracted a horrifying curse from her date, which she can only get rid of by sleeping with someone else and passing on the curse. In short, use protection, ya'll.

7. Truth Or Dare (2017)

Not to be confused with the 2018 film of the same name, this SyFy channel original sees a group of college friends discover that their innocent game of "truth or dare" has taken on a supernatural life of its own when they decide to play in a haunted house. Why are youths like this? IDK.

8. Malevolent (2018)

In this Netflix original film, a sneaky brother and sister team — who are in the business of faking paranormal encounters for profit — get more than they bargained for when their newest gig turns out to be quite REAL. Available starting Oct. 5!

9. Life After Beth (2014)

Mourning the death of his beloved girlfriend, Beth, Zach is understandably confused when she mysteriously comes back to life, though not ENTIRELY as herself (spoilers: she's a zombie).

10. Little Evil (2017)

A stepdad attempts to bond with his new family, but there's one MAJOR problem: His new stepson happens to be a The Omen-esque anti-christ.

11. Tucker And Dale Vs. Evil (2010)

A perfect comedic spin on the slasher genre, two backwoods besties are just trying to enjoy their woodsy vacation when a bunch of really dumb college kids staying in a nearby cabin keep mistaking them for blood-thirsty hillbillies.

12. The Babysitter (2017)

A young boy's crush on his beautiful babysitter turns deadly when he stays up past his bed time to spy on her, discovering that she's part of a satanic cult set on sacrificing him as the "blood of the innocent." It's okay kid, we've all been there (JK, no one has, but it's fine).

13. Verónica (2017)

If possession bothers you (which, like, it should)...maybe steer clear of this one? In 1991 Madrid, a group of school girls have a séance with less-than-desirable results, leaving their apartment contaminated with an evil presence.

14. Raw (2016)

Even if you have the most basic, limited knowledge of horror movies, you've probably heard of this one, as it quickly became defined by its word-of-mouth (accidental pun) publicity. This involved everything from people getting physically sick to full-on fainting in theaters. Pro-tip: Don't watch this one while eating.

15. Teeth (2007)

This plot literally sounds like something you'd say to your friends when you're really, REALLY drunk: "Okay guys but, like, what if my vagina had teeth?" That's the whole plot of the film. It's ridiculous, but somehow also terrifying.

16. The Witch (2015)

A family living on the edge of a ~super spooky~ forest in colonial New England believe a witch has cursed them, which causes their collective paranoia to take on a life of its own. Chaos ensues.

17. Creep (2014)

A broke videographer takes on a questionable project for a VERY odd client. The title of this film pretty much tells you everything you'll ever need to know about it.

18. Train to Busan (2016)

A father and his daughter attempt to escape a terrifying viral outbreak via train. This film was Korea's first blockbuster zombie film and is so amazing, it's actually in the process of being remade as a big budget Hollywood film.

Source: -buzzfeed

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