1. The Collector (2009)

"This guy breaks into people's houses, kills all but one person, and then takes the 'survivor' to the next house as bait. Gory as hell and way scary."

2. The Woman in Black (2012)

"Eleven-year-old me was terrified of mirrors, graves, islands, children, trains, fog, windows, basements, falling asleep, and being alone after watching this movie. This lasted for about two (not really relaxed) years."

3. Mirrors (2008)

"I swear I was afraid to shower for a week. That movie did something to me. I have never been as affected by a horror movie as that one."

4. Pet Sematary (1989)

"The little boy cutting the old man's Achilles tendon with the scalpel is forever burned in my brain."

5. Shut In (2016)

"This is the movie I think about when I walk into my empty house alone at night. It gives me the heebie-jeebies just thinking about it."

6. Poltergeist (1982)

"I was a little kid when I watched it with my oldest sister and her friends. To this day, I still feel like ~something~ is always there, and I have a ridiculous fear of the dark...even though I’m 25. That movie was horrifying to me. I could never, ever watch it again."

7. The Mist (2007)

"Stephen King can really fray your nerves when he wants to. It’s a good thing I watched it last summer on a clear day because I would have spent the entire ride home feeling paranoid otherwise."

8. Halloween (1978)

"The only movie to ever truly scare me is Halloween. And it's because Michael Meyers WILL. NOT. DIE. Michael is just straight up unnerving to me. I couldn't sleep for weeks without panicking in bed. I watched it for the first time almost eight years ago and I'm still not over it."

9. The Grudge (2004)

"When that hand started coming out of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s head...hell no. I was afraid to get in the shower for a month. Done, son."

10. The Strangers (2008)

"The Strangers was the first scary movie I ever saw and it traumatized me for a while because of the realistic approach it has. Just think about all the times you're home alone — who knows if someone else knows you're alone too?! All it takes is the right timing for someone to sneak into your backyard the day you forget to lock the back door..."

11. It Follows (2014)

"It Follows has such a subtle creep factor that gets worse and worse over the course of the movie, and by the end of it, I was afraid of a person randomly walking past my car window. It still gives me the creeps every time I think about it."

12. Get Out (2017)

"Get Out is a masterfully done horror film. It doesn't rely on jump scares — it understands that the scariest thing is someone who looks totally normal and harmless on the outside yet is a nightmarish monster on the inside. The scene where Allison Williams is eating cereal is incredibly pedestrian on the surface, yet so deeply disturbing in the context of the movie. That film shook me to my core."

13. Creep (2014)

"Creep is one of the scariest movies I’ve seen. It messed with me for weeks after I watched it. I know found footage is kind of played out, but this one was so good!"

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