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    29 Of The Scariest Horror Movies That Were Recommended To Me, A Person Too Afraid To Watch Horror Movies

    Could someone please explain to me why we punish ourselves like this?

    It's October, and that means it's the one month of the year when I, a person who does not do well with horror movies, am willing to watch at least one. To prepare for the 2023 session, I asked my friends and also the internet to share some of the scariest horror films they've seen. Here's the list; please enjoy.

    1. Event Horizon (1997)

    Bodies suspended in liquid in a spaceship

    2. Lights Out (2016)

    Woman in red light looking scared

    3. Paranormal Activity (2007)

    Home video–style footage of woman in pajamas in a bedroom at night

    4. Hereditary (2018)

    Toni Collette screaming

    5. It Lives Inside (2023)

    Woman screaming in the dark

    6. The Exorcist (1973)

    Regan in bed looking possessed

    7. The Thing (1982)

    Kurt Russell in a safety suit and goggles

    8. Ringu (1998)

    Close-up of a creepy black-eyeballed demon with hair over its face

    9. The Babadook (2014)

    Babadook creature looking like a demented clown with a top hat

    10. It Follows (2014)

    Woman in a hospital bed with a bandage on her head

    11. The Shining (1980)

    Kid riding tricycle in eerie hallway with two twin girls at end of the hall

    12. Goodnight Mommy (2014)

    Two twin brothers looking scared

    13. Shawn of the Dead (2004)

    Two men facing a zombie in a misty alley

    14. The Witch (2015)

    A goat with horns and a young girl in a bonnet in a stable

    15. Apostle (2018)

    Close-up of a man looking very scared

    16. Scream (1996)

    A hooded figure in a ghost mask

    17. The Conjuring (2013)

    Close-up of Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as the husband and wife Ed and Lorraine Warren

    18. Annabelle (2014)

    Close-up of a haunted doll with pigtails and a lot of makeup and a metallic face

    19. Mother! (2017)

    Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem with a group of happy people behind them

    20. Ju-On: The Grudge (2002)

    A spooky kid covered in blood and looking through bars

    21. Us (2019)

    A family in matching clothing holding hands in a dimly lit driveway at night

    22. México Bárbaro, aka Barbarous Mexico (2014)

    A woman in Día de los Muertos makeup

    23. Terrifier (2016)

    A scary-looking clown puppet sitting in a diner

    24. Insidious (2010)

    A ghostly pair of women in dresses

    25. Sinister (2012)

    A half-naked body getting into a pool at night

    26. Halloween (1978–2022)

    Close-up of Michael Myers and his creepy mask

    27. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

    A woman screaming and looking horrified

    28. Alien (1979)

    Sigourney Weaver wearing a space suit

    29. And finally: Dear David (2023)

    Close-up of a seated man looking shocked

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    I know there must be some great horror films missing from this list, but there's only so much a weak and very afraid person can handle writing about. So, please, step inside the comments area and tell us your recommendations.

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