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    21 Movie Scenes That Made People Deeply Unsettled Without Using Jump Scares

    No stale tactics, just pure discomfort.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community what movie scenes made them feel deeply unsettled without using jump scares, and some bloodcurdling gems were included. Here are some of the best scenes mentioned.

    1. In Paranormal Activity 3, when the babysitter is working at the table, and it appears one of the kids is walking around wearing a sheet, but it turns out to be the ghost.

    A girl writes at a kitchen table with a sheet levitating behind her, collapsing when she turns around

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    Paramount Pictures

    2. In Annihilation, when a mutated bear antagonizes the group using the voice of its victims.

    A mutated bear lingers near a woman's shoulder

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    Paramount Pictures

    3. In 28 Weeks Later, when Don ditches his family to escape zombies.

    A man runs in a field with zombies chasing after him in the distance

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    Fox Atomic

    4. In The Silence of the Lambs, when Buffalo Bill uses night vision goggles to creep up on Clarice.

    A scared woman seen through night vision goggles grabs hold of the wall

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    Orion Pictures

    5. In The Strangers, when the masked man is lingering behind Kristen in the house.

    A woman smokes while a masked figure can be seen in the darkness behind her

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    Universal Pictures

    6. In Nocturnal Animals, when Edward's family is kidnapped in front of him.

    A screaming woman is restrained in the back of a vehicle by her kidnapper and a devastated man watches them drive away

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    Focus Features

    7. In Thoroughbreds, when Lily frames Amanda for murder while she's drugged, then lays down with her.

    A woman is drugged and asleep while another woman covers her in blood, then lays down with her

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    Focus Features

    8. In Hereditary, when you can just barely see Annie's dead mother standing in the dark.

    A woman spots the figure of her dead mother in the darkness

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    A24

    9. In Hereditary, when Peter wakes up and Annie is possessed, levitating in the corner.

    Peter sits up in bed with Annie lurking in the upper corner against the ceiling

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    A24

    10. In Running Scared, when Teresa encounters the pedophile couple.

    A woman realizes the couple whose home she's in is harboring abducted children

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    New Line Cinema

    11. In Looper, when present-day Seth's body parts begin to disappear as his past self is being tortured.

    A man's fingers and nose disappear from his body

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    TriStar Pictures

    12. In Hush, when Maddie's hiding by the tub, and the viewer can see the window being broken behind her.

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    Netflix

    13. In Signs, when the daughter goes to her dad's bedroom and casually tells him there's a monster outside.

    A young girl stands at her father's bedside while he looks at her with concern

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    Buena Vista Pictures

    14. In The Conjuring, when Lorraine is doing laundry, and the wind blows a sheet off of the line, forming a frightening silhouette.

    A woman goes to grab a sheet from a clothesline, but it flies off and forms the silhouette of a person

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    Warner Bros. Pictures

    15. In Funny Games, when Peter pretends to be a friendly neighbor, but he's interacting with the victim he's planning to torture later.

    Peter asks to borrow eggs, then knocks Ann's phone into the kitchen sink, pretending it was an accident

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    Warner Independent Pictures

    16. In The Crazies, when Judy is strapped down, and one of the crazies is coming for her.

    Someone drags a pitchfork on the floor, and a frightened woman strapped to a table stares at their silhouette

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    Overture Films

    17. In Trainspotting, when Renton has hallucinations while detoxing.

    A man screams in bed and a baby crawls on the ceiling with its head turned

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    PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

    18. In The Invisible Man, when the antagonist lingers around the kitchen, takes a knife off the counter, and sabotages Cecilia's (Elisabeth Moss) breakfast.

    A woman chops vegetables in the kitchen

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    Universal Pictures

    19. In the Coraline opening scene, when creepy metal hands construct a doll.

    A metal hand hovers over a doll with button eyes

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    Focus Features

    20. In The Others, when Grace sees her daughter as an elderly woman.

    A mother questions an elderly woman who is claiming to be her daughter

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    Warner Sogefilms

    21. And finally, in Insidious, when "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" comes on the record player, and a boy can be seen dancing and running through the house.

    A woman walks with a laundry basket while a boy stands with his head down, facing the wall

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    FilmDistrict