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    Updated on May 27, 2020. Posted on May 23, 2020

    17 Great Horror Movies People Say They Can Never Watch Again

    "I still check behind my shower curtain because of this movie."

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which horror movies they loved but will never watch again. Here are their responses:

    🚨 Warning: Spoilers ahead! 🚨

    1. First, Mother! (2017)

    Paramount Pictures

    "I will never, EVER watch this again. It was so uncomfortable watching Mother's husband ignore her concerns throughout the whole movie, and the ending with the baby horrified me."

    morgangraham1

    2. The Babadook (2014)

    Entertainment One

    "It’s one of the few horror movies that really got to me. While I LOVED the symbolism and metaphors, it just unsettled me too much to watch again."

    xcrunner1

    3. Apostle (2018)

    Netflix

    "The film is brutal and scary in ways I’ve never experienced — one scene in particular made me audibly gag. I love horror movies, but I will never be able to watch this one again."

    paitay21

    4. The Sixth Sense (1999)

    Hollywood Pictures

    "I can't watch it again — not because it’s the scariest movie, but because once you know the twist, it’s a different film."

    claireo4f1a2eac4

    5. Hereditary (2018)

    A24

    "This movie is just so utterly devoid of hope — it reminded me so much of what grief really feels like. I actually sobbed in the movie theater and was in a funk for weeks after seeing it. I think it's an amazing movie, but I don't know that I ever want to voluntarily feel like that again."

    delorienaz

    6. Antichrist (2009)

    Zentropa

    "It's unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I love disturbing and unsettling movies, but something about this one was just on another level. I can’t recommend it enough, but it’s not for the faint-hearted. It’s been years and I still can clearly remember the feeling of absolute dread that this movie instills."

    laurad4d5864fbd

    7. The Witch (2015)

    A24

    "This one messed me up for a while. I can never look at goats the same way again."

    charlief00

    8. The Perfection (2019)

    Netflix

    "I actually vomited while watching it. Even thinking about this movie makes me feel ill."

    georgea4cf7567f5

    9. Martyrs (2008)

    Wild Bunch

    "It took me two days to finish because it was so overwhelming that I had to keep pausing it. It's an amazing movie, but it's so psychologically and physically horrifying, especially toward the end. I don't think I'll ever be able to rewatch it."

    haileys4b4e0b241

    10. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

    Artisan Entertainment

    "For the longest time, I thought the story was real, and it horrified me. Even the display cover spooks me. Plus, I live near the forest where it was filmed."

    fionas4f2ee3551

    11. Us (2019)

    Universal Pictures

    "Jordan Peele is a mastermind, but that movie messed with my sleep schedule for a week. I always get nervous whenever I see a rabbit now."

    morganalexissk

    12. Thirteen Ghosts (2001)

    Warner Bros.

    "I still check behind my shower curtain because of this movie."

    vivaladeadgirl

    13. Deadgirl (2008)

    Dark Sky Films

    "I felt so disgusted that I actually had to shower right after the movie was over. I would definitely recommend it, but I could only stomach watching it once."

    ryno718

    14. Scream (1996)

    Dimension Films

    "It's not the actual film that got to me — there's just something about that mask that freaks me out."

    freudshock

    15. Cabin Fever (2002)

    Lionsgate Films

    "The scene when she shaved her legs in the bath scarred me to the point of not shaving my own legs for a month. Eli Roth is the god of discomfort."

    juliatheavalongirl

    16. Annabelle (2014)

    Warner Bros.

    "My grandma used to get me these porcelain dolls every year for my birthday as a kid, and I had to lock them all in a closet for a week after watching Annabelle."

    kennedyd4895ba3fb

    17. And finally, Midsommar (2019)

    A24

    "It has beautiful storytelling, acting, directing, and cinematography, but the graphic gore is too much for me."

    rachelb40b479dc1

    Have a spooky movie that didn't make this list? Tell us in the comments!

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and clarity.

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