Shockingly Smart Horror Movies You Must Watch Now!

Shockingly Smart Horror Movies You Must Watch Now!

Here is a handful of horror movies that can be analyzed heavily for hidden secrets or easter eggs and multiple meanings to the movies’ ending. We intentionally included films from different subgenres to provide a little something for everyone no matter if you a hardcore horror fan or an occasional horror movie watcher.

Smart Horror Movies List

  1. Shutter Island (2010)

  2. The Ninth Gate (1999)

  3. Angel Heart (1987)

  4. The Others (2001)

  5. American Psycho (2000)

  6. The Vanishing (1988)

    • The Vanishing
    • The Vanishing (1988)

      Directed by George Sluizer


      Movie Overview | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: Rex and Saskia, a young couple in love, are on vacation. They stop at a busy service station and Saskia is abducted. After three years and no sign of Saskia, Rex begins receiving letters from the abductor.
      Cast: Doumee, Eric Jacquet, Gene Bervoets, Aziz Djahnit, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Linda Wise, Johanna ter Steege, Ian Magilton, Gwen Eckhaus, Mieke De Groote
      Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Crime
  7. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

  8. Session 9 (2001)

  9. Candyman (1992)

  10. Suspiria (1977)

    • Suspiria
    • Suspiria (1977)

      Directed by Dario Argento

      AKA(s): Dario Argento's Suspiria

      Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders.
      Cast: Udo Kier, Rudolf Schündler, Dario Argento, Jessica Harper, Gregory Snegoff, Ted Rusoff, Fulvio Mingozzi, Frank von Kuegelgen, Franca Scagnetti, Geoffrey Copleston
      Genres: Horror, Mystery
  11. Saw (2004)

  12. The Wicker Man (1973)

    • The Wickerman
    • The Wicker Man (1973)

      Directed by Robin Hardy


      Movie Overview | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.
      Cast: Christopher Lee, John Hallam, Jennifer Martin, Roy Boyd, Aubrey Morris, Lindsay Kemp, Charles Kearney, Russell Waters, Fiona Kennedy, Irene Sunters
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Musical
  13. The Changling (1980)

  14. Let the Right One In (2008)

    • Let the Right One In
    • Let the Right One in (Lat den ratte komma in) (2008)

      Directed by Tomas Alfredson


      Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

      Official Synopsis: Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.
      Cast: Libby Brien, Philip Hersh, Adam Stone, Peter Carlberg, Mikael Erhardsson, Bengt Lindström, Rasmus Luthander, Susanne Ruben, Kåre Hedebrant, Sören Källstigen
      Genres: Horror, Drama, Romance
  15. Jacobs Ladder (1990)

  16. Se7en (1995)

  17. The Shining (1980)

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