Top 15 Scary Horror Movies to Never Watch Alone

Top 15 Scary Horror Movies to Never Watch Alone

Read our picks for the top 15 scary horror movies to never watch alone. These films will get under your skin leaving you watching over your shoulder and too scared to use the bathroom. Below you will find scary movies with demons, demon possession, slasher flicks with home invasion, zombies, and malevolent ghosts. I also included some horror sci-fi featuring aliens or supernatural evil forces. Sit tight and get ready to binge watch for a terrifying and frightening night.


Top 15 Best Scary Movies to Never Watch Alone

  1. 1). Halloween (1978)

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    Halloween (1978)

    Official Synopsis: The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After…

    Tagline: The trick was to stay alive.

    Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Carpenter, P.J. Soles, Nancy Stephens, Nancy Kyes, Charles Cyphers, Tommy Lee Wallace, Mickey Yablans,…

  2. 2). The Exorcist (1973)

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    The Exorcist (1973)

    Official Synopsis: A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while…

    Tagline: The movie you've been waiting for...without the wait.

    Cast: Max von Sydow, Eileen Dietz, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, John Mahon, Ellen Burstyn, Donna Mitchell, Kitty Winn, Rudolf Schündler, Rudolf…

  3. 3). Poltergeist (1982)

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    Poltergeist (1982)

    Official Synopsis: A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the…

    Tagline: From a dimension beyond the living, a terror to scare you to death.

    Cast: James Karen, Craig T. Nelson, Zelda Rubinstein, Allan Graf, Heather O'Rourke, Dirk Blocker, Fred Rogers, Joseph Walsh, Robert Broyles, JoBeth…

  4. 4). Alien (1979)

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    Alien (1979)

    Official Synopsis: In the distant future, the crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress call from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and…

    Tagline: In space no one can hear you scream.

    Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Skerritt, Yaphet Kotto, Eddie Powell, Bolaji Badejo, Helen…

  5. 5). Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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    Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    Official Synopsis: Barbra and Johnny visit their father's grave in a remote cemetery when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbra manages to get away and takes refuge in what seems to be an abandoned farm…

    Tagline: If it doesn't scare you, you're already dead!

    Cast: George A. Romero, Robert Harvey, Bill Cardille, Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille, Vincent D. Survinski, Russell Streiner, Judith O'Dea, Rudy Ricci,…

  6. 6). The Thing (1982)

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    The Thing (1982)

    Official Synopsis: A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After…

    Tagline: Anytime. Anywhere. Anyone.

    Cast: Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Keith David, Norbert Weisser, Charles Hallahan, Wilford Brimley, Larry Franco, David Clennon, Richard Dysart,…

  7. 7). The Shining (1980)

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    The Shining (1980)

    Official Synopsis: Signing a contract, Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has a long, violent past that puts everyone in the hotel in a nervous situation. While…

    Tagline: Iconic terror from the No 1 bestselling writer.

    Cast: Jack Nicholson, Barry Dennen, Burnell Tucker, Derek Lyons, David Baxt, Aileen Lewis, Tony Burton, Manning Redwood, Joe Turkel, Scatman Crothers,…

  8. 8). The Conjuring (2013)

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    The Conjuring (2013)

    Official Synopsis: In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal…

    Cast: Patrick Wilson, Joseph Bishara, Steve Coulter, Millie Wannamaker, Jesse Michael Fullington, Vera Farmiga, Christopher Cozort, Shannon Kook, Sterling Jerins, Felix…

  9. 9). A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

    Official Synopsis: On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends (comprising Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz) are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Fred Krueger. Nancy must think…

    Tagline: She is the only one who can stop it... if she fails, no one survives.

    Cast: Johnny Depp, Lin Shaye, Robert Englund, Robert Shaye, Heather Langenkamp, Joe Unger, David Andrews, John Saxon, Jsu Garcia, Joseph Whipp,…

  10. 10). [Rec] (2007)

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    [Rec] (2007)

    Official Synopsis: "REC" turns on a young TV reporter and her cameraman who cover the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building…

    Tagline: One Witness. One Camera

    Cast: Javier Botet, Carlos Lasarte, Ferran Terraza, Manuela Velasco, María Teresa Ortega, Pablo Rosso, Manuel Bronchud, Maria Lanau, Claudia Silva, Daniel…

  11. 11). It (2017)

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    It (2017)

    Official Synopsis: In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an…

    Tagline: You'll float too.

    Cast: Javier Botet, Steven Williams, Megan Charpentier, Neil Crone, Stephen Bogaert, Isabelle Nélisse, Isabelle Nélisse, Edie Inksetter, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton,…

  12. 12). The Ring (2002)

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    The Ring (2002)

    Official Synopsis: Rachel Keller is a journalist investigating a videotape that may have killed four teenagers (including her niece). There is an urban legend about this tape: the viewer will die seven days after watching it. If…

    Tagline: Before you die, you see... the ring.

    Cast: Brian Cox, Joe Chrest, Keith Campbell, Vincent Hogarth, Daveigh Chase, Adam Brody, David Dorfman, Jane Alexander, Chuck Hicks, Sasha Barrese,…

  13. 13). Paranormal Activity (2007)

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    Paranormal Activity (2007)

    Official Synopsis: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the…

    Tagline: What Happens When You Sleep?

    Cast: Katie Featherston, Randy McDowell, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong, Ashley Palmer, Crystal Cartwright, James Piper, Spencer Marks

  14. 14). Hellraiser (1987)

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    Hellraiser (1987)

    Official Synopsis: Clive Barker's feature directing debut graphically depicts the tale of a man and wife who move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former…

    Tagline: Still Raising Hell [20th Anniversary Re-Issue]

    Cast: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Michael Cassidy, Nicholas Vince, Simon Bamford, Clare Higgins, Oliver Smith, Robert Hines, Andrew Robinson, Oliver Parker,…

  15. 15). The Grudge (2004)

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    The Grudge (2004)

    Official Synopsis: Karen Davis, an American Nurse, moves to Tokyo and encounters a supernatural spirit who is vengeful and often possesses its victims. A series of horrifying and mysterious deaths start to occur, with the spirit passing…

    Tagline: It never forgives. It never forgets.

    Cast: Ted Raimi, Bill Pullman, Clea DuVall, Takashi Matsuyama, William Mapother, Takako Fuji, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Yoshiyuki Morishita, KaDee Strickland, Grace…

  16. 16). Event Horizon (1997)

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    Event Horizon (1997)

    Official Synopsis: In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return…

    Tagline: Infinite Space - Infinite Terror

    Cast: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee, Joely Richardson, Kathleen Quinlan, Jack Noseworthy, Peter Marinker, Noah Huntley, Richard T.…

  17. 17). The Strangers (2008)

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    The Strangers (2008)

    Official Synopsis: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers,…

    Tagline: Lock the door. Pretend you're safe.

    Cast: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Laura Margolis, Glenn Howerton, Jordan Del Spina, Alex Fisher, Peter Clayton-Luce, Kip Weeks