Scariest modern horror movies

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1.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
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After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence. (86 mins.)
Director: Oren Peli
“ First paranormal activity was truly intense. I know people say its boring and over rated but it was one of the first of its time and that's what made it so successful ” - Benmammone16
 
2.
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
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In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home. (83 mins.)
“ Third instalment was terrifying,the ending was so amazing and shocking. Left me wanting more. Pity the fourth couldn't meet this standard. ” - Benmammone16
 
3.
The Last Exorcism (2010)
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A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew. (87 mins.)
Director: Daniel Stamm
“ Very smart film, with some really good scared ” - Benmammone16
 
4.
Evidence (2012)
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Ryan makes a documentary on his friend, Brett, and his first time camping, until a mysterious figure in the woods starts hunting them. (78 mins.)
Director: Howie Askins
“ Pretty good film. Had its moments and a great twist at the end which was totally unexpected ” - Benmammone16
 
5.
Sinister (2012)
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Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s. (110 mins.)
“ Truly disturbing film ” - Benmammone16
 
6.
The Uninvited (2009)
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Anna returns home after a stint in a mental hospital, but her recovery is jeopardized by her cruel stepmother and ghastly visions of her dead mother. (87 mins.)
“ Very smart twist at the end, with some good scares ” - Benmammone16
 
7.
The Ruins (2008)
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A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins. (90 mins.)
Director: Carter Smith
“ Very good film, bit gory but that's what made it so good ” - Benmammone16
 
8.
Grave Encounters (2011)
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For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true. (92 mins.)
“ One of the best found footage films, very tense and horrifying. Pity the second was rubbish ” - Benmammone16
 
9.
The Ring (2002)
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A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (115 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ A classic which was so scary, still has an effect on me if I watch it ” - Benmammone16
 
10.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
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Before being sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends take one last road trip, but when they get into an accident, a terrifying experience will take them to a secluded house of horrors, with a chainsaw-wielding killer. (91 mins.)
“ Very disturbing and gory film with some great scares ” - Benmammone16
 
11.
Devil (2010)
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A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them. (80 mins.)
“ A great film with a great twist ” - Benmammone16
 
12.
Frozen (2010)
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Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death. (93 mins.)
Director: Adam Green
“ Simple, original and tense ” - Benmammone16
 
13.
The Strangers (2008)
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A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants. (86 mins.)
Director: Bryan Bertino
“ Such a tense film, truly amazing ” - Benmammone16
 
14.
V/H/S (2012)
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When a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for. (116 mins.)
“ Although the story line was pretty crap, this did have some great scares ” - Benmammone16
 
15.
White Noise (2005)
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An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave, becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions. (101 mins.)
Director: Geoffrey Sax
“ I watched this when I was 12 at night on my own and it was such a bad idea, scared me so much I couldn't sleep for weeks ” - Benmammone16
 
16.
Silent House (2011)
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A girl is trapped inside her family's lakeside retreat and becomes unable to contact the outside world as supernatural forces haunt the house with mysterious energy and consequences. (86 mins.)
“ Very effective and such a great ending, completely different to what is expected ” - Benmammone16
 
17.
The Descent (2005)
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A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. (99 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ Very scary film and was a great idea for its time ” - Benmammone16
 
18.
The Orphanage (2007)
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A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend. (105 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
“ Although in another language, this film is truly scary and has an amazing plot ” - Benmammone16
 
19.
Entity (2012)
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In 1998, thirty four unidentified bodies were found in shallow graves in a remote Siberian forest. After subsequent investigations... (87 mins.)
Director: Steve Stone
“ Very smart film, lots of great scares ” - Benmammone16
 
20.
The Conjuring (2013)
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Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. (112 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ Reminds me of sinister, very disturbing and truly scary film ” - Benmammone16
 
21.
Evil Dead (2013)
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Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. (91 mins.)
Director: Fede Alvarez
“ Very gory film which delivers some great scares ” - Benmammone16
 
22.
Cabin Fever (2002)
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A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals. (93 mins.)
Director: Eli Roth
“ Gory and funny. Such a great combination. Really recommend this title ” - Benmammone16
 
23.
The Mist (2007)
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A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ Not that scary but still a great movie ” - Benmammone16
 
24.
Rogue (2007)
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An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island. (99 mins.)
Director: Greg McLean
“ Great film, lots of action and jump scenes. Really good and proud of Australia for this one ” - Benmammone16
 
25.
The Unborn (2009)
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A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her. (88 mins.)
Director: David S. Goyer
 
26.
The Crazies (2010)
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About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply. (101 mins.)
Director: Breck Eisner
 
27.
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
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After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Cornwell
 
28.
Let Me In (2010)
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A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. (116 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves