I don't know about you, but I have found that it is nearly impossible to find a good horror movie these days. Most of them are more like horror movie parodies than actual horror movies. I tend to view movies like "Saw," "Paranormal Activity," "Scream," and pretty much anything most people consider "scary" as comedies. Sure, some of them are scary in the moment—but I want that looming feeling of fear and disturbance for a good week or so, confirming my choice of movie was good, and not just a waste of time and emotions. I have been on a search for the scariest and most disturbing horror movie, and I think I've found a few gems. Hopefully these movies get under your skin just as much as they got under mine.
1. "The Gallows"
This is another movie that I did not have high expectations for, but oh my god did it deliver! The entire movie takes place on a computer screen, which is pretty cool, and also adds an interesting interactive effect to the scary pop-outs. You may or may not be afraid to use your phone, computer, and any platform of social media after watching this movie.
3. "Goodnight Mommy"
I'm going to be honest with you, the movie itself isn't that scary, but the idea of it is. If you're OK with subtitles and not much action, then I highly recommend this one. If anything, it's worth watching for the crazy plot-twist ending. It's literally in front of your face the entire time, but it'll still make your jaw drop to the ground. I'm still mad I didn't see it coming.
4. "The Babadook"
5. "Insidious: Chapter One and Two"
This one is a package deal! The ghost, or demon, whatever you want to call it, that is haunting this happy family is quite deranged and creepy. Surprisingly, the second installment seemed to deliver more than the first, but both have awesome pop-outs when you least expect it. There is a third installment, but it's a prequel and more tragically funny than scary.
6. "It Follows"
This movie is about something everyone fears—an STD.Except in this case, the 'D' stands for 'demon.' This movie is probably one of the most effective forms of birth control. What makes it so scary is that the demon is inescapable, and it can appear to you as anyone, at anytime. What's scarier than an STD that declares psychological warfare on your life?
If you want a movie with proper suspenseful pop-outs, creepy dead children, stomach churning home movies, and a scary AF demon, then this is the movie for you. You won't be able to kick that feeling of someone, or something, being behind your back. Bonus: there is a sequel, which of course isn't as good as the first, but it continues the story and gives a complete ending... Or does it?
8. "The Loved Ones"
9. "The Green Inferno"
This is Eli Roth's latest movie. If Roth's name is on it, then you know it's going to be a good time (or bad time, depending on how you want to view things). To keep it short and sweet, this movie is about cannibalism. You'll probably become a vegetarian after watching this. Have a barf bag ready!
This is a must-see for every single college student and emerging adult out there. What could go wrong when traveling around Europe with some good friends and staying in cheap youth Hostel's? Oh, just being kidnapped and tortured in disturbingly gruesome and horrific ways. Ever imagine what it would feel like to have your heel cords sliced? Probably not, but this movie will show you what that's like, amongst many other horrible forms of torture and disfigurement. This is arguably Eli Roth's most well-known movie, and probably the best.