5 Horror Gems So Disturbingly Great You Never Want to See Them Again
These five take the fear aspect a little too far and mess with your head on a deeper level than your typical monster or maniac movie.
Horror movies are supposed to be scary, that's the whole point of the genre, but some of them take it a little too far, inducing fear and paranoia and making you afraid of every shadow for at least a few days.
So here are five great horror movies that will get under your skin and stay with you for a while.
It Follows (2014)
This movie about a shape-shifting entity that stalks its prey restlessly should make you at least a little paranoid after watching it.
After having a "good time" with her new boyfriend, Jaime Height finds out that she has been cursed and that a mysterious entity is after her.
The movie also features one of the greatest "silent" jump scares in modern movie history.
The Strangers (2008)
Starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, this movie revolves around a couple who are terrorized by a group of strangers in their isolated summer home.
The nightmare that ensues feels eerily real, making the movie quite difficult to watch.
You will think twice about opening the door to a stranger for a long time after watching it.
Ari Aster had an exceptional feature-length directorial debut with this 2018 psychological supernatural horror film starring Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne, as it got under the skin of many viewers and was simply uncomfortable to watch.
After the death of Annie Graham's mother, a chain of sinister events begins that eventually threatens the entire family.
As some fans describe it: "great movie, never want to see it again."
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
With its shifting perspectives and confusing storyline (which makes perfect sense in the end), Jacob's Ladder is like a nightmarish fever dream that you won't be able to forget for a long time.
A Vietnam War veteran, Jacob suffers from hallucinations, but perhaps there is a much darker secret behind his visions than just psychological trauma.
Just stay away from the 2019 remake of the same name, because it's nightmarish for all the wrong reasons.
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
A group of students plan to make a documentary about Deborah Logan, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, but it soon becomes clear that something much more complex and evil is happening to the poor woman.
Watching Deborah and her daughter struggle with what they believe to be a disease may prove to be even more disturbing, heartbreaking and uncomfortable than any supernatural aspect (which is also quite frightening).