Films can be scary simply by using loud noises and sudden movements to make their audiences jump; they can play on primal fears and physical reactions to give you a thrill. To be effectively creepy, a film needs to establish a certain atmosphere; it needs to draw you in and make you care. I love most kinds of horror movies, but creepy films are probably my favourite.It needs to give you something to think about when you’re trying to drop off to sleep at night; to make you wonder whether that creaking noise down the hallway was just the house settling, or something lurking in the shadows. Or rather, my least favourite, because they give me nightmares and make me paranoid and afraid to look into mirrors in the dark. Here are 50 genuinely creepy movies (in no particular order). Serbian immigrant Irena doesn’t have a friend in the world when she meets Oliver.
Oliver is initially patient but eventually finds himself falling for his much more reasonable colleague, Alice.
There’s no way this love triangle can end happily and, well, it doesn’t.
Five years after her daughter Angela went missing, presumed dead, Claudia starts getting weird phone calls.
A female voice claims to be Angela, and begs her mother to save her.
A series of weird clues leads Claudia to investigate a weird cult…
but when things slot into place too easily, it seems like someone might be luring her into a trap.Thematically, isn’t a particularly original movie, and it does have a truly awful ending, but there’s something about its characters, its atmosphere, and the way it tells the well-worn story that’s really effective. features some of the most brilliantly ominous radio broadcasts in all horror.When a group of strangers end up trapped in an isolated farmhouse together after the dead begin to rise, no one is in the mood for making friends, and it’s their own prejudices and stubbornness that leads to their downfall.(Well, that, and the fact that no one realised getting bitten by a ghoul would lead to death and reincarnation.Oops.) The zombie imagery is some of the most haunting ever committed to film, as vacant-eyed ghouls wander in and out of the shadows, chewing on dismembered body parts as they lurch around, constantly in search of fresh meat…Say his name five times into a mirror and the Candyman appears.