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Tragedy Girls (2017)
If you like the dark humor of Heathers and are okay with seeing gore, I highly recommend Tragedy Girls. This comedy-horror movie stars Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand as two high school seniors who run a true-crime blog. When a serial killer starts stalking their small Midwestern town, they decide to use him as the fall guy while they commit the murders themselves in order to gain more followers. Available to stream on Hulu
Rosa cites Jaws as the scariest horror movie of all time. “The 1975 shark epic isn’t ripe with jump scares or disturbing imagery,” he says. “But the horror lies in what you don’t see. Two notes on a piano signal the deadliest kind of fright lurking underneath the water, yet you don’t actually see it until midway through the film. If that isn’t effective horror, I’m not sure what is.” I’m convinced. Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video
22. The Eye (Hong Kong), 2002
This very popular flick by Danny and Oxide Pang has many remakes that did equally well. Remember the Urmila Matondkar starrer, Naina? Watch this if you have a nose for good old-fashioned horror.
9. Insidious (2010)
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James Wan has already shown up higher on the list, but before he and Patrick Wilson made The Conjuring, they worked together on this supernatural thriller about a young boy who falls into a coma and begins to channel a malevolent spirit. The bare bones of the story weren’t the most groundbreaking, but frequent Wan collaborator Leigh Whannell infused it with a compelling enough mythology that it spawned three more installments. Wan also stated that Insidious was meant to be something of a corrective to the outright violence of Saw, which compelled him to craft something on a more spiritual level, and the end result is an effective chiller featuring what is frequently regarded one of the best jump scares ever put on screen.
7. Halloween (1978)
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Coming in at the seventh spot on our list is the film that introduced the world to all-time scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis and put John Carpenter on the map. Halloween is frequently cited as one of the earliest examples of the slasher genre as we know it today, and while it may not feature the same kind of realistic gore we’ve come to expect of films in that category, it packs a lot of tension and some inventive thrills in a relatively small-scale package. The film’s legacy is also fairly untouchable: Michael Myers’ mask has become the stuff of legend, and the giant, unstoppable killer and the “final girl” have become ingrained in the horror lexicon. There’s a reason the franchise is still going after more than 40 years.
30. Art Of The Devil 2 3 (Thailand), 2008 – 2009
These have to be the most twisted stories ever told. It’s full of gore but then, it has a strong story that only unfolds in the 3rd Chapter. Take my word, this is full paisa vasool stuff.