Scary is defined as anything that causes fright. What becomes scary is very subjective and differs from person to person. Horror movies attempt to scare a person without physically causing distress. For some viewers, it brings an adrenaline rush.
In this list, I will cover the top 10 scariest horror movies released in the last twenty years.
1) Us (2019)
Us was a critical and commercial success. It earned $250 million on a budget of $20 million. It follows a family whose beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.
2) The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
The movie follows A father and son, coroners, who are investigating a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently hiding dark secrets.
3) [Rec] (2007)
The Spanish horror film is the original movie to the Quarantine series. It is scarier than the first Quarantine movie. It follows a television reporter and cameraman who goes into a dark apartment building and is quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
4) The Conjuring (2014)
The movie that started one of the famous horror universes off all time. The Conjuring follows Ed and Lorraine Warren who tries to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
5) The Descent (2005)
The movie follows a group of explorers who get trapped in a cave and have to defend against a strange kind of predators hidden away inside the cave.
6) Hereditary (2018)
When the head of a family passes away, the rest of the family discovers their mysterious and terrifying past.
7) The VVitch (2015)
The movie follows a family in 1630s New England who is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.
8) It Follows (2014)
It follows a young woman who tormented by a supernatural force after a sexual encounter.
9) The Babadook (2014)
The movie follows a widowed mother who is plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
10) Let the Right One In (2008)
A bullied boy finds love with 12-year-old girls who have been 12 for over 200 years.