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When it comes to Hereditary Scary Scene, there are many films exploring this idea. Here are 25 of the best ones.

Se7en (1995)

Se7en
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From David Fincher, starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker
Rated R

Se7en follows two detectives, Detective Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and Detective Mills (Brad Pitt), who are assigned to investigate a series of macabre murders inspired by the seven deadly sins. As the detectives investigate, the killer, John Doe (Kevin Spacey), reveals that he has been planning the murders for years and is motivated by a desire to expose society's lack of morality. The detectives eventually apprehend John Doe, but are unable to prevent him from committing his seventh and final murder. The film culminates in a dramatic confrontation between the two detectives and Doe, which leads to a tragic outcome.

Psycho (1960)

Psycho
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Alfred Hitchcock, starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin
Rated R

Psycho is an iconic 1960 thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It follows the story of Marion Crane, a young woman who steals money from her employer and runs away with it. She impulsively checks into the Bates Motel, run by the mysterious Norman Bates. Marion soon finds herself in a terrifying situation as Norman’s dark secrets are revealed. It soon becomes apparent that Norman is a deeply disturbed individual with a dark past involving his domineering mother. Marion’s fate is sealed as the terrifying film reaches its climax. The film is widely regarded as one of Hitchcock’s best and most influential works, and is considered to be a classic of both the horror and suspense genres.

Alien (1979)

Alien
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Ridley Scott, starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright
Rated R

Alien is a science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and released in 1979. The movie stars Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto. The movie follows the crew of a commercial towing spaceship, the Nostromo, who, after receiving a distress call from an unknown planet, investigate and discover a strange alien vessel. After exploring the vessel, the crew of the Nostromo are attacked by a mysterious creature that is later revealed to be an alien. The alien proceeds to stalk and kill the crew, one by one. In the end, Ripley, the sole survivor of the crew, defeats the alien and escapes on an escape pod with her cat, Jonesy. The movie has since become a classic, spawning a franchise of sequels, prequels, comics, and video games. The film has also been praised for its groundbreaking special effects and suspenseful atmosphere.

The Shining (1980)

The Shining
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Rated R

The Shining is a 1980 psychological horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film follows the Torrance family – struggling writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson), wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and son Danny (Danny Lloyd) – as they move into the isolated Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies for the winter to serve as caretakers. Struggling with his sanity and the hotel's mysterious and malevolent past, Jack slowly descends into madness as he is haunted by the Hotel's supernatural forces. In an attempt to protect his family, Wendy and Danny must battle the ghosts of the Hotel to survive. The Shining is considered one of the greatest horror films of all time, due to its intense atmosphere and chilling performances.

The Thing (1982)

The Thing
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From John Carpenter, starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur
Rated R

The Thing is a 1982 science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter and written by Bill Lancaster. The film stars Kurt Russell as a helicopter pilot and R.J. MacReady, and features a cast of other actors including Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur and Donald Moffat. The film follows a group of American researchers in Antarctica who are confronted by a terrifying, shape-shifting alien life form that assimilates and imitates other organisms. As the creature infiltrates the station, it takes the form of the researchers who it has assimilated, and the only way to identify it is to test the blood of each member of the team. As the creature's violent and lethal intentions become clearer, the team must rely on their strength and cunning to survive. The Thing is widely considered a horror classic and known for its intense atmosphere, dark mood, and special effects.

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From William Friedkin, starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb
Rated R

The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin and written by William Peter Blatty, based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Blatty. It follows the demonic possession of a 12-year-old girl and her mother's desperate attempts to win back her daughter through an exorcism conducted by two priests. The film stars Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, and Linda Blair. The film is set in Washington, D.C. in the early 1970s, where 12-year-old Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) begins to act strangely, including exhibiting signs of possession. Her desperate mother Chris (Ellen Burstyn) seeks the help of two Catholic priests, Father Karras (Jason Miller) and Father Merrin (Max von Sydow). After a number of failed attempts to exorcise the demon, Father Merrin eventually succeeds, at the cost of his own life. The film is considered to be one of the classic horror films of all time, and one of the most important films in the horror genre.

Jaws (1975)

Jaws
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary
Rated PG

Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name. The movie follows a police chief, a marine scientist, and a grizzled fisherman as they set out to hunt a great white shark preying on a beach resort town. As the crew attempts to hunt the shark, it becomes increasingly clear that the creature is far more intelligent and dangerous than they expected, making the mission all the more perilous. With its intense suspense and suspenseful score by John Williams, Jaws delivers an unforgettable experience that made it one of the most successful films of all time.

Let the Right One In (2008)

Let the Right One In
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Tomas Alfredson, starring Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl
Rated R

Let the Right One In is a 2008 Swedish romantic horror film directed by Tomas Alfredson. Set in the early 1980s, the film follows a 12-year-old outcast named Oskar who befriends a mysterious girl, Eli, who moves into his apartment complex. Oskar soon discovers that Eli is a vampire, and the two form a strong bond. Together, they must confront the dangers of vampire hunters and an unrequited love. As their friendship deepens, Oskar finds the strength to stand up for himself, while Eli discovers the meaning of compassion and love.

The Devils (1971)

The Devils
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Ken Russell, starring Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian
Rated R

The Devils is a 1971 historical drama film directed by Ken Russell, based on the 1952 book The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley. It details the sexual and political turmoil of 17th-century France, centering on a priest named Urbain Grandier (Oliver Reed) and a sexually repressed nun named Sister Jeanne des Anges (Vanessa Redgrave). Grandier has been accused by an escaped nun of making a pact with the devil and is tried by an ecclesiastical court. As the situation escalates, a sadistic inquisitor (Michael Gothard) arrives to oversee the exorcism of Sister Jeanne, who is believed to be possessed by demons. The film is a vivid exploration of religious faith, superstition, fanaticism and mass hysteria.

Get Out (2017)

Get Out
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Jordan Peele, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener
Rated R

Get Out is a psychological horror film directed by Jordan Peele. It follows Chris Washington, a black photographer, and his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage, who visit her parents in a mainly white suburban town. Chris is initially welcomed warmly by Rose's family, but soon begins to feel a strange presence in the house. As his suspicions grow, he discovers a sinister secret about Rose's family and the other residents of the town. He soon learns that he is the latest victim in a terrifying plan to use hypnotism and mind control to control black people. Chris must find a way to escape before it is too late.

Evil Dead II (1987)

Evil Dead II
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva
Rated R

Evil Dead II is a horror comedy movie directed by Sam Raimi. It is a sequel to the 1981 cult horror film The Evil Dead. Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) is the protagonist, who is forced to battle a horde of zombies and demons in a cabin in the woods. When he reads from a mysterious book, the Necronomicon, he unwittingly summons evil forces, which attack him and his girlfriend, Linda. Ash is forced to fight for his life, using whatever he can find in the cabin. Eventually, Ash must confront the evil forces and use his own ingenuity to survive. The movie is filled with comedic elements and over-the-top violence. It has become a cult classic.

Repulsion (1965)

Repulsion
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Roman Polanski, starring Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux
Rated Not Rated

Repulsion is a 1965 psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Catherine Deneuve, the film follows Carol (Deneuve), a Belgian manicurist living in London, and her descent into insanity as she struggles to cope with her feelings of repression, isolation, and sexual anxiety. When her sister and her sister's lover are away on holiday, Carol's solitude is gradually replaced by an intense fear of being alone, and she begins to suffer from hallucinations and paranoia. As her mental state deteriorates, she commits horrifying acts of violence, ultimately leading to tragedy.

The Fly (1986)

The Fly
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From David Cronenberg, starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel
Rated R

The Fly is a 1986 sci-fi horror film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. Scientist Seth Brundle (Goldblum) has invented a teleportation device, but when he accidentally combines his genes with those of a fly during a test, he slowly begins to morph into a horrific human-fly hybrid. As his transformation progresses, Brundle's physical and mental health deteriorate, and he must find a way to reverse the changes before it's too late. Meanwhile, his relationship with journalist Veronica (Davis) is put to the ultimate test.

Saw (2004)

Saw
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From James Wan, starring Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Leung
Rated R

Saw is a psychological horror film directed by James Wan and released in 2004. It follows two men who wake up in a remote location and find themselves chained at the ankles and wrists with a dead body between them. They are told they must cooperate to survive, as they are being watched by the mysterious Jigsaw Killer. As they try to survive, they must complete tasks in order to survive, while also uncovering the identity of the Jigsaw Killer. The film is a twisted and brutal exploration of morality, as the victims must make choices that will either save their lives or cause them to suffer. As the story progresses, more of the Jigsaw Killer's motivations and methods are revealed, leading to a shocking climax.

The Omen (1976)

The Omen
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Richard Donner, starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner
Rated R

The Omen is a 1976 American supernatural horror film directed by Richard Donner and written by David Seltzer. The film stars Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, and David Warner. The plot centers on a young boy named Damien (Harvey Stephens) who is revealed to be the Antichrist, the son of Satan. As the mysterious child's terrible powers grow stronger, the people around him, including his adoptive parents Robert (Peck) and Katherine (Remick), become increasingly desperate to uncover the truth about Damien and prevent the coming of the Apocalypse. The Omen is a chilling thrill ride filled with suspense and suspenseful moments as the family discovers the truth about Damien, and his power to bring about the end of the world, while also trying to protect him from the forces of evil that want to control him.

The Wicker Man (1973)

The Wicker Man
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Robin Hardy, starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland
Rated R

The Wicker Man (1973) is a British horror film directed by Robin Hardy. The film follows the story of Sergeant Howie, a devout Christian police officer from the Scottish mainland, who is sent to the isolated island of Summerisle to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. Upon arriving, Howie is met with an eerie and pagan atmosphere and discovers that the island inhabitants are deeply involved in a bizarre religion based on ancient rituals and worship of the gods of nature. As Howie attempts to uncover the truth behind the girl's disappearance, he finds himself in a battle of wills between himself and the islanders, and he must confront the dark secrets of the Wicker Man they have constructed in the centre of the island. Ultimately, Howie's sense of duty and honour must face the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect the people he has sworn to serve.

28 Days Later... (2002)

28 Days Later...
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Danny Boyle, starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer
Rated R

28 Days Later follows a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic Britain. Four weeks after a deadly virus was unleashed, London is in ruins and the world is overrun with infected humans, known as "the Infected". Jim (Cillian Murphy), a bicycle courier, awakens from a coma to find himself alone and confused. He soon discovers that he is not alone, as he meets a small group of survivors and they search for safety while trying to stay ahead of the infected. Along the way, Jim and the group encounter a variety of obstacles, from soldiers to zombies to the virus itself. Together, they must face the dangers of a new world and ultimately decide whether or not to fight for the future of humanity.

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

An American Werewolf in London
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Landis, starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne
Rated R

An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror-comedy film directed by John Landis. It tells the story of two American college students, David and Jack, who are attacked by a werewolf while backpacking in England. David survives and is taken to a London hospital, where he is told that he has been cursed and will transform into a werewolf at each full moon. With the help of the mysterious Dr. Hirsch, David must find a way to break the curse before it is too late. The film is a blend of horror and comedy, with plenty of scares and laughs alongside a memorable transformation scene and an unforgettable finale.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Tobe Hooper, starring Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain
Rated R

The Lighthouse (2019)

The Lighthouse
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Robert Eggers, starring Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman, Logan Hawkes
Rated R

REC (2007)

REC
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza, starring Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Pablo Rosso
Rated R

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Wes Craven, starring Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon
Rated R

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

Jacob's Ladder
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Adrian Lyne, starring Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven
Rated R

Hereditary (2018)

Hereditary
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Ari Aster, starring Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff
Rated R

Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Tobe Hooper, starring JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight
Rated PG

 



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