Scary Movies To Watch With Family

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Scary Movies To Watch With Family

When it comes to Scary Movies To Watch With Family, there are many creators exploring this topic. Here are 25 of the best ones.

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 psychological horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on Stephen King's 1977 novel of the same name. It stars Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a job as the off-season caretaker of the isolated Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. He is accompanied by his wife, Wendy Torrance (Shelley Duvall), and their young son, Danny (Danny Lloyd). After Danny is gifted with "the shining," an array of psychic abilities, the family soon discovers that the hotel is haunted by a malevolent presence. As Jack slowly descends into madness, Danny and Wendy must battle the supernatural forces that threaten their family’s survival. In the end, they must fight to escape the haunted hotel and its secrets before Jack succeeds in his horrific plans.

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Pan's Labyrinth
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Guillermo del Toro, starring Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú
Rated R

Pan's Labyrinth is a dark fantasy drama set in post-Civil War Spain. It tells the story of a young girl named Ofelia who discovers a magical world of fantastical creatures and dangerous secrets. Ofelia must navigate the opposing forces of her cruel stepfather, Captain Vidal, and the mysterious faun that leads her to the underworld. As she embarks on a quest to fulfill her destiny, she must face her deepest fears and confront the horrors of war. With a mix of vivid visuals and a thrilling story, Pan’s Labyrinth is a masterpiece of fantasy filmmaking.

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 supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, and based on William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel of the same name. The film follows a young girl named Regan MacNeil (played by Linda Blair) who becomes possessed by a demonic entity. Two priests, Father Damien Karras (Jason Miller) and Father Lankester Merrin (Max von Sydow), are brought in to perform an exorcism in an attempt to expel the evil spirit. The film portrays the struggle between good and evil and the repercussions of the exorcism, as the priests battle against overwhelming forces of evil in a desperate attempt to save Regan. It is considered by many to be one of the greatest horror films of all time.

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 1987 American horror comedy film and a remake/sequel to the 1981 horror film The Evil Dead, both written and directed by Sam Raimi. The film follows Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) as he is once again thrust into battle with the evil dead. After being transported to a remote cabin in the woods, Ash is forced to confront a horde of possessed deadites. With the help of a shotgun, a chainsaw, and his trusty smart-mouth, Ash must fight his way through the night in order to survive. Along the way, he encounters a mysterious old woman, a malevolent force, and a bunch of creative and gruesome deaths. In the end, Ash must face the ultimate evil and save humanity from damnation.

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 horror-suspense film written and directed by Jordan Peele. The film follows Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man who visits his white girlfriend's family estate for the weekend. Upon arrival, Chris discovers that the family may have ulterior motives. While attempting to fit in, he starts to experience a series of disturbing, unsettling events that threaten his life and force him to confront the secrets of the family’s past. As he digs deeper and deeper, Chris finds out that the family's secret agenda is far more sinister than he ever imagined. With the help of his best friend, Chris must figure out a way to escape before it's too late. Get Out is a social commentary on racism in modern America and explores themes of race, class, and power dynamics.

The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From James Wan, starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor
Rated R

The Conjuring is a 2013 supernatural horror film directed by James Wan and based on the true story of the Warrens, paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent cases of haunting. The film follows the Warrens as they investigate the Perron family, who are experiencing increasingly disturbing events in their farmhouse in Rhode Island in 1971. The Warrens soon discover a powerful and malicious entity has taken hold of the family and will do anything to keep them there. The Warrens ultimately battle the malicious entity in a spine-tingling confrontation to save the family and their home.

A Quiet Place (2018)

A Quiet Place
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Krasinski, starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe
Rated PG-13

A Quiet Place is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic horror film directed by John Krasinski. The movie follows a family living in near-silence on a rural farm in order to avoid mysterious creatures who hunt by sound. The family is made up of the father, Lee; mother, Evelyn; and their children, Regan and Marcus. The family must remain vigilantly quiet in order to avoid being killed by the creatures, who hunt down anything that makes noise. As the family struggles to survive in a world of silence, they must also deal with the impending danger of the creatures, as well as the secrets that each family member holds. In the end, the family must find a way to both protect and communicate with one another in order to survive.

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... is a post-apocalyptic horror/sci-fi film directed by Danny Boyle and released in 2002. The film follows a group of survivors in a world overrun by a highly contagious virus that turns its victims into mindless, rage-filled creatures. The virus was released when animal activists broke into a laboratory and freed chimpanzees infected with the Rage virus. The main protagonist of the film is Jim, a bicycle courier who wakes up from a 28-day coma to find that the world has changed drastically and he is one of the few remaining survivors. After reuniting with other survivors, Jim joins them on a journey through the apocalyptic wasteland of England as they search for a safe haven. Along the way they encounter dangers from both the infected and the remaining pockets of human survivors. The film is a roller coaster ride of action and horror as the survivors struggle to survive and find a way to halt the spread of the virus. It is a visceral, intense, and disturbing film that is sure to leave an imprint on viewers.

The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker
Rated NC-17

Army of Darkness (1992)

Army of Darkness
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie
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

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

The Conjuring 2
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From James Wan, starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor
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

It (2017)

It
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Andy Muschietti, starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis
Rated R

The Descent (2005)

The Descent
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Neil Marshall, starring Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder
Rated R

Cube (1997)

Cube
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Vincenzo Natali, starring Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller
Rated R

A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

A Quiet Place Part II
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Krasinski, starring Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, John Krasinski
Rated PG-13

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lane
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Dan Trachtenberg, starring John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin
Rated PG-13

The Ring (2002)

The Ring
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Gore Verbinski, starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman
Rated PG-13

The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

The Cabin in the Woods
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Drew Goddard, starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz
Rated R

Orphan (2009)

Orphan
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jaume Collet-Serra, starring Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder
Rated R

28 Weeks Later (2007)

28 Weeks Later
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, starring Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau
Rated R

Sinister (2012)

Sinister
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Scott Derrickson, starring Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Thompson
Rated R

Insidious (2010)

Insidious
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From James Wan, starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye
Rated PG-13

The Babadook (2014)

The Babadook
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Jennifer Kent, starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney
Rated Not Rated

 



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