9 Terrifying Movies to Watch for a Frightful Night

The Babadook (2014)

This Australian horror film, directed by Jennifer Kent, centers on a mother and son who, after reading a strange pop-up book, get tormented by a menacing presence.

Saint Maud (2019)

The protagonist of this psychological horror film is a devoted nurse who develops a terrible obsession with preserving the soul of her terminally sick patient. The film was directed by Rose Glass.

Midsommar (2019)

The plot of this folk horror film, which was directed by Ari Aster, centers on a group of friends who, while visiting a Swedish midsummer celebration, come upon some strange practices.

Hereditary (2018)

A family is tormented by terrible and strange incidents following the death of their mysterious grandmother, and this film, which was directed by Ari Aster, follows the family as they go through this ordeal.

The Lodge (2019)

This Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz-directed psychological horror film follows two brothers who get progressively secluded in a rural lodge with their father's new lover.

A Quiet Place (2018)

This film, which was directed by John Krasinski, portrays a family who lives in quiet in order to prevent being attacked by animals that hunt by sound.

Parasite (2019)

This thriller-horror film, directed by Bong Joon-ho, tells the tale of a low-income family that connives to become the houseguests of a rich family.

Crawl (2019)

This Alexandre Aja-directed survival horror thriller depicts a teenage lady and her father stuck in their house after a Category 5 storm and discovering they're not alone.

Get Out (2017)

Jordan Peele's socially aware horror thriller depicts a young African American guy who discovers terrible secrets at his white girlfriend's family home.