There are many sub-genres that are encompassed by the “scary movie” label. There are cross-overs between them, and movies that can be both, but for the sake of simplicity let’s narrow it down to two. You have gore-fests like Hostel or Saw which are all about the blood, guts and torture. On the other hand, you have more cerebral-centred mind-f*** movies like The Others and The Woman in Black.
While all the gore might turn my stomach and still manage to give me nightmares, I’d say I’m infinitely more scared of movies where the danger is just out of sight. Where freaky things happen and you can’t tell what’s behind it all. There’s nothing to look out for but a shadow on the wall that moves when it shouldn’t.
So, what do you prefer to get your adrenalin pumping? Is it the dark and twisted thriller, or is it the blood-soaked horror?
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Last Updated: October 15, 2014