Midweek Movie Mouth-off: what’s the scariest non-horror movie you’ve seen?

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Welcome the spooky month of October! Last year I was new to writing for TheMovies and, in my eagerness to prove my worth, I themed an entire month of Midweek Movie Mouth-offs around Halloween (I slightly regret that decision now). I’m going to try to do the same this year, but seeing as I’ve already done the obvious ones, the topics this year might be a little more obscure. Let’s get started!

Whether intentional or not, movies that don’t bill themselves as horrors can still get pretty scary. Take Ex Machina for example. It’s a science fiction drama, but I’ll be damned if it didn’t give me some serious chills. My heart was in my throat for most of the film and by the climax I was watching it from between my fingers. Ex Machina left me feeling deeply unsettled, and isn’t that what a horror movie is supposed to do?

So whether it was buttons-for-eyes in Coraline or the brutal reality in Nightcrawler, what non-horror movie scared you the most?

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Last Updated: October 7, 2015

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