23 Underrated Horror Movies That’ll Actually Scare The Crap Out Of You

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite underrated horror movies. Here are the must-see results.

1. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

MGM Distribution Co.

What it’s about: “In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York, murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer’s work.”

Why you need to watch it: It’s so real and terrifying that I had to do a solid hour of research after watching it to convince myself that it wasn’t based on a true story.


2. Terrifier (2017)

Epic Pictures Group

What it’s about: “A maniacal clown terrorizes three young women on Halloween night and everyone else who stands in his way.”

Why you need to watch it: The death scenes are done so well, the story is solid, and the villain who never speaks will haunt your dreams forever. The end perfectly seals the movie, and there are even a couple of jump scares, which is always a bonus.

Editor’s note: The was also the most-suggested movie on this entire list!


3. The Changeling (1980)

Associated Film Distribution

What it’s about: “A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre.”

Why you need to watch it: This is the film that made me fall in love with horror movies. It’s so simply done and makes the hair on the back of my neck stand every single time. The scene with the ball on the stairs has stayed with me for the 20 years since I saw it for the first time. AMAZING.


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