Movies about fear

List of the best fear movies selected by visitors to our site: Unsane, Ghostland, Headgame, Us, Perfect Creature, The Dead Want Women, Mercy, V/H/S: Viral, The Walk, Death Do Us Part.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Unsane (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CharactersManiacs, Dogs
PlotMental disorders, Fear, Obsession, Jealousy, Depression, Pursuit, Loneliness
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Unexpected ending

A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear.

Ghostland (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Canada
CharactersWriters, Maniacs, Captives, Sisters, Serial killers
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Fear, Survival
StyleCreepy, Tense, Disturbing, Action, Heavy, Exciting

A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things get strange...

Headgame (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 4)
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Fear, Experiments, Survival, Supernatural, Gambling
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

A group of young people awake, locked inside a warehouse with cameras screwed into their heads. It becomes apparent that they are unwilling competitors in a deadly game, and they will need to murder each other if they hope to survive.

Us (2019)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Japan, China
PlotFear, Survival, Chase
StyleFancy, Disturbing, Unexpected ending, Tense

Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

Perfect Creature (2007)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, drama
CountryNew Zealand, United Kingdom
CharactersVampire, Police, Family, Brothers, Friends, Mutant, Heroes, Serial killers
PlotMagic, Investigation, Fear, Relationship, Mystery, Supernatural, Viruses
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleExciting, Disturbing

The vampire myth is given a stylish 1960s treatment, where a human cop partners with a vampire cop to stop a vamp bent on creating a war between the two "separate but equal" races.

The Dead Want Women (2012)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 2.7)
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Fear

Beginning at a stylish mansion in the roaring 1920's, a socialite, flappers, and the men who love them come to their ultimate demise. These ghosts continue to haunt the mansion throughout the decade. Now they've come back to haunt and chase after a new generation of beautiful girls. The Dead Want Women!

Mercy (2014)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5)
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersWizards, Family, Neighbors, Mothers, Demons, Wolves, Childrens
PlotLove, Magic, Death, Fear, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Superpowers
PlaceSmall cities, USA
StyleAction, Disturbing

A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers

V/H/S: Viral (2014)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CharactersWizards, Teens, Scientists, Rabbits, Monsters
PlotInternet, Fear, Supernatural, Death
PlaceMexico, Parallel worlds, USA, Party
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

V/H/S: VIRAL's segments include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ritual, and a sinister, shadowy organization that is tracking a serial killer. The segments are tied together by the story of a group of fame-obsessed teens following a violent car chase in LA that unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.

The Walk (2015)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, biography
PlotAdventure, Fear, Obsession, On real events
PlaceNew York
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Tense

The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

Death Do Us Part (2014)
Mark2 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersManiacs, Monsters, Killers, Friends, Brides
PlotWedding, Investigation, Fear, Betrayal, Intrigue
PlaceForest, Lake

Kennedy Jamieson, a wealthy socialite, has waited her whole life to have the perfect wedding. Engaged to the charming Ryan Harris, the young couple is just a week away from the big day but hasn't had a chance to celebrate their respective bachelor/bachelorette parties. Ryan's best man Chet books a remote cabin in the woods to throw them a 'Jack and Jill' stag that they'll never forget. Out in the middle of nowhere, things take a horrifying turn as members of the group are brutally picked off one by one. What started out as a celebration quickly descends into a bloody nightmare. Friendships are ripped apart and accusations fly in this blood filled psychological horror with a whodunit twist.

The Prince of Tides (1991)
Markimdb: 6.8
CountryUSA, Spain, Germany
CharactersDoctors, Poets
PlotLove, Fear
PlaceNew York, Islands
StyleTouching, To cry, Gloomy

A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.

Darr (1993)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
PlotLove, Obsession, Fear, Cheating

A woman is caught between one man's love and another man's obsession. She fears one and fears for the other. One stands for love and the other for life. Who will she choose?

The Maze Runner (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Friends
PlotSurvival, The escape, Love, Mystery, Fear, Apocalypse, Lost memory, Adventure
StyleExciting, Action, Disturbing

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.

Smiley (2012)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 3.4)
Genrehorror, comedy
CharactersTeens, Maniacs, Monsters, Friends, Serial killers, Students, Teachers, Hackers
PlotChase, Fear, Computers, Internet
StyleAction, Heavy, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.

Brainscan (1994)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy
CountryCanada, USA, United Kingdom
CharactersTeens, Detectives, Dogs, Robots
PlotInvestigation, Fear, Virtual Reality, Death, Computer games
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Creepy

A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the game into the most terrifying experience imaginable. When he emerges from the hypnotic trance he is horrified to find evidence that the brutal murder depicted in the game actually happened -- and he's the killer.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
CharactersHackers, Maniacs, Nephews
PlotMystery, Investigation, Fear

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece

Terror Firmer (1999)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Friends, Directors
PlotFear, Betrayal

A low-budget film crew working in New York City find themselves being preyed upon by a sexually conflicted serial killer.

Dead in 3 days (2006)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Friends, Serial killers
PlotFear, The escape, Revenge, Survival
PlaceMountains, Hospitals, Lake
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

When Nina and her high school friends receive eerie text messages declaring that they will all die within three days, they dismiss it as a hokey prank -- until one by one, the pals start turning up dead in the alpine countryside. With the cops stymied, Nina and her remaining friends must scour their past for clues to identify the madman before he kills them all.

Scary Movie (2000)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.2)
CharactersManiacs, Fathers, Serial killers, Teens
PlotDeath, Fear
PlaceUSA, Small cities

Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Matrix, American Pie and The Blair Witch Project.

Critters 4 (1992)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, comedy
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Losers, Hunters
PlotFear, Survival, Time travel, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing, For men

Just before bounty hunter Charile triggers his gun to destroy the last two Critter-eggs, he gets a message that it would be illegal to extinguish the race from the galaxy. He's sent a transporter where he puts the eggs - unfortunately the transporter takes him with it and then gets lost in space.