The biggest problems are, most lists are full of very gory films. I don't mind films that are all slashing, but I prefer a film that is heavy on the suspense. Its hard to find any lists that don't have the top few films being "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" or "The Cabin in the Woods" or "The Evil Dead". I love these three films but they Are not very scary to me because there is just too much chasing and hacking...
To give you a flavor of the type of films I am looking for, here is a short list of other scary films I like:
The conjuring (though it was a little too full of cheesy jump scenes)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Most Helpful Guy
I don't know what "scary" even means anymore, is it jumpscares? or a lasting feeling even after the movie is finished? Perhaps the heavy tension that makes you only dare to peek through your fingers?
Personally (though I know many people doesn't like them..) I've found "found footage" to give the most "real" feeling.. specifically the ones called "V/H/S"
If it's cringe-worthy horror you want, look up "Grotesque" But do so at own responsibility.
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Most Helpful Girl
John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness definitely creeped me out. The theology presented in the movie is horrifying. There is no God, just an anti-God bringing darkness instead of light.
"You will not be saved by the holy ghost. You will not be saved by the god Plutonium. In fact, you will not be saved.''