Horror Movies for Newbies

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When you only want to be a little scared. These are what you might think of as the beginner horror films, movies with only a lightly creepy atmosphere and minimal gore. But even some veteran horror fans appreciate the more artful approach of subtle, psychological horror over the crudeness of an ax to the brain. These are our picks of great cozy entertainment for curling up over a cup of tea on a rainy day.

  • The Haunting (1999)

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    Dr. David Marrow invites Nell Vance, and Theo and Luke Sanderson to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more...

  • The Quiet Ones (2014)

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    A university student and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment -- to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman. Their quest: to ...

  • They (2002)

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    After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what's ...

  • Troll Hunter (2010)

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    A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actu...

  • Fire in the Sky (1993)

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    • RT Rating 41%
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    A group of men who were clearing bush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of f...

  • Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

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    After another deadly shark attack, Ellen Brody decides she has had enough of New England's Amity Island and moves to the Caribbean to join her son, Michael, and his family. But a great white shark...

  • Apollo 18 (2011)

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    • RT Rating 24%
    • IMDB Rating 5.2

    Officially, Apollo 17 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later in 1973, three American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. Wha...

  • Cry Wolf (2005)

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    Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they'...

  • The Forgotten (2004)

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    • RT Rating 31%
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    Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she nev...

  • Dracula Untold (2014)

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    Vlad Tepes is a great hero, but when he learns the Sultan is preparing for battle and needs to form an army of 1,000 boys, including Vlad's son, he vows to find a way to protect his family. Vlad turns...

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