Horror Movies Without Jump Scares

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Some people like jump scares, some people don’t. For those of you who think jump scares are a cheap cop-out, here’s our list of horror movies which prefer to creep up on you gradually, building a cerebral web of intrigue and atmosphere to drag you into their world. Certified to contain no cats jumping out of closets, no startling confrontations with mirrors, and no supposedly dead characters who pop back off the ground.

  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

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    • RT Rating99%
    • IMDB Rating8.0
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    A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn’t safe around their strange neighbors.

  • The House of the Devil (2009)

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    • RT Rating86%
    • IMDB Rating6.4
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    In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret.

  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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    • RT Rating95%
    • IMDB Rating8.6
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    FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship wit…

  • Se7en (1995)

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    • RT Rating80%
    • IMDB Rating8.6
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    Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the “seven deadly sins” in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset r…

  • The Fly (1986)

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    • RT Rating91%
    • IMDB Rating7.5
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    When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.

  • Misery (1990)

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    • RT Rating89%
    • IMDB Rating7.8
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    Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the “number one fan” of Paul’s heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.

  • Gerald’s Game (2017)

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    • RT Rating91%
    • IMDB Rating6.7
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    When her husband’s sex game goes wrong, Jessie (who is handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house) faces warped visions, dark secrets and a dire choice.

  • Psycho (1960)

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    • RT Rating97%
    • IMDB Rating8.5
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    When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky, but fine…

  • The Witch (2016)

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    • RT Rating91%
    • IMDB Rating6.8
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    New England in the 1630s: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness. When their newborn son vanishes and crops fail, the family turns on one another. Beyond their worst…

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

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    • RT Rating80%
    • IMDB Rating7.1
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    A teenager’s attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn.

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