Horror Movies That Will Make You Afraid to Sleep With the Lights Off


Being a big horror movie fan, I often come across a movie or two which make it hard for me to turn the light off at night. Granted not many movies qualify, but the ones that do send a chilling shiver up my spine. If you want to know what the movies are which I would highly recommend to give you a good scare, then keep reading.

The Eye:

Released February 1st 2008 and directed by David Moreau, Xavier Palud this movie had me terrified for weeks to lie in the dark. The movie is about Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba), who has been blind for most of her life, and is the recipient of a double corneal transplant that restores her sight once again. With the help of her doctor and sister (Parker Posey), she slowly learns to see again. However, frightening visions start to convince her that a terrifying alternate world exists, and only she can see it.


Released August 15th 2008 and directed by Alexandre Aja, this movie not only had me terrified to lie in the dark but it also had me covering every mirror in the house. The movie is about a troubled ex-cop by the name of Ben Carson, (Kiefer Sutherland) who takes a job as a security guard at a burned out department store. As Ben patrols hallways, he begins to see gruesome sights in the mirrors that still gleam within the walls. Ben soon realizes that a disturbing, unknown force is using the mirrors to gain entrance into this world. Soon the evil starts threatening the lives of his wife (Paula Patton) and children.

Paranormal Activity:

Released November 25th 2009 and directed by Oren Peli, this movie scared the s**t out of me. Granted it was the only good movie that came from the Paranormal Activity movie series, but I give credit where it’s due. The movie is about Katie (Katie Featherston) and Micah (Micah Sloat) who move into a new home, but soon become very disturbed by what seems to be a poltergeist’s presence. Hoping to capture evidence of it on film, they set up video cameras in the house but are not prepared for the strange and horrifying events that follow.

Stephen King’s IT (Movie Series):

Released November 18th 1990 and adapted from the book by Stephen King. I am terrified of clowns! So as you can imagine, not only were these movies hard to watch but also made it hard for me to turn the lights out. Seven friends engage in a struggle with the demon they first met 30 years earlier in their Maine hometown, a child eating clown by the name of Pennywise (Tim Curry). There is an IT remake in the works which, no doubt, I won’t be able to sit and watch as even now I’m a lot older, clowns still terrify me.


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