10 Scary and Suspenseful Movies without all the Gore
Posted on October 11, 2018
by April S
Scary movies are not for everyone. Some people like creepy or suspenseful storylines, but don’t care for all the gore that are typical with most horror films. I’m one of those people. A really good creepy, suspenseful or scary movie often makes for an engrossing movie experience. You get caught up in the story and before you know it — the clock reads 2 a.m. Oh well, time to go to bed and have nightmares (hopefully not, but a really scary movie may do just that).The movies featured in this blog post may be disturbing (as horror films often are), but they are not filled with a lot of gore. Enjoy!
Starring Belén Rueda and Fernando Cayo
Directed by J.A. Bayona
Released in 2007
A woman purchases the orphanage she spent her own childhood in, hoping to restore and reopen the long abandoned facility as both a home for herself and her husband and son, and a school for disabled children. However, her son’s imagination seems to run wild in their new home, as he becomes increasingly involved with a group of seemingly imaginary friends.
Starring Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman
Directed by Jennifer Kent
Released in 2014
Amelia is a single mother plagued by the violent death of her husband. When a disturbing storybook called Mister Babadook turns up at her house, she is forced to battle with her son’s deep seated fear of a monster. Soon she discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Janet McTeer
Directed by James Watkins
Released in 2012
A young lawyer is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. While he works alone in the client’s isolated house, he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman who is terrorizing the locals. This leads him on a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.
Starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
Directed by John Krasinski
Released in 2018
A powerful and evil force threatens to attack a family whenever they make a noise, causing them to plunge into lives of silence. Any move they make, they live with the terrifying threat of being ambushed at any moment. With their existence on the line, they will need to develop a plan to escape their perilous circumstances. The question is whether or not time has already run out on their aspirations to lead normal lives.
Starring Maika Monroe and Keir Gilchrist
Directed by David Robert Mitchell
Released in 2014
For nineteen-year-old Jay, the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent tryst she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.
Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins
Directed by James Wan
Released in 2010
Josh and Renai have a happy family, until tragedy strikes their young son, and he begins to experience things that science cannot explain. Now they must try to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.
Starring Nicole Kidman and Christopher Eccleston
Directed by Alejondro Amenábar
Released in 2001
While awaiting her husband’s return from war, Grace and her two young children live an unusually isolated existence behind the locked doors and drawn curtains of a secluded island mansion. Then, after three mysterious servants arrive and it becomes chillingly clear that there is far more to this house than can be seen, Grace finds herself in a terrifying fight to save her children and keep her sanity.
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