Horror Movies For People Who Don't Like Horror

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

A follower on my Facebook page messages me last week with a request. “What were some horror movies that someone who doesn’t like horror would like. She doesn’t want any movies from the 30s, 40s or 50s. She doesn’t want comedies, kid movies, gore, or ghosts. ”

Talk about putting someone in a box. But like any horror aficionado, I accepted the challenge. After a few days of rolling this problem over in my head, I had the answer. I messaged her and she thanked me. Then I started thinking, this would make a great article. And whenever someone asks me again, I can send them the link. Easy peasy. Anyway here is a list of movies for people who don’t care for horror movies. As always this list is not in any order.

Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992


It's Dracula. Who doesn’t know who Dracula is? I would call it a romantic goth historical film.  

Rosemary's Baby 1968 


A classic horror movie that manages to avoid spilling even one drop of blood. Instead, it creates a long, slow burn. A young pregnant woman who suspects her new neighbors want to use her baby for sinister purposes. 

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962


This is premium creepy Bette Davis. A spine-tingling story of two aging sisters, one of whom has become dangerously unhinged. It's campy, but it's also a lot of fun, making it perfect for those in search of a different type of fright.

The Silence of the Lambs 1991


A psychological horror film about an FBI trainee working with an imprisoned cannibalistic serial killer to create a criminal profile for an active serial killer.

Jaws 1975


One of the greatest, most ground-breaking films of all time. The whole idea is a killer shark, stupid townspeople, and shark hunters. 

Practical Magic 1998


You know what happens when your sister's boyfriend dies and then you use your witchcraft to resurrect him, but accidentally possess him with an evil spirit? Watch it and find out. 

Tremors 1990


The plot revolves around a giant, man-eating worm monster that is terrorizing an isolated desert town. The citizens, who are all above and beyond the quirkiest people ever. They have to work together to drive the monster out. 



A Ray Bradbury novel adaptation with some turn of the century flair. Mr. Dark brings his “Pandemonium Carnival” to a small town, drawing in innocent souls and collecting them for damnation. 

Buried 2010


An  Iraq-based American civilian truck driver, who after being attacked, finds himself buried alive in a wooden coffin, with only a lighter, flask, flashlight, knife, glowsticks, pen, pencil, and a mobile phone. Fun Fact: Deadpool can be dramatic.

The Watcher in the Woods 1980


Ghost kids are always super scary and I know nothing good ever goes down in the woods. Another Disney horror film.

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