The 20 Best Scary Movies of the Last 25 Years

We haven’t caught a wink since 1991—here’s why.

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1. Let the Right One In

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  • Photo Credit: Magnet Releasing

2. The Blair Witch Project

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  • Photo Credit: Artisan Entertainment

3. I Saw the Devil

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  • Photo Credit: Magnet Releasing

4. The Strangers

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  • Photo Credit: Rogue Pictures

5. You’re Next

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  • Photo Credit: Lions Gate Films

6. Paranormal Activity

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  • Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

7. The Babadook

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  • Photo Credit: Causeway Films

8. 28 Days Later

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  • Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

9. Audition

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  • Photo Credit: Creators Company Connection

10. The Witch

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  • Photo Credit: Parts and Labor

11. The Descent

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  • Photo Credit: Lionsgate Films

12. Kill List

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  • Photo Credit: IFC Films

13. Scream

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  • Photo Credit: Dimension Films

14. Black Swan

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  • Photo Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures

15. It Follows

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  • Photo Credit: Northern Lights Films

16. Silence of the Lambs

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  • Photo Credit: Orion Pictures

17. The Ring

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  • Photo Credit: DreamWorks

18. Seven

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  • Photo Credit: New Line Cinema

19. The Orphanage

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  • Photo Credit: Esta Vivo! Laboratorio de Nuevos Talentos

20. The Others

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  • Photo Credit: Cruise/Wagner Productions and Dimension Films