The Best Scary Movies for Every Type of Teen

Whether you're someone who celebrates Halloween year-round or is just in the mood for a scary movie night, it's always good to have a list of good horror (or just horror-adjacent) films at the ready.

No need to come up with a list of your own, though, as we've done all the work for you. Check out our list of the best scary movies for teens of all kinds—even those who don't love scary movies—below:

Scary Movies for Teens Who Love a Good Jump Scare

From murderers on the loose to frightening creatures on the prowl, there's just something about horror movies that know how to master a good jump scare. Try not to throw your popcorn in the air when you watch one of these (teen-approved) scary movies:

It: Chapter One: Kids

(It: Chapter One via Warner Bros. Pictures)


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Scary Movies for Teens Who Appreciate the Classics

Sure, the special effects may not have always been what they are now, but it's good to appreciate the classics once in a while. From vampires who run the night to some seriously spooky scenes that will scare you off from babysitting possibly for good, check out these ageless scary flicks:

The Sixth Sense HAley Joel Osment and Bruce Willis

(The Sixth Sense via Buena Vista Pictures)


Scary Movies for Teens Who Aren't Afraid of Ghosts

Some of the scariest movies out there are ones surrounding the things that go bump in the night. Ghosts and ghouls and demons are aplenty in these titles of scary movies for teens (so maybe don't watch on a night when you have the house to yourself):

  • Paranormal Activity
  • Annabelle: Creation
  • Ouija: Origin of Evil
  • The Conjuring
  • Insidious
  • The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black: Daniel Radclfife screenshot

(The Woman in Black via CBS Films)


Scary Movies for Teens Who Don't Really Like Scary Movies

If you're usually the friend who gets forced to watch scary movies rather than the one who can't wait to see the newest horror flick, you might want to suggest one of these for your next movie night:

Krampus horror movie still

(Krampus via Universal Pictures)


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Keep in mind that some of these movies are seriously scary, so you might not want to try one unless you're for sure prepared. If you have a younger crowd gathering, you might want to try something more like Beetlejuice, The Monster Squad, Dark Shadows, The Witches or even The Haunted Mansion. After you pick your flick, get the snacks ready and prepare to scream to your heart's content (or as loud as you can without bothering your parents, of course).

But if you're really not one for horror movies (even the scary movies practically meant for teens), check out our chicken's guide to surviving a scary movie by clicking HERE.