9 'Not-So-Scary' Scary Movies to Watch With Your Crush
If you're actually afraid of scary movies, each time you lean into them will be a genuine, natural response of your body. If you enjoy scary movies, on the other hand, a little dramatic performance never hurt anybody.
Need some help choosing the perfect "not-so-scary" scary movie for you and your crush? The films below will get the job done, without being seriously scary.
A Quiet Place
Plot: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, monsters with superior hearing roam around. If they hear you, they kill you, so the area's inhabitants must be very quiet. Starring real-life husband and wife duo John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, the acting is spot-on and will leave you screaming in fright and jumping at the smallest of noises.
Definitely watch this in a dark room.
Truth or Dare
Plot: This supernatural story follows the lives of college students on vacation in Mexico. A stranger invites them to play a game of Truth or Dare, but it quickly becomes deadly. If they lie or do not complete a dare, they die. The bodies continue to pile up while they try to figure out how to end the game for good.
If you're a fan of Pretty Little Liars, you'll love this movie, as Lucy Hale is the main star.
The Sixth Sense
Plot: This film put M. Night Shyamalan on the map! It's about a young boy who sees and talks to ghosts. His mother enlists a child psychologist, played by Bruce Willis, to help him. Once it's discovered that the child is indeed telling the truth, the cast is led on a journey of self-awareness. Like all Shyamalan movies, there is a surprise twist at the end.
You've definitely heard this famous line from the film: "I see dead people."
Plot: It's freshman year of college, so everything seems new and exciting. Paired up with a roommate at random, the main character, played by Minka Kelly, is forced to live with another girl, played by Leighton Meester. Meester's character is downright sketchy, and at one point rips out someone's belly button ring in the communal shower. It's clear that something strange is going on—but will her roommate find out?
If you're bound for college soon, this film might not be the best idea to watch (especially if you scare easily).
Happy Death Day
Plot: The main character finds herself in a time loop on her birthday, murdered each and every time. On a hunt for her killer, the film follows her journey to discovering who wants her dead. How many times must she die before she finds out the truth?
This slasher film also inspired the sequel, Happy Death Day 2U, which came out earlier this year.
Plot: This post-apocalyptic movie is actually more of a comedy, but zombies are still zombies (aka scary). This all-star cast (including Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson) are on the search for a place of sanctuary away from the flesh-eating zombies. Their journey is rough and downright hysterical.
If you watch this with your crush, you're basically guaranteed a second date. The sequel is coming out this fall.
Plot: This classic film by Steven Spielberg is about a shark on a murderous rampage in a small beachside town. Once the first body washes up, the hunt is on. When they think the culprit is found, everyone gets back to business as usual. But they got it wrong, very wrong.
An oldie but a goodie, this scary movie is an easy watch. You'll probably even laugh at how unrealistic the shark looks.
Plot: Home on house arrest, a high schooler, played by Shia LaBeouf, becomes fascinated with the neighbor across the street. After multiple nights of spying and of witnessing what he thinks may have been a murder, he becomes scared for his life. When the neighbor starts to hang out with his mom, things become very nerve-racking.
After watching this, you'll never want to look inside a vent again (you'll understand once you watch the movie).
Plot: This brilliant film centers around a man with dissociative identity disorder. Portrayed by James McAvoy, his 24 twisted and creepy personalities switch back and forth throughout the movie. At one point, one of his personas kidnaps a group of young girls, which ultimately leads to a very dark path.
Split is the second installment in the Unbreakable trilogy by M. Night Shyamalan.
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