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DoesAnyoneReadTheseThings Sun 31-Jul-16 13:24:34

I love watching films of most genres so any film suggestions welcome if you want to share your favourites but what I'd really like are some horror/thriller recommendations BUT not gory, not supernatural/paranormal, nothing where anyone is possessed.

I like films that make you a bit scared/uneasy but not feel like vomiting because of all the blood and guts (like saw).

If it helps some of the TV and films I like that's about the level of 'gore/horror' I don't mind would be stalker, Luther, dexter and criminal minds, scream, nightmare on elm street, and seven, though that was borderline!

TheTartOfAsgard Sun 31-Jul-16 13:27:55

There's an awesome old film called Susperia that fits your criteria.

My fave film ever is the Usual Suspects, it's in the same vein as Seven so you might enjoy it.

TheTartOfAsgard Sun 31-Jul-16 13:28:44

Sorry, it's spelt Suspiria

DoesAnyoneReadTheseThings Sun 31-Jul-16 14:54:58

Thank you! I'll look at both of those smile

AmyGMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 01-Aug-16 16:59:00


The OP has asked us to move this over to the Films topic so we'll be doing that very shortly.

pinocchiosnose Mon 01-Aug-16 17:06:02

Suspiria is definitely creepy. I found Insidious pretty scary although it is paranormal. I don't usually like those types of movies either but did really enjoy it

TrionicLettuce Tue 02-Aug-16 01:24:05

There's an great British-Australian film called Triangle that might fit the bill. There's a bit of blood but it's definitely not a gorefest and it really is an excellent little horror/psychological thriller.

1408 is an adaptation of a Stephen King short story and is really entertaining.

Guillermo del Toro's films Cronos, The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth are all superb.

Anonymouses Tue 02-Aug-16 02:22:41

The devils advocate is a touch creepy but not gory and really good. I hate gory and I loved this movie.

DoesAnyoneReadTheseThings Tue 02-Aug-16 08:31:36

Thank you all, I'll have a look at all of those today!

NuggetofPurestGreen Tue 02-Aug-16 08:37:03

There's a film called A Good Marriage based on a Stephen King novella that's worth a look!

Elroya1 Tue 02-Aug-16 13:55:52

I recall a film called Sublime, which is essentially a psycho-thriller, but not one to make you vomit, like you said.

DoesAnyoneReadTheseThings Tue 02-Aug-16 22:30:27

I loved a good marriage! Very creepy!

Sounds great, I'll check that one out, thanks!

MadamDeathstare Fri 05-Aug-16 15:15:45

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evilgiraffe Fri 05-Aug-16 15:48:07

Shutter Island could be right up your street, great film.

DoesAnyoneReadTheseThings Fri 05-Aug-16 16:08:58

Thank you I'll look for those. I've seen the Blair witch project but not for years so I'll watch it again. I've seen sixth sense and the others, I liked them both. Thanks again everyone, I never seem to have enough films!

LumpySpacedPrincess Fri 05-Aug-16 17:19:06

There is a spanish film called The Orphanage which is deliciously creepy.

Not a film but I recommend The Living and The Dead, the recent BBC series, that was sooooo creepy.

BrewsterBabies Fri 05-Aug-16 17:19:17

The conjuring
The forest ( Aokigahara forest in Japan ) very jumpy
The descent , one of my faves about women cave explorers
Insidious 1 2 &3
All very scary films

Lemonlady22 Fri 05-Aug-16 21:07:12

u-turn...1997 with sean penn

Tywinlannister Fri 05-Aug-16 21:19:53

The film I found the creepiest was Don't look now. So subtle but chilling! Rosemarys baby is creepy but paranormal I guess. Absolutely loved Night of the Demon! It's fantastic!

One film that screwed me up just from the very weirdness of it was The Who's Tommy. It's scary and I still cant work out if it was meant to be.

microferret Sat 06-Aug-16 11:15:49

I just wrote a whole post and then realised you specifically asked for NOT supernatural - silly me and my skim-reading.

In that case I recommend Kill List. Good movie, great acting, very creepy - the ending will stay with you.

whogrewoutoftheterribletwos Sat 06-Aug-16 11:22:52

There's a film called Mute Witness. Quite creepy, suspense filled, thriller.

DoesAnyoneReadTheseThings Sat 06-Aug-16 14:16:11

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Looking for all of these this afternoon.

YoungGirlGrowingOld Sat 06-Aug-16 14:18:47

Ooh another vote for the Orphanage. had to sleep with the light on

Shutter Island also great.

AGreatBigWorld Sun 07-Aug-16 07:48:45

The Woman in Black with Daniel Radcliffe.
Creep really freaked me out about a woman on an Underground platform!!

SymphonyofShadows Sun 07-Aug-16 12:23:39

Oh gawd, Creep! I watched that in the middle of the day and it still scared the bejesus out of me.

Not exactly a movie but Whistle And I'll Come To You was unsettling, I haven't seen the original but I've heard it's better.

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