8 Scary Movies That Aren’t Actually That Scary

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Let’s take a trip down memory lane: I was once a frightened 10-year-old who was scared of everything. Have you ever seen Scary Movie? The one that is literally supposed to be a spoof on every scary movie ever? That movie gave me nightmares as a kid. I am not even kidding. When a new horror movie would come out, my friends would rush to the theater to see it, while I stayed home trying to shield my terrified little brain from anything even mildly scary. At sleepovers, I would leave early so I wouldn’t have to watch them. It was bad. I would avoid any type of movie that wasn’t a stupid comedy or a Harry Potter movie. I didn’t understand why people were huge scary movie fans. Why would you purposefully want to be scared? Aren’t real-life things like cleaning your room and going to school horrifying enough?

When I got to college, I decided to face my fear and just go for it. I ripped off the Band-aid and watched every scary movie that I could get my hands on. And I quickly realized they are all essentially the same plots, just with different bad guys. There’s always the scene of the girl not seeing a ghost behind her in the mirror, or the jerky guy saying, “We should all split up.” You should NEVER SPLIT UP. Once you’ve seen enough scary movies, it becomes pretty easy to predict the rest of them. A lot of movies seem like they will be scary, but they actually aren’t. So if you shudder when your friends say, “Let’s watch a scary movie,” like I used to, maybe you should suggest one of these so you won’t get too spooked:

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