20 Scary Movies That Will Make You Afraid to Go into the Water
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Would you rather get taken out in a few big chomps from a shark, or in tons of vicious nibbles from lil’ piranhas? Weigh your options carefully while watching this scary cinematic masterwork.
Another day, another calamitous seabeast awakening, thanks to ocean pollution.
Deep Blue Sea
This is sort of like Jaws for the millennial set: There are sharks, yes, but they’re smarter, faster, more lethal after being used in lab experiments for an Alzheimer’s drug. Science, you are a cruel mistress. You’ll also want to check out the 16 scariest books of all time.
A crossover between Titanic and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Deep Rising follows an ocean liner on its first cruise as its passengers deal with thieves and a giant, destructive sea monster with tentacles. Kinda puts bad situations into perspective, doesn’t it?
Emphasizing the ocean’s depth seems to be a common theme among aquatic-themed horror movies. And once a pair of vacationers unwittingly cross paths with dangerous treasure hunters, you can bet they’ll be in Deep trouble. Don’t miss the best Halloween movies to scare you senseless.
47 Meters Down
If you’re considering cage diving in shark-infested waters as a fun sibling bonding activity, this movie is for you.
It Came from Beneath the Sea
Like Creature from the Black Lagoon, this horror flick also debuted in the mid-1950s, but watching it in black-and-white doesn’t make giant radioactive octopuses any less terrifying. Luckily, there are 6 reasons getting scared is good for your health.
Many sea horror movies follow the same set-up: Some aquatic monster endangers the lives of innocent bystanders, whose only source of protection is their boat. But for the leading couple in Dead Calm, the monster may already be on the boat with them. Cue dramatic music.
You’re used to hearing bumps in the night and seeing creepy shadows in dilapidated buildings, but experiencing haunted house vibes on a WWII submarine is a whole new kind of spooky. Here are 10 more ghost movies that will give you chills.
If we can learn one thing from this movie, it’s this: Don’t go surfing alone off the coast of a secluded beach. Even if you’re Blake Lively. For more chills and thrills, check out the 35 scariest movies of all time.
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