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Wholesome Films That Sound Like Horror Movies When You Describe The Plot

Updated July 29, 2021 716 votes 76 voters 3.1k views15 items

List RulesVote up the films that sound just like a horror movie at second glance.

Sometimes when you watch a beloved childhood film as an adult, you see it through a completely different lens. A storyline you once thought was funny, silly, or plausible now seems totally weird or even downright creepy. Over on Reddit, people are sharing beloved films that aren't traditional horror movies, but when you take a closer look at the plot, seem absolutely terrifying.

  • From Redditor u/thisisntshakespeare:

    Big - a creepy fortune-telling machine turns a 12-year-old boy into a 30-year-old man. Meanwhile, his mother is sick with worry about what happened to him.

    Horrific plot?
  • From Redditor u/swl0v3r:

    Mrs. Doubtfire - a disturbed man dresses as an old woman to stalk his children and ex-wife by masquerading as the nanny.

    Horrific plot?
  • From Redditor u/Lyn1987:

    The Notebook.

    The guy becomes infatuated with a girl so he climbs a Ferris wheel and demands they date while she's on a date with another guy. When she refuses, he threatens to [end his life].

    Horrific plot?
  • From Redditor u/_Norman_Bates:

    50 First Dates.

    Poor Drew Barrymore just wakes up every day thinking she went to sleep as a young girl just to wake up in a bed next to Adam Sandler, learning she's married to a stranger and had a kid. One day, she'll wake up as an old woman.

    On the upside, he will have the easiest time dumping her one day when the relationship gets a bit stale and repetitive.

    Horrific plot?