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The Scariest Movies of 2014  

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List Rules Scary movies released in 2014 only. Don't downvote films you haven't seen just because their trailers, like, didn't even scare you.

These scary movies from 2014 brought as many scares as the classic horror films of the '70s and '80s. Hopefully you were lucky enough to catch these films in theaters, but they're also great scary movies to watch on DVD or Netflix, during a spooky night in. No matter when or where you watch them, 2014's best scary movies will probably haunt your dreams. But that's why you watch horror films, right?

Whether you like zombies, blood and gore, supernatural horror, terrifying monsters, masked villains, or psychological thrillers, the movies on this list will scare you. Featuring the latest installments from franchises like Paranormal Activity and The Purge, as well as new scary stories like The Babadook, Under the Skin and Tusk these movies were sure to give you the creeps. There's paranormal horror movies like Annabelle and Ouija as well as the zombie movie Life After Beth.

Don't see the film that scared you the most below? Add it to the list, as long as it was released in theaters in 2014, to make this poll a complete ranking of 2014's scariest films.
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Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement
What We Do in the Shadows is a 2014 New Zealand mockumentary comedy horror film about a group of vampires who live together in Wellington. Directed and written by Taika Waititi and Jemaine ...more
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Devil’s Due Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
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Christopher B. Landon, Gregory Plotkin
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is a 2014 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Christopher B. Landon. Released on January 3, 2014 in the United States, it is the first ...more
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Jeremy Lovering
In Fear is a 2013 British psychological horror film directed and written by Jeremy Lovering. The movie premiered on 20 January 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival. It stars Iain De Caestecker and ...more
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Kevin Smith
Tusk is a 2014 American body horror film written and directed by Kevin Smith, based on a story from his SModcast podcast. The film stars Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, ...more
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Joseph McGinty Nichol, Stiles White
Ouija is a 2014 American supernatural horror film directed by Stiles White in his directorial debut and co-written by White and Juliet Snowden, who previously both worked together on The ...more
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Doug Aarniokoski
Nurse 3-D is a 2012 Thriller film written by David Loughery and directed by Douglas Aarniokoski.
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Bobcat Goldthwait
Willow Creek is a 2013 independent found footage film about a couple interested in Bigfoot lore, written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. The film was premiered at the 2013 Independent Film ...more
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Adrián García Bogliano
Late Phases is a 2014 horror drama film by Adrián García Bogliano and his first feature film in the English language. The film had its world premiere on March 9, 2014 at South by ...more
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Phil Hawkins
The Last Showing is a 2014 British independent horror thriller film directed by Phil Hawkins. A film purist, Stuart (Robert Englund), despises the current film world, viewing it as vulgar and ...more