Horror movies for people who don’t like horror movies


Katrina Clase

As Halloween season is among us, everyone is getting excited to cozy up and watch a good spooky movie. However, for every horror fanatic that exists, there is someone who would do anything never to watch their worst fears over a screen. Have no fear! Below is a list of movies for the Halloween enthusiast to watch without worrying about nightmares:

“Jaws” (1975)
Putting the goriest movie first, “Jaws” is one of the greatest horror movies that exists. From the plotline to the dialogue, this movie is one to see if you hardly watch horror films. The movie begins on a small island off New York which is experiencing shark attacks for the first time in years. As the town struggles with a shark’s presence at their busiest time of year, the Fourth of July, three men are sent to catch the shark and only two come back…

“Beetlejuice” (1988)
“I, myself, am strange and unusual,” said Lydia Deetz, played by Winona Ryder, and that is just how to describe this movie. Throughout this film directed by Tim Burton, we are presented with the deaths of the couple Adam Maitland, played by Alec Baldwin, and Barbra Maitland, played by Geena David, and their troubles with the troublesome ghost Beetlejuice who is trying to scare away the Deetz, the new family that moved into their house. The movie will take you on an emotional roller coaster with the bonds formed and broken between the two families and give you all the horror without the gore, making it perfect for non-blood loving fans.

“The Sixth Sense” (1999)
“The Sixth Sense,” if not one of the greatest psychological movies to exist, spends time taking viewers through a young boy’s life who is visited by ghosts. His therapist helps him through these tough times as well as experiencing some of his own. As the plot thickens, the secrets are revealed, and by the end of the movie, you’ll be wanting to know how you could have possibly missed the biggest plot twist of them all.

“Zombieland” (2009)
Adding some comedy to the list, “Zombieland” tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world through a comedic lens. Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson are joined on their adventure across the United States by Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin, who are sisters trying to survive on their own. With the perfect mix of gore and comedy, this thrill-seeking, zombie chasing movie will undoubtedly keep you on your toes and make you laugh until you can’t stop.

“Coraline” (2009)
Even though this is a kid’s movie, it needed to be added to the list of must-see scary movies for the non-scary movie lover. “Coraline” is the clay animation feature that guides you through Coraline’s move from Michigan to Oregon and her adventures through a little small door in her living room. She finds that behind this door leads to another life exactly like hers with a twist of an altered reality. Coraline learns who she can and can’t trust all while battling the demons in her alternate reality that are crossing over and ruining her actual reality.

“Get Out” (2017)

From a lovely vacation with your girlfriend to being hypnotized by her family, “Get Out” immerses you in the story of Chris Washington, played by Daniel Kaluuya, and his weekend with his girlfriend at her parents’ house. When the caretakers start acting strange, Chris realizes something is wrong. The movie takes psychological and racial horrors to a whole new level but will leave non-horror fans wanting more.