Horror is an exceptionally misunderstood genre. Many people who aren’t as familiar with it believe it’s all scary movies designed to give you nightmares for weeks. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Horror is vast, it’s diverse and there are plenty of horror movies that aren’t super scary. But don’t get it twisted. Just because these films aren’t super scary, they’re still great films that are worth watching time and time again.
Take a look at 10 of the best horror movies for people who hate being scared in the gallery below. Then let us know your favorite movie from this list in the comments section on social media.
“Scream” isn’t your typical horror movie. This franchise satirizes traditional horror movies and it’s a great introduction to newbies of the genre.
“The Lost Boys” 1987
If you love vampires and peak ’80s haircuts, this is the movie for you. “The Lost Boys” incorporates many of the traditional elements of horror (monsters, evil forces, etc.) but it’s not over the top scary.
“The Cabin in the Woods” 2011
Horror comedies are some of our favorites in the genre. “The Cabin in the Woods” perfectly picks apart tropes and cliches of horror, expertly fabricating a plot worthy of a franchise.
“Get Out” 2017
Jordan Peele changed the game with 2017’s “Get Out.” Instead of relying on cheap tricks and scares, this film is truly terrifying without being overtly scary.
“What We Do in the Shadows” 2014
If you love the television series, you NEED to see the film that started it all. This film is truly hilarious and a must-see for all vampire fanatics.
While many Stephen King films are on the scary side, we think “Carrie” is pretty mild by comparison. Sure, there’s a bucket of pigs blood, but in this case we’re rooting for the character tearing the town apart.
“Ghostbusters” expertly skirts the line between comedy and horror. It’s probably the least scary movie on this list and if this one gives you nightmares, we don’t know what to tell you.
How could you be scared of something so freaking cute? Seriously, as far as horror movie monsters go, the gremlins are totally adorable.
“Happy Death Day” 2017
I’m just going to come out and say it, I love “Happy Death Day.” This film was literally described as “Groundhog Day” meets “Scream” and I couldn’t agree more.
“A Quiet Place” 2018
This goes without saying, but “A Quiet Place” is a masterpiece—horror or otherwise. This concept is truly immaculate and the jump scares in the film are perfectly employed.