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Ragan: Scary movies that stick with you are the good ones

Kelly Ragan
kragan@greeleytribune.com

Though I'll admit to an embarrassing love of B-movie horror and sci-fi, I love a scary movie that sticks with me — that's how I know it's a good one. These are the ones that did.

»"28 Days later"

It's one of the first movies I remember seeing in which the zombies were actually scary and you even cared about what happened to characters. The best part? There's a decent sequel if you need another zombie fix (and there are perpetual rumors of a third movie, though don't get your hopes up).

» "Sinister"

A tale of a crime writer whose commitment to the job gets his whole family in trouble when he stumbles upon some strange home videos. The perpetrators make any childhood home video instantly creepy.

» "The Woman in Black"

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A cinematically beautiful movie that will leave you chilled to the bone. The jump scares will get to even hardened horror fans. Plus, it's always cool to see actors, like Daniel Radcliffe, from your childhood favorites play edgy roles.

» "Silent Hill"

This is one of the few movies that truly gave me the creeps. The psychological thriller taps into some very real fears that leave you on edge.

» "Cloverfield"/ "10 Cloverfield Lane"

Okay, so maybe this is more sci-fi than horror, but zombies can't hog the spotlight. Both movies keep you guessing for completely different reasons. You never fully know what's going on and that makes it all the better.

» "Sixth Sense"

Basically everyone knows what the end of this movie holds at this point, but if you have that one friend who doesn't or you've lived under a rock, it's a classic movie with a twist that makes you second guess your own memory.

» "Final Destination"

A little gore with a whole lot of cheese makes it one of my favorites. It gets worse with every sequel, but you won't hate yourself for binge watching all of them. I still think of this movie every time I hop on a rollercoaster.

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