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The 15 Scariest Movies Of The Last 15 Years

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With October 31st just around the corner, it’s time to start curating your binge-watching list for Halloween weekend. And as usual, we’re here to help. But if it’s, monsters, ghosts, and ghouls you’re looking for, you’ve come to the wrong place. This is a list of movies that prey on real, palpable fears: A sudden plane crash, a violent home invasion, a psycho killer hiding in the burbs. These are the 15 scariest movies of the last 15 years.

 

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Black Swan
The psychological horror of Black Swan is, figuratively and otherwise, just beneath the skin. There are no real overt horror moments, just an escalating feeling that Natalie Portman's Nina has something sinister brewing beneath her surface, and the cracks are literally beginning to show (a feather here, a fingernail there). Paranoia makes way to terror, and in the end, there is nothing as brutal as what Nina inflicts on herself, which—spoiler alert—is dire.