Top movies with a refreshing take that have a few jump scares

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a refreshing take and a few jump scares! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a refreshing take and a few jump scares, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Anything for Jackson (2020)

A bereaved Satanist couple kidnap a pregnant woman so they can use an ancient spellbook to put their dead grandson's spirit into her unborn child, but they end up summoning more than they bargained for.

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2020-04-04 | Horror

Cast

Sheila McCarthy, Julian Richings

Rating

rating icon 6.809
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    comedown
  2. Ranked #2 for
    decently scary
  3. Ranked #2 for
    kind of silly

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2 Head Count (2019)

Newcomer Evan joins a group of teens on a getaway in Joshua Tree. While exchanging ghost stories around the campfire, Evan reads aloud a mysterious chant from an internet site. From that moment, someone--or something--is among them.

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2019-06-14 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Isaac Jay, Ashleigh Morghan

Rating

rating icon 5.398
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    climactic ending
  2. Ranked #3 for
    downright creepy
  3. Ranked #3 for
    postal

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3 Brightburn (2019)

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

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2019-05-09 | Horror / Science Fiction

Cast

Jackson A. Dunn, Elizabeth Banks

Rating

rating icon 6.132
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    evil incarnated
  2. Ranked #2 for
    evil character
  3. Ranked #3 for
    lack of character development

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4 The Old Ways (2021)

Cristina, a journalist of Mexican origin, travels to her ancestral home in Veracruz to investigate a story of sorcery and healing. There, she is kidnapped by a group of locals who claim she's the devil incarnated.

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2021-04-04 | Horror / Fantasy

Cast

Brigitte Kali Canales, Andrea Cortés

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    ending on positive note
  2. Ranked #2 for
    skipping a beat
  3. Ranked #3 for
    decently entertaining

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The Old Ways trailer
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5 The Deep House (2021)

While diving in a remote French lake, a couple of YouTubers who specialise in underwater exploration videos discover a house submerged in the deep waters. What was initially a unique finding soon turns into a nightmare when they discover that the house was the scene of atrocious crimes. Trapped, with their oxygen reserves falling dangerously, they realise the worst is yet to come: they are not alone in the house.

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2021-06-30 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

James Jagger, Camille Rowe

Rating

rating icon 6.095
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    claustrophobic
  2. Ranked #2 for
    oppressive atmosphere
  3. Ranked #2 for
    novel concept

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The Deep House trailer
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6 Child's Play (2019)

Karen, a single mother, gifts her son Andy a Buddi doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature. A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic.

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2019-06-19 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman

Rating

rating icon 6.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    fresh take
  2. Ranked #2 for
    disgruntled
  3. Ranked #2 for
    staying true to original

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7 Candyman (2021)

Anthony and his partner move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini-Green. After a chance encounter with an old-timer exposes Anthony to the true story behind Candyman, he unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence.

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2021-08-25 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris

Rating

rating icon 6.043
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    socially aware character
  2. Ranked #1 for
    sociopolitical
  3. Ranked #2 for
    Urban Legend

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Candyman trailer
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8 Offseason (2022)

Upon receiving a mysterious letter that her mother's grave has been vandalized, Marie travels to the desolate island town where she's buried. Just as she arrives, the island closes for the season, leaving Marie trapped in a nightmare.

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2022-03-11 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Jocelin Donahue, Joe Swanberg

Rating

rating icon 5.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    cheap thrills
  2. Ranked #1 for
    mysterious
  3. Ranked #1 for
    flimsy premise

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Offseason trailer
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9 Gretel & Hansel (2020)

A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

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2020-01-30 | Fantasy / Horror

Cast

Sophia Lillis, Samuel Leakey

Rating

rating icon 5.982
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    grim atmosphere
  2. Ranked #2 for
    visually rich
  3. Ranked #3 for
    beautiful lighting

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10 Gags the Clown (2019)

It's been eight days since the clown first showed up in Green Bay, WI. Now, over the course of one night, four different groups of people cross paths with the clown everyone calls "Gags" and his true intentions are finally revealed.

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2019-03-02 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Lauren Ashley Carter, Tracy Perez

Rating

rating icon 6.561
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    perfunctory
  2. Ranked #2 for
    clownish
  3. Ranked #2 for
    concurrent

Trailer

Gags the Clown trailer
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