Top rated movies with standout performance that have a fright factor

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with standout performance and a fright factor! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with standout performance and a fright factor, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Cryptid (2022)

A small rural town in Maine is shocked as a mysterious animal leaves a local resident brutally ripped apart. Deemed to be a random bear attack by town officials, freelance journalist Max Frome suspects it might be something more.

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2022-10-07 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Nicholas Baroudi, Ellen Adair

Rating

rating icon 3.667
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    satisfying climax
  2. Ranked #1 for
    feeling a little rushed
  3. Ranked #1 for
    building suspense

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Cryptid trailer
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2 The Hole in the Ground (2019)

Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O’Neill is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris. A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiralling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.

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2019-03-01 | Horror

Cast

Seána Kerslake, James Quinn Markey

Rating

rating icon 5.631
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    left unexplained
  2. Ranked #2 for
    genuinely eerie
  3. Ranked #2 for
    payoff at ending

Trailer

The Hole in the Ground trailer
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3 The Black Phone (2022)

Finney Blake, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where screaming is of little use. When a disconnected phone on the wall begins to ring, Finney discovers that he can hear the voices of the killer’s previous victims. And they are dead set on making sure that what happened to them doesn’t happen to Finney.

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2022-06-22 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Mason Thames, Ethan Hawke

Rating

rating icon 7.617
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    bone chilling
  2. Ranked #2 for
    lovecraftian
  3. Ranked #4 for
    hair-raising

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The Black Phone trailer
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4 Impetigore (2019)

A woman inherits a house in her ancestral village, but she's unaware that members of the community have been trying to locate and kill her to remove the curse that has plagued them for years.

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2019-10-17 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Tara Basro, Ario Bayu

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    creepy vibes
  2. Ranked #1 for
    ominous mood
  3. Ranked #1 for
    creepy feeling

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Impetigore trailer
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5 Widow's Point (2019)

An author who spends a weekend locked in a haunted lighthouse as a publicity stunt for his next book becomes a target for powerful supernatural forces.

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2019-08-24 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Craig Sheffer, KateLynn E. Newberry

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    spine-tingling
  2. Ranked #2 for
    rather uneventful
  3. Ranked #3 for
    haunting imagery

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Widow's Point trailer
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6 The Night House (2021)

Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. Soon she begins to uncover her recently deceased husband's disturbing secrets.

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2021-07-15 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg

Rating

rating icon 6.606
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    like Marrowbone
  2. Ranked #2 for
    gotcha
  3. Ranked #2 for
    psychologically horrifying

Trailer

The Night House trailer
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7 Fear Street: 1978 (2021)

In 1978, two rival groups at Camp Nightwing must band together to solve a terrifying mystery when horrors from their towns' history come alive.

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2021-07-08 | Mystery / Horror

Cast

Sadie Sink, Emily Rudd

Rating

rating icon 7.197
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    upgraded
  2. Ranked #1 for
    unabated
  3. Ranked #1 for
    improved

Trailer

Fear Street: 1978 trailer
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8 The Dinner Party (2020)

A budding playwright and his wife attend a dinner party hosted by wealthy, cultural elites, who have promised to bankroll the writer's latest play to Broadway, but, in fact, have darker designs in mind for the couple.

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2020-05-29 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Sawandi Wilson, Mike Mayhall

Rating

rating icon 4.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    talented filmmaker
  2. Ranked #1 for
    build up of tension
  3. Ranked #1 for
    sinuously beautiful

Trailer

The Dinner Party trailer
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9 Daniel Isn't Real (2019)

Troubled college freshman Luke suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, Daniel helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him to the very edge of sanity and into a desperate struggle for control of his mind -- and his soul.

Info

2019-12-06 | Horror / Mystery

Cast

Miles Robbins, Patrick Schwarzenegger

Rating

rating icon 6.126
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    with disturbed mind
  2. Ranked #1 for
    inside the head
  3. Ranked #1 for
    Oscar-caliber

Trailer

Daniel Isn't Real trailer
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10 His House (2020)

After making a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, a young refugee couple struggle to adjust to their new life in a small English town that has an unspeakable evil lurking beneath the surface.

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2020-01-27 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Sope Dirisu, Wunmi Mosaku

Rating

rating icon 6.436
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    effectively scary
  2. Ranked #1 for
    fresh spin
  3. Ranked #2 for
    genuinely terrifying

Trailer

His House trailer
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