Oftentimes, home invasion movies feel too close to reality. Top ten spooky horror films ranked by their IMDb scores are included here.
Ghosts, goblins, and mythological monsters have long been the subject of horror films, but the scariest stories may really be those that happen every day in the real world. Unlike vampires and werewolves, serial killers and stalkers elicit a distinct form of fear.
A sub-genre of many horror and thriller films, home invasion flicks exploit the immensely real fear of the safety of a house being invaded. As ordered by their IMDb scores, these are the 10 scariest house invasion movies ever made.
1. The Resident (5.3)
When Juliet (Hilary Swank) gets a wonderful deal on a stunning new apartment with a nice landlord, it seems too good to be true (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).
It’s impossible to believe that this is real. If the landlord has keys to the flat and is romantically enamored with his tenant, the concept of a system of tunnels in the walls to spy on her and lurk under the bed at night is horrifying enough.
2. The Strangers (6.2)
Less is definitely more when it comes to The Strangers. In their private holiday house, an exhausted couple seeks solace from their troubles only to be attacked by three masked assailants they can’t identify.
There is no speech, and the killers don’t even show their faces. The worst aspect is that they have no motive. Kristen (Liv Tyler) asks them to explain to her why they’re doing this at one point in the film. “Because you were home” is the unsettling response she receives.
3. Them (6.4)
This French horror film, like The Strangers, follows a couple who are terrorized by an unidentified gang. As soon as Lucas and Clementine awoke, their car had been stolen, the phone lines had been cut, and someone (or more than one person) had broken into their home.
There is no time to waste with Themis, as the action begins immediately. As a bonus, the film purports to be based on real-life occurrences.
4. The Collector (6.4)
It’s unfortunate timing for a broke handyman who tries to loot his wealthy bosses, but the serial killer who booby-traps his victims’ homes strikes at the same moment.
The Collector is a fantastic combination of suspense, originality, and gore. Initially, the viewer is unsure who to support – the man who was about to steal from a lovely family or a crazed murderer..
5. You’re Next (6.5)
Animal mask-wearing killers disrupt a family reunion in Adam Wingard’s horror-mystery.
Those Who Follow Me Will Be Next. With all of the intrigue, murder, and squabbling over an inheritance, it’s like a nightmare version of Knives Out.
When a hero defeats the baddies, it saves a horror movie from being too dismal. You’re Next is a terrifying but enjoyable film.
6. Hush (6.6)
In the best possible way, Hush is a brilliant, anxiety-inducing, and disturbing thriller. Maddie, a deaf woman, is the narrator in this horror-thriller. When watching this film, the viewer feels like they’re in the protagonist’s shoes, as if they are deaf.
Only when the killer wants Maddie to know that he’s there for his sick cat-and-mouse game does Maddie realize that she’s in danger.
7. Inside (6.8)
Inside, a French film co-directed by Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, depicts a woman’s darkest nightmare.
A pregnant woman is tortured after her husband’s death by an unknown woman who is attempting to abduct her unborn child. Inside is a horror classic because of its unpleasant subject matter and creative usage of claustrophobia and gore.
8. Don’t Breathe (7.1)
In the beginning of the film Don’t Breathe, there are three young men who plot to rob a vulnerable, blind man in order to make some fast money for themselves. When they discover that he is more than capable of defending himself and has a horrible secret of his own worse than they could have imagined, the tables flip.
The movie’s action sequences are often staged in low light, reflecting the old man’s experience and creating a continual sense of tension.
9. Straw Dogs (7.5)
Straw Dogs exploits the fear of migrating to a new location to its utmost potential. Following a couple’s transfer to an entirely new town, they find themselves subjected to an increasing level of harassment from their neighbors.
Ending violence, as well as the brutal and contentious assault scenes, leave a lasting impression on the viewer. Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, and Alexander Skarsgard feature in the 2011 adaptation.
10. Funny Games (7.6)
Hostages are kidnapped by a pair of sadists who use them to play twisted games with each other in this 1997 and 2007 remake of a European classic. The well-written adversaries are absolutely responsible for the film’s creepiness.
They’re so terrifying because they may appear rational and educated one minute, then completely bonkers the next. For the majority of the film, the viewer is on the edge of their seats, worried about this family while simultaneously enthralled by the film’s antagonists.