I’m a horror movie fanatic. I love all types of horror, from slasher flicks to haunted house stories, and everything in between. My favorite subgenre is probably the psychological suspense film, which is typically much more subtle than something like a blood-soaked massacre.
I’ve seen a lot of movies that have scared me over the years. Some of them are obvious choices like The Exorcist or The Shining, while others might be less expected. One such film is The Vanishing (1988).
The Vanishing is an incredibly well-crafted thriller that follows two women who are abducted and held captive by a man on a secluded farm. He ties them up in his barn and proceeds to torture them psychologically for days until he finally decides he’s had enough fun and lets them go — or does he? The ending is one of those ambiguous ones where you’re not sure if something supernatural happened or if it was all just in their heads… but either way, it’s terrifying!
The reason why I picked The Vanishing as my personal scariest movie is because it’s not just about being scared; it makes you question what you’re seeing on screen. Are these women really being.
Last modified: August 14, 2022