Good horror movies that don't resort to jump scares?

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    I'm watching The Conjuring right now, heard a lot of good things about it but it's just a sorry collection of cheap jump scares straight out of the early 2000s...
     
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    The Devil's Rejects
    The Exorcist
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    Hellraiser
     
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    Recently, It Follows.

    There are a few jump scares but overall the film just relied on slow burn, scary, creepy tactics.
     
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    The only thing I enjoyed about this movie is the music. I don't get why it got such good ratings.

    The "IT" was always like a grandma naked walking real slow or in the pool scene it was a normal looking dude. I just think it could have been so much better

    I was so amped to see it too.
     
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    An old favorite of mine, although it might not scratch the itch of a current day horror fan.
     
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    Lol the devils rejects is so bad.
     
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    I thought it achieved what it was going for quite effectively.
     
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    ts is looking for scary movies that wont scare him
     
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    I had heard about it forever and I read some surprisingly good reviews so was excited to see it, then I wanted to go punch rob zombie in the head for however long the movie was. But I don't really like his work so it was my fault for watching it with high expectations.
     
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    The Witch was good. Felt it could have been been better but definitely not a strictly jump scare movie.

    More of a thriller but "The Invitation" on Netflix is pretty good and suspenseful.
     
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    It set out to be Thelma & Louise for sadists, and while I don't know why you'd want to do that, he did it effectively. The characters were pretty well fleshed out for a horror and it all felt very real.

    Other than this movie and his first Halloween movie, I have found all of his work to be of little to no value.
     
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    If your a man, watch The Hunt. Don't read anything about it, just jump in. Its on netflix.

    I've seen damn near every horror and thriller movie, and this one got me. It's not a horror movie technically, but it will fucking scare you. It's also just a damn fantastically made movie. 93% on rt.

    Other than that, Martyrs. Do it, pussy.

    Last nomination for right now, Shutter. The original one, not the american remake. One of the scariest movies I've ever seen.

    Ill go ahead and throw out The Descent even though most people have seen it by now. Awesome.

    In my opinion all of those movies are the highest of top tier when it comes to being genuinely disturbed with out any silly jump scares.

    Alright last one. Eden Lake. Genuinely scary because its a more realistic and plausible scenario that could happen to anyone.
     
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    Uh well it's not that, it's a great movie with a lot of suspense. Maybe you should try a saw movie, zero suspense and lots of torture porn. Probably more your pace.
     
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    My Little Eye... desolation and dread.

    I hate jump scares almost as much as torture porn. Cheapest ways to scare a person.
    Eerie, unsettling movies trump those.... But harder to find.
     
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    First things that pop in my mind are the classics.

    The Shining
    The Thing
    Alien
    Polterguist (the original of course)

    Possibly
    The Ring
    The Grudge
    The Babadook (though I can't remember if this had jump scares or not)

    I'll think on this a little but to find some modern stuff.
     

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