Although the years 1996 Scream can be both satire and horror at the same time, it’s still a scary movie that might make you lose some sleep. But if you’ve ever watched Scream a million times over the years – because, same thing – what you need next are movies like Scream. Fortunately, the horror movie genre is full of choices that you can watch on Halloween or anytime.
In Scream, Neve Campbell stars as Sydney Prescott, a young woman trying to escape a killer who is eventually known as Ghostface. The popular film spawned several sequels and parodies, becoming a staple entertainment item that shaped the lives of millennials. We will never, ever forget that Drew Barrymore was killed in the opening minutes of the film! Already!
Anyway, the beauty of Scream is that once you’ve finished it, you can move on to a variety of other similar movies that fit in a few boxes. You can go the route of dark humor to lighten your mood and avoid nightmares, or you can really lean into the scary times and make sure you don’t sleep for a week. Or you can just watch another Matthew Lillard movie because it’s still a good idea.
So whenever you’re ready to jump in, here are some solid flicks like Scream to watch next.
Classic slasher movies like Scream
1. Thirteen ghosts (2001)
Thirteen ghosts is an incredibly underrated scary film from the early 2000s that mixes humor and horror. The gruesome story features a house with ghosts trapped inside who just want to be freed so they can get revenge on whoever trapped them there in the first place. Matthew Lillard also stars in this movie if he had missed you in his role as Stuart in Scream (and, really, who hasn’t?).
2. Horror movie (2000)
For the humorous and downright steamy version of Scream, you have to watch Horror movie. This one parody Scream in the extreme, as well as the horror genre as a whole. It’s a definitive palace cleanser after the real thrill of Scream, and it won’t give you nightmares.
3. I know what you did last summer (1997)
Another classic horror movie for millennials is I know what you did last summer, starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ryan Phillippe (aka all of the greatest young actors of the ’90s). The group of friends find themselves on the run from a suspected killer who they say knows what they did … last summer.
4. Halloween (1978)
A ton of scary movies have appeared over the years, but few have had the same impact as Halloween To. The original Halloween came out in the late 1970s and starred the ultimate villain Michael Myers, who killed babysitters on Halloween. Since that film, nine more have followed, and two more are on the way. A little like Scream, Halloween is an important piece in the history of horror cinema.
5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
And just like Halloween who came before him, Freddy is also one of the most influential horror movies for millennials. You’re lying if you say you weren’t haunted by “1, 2, Freddy is coming for you” at some point in your childhood! The slasher movie was telling the story of Freddy Krueger, who came to you in your dreams, and it was literally the business of nightmares.
6. Urban legend (1998)
Where Scream played on the clichés of the horror industry, Urban legend played, literally, on urban legends. It’s another slasher horror but a lot less light than Scream. This is yet another scary film from this period starring popular names from the late ’90s – Jared Leto, Rebecca Gayheart, Joshua Jackson, and more.
More movies like Scream to queue
- Faculty (1998)
- It follows (2014)
- Inactive hands (1999)
- Jennifer’s body (2009)
- The curve (1998)
- Cabin in the woods (2011)
- Friday 13 (1980)
- Prom evening (2008)
- The ring (2002)
- Cherry Falls (2000)
- The final girls (2015)
- Wax house (2005)
- Sorority line (2009)
- Disturbing behavior (1998)
- Valentine (2001)
- Sorority line (2009)
- My dear love (nineteen eighty one)
- All the boys love Mandy Lane (2006)
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
- Black christmas (2006)
- Night camp (1983)