Power Rankings: Bleakest Horror Movies

The SAW Power Rankings is our weekly ranking of a certain movie-related topic. Please feel free to comment on our rankings and provide a list of your own in the comments below.

Most horror movies are rough enough to deal with all the mayhem and carnage going on but most of the time we are able to watch our hero or final girl survive and save the day. Every now and then, however, we are given films that when they are over have left a pit feeling in your stomach. We all know that feeling of the shoulders sinking, the deep sigh and sometimes shock that a cold and harsh film leaves with us. 

Well here at SAW, we don’t like to suffer alone in our misery so we decided to share some of the bleakest horror movies out there that will make you just want to curl up into a ball and cry for mommy. Not that I have ever done that or anything…Here they are. Our Power Rankings of the bleakest horror movies. Share some of your bleak horror films and your thoughts on the ones listed below!

Vincent Kane:

  1. Inside (2007)
  2. Hereditary (2018)
  3. Pulse (2001)
  4. Sinister (2012)
  5. Session 9 (2001)

King Alvarez:

  1. Funny Games (1997)
  2. The Last House On The Left (1972)
  3. The Descent (2005)
  4. The Mist (2007)
  5. Hereditary (2018)

Sailor Monsoon:

  1. Eden Lake (2008)
  2. Possum (2018)
  3. A Serbian Film (2010)
  4. Don’t Look Now (1973)
  5. The Vanishing (1988)

Bob Cram Jr.:

  1. Antichrist (2009)
  2. Martyrs (2008)
  3. Hereditary (2018)
  4. The Last House on the Left (1972)
  5. Possum (2018)

Mark Naff:

  1. The Mist (2007)
  2. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
  3. Cat People (1982)
  4. The Fly (1986)
  5. The Dead Zone (1983)

Lee McCutcheon:

  1. The Witch (2015)
  2. It Comes at Night (2017)
  3. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
  4. Goodnight Mommy (2014)
  5. Eden Lake (2008)


  1. The Mist (2007)
  2. Hereditary (2018)
  3. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  4. Saw (2004)
  5. The Shining (1980)

Author: Vincent Kane

I hate things.