Things You Shouldn't Do After Watching a Scary Movie


The Top Ten

1 Go to Bed/Sleep

I had a nightmare last night I was at a school and this girl wanted to inject me with poison. I ran everywhere and she followed me it was so scary she almost got me I had to escape the school but when ever I tried she was at the door it was HORRIBLE. But she never got me THANK GOD! CURSE YOU SIGNS. (Alien movie)

One time, I was watching and talking to my friends about a creepypasta. Once I went home, its nearly bedtime. Aw crap. I can't sleep since I knew I would have nightmares. But on the other hand I'm also very scared since my only source of light when its bedtime is this dim pink night light. Sometimes, I'm even afraid to go to the bathroom! (I know its no. 2 but number 1 is more true about me life). The night goes on well. But thinking about creepypasta just make me horrified.

I haven't actually watched horror movies, but I do watch scary videos. Last night around 11:00 I watched a scary video. After going to bed, I went to sleep only to wake up around 3 o' clock in the morning for seemingly no reason and have horrible images of the black eyes from the video stuck in my head. It was another 40 minutes before I fell asleep, only to wake up AGAIN! If that's enough to give me sleep maintenance insomnia, just imagine if I actually watched a horror movie! - allamassal

I sleep wafter watching scary YT videos all the time

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2 Go to the Bathroom

I always look behind the shower curtain than I turn on the hallway lights then I leave the door open and pee then flush really quietly then wash my hands quietly then dry my hands, turn off the bathroom light and lean on the wall while turning off the hallway lights then I run the rest of the way to my room then slam the door shut then look in my closet. But I still feel like the killers gonna get me laugh out loud. But just always remember that a killer can't just enter your house out of the blue. Like before you watched the movie no one was in your house so after no one will still be in your house.

Mirror mirror on the wall!
So the ghost can kill you from two sides now! :P

Whenever I'm trying to go to the bathroom (like after Blair Witch Project), I sprint accross my room to it. I slam the door and quietly turn on the lights. I don't FLUSH that might attract the witches attention. Quietly wash my hands, then turn off the light slowly then RUN to my room where I sleep under the covers

Ya I remember having to pee and walking in my mom's room on the scary part of a nightmare on elm street - Puppytart

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3 Stay In the House While Everyone Else Leaves

its can be scary alone especially after watching a scary movie

Sceam will get you alone that's why you leave with everyone else its just dumb to leave

We were in a hotel with my family we watched scream my family went to nthe market and I was at the hotel(I'm 12 so I am allowed) when I was doing dancing the electricity was gone and I was so scared and I went to the hotel corridor and talked to the reception and when we came the elecricty was back and when the reception leaved from the hotel room it was gone again I went to the toilet and it was dark when I tried to open it it was locked(I started to scream and cry) the elecricty came back and silly me I locked the door it was just hilarious

Oh sh�"

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4 Open the Door For a Stranger

Uh duh what if they kill you

You know better NEVER open a door for a stranger knock EM dead

Ok if there a knocking door look at the windows if someone holding something don't ever ever open it!

Pizza delivery
*opens door*

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5 Get Something From the Closet

Yeah. I agree. What if something jumps out or as you guys all might know closets can be pretty dark inside.

Whether it is after a scary movie or not my closet is so dark and I have this secret room in my closet and I feel like an evil wizard is gonna jump out and kill me.

Takes me a while to open mine because I get scared :'(

This is totally the worst!

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6 Walk Towards the Creepy Noise That You Hear

I wouldn't dare because I'd just flung my bed covers over my self

When I hear that, I grab the nearest "weapon". - AllAboutLists

I'm pretty ballsy I'll always walk to the noise - happyhappyjoyjoy

Yes! Very bad idea!

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7 Go Outside

Going outside would be scary, especially if you go right to the end of the garden

Go out side is just ridiculouse all the creeps can get you if there is not at least a fence! - Peebz2010


After when I wachted pennywise the clown I went to the garden and I saw a shadow of a clown with a knife and someone screaming in my neighbour I didn't even dare tonlook and suddenly blood flew out and landed all over me I quickly had a shower and went outside and I looked over the fence and it was just a party the clown was only a crazy DJ and the scream was only a baby and the blood was a food colouring.want a crazy day

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8 Take a Shower/Bath

The movie Halloween was the first scary movie I saw, so I only went to see it because of my friend was with me and I thought everyone was just exaggerating the effects. I usually walk outside, laps around the driveway, at night and a week later and I'm still debating going out there to walk outside.

Holy! I did this after watching Michael Myers. I was scared to death. And, I was in the house alone. Scariest shower of my life. And right, as someone else said,... Norman Bates.

Norman Bates can get you there. - booklover1

Tyga can be peeping from outside the window. - AlphaQ

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9 Watch Justin Bieber

-It will scare you to death, just trust me on this one

It is always scary.

Even if I hate him, this actually wouldn't be scary. - cosmo

Just have a fresh pair of underwear ready.

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10 Think/ remember about it while you go to bed

Who would do this! I mean whenever I watch a scary movie and go to bed, for some reason I always start thinking about the movie! When this happens I started getting a feeling that a ghost is in my room.

Definitely frightening! Just sitting alone in a dark room, waiting to go to sleep.

I just saw a video of people playing slender man, thought "this isn't so scary" went to bed like I regularly do. Remembered slender man. Couldn't sleep. Was overreactive about every thing

I'm like that to lmao

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The Contenders

11 Look at Yourself In a Mirror While Flicking the Lights On and Off

ugh, it's hideous!... oh wait I forgot to flick the lights, hehehehehe, lmfao - SmoothCriminal

Why would anyone in their right mind do this? Anything else I can easily do after a horror flick. But this... I would crap myself! - fireinside96

who would actually do this and why is it only coming 9th

No! That's scary! - Catlover2004

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12 Look Under The Bed

Dude below me I look under my bed too. Turned out I actually saw my pet crab. Cool that you have kat as a buddy. Did not know she can fit under a bed.

It was my unforgettable experience.i was watching the grudge3 at night with lights off in my room,suddenly my T.V. remote control dropped down to my bed.first I didn't dare to pick it. Then movie break gave me a chance to pick it.when I watch under my bed my face became red.two bright eyes were watching me. I ran toward my hall & yelled ghost! Ghost! & turned on the lights,my mother and elder brother woke up.i said there is someone under my bed!
When they saw, it was cat.

13 Turn Off All the Lights In Your House During Nighttime

In this creepy game that I like called Silent Dark which revolves around keeping a horrifying alien out of your house or just like the nite owl from adventure time in your dreams and if its in your dreams that means that it will kill you and remember turn the lights on at nightt

I always leave the bathroom light on - JaysTop10List

If I ever did, I'd run as fast as I could to any of the beds

So scary there's a game called nightime boo so its night and whenevr you turn of the lights in your house a vampire comes so scary

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14 Watch Another Scary Movie

Hey, I just watched the Shining! Now I'm gonna watch The Exorcist, The Grudge, Friday the 13th, and Nightmare on Elm Street!

I do agree. But if you watch many at one time, their shock value will go down. - dureckl

True! Also IF you would watch another one don't watch another one. Or another one. Or even another one. And a other one...

Then lights out

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15 Play Five Nights At Freddy's

I get scared while just playing hide and seek in the mornings! LOL

I hate it and never PLAYED it - TopLucas

Oh my god the Kim Kardashian game is scarier than this! This game sucks ass!

Stupid - TheRemixr

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16 Go to the Garage

not scary

Lol really?

i would go there, open the gate, on my car,

17 Look Out the Window

I did once after watching the most stupidest scary movie and saw a face staring back at me.

I think that face was your reflection

It was your imagination, probably

OH MY GOD IT'S THE SCARIEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN! Oh, it's my reflection... - AllAboutLists

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18 Pick Up the Telephone

oh if you pick up the phone you will die in 7 days hahahahaha! it freaky! you gotta try it!

Never ever pick a phone which has a number that you don't know never open

The Ring has 7 letters = 7 Days

Time to bash the T.V..

U took that off of the ring "7 days" lol I love that movie I'm dying to see part 2 but it's so hard to find

19 Have Sex

It's always a fine time to do the bed deal with a toaster!

Don't have sex or else Jason gets you

*hears a noise*
woman "What was that! "
man "Its nothing"

Too bad m8 I already did with no condom - TheRemixr

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20 Go Outside Into the Shed

Mystic Timbers at Kings Island in a nutshell.

Where that creepy chainsaw killer is?


21 Listen to Creepy Music-box Music
22 Bloody Mary...

What? It's always a fine time to have sex! - MoldySock

Two idiotic high school girls drew "Bloody Mary" in red stuff on the mirror and there were KINDEGARTEN kids :( They should be seeing Elsa and Anna, not some nightmares

No comment, just a scream

Oh get over it bloody Mary's not that scary at least they didn't draw Jeff the killers face : d I'd love that

23 Go Down In the Basement

There’s a place in my basement where there’s pipes on the ceiling and every time I go to the basement I constantly imagine a dead body hanging from the pipes. Very creepy.

24 Play With China Dolls
25 Watch the Movie With the Lights Off, Then Turn the TV Off Immediately After It Ends

Don't get me started

26 Read Creepypasta

This is bad even when you DON'T watch a horror movie. - higgsboson2142

This is a really bad idea.

After a horror movie I read a creepypasta that night I couldn't sleep

Why in the hell would someone do this in the first place

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27 Watch Happy Tree Friends

At least it's less scary

28 Play Hide and Seek

Yep, totally agree. I was scared to death after seeing a pic of a zombie. SCREW YOU ZOMBIES!

No one is making any noise. Someone could jump out at any time


I saw a movie where a family is playing hde n seek and the mom counts and the she searched when she looks behind the bookshelf a doll comes a captures her so scary...

29 Hide In the Attic

Name somebody that would do that.

30 Never Say You Will Be Right Back Because You Won't Be Right Back, You Will Be Dead


31 Re-Watch the Movie


32 Stroke a Pet

This actually helps a lot. - FluffyBanana

Cujo. enough said.

33 Eat

Year sure, especially when you see Italian classic cannibal or zombie movies. They are full of gore and violence. - Alexandr

I Ate and Drank during a movie. Spit out half the food when the pop ups arrived.
Ate and Drank AFTER a movie. Threw it up 2 hours later.

34 Listen to Music

Jesus christ do not listen to 'careful with that axe eugene' by pink floyd after watching the texas chainsaw massacre

This actually makes you feel relieved.

I use to listen music loudly after I watch scary movie or reading scary book. - BeaM456

35 Attempt to Summon Bloody Mary

Who in their right minds would do that?! I'm sure I won't do it...

I don't think Cosmo would even do this!

Who would do a dumb thing like that


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36 Watch Adventure Time

Because the animation is just... Ugh ):

37 Use a telephone


38 Watch YouTube

But you can watch funny videos


Unless your watching Vines or The Amazing World Of Gumball you’re ok.


actually I have to agree. but if you are doing so try to type horror, jumpscares, or horror movie clips on that search bar...hehehehe

39 Watch the News

I watched a horror movie and then watched news it said there is a clown who killed 30 kids 40teens and 60adults and it said the police is trying to find it and it still is in 2016

I watched a a horror movie then news it said something then scared

Darn! The news always has scary pictures and headlines on!

40 Think of the movie while going to bed

Honestly, I did this, and I couldn't go to sleep! Don't think of the music to the movie either!

41 Say It Wasn't Scary

Or you will get more scared

42 Say that Wasn't Real
43 Go to a Haunted House

Why would anyone do this

44 Make Out
45 Take Your Eyes Off the Clapping Monkey
46 Say "Candyman" While Facing a Mirror
47 Watch the Kinder Egg Man
48 Play "Charlie"
49 Go to the Cellar
50 Have A Dream

I hate dreams


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Top Remixes

1. Go Outside
2. Go to Bed/Sleep
3. Stay In the House While Everyone Else Leaves
1. Go to the Bathroom
2. Go to Bed/Sleep
3. Get Something From the Closet
1. Go to Bed/Sleep
2. Open the Door For a Stranger
3. Go to the Bathroom


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