As a child, any suspenseful film moment can seem scary. Before you know how real fear feels, that deep-seated pit in your stomach is so novel, so strange that you can’t help but want to feel it again. I have always loved horror animal movies for that sensation; they aren’t psychologically scary enough to leave you in sweats, but instead leave you wanting more thrills, like you did as a kid.
Here’s a list of my favorite scary animal films: some are classics, while others are unquestionably budget films. Many of them have wonderfully horrific taglines, which I have also listed for your comedic pleasure. These are the kind of films you can even watch alone (if you dare), so grab some popcorn and treat yourself to some thrills.