11 Horror Movies You Should Never Watch If You’re Pregnant

To be honest, the mere thought of producing another human being with my body is pretty fucking terrifying. Of course, I would like to be a mother someday but it’s still a scary thing to think about.

If you’re currently a mommy-to-be, first of all, congratulations. Secondly, do not I repeat do NOT watch any of the following horror movies…unless, you just enjoy being terrified. Then again, maybe these tales of sinister child rearing will help you take solace in the fact that no matter what you do, your kid won’t be that messed up, right?

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1. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)


If you haven’t seen Rosemary’s Baby, shame on you (jk), but don’t choose those 9 months of baby creation as a time to watch it. When a young couple moves into a creepy ass apartment with even creepier neighbors, the wife (Rosemary) becomes unexpectedly pregnant, which would be terrifying enough for most of us, but soon after discovers that her child is not of this world, *gasp*.

2. Devil’s Due (2014)


This photo alone should be enough motivation to steer clear of Devil’s Due, but in case you’re feeling brave (or stupid) get ready for a terrifying 90 minutes. After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon and an ominous warning from a psychic, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. Needless to say, the baby will have some kind of sinister origin.

3. The Omen (1976)


If you have never seen either the remake or original The Omen, during pregnancy is not the time. Little Damien, AKA the Antichrist, manages to make his nanny hang herself, pushes his mother off of a balcony, and that’s only the beginning. Nope, no thank you.

4. The Fly (1986)


This 80’s cult classic is easily one of the most disturbing films you could ever watch while pregnant. I mean, it’s disturbing in general, I don’t even want to imagine what it would be like to watch it with a living being inside me. A scientist begins work on a teleportation machine and one night, while testing it out, a fly sneaks in causing him to exhibit insect-like behavior and physical traits. As if this wasn’t bad enough, he dreams of getting his girlfriend pregnant and she delivers, you guessed it…a maggot.

5. It’s Alive (1974)


Aww look at the adorable couple and their fucking terrifying baby. Frank (John P. Ryan) and Lenore Davis (Sharon Farrell) head to the hospital for the birth of their second child — which turns out to be a mutant who kills many doctors and nurses as it escapes. A MUTANT! Not the cool X-Men kind, the disturbing AF kind you see in nightmares. Nope nope nope.

6. Alien (1979)

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Dear God, this is still one of the most stomach-turning scenes (literally) of the entire Alien franchise. Can we get a “hell no?” Not only are they fighting these Extraterrestrial life forms, but they’re giving birth to them, if you can call that giving birth.

7. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

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First of all, I have to apologize to my coworker Justina who is currently pregnant (woohoo!!) and happened to be next to me when I pulled this particularly unsettling picture up. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, the 5th installment to the Nightmare on Elm Street series is disturbing AF. When her friends start dying, Alice suspects that Freddy is using the fetus within her as a weapon. Dun, dun dun!

8. Grace (2009)


When a devastating car accident claims the life of her husband, Madeline Matheson (Jordan Ladd) discovers that her daughter, Grace, has died in the womb. Ignoring her doctor’s warnings that the fetus must be removed from her body, a grief-stricken Matheson demands to carry the child to term. By some miracle or more likely something terrible,  little Grace emerges undead, but with a craving for human blood.

9. Prometheus (2012)


If you haven’t seen Prometheus yet, it’s actually a fairly decent take on the prequel to the Alien franchise. When the main character becomes impregnated with what looks like the alien baby from Men In Black, things take a turn for the terrifying and disgusting. No thank you.

10. Inside (2007)


There’s nothing quite as unsettling as the thought of someone stealing your child. So, a movie about a psychopath who terrorizes a pregnant widow on Christmas Eve might not be a solid choice for you preggos out there. No psycho bitch is about to steal any baby of mine, that’s for damn sure.

11. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (2011)


Though this film is clearly not of the horror genre, the scenes in which Bella becomes pregnant with her vampire offspring are absolutely unsettling. The “baby” begins to suck all the life out of Bella’s body and nearly kills her, yet she refuses to give the baby up.

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