Johnny Depp Scary Movies

In today’s horror movies blog, I am going to be talking about our all-time favorite Johnny Depp scary movies. In addition, I will go through some of his major films and discuss the ones that I think are his best.

It is not hidden from anyone that Johnny Depp is one of the most popular actors in Hollywood. He has starred in a number of horror movies throughout his career, including “Edward Scissorhands,” “Sleepy Hollow,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean“. These films helped to define him as an actor. He is an actor who appears in many popular horror movies and produced many of his own films such as Sweeney Todd and Dark Shadows which have led him to become one of the most recognizable faces on screen today.

With his 30-year old career, he has been a part of many movies where he has portrayed different roles. He was last seen in the 2019 movie “Sweeney Todd” which is a horror movie about a barber who murders people for their hair and then uses it to create pies that he sells to unsuspecting customers. No doubt, his acting skills in the film was absolutely worth watching. Following is the list of some best of Johnny Depp scary movies. Let’s get in…


Johnny Depp Scary Movies


Release Date: 19 September 2014

Director: Kevin Smith

Cast: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Matt Shively, Genesis Rodriguez, Haley Joel Osment, Johnny Depp, Harley Morenstein, Ralph Garman, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Harley Quinn Smith, Lily-Rose Depp, Ashley Greene, Douglas Banks

IMDB Rating: 5.3

Movie Plot: When Wallace travels to Canada to interview someone, he meets a weird man named Howe, who has a lot to say about his prior life during the interview. The next morning, Wallace discovers that Howe is not who he thought he was. Howe intends to turn Wallace into a walrus both physically and emotionally.

Dark Shadows

Release Date: 7 May 2012

Director: Tim Burton

Cast: Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Bella Heathcote, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jonny Lee Miller, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Gully McGrath, Ray Shirley, Christopher Lee, Alice Cooper, Ivan Kaye, Susanna Cappellaro, Josephine Butler, William Hope, Guy Flanagan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Hannah Murray, Shane Rimmer

IMDB Rating: 6.2

Movie Plot: A 1970s gothic horror film about Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), who was entombed for 196 years by Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green), a jilted lover who also cursed him by turning him into a vampire so that he would have to live forever with the memory of spurning her and killing his true love, Josette. Barnabas has had his fair share of encounters with monsters, witches, werewolves, and ghosts. Based on Dan Curtis’ iconic ‘Dark Shadows’ television series and dedicated to his memory.

Sweeney Todd

Release Date: 3 December 2007

Director: Tim Burton

Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Jayne Wisener, Sacha Baron Cohen, Laura Michelle Kelly, Jamie Campbell Bower, Ed Sanders

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Movie Plot: Barber Benjamin Barker is married to the lovely Lucy in Victorian London, and they have a wonderful daughter, Johanna. Lucy’s attractiveness draws the attention of Judge Turpin, who unjustly accuses the barber of a crime he did not commit and later abuses Lucy after winning custody of her. After fifteen years in exile, Benjamin returns to London as Sweeney Todd in order to exact vengeance on Turpin. He encounters Mrs. Lovett, the owner of a meat pie store, who informs him that Lucy swallowed poison many years ago, and Turpin has been appointed as Johanna’s teacher. He starts a barbershop above her store, launching a crime spree against people who have caused him to suffer and lose his loved ones.

Secret Window

Release Date: 12 March 2004

Director: David Koepp

Cast: Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Maria Bello, Timothy Hutton, Len Cariou, Charles S. Dutton, John Dunn Hill, Chico

IMDB Rating: 6.5

Movie Plot: Mort Rainey is a prominent author going through a rough divorce from his ten-year wife, Amy. When a man named John Shooter comes up on his doorstep, accusing Rainey of stealing his narrative, he continues to work on his writing, alone and bitter in his cabin. Mort claims he can show the tale is his and not Shooter’s, but while Mort searches for the magazine that published the piece in question years ago, strange things start to happen around Shooter. Mort’s dog dies, people start dying, and his divorce proceedings with Amy become harsher. The shooter appears to have Mort cornered, but Mort may have his own ideas about how to handle the problems that have been plaguing him lately.

From Hell

Release Date: 19 October 2001

Director: The Hughes Brothers

Cast: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane, Ian Richardson, Jason Flemyng, Samantha Spiro, Annabelle Apsion, Katrin Cartlidge, Susan Lynch, Lesley Sharp, Estelle Skornik, Paul Rhys, Vincent Franklin, Ian McNeice, David Schofield, Sophia Myles, Joanna Page, Mark Dexter, Anthony Parker

IMDB Rating: 6.8

Movie Plot: Prostitutes living in London’s destitute and run-down East End are being murdered by a serial killer known as Jack the Ripper in 1888. Inspector Frederick Abberline and Sergeant Peter Godley of Scotland Yard investigate the heinous murders. Although the evidence implies that the killer had some medical knowledge, some people are skeptical that a man of education and social standing could be involved in such crimes. Abberline is guided by drug-induced visions he gets from smoking opium or drinking absinthe, but as the investigation progresses, he discovers linkages between the nobility, the Freemasons, Scotland Yard’s high levels, and the medical profession. For Abberline, he develops feelings for the lovely Mary Kelly, who may or may not be the Ripper’s final victim.

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Sleepy Hollow

Release Date: 17 November 1999

Director: Tim Burton

Cast: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Jeffrey Jones, Christopher Lee, Richard Griffiths, Ian McDiarmid, Michael Gough, Marc Pickering, Christopher Walken, Claire Skinner, Steven Waddington, Alun Armstrong, Mark Spalding

IMDB Rating: 7.3

Movie Plot: The little community of Sleepy Hollow is cursed by The Headless Horseman’s (Christopher Walken) curse. The eager Constable Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) and his new world ways into the bog of secrets and murder, secrets once set to rest, best forgotten and now reawakened, and he himself, bearing a dark secret of a past long gone.

The Ninth Gate

Release Date: 25 August 1999

Director: Roman Polanski

Cast: Johnny Depp, Lena Olin, Frank Langella, Emmanuelle Seigner, James Russo, Jack Taylor, Allen Garfield, Barbara Jefford, Willy Holt, Catherine Benguigui, Jacques Collard, Jacques Dacqmine

IMDB Rating: 6.7

Movie Plot: A respected book collector, Balkan, commissions Dean Corso, a rare book merchant, to check the authenticity of one of his books. Only three copies of that book survive, according to sources, and they are in three different locations. He leaves on the expedition after losing a friend who was killed for the book. He is looking for a way to authenticate Balkan’s book, but he discovers something else. Too many things beyond his expectations are exposed throughout his eventful adventures through Paris and Madrid.

A Nightmare On Elm Street

Release Date: 9 November 1984

Director: Wes Craven

Cast: Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Robert Englund, Johnny Depp, Ronee Blakley, Amanda Wyss, Nick Corri, Leslie Hoffman, Joseph Whipp, Charles Fleischer, Lin Shaye, Mimi Craven, Jack Shea, Sandy Lipton, David Andrews, Jeff Levine, Donna Woodrum, Paul Grenier, Ash Adams, Shashawnee Hall, Kathi Gibbs, Chris Tashima, Antonia Yannouli

IMDB Rating: 7.5

Movie Plot: Fred Kruger is the one who appears in your dream as a nightmare. He is always dressed weirdly and has knives on his right hand’s fingers. Before one of them is gruesomely murdered in her sleep, a group of four students begins to have the same weird dreams about Fred. The survivors quickly understand that if Fred kills them while they’re sleeping, they’ll die in real life as well. As they strive to discover a means to stop Fred, they begin the ordeal of waking up.


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