If you’re ever looking for a horror movie to watch, might I suggest Freaks? It’s not scary, per se, but definitely horrifying. Perhaps more so to a modern viewer than to a contemporary one.
Released in 1932 it is a pre-code film, meaning it didn’t have the rules movies now have to follow about what is and isn’t allowed. The short description is that it’s about a love triangle between a wealthy dwarf, a gold-digging aerialist, and a strongman. There’s a murder plot, some really disturbing vengeance, and the entire thing is set at a circus with actual circus “freaks” making up most of the cast. You ever heard that “one of us one of us” chant? It’s from this movie.
The original cut was so bad the movie was pulled from pre-screenings and had half an hour cut from it to make it less horrifying. After that it still was received so badly by the public that it was pulled from theaters before completing it’s engagements. Everyone except the main dwarf actor and actress had their careers absolutely ruined by it and they only really did one thing after that: munchkins in The Wizard of Oz. The director of the movie had directed Dracula the year before if that gives you any indication of what the public’s opinion of this film was. It was banned in more than one country and in parts of the US.
Oh and they mutilate a woman so she looks like a duck at the end. So there’s that. The actual mutilation was filmed and is part of the original lost version.