Jenna Ortega’s favorite horror movies

The scream queen of “Wednesday” and “Scream VI” shared her ultimate scary movies.

What is your favorite scary movie?

Well, “Scream VI” star Jenna Ortega already has a list of her favorite horror movies.

The “X” and “Wednesday” actress made her Scream series debut in 2022 with the fifth installment. A newly minted scream queen (literally), Ortega’s lifelong love of horror and gore has framed her decades-long career.

“I like horror movies. I don’t know what it means to have blood thrown in your face and you’re running around screaming bloody murder,” Ortega said.The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” in January 2023. “It’s really so therapeutic, so much fun.”

But Ortega never thought of herself as just a one-note horror actress.

“I never thought about that because a lot of what I do is horror and they all have these whimsical and nasty qualities, but what I love is that they also have a sassy teenage nature,” Ortega told Who What Wear. “The thing about horror is that it has become my second home at the moment. I’ve been on enough of the sets (I’m) going to, and I know what’s expected of me. It feels like a typical 9 to 5.”

With roles in “Insidious: Chapter 2,” “Babysitter: Killer Queen,” and “You,” Ortega cemented his place in horror history. A true cinephile, the former child star has roots as deep with Stanley Kubrick and François Truffaut as the Disney Channel.

The “Stuck in the Middle” alum urged Golden Globes viewers to revisit a Truffaut classic when she said at the awards ceremony, “If you haven’t seen ‘Jules and Jim,’ I don’t know what you’re doing . . Get on it.”

Ortega also noted that “The Kubrick Stare” was a direct inspiration for the Tim Burton Netflix series Wednesday Addams. “He doesn’t blink,” Ortega said of the character in “Today” show. “(Tim) likes it when I lower my chin and look over my eyebrows like a Kubrick stare and then relax all the muscles in my face.”

He knows his stuff. The influence of Tim Burton and Kubrick on Ortega’s acting is even more in line with his cinematic tastes. Keep scrolling to see Ortega’s best horror movies.

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