There's no way around it: Sometimes real life can be an absolute nightmare. Whether you're stressing out over politics, your bank account, or your relationship, sometimes you just want to get away. Movies have long provided worthy distractions from life, and horror movies in particular can serve as a great escape. But not all horror movies. There are certain types of horror movies to watch when real life feels too disturbing that are ideal for putting things in perspective, and they're the type that feature horrors that are just too fantastic to believe.
For instance, if you're feeling that the real world is a terrible place, you probably don't want to watch a horror movie about a mass murderer who tortures his victims before killing them, because that's something super messed up that actually happens and will likely make you feel worse about the world. But a movie about a large scale alien invasion? Go ahead and fire it up, because that's probably not going to happen and you'll be able to say, "Well, at least the world's not being blown up by aliens." See how that works? So without further adieu, here are the best horror movies to watch when the real world seems like it can't get any worse.