Jenna Ortega is a young and talented actress who has made a name for herself in the horror genre. Her ability to bring a sense of vulnerability and fear to her roles has made her a favorite among horror fans. Here are the top five Jenna Ortega horror movies that showcase her talent.
1. “You” (2018-2019)
While “You” is not a horror movie in the traditional sense, it still manages to be terrifying. The psychological thriller series follows the story of Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), a bookstore manager who becomes obsessed with a customer named Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail). Ortega plays the role of Ellie, a troubled teen who befriends Joe. Her performance is hauntingly real and adds to the overall unsettling tone of the show.
2. “Scream” (2022)
The fifth installment of the “Scream” franchise sees Ortega playing the lead role of Sam Carpenter. Sam is a high school student who becomes the target of a new killer in town. The movie has all the elements that fans of the series love, including the iconic Ghostface mask, plenty of jump scares, and a killer twist ending. Ortega’s performance is impressive, and she is sure to win over even the most die-hard fans of the franchise.
3. “The Babysitter: Killer Queen” (2020)
“The Babysitter: Killer Queen” is a horror-comedy that follows the story of Cole (Judah Lewis), who is trying to forget the traumatic events of the previous film. However, when his old babysitter (played by Samara Weaving) returns from the dead, he finds himself in a fight for survival once again. Ortega plays the role of Phoebe, one of the new characters introduced in the sequel. Her performance is both hilarious and terrifying, and she manages to steal every scene she’s in.
4. “The Fallout” (2021)
While “The Fallout” is not strictly a horror movie, it does deal with some very real and terrifying subject matter. The film follows the aftermath of a school shooting, focusing on the lives of three teenagers as they try to cope with the tragedy. Ortega plays the role of Vada, a popular student who is struggling to come to terms with what has happened. Her performance is raw and emotional, and she manages to capture the complexity of the character perfectly.
5. “Insidious: Chapter 2” (2013)
“Insidious: Chapter 2” is the sequel to the popular horror movie “Insidious.” The movie follows the story of the Lambert family as they try to uncover the secrets of their haunted past. Ortega plays the role of Annie, a young girl who becomes possessed by a demon. Her performance is chilling, and she manages to bring a sense of dread to every scene she’s in.