horror The Best Horror Movies of 2014  

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List Rules Horror films released in theaters in 2014 only. Don't downvote a movie you haven't seen just because it doesn't look good.

Audiences all across the country (and the globe) were frightened in theaters in 2014, thanks to the best horror movies out of Hollywood on the list below. These movies were creepy, eerie, and some were even downright scary - which is exactly what horror-loving audiences want. Horror film is a genre in and of itself. In 2014, there were plenty of top horror films in theaters to provide thrills, chill, and scares and if you missed seeing any of them, be sure to rent, buy or stream them for a fright-filled night. 

But which were the best? Did The Quiet Ones, Under the Skin, Tusk, or Life After Beth scare you enough to earn a thumbs up? Did paranormal horror movies like OuijaParanormal Activity: The Marked Ones, or Annabelle creep you out? How about the zombie movie Life After Beth or horror thriller movies like Willow Creek or As Above, So Below? Maybe there is a scary horror movie you enjoyed in 2014 not on the list? Be sure to add it so others can vote for it as well! Looking for more great horror movies? Then check out our Best Classic Horror Movies and The Scariest Movies Ever Made lists as well.

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The Babadook Jennifer Kent

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Oculus Mike Flanagan

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As Above, So Below John Erick Dowdle

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Annabelle John R. Leonetti

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Deliver Us from Evil Amy J. Berg

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Stonehearst Asylum Brad Anderson

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Housebound Gerard Johnstone

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Under the Skin Jonathan Glazer - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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What We Do in the Shadows Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

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The Den Zachary Donohue

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Jessabelle Kevin Greutert

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Ouija Joseph McGinty Nichol, Stiles White

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Wolf Creek 2 Greg Mclean

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The Sacrament Ti West

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The Quiet Ones John Pogue

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Tusk Kevin Smith

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Afflicted Derek Lee, Clif Prowse

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Dracula Untold Gary Shore, Andy Cockrum

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Exists Eduardo Sánchez

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown Alfonso Gomez-Rejon - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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13 Sins Daniel Stamm

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Nurse 3-D Doug Aarniokoski

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Alien Abduction Matty Beckerman

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V/H/S: Viral Nacho Vigalondo, Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson

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Devil’s Due Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

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Late Phases Adrián García Bogliano

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Christopher B. Landon, Gregory Plotkin - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Stage Fright Jerome Sable

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The Borderlands Elliot Goldner

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Haunt Mac Carter

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Willow Creek Bobcat Goldthwait

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I, Frankenstein Stuart Beattie - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Life After Beth Jeff Baena - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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In Fear Jeremy Lovering

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The Last Showing Phil Hawkins

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Inner Demons Seth Grossman

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