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List Rules Horror films and psychological thrillers that are good to watch on dates.

Are you hoping for the perfect horror movie pick for a night of cuddling? Horror movies can sometimes make the best choice for a date night, causing couples to cling together in fright, and giving them a great topic for discussion after the movie. Browse through this list of the best horror movies for date night to see which horror movies were voted the most popular horror movie for date night by other couples. Ranked in order of the most popular horror movie for a date night to the least popular, if you’re looking for a quick idea, simply pick from the top of the list and see for yourself if you agree with the voting or not.

You can also vote for your own favorite date night horror movies to see them get raised higher on the list. If you don’t see a particular favorite horror movie that you especially enjoyed with your partner, simply add it to the list so that others can try it as well.

Some horror movies are a perfect choice for a date night. Whether they are a psychological thriller, a frightening horror movie or a scary movie with a touch of comedy, couples are sure to find a favorite pick that they both can enjoy. Instead of taking a chance on an unknown horror movie, use this list to help you make a wise choice for your date night with a top-voted horror movie, then sit back and enjoy the night of fright.
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The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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295 139
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The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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269 123
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Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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310 154
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A Nightmare on Elm Street Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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333 175
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The Cabin in the Woods Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

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277 137
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The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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280 140
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The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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268 141
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Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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216 105
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Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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232 120
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Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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238 125
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The Strangers Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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244 130
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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199 102
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Poltergeist Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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251 153
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Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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188 104
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Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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dee123 added The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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Descent Rosario Dawson, Spencer Grammer, Vanessa Ferlito

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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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135 85
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dee123 added Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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153 107
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The Woman in Black Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

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The Crazies Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell

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dee123 added Gremlins Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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133 93
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Dawn of the Dead Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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125 89
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Night of the Living Dead George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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137 101
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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons

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I Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

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Mama Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

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dee123 added Fright Night Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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dee123 added Candyman Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

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Drag Me to Hell Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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An American Werewolf in London Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

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dee123 added The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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Urban Legend Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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1479971330295 added Sinster

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dee123 added Scream 2 Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham

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Frankenstein Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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Dracula Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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20 10
Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night
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Secret Window Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

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dee123 added Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams

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1479971330295 added The Visit Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn, Paolo Stoppa

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1479971330295 added Scream 4 Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox

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HorrorNerd added Bride of Chucky Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly, John Ritter

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61 71
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The Good Son Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, David Morse

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dee123 added My Bloody Valentine Don Francks, Cynthia Dale, Helene Udy