The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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List Criteria: 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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

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    The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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

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    The Shining is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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

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    Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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

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    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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    Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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    The Strangers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    The Strangers Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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    Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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

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    The Ring is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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    Saw is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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    Psycho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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    Scream is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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

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    Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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

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    The Crazies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    The Crazies Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell

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    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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    Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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    The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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    Descent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Descent Rosario Dawson, Spencer Grammer, Vanessa Ferlito

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    An American Werewolf in London is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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

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    Drag Me to Hell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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

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    Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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    Gremlins Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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    Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Frankenstein Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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    The Birds is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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    The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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    Candyman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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    Candyman Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

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    Dracula is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Dracula Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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    Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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    Fright Night Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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    The Woman in Black is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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

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    Urban Legend is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Urban Legend Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

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    Tucker & Dale vs. Evil is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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

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    Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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    I Know What You Did Last Summe... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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

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    The Faculty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

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    Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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    The Thing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Secret Window is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Secret Window Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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    Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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    Scream 2 Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham

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    Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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

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    My Bloody Valentine is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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    Don Francks, Cynthia Dale, Helene Udy

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    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams

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    The Good Son is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, David Morse

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    Mama is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Mama Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

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    The Village is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    The Village Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver, Joaquin Phoenix

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    Nosferatu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Nosferatu Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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    Bride of Chucky is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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    Bride of Chucky Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly, John Ritter

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    Altered States is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

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    Altered States Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Bob Balaban

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    Suspiria is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

    Suspiria Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier

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