The Best Horror Movies for Date Night Films

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

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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  2. 2
    + 138
    - 59
    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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  3. 3
    + 114
    - 49
    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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  4. 4
    + 119
    - 54
    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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  5. 5
    + 144
    - 72
    The Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

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  6. 6
    + 109
    - 48
    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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  7. 7
    + 112
    - 52
    The Shining

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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  8. 8
    + 131
    - 68
    Saw

    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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  9. 9
    + 116
    - 58
    The Strangers

    Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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  10. 10
    + 95
    - 43
    Friday the 13th

    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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  11. 11
    + 81
    - 36
    Poltergeist

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

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  12. 12
    + 130
    - 73
    Scream

    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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  13. 13
    + 103
    - 56
    Jeepers Creepers

    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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  14. 14
    + 119
    - 71
    The Ring

    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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  15. 15
    + 83
    - 44
    Psycho

    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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  16. 16
    + 98
    - 57
    Jaws

    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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  17. 17
    + 69
    - 40
    Dawn of the Dead

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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  18. 18
    + 70
    - 44
    Night of the Living Dead

    George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman

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  19. 19
    + 60
    - 40
    Sleepy Hollow

    added by dee123
    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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  20. 20
    + 63
    - 44
    The Crazies

    Danielle Panabaker, Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell

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  21. 21
    + 70
    - 52
    Gremlins

    added by dee123
    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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  22. 22
    + 76
    - 60
    Drag Me to Hell

    Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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  23. 23
    + 61
    - 47
    Descent

    Rosario Dawson, Spencer Grammer, Vanessa Ferlito

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  24. 24
    + 66
    - 52
    Paranormal Activity

    Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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  25. 25
    + 56
    - 43
    The Lost Boys

    added by dee123
    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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    + 50
    - 38
    Candyman

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

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  27. 27
    + 51
    - 39
    An American Werewolf in London

    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

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  28. 28
    + 52
    - 40
    Evil Dead II

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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  29. 29
    + 62
    - 50
    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

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  30. 30
    + 54
    - 45
    Urban Legend

    Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

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  31. 31
    + 47
    - 39
    Fright Night

    added by dee123
    Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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  32. 32
    + 42
    - 34
    Dracula

    Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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  33. 33
    + 46
    - 39
    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    added by dee123
    Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams

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  34. 34
    + 41
    - 34
    The Birds

    added by dee123
    Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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  35. 35
    + 39
    - 32
    Frankenstein

    Boris Karloff, John Boles, Colin Clive

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  36. 36
    + 57
    - 54
    Scream 2

    added by dee123
    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham

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  37. 37
    + 55
    - 53
    Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

    Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons

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  38. 38
    + 52
    - 51
    The Woman in Black

    Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

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  39. 39
    + 45
    - 46
    The Thing

    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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  40. 40
    + 39
    - 41
    The Faculty

    Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

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  41. 41
    + 34
    - 37
    Rosemary's Baby

    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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  42. 42
    + 35
    - 40
    The Village

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver, Joaquin Phoenix

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  43. 43
    + 35
    - 41
    My Bloody Valentine

    added by dee123
    Don Francks, Cynthia Dale, Helene Udy

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  44. 44
    + 30
    - 36
    The Good Son

    Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, David Morse

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  45. 45
    + 32
    - 40
    Nosferatu

    Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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  46. 46
    + 33
    - 42
    Secret Window

    Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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  47. 47
    + 40
    - 51
    Mama

    Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

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  48. 48
    + 33
    - 44
    Bride of Chucky

    added by HorrorNerd
    Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly, John Ritter

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  49. 49
    + 12
    - 35
    Altered States

    added by EdwardFraraccio
    Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Bob Balaban

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  50. 50
    + 17
    - 43
    Suspiria

    Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier

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