The Best Horror Movies Set in the Woods Films
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The Best Horror Movies Set in the Woods

List Criteria: Horror films with an outdoors, camping, or forest setting

Do the woods scare you? Do they bring you an uneasy feeling? Many horror movies have been set in the woods because forests are dark, creepy, and hard to navigate. What would be worse than being lost in the woods while being tracked by a homicidal maniac? Famous movie serial killers like Jason Voorhees, Leatherface, and the Blair Witch all use the woods to their advantage, hiding behind trees and run-down cabins while their victims trip over roots and call for help that will never come. Ranked in order of the most popular horror movie set in the woods to the least popular, these films portray the ultimate feeling of fright by using the woods as a setting.

If you know a particularly great horror movie with a woods setting (like a terrifying summer camp or particularly doomed hiking trip), go ahead and add it to the list to give others the same frightening experience that you enjoyed. Or, you can copy and paste from this list to make your own list of the best horror movies set in the woods. The Cabin in the Woods had an obvious woods setting, but did you know Ash Williams is stuck in the woods throughout the Evil Dead franchise?

If you are a fan of horror movies and love the added creepy elements of a wooded setting, browse through this list of the best horror movies set in the woods to find a new favorite scary movie. After a night of frightening horror movies in the woods, you may never set foot in nature again!

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    Laurie Bartram, Walt Gorney, Tom Savini

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    Sam Raimi, John Cameron, Robert Tapert

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    Emmanuelle Chriqui, Wayne Robson, Jeremy Sisto

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    Arie Verveen, Eli Roth, Rider Strong

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    Jesse Williams, Bradley Whitford, Richard Jenkins

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    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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    Katrina Bowden, Chelan Simmons, Weezer

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    Ted Raimi, Kassie DePaiva, Richard Domeier

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    Richard Farnsworth, Lauren Bacall, Graham Jarvis

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    Gunnar Hansen, William Vail, John Henry Faulk

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    Tracey Walter, Andrew Howard, Jeff Branson

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    Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Amber Smith

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    Kestie Morassi, John Jarratt, Cassandra Magrath

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    Mike Kellin, Jonathan Tiersten, Desiree Gould

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    Holly Hunter, Fisher Stevens, Brian Backer

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    Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Babou Ceesay

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    John Turturro, Maria Bello, Timothy Hutton

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    Jessica Chastain, Julia Chantrey, David Fox

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    Tom Woodruff Jr., John D'Aquino, Lance Henriksen

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    Patricia Clarkson, Maggie Castle, Gordon Currie

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    Charlotte Gainsbourg, Willem Dafoe, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

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    Joel David Moore, John Carl Buechler, Kane Hodder

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    Rory Calhoun, Nancy Parsons, Wolfman Jack

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    Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith, Steven O'Donnell

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    Jenny Seagrove, Xander Berkeley, Natalia Nogulich

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    Lorraine Bruce, Alex Palmer, Kelly Reilly

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    Vincent Cassel, Leïla Bekhti, Monica Bellucci

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    Anessa Ramsey, Clark Freeman, Lee Wilkof

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    Tommy Nelson, Frank Olsen, Brandon Gerald Fuller

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    Angus Scrimm, Bree Turner, Ethan Embry

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    Richard Jenkins, Melvil Poupaud, Lena Headey

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    Jenny Skavlan, Bjørn Sundquist, Ane Dahl Torp

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    Hangar 10

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    Alien Abduction Jillian Clare, Ben Sharples, Corey Eid

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    Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio del Toro, Johnny Cash

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    Evidence

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    Bryce Johnson, Peter Jason, Alexie Gilmore

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    The Jungle

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    Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff

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    Andy Richter, Jay Leno, Heather Donahue

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    Nadia Farès, John Brumpton, Robert Taylor

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    Small Town Folk Warwick Davis, Howard Lew Lewis, Chris R. Wright

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    Joan Keller Stern, Beverly Washburn, Sid Haig

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    Nita Talbot, Ferdy Mayne, Jeffrey Combs

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