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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