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 the darkness and enclosed feeling adds to the fright and terror that can be experienced. Ranked in order of the most popular horror movie set in the woods to the least popular, you can see for yourself which horror movies manage to portray the ultimate feeling of fright by using the woods as a setting. If a particular favorite horror movie with a woods setting is ranked low on the list, go ahead and vote for it to see it get raised to a higher spot.

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. “Cabin in the Woods” had an obvious woods setting, but not all horror movies set in the woods imply it in their title.

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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    Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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    Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

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    Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Gunnar Hansen

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    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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    Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Rider Strong

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    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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    Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons

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    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

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    Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi

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    Tracey Walter, Sarah Butler, Chad Lindberg

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    Mike Kellin, Robert Earl Jones, Felissa Rose

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    Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

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    Toby Stephens, Danny Dyer, Laura Harris

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    Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

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    Holly Hunter, Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens

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    added by dee123 Amber Smith, Lin Shaye, Ray Wise

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    Mayim Bialik, Lance Henriksen, George Buck Flower

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    Rory Calhoun, Wolfman Jack, Nancy Parsons

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    added by horrorflicker Rachel Nichols, Bruce Campbell, Patricia Clarkson

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    Robert Englund, Mercedes McNab, Richard Riehle

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    Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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    Vegar Hoel, Ane Dahl Torp, Bjørn Sundquist

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    Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

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    Andy Serkis, Jennifer Ellison, Steven Berkoff

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    John Brumpton, Robert Taylor, Nadia Farès

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    Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Roxane Mesquida

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    Small Town Folk Warwick Davis, Howard Lew Lewis, Dan Palmer

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    Jeffrey Combs, Leon Askin, Ferdy Mayne

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    Eric Jungmann, Michael Bailey Smith, Aimee Brooks

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    Lon Chaney, Jr., Sid Haig, Mantan Moreland

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    Hell's Ground

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    Mary Gail Artz, Ken Carter, Angie Brown

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    Kelsey Crane, Dan Woods, Kenn Woodard

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    Frank Adonis, Michael Bolten, Darla Delgado

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    Vernon Wells, Daniel O'Meara, Mike Faiola

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    Cassidy Freeman, Lee Wilkof, Laura Heisler

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    Lena Headey, Richard Jenkins, Ulrich Thomsen

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    Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, Antonio Passalia

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