The Best R-Rated Horror Movies Films

The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

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List of R-Rated horror movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated horror movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated horror movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated horror movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated horror movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-Rated horror films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated horror Film film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

Everything from The Shining to Alien is included on this list.

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What kind of directors have worked on Horror R movies in the past? Stanley Kubrick and James Cameron both have, as have other great directors.


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    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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    The Shining

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    - 13
    The Thing

    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    - 13

    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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    Hellraiser

    Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

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    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    Friday the 13th

    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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    Aliens

    Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    - 8
    Dawn of the Dead

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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    - 9
    30 Days of Night

    Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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    - 12
    Scream

    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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    - 11

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Nichols

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    From Dusk till Dawn

    Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    - 12

    Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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    Hostel

    Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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    Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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    - 7
    Creepshow

    Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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    + 21
    - 6
    Black Christmas

    Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

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    - 8

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards

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    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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    - 5
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

    Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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    - 6
    Re-Animator

    Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale

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    The Omen

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    Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner

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    - 4
    The Amityville Horror

    James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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    - 12
    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles

    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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    - 5
    Sleepy Hollow

    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    - 14
    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy

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    - 1
    Friday the 13th Part 2

    Betsy Palmer, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Warrington Gillette

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    + 23
    - 10
    The Return of the Living Dead

    Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley

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    + 15
    - 3
    In the Mouth of Madness

    Hayden Christensen, Charlton Heston, Sam Neill

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    - 3
    Jeepers Creepers

    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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    - 3
    The Dead Zone

    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

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    - 5
    The Hills Have Eyes

    Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman

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    Child's Play

    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

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    - 6
    They Live

    Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

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    - 10
    Let the Right One In

    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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    - 5
    Trick 'r Treat

    Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, Brian Cox

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    - 6
    Vampires

    James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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    Blade

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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    - 2

    Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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    Silver Bullet

    Gary Busey, Corey Haim, Terry O'Quinn

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