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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.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated horror movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated horror movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new horror movies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great horror movies rated R, so get out there and start watching.

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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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    Sandy Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, P. J. Soles

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    Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Mercedes McCambridge

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    Jack Shea, Lin Shaye, Johnny Depp

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    Gunnar Hansen, William Vail, John Henry Faulk

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    Keith David, David Clennon, John Carpenter

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    Betty Buckley, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving

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    Laurie Bartram, Walt Gorney, Tom Savini

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    Scatman Crothers, Shelley Duvall, Jack Nicholson

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    Niall Buggy, Andrew Robinson, Doug Bradley

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    John Hurt, Ian Holm, Tom Skerritt

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

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    Benito Martinez, Dina Meyer, Ken Leung

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    George Clooney, Kelly Preston, Gregory Nicotero

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    Bill Paxton, Sigourney Weaver, Mark Rolston

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    Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Ted Knight

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    Howard Smith, David Crawford, Marty Schiff

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    Amber Heard, Mike White, Jesse Eisenberg

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    Christopher Eccleston, Toby Sedgwick, Brendan Gleeson

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    Melissa George, Philip Baker Hall, Danny McCarthy

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    Gary Oldman, Richard E. Grant, Billy Campbell

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    Lee Remick, Billie Whitelaw, Leo McKern

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    Courteney Cox, Linda Blair, Henry Winkler

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    Sam Raimi, Billy Bryan, Patricia Tallman

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    Melissa George, Ben Foster, Danny Huston

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    Jeff Goldblum, Leslie Carlson, George Chuvalo

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    Ed Harris, Ted Danson, David Garrison

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    Eli Roth, David Baxa, Miroslav Táborský

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    Billy Warlock, Anne-Marie Martin, Jeffrey Kramer

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    Stephen Rea, Christian Slater, Thandie Newton

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    Jared Leto, Reg E. Cathey, Guinevere Turner

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    Kim Deitch, Barbara Pieters, Al Berry

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    Zsa Zsa Gábor, Laurence Fishburne, Patricia Arquette

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    Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Martha Gibson

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    Jackie Earle Haley, Kellan Lutz, Connie Britton

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    Keith David, Jeff Imada, Raymond St. Jacques

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    Maximilian Schell, James Woods, Tim Guinee

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    Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords, Wesley Snipes

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    Debra Monk, Charlize Theron, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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    Lina Leandersson, Rasmus Luthander, Elin Almén

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    Miguel A. Núñez, Jr., Jewel Shepard

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    Margot Kidder, Helen Shaver, Rod Steiger

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    James Whitworth, John Steadman, Dee Wallace

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    Ed Lauter, Dee Wallace, Billy Jayne

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    Gary Busey, Paul Butler, Lawrence Tierney

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    Sam Neill, John Glover, Frances Bay

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    John Carradine, Kevin McCarthy, Dennis Dugan

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    Christopher Walken, Colleen Dewhurst, Tom Skerritt

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    Kasi Lemmons, Eric Edwards, Doug MacHugh

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    Rob LaBelle, Robert Shaye, Lin Shaye

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    Brad Dourif, Alex Vincent, Dinah Manoff

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