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.

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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    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Halloween Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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    Friday the 13th Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Friday the 13th Part 2 Betsy Palmer, Lauren-Marie Taylor, Warrington Gillette

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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

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    The Shining is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    The Thing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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    Carrie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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    Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Hellraiser Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

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    Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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    Psycho is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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    Alien is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Dawn of the Dead Tom Savini, Ken Foree, James A. Baffico

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    Saw is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    From Dusk till Dawn Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino

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    Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Zombieland Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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    28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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    Creepshow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Creepshow Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: D... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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    Hostel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Hostel Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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    30 Days of Night is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    30 Days of Night Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

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    The Fly is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    The Fly Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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    The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    The Amityville Horror Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Nichols

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    The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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    Pet Sematary is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Pet Sematary Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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    American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    American Psycho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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    Aliens is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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    The Return of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    The Return of the Living Dead Clu Gulager, James Karen, Linnea Quigley

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    They Live is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    They Live Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

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    The Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    The Dead Zone Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

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    The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    The Amityville Horror James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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    Re-Animator is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Re-Animator Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale

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    Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Army of Darkness Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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    Scream is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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    Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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    28 Weeks Later is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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    Interview with the Vampire: Th... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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    The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    The Hills Have Eyes Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, John Steadman

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy

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    Halloween II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Halloween II Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards

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    Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Fright Night Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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    Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Shaun of the Dead Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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    House of 1000 Corpses is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    House of 1000 Corpses Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black

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    Let the Right One In is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Let the Right One In Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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    Freddy's Dead: The Final Night... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Roseanne Barr

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    Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Resident Evil Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

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    Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Wrong Turn Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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    Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies

    Child's Play Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

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