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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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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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The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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

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

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies
Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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Hellraiser Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies
28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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

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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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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies
The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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

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Hostel Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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

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Pet Sematary Stephen King, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby

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Aliens Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn

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The Fly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies
The Fly Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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Saw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies
Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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Creepshow Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson

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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies
Army of Darkness Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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

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The Amityville Horror James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger

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Scream Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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

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Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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An American Werewolf in London Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

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The Dead Zone Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

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The Amityville Horror is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies
The Amityville Horror Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Nichols

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies
American Psycho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy

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They Live Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison

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Re-Animator Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale

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

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Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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Thirteen Ghosts Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard

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

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Wrong Turn Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies
Fright Night Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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Predator is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies
Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies
Rosemary's Baby Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes

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Halloween II is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best R-Rated Horror Movies
Halloween II Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards

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28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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Resident Evil Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs

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