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The Best Australian Horror Movies

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Vote for the scariest Australian horror film, or simply vote for your favorite regardless of how scary it is.

For those looking for a scare from down under, here's our list of the best Australian horror movies of all time. Australia has contributed a lot to the horror genre over the years, featuring some of the best psychological and torture horror the world has ever seen. This list of Australian horror movies is a great guide for those looking to dive into the Australian horror scene, especially if you're not from the country.

If you love horror, then you know Australian director James Wan is credited as starting the massive franchise that is Saw. Featuring a dying psychopath who loves teaching life lessons to his unfortunate victims, there are currently five Saw movies that are streaming on Netflix instant, so marathon those if you haven't seen them.

Definitely check out the 2014 sensation The Babadook as well; a psychological horror film that is a bit slower than your usual horror flick, but definitely leaves a lasting impression. The film is critically acclaimed, with almost a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.

What is your favorite Australian horror movie? Let us know what the scariest Australian movies are by voting on the poll below. 
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  • The Loved Ones
    1
    Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Jessica McNamee
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Sean Byrne
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
    2
    Rachel Roberts, Dominic Guard, Helen Morse
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Peter Weir
  • Wolf Creek
    3
    Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Greg McLean
  • The Babadook
    4
    Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Noah Wiseman
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Jennifer Kent
  • Snowtown
    5
    Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris, David Walker
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Justin Kurzel
  • The Ghost and The Darkness
    6
    Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, Tom Wilkinson
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
  • Rogue
    7
    Radha Mitchell, Michael Vartan, Sam Worthington
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Greg McLean
  • Saw
    8
    Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: James Wan
  • Dead Calm
    9
    Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman, Billy Zane
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Phillip Noyce
  • Dead Silence
    10
    Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: James Wan
  • Wake in Fright
    11
    Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence, Chips Rafferty
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
  • Re-Animator
    12
    Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Stuart Gordon
  • Patrick
    13
    Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Julia Blake
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Richard Franklin
  • Bad Boy Bubby
    14
    Audine Leith, Grant Piro, Ralph Cotterill
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Rolf de Heer
  • Razorback
    15
    Gregory Harrison, Chris Haywood, Judy Morris
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
  • Killing Ground
    16
    Harriet Dyer, Ian Meadows, Aaron Pedersen
    • Directed by: Damien Power
  • Dark City
    17
    Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Alex Proyas
  • Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
    18
    Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey, Leon Burchill
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Kiah Roache-Turner
  • The Boys
    19

    The Boys

  • Wolf Creek 2
    20
    John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Gerard Kennedy
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Greg McLean
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
    21
    Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Danny Hassel
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
  • The Last Wave
    22
    Richard Chamberlain, Olivia Hamnett, David Gulpilil
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Peter Weir
  • Daybreakers
    23
    Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
  • Undead
    24
    Felicity Mason, Mungo McKay, Rob Jenkins
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
  • Species
    25
    Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Roger Donaldson