Aren't doctors supposed to help you get better? Here's our list of the best doctor horror movies about insane surgeons and crazy nurses, ranked by horror fans like you. Scary medical horror movies with evil doctors are kind of a thing of the past, but there are definitely some modern horror films with surgeons or doctors who are hell bent on wreaking havoc on their surgery victims. Jordan Peele's debut horror film Get Out featured a deranged surgeon who uses his skills for both profit and evil. Is it the scariest doctor movie ever made? We'll let you answer that question with your votes on this list.
Other classic scary surgeon or doctor movies include The Fly, Re-Animator, and The Island of Dr. Moreau. Tom Six's The Human Centipede is also a really scary doctor horror film, despite how panned it was by certain critics for its bizarre concept and disgusting subject matter.
Vote up your favorite horror movies with insane doctors or surgeons, and downvote any films that you saw but didn't enjoy. Don't forget to check out our list of the best horror movies set in insane asylums too!
- Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant ...more
- This iconic horror film follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) as he attempts to create life by assembling a creature from body parts of the deceased. Aided by his loyal ...more
- When scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) completes his teleportation device, he decides to test its abilities on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a housefly slips in during the process, leading to a ...more
- Doctor Louis Creed (Dale Midkiff) moves his family to Maine, where he meets a friendly local named Jud Crandall (Fred Gwynne). After the Creeds' cat is accidentally killed, Crandall advises Louis to ...more
- Seeking answers about the afterlife, Chicago medical student Nelson (Kiefer Sutherland) persuades his fellow pupils to help him end his life, and then resuscitate him in the nick of time. Atheist ...more
- Testing his theory that in every man dwells a good and an evil force, the reserved Dr. Jekyll (Fredric March) develops a formula that separates the two, turning him into a violent ruffian named Mr. ...more
- Re-Animator is a 1985 American science fiction horror comedy film loosely based on the H. P. Lovecraft episodic novella "Herbert West–Reanimator." Directed by Stuart Gordon, it was the first film in ...more
- Confined to a mental hospital, young Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) insists her supposedly dead father is stuck in hell, controlled by sadomasochistic demons after being betrayed by his evil, ...more
- Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly ...more
- A Wall Street stockbroker (Dane DeHaan) travels to a remote location in the Swiss Alps to retrieve his company's CEO (Harry Groener) from an idyllic but mysterious wellness center. He soon suspects ...more
- In a desperate attempt to reach his ill wife, organist Anton Phibes (Vincent Price) is horrifically disfigured in a car accident and presumed dead. When he learns that his wife died during an ...more
- For an ambitious medical student like Paula, being chosen to take part in a prestigious anatomy course taught by a legendary professor is a dream come true. But Paula's delight quickly turns to sheer ...more
- An English U.N. negotiator (David Thewlis) becomes stranded in the tropics with a mad scientist (Marlon Brando) who makes half-human beasts.
- Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new ...more
- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 1920 German silent horror film, directed by Robert Wiene and written by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. Considered the quintessential work of German Expressionist ...more
- Mary Mason (Katharine Isabelle) is lured into a world of freakish surgeries for easy money.
- Elliot (Jeremy Irons), a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly (also Irons). Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When ...more
- Lucy and Adrian find their dream fertility doctor in the illustrious Dr. Hindle. But after becoming pregnant, Lucy begins to notice something sinister behind Hindle's charm, and she sets out to ...more
- "Outside the more outré work of Takashi Miike and David Cronenberg, you wont have seen anything quite like Dutch avant-garde artist Tom Sixs totally bizarre off-the-wall oddity. Internationally ...more
- Sawyer Valentini relocates from Boston to Pennsylvania to escape from the man who's been stalking her for the last two years. While consulting with a therapist, Valentini unwittingly signs in for a ...more
- After spending some time in a mental institution, Dr. Feinstone (Corbin Bernsen) escapes his incarceration and heads to the small town of Paradise. He assumes the persona of retired dentist Dr. ...more
- In 1957, Evan Rendell (Larry Drake) flees after his father is lynched for killing multiple patients in his effort to find a replacement heart for his ailing wife. After 35 years, Evan escapes from a ...more
- During the long, hot summer of 1948, Dr. Faraday travels to Hundreds Hall, home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. The Hall is now in decline, and its inhabitants -- mother, son and ...more
- Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero is a 2014 American horror film directed by Kaare Andrews. When a group of friends enjoying a cruise in the Caribbean stumble upon a research facility on a remote island, a ...more
- 25Phobias is a 2021 American horror thriller anthology film directed by Camilla Belle, Maritte Lee Go, Joe Sill, Jess Varley, and Chris von Hoffmann. Five dangerous patients, suffering from extreme ...more