film The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants  

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Mom always told you to eat your vegetables, but who knew that one day they might eat you? Here's our ranked list of the best horror movies about killer plants, including everything from '60s classics to modern horror films. It's almost hard to be scared at the thought of vegetation killing you, but some of the killer plant horror movies on this list really did it right.

Some of the films feature plants that literally attack and eat you, like Little Shop of Horrors, while others see the plants releasing toxins that put a spell over people, as seen in M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening.

What is the scariest killer plant movie? Vote up your favorite scary movies about plants, but only if you've actually seen them

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The Ruins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
The Ruins Jena Malone, Bar Paly, Laura Ramsey The Ruins is a 2008 horror film directed by Carter Smith which stars Jonathan Tucker, Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Laura Ramsey, and Joe Anderson. Released in 2008, the American-Australian ...more

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Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Little Shop of Horrors Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy Little Shop of Horrors is a 1986 American rock musical horror comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It is a film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name by composer Alan ...more

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The Thing from Another World is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
The Thing from Another World James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman The Thing from Another World is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction/horror film produced by Howard Hawks' Winchester Pictures Corporation, released by RKO Pictures, and directed by ...more

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The Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
The Little Shop of Horrors Jack Nicholson, Dick Miller, Mel Welles The Little Shop of Horrors is a 1960 American comedy horror film directed by Roger Corman. Written by Charles B. Griffith, the film is a farce about an inadequate florist's assistant who ...more

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The Day of the Triffids is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
The Day of the Triffids Howard Keel, Carole Ann Ford, Mervyn Johns The Day of the Triffids is a 1962 British film based on the 1951 science fiction novel of the same name by John Wyndham. The picture was directed by Steve Sekely, and Howard Keel played the ...more

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Alex Platten added Invasion of the Body Snatchers Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1978 science fiction thriller directed by Philip Kaufman, and starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Veronica Cartwright, Jeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy. ...more

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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Swamp Thing Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jourdan, Karen Price Swamp Thing is a 1982 American science fiction superhero film written and directed by Wes Craven, based on the DC Comics character of the same name created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. It ...more

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Godzilla vs. Biollante is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Godzilla vs. Biollante Demon Kakka, Kyōka Suzuki, Yoshiko Tanaka Godzilla vs. Biollante is a 1989 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho. The film was written and directed by Kazuki Ōmori, and stars Kunihiko Mitamura, Yoshiko Tanaka, Masanobu ...more

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The Happening is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
The Happening Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg, M. Night Shyamalan The Happening is a 2008 American supernatural thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan that follows a man, his wife, his best friend, and his friend's daughter as ...more

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The Woman Eater is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
The Woman Eater George Coulouris, Joy Webster, Vera Day The Woman Eater is a 1958 horror and science fiction film written by Brandon Fleming and directed by Charles Saunders.

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Maneater of Hydra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Maneater of Hydra Geroge Martin, Cameron Mitchell, Elisa Montés Maneater of Hydra is a Spanish-German co-production released in 1967 directed by American expatriate Mel Welles. The alternate titles include La isla de la muerte, Island of the Doomed and The ...more

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Jack Riley, Eric Christmas, Stephen Peace Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a 1978 comedy horror film directed, produced, edited, scored and co-written by John DeBello and starring David Miller. The film is a spoof of B movies. Made on a ...more

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Konga is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Konga Michael Gough, Jack Watson, Austin Trevor Konga is a 1961 British/American international co-production science fiction horror film directed by John Lemont and starring Michael Gough, Margo Johns and Austin Trevor. It was shot at Merton ...more

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Please Don't Eat My Mother is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Please Don't Eat My Mother Rene Bond, Carl Monson, Ric Lutze Please Don't Eat My Mother is a 1973 exploitation film directed by Carl J. Monson. It is an adult-themed parody of Roger Corman's The Little Shop of Horrors.