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The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants 

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Updated June 14, 2019 567 votes 140 voters 13.9k views 14 items

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.

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The Ruins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Jena Malone, Bar Paly, Laura Ramsey

Released: 2008

Directed by: Carter Smith

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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Invasion of the Body Sna... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Alex Platten added Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy

Released: 1978

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

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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Little Shop of Horrors ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

Released: 1986

Directed by: Frank Oz

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 Day of the Triffids ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Howard Keel, Carole Ann Ford, Mervyn Johns

Released: 1962

Directed by: Freddie Francis, Steve Sekely

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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The Thing from Another W... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman

Released: 1951

Directed by: Howard Hawks, Christian Nyby

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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jourdan, Karen Price

Released: 1982

Directed by: Wes Craven

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Attack of the Killer Tom... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Jack Riley, Eric Christmas, Stephen Peace

Released: 1978

Directed by: John De Bello

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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Godzilla vs. Biollante ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Demon Kakka, Kyōka Suzuki, Yoshiko Tanaka

Released: 1989

Directed by: Kazuki Ōmori

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 Little Shop of Horro... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Jack Nicholson, Dick Miller, Mel Welles

Released: 1960

Directed by: Roger Corman

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The Happening is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Zooey Deschanel, Mark Wahlberg, M. Night Shyamalan

Released: 2008

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

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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

Released: 1967

Directed by: Mel Welles

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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The Woman Eater is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
George Coulouris, Joy Webster, Vera Day

Released: 1958

Directed by: Charles Saunders

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Konga is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Killer Plants
Michael Gough, Jack Watson, Austin Trevor

Released: 1961

Directed by: John Lemont

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Please Don't Eat My Moth... 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

Released: 1973

Directed by: Carl Monson

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.