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The Best Horror Movies About The Internet 

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Updated June 14, 2019 772 votes 253 voters 18.3k views 18 items

Given that the Internet is basically a human necessity today, it's kind of shocking there aren't more horror movies about the Internet. That being said, there are still some good choices for Internet horror movies, so check out our ranked list below for some excellent picks.

Unfriended, released in 2014, is a scary movie about the Internet that uses YouTube, Liveleak, and Skype to tell a tale of teenagers being harassed by an anonymous Internet user. The Den, another scary Internet-themed movie, sees the main character witnessing a murder via webcam, only to become the killer's next target.

There is also Smiley, a story very similar to today's Internet myth of the Slenderman. Perhaps scarier than the film itself, Smiley was so poorly received by Internet communities like 4chan that director Michael Gallagher's personal information was leaked online, with users encouraging others to harass him and his family. It's no wonder why other creators are so hesitant to make a horror movie about being online.

Vote up the scariest horror movies about the Internet below, and downvote any you wouldn't recommend to your worst enemy.

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Unfriended is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
Shelley Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm, Renee Olstead

Released: 2014

Directed by: Levan Gabriadze

Unfriended is a 2014 American supernatural horror film directed by Levan Gabriadze. A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the ...more

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Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2005

Directed by: David Slade

Hard Candy is a 2005 vigilante thriller film focusing on the a 14-year-old female vigilante. The film was directed by David Slade, written by Brian Nelson, and starred Ellen Page and Patrick ...more

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The Den is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
The Den Melanie Papalia, Bill Oberst Jr., Matt Riedy

Released: 2013

Directed by: Zachary Donohue

The Den is a 2013 found footage film by Zachary Donohue and his feature film directorial debut. The film was first released in Russia on December 23, 2013, and was given a simultaneous limited ...more
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Untraceable is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
Diane Lane, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Billy Burke

Released: 2008

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

Within the FBI, there exists a division dedicated to investigating and prosecuting criminals on the internet. Welcome to the front lines of the war on cybercrime, where Special Agent Jennifer ...more
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Searching is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
mr gordo added John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee

Released: 2018

Directed by: Aneesh Chaganty

Searching is a 2018 American thriller film directed by Aneesh Chaganty, shot from the point-of-view of smartphones and computer screens. When David Kim (John Cho) discovers that his daughter, ...more
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Unfriended: Dark Web is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
mr gordo added Colin Woodell, Betty Gabriel, Rebecca Rittenhouse

Released: 2019

Directed by: Stephen Susco

Unfriended: Dark Web is a 2018 American found footage horror film directed by Stephen Susco. A teen (Colin Woodell) comes into possession of a new laptop and soon discovers that the previous ...more

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Megan is Missing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
April Stewart, Tammy Klein, Jennifer DiBella

Released: 2011

Directed by: Michael Goi

Megan Is Missing is a 2011 American drama horror movie written and directed by Michael Goi. The movie is presented by way of "found footage" and follows two teenage girls that go ...more
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Pulse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
Pulse Koyuki, Kōji Yakusho, Kumiko Aso

Released: 2001

Directed by: Hiromi Kurosawa

Pulse, known in Japan as Kairo, is a 2001 Japanese horror film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The film is based on his novel of the same name. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard ...more

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Friend Request is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
FahmidasharminPranto added Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo

Directed by: Simon Verhoeven

Friend Request is a 2016 German supernatural-psychological horror film directed by Simon Verhoeven. A popular college student (Alycia Debnam-Carey) graciously accepts a social outcast's online ...more
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My Little Eye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
Bradley Cooper, Laura Regan, Jennifer Sky

Released: 2004

Directed by: Marc Evans

My Little Eye is a 2002 British horror film directed by Marc Evans about five adults who agree to spend six months together in an isolated mansion while being filmed at all times. The idea for ...more
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Smiley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
Keith David, Shane Dawson, Roger Bart

Released: 2012

Directed by: Michael J. Gallagher

Smiley is a 2012 horror film written by Glasgow Phillips and Michael J. Gallagher and directed by Michael J. Gallagher.
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Strangeland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
Amy Smart, Linda Cardellini, Dee Snider

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Pieplow

Strangeland is a 1998 American horror film written by Dee Snider and directed by John Pieplow. The film focuses on the body modification underground culture's rituals. The film was filmed in the ...more
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Chain Letter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
Nikki Reed, Bai Ling, Keith David

Released: 2010

Directed by: Deon Taylor

Chain Letter is a 2010 horror film directed by Deon Taylor. It was written by Diana Erwin, Michael J. Pagan, and Deon Taylor. The film is about six friends who are stalked by a murderer that ...more
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Pulse 2: Afterlife is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
Noureen DeWulf, Jamie Bamber, Lee Garlington

Released: 2008

Directed by: Joel Soisson, Phil Joanou

Pulse 2: Afterlife, also Pulse: Afterlife and Invasion, is a horror film. It is a straight-to-DVD sequel to 2006 film Pulse. The film is written and directed by Joel Soisson, writer of ...more
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Halloween Resurrection ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
Tyra Banks, Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes

Released: 2002

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Halloween: Resurrection is a 2002 American horror film and eighth installment in the Halloween film series. Directed by Rick Rosenthal, who had also directed Halloween II in 1981, the film ...more

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.com for Murder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
Nicollette Sheridan, Roger Daltrey, Nastassja Kinski

Released: 2001

Directed by: Nico Mastorakis

.com for Murder is a 2001 science fiction crime drama film written by Nico Mastorakis and Phill Marr and directed by Mastorakis, starring Nastassja Kinski, Nicollette Sheridan, Roger Daltrey, ...more
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Pulse 3: Invasion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
Noureen DeWulf, Rider Strong, Laura Cayouette

Released: 2008

Directed by: Joel Soisson

Pulse 3 or Pulse 3: Invasion is an American film released on December 23, 2008, starring Noureen DeWulf, Rider Strong and Brittany Renee Finamore and the third installment of the Pulse series.
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FeardotCom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies About The Internet
Natascha McElhone, Stephen Dorff, Stephen Rea

Released: 2002

Directed by: William Malone

FeardotCom is a 2002 American/Luxembourgian horror film directed by William Malone and starring Stephen Dorff, Natascha McElhone and Stephen Rea. Released on August 30, 2002 in the United ...more

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