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.
Directed by: Levan GabriadzeUnfriended 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 account... more
Directed by: David SladeHard 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. It was the first feature film for Slade,... more
Directed by: Aneesh ChagantySearching 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, Margot... more
Directed by: Stephen SuscoUnfriended: 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 owner is... more
Directed by: Gregory HoblitWithin 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 Marsh... more
The DenMelanie Papalia, Bill Oberst Jr.
Directed by: Zachary DonohueThe 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
Directed by: Michael GoiMegan 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 online to find... more
Directed by: Simon VerhoevenFriend 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 friend... more
PulseKoyuki, Kōji Yakusho
Directed by: Hiromi KurosawaPulse, 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 section at... more
Directed by: John PieplowStrangeland 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
Directed by: Marc EvansMy 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 the... more
Directed by: William MaloneFeardotCom 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 States, the... more
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, and... more
Directed by: Joel SoissonPulse 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.... more
Directed by: Joel Soisson, Phil JoanouPulse 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 Highlander:... more
Directed by: Rick RosenthalHalloween: 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 builds... more
Directed by: Deon TaylorChain 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 uses... more
Directed by: Michael J. GallagherSmiley is a 2012 horror film written by Glasgow Phillips and Michael J. Gallagher and directed by Michael J. Gallagher.... more