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The Best Horror Movies for Date Night

Updated April 23, 2021 17.6k votes 2.5k voters 216.0k views80 items

List RulesHorror films and psychological thrillers that are good to watch on dates.

Are you hoping for the perfect horror movie pick for a night of cuddling as a couple? Horror movies can sometimes make the best choice for a date night, causing boyfriends and girlfriends to cling together in fright, and giving them a great topic for discussion after the movie. Browse through this list of the best horror movies for date night to see which horror movies were voted the most popular horror movie for date night by other couples. Ranked in order of the most popular horror movie for a date night to the least popular, if you’re looking for a quick idea, simply pick from the top of the list and see for yourself if you agree with the voting or not.

You can also vote for your own favorite date night horror movies and see them get raised higher on the list. Maybe it's getting close to Halloween and you want a horror movie that you'll enjoy especially with your partner.

Some horror movies are a perfect choice for a date night. Whether they are a psychological thriller, a frightening horror movie or a scary movie with a touch of comedy, couples are sure to find a favorite pick that they both can enjoy. Instead of taking a chance on an unknown horror movie, use this list to help you make a wise choice for your date night with a top-voted horror movie, then sit back and enjoy the night of fright.

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    The Conjuring

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

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    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards

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    Friday the 13th

    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

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    Scream

    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan

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    The Shining

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns

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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver

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    Psycho

    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh

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    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn

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    The Ring

    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette

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    Poltergeist

    Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams

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    Jaws

    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss

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    Jeepers Creepers

    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan

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    The Strangers

    Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward

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    Saw

    Danny Glover, Monica Potter

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    The Prodigy

    Taylor Schilling, Colm Feore

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    The Lost Boys

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman

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    Dawn of the Dead

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree

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    Sinster

    Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Night of the Living Dead

    George A. Romero, Duane Jones

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    Escape Room

    Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll

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    Velvet Buzzsaw

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo
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    The Thing

    Kurt Russell, Keith David

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    Sleepy Hollow

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