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List of the best horror movies of 2013, as ranked by horror movies fans and critics. It isn’t only Halloween season in October when horror lovers feel like being scared by a movie. All year round horror buffs are interested in watching scary movies that feature devious killers, scares that makes you jump, and badass heroes who can protect themselves from evil. In 2013 there were many horror movies that did just that. These films included supernatural demons, demented serial killers, settings that haunt our dreams,and scenarios that we would never want to get caught in.

The films on this list are the best that the horror genre had to offer in 2013. Zombies and other undead creatures were a huge part of the genre this year, in such films as World War Z, Evil Dead, and Warm Bodies. Many sequels and remakes of classic horror films were released on 2013, including Insidious 2 and Carrie. There were also original concepts, such as in The Purge and Mama, which disturbed viewers long after the credits rolled.

What are the best horror movies of 2013? The films featured on this list were filled with some of the scariest images of all times, with memorable villains that will soon become classics. To vote on more films, check out Ranker's list of the best movies of 2013.

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The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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2
194 77
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Insidious: Chapter 2 Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

3
194 114
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Mama Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

4
160 99
Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2013
Evil Dead Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez

5
99 68
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Dark Skies Keri Russell, J.K. Simmons, Josh Hamilton

6
140 124
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World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

7
115 105
The Purge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2013
The Purge Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane

8
87 84
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You're Next Sharni Vinson, Barbara Crampton, Amy Seimetz

9
94 116
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Warm Bodies Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

10
60 89
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Texas Chainsaw 3D Alexandra Daddario, Trey Songz, Tania Raymonde

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46 67
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Maniac Elijah Wood, America Olivo, Nora Arnezeder

12
58 88
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The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia Katee Sackhoff, Chad Michael Murray, Abigail Spencer

13
55 83
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V/H/S/2 Adam Wingard, Mindy Robinson, Lawrence Michael Levine

14
8 7
Carrie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2013
Carrie Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer

15
39 67
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The Last Exorcism Part II Spencer Treat Clark, Muse Watson, Julia Garner

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42 76
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American Mary Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Paul Anthony

17
5 10
Curse of Chucky is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2013
HorrorNerd added Curse of Chucky Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Jordan Gavaris

18
35 69
No One Lives is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2013
No One Lives Laura Ramsey, Luke Evans, America Olivo

19
41 84
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A Haunted House Marlon Wayans, Nick Swardson, David Koechner

20
34 77
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John Dies at the End Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Doug Jones

21
33 79
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The Lords of Salem María Conchita Alonso, Dee Wallace, Bruce Davison

22
23 68
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Byzantium Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller

23
2 13
Scary Movie 5 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2013
Scary Movie 5 Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Mike Tyson

24
18 61
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The Amityville Asylum Sarah Louise Madison, Lee Bane, Eileen Daly

25
18 62
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Aftershock Selena Gomez, Eli Roth, Lorenza Izzo

26
17 64
We Are What We Are is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2013
We Are What We Are Kelly McGillis, Odeya Rush, Kassie DePaiva

27
20 73
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Hell Baby Leslie Bibb, Michael Ian Black, Keegan-Michael Key

28
17 67
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Frankenstein's Army Luke Newberry, Karel Roden, Joshua Sasse

29
13 57
Escape from Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2013
Escape from Tomorrow Annet Mahendru, Amy Lucas, Kimberly Ables Jindra

30
7 64
Black Rock is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 2013
Black Rock Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, Katie Aselton