This list contains information on the best indie horror movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best indie horror films come in many forms. Some indie horror movies are based on classic literature while other good indie horror films feature completely original characters and storylines. A few of the best indie horror films even generated sequels.
What films will you find on this top independent horror movies list? The Blair Witch Project has to be at the top. This 1999 horror film turned its $60,000 budget into over 248 million box office dollars worldwide. Part of this film's unique appeal was its ability to convince movie-goers that it was a real documentary. The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre is another great indie horror film.
The independent Australian horror movie, The Babadook, terrified people all over the world when it was released in 2014. Other good independent horror films include Halloween, Evil Dead, and The House of the Devil.
Do you have a favorite indie horror movie? Give the best films a thumbs up and please add any good features we may have missed.
Directed by: Aaron Moorhead, Justin BensonResolution is a 2012 horror, mystery and thriller film written by Justin Benson and directed by Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson.... more
Directed by: Marcus DunstanThe Collector is a 2009 horror film written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton and directed by Dunstan. Originally titled The Midnight Man, the script was originally intended to be a Saw prequel,... 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
Directed by: Geoff MeedThe Amityville Haunting is a direct to video film released on December 13, 2011. It is the tenth production to be inspired by the 1977 book The Amityville Horror. The film was produced by The Asylum... more
Directed by: Oren PeliParanormal Activity is a 2007 American supernatural horror film written, co-produced, photographed, edited, and directed by Oren Peli. The film centers on a young couple, Katie and Micah, who are... more
Directed by: Noboru Iguchi, Yūdai Yamaguchi, Anders Morgenthaler, Adrián García Bogliano, Yoshihiro NishimuraThe ABCs of Death is a 2012 anthology horror comedy film produced by International producers. The film contains 26 different shorts, each by different directors spanning fifteen countries. It... more
Directed by: Jason StoddardThe Afflicted is a 2010 horror thriller film directed by Jason Stoddard.... more
WormJohn Ferguson, Shane O'Brien
Directed by: Doug MalletteWorm is a 2013 American sci-fi/horror film directed by Doug Mallette. In a time where recreational parasites induce your wildest fantasies, one luckless loser struggles to keep the life of his... more
Directed by: Ana Lily AmirpourA Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a 2014 American vampire western film directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. Arash (Arash Marandi) is caring for his addict father and being harrassed by a drug dealer when... more
Directed by: Todd Strauss-SchulsonThe Final Girls is a 2015 American slasher comedy film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Max Cartwright (Taissa Farmiga)'s mother was scream queen Nancy (Malin Åkerman), who starred in the 1986... more
Directed by: Barry LevinsonThe Bay is a 2012 American found footage horror film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Michael Wallach. It premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in... more
Directed by: Tate SteinsiekClown is a 2008 short horror thriller film directed by Tate Steinsiek.... more
Directed by: Gilbert M. ShiltonThe Void is a 2001 American direct-to-DVD science-fiction thriller film which follows a scientist who has discovered that a man who's been attempting to solve an energy crisis has inadvertently... more
Directed by: Brandon CronenbergAntiviral is a 2012 Canadian horror film directed by Brandon Cronenberg. The film competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Cronenberg re-edited the film after the... more
Directed by: Bobcat GoldthwaitWillow Creek is a 2013 independent found footage film about a couple interested in Bigfoot lore, written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. The film was premiered at the 2013 Independent Film... more
Let Us InTobin Bell, Lauren Stamile
Directed by: Craig MossLet Us In is a 2021 American science fiction thriller film directed by Craig Moss. A 12-year-old girl is ostracized in her small town for something she never did. When there’s a rash of missing... more
Devil May CallTraci Lords, Tyler Mane
Directed by: Jason CuadradoDevil May Call is a 2013 horror film directed by American filmmaker Jason Cuadrado and written by Jason Cuadrado and Wyatt Doyle. The film stars Corri English as Samantha, a crisis hotline counselor.... more