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Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again  

Jake Black
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Halloween is a time for parties, pumpkins, and scares galore. While there are fun rituals that accompany the holiday, including eating heaps of candy and donning crazy costumes, Halloween is synonymous with terror and the paranormal. There's no better time than Halloween to catch up on some classic horror films.

There's nothing quite like sitting inside on a rainy day and enjoying a scary movie marathon while munching on fun-size snacks. But anyone can throw on a great horror film - it takes a true movie connoisseur to choose just the right one. These movies aren't necessarily the all-time scariest films with the most iconic characters, but they are creepy classics that only get better with repeat viewings.

Make sure to vote for the horror films you can't live without. It doesn't matter if they're shamelessly pulpy, cheesy, or childish - no one will judge you this Halloween.

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence
Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her ...more
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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak
The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime and horror genres. Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott ...more
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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and directed by Wes Craven, and the first film of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The film stars ...more
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Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer
Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller. The film concerns a group of teenagers who are taken out one by one while attempting ...more
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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair
The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin, adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name. The book, inspired by the 1949 ...more
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Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke
Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural thriller film, directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg. It is the first and most successful entry in the Poltergeist ...more
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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim
The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, ...more
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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins
Psycho is a 1960 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film centers on an encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane, who ends up at a secluded motel after taking money from ...more
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Scream is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox
Scream is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven. The film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore, and David Arquette. Released on ...more
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The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker
The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut, produced by Joss Whedon, and written by Whedon and Goddard. The film stars Kristen ...more
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Night of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
George A. Romero, Duane Jones, Bill Hinzman
Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and ...more
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The Thing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter
The Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter, written by Bill Lancaster, and starring Kurt Russell. The film's title refers to its primary antagonist: a ...more
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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider
Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. The prototypical summer blockbuster, its release is regarded as a ...more
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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon
Child's Play is a 1988 American horror film directed by Tom Holland, written by Tom Holland, Don Mancini, and John Lafia, and starring Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, and Brad ...more
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Saw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith
Saw is a 2004 horror film written by Leigh Whannell and directed by James Wan, in Wan's directorial debut. In the film, Adam (Whannell) and Lawrence (Cary Elwes) awaken chained in a large ...more
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Final Destination is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa
Final Destination is a 2000 American horror film directed by James Wong. It is the first installment of the Final Destination series. The screenplay was written by James Wong, Glen Morgan, and ...more
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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi
Evil Dead II is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi and a parody sequel to the 1981 film The Evil Dead. The film was written by Raimi and Scott Spiegel, produced by Robert ...more
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Crawl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson
Crawl is a 2019 American horror film directed by Alexandre Aja. A young woman (Kaya Scodelario) becomes trapped in a flooding house trying to save her father (Barry Pepper) during a Category 5 ...more
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Trick 'r Treat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Anna Paquin, Leslie Bibb, Brian Cox
Trick 'r Treat is a 2007 American-Canadian anthology horror film written and directed by Michael Dougherty. The film stars Dylan Baker, Brian Cox and Anna Paquin, and centers on four ...more
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Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva
Jeepers Creepers is a 2001 American horror film written and directed by Victor Salva. The film takes its name from the 1938 song "Jeepers Creepers", which is featured in the film.
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An American Werewolf in London is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall
An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by John Landis, and starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne. The film starts with two young ...more
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman and Richard O'Brien based on the 1973 musical ...more
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Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell
Paranormal 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 ...more
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Let Me In is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Let Me In is a 2010 romantic horror film written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloë Grace Moretz. It is a remake of the 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One ...more
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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rainy Day Horror Movies You Can Watch Again And Again
Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal
Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena ...more