Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong  

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List Rules Vote up the top horror films in which a fun, carefree vacation turned into a violent, gory nightmare.

A road trip can be a blast - that is, until a chainsaw wielding maniac enters the picture. Then, the vacation's over. The best horror movies about travel gone wrong feature characters out of their element and fighting for their lives. This is a list of the top vacation horror movies including everything from The Cabin in the Woods to Wolf Creek to Joy Ride.

What films will you find on this list of the best horror movies about traveling? In The Evil Dead, a trip that should have been a fun getaway turns into a living nightmare when a group of friends accidentally resurrect a demon. Sam Raimi wrote and directed this classic horror film starring Bruce Campbell. The Shallows is another frightening film about a horrific vacation, this time involving the real-world threat of a hungry shark. Eli Roth's 2005 film Hostel sent a chill down the spine of anyone who has taken backpacking vacations through Europe. Other good films featured here include Vacancy, The Ruins, and A Lonely Place to Die.

Which horror movies about travelers deserve the top spots on the list? Vote your favorites towards the top, and add any terrifying travel flicks that are missing.
 

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Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
Wrong Turn Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers Wrong Turn is a 2003 American horror film directed by Rob Schmidt and written by Alan B. McElroy. The film was shot in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and starred Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, ...more

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The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
The Cabin in the Woods 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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The Ruins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
The Ruins Jena Malone, Bar Paly, Laura Ramsey The Ruins is a 2008 horror film directed by Carter Smith which stars Jonathan Tucker, Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Laura Ramsey, and Joe Anderson. Released in 2008, the American-Australian ...more

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Hostel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
Hostel Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez Hostel is a 2005 American horror film written, produced, and directed by Eli Roth and starring Jay Hernandez. It is the first installment of the Hostel film series, followed by Hostel: Part II, ...more

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Vacancy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
Vacancy Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Ethan Embry Vacancy is a 2007 American horror film directed by Nimród Antal and starring Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson. It was distributed by Screen Gems and was released on April 20, 2007. Early ...more

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The Cave is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
The Cave Lena Headey, Piper Perabo, Morris Chestnut The Cave is a 2005 American action horror film, directed by Bruce Hunt. It stars Cole Hauser, Eddie Cibrian, Morris Chestnut, Marcel Iureş, Lena Headey, Rick Ravanello, Piper Perabo and Daniel ...more

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The Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
The Evil Dead Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi The Evil Dead is a 1981 American horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi and executive produced by Raimi and Bruce Campbell, who also stars alongside Ellen Sandweiss and Betsy Baker. The ...more

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Joy Ride is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
Joy Ride Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins Joy Ride, also known as Roadkill, is a 2001 American thriller road film. The film was written by J. J. Abrams and Clay Tarver and directed by John Dahl and starring Steve Zahn, Paul Walker and ...more

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Wolf Creek is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
Wolf Creek Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi Wolf Creek is a 2005 Australian horror film written, co-produced, and directed by Greg McLean, and starring John Jarratt. The story revolves around three backpackers who find themselves held ...more

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The Descent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
The Descent Gabi Golan, Keren Miedzinski, Shosh Miedzinski The Descent is a 2009 short drama film written and directed by Shai Miedzinski.

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Turistas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
Turistas Olivia Wilde, Josh Duhamel, Melissa George Turistas – released as Paradise Lost in the UK and Ireland – is a 2006 American horror film produced and directed by John Stockwell, and starring Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, Olivia Wilde, ...more

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The Shallows is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
The Shallows Blake Lively

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A Perfect Getaway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
A Perfect Getaway Milla Jovovich, Chris Hemsworth, Timothy Olyphant A Perfect Getaway is a 2009 American thriller adventure film, written and directed by David Twohy that stars Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez and Steve Zahn. The film was ...more

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A Lonely Place to Die is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
A Lonely Place to Die Melissa George, Eamonn Walker, Ed Speleers A Lonely Place to Die is a 2011 British thriller film directed by Julian Gilbey and based on a screenplay from Will Gilbey and Julian Gilbey. It stars Melissa George, Ed Speleers, Karel Roden, ...more

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Altitude is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
Altitude Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Guill, Chelah Horsdal Altitude is a Canadian horror, television and "direct-to-video" film directed by Canadian comic book writer and artist Kaare Andrews. Anchor Bay Entertainment is set to distribute the ...more

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
Frozen Kevin Zegers, Shawn Ashmore, Kane Hodder Frozen is a 2010 American thriller written and directed by Adam Green and starring Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore and Kevin Zegers.

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The Deep is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
The Deep Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bissett, Eli Wallach The Deep is a 1977 adventure film directed by Peter Yates and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. The film stars Robert Shaw, Jacqueline Bisset, and Nick Nolte.

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Sightseers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
Sightseers John Hurt, Sara Stewart, Alice Lowe Sightseers is a 2012 comedy film written by Amy Jump, Steve Oram, Alice Lowe and directed by Ben Wheatley.

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Eden Lake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
Eden Lake Michael Fassbender, Kelly Reilly, Jack O'Connell Eden Lake is a 2008 British thriller film written and directed by James Watkins and starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender and Jack O'Connell.

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The Reef is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
The Reef Zoe Naylor, Adrienne Pickering, Gyton Grantley The Reef is a 2010 Australian horror film. The film was written and directed by Andrew Traucki, his second feature film, and is about a group of friends who capsize while sailing to Indonesia. ...more

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And Soon the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Travel Gone Wrong
And Soon the Darkness Amber Heard, Odette Annable, Karl Urban And Soon the Darkness is a 2010 thriller film directed by Marcos Efron, starring Karl Urban, Amber Heard, and Odette Annable.