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The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies 

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Updated November 15, 2019 1.7k votes 248 voters 17.1k views 33 items

Cabins are creepy enough as it is with their proximity to hungry bears and biting bugs, but add an axe-wielding murderer to the mix and they are downright terrifying. The top cabin horror movies feature teenagers looking for a vacation and instead finding a deadly destination. This is a list of the top horror movies in the middle of nowhere featuring everything from Friday the 13th to The Cabin in the Woods to I Spit on Your Grave.

What films will you find on this list of the top scary movies set in cabins? You might rank The Evil Dead near the top. Sam Raimi became a director synonymous with horror after he released this film – featuring college friends, a deserted cabin, and a few awoken demons – in 1981. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is another one of the all-time best movies set in a creepy cabin in the middle of nowhere. The Duplass Brothers gave the horror genre a mumblecore twist with their cabin-set film Baghead. Other good movies featured on this top scary cabin films list include Pumpkinhead, The Last House on the Left, and Secret Window.

Which creepy cabin movie do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them towards the top, and add any great scary flicks that are missing.

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The Cabin in the Woods ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

Released: 2012

Directed by: Drew Goddard

The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut. Five college kids (Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, ...more

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Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

Released: 1980

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

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The Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi

Released: 1981

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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The Texas Chain Saw Mass... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

Released: 1974

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

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Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

Released: 2003

Directed by: Rob Schmidt

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Misery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

Released: 1990

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

Released: 1987

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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Cabin Fever is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

Released: 2002

Directed by: Eli Roth

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The Blair Witch Project ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

Released: 1999

Directed by: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

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The Last House on the Le... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Sara Paxton, Aaron Paul, Monica Potter

Released: 2009

Directed by: Dennis Iliadis

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Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Fred J. Lincoln

Released: 1972

Directed by: Wes Craven

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Sleepaway Camp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Mike Kellin, Katherine Kamhi, Robert Earl Jones

Released: 1983

Directed by: Robert Hiltzik

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Tucker & Dale vs. Ev... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons, Katrina Bowden

Released: 2010

Directed by: Eli Craig

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Friday the 13th: The Fin... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Judie Aronson

Released: 1984

Directed by: Joseph Zito

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Pumpkinhead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Mayim Bialik, Lance Henriksen, George Buck Flower

Released: 1989

Directed by: Stan Winston

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I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter

Released: 2010

Directed by: Steven R. Monroe

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Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez

Released: 2013

Directed by: Fede Alvarez

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Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

Released: 2013

Directed by: Andres Muschietti

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Wolf Creek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi

Released: 2005

Directed by: Greg McLean

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Secret Window is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

Released: 2004

Directed by: David Koepp

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High Tension is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Cécile de France, Philippe Nahon, Maïwenn Besco

Released: 2003

Directed by: Alexandre Aja

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Michael Fassbender, Kelly Reilly, Jack O'Connell

Released: 2008

Directed by: James Watkins

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Hatchet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Tony Todd, Robert Englund, Mercedes McNab

Released: 2006

Directed by: Adam Green

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The Burning is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Holly Hunter, Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens

Released: 1981

Directed by: Tony Maylam

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Hatchet II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Danielle Harris, Tony Todd, Shawn Ashmore

Released: 2010

Directed by: Adam Green

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