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The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies  

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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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Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
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 Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi
This film 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. This film ...more

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The Cabin in the Woods ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
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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Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
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 Texas Chain Saw Mass... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal
This movie is a 1974 American slasher film, directed and produced by Tobe Hooper, who cowrote it with Kim Henkel. It stars Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow and Gunnar ...more

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Cabin Fever is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd
Cabin Fever is a 2002 American black comedy horror film directed by Eli Roth and starring Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello and Giuseppe Andrews. It was produced by Lauren Moews & ...more

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Misery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan
Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name and starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances ...more

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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
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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The Last House on the Le... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Sara Paxton, Aaron Paul, Monica Potter
The Last House on the Left is a 2009 American film directed by Dennis Iliadis and written by Carl Ellsworth and Adam Alleca. It is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name, and stars Monica ...more

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The Last House on the Le... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Fred J. Lincoln
The Last House on the Left is a 1972 American exploitation-horror film written, edited, and directed by Wes Craven and produced by Sean S. Cunningham. The story is inspired by the 1960 Swedish ...more

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The Blair Witch Project ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams
The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American found footage horror film written, directed and edited by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez. The film was produced by the Haxan Films production ...more

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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
Sleepaway Camp is a 1983 exploitation slasher film written and directed by Robert Hiltzik who also served as executive producer. The film came at a time when slasher films were in their heyday, ...more

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Tucker & Dale vs. Ev... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Katrina Bowden, Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons
"“The hillbillies from the store captured Alison!” Tucker and Dale, two hillbillies heading to their “fixer-upper” cabin for some relaxin’, discover they ain’t alone in them woods. They ...more

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I Spit on Your Grave is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Sarah Butler, Andrew Howard, Tracey Walter
I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 American revenge horror film, and a remake of the controversial 1978 cult film Day of the Woman. It was directed by Steven R. Monroe, and stars Sarah Butler, Chad ...more

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Friday the 13th: The Fin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Judie Aronson
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter is a 1984 slasher film written and directed by Joseph Zito. It is the fourth film in the Friday the 13th film series. Though it was billed as "The Final ...more

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Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez
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Mama is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash
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High Tension is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Cécile de France, Philippe Nahon, Maïwenn Besco
High Tension is a 2003 French psychological suspense and slasher film that was later released in 2004 in the UK and 2005 in the US and Canada. The film, directed by Alexandre Aja, stars ...more

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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
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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Pumpkinhead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Mayim Bialik, Lance Henriksen, George Buck Flower
Pumpkinhead is a 1988 American supernatural horror film. It was the directorial debut of special effects artist Stan Winston. While Pumpkinhead received mixed reviews, the film has built up a ...more

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Hatchet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Tony Todd, Robert Englund, Mercedes McNab
Hatchet is a 2006 American slasher film written and directed by Adam Green. The film has an all-star horror film cast.

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Eden Lake is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
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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Secret Window is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro
Secret Window is a 2004 American psychological thriller film starring Johnny Depp and John Turturro. It was written and directed by David Koepp, based on the novella Secret Window, Secret Garden ...more

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Hatchet II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Danielle Harris, Tony Todd, Shawn Ashmore
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The Burning is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Cabin Horror Movies
Holly Hunter, Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens
The Burning is a 1981 slasher film directed by Tony Maylam and written by Peter Lawrence and Bob Weinstein. It is based on an original story by Maylam, Weinstein, and Brad Grey, with a musical ...more

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