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We Asked, You Answered : If You Had To Exist In A Horror Movie Universe, Which Would It Be?

Updated September 21, 2018 2.8k votes 167 voters 1.3k views23 items

List RulesVote up the horror movie universes you'd want to exist in; vote down those that you'd never survive in.

Every year, horror lovers anxiously await the arrival of the Halloween season when they finally have an excuse to spend their October nights watching one horror movie after another. But what if you could actually experience those worlds yourself? Would you choose to live in a world where Freddy or Jason are running amok? Or would you be brave enough to fight off hordes of zombies? Perhaps you'd be willing to go toe-to-toe with a killer doll?

We asked our audience which horror movie universe they'd want to exist in if they had the chance. Be sure to vote up the horror film universes you'd be willing to take your chances in and vote down the ones you probably wouldn't survive.

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    It

    Tim Curry, Seth Green

    Released1990

    Directed byTommy Lee Wallace

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  • Child's Play2
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    Child's Play

    Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks

    Released1988

    Directed byTom Holland

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  • Halloween3
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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • Young Frankenstein4
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    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • The Exorcist5
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    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn

    Released1973

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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    Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

    Alan Tudyk, Chelan Simmons

    Released2010

    Directed byEli Craig

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  • The Devil's Rejects7
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    The Devil's Rejects

    Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo

    Released2005

    Directed byRob Zombie

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street8
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    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

    Released1984

    Directed byWes Craven

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  • The Conjuring9
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    The Conjuring

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

    Released2013

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    Bill Murray, Steve Martin

    Released1986

    Directed byFrank Oz

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  • House of 1000 Corpses11
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    Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick

    Released2003

    Directed byRob Zombie

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  • Freddy vs. Jason12
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    Freddy vs. Jason

    Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland

    Released2003

    Directed byRonny Yu

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  • Night of the Living Dead13
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    George A. Romero, Duane Jones

    Released1968

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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  • The Purge14
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    The Purge

    Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke

    Released2013

    Directed byJames DeMonaco

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  • Hellraiser15
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    Hellraiser

    Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson

    Released1987

    Directed byClive Barker

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  • Friday the 13th16
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    Friday the 13th

    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini

    Released1980

    Directed bySean S. Cunningham

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  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre17
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    Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey

    Released2003

    Directed byMarcus Nispel

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  • It Follows18
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    It Follows

    Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist

    Released2014

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  • 28 Weeks Later19
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    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba

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  • Dawn of the Dead20
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    Dawn of the Dead

    Tom Savini, Ken Foree

    Released1978

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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  • Nightbreed21
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    David Cronenberg, Doug Bradley

    Released1990

    Directed byClive Barker

  • Hostel22
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    Hostel

    Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins

    Released2005

    Directed byEli Roth

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  • The Thing23
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    Kurt Russell, Keith David

    Released1982

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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