Film The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies  

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List Rules Horror movies that you've watched multiple times and continue to enjoy

Is there such a thing as comfort movies when it comes to horror? This is a list of horror movies we keep watching, even when there are newer, scarier, or overall better horror films to watch. Because it doesn't have to be good to be a rewatchable horror movie, you just have to love it.

These are the movies we own multiple copies of, so if they're not available on streaming, we can still get our fix. Some of the greatest horror movies, like Halloween and The Thing, have obvious rewatch value. Or, you love Tony Todd so you end up watching Final Destination as often as Candyman. But then there are movies like C.H.U.D. that are just really good B-movies.

It doesn't matter why you like rewatching horror movies, only that you love to watch them again and again. What horror movies do you think are the best to rewatch?

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The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan and the first installment in the Conjuring series. Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) are ...more

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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Aaricia Van 't Noordende added 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 Shining is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, ...more

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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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Scream is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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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Alien is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm Alien is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. ...more

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Valerie Lee added 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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Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Rewatchable 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 Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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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The Thing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Aaricia Van 't Noordende added 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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The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Rewatchable 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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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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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28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris 28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle. The screenplay was written by Alex Garland. The film stars Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, ...more

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more

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Predator is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill ...more

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Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence Hellraiser is a 1987 British horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his own novella The Hellbound Heart. The film spawned a series of sequels.

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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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) 20 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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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Candyman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams Candyman is a 1992 American horror film written and directed by Bernard Rose, based on the short story "The Forbidden" by Clive Barker, though the film's scenario is switched from ...more

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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
WarrenMitchell added 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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Children of the Corn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton, R. G. Armstrong Children of the Corn is a 1984 supernatural horror film based upon the 1977 short story of the same name by Stephen King. Directed by Fritz Kiersch, the film stars Peter Horton and Linda ...more

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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Rewatchable 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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An American Werewolf in London is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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 Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine The Hills Have Eyes is a 2006 American horror film and remake of Wes Craven's 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes. Written by filmmaking partners Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur of the ...more

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28 Weeks Later is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner 28 Weeks Later is a 2007 British-Spanish post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film, structured as a sequel to the 2002 critical and commercial success, 28 Days Later. 28 Weeks Later was ...more

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The Purge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane The Purge is a 2013 American social science fiction action horror film written and directed by James DeMonaco. It stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane and Max Burkholder. It is the ...more

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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Isaacs Resident Evil is a 2002 German-British-French science fiction horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez. It is the first ...more

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Scream 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham Scream 2 is a 1997 American slasher film created and written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie ...more

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The Fog is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, Tom Welling The Fog is a 2005 horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright and starring Tom Welling, Selma Blair and Maggie Grace. It is a remake of John Carpenter's 1980 film of the same name and was produced ...more

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They Live is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Roddy Piper, Keith David, Tommy Morrison They Live is a 1988 American science fiction film written and directed by John Carpenter. The film stars Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster. It follows a nameless drifter referred to as ...more

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Day of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Sherman Howard, Jarlath Conroy, Terry Alexander This film is a 1985 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and the third film in Romero's film series. Romero describes the film as a "tragedy about how a lack of ...more

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The Faculty is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen The Faculty is a 1998 science fiction horror film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Robert Rodriguez. The film stars Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Shawn Hatosy, Jordana Brewster, Clea ...more

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Christopher Titus, John Vernon, Royal Dano Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a 1988 American science fiction horror comedy movie made by The Chiodo Brothers and starring Grant Cramer and Suzanne Snyder. It is the only Chiodo Brothers' ...more

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Hostel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez Hostel is a 2005 American horror film written, produced, and directed by Eli Roth and starring Jay Hernandez. The film tells the story of two college students traveling across Europe, who find ...more

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Cabin Fever is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Rewatchable 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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Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas Cloverfield is a 2008 American science fiction found footage monster film directed by Matt Reeves, produced by J. J. Abrams & Bryan Burk, and written by Drew Goddard. Before settling on an ...more

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Re-Animator is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, David Gale Re-Animator is a 1985 American science fiction horror comedy film loosely based on the H. P. Lovecraft episodic novella "Herbert West–Reanimator." Directed by Stuart Gordon, it was the ...more

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The Autopsy of Jane Doe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a 2016 American horror film directed by Norwegian André Øvredal. It stars Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox as father-and-son coroners who experience ...more

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Suspiria is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
anthman90 added Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier Suspiria is a 1977 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento, co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi, and co-produced by Claudio and Salvatore Argento. The film stars Jessica Harper as an ...more

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Train to Busan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-ho. The film takes place in a train to Busan, as a zombie apocalypse suddenly becomes apparent ...more

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The Changeling is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas, Barry Morse The Changeling is a 1980 Canadian/American horror film directed by Peter Medak and starring George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere. The story is based upon events that writer Russell Hunter said ...more

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C.H.U.D. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
John Goodman, Daniel Stern, John Heard C.H.U.D. is a 1984 American horror film produced by Andrew Bonime, and directed by Douglas Cheek with Peter Stein as the director of photography and William Bilowit as production designer. The ...more

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Ringu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies

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The Ruins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
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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Videodrome is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Debbie Harry, James Woods, David Cronenberg Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian postmodernist science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Deborah Harry. Set in Toronto in the ...more

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Altered States is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Drew Barrymore, William Hurt, Bob Balaban Altered States is a 1980 American science fiction-horror film adaptation of a novel by the same name by playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky in his only novel he ever wrote and his final ...more

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The Final Girls is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Nina Dobrev, Malin Ã…kerman, Taissa Farmiga The Final Girls is a 2015 American slasher comedy film directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson. Max Cartwright (Taissa Farmiga)'s mother was scream queen Nancy (Malin Åkerman), who starred in ...more