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The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies 

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Updated March 19, 2020 17.6k votes 1.1k voters 11.5k views 64 items

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 Shining is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

Released: 1980

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Aaricia Van 't Noordende added Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

Released: 1978

Directed by: John Carpenter

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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A Nightmare on Elm Stree... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

Released: 1984

Directed by: Wes Craven

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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The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

Released: 2013

Directed by: James Wan

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) 5 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

Released: 1973

Directed by: William Friedkin

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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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

Released: 1987

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

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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Alien is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

Released: 1979

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott. The crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo encounter the eponymous Alien, a deadly and aggressive extraterrestrial set ...more
8
Scream is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

Released: 1996

Directed by: Wes Craven

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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The Thing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

Released: 1982

Directed by: 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
10
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
WarrenMitchell added Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

Released: 1975

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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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The Cabin in the Woods ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Rewatchable 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, produced by Joss Whedon, and written by Whedon and Goddard. The film stars Kristen ...more
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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

Released: 2004

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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

Released: 1980

Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham

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 Silence of the Lambs... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Valerie Lee added Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

Released: 1991

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

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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Psycho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

Released: 1960

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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) 16 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

Released: 2002

Directed by: Danny Boyle

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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The Texas Chain Saw Mass... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Aaricia Van 't Noordende added Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal

Released: 1974

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

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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Predator is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers

Released: 1987

Directed by: John McTiernan

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) 19 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence

Released: 1987

Directed by: Clive Barker

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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Saw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

Released: 2004

Directed by: James Wan

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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An American Werewolf in ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Landis

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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Evil Dead II is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

Released: 1987

Directed by: Sam 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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Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

Released: 1988

Directed by: Tom Holland

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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Candyman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa A. Williams

Released: 1992

Directed by: Bernard Rose

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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Children of the Corn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies
Linda Hamilton, Peter Horton, R. G. Armstrong

Released: 1984

Directed by: Fritz Kiersch

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