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The Most Rewatchable Horror Movies

Updated August 3, 2020 24.7k votes 1.3k voters 13.9k views64 items

List RulesHorror 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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  • Halloween1
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    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street2
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Johnny Depp, Robert Englund

    Released1984

    Directed byWes Craven

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  • Jaws3
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    Jaws

    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1975

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • The Shining4
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    The Shining

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

    Released1980

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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  • The Conjuring5
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    The Conjuring

    Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

    Released2013

    Directed byJames Wan

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  • The Exorcist6
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    The Exorcist

    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn

    Released1973

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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  • The Thing7
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    The Thing

    Kurt Russell, Keith David

    Released1982

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • The Silence of the Lambs8
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    The Silence of the Lambs

    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1991

    Directed byJonathan Demme

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  • The Lost Boys9
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    The Lost Boys

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman

    Released1987

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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  • Alien10
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    Alien

    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt

    Released1979

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • Shaun of the Dead11
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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  • Scream12
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    Scream

    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan

    Released1996

    Directed byWes Craven

    Scream is a 1996 American slasher film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven.... more on Wikipedia
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre13
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    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    Gunnar Hansen, Marilyn Burns

    Released1974

    Directed byTobe Hooper

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  • The Cabin in the Woods14
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    The Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2012

    Directed byDrew Goddard

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  • Psycho15
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    Psycho

    Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh

    Released1960

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • Friday the 13th16
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    Friday the 13th

    Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini

    Released1980

    Directed bySean S. Cunningham

    Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by... more on Wikipedia
  • Predator17
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    Predator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • 28 Days Later18
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    28 Days Later

    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston

    Released2002

    Directed byDanny Boyle

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  • Poltergeist19
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    Poltergeist

    Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams

    Released1982

    Directed byTobe Hooper

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  • An American Werewolf in London20
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    An American Werewolf in London

    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • Hellraiser21
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    Hellraiser

    Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson

    Released1987

    Directed byClive Barker

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  • Evil Dead II22
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    Evil Dead II

    Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva

    Released1987

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • Saw23
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    Saw

    Danny Glover, Monica Potter

    Released2004

    Directed byJames Wan

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  • Candyman24
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    Candyman

    Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd

    Released1992

    Directed byBernard Rose

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  • Jeepers Creepers25
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    Jeepers Creepers

    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan

    Released2001

    Directed byVictor Salva

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