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The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived  

Ranker Horror
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List of the top horror movies that you think you could have survived, as ranked by horror movie buffs. Not every horror movie is about inescapable, supernatural serial killers that are after anyone and everyone. A few horror movies are actually survivable, especially by those intelligent individuals who have studied the rules of horror movies. Today, people are much more savvy that the average horror movie victim. When something spooky happens in our homes, we know enough to move out. If the ocean is infested with man eating sharks, we leave the bathing suit at home. These days we know better than to check into a creepy motel, piss off psychotic truck drivers, and spend the weekend in a shoddy cabin, miles from civilization.

The movies on this list of survivable horror movies, while terrifying in their own way,are much easier to survive than the average jump scare, serial killer horror movie. What horror movies do you think you could survive? Would you know better than to hang out with a possessed chick? Do you have what it takes to survive the night in a haunted house?

This list of horror movies you could have survived is filled with movies with villains that are survivable, whether you avoid the danger altogether, make only smart decisions, or escape from human, animal, or supernatural captors when you see your chance. If your favorite survivable horror film isn't on the list of horror films you could have lived through, make sure to add it.

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1
The Birds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette
2
Prom Night is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow, Leslie Nielsen
3
I Know What You Did Last Summe... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche
4
Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon
5
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider
6
The Others is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley
7
Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy
8
Scream is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox
9
Carrie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie
10
Piranha 3D is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Kelly Brook, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd
11
The Omen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner
12
Urban Legend is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt
13
Tremors is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward
14
Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell
15
The Last House on the Left is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Fred J. Lincoln
16
When a Stranger Calls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rachel Roberts
17
The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams
18
It is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter
19
Snakes on a Plane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Kitsch
20
House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Ali Larter, Famke Janssen, Geoffrey Rush
21
Lake Placid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Lake Placid Betty White, Mariska Hargitay, Bridget Fonda
22
Funny Games is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt
23
The Ring is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox
24
Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels
25
Cabin Fever is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd