Graveyard Shift The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived  

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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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64 4
Prom Night is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow, Leslie Nielsen

2
94 10
The Birds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

3
73 9
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
90 21
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

5
76 16
Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

6
70 17
Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

7
63 17
Carrie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

8
64 18
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
49 10
The Others is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

10
50 18
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
39 14
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
37 15
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
38 19
The Last House on the Left is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Fred J. Lincoln

14
43 24
Tremors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

15
45 26
The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

16
38 20
Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

17
46 29
It is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

18
36 20
House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Ali Larter, Famke Janssen, Geoffrey Rush

19
25 10
When a Stranger Calls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rachel Roberts

20
30 17
Funny Games is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt

21
24 12
Snakes on a Plane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Kitsch

22
41 30
The Ring is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

23
22 13
Lake Placid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Betty White, Mariska Hargitay, Bridget Fonda

24
33 25
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
28 20
The Strangers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman