Scary Movies 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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57 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

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86 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

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66 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

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84 20
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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68 15
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

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64 16
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

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57 17
Scream is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

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45 10
The Others is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

9
54 17
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
46 16
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

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35 13
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

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33 13
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

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36 16
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

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40 22
Tremors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward

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42 24
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

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23 7
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

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43 26
It is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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34 18
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

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35 19
Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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26 15
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

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21 11
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

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36 27
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

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28 20
Cabin Fever is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

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26 18
The Strangers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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21 13
Lake Placid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Betty White, Mariska Hargitay, Bridget Fonda

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19 11
Shrooms is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Alice Greczyn, Jack Gleeson, Jack Huston

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30 24
Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

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21 19
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy

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27 27
28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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15 13
Frogs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Sam Elliott, Ray Milland, Joan Van Ark

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13 11
The Bad Seed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Shelley Fabares, Patty McCormack, Eileen Heckart

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12 10
Sssssss is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Strother Martin, Dirk Benedict, Heather Menzies

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15 14
Eight Legged Freaks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette, Kari W├╝hrer

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13 12
Night of the Lepus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Janet Leigh, DeForest Kelley, Rory Calhoun

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24 26
The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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19 22
Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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23 28
The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

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26 32
Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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4 6
Cube is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
groucho9395 added Nicole de Boer, Julian Richings, David Hewlett

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21 29
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden

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22 32
The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
wiabux added Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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21 34
Halloween is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

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10 21
Cronos is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Claudio Brook

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16 35
The Human Centipede (First Seq... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Ashley C. Williams, Dieter Laser, Akihiro Kitamura

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12 29
Quarantine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones

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19 40
A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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12 32
Hostel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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12 36
The Descent is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid

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16 44
Saw is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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8 32
The Ruins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Jena Malone, Bar Paly, Laura Ramsey