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

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85 8
The Birds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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63 8
I Know What You Did Last Summe... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
I Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

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

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63 13
Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Shaun of the Dead Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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63 15
Child's Play is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Child's Play Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon

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

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

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52 15
Carrie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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43 15
Piranha 3D is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Piranha 3D Kelly Brook, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

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The Omen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
The Omen Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner

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34 15
The Last House on the Left is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
The Last House on the Left Martin Kove, Steve Miner, Fred J. Lincoln

The Scariest Demon Toys in Film History

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Urban Legend is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Urban Legend Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

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

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

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House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
House on Haunted Hill Ali Larter, Famke Janssen, Geoffrey Rush

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When a Stranger Calls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added When a Stranger Calls Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rachel Roberts

The Best-Ever Horror Comedies!

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Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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It is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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25 14
Funny Games is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Funny Games Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt

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21 10
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

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19 9
Snakes on a Plane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Snakes on a Plane Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Taylor Kitsch

The Most Terrifying Japanese Horror Movies of All Time

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Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Arachnophobia John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

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18 10
Shrooms is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Shrooms Alice Greczyn, Jack Gleeson, Jack Huston

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Cabin Fever is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Cabin Fever Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

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

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The Ring is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

52 Behind the Scenes Photos of Movie Villains

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15 12
Eight Legged Freaks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Eight Legged Freaks Scarlett Johansson, David Arquette, Kari W├╝hrer

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20 18
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Invasion of the Body Snatchers Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy

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26 25
28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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12 9
Sssssss is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Sssssss Strother Martin, Dirk Benedict, Heather Menzies

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14 12
Frogs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Frogs Sam Elliott, Ray Milland, Joan Van Ark

13 Real Things Straight Out Of Horror Movies

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12 11
Night of the Lepus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Night of the Lepus Janet Leigh, DeForest Kelley, Rory Calhoun

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25 28
Friday the 13th is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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The Bad Seed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added The Bad Seed Shelley Fabares, Patty McCormack, Eileen Heckart

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21 25
The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
The Grudge Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
dee123 added Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

The Fictional Monsters You'd Least Like to Have After You

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Cube is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
groucho9395 added Cube Nicole de Boer, Julian Richings, David Hewlett

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20 27
The Cabin in the Woods is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
The Cabin in the Woods Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

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19 27
Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Silent Hill Sean Bean, Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden

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21 30
The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
wiabux added The Hills Have Eyes Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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

The Scariest Clown Movies in Film History

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

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
A Nightmare on Elm Street Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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11 27
Quarantine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Quarantine Dania Ramirez, Jennifer Carpenter, Doug Jones

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14 33
The Human Centipede (First Seq... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) Ashley C. Williams, Dieter Laser, Akihiro Kitamura

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12 30
Hostel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Hostel Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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12 33
The Descent is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
The Descent Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid

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15 41
Saw is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Horror Movies You Think You Could Have Survived
Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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