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List of the scariest movies of 2013, as ranked by movie critics and horror film fans. The horror genre is one of the longest lasting types of films in the movie world for a myriad of reasons. The biggest of the reasons is that people love to be scared from the comfort of a movie theater seat. Instead of being afraid of real life fears like thieves in the night or spiders crawling on you in your seat, you can indulge yourself with fantastical horror stories that feature supernatural demons and unrealistically invisible serial killers. These films include scary monsters, relatable protagonists, and intense moments that will haunt your dreams.

What are the scariest movies of 2013? The horror movies released this year included original concepts, like The Purge, crazy remakes,like Evil Dead, and bone-chilling sequels like Insidious 2. These flicks introduced new audiences to the glory of scary movies while satisfying old horror pros. Whether they were seemingly normal girls, like Carrie, or flesh-eating zombies, the villains of these horror movies are among the best of all time.

The movies featured on this list are the scariest films 2013 had to offer, for those who have always loved horror movies or were just being introduced to the genre.

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The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga star as Ed and Lorraine Warren, who were American paranormal investigators and ...more

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Evil Dead Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez Evil Dead is a 2013 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Fede Alvarez. It is the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot, a remake and as a ...more

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Insidious: Chapter 2 Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson Insidious: Chapter 2 is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. It is a sequel to 2010's Insidious and the second installment in the Insidious film series. The film stars ...more

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Mama Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash Mama is a 2013 horror film written by Neil Cross, Andres Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti and directed by Andres Muschietti.

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World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse World War Z is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof is from a screen story by ...more

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The Purge Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Adelaide Kane The Purge is a 2013 American social science fiction action horror film written and directed by James DeMonaco. It stars Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane and Max Burkholder. It is the ...more

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You're Next Sharni Vinson, Barbara Crampton, Amy Seimetz You're Next is a 2011 American independent action-horror slasher film directed by Adam Wingard, written by Simon Barrett, and starring Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, A. J. Bowen, ...more

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Movies of 2013
Carrie Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer Carrie is a 2013 American supernatural horror film. It is the third film adaptation of Stephen King's 1974 novel of the same name, though Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Screen Gems, who produced the ...more

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Dark Skies Keri Russell, J.K. Simmons, Josh Hamilton Dark Skies is a 2013 American science fiction horror film written and directed by Scott Stewart and produced by Jason Blum starring Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton and Dakota Goyo. The film was ...more

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Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Movies of 2013
Beccaphi0131 added Wrong Turn Roxanne McKee, Doug Bradley, Finn Jones Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines is a 2012 American horror film written and directed by Declan O'Brien and the fifth installment in the Wrong Turn film series. The film is a sequel to Wrong Turn 4: ...more

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This Is the End is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Movies of 2013
StacyWolfe added This Is the End Emma Watson, James Franco, Channing Tatum The comedy "This is the End" follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling ...more

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V/H/S/2 Adam Wingard, Mindy Robinson, Lawrence Michael Levine V/H/S/2 is a 2013 American anthology horror film. It features a series of found-footage shorts. It is the sequel to the film V/H/S. The sequel involves a largely different group of directors: ...more

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I Spit On Your Grave 2 Kacey Barnfield, Valentine Pelka, Joe Absolom I Spit on Your Grave 2 is a 2013 American rape and revenge horror film directed by Steven R. Monroe, who directed its predecessor, I Spit on Your Grave—which was based on Meir Zarchi's 1978 film ...more

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Warm Bodies Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco Warm Bodies is a 2013 drama horror romance film written by Jonathan Levine and Isaac Marion and directed by Jonathan Levine.

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Haunter Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, Michelle Nolden Haunter is a 2013 Canadian supernatural horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali, written by Brian King, and starring Abigail Breslin. The film premiered at the 2013 South by Southwest Film ...more

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The Last Exorcism Part II Spencer Treat Clark, Muse Watson, Julia Garner The Last Exorcism Part II is a 2013 American supernatural drama horror film co-written and directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly. It stars Ashley Bell, Julia Garner, Spencer Treat Clark, David Jensen, ...more

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Curse of Chucky is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Movies of 2013
HorrorNerd added Curse of Chucky Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Jordan Gavaris Curse of Chucky is a 2013 American horror straight-to-video film, and the sixth installment of the Child's Play franchise. The film was written and directed by Don Mancini, who created the ...more

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We Are What We Are Kelly McGillis, Odeya Rush, Kassie DePaiva We Are What We Are is a 2013 American cannibal horror film directed by Jim Mickle. It was screened at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2013 Cannes ...more

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The Demented Kayla Ewell, Richard Kohnke, Ashlee Brian

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Odd Thomas 50 Cent, Willem Dafoe, Patton Oswalt Odd Thomas is a 2013 American mystery thriller film based on Dean Koontz's novel of the same name. It is directed, written and co-produced by Stephen Sommers and stars Anton Yelchin as Odd ...more

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Dark Circles Johnathon Schaech, Pell James, Philippe Brenninkmeyer Dark Circles is a 2013 horror film starring Johnathon Schaech and Pell James.