schools The Scariest Movies Set in Schools  

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List Rules Scary movies that are set in a school.

What is it about a scary school movie that appeals to movie goers? What is it about the thought of a killer psychopath on the hunt for human lives that makes our adrenaline go up and leaves us asking for more? This list features the absolute scariest movies set in a school, ranked by users and movie lovers as the absolute scariest.

Who doesn’t shudder (and laugh in between) at the thought of a ruthless, brutal killer messing with a bunch of high school students? And who doesn’t love the mystery of feeling like you can trust your closest friends, only to find that they are secretly planning on killing you? There are many, but what are the scariest movies set in a school?

This list has the scariest movies set in schools, including: Scream, Urban Legend, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Carrie, The Craft, and Faculty. Vote up your favorite scary school movie below, or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Schools
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Movies Set in Schools
Christopher Shultz added A Nightmare on Elm Street Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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Final Destination Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

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I Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

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dee123 added Scream 2 Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham

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Urban Legend Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

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Jeepers Creepers 2 Justin Long, Nicki Aycox, Ray Wise

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Elise Hennigan added Carrie Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer

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The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

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The Craft Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney, Christine Taylor

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StacyWolfe added Village of the Damned George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn

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Fear Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano, Mark Wahlberg

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StacyWolfe added Prom Night Jamie Lee Curtis, Brittany Snow, Leslie Nielsen

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StacyWolfe added Final Destination 3 Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Cory Monteith, Tony Todd

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Scream 4 Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox

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Ginger Snaps Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

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Prom Night Idris Elba, Brittany Snow, Jana Kramer

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Freddy vs. Jason Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

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StacyWolfe added Black Christmas Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

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Jennifer's Body Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Chris Pratt

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Christopher Shultz added Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams

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StacyWolfe added When a Stranger Calls Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rachel Roberts

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StacyWolfe added When a Stranger Calls Back Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Jill Schoelen

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Disturbing Behavior Katie Holmes, James Marsden, Nick Stahl

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Trick or Treat Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, Doug Savant

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April Fool's Day Deborah Foreman, Thomas F. Wilson, Ken Olandt

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Black Christmas Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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When a Stranger Calls Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy, Tessa Thompson

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StacyWolfe added Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed Tatiana Maslany, Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins

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dee123 added Night of the Creeps David Paymer, Dick Miller, Tom Atkins

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Christopher Shultz added The Class of Nuke 'Em High Robert Prichard, R. L. Ryan, Jennifer Prichard

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Village of the Damned Kirstie Alley, Mark Hamill, Christopher Reeve

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Child’s Play 3

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dee123 added Dance of the Dead Carrie Keagan, Laura Slade Wiggins, Lucas Till

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The Rage: Carrie 2 Mena Suvari, Zachery Ty Bryan, Rachel Blanchard

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Cry Wolf Jon Bon Jovi, Jared Padalecki, Lindy Booth

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StacyWolfe added Ginger Snaps Back: the Beginning

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Cherry Falls Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr, Michael Biehn

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dee123 added Detention Josh Hutchersonm, Dane Cook, Ron Jeremy

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StacyWolfe added The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Emily Osment, Tobin Bell, Cody Linley