the best Forest Horror movies of all times

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1. Black Water (2007)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia

Directors: David Nerlich, Andrew Traucki | Stars: Diana Glenn, Maeve Dermody, Andy Rodoreda, Ben Oxenbould

Votes: 11,853

2. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery

81 Metascore

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffin

Votes: 216,646 | Gross: $140.54M

3. Predator (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 345,779 | Gross: $59.74M

4. Wrong Turn (I) (2003)

R | 84 min | Horror

32 Metascore

Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding."

Director: Rob Schmidt | Stars: Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Desmond Harrington

Votes: 101,351 | Gross: $15.42M

5. Eden Lake (2008)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

65 Metascore

Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.

Director: James Watkins | Stars: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O'Connell

Votes: 70,253 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Blair Witch (2016)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

47 Metascore

After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott

Votes: 36,998 | Gross: $20.78M

7. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

R | 95 min | Horror

72 Metascore

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 339,215 | Gross: $42.07M

8. The Forest (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

34 Metascore

A woman goes into Japan's Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.

Director: Jason Zada | Stars: Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken, Stephanie Vogt, Osamu Tanpopo

Votes: 36,484 | Gross: $26.58M

9. The Ritual (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

57 Metascore

A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.

Director: David Bruckner | Stars: Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, Sam Troughton

Votes: 55,773

10. The Sea of Trees (2015)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

23 Metascore

A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Ken Watanabe, Ryoko Seta

Votes: 11,538 | Gross: $0.02M

11. The Hallow (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror

65 Metascore

A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.

Director: Corin Hardy | Stars: Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, Michael Smiley

Votes: 13,893 | Gross: $0.01M

12. In Fear (I) (2013)

R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

66 Metascore

Driving to a music festival in Ireland, a new couple become lost and are then set upon by a tormentor with an unknown motive.

Director: Jeremy Lovering | Stars: Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert, Allen Leech

Votes: 8,086

13. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

33 Metascore

After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Peter Barton, Kimberly Beck

Votes: 39,059 | Gross: $32.98M

14. The Witch (2015)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

83 Metascore

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings

Votes: 155,104 | Gross: $25.14M

15. Dark Was the Night (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

40 Metascore

An evil is unleashed in a small town when a logging company sets up shop in the neighboring woods.

Director: Jack Heller | Stars: Kevin Durand, Lukas Haas, Bianca Kajlich, Nick Damici

Votes: 7,655

16. Backcountry (I) (2014)

R | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

62 Metascore

An urban couple go camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a predatory black bear.

Director: Adam MacDonald | Stars: Jeff Roop, Missy Peregrym, Nicholas Campbell, Eric Balfour

Votes: 15,914

17. Predators (2010)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

51 Metascore

A group of elite warriors parachute into an unfamiliar jungle and are hunted by members of a merciless alien race.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Adrien Brody, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, Alice Braga

Votes: 200,096 | Gross: $52.00M

18. Open Grave (2013)

R | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

33 Metascore

A man wakes up in the wilderness, in a pit full of dead bodies, with no memory and must determine if the murderer is one of the strangers who rescued him, or if he himself is the killer.

Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Thomas Kretschmann, Josie Ho, Joseph Morgan

Votes: 25,602

19. Friday the 13th (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

22 Metascore

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

Votes: 105,787 | Gross: $39.75M

20. The Dark (I) (2018)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

52 Metascore

An undead teenage girl befriends a blind boy that she meets in a forest she haunts and hunts in. Both have been victims of unimaginable abuse, and each finds solace in the other. There may be a chance of light at the end of their tunnel, but it will come with a body count.

Director: Justin P. Lange | Stars: Nadia Alexander, Toby Nichols, Karl Markovics, Sarah Murphy-Dyson

Votes: 3,002

21. The Grey (2011)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

64 Metascore

After their plane crashes in Alaska, six oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Dallas Roberts

Votes: 229,042 | Gross: $51.58M

22. The Monster (2016)

R | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

69 Metascore

A mother and daughter must confront a terrifying monster when they break down on a deserted road.

Director: Bryan Bertino | Stars: Zoe Kazan, Ella Ballentine, Aaron Douglas, Christine Ebadi

Votes: 13,546

23. Friday the 13th (2009)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

34 Metascore

A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears, Danielle Panabaker

Votes: 89,383 | Gross: $65.00M

24. Monsters (2010)

R | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

63 Metascore

Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the U.S. border.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides, Annalee Jefferies

Votes: 84,421 | Gross: $0.24M

25. Trollhunter (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

61 Metascore

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.

Director: André Øvredal | Stars: Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Nærum, Glenn Erland Tosterud

Votes: 63,585 | Gross: $0.25M

26. The Green Inferno (2013)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror

38 Metascore

A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton

Votes: 33,369 | Gross: $7.19M

27. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

65 Metascore

Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students.

Director: Eli Craig | Stars: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss

Votes: 154,035 | Gross: $0.22M

28. Dead End (I) (2003)

R | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.

Directors: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa | Stars: Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Mick Cain, Alexandra Holden

Votes: 23,657

29. Swamp Thing (1982)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, David Hess

Votes: 11,813

30. Boar (II) (2017)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

In the harsh, yet beautiful Australian outback lives a beast, an animal of staggering size, with a ruthless, driving need for blood and destruction. It cares for none, defends its territory with brutal force, and kills with a raw, animalistic savagery unlike any have seen before.

Director: Chris Sun | Stars: Nathan Jones, Bill Moseley, John Jarratt, Steve Bisley

Votes: 1,577

31. Slave of the Cannibal God (1978)

99 min | Adventure, Horror

A girl and her brother fly to New Guinea to look for a lost expedition, led by her husband, which has vanished in the great jungle.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Ursula Andress, Stacy Keach, Claudio Cassinelli, Antonio Marsina

Votes: 3,395



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