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The Ultimate List Of Suspenseful, Slasher Horror Movies Like Scream

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If you’re a fan of horror movies, then you’re definitely familiar with the Scream franchise. The 1996 slasher flick was a game-changer for the genre and spawned many sequels over the next decade. But what do you do if you’ve seen all the Scream movies and are looking for something similar? Never fear, we’re here to help.

Below is a list of the best horror movies that are similar to Scream. Some are classic slashers, while others take a more psychological approach. But all of them will keep you on the edge of your seat. So dim the lights, pop some popcorn, and enjoy!

1.  Happy Death Day

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Happy Death Day Movie Description

Every day, Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) wakes up in the bed of fellow student Carter (Israel Broussard). She becomes convinced that she has lived through this day before, and that’s when a ruthless masked killer appears and takes her life.

However, each time she dies, she wakes up in Carter’s bed again. Tree must now relive the same day over and over again until she uncovers who continues to murder her.

2.  Identity

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Identity Movie Description

Ten people are stranded at a motel during a storm. Soon they realize that a serial killer is also staying at the motel and picking them off one by one. They must work together to figure out who the killer is before it’s too late.

3.  Candyman

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Candyman Movie Description

When Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) starts investigating local superstitions, she quickly learns that pursuing this topic can be dangerous.

Stories of the Candyman, a fearsome legend responsible for recent gruesome murders, fill her head. As strange things start happening to Helen, she begins to fear that the legend may be real.

4.  Black Christmas

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Black Christmas Movie Description

As the students of Hawthorne College head home for the Christmas holidays, a cloaked figure begins terrorizing the campus, leaving a bloody trail in its wake.

Riley and her friends refuse to become victims and decide to fight back against the killer.

5.  Halloween

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Halloween Movie Description

In 1963, on Halloween night, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally murdered his seventeen-year-old sister Judith. For his terrible crime, he was sentenced and locked away for fifteen years.

But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred to court, twenty-one-year-old Michael Myers escaped from Smith’s Grove. He returns to his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois where he begins to stalk his next victims.

6.  Se7en

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Se7en Movie Description

As Detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) begins his final case before retirement, he realizes that he and his new partner David Mills (Brad Pitt) are up against a serial killer.

Each murder that is committed represents one of the seven deadly sins. Gaining confidence, the murderer begins playing games with the detectives. Will one of them crack under the pressure?

7.  Saw

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Saw Movie Description

Two men, Adam Stanheight (Leigh Whannell) and Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) regain consciousness in a filthy bathroom.

They quickly realize that they have been chained to pipes by a sadistic serial killer known as “Jigsaw”. In order to survive, they must try to complete his perverse and deadly puzzle. As they try to figure out what to do, flashbacks reveal the fates of Jigsaw’s previous victims.

8.  Triangle

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Triangle Movie Description

After a yacht chartered by Jess (Melissa George) and her friends is caught in a deadly storm, they are forced to board a passing ship.

Strange and unexplainable things begin happening on this ship almost immediately, and Jess soon realizes that she has been there before. It isn’t long before it becomes clear that they are not alone, and whatever is hunting them will continue to do so until everyone is gone.

9.  Final Destination

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Final Destination Movie Description

When Alex Browning has a premonition of an airplane explosion, he freaks out and causes the other passengers to disembark.

Unfortunately for the passengers who didn’t flee, their plane does in fact explode mid-air. Death pursues the remaining survivors one by one, and they all eventually meet their maker.

10.  Detention

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Detention Movie Description

In an undisclosed location, a group of students joins an underground book club hosted by their counselor.

One day, the counselor suddenly disappears, and the student’s search for him leads them to a realm overrun by ghosts and spirits.

11.  The Cabin in the Woods

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The Cabin In The Woods Movie Description

When four friends go on a vacation to a remote cabin, they have no idea what is in store for them.

Soon after arriving, they are attacked by zombie-like beings and start to suffer injuries and die. The remaining friends must band together if any of them want to escape the horrors of the cabin.

12.  You're Next

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You’re Next Movie Description

The Davisons are an estranged family of wealthy individuals. In an effort to mend relationships, they have all gathered at the family’s weekend estate.

However, things quickly take a turn for the worse when a crossbow-wielding killer begins attacking them. If they want any chance of survival, they must find a way to work together and survive the night.

13.  A Nightmare on Elm Street

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A Nightmare On Elm Street Movie Description

A group of Midwestern teenagers becomes the next victims of Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a deformed murderer who hunts his victims down in their dreams.

Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) starts to think that a big secret hidden by her and her friends’ parents might be the key to understanding the mystery. Can Nancy and Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it’s too late?

14.  I Know What You Did Last Summer

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I Know What You Did Last Summer Movie Description

After a fisherman is hit by a car and his body dumped in the water, four friends reconvene when Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) receives a frightening letter informing her that their crime was seen.

Barry (Ryan Phillippe), while pursuing who he believes is responsible for the note, is then run over by a man carrying a meat hook. The bloodshed only gets worse from there as the killer with the hook continues to stalk Julie, Helen (Sarah Michelle Gellar), and Ray (Freddie Prinze Jr.).

15.  Friday the 13th

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Friday The 13th Movie Description

In a wooded area not far from Crystal Lake, a group of young counselors decides to set up a summer camp, despite warnings from the superstitious locals.

Soon, they find themselves stalked by a brutal killer, and as they’re slashed, shot, and stabbed, they struggle to stay alive against a merciless opponent.

16.  Cherry Falls

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Cherry Falls Movie Description

The sheriff of a small town discovers a serial killer is on the loose. The killer only targets virgins, male and female, so the deaths cause panic among high school students.

The sheriff’s daughter is among the potential victims and she has yet to sleep with her boyfriend. Can he stop the killer before he goes after his daughter?

17.  Valentine

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Valentine Movie Description

Florals, sweets, notes, and presents fill the oxygen on Valentine’s Day as people around the world express their adoration for one another.

Amongst those desperately seeking love are five girlfriends: Kate (Marley Shelton), Paige (Denise Richards), Dorothy (Jessica Capshaw), Lily (Jessica Cauffiel), and Shelly (Katherine Heigl). Will this be the year that Cupid finally strikes?

18.  My Bloody Valentine

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My Bloody Valentine Movie Description

Tom Hanniger (Jensen Ackles) returns to his hometown, Harmony, which is still reeling from an accident he caused ten years ago that left five men dead and another, Harry Warden, in a coma. A year after the incident, on Valentine’s Day, 22 people were killed with a pickaxe by Harry Warden after waking up and before dying.

Now Tom is back and being haunted not only by his past but also by reports of a pickaxe-wielding killer in a miner’s mask who may be the ghost of Harry coming to claim Tom and those close to him.

19.  Prom Night

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Prom Night Movie Description

Four high school students who killed a young girl in a bullying incident years ago are being murdered, one by one. The kids are consumed with guilt and have kept their involvement a secret.

But when they start being killed off, one by one, it becomes clear that someone knows the truth. Kim Hammond, the dead girl’s sister, and former prom queen is also coping with the past.

Movies Like Scream (Honorable Mentions)

While our top picks for movies like Scream are sure to have you jumping out of your seat, we also wanted to give a few honorable mentions a shoutout. These films may not have made the cut as our top choices, but they still offer plenty of scares and suspense for horror fans to enjoy.

Whether you’re in the mood for a slasher flick or a supernatural thriller, these honorable mentions have got you covered. So if you’ve already watched through our top picks and are still hungry for more terror, be sure to give these movies a watch.

  • Fear Street (2021)
  • Urban Legend (1998)
  • Jennifer’s Body (2009)
  • The Strangers (2008)
  • Child’s Play (1988)

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