Summer Horror Movies

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Summer Horror Movies

Many directors have talked about Summer Horror Movies. Here are 14 of the top ones.

Jaws (1975)

Jaws
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary
Rated PG

Jaws is a 1975 suspense/thriller directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie stars Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw as a trio of unlikely allies who are forced to band together to battle a great white shark that has been terrorizing the small island community of Amity. Chief Martin Brody (Scheider) is the first to suspect the shark is responsible for the deaths of several swimmers, however the mayor refuses to close the beaches. With help from oceanographer Matt Hooper (Dreyfuss) and professional shark hunter Quint (Shaw), the men embark on an intense battle against the apex predator. In the end, they manage to kill the shark and save the islanders from its menace.

Deliverance (1972)

Deliverance
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From John Boorman, starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox
Rated R

Deliverance is a 1972 American thriller film directed by John Boorman and adapted from the novel of the same name by James Dickey. It tells the story of four city dwellers in the rural Southern United States who embark on a weekend canoe trip and soon find themselves in a fight for their lives. After their guide abandons them, they are soon confronted by a pair of violent and menacing locals, as well as the natural dangers of the wilderness. The film stars Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox. The film is noted for its shocking and suspenseful nature, as well as the Academy Award-nominated score by composer Aaron Copland. It was a box office success, grossing over $45 million against a budget of $4 million, and was critically acclaimed upon its release. It has since gained cult status and is often cited as one of the greatest films of all time.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Tobe Hooper, starring Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain
Rated R

The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker
Rated NC-17

The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

The Cabin in the Woods
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Drew Goddard, starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz
Rated R

Eden Lake (2008)

Eden Lake
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From James Watkins, starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O'Connell
Rated R

Friday the 13th (1980)

Friday the 13th
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Sean S. Cunningham, starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan
Rated R

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

The Hills Have Eyes
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Wes Craven, starring Susan Lanier, Robert Houston, John Steadman, Janus Blythe
Rated R

The Burning (1981)

The Burning
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Tony Maylam, starring Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua
Rated R

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Sleepaway Camp
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Robert Hiltzik, starring Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet
Rated R

The Ruins (2008)

The Ruins
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Carter Smith, starring Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Jonathan Tucker, Laura Ramsey
Rated R

I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

I Know What You Did Last Summer
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From Jim Gillespie, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche, Ryan Phillippe
Rated R

Cabin Fever (2002)

Cabin Fever
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Eli Roth, starring Jordan Ladd, Rider Strong, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent
Rated R

Turistas (2006)

Turistas
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From John Stockwell, starring Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, Olivia Wilde, Desmond Askew
Rated R

 



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