There’s no shortage of summer horror movies about vacations gone awry, from Friday the 13th to Fear Street Part Two: 1978.
A well-deserved vacation can be precisely what one needs to get away from the daily grind and rediscover one’s sense of sanity after a lengthy period of stress and anxiety. Fun in the sun quickly becomes a battle for survival at Camp Crystal Lake if the vacation takes place there.
It’s disconcerting to think that even a peaceful vacation to the beach, mountains, or a log cabin in the woods may serve as a backdrop for violence. It’s not always easy to enjoy yourself.
1. Motel Hell
Not only did Norman Bates use a murderous motel, he wasn’t the only one.
A farmer and his sister run a rural motel with their famed smoked meats in this early entry into the slasher genre. When travelers learn what the mysterious substance is, mayhem breaks out.
There are gory pig heads, chainsaws, and victims being harvested for meat in this horror-comedy homage and parody of Psycho and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. At this rest stop, there will be no RnR.
2. Open Water
Open Water, a found-footage film loosely based on a true occurrence, takes Jaws’ seafaring terror and grounds it in fact.
Two divers in the middle of a feeding frenzy in an ocean with one shark is enough to make even the most experienced swimmer nervous.
They were stranded in the middle of the Australian reef for hours after their boat was accidently abandoned by the crew, and nature took its course as a horde of hungry sharks quickly ambushed the pair.
This indie film’s scariest aspect is the fact that it is based on a true story.
As a virtuoso of gore and mutilating splatter, Eli Roth is well-known forHostel.
It’s a frequent narrative to see youngsters backpacking through Europe, but when they’re introduced to an establishment that caters to its patrons’ most depraved fantasies, their trip turns into a slaughter rather than an adventure.
As the three travelers face off against a horde of sadists intent on mutilating and mauling their prey, the picture is utterly harrowing. Not everyone will be able to tolerate this superb illustration of the aforementioned cliche.
4. The Houses October Built
A crew of adventurers sets out on a cross-country journey in pursuit of the most terrifying haunted house encounter.
When they stumble onto a spooky cavern, they quickly realize they’ve gotten into more trouble than they bargained for.
Viewers get a fascinating look into the world of haunted attractions with this inventive spin on the found-footage genre. While the story is straightforward, there are plenty of jump scares to keep audiences on the edge of their seats throughout this horror road movie.
5. The Descent
In terms of monster movies, The Descent stands out as a unique specimen that doesn’t receive nearly enough acclaim. After going spelunking in an unknown cave system, a group of friends is attacked one by one by a race of bat-like creatures who are blind.
In this 2000s horror thriller, the suspense is intense as terrifying creatures wait in every dark corner. When you combine that with the outstanding special effects and the raw drama of the victims’ relationships, you have a recipe for a satisfyingly frightening encounter. To put it simply, the Descent reveals that there are many reasons to be terrified of the night.
6. The Strangers: Prey At Night
In the middle of the night, a family takes a vacation to an aunt and uncle’s trailer park, where they are quickly attacked by three strange intruders. This grisly getaway is a return to form for a slow-burning serial, a blend of house invasion and classic slasher flick.
Slasher sequel The Strangers 2 is a departure from the original, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a bad thing. Even if the masked assassins are still up to their old tricks, it is interesting to watch how they might adapt to a larger setting.
While visiting New Orleans, the group of tourists encounter a haunted house that is cursed and inhabited by Victor Crowley’s evil spirit, which they encounter when they engage on a ghost tour that goes horribly wrong. If you’re looking for a classic horror movie experience, this is a great choice.
There is usually a spooky vibe to rural areas in the South, especially swamps and bayous where there is little light and many unseen critters prowling. It’s unlikely that the cast will encounter anything more difficult than an ax-wielding psychopath played by Kane Hodder.
8. The Cabin In The Woods
The Cabin in the Woods, a perennial favorite among horror fans, takes its cues from classics like Evil Dead and uses it to create the ultimate ode to the genre. An old house filled with eerie creatures, a group of teenagers, and an even creepier house beneath them all. A wonderful horror chance, that’s what we’ve got here.
This isn’t the most traditional horror film on the list, but it’s one that’s well worth watching more than once. Slasher movies have long been a staple of popular culture, but this film is a modern classic with more than a few references to the viewer.
9. Fear Street Part Two: 1978
Aside from isolated wildernesses and frightening cabins, summer camps are a popular location for horror films as well. Fear Street Part Two: 1978 is the second installment in a modern slasher series that will stand alongside classics likeScreamandIt, based on Friday the 13th and Cropsey.
Fear Street’sShadyside history is explored in this sequel to the Camp Nightwing Massacre in which the curse of Sarah Fier is more understood and its repercussions are carried to a new horrible level. A night of murder and mayhem ensues, and no one is safe, not even the children.
10. Friday The 13th
Friday the 13th is, of course, an essential part of any list of vacation horror flicks.
The entire series centres around Jason Voorhees chopping up numerous victims that disturb his stomping grounds at Camp Crystal Lake in a variety of inventive ways.
In the forest, a hockey mask-wearing madman is an easy way to ruin the fun of a relaxing weekend away. It does, however, contribute to Jason’s popularity among gore-lovers everywhere.