Movies like Dread 2009

Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.

If you already watched and love Dread, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Dread.

1 Cabin Fever 2002

A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Eli Roth

Country:

United States of America
5.7

2 Shrooms 2007

A group of American teens comes Ireland to visit an Irish school friend who takes them on a camping trip in search of the local, fabled magic mushrooms. When the hallucinations start taking hold, the panicked friends are attacked by ghostly creatures; never able to determine if they are experiencing gruesome reality or startling delirium.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Paddy Breathnach

Writer:

Pearse Elliott

Countries:

Ireland, United Kingdom, Denmark
4.7

3 Grave Encounters 2011

A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror

Directors:

Colin Minihan (as The Vicious Brothers), Stuart Ortiz (as The Vicious Brothers) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

The Vicious Brothers, Stuart Ortiz (as The Vicious Brothers) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.1

4 The Collection 2012

Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena's wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector's booby trapped warehouse and save Elena.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Marcus Dunstan

Country:

United States of America
6.1

5 V/h/s 2012

When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror

Writers:

Brad Miska (concept), Simon Barrett | 10 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.8

6 Deadgirl 2008

When high school misfits Rickie and JT decide to ditch school and find themselves lost in the crumbling facility of a nearby abandoned hospital, they come face-to-face with a gruesome discovery: a body of a woman stripped naked, chained to a table and covered in plastic and soon realize she is anything but dead. Quickly the boys find themselves embarking on a twisted yet poignant journey testing the limits of their friendship, and forces both to decide just how far they're willing to stretch their understanding of right and wrong.

Genres:

Romance, Horror, Thriller

Directors:

Marcel Sarmiento, Gadi Harel (co-director)

Writer:

Trent Haaga

Country:

United States of America
5.6

7 The Loved Ones 2009

Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king -- whether he likes it or not. THE LOVED ONES is what happens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes...

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Sean Byrne

Writer:

Sean Byrne

Country:

Australia
6.7

8 The Midnight Meat Train 2008

The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she analyzes Leon's work and asks him to improve the quality of his photos. During the night, the upset Leon decides to wander on the streets taking pictures with his camera, and he follows three punks down to the subway station; when the gang attacks a young woman, Leon defends her and the guys move on. On the next morning, Leon discovers that the woman is missing. He goes to the police station, but Detective Lynn Hadley does not give much attention to him and discredits his statement. Leon becomes obsessed to find what happened with the stranger and he watches the subway station. When he sees the elegant butcher Mahogany in the train, Leon believes he might be a murderer and stalks him everywhere, in the beginning of his journey to the darkness.

Genres:

Mystery, Horror

Director:

Ryûhei Kitamura

Writers:

Jeff Buhler (screenplay), Clive Barker (short story "The Midnight Meat Train")

Country:

United States of America
6.1

9 The Shrine 2010

A group of young journalists investigate a cult said to practice human sacrifice, but their ambitious ways may lead them to becoming the cult's next victims.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Jon Knautz

Country:

Canada
5.5

10 The Poughkeepsie Tapes 2007

When hundreds of videotapes showing torture, murder and dismemberment are found in an abandoned house, they reveal a serial killer's decade-long reign of terror and become the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives have ever seen.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

John Erick Dowdle

Writers:

Drew Dowdle (story), John Erick Dowdle

Country:

United States of America
6.1

11 Let Me In 2010

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. A remake of the movie “Let The Right One In” which was an adaptation of a book.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Mystery

Director:

Matt Reeves

Writers:

Matt Reeves (screenplay), John Ajvide Lindqvist (screenplay "Låt den rätte komma in") | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.1

12 Maniac 2012

As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Franck Khalfoun

Writers:

Alexandre Aja (screenplay), Grégory Levasseur (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, United States of America
6.1

13 The Bay 2012

Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been told—until now. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a reporter has emerged with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak. Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened, The Bay unfolds over 24 hours through people's iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, webcams, and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge. What follows is a nerve-shredding tale of a small town plunged into absolute terror.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writers:

Michael Wallach (screenplay by), Barry Levinson (story by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.6

14 American Mary 2012

A young medical student struggling to pay tuition is drawn into the shady world of underground body-modification.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Directors:

Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska

Country:

Canada
6.3

15 Martyrs 2008

A young woman’s quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tortured her as a child leads her and her best friend, also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Genres:

Horror, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Pascal Laugier

Writer:

Pascal Laugier

Countries:

Canada, France
7.1

16 The Woman 2011

A lawyer puts his family in jeopardy when he captures the last member of a violent clan and tries to forcibly tame her.

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Director:

Lucky McKee

Country:

United States of America
6

17 Chained 2012

A serial killer kidnaps a young boy after murdering his mother, then raises him to be his accomplice. After years in captivity, the boy must choose between escaping or following in his captor's bloody footprints.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Jennifer Lynch

Writers:

Damian O'Donnell (based on a screenplay by), Jennifer Lynch (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

18 Excision 2012

Alienated teen Pauline struggles with the pressures of fitting into high school, pleasing her mother and a burning desire to lose her virginity. With a grotesque curiosity for the darker side of life, Pauline is considered a social outcast by everyone around her. Enticed by flesh, she retreats into her own fantasies and hopes to become a great surgeon - that is, if she doesn't go insane first.

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Director:

Richard Bates Jr.

Country:

United States of America
6.1

19 Contracted 2013

A young girl contracts what she thinks is a sexually-transmitted disease - but is actually something much worse.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Eric England

Writer:

Eric England

Country:

United States of America
5.3

20 Evidence 2013

Detectives use clues from various recording devices to piece together events surrounding a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Olatunde Osunsanmi

Writer:

John Swetnam

Country:

United States of America
5.4

21 Devil's Pass 2013

Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.

Genres:

Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writer:

Vikram Weet

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America, Russia
5.7

22 Seconds Apart 2011

Seth and Jonah are twins with a dangerous ability: telekinesis. Things start to spiral out of control as their classmates die in twisted and bizarre ways. Jealousy begins to divide them and soon they can no longer trust each other, leading up to a horrific battle against themselves.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Antonio Negret

Writer:

George Richards

Country:

United States of America
5.7

23 Don 2010

This gripping documentary follows the trial of Issa Sesay, a leader in Sierra Leone's civil war who stands accused of crimes against humanity. Can the trial of one man uncover the truth of a traumatic past?

Genres:

Crime, Documentary

Country:

United States of America
7.2