Movies like The Evil Dead 1981

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

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 A Nightmare On Elm Street 1984

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
7.5

3 They Live 1988

Nada, a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

Ray Nelson (short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning"), John Carpenter (screenplay) (as Frank Armitage)

Country:

United States of America
7.3

4 The Devil's Rejects 2005

The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses – the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing – yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to escape the barrage of bullets unharmed. Hiding out in a backwater motel, the wanted siblings wait to rendezvous with their errant father, Captain Spaulding, killing whoever happens to stand in their way.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Crime

Director:

Rob Zombie

Writers:

Rob Zombie, Rob Zombie (characters)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.8

5 Hellraiser 1987

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover while the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Clive Barker

Writer:

Clive Barker

Country:

United Kingdom
7

6 Halloween 1978

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween Night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

John Carpenter (screenplay), Debra Hill (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.8

7 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974

When Sally hears that her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin, set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family's old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface, who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

Kim Henkel (screenplay by), Tobe Hooper (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

8 Carrie 1976

Carrie White, a shy and troubled teenage girl who is tormented by her high school peers and her fanatically religious mother, begins to use her powers of telekinesis to exact revenge upon them.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Brian De Palma

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

9 Creepshow 1982

Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

George A. Romero

Writer:

Stephen King (original screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
6.9

10 Night Of The Living Dead 1968

A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

George A. Romero

Writers:

John A. Russo (screenplay) (as John Russo), George A. Romero (screenplay) (as George Romero)

Country:

United States of America
7.9

11 Dawn Of The Dead 2004

A group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror, Action, Drama

Director:

Zack Snyder

Writers:

George A. Romero, James Gunn (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.3

12 The Return Of The Living Dead 1985

When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Dan O'Bannon

Writers:

Rudy Ricci (story), John A. Russo (story) (as John Russo) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

13 Dawn Of The Dead 1978

During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

George A. Romero

Countries:

Italy, United States of America
7.9

14 Army Of Darkness 1992

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

Director:

Sam Raimi

Writers:

Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi

Country:

United States of America
7.5

15 Evil Dead II 1987

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda's body.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy, Fantasy

Director:

Sam Raimi

Country:

United States of America
7.8

16 Re-Animator 1985

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Comedy, Horror

Director:

Stuart Gordon

Writers:

H.P. Lovecraft (story "Herbert West, Re-Animator"), Dennis Paoli (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

17 Dead Alive 1992

Four beautiful rivals at an invitation-only martial-arts tournament join forces against a sinister threat. Princess Kasumi is an aristocratic warrior trained by martial-arts masters. Tina Armstrong is a wrestling superstar. Helena Douglas is an athlete with a tragic past. Christie Allen earns her keep as a thief and an assassin-for-hire.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Thriller

Director:

Corey Yuen (as Cory Yuen)

Writers:

J.F. Lawton (screenplay), Adam Gross (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America
4.8

18 An American Werewolf In London 1981

Two American tourists in England are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

John Landis

Writer:

John Landis

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5

19 The Fly 1986

When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

David Cronenberg

Writers:

George Langelaan (short story), Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5

20 Evil Dead 2013

Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the discovery of a Book of the Dead unwittingly summon up dormant demons which possess the youngsters one-by-one.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Fede Alvarez

Writers:

Fede Alvarez (screenplay by), Rodo Sayagues (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

21 The Exorcist 1973

12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

William Friedkin

Writers:

William Peter Blatty (written for the screen by), William Peter Blatty (novel)

Country:

United States of America
8

22 Cannibal Holocaust 1980

A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who were making a film about the area's local cannibal tribes.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Ruggero Deodato

Writers:

Gianfranco Clerici (story and screenplay), Giorgio Stegani (additional dialogue: Italian version)

Country:

Italy
5.9

23 Poltergeist 1982

Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken dishes and furniture moving around by itself. However, when he realizes that something truly evil haunts his home, Steve calls in a team of parapsychologists led by Dr. Lesh to help before it's too late.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

Steven Spielberg (screenplay), Michael Grais (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

24 Trick 'r Treat 2008

Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: an everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a bitter old recluse receives an uninvited guest.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Comedy

Director:

Michael Dougherty

Country:

United States of America
6.8