September 11, 2015

The Best of… Backwoods Horror!

Backwoods Horror movies come in many different varieties, but being chased through the woods by inbred, homicidal maniacs is definitely at the core of this tried and true sub-genre. Of course sometimes it can be Neo-Nazis doing the chasing, or maybe even a monster; and sometimes the action takes place on a mountain or even in a single cabin; but there are always somehow woods involved. They kinda have to be.

No matter the setting or menace though, Backwoods Horror is wildly compelling, because who doesn't fear being lost in the boonies while death is breathing down your neck?

  • There are plenty of Slasher flicks that are technically Backwoods Horror, but we didn't include them here because they got their own list, and there are plenty true Backwoods Horror movies out there that deserve the attention.
  • When it comes to Backwoods Horror flicks, we implore you to check out some of the lesser known titles like Frontiere(s), Rabies, or Rovdyr, if you're looking for something "new" and a bit different.
  • Also, don't sleep on The Tourist Trap. Truly creepy stuff.

If you're in the mood for a truly quality Backwoods Horror flick, any of the movies in our Top Six will do you right. For our money, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Wolf Creek are probably the best of them, but then again they all bring their own unique and terrifying vision to the Backwoods Sub-Genre, so enjoy them all!

Top 6FrontieresHills Have EyesTexas chainsaw MassacreTourist TrapWolf CreekWrong Turn
Below are the rest of our 30 Best Backwoods Horror flicks, and of course, a few Honorable Mentions thrown in for good measure. Keep in mind that no "Best of" list is ever perfect, but merely a solid starting point for anyone looking to watch some great flicks. 

*Most of the links go to Amazon so that you can stream or grab yourself a copy of the movies; our review of the movie (when applicable); or in the case of some of the older & more obscure titles, IMDB, because they simply aren't available to stream or purchase.

Cabin FeverCalvaireCottageCubDeliveranceDevils RejectsDying BreedEden LakeFrightmareHigh LaneHillsHouse of 1000I Spit 1979I Spit on Your Grave remakeJust Before DawnMotel HellRabiesRovdyrSeveranceSouthern ComfortTexas Chainsaw 2TexasTexas Chainsaw the BeginningTucker and DaleHonorableA Lonely Place to DieBackwoodsEaten AliveFortressJug FaceSheitan

10 comments :

  1. You hit the nail on the head(or head with a hammer) with Frontiere(s). I dwell in the deep south and was pleased to see the rest of the world has mutant /redneck/ inbred cannibals. We do have a Piggly Wiggly here though.

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    1. We have kin down there, so we agree 100%

      We prefer Winn Dixie though.

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    2. THANK YOU!
      Great work...For this ultimate horror site!

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  2. Sheitan goes up to the tippy top list. :)

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    1. Noooooooooooo!

      The only way I can rationalise the existence of this P.O.S. is that it's some sort of meta-torture porn flick, with the victim those suckers (like me) who paid to watch.

      By the end I was bleeding from the metaphorical arse - but not in a good way. ("There's a 'good way' to bleed from the arse?" you ask? Probably not, but that just shows how irrational I get at the thought of Shitan)

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  3. This list doesn't have wrong turn 2 really but u have the piece of shit first one

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    1. The first one was the best "movie" of the series. 2 and 4 were fun additions, the rest were shit.

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    2. Really how can u say that the first one felt like a pg 13 horror film where the second one had balls

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  4. Hunter's Blood(1986) deserves a spot on this list since it's the most believable plot out of all these films and the movie has everything a fan of the backwoods could ask for.

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