The Holidays Can Be Scary, So Can Their Moviesby urbanemovies | created - 28 Nov 2018 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Which of these holiday horror movies* set against the backdrop of an international or national celebration is your favorite? * Limit one holiday movie answer option per franchise with 10,000+ IMDb votes and a 4.0+ IMDb rating.
Scope: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Election Day, Halloween, Veterans Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, May Day, Easter, April Fools' Day, Mardi Gras, Saint Patrick's, Day, Presidents Day, Valentine's Day, New Year's Day or Eve, Etc.
Discuss the topic here.
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1. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Thriller
When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.
Votes: 545,379 | Gross: $260.00M
Fourth of July
2. Halloween (1978)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 234,156 | Gross: $47.00M
3. Gremlins (1984)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Votes: 200,793 | Gross: $148.17M
4. The Purge: Election Year (2016)
R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.
Votes: 90,534 | Gross: $79.21M
5. The Wicker Man (1973)
R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A puritan Police Sergeant arrives in a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the locals claim never existed.
Votes: 70,640 | Gross: $0.06M
6. Krampus (I) (2015)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A boy who has a bad Christmas accidentally summons a festive demon to his family home.
Votes: 64,735 | Gross: $42.59M
7. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery
Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.
Votes: 134,190 | Gross: $72.59M
Fourth of July
8. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.
Votes: 18,591 | Gross: $5.67M
Remake:My Bloody Valentine (2009)
9. Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.
Votes: 10,902 | Gross: $0.55M
10. April Fool's Day (1986)
R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery
Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend, but nothing is as it seems.
Votes: 14,597 | Gross: $12.95M
April Fools' Day
Remake: April Fool's Day (2008)
11. Trick 'r Treat (2007)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror
Five 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 guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.
12. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller
Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.
Votes: 13,861 | Gross: $2.49M
13. Final Destination 3 (2006)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Horror
Six years after students cheated death, another teen has a premonition she and her friends will be involved in an accident. When the vision proves true, the student and survivors deal with the repercussions of cheating the Grim Reaper.
Votes: 131,420 | Gross: $54.10M
Fourth of July
14. Mother's Day (I) (2010)
R | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
The sadistic members of a villainous family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests.
Original: Mother's Day (1980)
15. Black Christmas (1974)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.
Votes: 34,620 | Gross: $4.05M
16. The Children (2008)
R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents.
New Years Eve
17. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.
Votes: 54,883 | Gross: $14.24M
Fourth of July
18. Better Watch Out (II) (2016)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it's far from a normal home invasion.
Votes: 32,309 | Gross: $0.02M
19. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery
During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.
Votes: 33,973 | Gross: $0.23M
20. Valentine (2001)
R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Votes: 25,749 | Gross: $20.38M
21. Rare Exports (2010)
R | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 meters deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up. This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.
Votes: 27,007 | Gross: $0.26M
22. Creepshow (1982)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
An anthology which tells five terrifying tales inspired by the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.
Votes: 42,628 | Gross: $21.03M
Father's Day segment
23. Tales from the Crypt (1972)
PG | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper, receive visions of how they will die.
Votes: 10,012 | Gross: $1.70M
Christmas and Valentine's segments
24. P2 (2007)
R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.
Votes: 32,025 | Gross: $3.99M
25. Dead Snow (2009)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.
Votes: 64,278 | Gross: $0.04M
26. Midsommar (2019)
R | 148 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A couple travels to Scandinavia to visit a rural hometown's fabled Swedish mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Votes: 206,153 | Gross: $27.33M
added 26 December 2020