Horror: Desert/Desert-Like Terrain

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1. Dark Mountain (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In March of 2011, three filmmakers disappeared in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona while documenting their search for the Lost Dutchman mine. Their bodies were never found... but their camera was.

Director: Tara Anaïse | Stars: Ron Eagle D'Andre II, Adam Haley, Sage Howard, George E. Johnston

Votes: 824

2. Dust Devil (1992)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.

Director: Richard Stanley | Stars: Robert John Burke, Chelsea Field, Zakes Mokae, John Matshikiza

Votes: 5,160

3. Feast (2005)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

43 Metascore

Patrons locked inside a bar are forced to fight monsters.

Director: John Gulager | Stars: Navi Rawat, Krista Allen, Balthazar Getty, Judah Friedlander

Votes: 30,662 | Gross: $0.05M

4. 2Survive (2015)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A desert survival reality show goes horribly wrong.

Director: Tom Seidman | Stars: Sam Bearpaw, Madison Brightwell, Jonathan Camp, Erik Estrada

Votes: 226

5. Gone (VI) (2006)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Romantic English couple meets a disarming American psychopath while vacationing in Australia.

Director: Ringan Ledwidge | Stars: Shaun Evans, Scott Mechlowicz, Yvonne Strahovski, Victoria Thaine

Votes: 4,073

6. Road Kill (2010)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

A supernatural thriller about a group of teenagers menaced by a driver-less train in the Australian outback.

Director: Dean Francis | Stars: Bob Morley, Sophie Lowe, Georgina Haig, Xavier Samuel

Votes: 3,679

7. Unearthed (2007)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An unknown creature terrorizes an archeological dig in the middle of a desolate New Mexico town.

Director: Matthew Leutwyler | Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Luke Goss, Beau Garrett, Deborah Offner

Votes: 3,701

8. Borderland (2007)

R | 105 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

On a trip to a Mexican border town, three college friends stumble upon a human-sacrifice cult.

Director: Zev Berman | Stars: Brian Presley, Jake Muxworthy, Rider Strong, Beto Cuevas

Votes: 9,871

9. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

R | 107 min | Horror, Thriller

52 Metascore

A family falls victim to a group of mutated cannibals in a desert far away from civilization.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Dan Byrd, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 163,735 | Gross: $41.78M

10. The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

32 Metascore

A group of National Guard trainees find themselves battling against a vicious group of mutants on their last day of training in the desert.

Director: Martin Weisz | Stars: Daniella Alonso, Jacob Vargas, Michael Bailey Smith, Cécile Breccia

Votes: 62,357 | Gross: $20.80M

11. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

64 Metascore

On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Susan Lanier, Robert Houston, John Steadman, Janus Blythe

Votes: 32,510 | Gross: $25.00M

12. Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Western

72 Metascore

In the dying days of the old west, an elderly sheriff and his posse set out to rescue their town's doctor from cannibalistic cave dwellers.

Director: S. Craig Zahler | Stars: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 92,864

13. 9 Miles Down (2009)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A security expert is sent to a remote scientific camp to investigate strange things that are happening.

Director: Anthony Waller | Stars: Adrian Paul, Amanda Douge, Anthony Waller, Caroline Couret-Delegue

Votes: 3,546

14. Lost Lake (2012)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

A young couple travels to a deserted town to try and find their mysterious uncle, only to discover that ghosts are real and very dangerous.

Director: Marcus Nash | Stars: Ezra Buzzington, Katie Keene, John Shartzer, Pat McNeely

Votes: 332

15. Southbound (2015)

R | 89 min | Horror

58 Metascore

Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.

Directors: Roxanne Benjamin, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Patrick Horvath, Justin Martinez, Radio Silence, Chad Villella | Stars: Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Kristina Pesic, Fabianne Therese

Votes: 17,942 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

44 Metascore

The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Philippe Klaus

Votes: 19,103

17. Wolf Creek (2005)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged inside a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, John Jarratt

Votes: 70,034 | Gross: $16.19M

18. The Objective (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

26 Metascore

A military special operations team, led by a CIA case officer, are on a mission in the harsh and hostile terrain of Afghanistan where they find themselves in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil.

Director: Daniel Myrick | Stars: Jonas Ball, Matthew R. Anderson, Jon Huertas, Michael C. Williams

Votes: 8,002 | Gross: $2.25M

19. Fairlane Road (2016)

92 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A troubled young man falls prey to sinister forces after he arrives in the desert to care for his dying uncle, while becoming ensnared in a decades old mystery.

Director: Gualtiero Negrini | Stars: Anthony Sherritt, Gualtiero Negrini, Lucy Kazarian, Bettina Devin

Votes: 248

20. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

30 Metascore

A California couple and a survivalist encounter Leatherface and his family.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, R.A. Mihailoff, William Butler

Votes: 15,276 | Gross: $5.77M

21. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Unrated | 101 min | Comedy, Horror

42 Metascore

A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley

Votes: 29,940 | Gross: $8.03M

22. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

78 Metascore

Five friends head out to rural Texas to visit the grave of a grandfather. On the way they stumble across what appears to be a deserted house, only to discover something sinister within. Something armed with a chainsaw.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Votes: 145,559 | Gross: $30.86M

23. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror

38 Metascore

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding loon and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski, Erica Leerhsen

Votes: 134,816 | Gross: $80.57M

24. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

30 Metascore

Before being sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends take one last road trip, but when they get into an accident, a terrifying experience will take them to a secluded house of horrors, with a chainsaw-wielding killer.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Jordana Brewster, Matt Bomer, Diora Baird, Taylor Handley

Votes: 69,714 | Gross: $39.52M

25. Razorback (1984)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

As a vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback, the husband of one of the victims is joined by a hunter and a farmer in a search for the beast.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Gregory Harrison, Arkie Whiteley, Bill Kerr, Chris Haywood

Votes: 6,294 | Gross: $0.15M

26. The Boy (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

45 Metascore

An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

Director: Craig William Macneill | Stars: David Morse, Jared Breeze, Rainn Wilson, Bill Sage

Votes: 5,176

27. Carnage Park (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Horror

48 Metascore

Part crime caper gone awry, part survival horror film, this 1970s set thriller depicts a harrowing fight for survival after a pair of wannabe crooks botch a bank heist and flee into the ... See full summary »

Director: Mickey Keating | Stars: Ashley Bell, Pat Healy, James Landry Hébert, Michael Villar

Votes: 3,452

28. Desperation (2006 TV Movie)

R | 131 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.

Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Tom Skerritt, Steven Weber, Annabeth Gish, Charles Durning

Votes: 11,028

29. Blood Frenzy (1987)

90 min | Horror

A maniac tries to kill off a group of teenagers on an encounter session in the desert.

Director: Hal Freeman | Stars: Wendy MacDonald, Tony Montero, Lisa Loring, Lisa Savage

Votes: 409

30. The Graves (2009)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Two inseparable sister's visit to a remote mine town turns into a mind-bending fight for survival against menaces both human and supernatural.

Director: Brian Pulido | Stars: Clare Grant, Jillian Murray, Bill Moseley, Tony Todd

Votes: 2,060

31. Creepshow (2019– )
Episode: A Creepshow Animated Special: Survivor Type/Twittering from the Circus of the Dead (2020)

TV-MA | 46 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

A man is determined to stay alive alone on a deserted island no matter what the cost; A teen's family road trip includes a visit to the gravest show on earth.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Joey King, Fayna Sanchez, Mason Pike

Votes: 498

32. Cargo (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.

Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke | Stars: Simone Landers, Martin Freeman, Marlee Jane McPherson-Dobbins, Lily Anne McPherson-Dobbins

Votes: 40,567

33. Pitch Black (2000)

R | 109 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Vin Diesel, Keith David

Votes: 231,191 | Gross: $39.24M

34. The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

25 Metascore

A group of bikers, heading to a race, become stranded in the desert and find themselves fighting off a family of inbred cannibals who live off the land.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Robert Houston, David Nichols, Virginia Vincent, James Whitworth

Votes: 6,221

35. Wolf Creek (2016–2017)

TV-MA | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

An anthology series which centers on different characters being targeted by crazed serial killer Mick Taylor in the Australian outback.

Stars: John Jarratt, Lucy Fry, Dustin Clare, Tess Haubrich

Votes: 4,672

36. Happy Hunting (2017)

91 min | Horror, Western

An alcoholic drifter must battle withdrawal and psychotic rednecks after he becomes the target of a deranged sporting event.

Directors: Joe Dietsch, Louie Gibson | Stars: Martin Dingle Wall, Ken Lally, Kenny Wormald, Connor Williams

Votes: 2,603

37. Blind Sun (2015)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery

Greece. A seaside resort plagued by a heavy heatwave. Water is rare and violence is ready to explode. Ashraf, a solitary immigrant, guards a French family's villa while they are away. In ... See full summary »

Director: Joyce A. Nashawati | Stars: Ziad Bakri, Mimi Denissi, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Giannis Stankoglou

Votes: 1,625

38. Tremors (1990)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

65 Metascore

Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross

Votes: 128,399 | Gross: $16.67M

39. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

Votes: 11,505 | Gross: $0.05M

40. Rattlesnake (2019)

TV-MA | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

When a single mother accepts the help of a mysterious woman after her daughter is bitten by a rattlesnake, she finds herself making an unthinkable deal with the devil to repay the stranger.

Director: Zak Hilditch | Stars: Carmen Ejogo, Theo Rossi, Emma Greenwell, Appy Pratt

Votes: 8,151

41. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

R | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

48 Metascore

A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Billy Zane, William Sadler, John Kassir, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 22,751 | Gross: $21.09M

42. The Pyramid (2014)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

24 Metascore

An archaeological team attempts to unlock the secrets of a lost pyramid only to find themselves hunted by an insidious creature.

Director: Grégory Levasseur | Stars: Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O'Hare, Christa Nicola

Votes: 23,917 | Gross: $2.76M



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