[Top 25] Best Horror Movies About A Group Of Friends

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Nothing like watching a horror movie about a group of friends with your friends.

Some of the most amusing horror movies feature a group of friends who are being stalked by a murderous maniac and who make poor decisions that result in them all being killed one by one. And these twenty-five films on the list feature just that, whether the group of pals may provide a subversion of the cliché or someone you'll absolutely detest, you can be sure to have fun seeing any of the twenty-five movies on the list

So now, it's time to take a look at the Top 25 Best Horror Movies About Group of Friends.

25. Black Christmas (2006)

An escaped psychopath returns to his childhood home, which is now a sorority house, on Christmas Eve and starts killing the sorority sisters one by one.

Although it may be hated by many, 2006’s Black Christmas is one of the most underrated horror films that will make you fall in love due to its amazing and iconic cast, which includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Lacey Chabert.  Each of them does such an excellent job in the film that you’ll constantly be wondering which of them will be the final girl.

The film is also quite stylized, drawing you in with its gorgeous scenery and stunning lighting effects. It even has incredibly violent gore, which is guaranteed to satisfy every horror fan. Watch this movie and I guarantee you that you will have a great time, just don’t watch the 2019 remake.

24. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

Four young friends reunite a year after a horrific accident that they've committed, and now a maniac with a hook who may know about it starts stalking them.

I Know What You Did Last Summer had the unfortunate luck of being released right after Scream had changed the slasher sub-genre, but that doesn't stop it from being an entertaining whodunit movie that will have you guessing the entire time.

The film has a great and iconic cast and they all portray their characters well enough to make you care about them. It also has a pretty suspenseful mystery that will keep you hooked throughout.

23. Valentine (2001)

Five women are stalked by a masked person during Valentine's Day who may be connected to their childhood past.

Valentine feels like a throwback to the simple whodunit films of the past and is a love letter (no pun intended) to the slasher sub-genre as a whole. Featuring a great and memorable cast that includes Denise Richards, Marley Shelton, and David Boreanaz in a suspenseful mystery that will keep you guessing. 

And even though its plot twist may be a bit predictable, it doesn’t stop it from being a forgotten horror gem that you should check out.

22. Night of the Demons (1988)

Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell.

Prepare for a chaotic good time with Night of the Demons. A film that delivers chills, thrills, and laughter thanks to its cheesy premise and an entertaining cast of characters to root for. It’s got so many bizarre moments, such as the lipstick scene and Angela’s dance, as well as so many horrific moments that make it easily a cult favorite.

21. The Babysitter (2017)

When Cole (Judah Lewis) stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot babysitter, Bee (Samara Weaving) is a member of a satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.

The Babysitter completely flips the roles of the familiar character tropes by showing us a group of satanic worshippers searching for their next victim instead of a group of friends who are typically the victims. As a result, we are given one of the cleverest and funniest horror comedies to date.

Despite being evil characters, each of the friends has a unique personality that makes them easy to love.  The film is also incredibly stylized which makes each scene such a blast to watch. This and its sequel, Killer Queen is most definitely deserving of your time.   

20. Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

A female high school student's slumber party turns into a bloodbath, as a newly escaped psychotic serial killer wielding a power drill prowls her neighborhood.

Prepare for slashing and lots of cheesy fun in Slumber Party Massacre. It’s got tons of likable characters, all with their own standout scenes as well as a pretty creepy killer that will send shivers down your spine. It may not be the scariest film out there but the film sure knows how to have fun which makes it a worthy film to watch.

Its remake is also a pretty fun film that you should also watch. 

19. House of Wax (2005)

A group of teens are unwittingly stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.

Although it may not be as well-received as its predecessor, this House of Wax remake is a fun and thrilling slasher with a unique concept and some pretty creative kills to boot. As well as a striking atmosphere that definitely makes it stands out from the rest.

The film also features a well-known cast including Supernatural's Jared Padalecki and Paris Hilton. So if you want nostalgic slasher fun then House of Wax is deserving every minute of your time.

18. April Fools Day (1986)

While staying at a friend's remote island mansion during April Fools' Day, nine friends wonder if the crazed killer that's trying to hunt them down is all park of a prank or not. 

April Fools Day is a unique kind of slasher film, as instead of following in the footsteps of another generic holiday-themed slasher, this film provides a rather unique premise and execution that every horror fan will undoubtedly appreciate. It even has a really unexpected twist that I can promise you won't see coming.

Everyone in the cast is likable thanks to their eccentric personalities and traits. Guessing which one of the group might be the killer is also extremely exciting.

17. Prom Night (1980)

Four teenagers find themselves being stalked by a masked killer who wants to get revenge during a high school senior prom, six years after a young child died.

Long before I Know What You Did Last Summer, there was Prom Night. A film with largely the same story as it but with an even more intriguing mystery and satisfying kills. Its cast of unsuspecting victims, notably Jamie Lee Curtis' Kim, are all genuinely likable that you will care for them all instantly.

16. Wrong Turn (2003)

Chris and a group of friends stranded in the middle of the woods find themselves being hunted by a trio of cannibal hillbillies. Now, they must try to make it out of there alive.

This film will teach you that veering from the beaten path is never a good idea because it has numerous gripping scenes heightened by horribly deranged and frightening hillbillies. The film is like a mix between The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes as it showcases many inventive and gory kills and very similar themes.

The film even features Eliza Dushku as the film’s main final girl who you will want to root for throughout. Wrong Turn is a classic backwoods slasher that you should watch right now.

15. Cabin Fever (2002)

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.

A movie filled with cheese, sex, and lots and lots of gore; Cabin Fever is the quintessential cabin in the woods film that you should watch. While many of its characters may not be likable, it all results in a very satisfying and gory brutal kill that will stick with you long after the credits rolls.

14. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2013)

A group of popular high school students invites Mandy Lane to spend the weekend with them at a remote ranch house, but after the night sets in, they discover that someone might be hunting them down.

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is a gritty homage to 70s horror films with the likes of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre; but unlike movies of the past, this film provides a rather fleshed-out cast that you’ll soon grow to root for despite their initial introduction as mean characters.  It also has a fairly unexpected twist that adds to the film's dreary atmosphere.

It’s a gritty, stylish, and incredibly underrated film that you should watch right now.    

13. Wolf Creek (2005)

Based on real events, Wolf Creek revolves around three backpackers stranded in Australia and is being pursued by a sadistic psycho.

Wolf Creek is a brilliant forgotten Australian slasher that will make your skin crawl as it displays such grittiness and hopelessness on screen. It’s got a terrific villain, Mick Taylor played by John Jarratt whose highly menacing and mysterious, and by the time the movie is over, you'll only be able to think about him.

The movie even defies expectations by switching viewpoints during the grueling third act. It is a dark and twisted movie, and the same can be said for its TV series and sequel.

12. Torso (1973)

A string of appalling lust murders shocks the University of Perugia as a sadistic serial killer strangles to death beautiful college girls with a red and black scarf.

Despite being one of the earliest slasher films to have been made, Torso provides many unexpected turns that even die-hard fans of the genre surely won’t expect. Its group of fairly likable characters makes the mystery of the film such an intriguing watch as you try to piece many of the red herrings and guess who will survive the film. 

The film also has a pretty suspenseful third act that you’ll want to hold your breath for the entire duration of it. The film is stylish, sexual, and a great forgotten slasher film that you should watch.

11. Hostel (2005)

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

The movie that brought fear of vacating to other countries, Hostel is an unforgiving film with over-the-top gore that you won’t be able to stomach. It’s one of the films that brought the “torture porn” sub-genre into the mainstream and provided so many awful moments that will make you squeamish.

And although most of its cast was purely unlikable, the film does have a few unexpected character twists that you definitely won’t see coming. If you don’t mind watching a bit of hardcore violence then Hostel should definitely be on your watch list.

10. Final Destination 3 (2006)

After having her premonition come true, Wendy Christensen is convinced that death might come back for her and the other survivors. Now, she must try to save the others from horrific deaths.

Final Destination 3, arguably the best movie in the series, offers a refreshing perspective on the familiar concept. Of course, it still includes a few rather unlikeable people, but these serve as springboards for later, more creative, and satisfying deaths. Many of the set pieces deliver tense situations that will have you on the edge of your seat as you try to predict what might happen to the characters.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Wendy is a great choice as a final girl; she easily carries the whole film.

9. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2011)

Tucker and Dale, two friendly hillbillies, are on vacation at their run-down mountain house when they are mistaken for murders by some snobby college kids.

Tucker and Dale is an inventive horror film that borrows many of the tropes of the genre to create a fun and subversive film that will have you bursting in laughter throughout its whole duration. It’s full of many over-the-top brutal kills that will please every horror fan as well as some pretty likable characters to love.

If you want a fun homage to the slasher in the woods genre, then Tucker and Dale vs Evil is the one to watch.

8. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Five friends find themselves terrorized by a family of psychopathic killers after a young hitchhiker kills herself inside their own van.

Remaking the original TCM, which is regarded as one of the greatest in the genre, didn't seem necessary, but the 2003 version turned out to be a good movie with lots of suspenseful scenes that will keep you on edge. It features a deranged cast of cannibalistic family, all with intriguing backstories as well as a likable group of characters that you’ll see dwindle one by one.

The movie even retains the gritty atmosphere that its original is known for, making it not only enjoyable for horror fans but even fans of the original.

7. It (2017)

In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids bands together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

This excellent movie will make you feel nostalgic and has many chilling and unforgettable scenes that will stay with you for days. Pennywise is also a great and menacing stalker made better by the amazing performance of Bill Skarsgård. 

The losers club is also a memorable cast with amazing character dynamics which will easily make you fall in love with them and bring a sense of childlike wonder to all the horrors happening throughout.

6. Triangle (2009)

Five friends set sail and their yacht is overturned by a strange and sudden storm. A mysterious ship arrives to rescue them, and what happens next cannot be explained.

While Triangle may start off as just another typical slasher film, it soon devolves into one of the most mind-bending horror films with its amazingly unique plot twist that changes the film massively. Not only does the film have a unique setting but it also has a premise that will keep you on the edge of your seat and cause you to question everything.

Although the story may only focus largely on Melissa George's Jess, seeing her group of friends suffer from the horrific events does make for a thrilling watch

5. The Descent (2005)

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

A movie that will give you claustrophobia after watching it, The Descent is one of the most terrifying films of the modern age. Not only does its setting makes the film so much more terrifying but the creative monsters that lurk there also add to the thrilling tension that will have you on the edge of your seat.

It also features a likable set of strong characters to root for. The film is filled with scene after scene of pure terror making it an essential watch for every horror fan.

4. The Final Girls (2015)

Max, recently orphaned, goes to see a screening of a B-horror movie that her mother made 20 years earlier. But after an incident at the theater, she and her friends find themselves stuck inside the film.

The Final Girls is a clever and hilarious subversion of the clichés that was made as a celebration of the slasher sub-genre and an homage to the Friday the 13th film franchise. Thanks to its stunning, colorful environment, the movie is brimming with imagination in both its plot and its characters, as well as in its creative approach.

The film is not only hilarious, but it also contains a ton of heartfelt moments that will make you cry as the wonderful cast of characters dwindle in numbers. The Final Girls is a must-watch if you're a fan of the genre and want to have a good time.

3. Hausu (1977)

A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which turns out to be haunted.

Hausu is a haunted house classic that will entertain you from start to finish with its many ludicrous scenes which include a man-eating piano and a floating head biting someone’s behind. It’s an eccentric but beautifully stylized film with its many bizarre imageries that will hypnotize you.

It also has a fairly likable cast of characters with different personalities, with Karate being a stand-out from the group. You’ll easily fall in love and care for each of them, especially when they’re about to meet their end.

2. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

Five friends decide to take a break at a distant cabin, but they end up getting more than they bargained for when they learn the truth about the mysterious log cabin.

One of the most unique and inventive horror movies to come out of the modern era is The Cabin in the Woods.. What seemed like just another typical horror movie turned out to be a smart film thanks to its clever use of clichés and providing a satirical take on the tired genre.

It also has a loveable ensemble of characters including Chris Hemsworth who all purposefully portray stereotypical roles. If you haven’t seen this film yet, then what are you doing here, go watch it now!

1. Scream (1996)

A year after the murder of her mother, Sidney is terrorized by a new killer, who targets her and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

Scream is an intelligent and ground-breaking movie that transformed the slasher genre as we know it today. It has a memorable and likable ensemble, from Randy's quirky knowledge of the genre to Sidney's cleverness as a character. Ghostface is also an iconic villain which has a shocking reveal that will send shivers down your spine.

The film provided both humor and terror as it poked fun at many tropes and clichés without ever being a parody of the genre, which makes it such an engaging film to watch.


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