Horror movies are simple enough in their ideas. The whole point is that something horrible happens and characters get killed, often in ridiculously gruesome ways. The only thing the characters have to look forward to is either dying or watching all your friends die while you struggle to make it out alive by some miracle. However, not all horror movies are created equal. There are a few that decided that the horror movie trope is way too predictable, and doubled down on horror. So if you don’t mind spoilers and want to find out about some cool horror movies, here are the horror movies where everybody dies. That’s right absolutely no one survives at the end.
1. Cabin In The Woods
This horror movie is simply superior to all other horror movies because it recognizes the usual trope and the usual group of characters and at first mocks it, then goes along with it, and eventually just swerves so hard out of left field you’ll get whiplash. Let’s just say death by murderous unicorns is hands down the most creative thing we’ve ever seen. And oh my god the cast here is just utter perfection. Oh and obviously no one survives. Like, legitimately, absolutely no one, not a soul.
This is probably the most disturbing horror movie in terms of all the manipulation that happens within it. It starts with a woman losing her mother, then her kids die in a freak accident, that’s already enough traumatic events, but as this is a horror movie it just keeps going. Her husband starts acting weird, there’s a cult secret and in the end, her whole family dies.
3. Dawn Of The Dead
Those of you who love zombie movies will be happy to see this on the list, and if you haven’t seen it yet you definitely should. It’s a classic zombie movie, everyone’s a zombie, a few survivors have made a mall into their safe place, but of course, there are people who hide the fact they were bitten, and just in general there’s a lot of conflicts when you spend a lot of your time confined in the same place with the same people. So they form a plan to go live on an island. The road there is super hard, and in the end, what they hoped would be a deserted island paradise turns out to be a horror of hungry zombies.
Never thought I’d say this, but we’ve all experienced it in one form or another at this point. Thanks, COVID-19. But back to the movie, this horror isn’t about the 2020 pandemic, but it is about a couple of journalists filming a firefighter call that turns out to be a zombie infected building that looks like the beginning of doom for all humanity.
5. The Blair Witch Project
If this horror movie doesn’t scare the hell out of you by the content of the video, it’ll definitely make you sick with all the shaky camera shots. The story is pretty straightforward, three film students are on a mission to figure out and document the rumor about a witch living in the woods. And of course, they run into some really creepy things that make them question everything.
6. Chernobyl Diaries
This isn’t the HBO mini-series we’re talking about here. No Chernobyl is a horror movie about a group of friends touring Europe and wanting to see something exciting. They decide that their extreme for the day will be a tour to Chernobyl. And while they’re turned away at the gate, they still find a way to sneak in. well, guess what, there are some really creepy monsters hiding there and they definitely should’ve listened to the guards and stayed away.
7. Apollo 18
The horror movie is made out to look like it’s some found footage of a secret space mission called Apollo 18. The idea is that a group of people were going to go to the moon and set up some things there, and at first everything goes according to plan, but then it turns out they’re not alone, they end up stranded with no way to get back to earth and hunted down by aliens, and of course, the government chooses to bury this mission.
Quite a cheerful title for a horror movie, don’t you think? Well, that’s not quite how the movie goes. The idea is a bunch of scientists at the International Space Station get samples from Mars and one of the samples has an alien cell in it. They get super excited and try to see if they can bring it back to life. Let’s just say they never should’ve tried that. In the end, everybody dies, even the extra famous and extra pretty actors oh and the alien creature manages to land on Earth so no one is safe.