Survival Horror Movie Reviews

Looking for a new Survival horror movie to watch, but don't want to waste your time sitting through a movie you'll hate? You're in luck! We built AllHorror specifically to help you find the horror movies you're most likely to love. Check out our spoiler-free "Worth Watching" reviews below. All reviews are short and written to give you an idea of what kind of Survival movie it is and what other Survival movies it's similar to, just so you know what to expect. And nearly all Survival movie reviews include videos from other reviewers, so you get multiple opinions from the horror community.

The Basement (2018) Review

It's about a guy who gets abducted and tortured by a mental serial killer with multiple personalities. The Basement was directed by Brian M. Conley and Nathan Ives, and stars Mischa Barton (from The Toybox and Ouija House), Tracie Thoms (from ...

May 12th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

The Crazies (2010) Review

It's about a small town whose residents start going bat shit crazy, one by one by one. The Crazies was directed by Breck Eisner and stars Timothy Olyphant (from Dreamcatcher), Radha Mitchel (from The Darkness and Sacrifice) and Joe Anderson (...

May 08th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Train to Busan (2016) Review

It’s about people on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, which must fight for their own survival. Train to Busan was directed by Yeon Sang-Ho and stars Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-Seok, Kim Soo-An and Kim...

May 03rd, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Underwater (2020) Review

It's like Alien, but underwater. Underwater was directed by William Eubank and stars Kristen Stewart (from Lizzie and The Messengers), John Gallagher Jr. (from Hush and 10 Cloverfield Lane), and Mamoudou Athie (from The Circle). 7 Miles Bel...

April 25th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Body at Brighton Rock (2019) Review

It’s about a green park ranger that loses her way in the forest, and is forced to bare the woods overnight while she waits for help. Body at Brighton Rock was directed by Roxanne Benjamin (who also directed Southbound and XX) and stars Karin...

March 19th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

The Marshes (2017) Review

It's about 3 people being chased around an Australian nature preserve by a not so urban legend. The Marshes was directed by Roger Scott and stars Mathew Cooper, Dafna Kronental and Sam Delich. When Science Ends Survival Begins (what?!) ...

February 01st, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Ready or Not (2019) Review

It's about a woman who marries into the wrong family at the wrong time. Ready or Not was directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and stars Samara Weaving (from The Babysitter, Mayhem), Mark O'brien (from The Dark Stranger) and ...

January 14th, 2020 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

The Mist (2007) Review

It's about a small town overcome by a thick mist filled with killer mutants and monsters. The Mist was directed by Frank Darabont (who also directed Buried Alive) and stars Thomas Jane (from 1922 and The Veil), Laurie Holden (from Pyewacket a...

November 28th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

The Night of a Thousand Cats (1972) Review

It's about a jet setting millionaire who plays with women the way a cat plays with its food, before snuffing them out and feeding them to his cats. The Night of a Thousand Cats was directed by René Cardona Jr. (who also directed The Man In Wh...

November 28th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Leatherface (2017) Review

It's about a group of psycho kids who escape from a mental hospital, one of whom will go on to become the notorious chainsaw wielding Leatherface. Leatherface was directed by Alexandre Bustillo (who also directed Among The Living) and Julien M...

Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) Review

It's about a group of friends who travel to rural Texas to claim a willed mansion, and the chainsaw wielding maniac in the cellar. Texas Chainsaw 3D was directed by John Luessenhop and stars Alexandra Daddario (from We Summon The Darkness), Bi...

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) Review

It's about a group of friends who come face to face with a deranged family and a crazed maniac who will later become known as Leatherface. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning was directed by Jonathan Liebesman  (who also directed The K...

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) Review

It's about a group of friends traveling through BFE Texas who have the misfortune of finding themselves being terrorized by a psycho family of cannibalistic killers. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was directed by Marcus Nispel (who also directe...

Graveyard Shift (1990) Review

It's about a guy who gets a job working the night shift at a sweat-shoppy textile factory. He expects the hard part will be staying awake all night, but it turns out the hardest part is fighting an army of rats (and a giant bat? Yeah...) Grave...

November 28th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

Crawl (2019) Review

It's about a woman, her dad and a dozen giant alligators who share a crawl space during a major hurricane. Crawl was directed by Alexandre Aja (who also directed The Hills Have Eyes reboot, Mirrors, Horns and Piranha 3D) and stars Kaya Scodela...

November 25th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

Backcountry (2015) Review

It's about a couple of city yuppies who decide to go hiking into the deep wilderness, off-trail, without a map, a phone or food. What could go wrong? Backcountry was directed by Adam Macdonald (who also directed Pyewacket) and stars Missy Pere...

November 25th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

The Maus (2017) Review

It's about a couple who get lost in the deep woods of Bosnia and may or may not have to fight for survival against some opportunistic Serbian criminals. It's hard to tell because the Bosnian girlfriend is craaaazyyyyy. The Maus was directe...

November 25th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Zombeavers (2014) Review

It’s about college friends having their weekend of sex and debauchery ruined when deadly zombie beavers swarm their riverside cabin. Zombeavers was directed by Jordan Rubin and stars Rachel Melvin (from The Rake), Cortney Palm (from The Dark Tap...

November 25th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Caught (2017) Review

Caught was directed by Jamie Patterson and stars April Pearson (from Dark Beacon, Tank 432), Mickey Sumner and Cian Barry (from Nina Forever). Caught is a taut British thriller / gore movie that brings us into the home of two married, investig...

November 25th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Vile Movie Review (2011)

It’s about a group of people who are kidnapped and forced to donate a valuable brain secretion, which is only produced during intense pain. Vile was directed by Taylor Sheridan  and stars Greg Cipes (from Inhabited and Holla 2), April Matson a...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

The Descent Review (2005)

It's about a group of thrill-seeking friends who get hopeless stuck in a previously unexplored cave network. And they're not alone. The Descent was directed by Neil Marshall (who also directed Dog Soldiers) and stars Shauna Macdonald (from...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Carnage Park Review (2016)

Carnage Park was directed by Mickey Keating (who also directed Darling and Ritual) and stars Ashley Bell (from The Last Exorcism), Pat Healy (from The Innkeepers) and Alan Ruck . Out here, God don't pick no favorites Carnage Park is a f...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Sand Review (2015)

It's about a group of friends who become trapped on a beach after a mysterious creature begins killing anyone who touches the sand it's inhabiting. The Sand was directed by Isaac Gabaeff  and stars Brooke Butler  (from The Remains), Cleo...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Children of the Corn Review (1984)

It’s about a traveling couple encountering a village run by a cult of children obsessed with corn. Children of the Corn was directed by Fritz Kiersch (who also directed The Hunt and Surveillance) and stars Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton (from King...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Cube Review (1997)

It’s about seven people stuck in an enigmatic lethal structure trying to escape. Cube was directed by Vincenzo Natali (who also directed Splice and Haunter) and stars Nicole De Boer (from Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil), Nicky Guadagni  an...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Green Room (2016) Review

It’s about a punk rock band, desperate for a gig, that gets stuck in a Neo-Nazi bar after seeing some shit they weren't supposed to see. Green Room was directed by Jeremy Saulnier  and stars Anton Yelchin (from Fright Night), Imogen Poots (...

November 13th, 2019 | , , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Meg (2018) Review

It’s about a deep sea research team (and a studly Hollywood hero assigned to saving all of their asses) who accidentally release, and are then tasked to save humanity from, a prehistoric giant shark. The Meg was directed by Jon Turteltaub  ...

November 13th, 2019 | , , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Slender Man (2018) Review

It’s about a group of teens who use social media to summon Slenderman and then run around screaming in the woods. Slender Man was directed by Sylvain White (who also directed I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer) and stars Joey King (from...

November 13th, 2019 | , , | Horror Genre: , , , , ,

Needlestick (2017) Review

It’s about a group of people who get trapped in a hospital overnight by a mad scientist and his cronies. Needlestick was directed by Steven Karageanes and stars Harry Lennix (from Cruel Will), Michael Traynor and Lance Henriksen (from The U...

November 13th, 2019 | , , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Maximum Overdrive Review (1986)

It’s about the machines of the world unexpectedly rebelling, and the struggle of the humans to fight back. Maximum Overdrive was directed by Stephen King and stars Emilio Estevez (from Nightmares), Pat Hingle (from Not Of This World) and Laura ...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

47 Meters Down Review (2017)

It’s about a couple of friends who get trapped with sharks while cage-diving. 47 Meters Down was directed by Johannes Roberts (who also directed The Strangers: Prey At Night and The Other Side of the Door) and stars Claire Holt (from The Messeng...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Society (1989) Review

It’s about a young man's life in Beverly Hills who is starting to feel like he doesn't belong. Society was directed by Brian Yuzna (who also directed Progeny and Beyond Re-Animator) and stars Billy Warlock (from The Thing Below), Connie ...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Barn of the Naked Dead Review (1974)

It’s about a psychopath ringmaster in the desert who keeps women locked up in a barn and forces them to perform sadistic games. Barn of the Naked Dead was directed by Alan Rudolph (who also directed Endangered Species and Premonition) and stars ...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Cloverfield Paradox Review (2018)

Orbiting above a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality. The Cloverfield Paradox was directed by Julius Onah  and stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Daniel Brühl...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Bird Box (2018) Review

It's a Lovecraftian thriller about a woman and two kids trying to seek refuge from a malevolent force. Bird Box was directed by Susanne Bier and stars Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Sarah Paulson (from American Horror Story), John Malkovi...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Bone Tomahawk (2015) Review

It's about group of cowboys who venture into the deep desert to rescue some people who were kidnapped from their town by a cannibalistic Indian tribe. Bone Tomahawk was directed by S. Craig Zahler and stars Kurt Russell (from Death Proof), Pat...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Between The Trees (2019) Review

It's about a group of guys who go on a hunting trip only to find themselves being hunted by a deranged mutant redneck. Between the Trees was directed by Brad Douglas  and stars Greg James, Michael Draper and Jonny Lee. There are no fri...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , , ,

Us (2019) Review

It's about a family terrorized by a group of doppelgangers hell-bent on revenge. Us was directed by Jordan Peele (who also directed Get Out) and stars Lupita Nyong'o (from Little Monsters), Elisabeth Moss (from The Attic, Midnight's C...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

Bunnyman: Grindhouse Edition Review

It's about a group of friends who become the unlucky targets of a psycho serial killing bunny suit wearing maniac. Bunnyman and Bunnyman: Grindhouse Edition were directed by Carl Lindbergh (who also directed Bunnyman Massacre, Bunnyman Vengea...

The Bunnyman Massacre (2014) Review

It's about a group of women who get picked off by the Bunnyman, and his new partner in crime Joe, one by one. The Bunnyman Massacre was directed by Carl Lindbergh (who also directed Bunnyman and Shadows of the Dead) and stars David Scott (fro...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , , , ,

Bunnyman Vengeance (2017) Review

It’s about a group of guys from Bunnyman’s past who take him in, and later regret it. Bunnyman Vengeance was directed by Carl Lindbergh (who also directed Bunnyman  and  Shadows of the Dead) and David Scott (from And They Watched), Marshal ...

The Shallows (2016) Review

It’s about a girl who gets stranded at sea, within view of the beach, but can’t reach it due to a hungry shark. The Shallows was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (who also directed Orphan and House of Wax) and stars Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , ,

The Ruins (2008) Review

It’s about a group of friends on vacation who venture out to explore some ancient ruins and wind up a bloody mess. The Ruins was directed by Carter Smith and stars Shawn Ashmore (from Devil's Gate, Frozen, Solstice), Jonathan Tucker (from Pu...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Overlord (2018) Review

It’s about a group of soldiers on a mission to destroy a Nazi communication tower ahead of D-Day. They parachute into France expecting to fight a few Nazi soldiers but find themselves forced to battle some seriously WTF Nazi super mutants. Ov...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , , ,

The Burrowers (2008) Review

It's a western horror movie about a group of guys on a rescue mission who come face to face with a tribe of subterranean mutant people eaters. The Burrowers was directed by J.T. Petty (who also directed Hellbenders, Blood Red Earth and Soft F...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Collector (2009) Review

It's about a thief who decides to break into a house, only to find that a deranged psycho killer already has. The Collector was directed by Marcus Dunstan (who also directed The Neighbor and The Collection) and stars Josh Stewart (from I nsidi...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

The Collection (2012) Review

It's about a guy who escapes from a deranged psycho killer, only to be forced to go right back to him. The Collection was directed by Marcus Dunstan (who also directed The Neighbor and The Collector) and stars Josh Stewart (from I nsidious: T...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Escape Room (2019) Review

It's about a group of strangers who were all invited to the ultimate escape room experience, which turned out to be no fun at all. Escape Room was directed by Adam Robitel (who also directed Insidious: The Last Key and The Taking of Deborah Lo...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

2001 Maniacs (2005) Review

It's about a group of college kids who get lost in the wrong southern town en route to spring break and wind up in Southern hell. 2001 Maniacs was directed by Tim Sullivan (who also directed Chillerama and 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams) and s...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , , , ,

Chopping Mall (1986) Review

It's about a group of people who get trapped in a mall overnight and become the targets of rogue killer robots. Chopping Mall was directed by Jim Wynorski  (who also directed CobraGator, Piranhaconda,and Komodo Vs. Cobra) and stars Kelli Maro...

November 13th, 2019 | , | Horror Genre: , ,

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