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Binge These 20 Summer Horror Movies and You’ll Never Go to the Beach Again

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6. Jaws (1975)

The king of summer horror, Jaws, still reigns supreme. Steven Spielberg’s iconic film about a great white shark terrorizing a beach community is a masterclass in suspense and tension. With unforgettable performances and a score that has become synonymous with aquatic terror, Jaws offers all the thrills to make your summer movie night unforgettable. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…


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Compass International Pictures

7. Blood Beach (1980)

Who knew the beach could be so dangerous? Blood Beach adds to the terror with mysterious disappearances around the sandy shores. This lesser-known gem mixes horror and mystery, giving you chills with its unsettling concept and eerie execution. It’s perfect for those who like their summer with a side of the unknown.

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8. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Sun, sand, and cannibalistic mutants? Sign us up! The Hills Have Eyes by Wes Craven turns a family road trip into a nightmarish survival battle against desert-dwelling mutants. Combining gritty visuals with intense scares, this film offers a summer desert escapade you’ll remember. Reconsider that road trip itinerary after this one!


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9. Cabin Fever (2002)

Think your summer vacation with friends can’t go wrong? Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever shows just how quickly things can turn when a flesh-eating virus enters the scene. With gruesome visuals, dark humor, and a terrifyingly realistic premise, this film is a visceral experience that hits all the right horror notes. It’s everything a summer horror should be, with an extra dose of gore.


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10. Tremors (1990)

Summer in the desert just got a whole lot scarier. Tremors offers giant worms, Kevin Bacon, and a playful balance of horror and humor. This creature feature presents a quirky take on the monster genre, perfect for those hot summer nights when you want to kick back and have some fun. Grab your cowboy hat; this one’s a blast!


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