Horror movies about small towns

List of the best horror movies about small towns selected by visitors to our site: Rust Creek, Midsommar, The Dead Don't Die, Extra Ordinary, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Children of the Corn: Runaway, Slender Man, Wildling, Slice, It.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Rust Creek (2019)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CharactersStrong women, Sheriffs
PlaceForest, Small cities
StyleDisturbing, Heavy, Tense, Action

    When an overachieving college senior makes a wrong turn, her road trip becomes a life-changing fight for survival in rural Kentucky.

    Midsommar (2019)
    Mark9 (imdb: 7.1)
    Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
    PlotSects, Freedom
    PlaceSmall cities
    StyleFor a group of friends, Fancy

      A group of friends travels to Sweden to visit the rural hometown of one of them and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

      The Dead Don't Die (2019)
      Mark4.6 (imdb: 5.5)
      Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
      CountrySweden, USA
      CharactersZombie, Police
      PlaceSmall cities

        In a small peaceful town, zombies suddenly rise to terrorize the town. Now three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert must band together to defeat the undead.

        Extra Ordinary (2019)
        Markimdb: 6.4
        Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
        CountryRepublic of Ireland, Belgium
        PlotFear, Witchcraft, Obsession, Supernatural, Adventure, Rivalry, Investigation, Death, Ghosts
        PlaceIreland, Small cities

          A driving instructor must use her other-worldly gifts to save a lonely man’s daughter from a rock star looking to use her for Satanic purposes.

          Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
          Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.2)
          Genrehorror, thriller
          CountryUSA, Canada
          CharactersManiacs, Teens, Friends, Zombie, Spiders, Monsters
          PlotDamn things, Supernatural, Investigation, Death, Ghosts, Fear
          PlaceSmall cities
          StyleDisturbing, For a group of friends, Depressive, Tense

            Mill Valley, Pennsylvania, Halloween night, 1968. After playing a joke on a school bully, Sarah and her friends decide to sneak into a supposedly haunted house that once belonged to the powerful Bellows family, unleashing dark forces that they will be unable to control.

            Children of the Corn: Runaway (2018)
            Markimdb: 3.8
            PlaceSmall cities

              The plot of Children of the Corn: Runaway follows a young pregnant Ruth who escapes a murderous child cult in a small Midwestern town. She spends the next decade living anonymously in an attempt to spare her son the horrors that she experienced as a child. She lands in the small Oklahoma town, but something is following her. Now, she must confront this evil or lose her child.

              Slender Man (2018)
              Mark6.8 (imdb: 3.2)
              Genrehorror, thriller, detective
              CharactersSisters, Demons, Monsters
              PlotInternet, Supernatural, Missing people, Death, Survival, Fear
              PlaceSmall cities
              StyleTense, Depressive, Gothic, Creepy, Unexpected ending

                In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, his latest victim.

                Wildling (2018)
                Mark4.4 (imdb: 5.5)
                Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
                CharactersHermits, Monsters, Werewolf, Strong women, Sheriffs, Fathers
                PlotSurvival, Love, Freedom
                PlaceSmall cities
                StyleTense, Disturbing, To cry, Womens in main roles

                  A young woman held in captivity discovers the realities of truth and lies in the outside world.

                  Slice (2018)
                  Mark7.8 (imdb: 4.6)
                  Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, crime
                  CharactersWerewolf, Witch
                  PlotGhosts, Investigation, Supernatural
                  PlaceSmall cities

                    In a spooky small town, when a slew of pizza delivery boys are slain on the job, two daring survivors set out to catch the culprits behind the cryptic crime spree.

                    It (2017)
                    Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.3)
                    Genrehorror, thriller, drama
                    CountryUSA, Canada
                    CharactersClowns, Killers, Childrens, Teens, Demons, Monsters
                    PlotHunting, Missing people, Death, Abduction, Fear
                    PlaceSmall cities, School
                    StyleTense, Heavy, Depressive, Unexpected ending

                      In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

                      The Hatching (2017)
                      Markimdb: 4
                      Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy
                      CountryUnited Kingdom
                      CharactersCrocodiles, Serial killers
                      PlaceEngland, Small cities

                        On the death of his father, Tim Webber returns to his childhood village in Somerset to find something sinister is disturbing the idyllic peace of the villagers.

                        Devil in the Dark (2017)
                        Markimdb: 4.7
                        Genrehorror, thriller
                        CharactersBrothers, Deer
                        PlaceForest, Small cities
                        StyleDisturbing, Heavy

                          When estranged brothers Adam and Clint attempt to reconnect over a week-long hunting trip in remote British Columbia, they find the tables turned by a mysterious presence lurking in the forest. Convinced that they are now besieged by a supernatural presence, the siblings begrudgingly agree on only one thing: they will have to put aside their differences and work together if they plan on making it out these dark woods alive.

                          Dark Signal (2016)
                          Mark10 (imdb: 4.4)
                          Genrehorror, thriller, detective
                          CountryUnited Kingdom
                          CharactersManiacs, Killers, Serial killers, DJs, Single mothers, Farmers
                          PlotDeath, Mystery, Pursuit, Motorcycles, Supernatural, Ghosts
                          PlaceEngland, Small cities, Country houses

                            The spirit of a murdered girl returns with a message. Now a stranded woman must team up with the staff of a local station to solve the mystery of her death.

                            Antibirth (2016)
                            Markimdb: 4.9
                            CountryCanada, USA
                            CharactersAliens, Pregnant, Scientists, Friends, Military
                            PlotLost memory, Experiments
                            PlaceParty, Small cities, USA

                              In a desolate community full of drug-addled Marines and rumors of kidnapping, a wild-eyed stoner named Lou wakes up after a crazy night of partying with symptoms of a strange illness and recurring visions. As she struggles to get a grip on reality, the stories of conspiracy spread.

                              Slasher (2016)
                              Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.7)
                              Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
                              CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
                              CharactersFamily, Serial killers
                              PlotMystery, Investigation, Survival, Jealousy
                              PlaceVillage, Small cities, Prison
                              StyleAction, Disturbing, Heavy, Tense, For men

                                Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as “The Executioner” murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying murders centered around the seven deadly sins.

                                The Void (2016)
                                Mark6 (imdb: 5.9)
                                Genrehorror, fantastic, detective
                                CharactersPolice, Nurses, Monsters, Mutant
                                PlotWeapon, Death, Survival, Radio, Fear
                                PlaceHospitals, USA, Small cities

                                  In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it's too late.

                                  Stan Against Evil (2016)
                                  Mark10 (imdb: 7.3)
                                  Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
                                  CharactersSheriffs, Witch, Demons, Single mothers, Partners, Farmers, Monsters
                                  PlotSupernatural, Revenge, Curses
                                  PlaceSmall cities

                                    An aging police sheriff who has recently lost his position due to an angry outburst begrudgingly joins an alliance with new sheriff, Evie Barret to battle angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town.

                                    Channel Zero (2016)
                                    Mark3.2 (imdb: 7.2)
                                    Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
                                    CharactersPsychologists, Monsters
                                    PlotSupernatural, Supernatural, Missing people
                                    PlaceSmall cities
                                    StyleTense, Depressive

                                      A horror anthology series inspired by “Creepypasta” online tales.

                                      I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
                                      Markimdb: 6.2
                                      Genrehorror, thriller, drama
                                      CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
                                      CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Single mothers, Pupils, Monsters
                                      PlotSupernatural, Death, Dancing, Pursuit, Snow
                                      PlaceUSA, Small cities
                                      TimeWinter, Halloween, New Year
                                      StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Depressive

                                        Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”. However, when a real monster shows up in his town he has to let his dark side out in order to stop it – but without his rules to keep him in check, he might be more dangerous than the monster he’s trying to kill.

                                        The Wailing (2016)
                                        Mark7.8 (imdb: 7.5)
                                        Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
                                        CountrySouth Korea
                                        CharactersPolice, Zombie, Dogs, Demons
                                        PlotMystery, Investigation, Fear, Supernatural, Death, Curses, Motorcycles, Obsession, Ghosts
                                        PlaceKorea, Mountains, Village, Small cities

                                          A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.