Youth Horror Movies

List of the best youth horror movies according to visitors: Wish Upon, Ma, Polaroid, Truth or Dare, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Blood Fest, Hell Fest, Truth or Dare, Down a Dark Hall, Unfriended
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Wish Upon (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:54
CharactersLosers, Teens
PlotFulfillment of desires, Damn things, Curses
PlaceSchool
StyleTense

A teenage girl discovers a box with magical powers, but those powers comes with a deadly price.

Ma (2019)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, thriller
Duration01:30
CharactersManiacs, Teens
PlaceParty
StyleDisturbing

Sue Ann is a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town, to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own.

Polaroid (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
Duration01:28
CharactersPhotographers
PlotSupernatural, Damn things, Death
StyleDepressive, Disturbing

High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end. Bird and her friends must survive one more night as they race to solve the mystery of the haunted Polaroid before it kills them all.

Truth or Dare (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:40
CharactersDemons, Friends
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Rivalry, Adventure
PlaceCollege
StyleFor a group of friends, Exciting, Disturbing

A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
Duration01:36
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Friends, Zombie
PlotDamn things, Supernatural, Investigation
TimeHalloween
StyleDisturbing, For a group of friends

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.

Blood Fest (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersKillers, Maniacs, Teens
StyleCreepy, Unexpected ending, Disturbing, Action

Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As attendees start dying off, three teenagers with more horror-film wits than real-world knowledge must band together and battle through every madman, monstrosity, and terrifying scenario if they have any hope of surviving.

Hell Fest (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers
PlaceLabyrinths
TimeHalloween

On Halloween night at a horror theme park, a costumed killer begins slaying innocent patrons who believe that it's all part of the festivities.

Truth or Dare (2012)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:31
PlotRevenge
PlaceCollege, Forest

A group of college friends celebrate the end of term with a party to end all parties. During a drink and drug-fuelled evening, an innocent game of ‘Truth or Dare’ has a very sore loser, sparking a terrifying sequence of events and a whole new twist on the game of truth or dare – where the truth can kill you.

Down a Dark Hall (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:25
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens
PlotGhosts, Intrigue
StyleHeavy, Depressive

Kit, a troubled girl, is sent to the exclusive Blackwood boarding school, where she discovers that only four other female students have been admitted to learn the four pillars of knowledge under the ominous wing of the mysterious headmistress Madame Duret.

Unfriended (2015)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:22
PlotRivalry

While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, they realize they are dealing with something out of this world, something that wants them dead. Told entirely from a young girl's computer desktop, Unfriended redefines 'found footage' for a new generation of teens.

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Forget Me Not (2009)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:18
CharactersTeens
PlotRevenge, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric

It's graduation weekend, and Sandy Channing, the popular class president of her small-town high school, should be enjoying the time of her life. But when her friends start disappearing, Sandy discovers they have unwittingly awakened the vengeful spirit of a girl they wronged long ago. Fighting for her sanity, Sandy must unlock a dark secret from her own past before it's too late.

Final Destination 5 (2011)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
CountryUSA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration01:35

In this fifth installment, Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man’s premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls was never supposed to survive, and, in a terrifying race against time, the ill-fated group frantically tries to discover a way to escape Death’s sinister agenda.

It Comes at Night (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersTeens, Parents, Family, Friends, Fathers
PlotFear
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Dismissed (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Pupils
PlaceSchool
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

A straight-edged teacher finds trouble when an honors student is willing to do anything to get an A.

Don't Breathe (2016)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersTeens, Old man
PlotRobbery, Money, Mystery, Loneliness, Pursuit
PlaceUSA
StyleTense

A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.

Escape Room (2017)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersTeens, Friends, Demons
PlotAdventure, Mystery, Mystery, Survival, Death
PlaceDeserts
StyleTense

Six friends test their intelligence in a game that takes a dark turn.

Lake Bodom (2016)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror
CountryFinland, Estonia
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Maniacs
PlotRevenge, Jealousy, Swimming
PlaceForest, Lake
StyleDisturbing

Every camper’s worst nightmare came true at Lake Bodom in 1960 when four teenagers were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent. As the years passed and the case grew cold, the unsolved mystery turned into an urban legend, a creepy campfire story passed from generation to generation. Now, a group of teenagers arrives at the same campsite, hoping to solve the murder by reconstructing it minute by minute. As night falls, it turns out that not all of them are there to play. Tonight… it’s girls against boys. Let the killing games begin.

Don't Hang Up (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:20
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotDeath, Internet
PlaceEngland, Party
StyleTense, Disturbing

An evening of drunken prank calls becomes a nightmare for a pair of teenagers when a mysterious stranger turns their own game against them.

Leatherface (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 5)
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Police, Nurses
PlotAdventure, Travel, Mystery, Mystery, The escape, Survival
PlaceForest, USA
StyleTense

A young nurse is kidnapped by a group of violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on the road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of the teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, moulding him into a monster named Leatherface.

Mostly Ghostly 3: One Night in Doom House (2016)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, fantasy, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:33
CharactersTeens, Friends, Demons
PlotGhosts

Just one enchanted jewel stands between earth and an army of evil spirits led by the devious ghoul, Phears. With the help of his new girlfriend and ghost pals, Max Doyle races to find the crystal and save the world.

Daybreak (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, comedy, melodrama
Duration02:51
CharactersTeens, Friends, Gangsters
PlotLove, Fight, Death, Fear, Confrontation
PlaceUSA

Living his best life in post-apocalyptic LA, a slacker strives to find the girl of his dreams while outwitting mindless ghouls and cliquish gangs.

Prey (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure, detective
Duration02:00
CharactersDemons, Teens, Parents
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Travel
PlaceIslands, Uninhabited island, USA
StyleDepressive

After being put on a supposedly uninhabited island as a form of behavioral rehabilitation, a high school senior finds that he's not alone on the island, and that getting discovered could be deadly.

K-12 (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrehorror, fantasy
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Friends, Girlfriends, Pupils
PlotParenting
PlaceSchool, USA

Cry Baby, a strong and sensitive girl, is sent off to a disturbing sleepaway school that’s hidden underneath a grandiose façade. Luckily, she has a sweet and unapologetic best friend who sticks up for her when she gets bullied by the other students whose brains are under control by the Principal and his wicked staff. With the help of the magical friends they meet along the way, as well as an Angelic Spirit Guide, they are able to gain the strength they need to fight off the school’s belligerent patriarchal conditioning.

The Babysitter (2017)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersTeens, Babysitting
PlotAdventure, Investigation
PlaceUSA

When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot babysitter is part of a Satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.

It (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:22
CharactersClowns, Killers, Childrens, Teens
PlotHunting, Missing people, Death
PlaceSmall cities
StyleTense

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.

Cabin Fever (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 3.7)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersTeens, Friends, Dogs
PlotLove, Death, Skirmishes, Vacation
PlaceUSA
StyleHeavy, Depressive

In this grisly remake of the 2002 horror hit, five college chums rent an isolated woodland cabin for a party. But their fun quickly ends when the group is exposed to a hideous flesh-eating virus, and survival becomes the name of the game.

Demonic (2015)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersTeens, Demons
PlotInvestigation
PlaceAbandoned houses
StyleCreepy, Disturbing

A police officer and a psychologist investigate the deaths of five people who were killed while trying to summon ghosts.

The Visit (2015)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersTeens
PlotRelationship, The escape
PlaceTrains
StyleDisturbing, Unexpected ending

The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.

It Follows (2014)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens
PlotCurses, Supernatural, Pursuit

For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay and her teenage friends must find a way to escape the horror that seems to be only a few steps behind.

The Horde (2016)
Mark4 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrehorror, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Friends, Pupils, Cannibals
PlotDeath, Fear, Martial Arts
PlaceMountains, USA
StyleAction, Tense

The film follows John Crenshaw as he accompanies his girlfriend and her students on a weekend nature-photography expedition deep into the woods. What should be an educational and fun-filled weekend turns into horror as the group is besieged by an unspeakable evil - a horde of hideously disfigured, mutated humans with an insatiable taste for blood. As things go from bad to worse, Crenshaw becomes their only hope if they are going to get out alive.

Smiley (2012)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 3.4)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersTeens, Maniacs, Monsters, Friends, Serial killers
PlotChase, Fear
StyleAction, Heavy

After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.

2-Headed Shark Attack (2012)
Mark7 (imdb: 2.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersSharks, Teens, Friends
PlotLove, Survival
PlaceUninhabited island, Sea, Islands, Ships

A Semester at Sea ship is attacked and sunk by a mutated two-headed shark, and the survivors seek refuge on a deserted atoll. The coeds, however, are no longer safe when the atoll starts flooding.

Feed the Gods (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 3.6)
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure
CountryCanada
Duration01:24
CharactersYeti, Teens, Friends
PlotMystery

Two brothers return to a small mountain town in search of their long lost parents only to discover that the place has a monstrous taste for tourists.

The Final Girls (2015)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:51
CharactersTeens, Maniacs, Killers, Orphans
PlotLoneliness
PlaceUSA

A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer.

Here Alone (2016)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersTeens, Zombie
PlotLoneliness, Pursuit, Survival
PlaceNew York

After a terrible virus ravages human civilization, Ann finds herself living alone in a forest, foraging for supplies, and accompanied only by a radio that broadcasts a single transmission in French. Few animals even remain; the only survivors seem to be the roving hordes of infected creatures with a taste for human flesh. One fateful day, Ann crosses paths with two more survivors, Chris and Olivia. But after surviving on her own for so long, she struggles to relate to them and and their desire to settle down and start a new community.

I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Single mothers
PlaceUSA
TimeWinter
StyleAtmospheric, Tense

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.

Queen of Spades: The Dark Rite (2015)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror
CountryRussia
Duration02:25
CharactersTeens
PlotMagic, Death, Fear, Mystery, Supernatural, Curses
PlaceRussia
StyleCreepy, Tense

There is an ancient ritual known to humankind for more than a hundred years...According to the legend, an ominous entity known as The Queen of Spades can be summoned by drawing a door and staircase on a mirror in the darkness, and by saying her name three times. The Queen of Spades gets her energy from reflective objects; she cuts locks of hair from those asleep, and those that see her go mad or die. Four teenagers decide to call The Queen of Spades as a joke. But when one of them dies of a sudden heart attack, the group realizes they are up against something inexplicable and deadly dangerous.

Poltergeist (2015)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:41
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Parents, Mothers, Fathers, Pupils
PlotDeath, Mystery, Mystery, Mystery, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.

Ghostland (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:23
CharactersWriters, Maniacs, Captives, Sisters
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Fear, Survival
StyleCreepy, Tense, Disturbing, Action

A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things get strange...

The Dark Tower (2017)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Military
PlotSuperpowers, Adventure, Disasters, Skirmishes
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleTense

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryCanada, USA, India, United Kingdom
Duration01:25
CharactersStudents
PlotDeath
PlaceForest, Jungle

Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of paranoid college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count climbs, so does the fear and confusion as the college kids try to seek revenge against the pair.

Fright Night (2011)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersVampire
PlotSupernatural
StyleDisturbing

A teenager suspects his new neighbour is a vampire. Unable to convince anyone, he tries to enlist the help of a self-proclaimed vampire hunter and magician in this remake of the 1985 comedy-horror classic.

Slender Man (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 3.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:27
PlotInternet, Supernatural, Missing people
StyleTense

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.

The Devil Inside (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:32
CharactersTeens, Family, Priests, Jews
PlotDamn things, Curses, Obsession, Exorcism
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Action, Atmospheric, Gloomy

In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.

Zombeavers (2014)
Mark4.4 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:18
CharactersZombie, Teens
PlotKiller animals, Death
PlaceLake
StyleThrash

College friends find their weekend of sex and debauchery ruined when deadly zombie beavers swarm their riverside cabin.

Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryHong Kong, USA
Duration02:24
CharactersZombie, Teens, Fathers
PlotGhosts, Holidays
PlaceParty
TimeHalloween

Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls, and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

V/H/S: Viral (2014)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersWizards, Teens, Scientists
PlotInternet, Fear, Supernatural
PlaceMexico, Parallel worlds, USA
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

V/H/S: VIRAL's segments include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ritual, and a sinister, shadowy organization that is tracking a serial killer. The segments are tied together by the story of a group of fame-obsessed teens following a violent car chase in LA that unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.

Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 4)
Genrehorror, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersMonsters, Teens
PlotSurvival

Taking place on the last day of the Creeper’s twenty-three-day feeding frenzy, as the skeptical Sergeant Tubbs teams up with a task force hellbent on destroying the Creeper for good. The Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer than ever before to learning the secret of its dark origins.

We Are the Night (2010)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:41
CharactersVampire, Teens, Parents, Police, Girlfriends
PlotInvestigation, Justice
PlaceParty
StyleExciting

One night, 18 year old Lena is bitten by Louise, leader of a female vampire trio that are as deadly as they are beautiful. Her newfound vampiric lifestyle is a blessing and a curse at the same time. At first, she enjoys the limitless freedom, the luxury, the parties. But soon the murderous blood lust of her comrades in arms proves too much for her, and she falls dangerously in love with Tom, a young undercover cop. When she resolves to turn her back on the bloodsucking band of sisters, Louise fury knows no bounds. Lena will have to choose between immortal love and immortal life.

Boarding School (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens
PlaceSchool
StyleTense, Heavy

When troubled 12-year-old Jacob Felsen is sent away to boarding school, he enters every kid’s worst nightmare: a creepy old mansion, deserted except for six other teenage misfits and two menacing and mysterious teachers. As events become increasingly horrific, Jacob must conquer his fears to find the strength to survive.

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