Building a connection with nature and the outdoors is fun and exhilarating. However, the horror genre often reminds us that the woods are lovely, dark and dangerous. below in this article, we will cover the Top Camping/Hiking Horror Films You Cannot Miss.
If you are one of those people who loves watching horror movies as much as they love camping then why not combine the two loves and watch some great camping/hiking horror films.
We have compiled a list of some of the top camping horror films. While many on this list are what are known as the camp slashers, some are camp tales of isolation and fear.
Regardless of their plot, they will all put you on the edge, jumping at the slightest of noises, promising yourself never to leave the comfort of civilization again.
Here’s a list of some of the best, creepiest horror movies that involve camping, hiking the outdoors and similar.
Friday the 13th (1980)
Crystal Lake has a history of murder. Yet, these brave counselors set up a summer camp in the woods, disregarding the several warnings given by locals.
Soon, the bodies of camp counselors begin dropping one by one. As they are stalked, slashed and shot by an unknown opponent, the tale becomes murkier.
The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
While “The Cabin in the Woods” is a classic horror-comedy that mocks at the classic tropes used in horror movies, it doesn’t lack in the fear department.
It has all the elements that one could be scared of, from killer unicorns, clowns, mermen and zombie families. It has a lot of gruesome scenes in it, so tread with caution.
The Evil Dead (1981)
Who doesn’t know The Evil Dead? As far as supernatural horror films go, this one is a classic. It focuses on five college students who are on vacation in an isolated cabin in the woods. They find an audio tape and when it is played, it releases a legion of spirit and demons. Soon members of the group suffer from demonic possession and what follows next is a gore fest. The film was in fact, shot on location in a remote cabin in Morristown, Tennessee. It is believed that the filming process was truly difficult and uncomfortable for the cast and crew.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
This 1999 iconic horror film is in the style of a found-footage film. However, it was marketed as the real thing and some early audiences also believed that they were actually witnessing the truth.
In this film, three students who set out to Maryland to find out the truth about Maryland, never come back.
It was shot quite realistically and it is considered a classic in this genre.
Willow Creek (2013)
A couple visits the notorious Willow Creek which is allegedly the home of the original Bigfoot legend. It is again the found footage genre. But neither of them are prepared for the hidden horrors between the trees and what happens when the cameras are rolling.
Calibre is a critically acclaimed Scottish horror film. The plot follows Vaughn and Marcus, two childhood friends who travel to a remote area of the Scottish Highlands for a hunting trip. The pair are tested to the limit when they face a thrilling situation which neither could have prepared for. Calibre is somewhat unusual in this genre because of the lush and beautiful Highlands landscape. The plot is tense and tight along with some stellar performances that make it a must watch.
How to prepare for your own camping trip?
While it is all fun and adventure on a camping trip, it is important to be well-prepared so that your camping trip doesn’t turn into a disaster. Plan ahead and well, and be sure to review online shopping guides to get the best camping gear and accessories. For example, take a look at this buyers guide for camping stove.
We hope you enjoyed this compilation of the best camping horror/slasher films.