10 Horror Movies That Feature Deadly Animals

What are the best horror movies that feature deadly animals?

The Gray

The Gray is a 2011 survival horror movie set in the Alaskan Wilderness. The film follows a group of oil workers who are stranded after their plane crashes. As they struggle to survive in the harsh environment, they must also contend with a pack of territorial wolves that are hunting them down.

If you're a fan of survival horror movies that combine action, suspense, and a terrifying animal threat, The Gray is a fun-watch. Just be prepared to think twice about venturing into the wilderness after seeing this film. [The Gray on IMDB]

Piranha 3D

Piranha 3D, released in 2010, is a horror comedy that combines scares and laughs in a campy and tongue-in-cheek approach. The movie follows a group of vacationers who are attacked by a school of prehistoric piranhas that have been unleashed in a lake.

The film features a cast of well-known characters, including Elizabeth Shu, Jerry O'Connell, and Christopher Lloyd.

It has gained a cult following among horror fans for its campy and tongue-in-cheek approach to the genre. [Piranha 3D on IMDB]

Eight-Legged Freaks

For those who hate spiders, like me, Eight-Legged Freaks is a horror comedy that you should definitely check out. Released in 2002, it tells the story of a small town that becomes infested with giant mutated spiders after a toxic spill at a nearby mine.

The movie has a campy B-movie style and doesn't take itself too seriously, making it a fun and entertaining watch. It's filled with quirky characters and over-the-top action sequences that will keep you entertained throughout.

The film is also notable for its practical effects and use of both practical and dated CGI. The combination adds to its charm and nostalgia, especially for fans of classic horror movies. [Eight Legged Freaks on IMDB]

Cocaine Bear

If you're a fan of campy 80s cult horror movies, then Cocaine Bear is a film you won't want to miss. This movie has all the elements of a classic creature feature, but with a  twist.

The film follows the story of a group of friends who stumble upon a dead body in the woods, along with a duffel bag full of cocaine. Little do they know, a nearby bear has also discovered the bag and ingested its contents, turning the bear into a crazed, unstoppable force.

This movie is a love letter to the campy horror films of the 80s, with over-the-top practical effects and a nostalgic feel. It embraces its B-movie roots while still delivering an entertaining experience. [Cocaine Bear on IMDB]


Backcountry is a 2014 Canadian horror movie that explores the terrifying reality of being hunted by a wild animal in the wilderness. It follows a couple as they embark on a camping trip to a remote and secluded area. Little do they know, they are not alone in the woods.

It's a tense and suspenseful exploration of the survival genre. As Alex and Jen struggle to stay alive and find their way back to civilization, they must confront their deepest fears and the wrath of a massive and aggressive bear.

The cinematography is stunning, capturing the vastness of the wilderness and the terror of being hunted by a bear. The visuals add to the overall intensity and realism of the film. [Backcountry on IMDB]

The Shallows

This film is a prime example of a well-crafted survival horror movie, filled with tense moments and an exploration of the indomitable human will to survive. As Nancy uses her wit and determination to outsmart the relentless shark, viewers are taken on a rollercoaster ride of suspense and adrenaline.

Blake Lively delivers a strong performance as the lead character. Her portrayal of Nancy's struggle and resilience makes you truly invested in her fight for survival. [The Shallows on IMDB]


Arachnophobia is yet another spider horror movie. It tells the story of a small town that is terrorized by a deadly and venomous breed of spiders. The spiders hitch a ride back to the United States in a coffin from South America, and as they begin to prey on the townspeople, a new doctor and an arachnologist team up to try and stop the outbreak.

This film explores the humorous side of fear and paranoia, as the characters are forced to confront their phobias and work together to find a solution.  [Arachnophobia on IMDB]


Crawl takes place during a hurricane and features hungry alligators as the main threat. The film follows a young woman named Haley, who becomes trapped in a flooded house with the alligators as the waters rise.

The movie is a tense exploration of the human will to survive in the face of overwhelming danger. As Haley navigates the treacherous waters and battles the aggressive alligators, you are taken on a rollercoaster ride of suspense and adrenaline. [Crawl on IMDB]


Cujo is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name and follows a mother and her young son who become trapped in their car after it breaks down in a remote area with a large and rabid Saint Bernard dog named Cujo on the loose.

It is a suspenseful exploration of survival and primal fear as the mother and son fight for their lives against the increasingly dangerous and unpredictable dog. Cujo starts out as a friendly and lovable pet but turns into a vicious and uncontrollable beast after being bitten by a rabid animal. [Cujo on IMDB]


Jaws is a masterpiece, we all know that, and I am sure you have seen it, but it tells the story of a small coastal town called Amity Island, where a series of shark attacks have caused panic among the residents and tourists.

The slow reveal of the monstrous great white shark builds a lot of tension and anticipation throughout the film.

It is a classic horror movie that has had a lasting impact, solidifying the fear of sharks in the minds of moviegoers for decades. [Jaws on IMDB]

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