Rain and stormy weather form an integral part of many good horror movies. It sets the mood, and gets the ball rolling. Lightning makes it all the better.
Here are the best horror movies that take place in heavy rain or storms:
1 - Poltergeist (1982) More than a gnarled tree creature comes alive when a storm hits a family's house, built on sacred burial land.
2 - Pumpkinhead (1988) a warm day in Fall becomes a nightmare after dusk, when a storm hits and a creature is summoned to get revenge on the campers for recklessly killing a boy.
3 - Friday the 13th (1980) Although the days at Camp Crystal Lake leading up to Friday are sunny, the actual night of the 13th is stormy with heavy downpours.
4 - The Last House on the Left (1972, and remade in 2009) A biker gang seeks refuge in a house during a storm, only to discover the house belongs to the parents of a girl they killed on one of their sprees. Was this more than a coincidence?
5 - The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) She's alive... alive! Lightning plays the important role of animating our monster's new partner.
6 - Ghost Ship (2002) A crew tries to salvage a ship in a heavy rain storm, but something ghostly remains aboard.
7 - The Mist (2007) After storm hits a small town, a door is opened, and a fog rolls in from another world.
8 - The Haunting (1963) Based on the famed novel "The Haunting of Hill House"
9 - Haute Tension (2003), aka High Tension. Two girls run from a serial killer in the countryside of France one rainy night, with a twist ending.
10 - Psycho (1960) The rain scene on arrival the at Bates Motel, is eerie and effective.
11 - Creepshow (1982) Only one of the stories, and all the segues take place in storms.
12 - An American Werewolf in London (1980)
13 - The Legend of Hello House (1973) On a wicked rainy night, guest spend the night in a haunted house.
14 - The Evil Dead (1981) In a remote cabin in the woods. What could go wrong?
15 - Child's Play (1988) It's the opening storm that brings the evil doll to life.
16 - Friday the 13th Part IV, when Tommy makes his first appearance on a stormy, rainy night. He braves the weather to go after Jason. Friday Part II also takes place entirely in a rain storm.
17 - I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
19 - The Amityville Horror (1979)
20 - The Deadly Spawn (1983)
Best sci-fi horror musical in the rain: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
For the cooler side of storms, check these out here on Top2040:
Now push up that giant umbrella, and make your way to the cabin in the woods for a rainy day horror movie festival. The stormier, the better.
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