The 7 Scariest TRAVEL Movies Ever Made!

With Halloween around the corner, here’s a look at 7 of the Scariest Travel Movies ever made:

The Shining
Jack and his family are stuck in the Overlook Hotel. The Hotel is haunted; it drives Jack crazy (All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!) and he turns on his poor family. Can the mystical force of The Shining save them? 

Marion Crane steals a suitcase of cash and flees to Norman Bates remote hotel. She’s the only visitor and things soon get creepy. Norman acts strangely, and who exactly is living in the big house above the hotel? Things are definitely not as they seem¦ Surely the original hotel-horror, Psycho will leave you reluctant to ever take a shower on holiday again.

The Beach
Garland’s novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. What he finds was a little more than he bargained for!

Paxton, Josh and Oli are promised a hostel full of beautiful women waiting for them in Bratislava. On arrival, they find just that. And then they get much, much more¦ Hotel-horror in the industrial age, Hostel seems keen to persuade us never to set foot out of our native land again.

A group of young backpackers’ vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.  The title may be a reference to Milton’s religious poem, but there’s absolutely nothing holy about this movie. And the film’s (ever so slightly xenophobic!) message? Never trust the locals, apparently…

Wolf Creek
Liz, Kristy and Ben are left stranded in the outback after their car fails to start. Along comes Mick, a hardy bushman who offers to help. But are Mick’s intentions quite as innocent as they seem? Another backpacking gore-fest, Wolf Creek plays on the fears of anyone who has traveled in remote places. Or, for that matter, anyone who intends to go soon¦ So, who’s up for some hitchhiking across the wilds of Australia?

The Blair Witch Project
A group of documentary makers go in search of a local legend known as the Blair Witch. While camping out in the woods, they are beset by terrifying noises and strange goings-on. Is it the Blair Witch out there in the woods? The Blair Witch Project is probably responsible for some of the most extreme audience reactions in recent years. Some found it boring; others were so frightened they actually vomited in the cinema.

What is YOUR scariest travel movie?

3 Responses to “The 7 Scariest TRAVEL Movies Ever Made!”

  1. Cynthia
    November 2, 2008 at 10:38 am #

    The most scary movie EVER was, hands-down, THE EXORCIST – I still have nightmares…

  2. David White
    October 30, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    “The Thing” by John Carpenter. Gives me chills up my back for days after watching it.

  3. Bryant Rodger
    October 30, 2009 at 12:14 pm #

    I have to disagree with this list. The Scariest movie of all time and the greatest horror of all time is ” Halloween” hands down. Michael Myers scared the crap out of me.

    EDITOR: YES, Halloween is scary, however this is a list of scary TRAVEL Movies!

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