Road Trip Horror Movies

Going on a summer road trip? Nothing feels as vulnerable as being in a vehicle sometimes in remote areas and susceptible to strangers, weather, and breakdowns. Here's the best of the terrorized-on-the-road movies.

The Hitcher - a young man drives a car across country and makes the mistake of picking up a hitchhiker.

Duel - an uptight businessman on the road is antagonized by a trucker.

Joy Ride - brothers and a friend drive home from college, but get involved in a killer trucker's mind games and murder.

The Hills Have Eyes - a family takes a road trip with the RV, break down in the desert where some very creepy people live.

The Car - a black car with dark windows and no apparent driver torments a southwest town.

Breakdown - Fantastically manical movie about a husband who loses his wife to a crazy trucker when their car breaks down.

Night Terror - Valerie Harper, a mother alone on the road is tormented.

Wrong Turn - Youths on a road trip crash and look for help, only to be chased and murdered by seriously inbred rednecks.

Thelma and Louise - Two middle-aged women hit the road and run into problems right and left.

Tourist Trap - Young adults on a road trip break down at a freaky old roadside locale filled with mannequins and a creepy keeper.

Jeepers Creepers:  Siblings coming home from college run into an evil urban legend monster.

Others to consider: Incident On and Off a Mountain Road, Wind Chill, And Soon the Darkness, Wolf Creek, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Vanishing, Dead End.


  1. I re-watched "Duel" recently with my son. Even then, Steven Spielberg knew his stuff!


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