Jennifer Love Hewitt and Brandy holding on to one an other with fear in their eyes in a scene from the film 'I Still Know What You Did Last Summer', 1998. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images)
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The 15 Best Teen Horror Movies Of All Time, Ranked
15. Halloween
John Carpenter's film laid the foundation for the final girl archetype, thanks to co-writer Debra Hill, who fleshed out the characters of Laurie Strode and her friends Annie and Lynda. Michael’s murderous mayhem wouldn't be the same without the character-building that Hill did.
14. I Know What You Did...
This flick takes cues from "Scream," which tracks, considering Kevin Williamson wrote both, but it carves out its own place in late '90s teen horror. "I Know What You Did Last Summer" celebrates both the exhilaration of endless possibilities and the recklessness of the teen years.
13. It Follows
Writer-director David Robert Mitchell brings a supernatural twist to a story about loss of innocence as an entity that’s passed through sex becomes a form of psychological terror. The film shows how sex changes people and their perceptions of the world, as it captures the horrors of youth.
12. Carrie
Directed by Brian De Palma, the 1976 feature showcases exactly how tough it is in high school and how womanhood is so often demonized by society. Teen girls can be the most venomous when it comes to someone attempting to understand their own identity, which makes "Carrie" as much a popcorn horror flick as it is a coming-of-age film.
11. Bodies Bodies Bodies
Halina Reijn's film views online culture through a "Clue"-inspired framework, as screenwriter Sarah DeLappe provides insight into Gen Z’s online habits, phone addictions, and complex friendship dynamics. The film also deconstructs terms like "gaslighting" and explores other toxic online behaviors.