Your Favorite Young Adult "Whodunit" Horror Film?

by Abigail2010 | created - 01 May 2018 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Young Adult "whodunit" styled horror movies have always been a guilty pleasure of mine. Which of these whodunit horrors, primarily featuring characters in their teens or twenties, is your favorite?

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1. Urban Legend (1998)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

35 Metascore

A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Michael Rosenbaum

Votes: 56,856 | Gross: $38.07M

2. Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

16 Metascore

A film school is the center of a fresh spate of killings based on urban legends.

Director: John Ottman | Stars: Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Hart Bochner, Loretta Devine

Votes: 15,341 | Gross: $21.47M

3. Scream (1996)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

65 Metascore

A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

Votes: 270,725 | Gross: $103.05M

4. Scream 2 (1997)

R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery

63 Metascore

Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 149,291 | Gross: $101.36M

5. Scream 3 (2000)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

56 Metascore

While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, another Ghostface killer rises to terrorize them.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 118,032 | Gross: $89.14M

6. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

52 Metascore

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

Votes: 121,947 | Gross: $38.18M

7. Happy Death Day (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

58 Metascore

A college student must relive the day of her murder over and over again, in a loop that will end only when she discovers her killer's identity.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken

Votes: 101,593 | Gross: $55.68M

8. Happy Death Day 2U (2019)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

57 Metascore

Tree Gelbman discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, Suraj Sharma

Votes: 44,600 | Gross: $28.05M

9. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

21 Metascore

The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who had left him for dead, as well as cause even more murder and mayhem, this time at a posh island resort.

Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Brandy Norwood, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 65,641 | Gross: $40.00M

10. Cry Wolf (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

39 Metascore

Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, Erica Yates

Votes: 25,350 | Gross: $10.05M

11. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

R | 90 min | Horror

44 Metascore

A group of high-schoolers invite Mandy Lane, an innocent, desirable girl, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop mysteriously.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Amber Heard, Anson Mount, Whitney Able, Michael Welch

Votes: 30,261

12. The Ward (2010)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

38 Metascore

An institutionalized young woman becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Laura-Leigh

Votes: 39,021

13. My Bloody Valentine (2009)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

51 Metascore

Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.

Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue

Votes: 51,952 | Gross: $51.55M

14. Ten (I) (2017)

TV-14 | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A group of kids travel to an abandoned island for a party only to discover that they are being stalked and hunted down by a dangerous predator.

Director: Chris Robert | Stars: Dylan Arnold, Meg Cashel, Raquel Castro, Rome Flynn

Votes: 202

15. Boogeyman 2 (2007)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A young woman with a long-term phobia of the boogeyman voluntarily checks herself into a mental health facility with the hope of conquering her overwhelming fear. However, much to her ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Betancourt | Stars: Danielle Savre, Matt Cohen, Chrissy Calhoun, Michael Graziadei

Votes: 7,523

16. Cherry Falls (2000)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In the small town of Cherry Falls, a psychotic murderer is killing off the virgins of the local high school.

Director: Geoffrey Wright | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr, Michael Biehn, Jesse Bradford

Votes: 11,700

17. Sorority Row (2009)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery

24 Metascore

A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.

Director: Stewart Hendler | Stars: Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, Carrie Fisher, Teri Andrez

Votes: 27,617 | Gross: $11.96M

18. My Soul to Take (2010)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

25 Metascore

A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey

Votes: 18,944 | Gross: $14.64M

19. Dead Tone (2007)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

Finals at the prestigious University of Dreyskill are finally over and it's time to party. "The Crew", as they are known by their peers and dorm mates, are invited to a rich classmate's ... See full summary »

Directors: Brian Hooks, Deon Taylor | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Gwendoline Yeo, Antwon Tanner, Brian Hooks

Votes: 2,723

20. Valentine (2001)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

18 Metascore

Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.

Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Denise Richards, David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton, Jessica Capshaw

Votes: 23,939 | Gross: $20.38M

21. Ripper (2001)

R | 114 min | Horror, Thriller

A massacre survivor (A.J. Cook) studies serial killers under a famous expert (Bruce Payne), but her classmates soon start dying at the hands of a Jack the Ripper copycat.

Director: John Eyres | Stars: A.J. Cook, Bruce Payne, Ryan Northcott, Claire Keim

Votes: 2,689

22. Most Likely to Die (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

A group of former classmates gather for a pre-party at one of their homes the night before their 10-year high school reunion, and one by one, they are brutally slain in a manner befitting each's senior yearbook superlative.

Director: Anthony DiBlasi | Stars: Chad Addison, Jake Busey, Tess Christiansen, John Doe

Votes: 4,302

23. You're Next (2011)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

66 Metascore

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Nicholas Tucci

Votes: 82,740 | Gross: $18.47M

24. Needle (2010)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A killer uses an 18th century machine with supernatural powers to terrorize students at a college.

Director: John V. Soto | Stars: Travis Fimmel, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Dorman, Nathaniel Buzolic

Votes: 2,655

25. Killer Movie (2008)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

A reality TV director copes with a spoiled celebutante and a show gone haywire when a masked killer starts bumping off the crew in this slasher-movie satire.

Director: Jeff Fisher | Stars: Paul Wesley, Kaley Cuoco, Gloria Votsis, Torrey DeVitto

Votes: 2,636

26. Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

40 Metascore

On a stormy Saturday afternoon, six students from Crestview Academy begin to meet horrible fates as they serve out their detentions. Is a fellow student to blame, or perhaps Crestview's alleged ghosts are behind the terrible acts?

Director: Matthew Spradlin | Stars: Cameron Deane Stewart, Ben Browder, Jeffrey Schmidt, Ali Faulkner

Votes: 3,424

27. Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

22 Metascore

DETENTION SUCKS BUT IT'S KILLER FUN: It's four years later, and a new group of students has been placed in Saturday detention at the infamous and prestigious Crestview Academy. When ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Browder | Stars: Sammi Hanratty, Colby Arps, Sophia Ali, Erika Daly

Votes: 2,497

28. Club Dread (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

45 Metascore

When a serial killer interrupts the fun at the swanky Coconut Pete's Coconut Beach Resort--a hedonistic island paradise for swingers--it's up to the club's staff to stop the violence...or at least hide it.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Bill Paxton, Kevin Heffernan, Elena Lyons

Votes: 27,309 | Gross: $4.99M

29. Detention (2011)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

45 Metascore

As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention.

Director: Joseph Kahn | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook

Votes: 14,468

30. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

47 Metascore

The long gone serial killer seemingly returned again.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Travis Tope

Votes: 12,907

31. Lovers Lane (1999)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A man who committed a series of murders thirteen years ago begins to hunt down his victims' children.

Director: Jon Steven Ward | Stars: Diedre Kilgore, Carter Roy, Brian Allemand, Jori Wanquist

Votes: 942

32. The Pool (2001)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

International students at an elite Prague school are stalked and murdered while holding a party in an abandoned water park.

Director: Boris von Sychowski | Stars: Kristen Miller, Elena Uhlig, Paul T. Grasshoff, John Hopkins

Votes: 2,649

33. Friday the 13th (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

22 Metascore

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp where, years before, it was the site of a child's drowning and a grisly double murder.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

Votes: 111,044 | Gross: $39.75M

34. Fear Island (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Five students on spring break meet at a secluded island cabin for a weekend getaway. After a night of music, drinking and getting re-acquainted the five friends are shocked to find the cabin's caretaker murdered and the only boat off the island gone. Stranded on the island they become the prey of a mysterious killer who seems bent on revenge for something the friends have done. They must defend ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Storey | Stars: Aaron Ashmore, Haylie Duff, Lucy Hale, Kyle Schmid

Votes: 3,769

35. Death Do Us Part (2014)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

Kennedy Jamieson, a wealthy socialite, has waited her whole life to have the perfect wedding. Engaged to the charming Ryan Harris, the young couple is just a week away from the big day but ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Humphries | Stars: Julia Benson, Peter Benson, Emilie Ullerup, Christine Chatelain

Votes: 953



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