As if it isn’t bad enough to be the subject of a horror scene in your own country. Jason from Friday the 13th is about to get you, or maybe you’re being hunted down by a witch. But, add to that a travel horror scene, and things can even get worse. Just when you thought you were safe to travel…
1. Hostel (2005). Hostel is probably known as one of the most gory travel movies out there. Think about it. You’re on an innocent guys trip, trying to have some fun, and you go to Slovakia to check out the most beautiful women anywhere. They have no idea that they are about to get involved in a torture scheme where people pay money to have this place find them people to torture. Very sadistic vacation, if you ask me!
2. Whiteout (2009). Imagine going to Antarctica to be a US Marshall. Add to that alot of psychological baggage, and you could probably drive yourself crazy without killers on the lose in a whiteout. Kate Beckinsale is in for sume scary horror scenes while she spends her last few days stationed in Antarctica. Good luck making it out alive! The bad news is, the last plane left for the winter, so she’s stuck there until the spring.
3. The Shining (1980). Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall travel to a hotel that gets completely snowbound in the winter to become the caretakers for the winter season. This means, whatever happens, they are going to be completely stuck there for the whole winter, inside with whatever decides to haunt the place. This is a great psychological thriller travel horror flick about your mind playing tricks on you even if there is nothing really out there. This is a classic must see scary movie.
4. Babel (2006). An American couple decides to travel to Morocco for vacation. Babel stars Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt. During a bus ride, Cate is wounded badly by gunshots from a car passing by. They take her to a nearby village, where she must await a doctor. She can’t travel anymore in her condition. The incident is considered a terrorist attack, so it is difficult to get an ambulance or doctor to her. Will she survive?
5. Hostel II (2007). This movie is the sequel to Hostel. The movie is very similar, but female travelers end up in Slovakia this time being tortured instead of the men. This is yet another scary travel horror flick.
6. Wolf Creek (2005). Well, you might have thought the worst thing you would have to worry about in the Australian outback were the snakes, spiders and animals. If you had, you would have been mistaken. Three backpackers end up hostage to a serial killer! Just great. This is exactly what they wanted to do during their vacation. Two women from England meet an Australian man, and decide to go into the Outback with him on their trip. Their car breaks down on the way, and they are stranded. They run into a local who says he will help them. Mistake! You should have run for your life when you had the chance!
7. The Hills Have Eyes (2006). This movie kind of reminds me of the movie Wrong Turn, except that the family’s car breaks down in the desert. (In Wrong Turn, the people end up on the backroads of West Virginia.) The family is traveling to California. They end up at a gas station where they are set up in a trap to get them out into the desert, just where they want them. Then, the torture begins.
8. Snakes on a Plane (2006). A witness to a murder is being transported on a plane to a trial in Los Angeles traveling from Hawaii, escorted by FBI agents. The murdered arranges to have snakes on the plane, that will be released into the passenger area at a certain point during the flight. You can imagine what follows as people start to be bitten by the snakes, one after one. Who will survive?
9. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). Some friends are traveling in Texas on off roads when they run into a family of cannibals. Will anyone survive what is about to happen?
10. Psycho (1960). Psycho is the original film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Norman Bates is the caretaker of the hotel, owned by his mother. A woman decides to hide out there after stealing money from her employer. What ensues next makes for one incredible horror travel movie. Maybe she should have chosen another hotel.
What are your favorite travel horror movies?