List of natural horror films

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Natural horror (also known as creature features) is a subgenre of horror films that features natural forces,[1] typically in the form of animals or plants, that pose a threat to human characters.

Though killer animals in film have existed since the release of The Lost World in 1925,[2] two of the first motion pictures to garner mainstream success with a "nature run amok" premise were The Birds, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and released in 1963; and Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1975. Following Jaws, numerous horror films of a similar narrative were produced, including Grizzly (1976), Piranha (1978), and Alligator (1980).[3]

Arachnids[edit]

Birds[edit]

Fish[edit]

Piranhas[edit]

Sharks[edit]

Insects[edit]

Ants[edit]

Honey bees[edit]

Cockroaches[edit]

  • Mimic (1997, evolved human-sized genetically engineered cockroaches)[32]

Others[edit]

Mammals[edit]

Bats[edit]

Bears[edit]

Canines[edit]

Felines[edit]

Primates[edit]

Rats[edit]

Whales[edit]

Others[edit]

Mollusks[edit]

Gastropods[edit]

Octopuses[edit]

Reptiles[edit]

Alligators and crocodiles[edit]

Dinosaurs[edit]

Snakes[edit]

Plants[edit]

Worms[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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