The 10 Best Fourth of July Horror Flicks, from 'Jaws' to 'The Purge'

There's just no greater decision than "Jaws" for the Fourth of July. The third component film from Steven Spielberg stays an unsurpassed illustration of how to construct strain — with a blood-souring score, unfathomably powerful bad guy

1. “Jaws” (1975)

Brian De Palma did something extraordinary in "Victory," a dimly splendid thrill ride entwined with sufficient class send-ups to nearly call it a loathsomeness parody fundamental.

2. “Blow Out” (1981)

When a strange interstellar object on a collision course with Earth mysteriously starts to slow down, the alien invasion of “Independence Day” begins. Starring Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, and more

3. “Independence Day” (1996)

"The Purge: Election Year" flaunts the most outwardly enthusiastic fancy odds and ends, including the threatening neon Lady Liberty from its extremely merry banners. In any case, the debut 2013 cleanse still gives DeMonaco's skeptical idea the best chomp.

4. “The Purge” (2013)

Categorizing Martin Scorsese’s “Cape Fear” as an outright horror title would feel like more of a stretch if Robert De Niro wasn’t so indisputably scary in it. Based on John D. MacDonald’s 1957 novel “The Executioners

5. “Cape Fear” (1991)

One more trip from Hulu's "Into the Dark" frightfulness collection, Gigi Saul Guerrero's "Culture Shock" targets the Mexico-United States line emergency through a bilingual nail-biter you will probably remember forever.

6. “Into the Dark: Culture Shock” (2019)

Set across two Fourth of July holidays, Jim Gillespie’s iconic nautical thriller of the ’90s is one of the better road safety allegories out there. Not only is it campy fun

7. “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (1997)

Strictly speaking, “Final Destination 3” has nothing to do with the Fourth of July. But the second sequel in James Wong’s death-hunts-you horror franchise does hinge on something called the McKinley Tri-Centennial, and you’ll find that’s close enough.

8. “Final Destination 3” (2006)

At a glance, William Lustig’s “Uncle Sam” is a goofy slasher about a serial killer in striped slacks and a star-spangled top hat. But look deeper and you’ll discover a delightfully inexplicable enigma of holiday horror that’s sure to leave you asking

9. “Uncle Sam” (1996)

Though it takes place on the Fourth of July, “Frogs” isn’t searing satire; just goofy fun. Like “The Bay” and “Jaws,” George McCowan’s 1972 creature feature tries to say something about humanity’s mistreatment of Earth

10. “Frogs” (1972)