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5 Airbnb Horror Movies That Will Make Your Next Rental Terrifying

By George Bate & Josh Bate

Airbnb horror

Most people have had an iffy experience renting a home from Airbnb, but those experiences likely pale in comparison to the horrors seen in this emerging sub-genre of horror cinema. Here are five films that will have you thinking twice before booking that next rental…


Barbarian follows a young woman, who discovers that the rental home she booked is already occupied by a stranger. Against her better judgment, she decides to spend the night but soon discovers there’s a lot more to fear than just an unexpected house guest. Barbarian is streaming now on Max. Read our review below to see why we called it one of the best movies of 2022.

REVIEW: Barbarian

The Rental

Dave Franco, in his directorial debut, helms this ominous Airbnb horror flick. The film follows two couples on an oceanside getaway, who grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister. The Rental is now streaming on Netflix.

Gone in the Night

Upon arriving at a remote cabin for a getaway, a woman (Winona Ryder) and her boyfriend discover another couple already staying there. They decide to share the rental for the night, but the boyfriend’s disappearance sparks a race for answers. Gone in the Night is now streaming on Hulu.

You Should Have Left

Kevin Bacon stars as a father and husband, who takes his family on a trip to the Welsh countryside for a holiday. While renting a home, a series of sinister events take place which indicate that all is not what it seems. You Should Have Left is now streaming on Peacock.


In Superhost, two travel vloggers check into a vacation rental with a host that will do anything for a good review. Superhost is now streaming on Shudder.

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