Horror Movies

Things that go bump in the night, the monster in the closet, the shadow on the wall and the shape under the bed are all part of our subconcious fears that stem from childhood... the fear of the unknown. Horror films tap into that fear and serve up fright-filled nightmares that keep us screaming for more... For that one man cottage industry of fear and suspense, Stephen King films can be found through the 'Special Interest' link, under 'Based on...' or by using the 'Stephen King' link on any of his adaptations. See also 'Classic Horror'.

The Shining (1980)

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Jack Nicholson, Danny Lloyd

Stanley Kubrick's great thriller, based on Stephen King's novel, with Jack Nicholson going slowly mad in a remote deserted hotel, terrorising his wife... Read more

The Shining ( Blu-ray ) (1980)

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd

From a script he co-adapted from the Stephen King novel, director Stanley Kubrick melds vivid performances, menacing settings, dreamlike tracking shot... Read more

The Signal (2007)

Director: David Bruckner, Dan Bush, Jacob Gentry
Starring: Anessa Ramsey, AJ Bowen, Justin Welborn, Scott Poythress, Sahr Ngaujah, Suehyla...

As the citizens of Terminus prepare to ring in the new year, a mysterious signal transmitted through all electronic devices turns normally sane people... Read more

The Silent House (2010)

Director: Gustavo Hernandez

Aka "La Casa Muda". Laura and her father only need to spend one night in the house, but eerie things start happening soon after they arrive. Strange s... Read more

The Sin Eater ( aka The Order ) (2003)

Director: Brian Helgeland
Starring: Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Mark Addy, Benno Furmann, Peter Weller

AKA 'The Order' Oscar-winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland writes and directs the compelling religious thriller - renegade Catholic priest Heath Ledg... Read more

The Skeleton Key (2005)

Director: Iain Softley
Starring: Kate Hudson, John Hurt, Gena Rowlands, Peter Sarsgaard

Caroline (Kate Hudson) is a hospice worker hired by Violet (Gena Rowlands) to come down to New Orleans and look after her dying husband (John Hurt).... Read more

The Spider (1958)

Director: Bert I Gordon
Starring: Ed Kemmer, June Kenny, Geene Persson, Gene Roth

A.k.a. "Earth vs The Spider". The ads warned 'It must eat you to live'. A spider bigger than a bus is found in a cave and, when revived, decides to st... Read more

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1968)

Director: Charles Jarrott
Starring: Billie Whitelaw, Denholm Elliott, Jack Palance, Oscar Homolka, Torin Thatcher, T...

Powerful made-for-TV version of the Robert Louis Stevenson tale features Jack Palance as the mild-mannered scientist whose experiments in the nature o... Read more

The Strangers (2008)

Director: Bryan Bertino
Starring: Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman, Gemma Ward, Kip Weeks, Laura Margolis

Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman are a couple who return to their semi-secluded house after a wedding, only to find their lives thrown into chaos with the... Read more

The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

Director: Johannes Roberts
Starring: Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, Christina Hendricks

Mike and his wife Cindy take their son and daughter on a road trip that becomes their worst nightmare. The family members soon find themselves in a de... Read more