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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'.

Empire of the Wolves (2005)

5.9/10
Director: Chris Nahon
Starring: Jean Reno, Jocelyn Quivrin, Arly Jover, Laura Morante, Philippe Bas

Jean Reno is a retired detective of questionable motive, called in to investigate the murder of three Turkish immigrants in Paris. Meanwhile the wife... Read more

28 Days Later (2002)

7.6/10
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns, Christopher Ecclest...

In this frightening film from Danny Boyle ('Trainspotting'), a quick-acting virus caused by diseased chimps sweeps across England, turning the inflict... Read more

The Thing (1982)

8.1/10
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Kurt Russell, Richard Dysart, Donald Moffat

John Carpenter's under-rated remake of the 1951 classic actually follows the original source material (John W Campbell, Jr.s 'Who Goes There?') more c... Read more

Hard Candy (2005)

7.1/10
Director: David Slade
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae, Gilbert John

14-year-old Hayley (Ellen Page) agrees to meet dodgy, 30-something fashion photographer, Jeff (Patrick Wilson), after chatting online. Following a ren... Read more

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

7.1/10
Director: Don Coscarelli
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce, Heidi Marnhout, Bob Ivy

In this oddball low-budget horror comedy flick, Elvis (Bruce Campbell) and JFK (Ossie Davis) are living out their days in an East Texas retirement hom... Read more

Braindead ( Aka Dead Alive ) (1991)

8.1/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Timothy Balme, Elizabeth Moody, Diana Penalver, Ian Watkin, Jed Brophy

Taking a trip back to suburban Wellington of the '50s, director Peter Jackson has created the mother of all zombie movies. Jam-packed with demented jo... Read more

Frailty (2001)

7.3/10
Director: Bill Paxton
Starring: Bill Paxton, Matt O'Leary, Powers Boothe, Matthew McConaughey, Jeremy Sumpter

A disturbed widower (Bill Paxton, who also directed), believing he's on a mission from God, brings his two young sons with him on a murderous rampage,... Read more

Nosferatu (1922)

8/10
Director: F W Murnau
Starring: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Greta Schroeder

Aka 'Nosferatu: A Symphony of Terror'. The first and the greatest (not to mention scariest) Dracula movie ever made starring Max Schreck as Nosferatu,... Read more

The Locals (2003)

5.5/10
Director: Greg Page
Starring: John Barker, Dwayne Cameron, Kate Elliott, Aidee Walker

Two best friends, Grant and Paul, hit the road for a weekend of surfing. With night falling they take a short cut and meet Lisa and Kelly who invite t... Read more

May (2002)

6.7/10
Director: Lucky McKee
Starring: Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris, James Duval, Kevin Gage

"May" is a terrifying tale about a young woman's passion, which turns to obsession, to create the ultimate friend. As the subject of constant ridicule... Read more