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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'.

Christine (1983)

6.7/10
Director: John Carpenter
Starring: Keith Gordon, Alexandra Paul, John Stockwell, Robert Prosky, Harry Dean Stanton

Stylish adaptation of Stephen King's novel about a 1958 Plymouth Fury which comes off the assembly line possessed by evil powers. A great soundtrack i... Read more

Zombieland (2009)

7.7/10
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone

In the vein of "Shaun of the Dead," this fun-filled mix of horror, comedy, and action focuses on two guys, nerdy college student Columbus (Jesse Eisen... Read more

The Babadook (2014)

6.8/10
Director: Jennifer Kent
Starring: Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Ben...

Baba-dook-dook-dook joins Candyman and Bloody Mary as words too terrifying to say, but too tempting not to, thanks to Australian writer-director... Read more

Black Sheep (2006)

5.8/10
Director: Jonathan King
Starring: Nathan Meister, Peter Feeney, Danielle Mason, Tammy Davis, Glenis Levestam, Oliv...

When a farmer's genetic engineering experiement goes horribly wrong, innocuous, fluffy sheep are transformed into relentless, bloodthirsty killers, in... Read more

Jaws 2 (1978)

5.7/10
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Starring: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton

Roy Scheider and Lorraine Gary return as another great white shark terrorises Amity Island. Read more

Salem's Lot (1979)

6.8/10
Director: Tobe Hooper
Starring: Lew Ayres, Lance Kerwin, James Mason, David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, George Dzundza

This story of vampires in modern-day New England is one of the better adaptations of Stephen King's novels on film. Some real chills go along with an... Read more

Wrong Turn (2003)

6.1/10
Director: Rob Schmidt
Starring: Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jeremy Sisto, Kevin Zegers

'Deliverance' meets 'The Texas Chain Saw Massacre' in this nail-biting horror tale. After a car accident leaves them stranded in the backwoods of West... Read more

Cat People (1982)

6.1/10
Director: Paul Schrader
Starring: Annette O'Toole, John Heard, Malcolm McDowell, Nastassja Kinski

Paul Schrader's erotic remake of Jacques Tourneur's 1942 classic about an innocent young woman (Nastassia Kinski) who is subject to feline metamorphos... Read more

28 Weeks Later (2007)

7/10
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Starring: Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Amanda Walker, Harold Perrineau, Shah...

The sequel to Danny Boyle's '28 Days Later' is directed by Jaun Carlos Fresnadilo ('Intacto'), and takes place six months after the first film, with a... Read more

The Invitation (2015)

6.7/10
Director: Karyn Kusama
Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman, Tammy Blanchard

In this taut psychological thriller, the tension is palpable when shows up to his ex-wife Eden (and new husband, David's dinner party. The pair's trag... Read more