Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994) RT 78% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Freddy's back … and he's badder than ever! Nancy, the historical nemesis of the man with the satanic snarl and pitchfork fingers, discovers that a new monstrous demon has ...  (more)

GENRES: Fantasy • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Heather Langenkamp  •  Robert Englund  •  Miko Hughes  •  Wes Craven

The Exorcist (1973) RT 87% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Dec 1998

12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Friedkin
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Jason Miller  •  Max von Sydow  •  Lee J. Cobb

Night of the Living Dead (1968) RT 96% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Apr 2005

A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  George A. Romero
CAST:  Duane Jones  •  Judith O'Dea  •  Karl Hardman  •  Marilyn Eastman

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Heather Langenkamp  •  John Saxon

The Omen (1976) RT 86% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Sep 2001

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Lee Remick  •  David Warner  •  Billie Whitelaw

Child's Play (1988)

A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed with the soul of a serial killer.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tom Holland
CAST:  Catherine Hicks  •  Chris Sarandon  •  Alex Vincent  •  Brad Dourif

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) RT 85% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Two young sisters recovering from an unnamed trauma must face a mysterious past in this excellent South Korean shocker. A worldwide hit upon its release and based on an old ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Kim Jee-woon
CAST:  Im Su-jeong  •  JeongAh Yeom  •  Moon Geun-young  •  Park Mi-Hyeon

Premonition (2004) RT 8% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Jul 2005

While stopped at a roadside phone boot for transmitting his work through Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his ...  (more)

GENRES: Foreign • Horror
DIRECTION:  Norio Tsuruta
CAST:  Hiroshi Mikami  •  Noriko Sakai  •  Maki Horikita

It (1990) RT Audience 99%

A series of murders prompts Mike Hanlon to suspect that the supernatural menace that he and a group of friends battled as children has returned. He begins to call his friends ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Tommy Lee Wallace
CAST:  Tim Curry  •  Annette O'Toole  •  Harry Anderson  •  Seth Green

The Descent (2005) RT 85% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Dec 2006

After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Horror
DIRECTION:  Neil Marshall
CAST:  Shauna Macdonald  •  Natalie Mendoza  •  Alex Reid  •  Saskia Mulder




The Blair Witch Project (1999) RT 86% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Oct 1999

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Eduardo Sánchez  •  Daniel Myrick
CAST:  Heather Donahue  •  Joshua Leonard  •  Michael C. Williams  •  Bob Griffith

Candyman (1992) RT 71% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Aug 2001

The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Bernard Rose
CAST:  Virginia Madsen  •  Tony Todd  •  Xander Berkeley  •  Kasi Lemmons

Disturbia (2007) RT 69% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Aug 2007

Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  D.J. Caruso
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Sarah Roemer  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  David Morse

Let the Right One In (2008) RT 98% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Mar 2009

Set in 1982 in the suburb of Blackeberg, Stockholm, twelve-year-old Oskar is a lonely outsider, bullied at school by his classmates; at home, Oskar dreams of revenge against a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror
DIRECTION:  Tomas Alfredson
CAST:  Kåre Hedebrant  •  Lina Leandersson  •  Per Ragnar  •  Henrik Dahl

Dead Ringers (1988) RT 83% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Geneviève Bujold  •  Heidi von Palleske  •  Barbara Gordon

Antichrist (2009) RT 50% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Mar 2010

A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) RT 94% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Wes Craven
CAST:  Robert Englund  •  Heather Langenkamp  •  Johnny Depp  •  Ronee Blakley

Life After Beth (2014) RT 44% / Audience 30%

DVD release: Oct 2014

Zach is devastated by the unexpected death of his girlfriend, Beth. When she mysteriously returns, he gets a second chance at love. Soon his whole world turns upside down...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Horror • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jeff Baena
CAST:  Aubrey Plaza  •  Dane DeHaan  •  John C. Reilly  •  Molly Shannon

Hellraiser (1987) RT 63% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Mar 1998

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover, who's being chased by demons after he escaped from their sado-masochistic Hell.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Clive Barker
CAST:  Andrew Robinson  •  Clare Higgins  •  Ashley Laurence  •  Sean Chapman

Eastern Promises (2007) RT 89% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Dec 2007

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl