Poltergeist (1982)

Craig T. Nelson stars as Steve Freeling, the main protagonist, who lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  Tobe Hooper
CAST:  Craig T. Nelson  •  JoBeth Williams  •  Beatrice Straight  •  Dominique Dunne

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

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

Halloween (1978) RT 92% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 1997

A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Nancy Kyes  •  P. J. Soles

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

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

Signs (2002)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  M. Night Shyamalan
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Joaquin Phoenix  •  Rory Culkin  •  Abigail Breslin

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

Misery (1990) RT 89% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 1998

Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  James Caan  •  Kathy Bates  •  Richard Farnsworth  •  Frances Sternhagen




The Conjuring (2013)

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Wan
CAST:  Patrick Wilson  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Lili Taylor  •  Ron Livingston

Alien 3 (1992)

After escaping with Newt and Hicks from the alien planet, Ripley crash lands on Fiorina 161, a prison planet and host to a correctional facility. Unfortunately, although Newt ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Charles Dance  •  Pete Postlethwaite

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

Sunshine (2007) RT 76% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Jan 2008

50 years from now the sun is dying and life on earth is threatened by arctic temperatures. Mankind puts together all its resources and sends a spaceship carrying a huge bomb ...  (more)

GENRES: Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Cillian Murphy  •  Rose Byrne  •  Chris Evans  •  Michelle Yeoh

Psycho (1960) RT 96% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Mar 2001

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Anthony Perkins  •  Vera Miles  •  John Gavin  •  Janet Leigh

I Am Legend (2007) RT 70% / Audience 68%

DVD release: Mar 2008

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Alice Braga  •  Charlie Tahan  •  Willow Smith

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

Alien (1979) RT 97% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Jan 2004

During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Veronica Cartwright  •  Harry Dean Stanton

The Fugitive (1993) RT 96% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Nov 1998

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Crime • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Sela Ward  •  Julianne Moore

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