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

DVD release: Aug 2001

In this meta horror film, a demonic entity uses the fictional character of Freddy Krueger to enter the real world and torment "Elm Street" heroine Heather Langenkamp and her ...  (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 by 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

A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- ...  (more)

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

The Purge (2013) RT 37% / Audience 36%

DVD release: Oct 2013

Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James DeMonaco
CAST:  Lena Headey  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Max Burkholder  •  Adelaide Kane

Premonition (2004) RT 8% / Audience 50%

DVD release: Jul 2005

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

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

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)

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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

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

Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he ...  (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

Hellraiser (1987) RT 63% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Mar 1998

Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost ...  (more)

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

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

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

DVD release: Dec 2007

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

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