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1. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Votes: 42,279

2. Return of the Living Dead III (1993)

R | 97 min | Horror

5.9
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Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Kent McCord, James T. Callahan, Sarah Douglas, Melinda Clarke

Votes: 10,819

3. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Biff Yeager, Kristi Somers, Richard Blade, Ian Giatti

Votes: 8,224

4. The Kindred (1987)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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A geneticist takes his assistants to his old family home to locate the deadly product of his late mother's revolutionary research into rapid human evolution - his monstrous tentacled baby brother, before a mad scientist gets to him first.

Directors: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow | Stars: Rod Steiger, Kim Hunter, David Allen Brooks, Amanda Pays

Votes: 1,162 | Gross: $2.41M

5. The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.9
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Four college students are stalked by an unknown assailant while staying on campus over the Christmas holidays to help clear out a dormitory which is to be demolished.

Directors: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow | Stars: Laurie Lapinski, Stephen Sachs, David Snow, Pamela Holland

Votes: 1,120

6. Contaminated Man (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

4.8
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In 1986, David Whitman came home, contaminated his wife and child, and watched them die. Years later, he leads a hazmat team investigating an industrial accident near Budapest. One ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: William Hurt, Natascha McElhone, Peter Weller, Katja Woywood

Votes: 960

7. Zyzzyx Rd (2006)

90 min | Thriller

4.2
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The family man accountant Grant travels to Los Angeles and meets the lascivious "Lolita" Marissa in a casino. While in the motel with Marissa, her violent ex-boyfriend Joey surprises them ... See full summary »

Director: John Penney | Stars: Leo Grillo, Katherine Heigl, Tom Sizemore, Rickey Medlocke

Votes: 868

8. Legend of the Mummy (1998)

R | 96 min | Thriller, Horror

2.8
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A pretty sorry looking mummy with seven fingers could be the cause of several weird murders and the daughter of an Egyptologist sets out to solve the mystery.

Director: Jeffrey Obrow | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Amy Locane, Eric Lutes, Mark Lindsay Chapman

Votes: 802

9. Amphibious Creature of the Deep (2010)

R | 83 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

3.5
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Marine biologist Skylar Shane hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman, to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. During the expedition, they run ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Verdi Solaiman, Mohammad Aditya, Steven Baray, Dorman Borisman

Votes: 792

10. Hellgate (2011)

93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

4.5
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A western businessman, his Thai wife and son experience a horrible accident while visiting Bangkok. In the aftermath, they find there is a shadow world between life and death where endless darkness lies.

Director: John Penney | Stars: William Hurt, Cary Elwes, Ploy Jindachote, Paula Taylor

Votes: 660

11. Jocks (1986)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

3.4
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The coach of a college tennis team is given an ultimatum: put together a winning team, or else.

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Scott Strader, Perry Lang, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 540

12. They Are Among Us (2004 TV Movie)

R | 99 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.9
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The film is about a town that is populated by aliens who have been pretending to be human for a long time in order to steal the earth's resources they need to live when the time comes.

Director: Jeffrey Obrow | Stars: Alison Eastwood, Michael Orr Hughes, Anne Apra, Lacey Beeman

Votes: 478

13. The Enemy (2001)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.8
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A CIA agent and a geneticist battle to keep a deadly biological weapon from falling into the wrong hands when the weapon's inventor is kidnapped.

Director: Tom Kinninmont | Stars: Luke Perry, Olivia d'Abo, Roger Moore, Horst Buchholz

Votes: 445

14. More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

7.7
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Retrospective documentary about the making of the horror cult classic "The Return of the Living Dead."

Director: Bill Philputt | Stars: Jules Brenner, Don Calfa, James Dalesandro, J. Trevor Edmond

Votes: 439

15. Past Perfect (1996)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.9
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A cop (Roberts) tries to bust a gang of teenage gun dealers. In the process he catches only one and tries to charge him with a number of offences but fails since the gang member is underage... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Heap | Stars: Eric Roberts, Laurie Holden, Nick Mancuso, Saul Rubinek

Votes: 297

16. Perfect Assassins (1998 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Thriller

4.0
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When Dr Ben Carroway (McCarthy) is involved in an assassination where the killers commit suicide once trapped he finds that the killers have no criminal record. However they are all ... See full summary »

Director: H. Gordon Boos | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Robert Patrick, Portia de Rossi, Nick Mancuso

Votes: 276

17. Body Rock (1984)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Music, Musical

3.8
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Chilly is just a guy from the streets with a talent for break-dancing. When his wicked moves catch the eye of an industry pro, Chilly finds his dreams of fame and fortune coming true, for better or for worse.

Director: Marcelo Epstein | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Vicki Frederick, Cameron Dye, Michelle Nicastro

Votes: 261

18. In Pursuit (2000 Video)

R | 88 min | Thriller, Action, Drama

3.7
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An attorney is accused of murdering a powerful man after having an affair with his sultry wife.

Director: Peter Pistor | Stars: Daniel Baldwin, Claudia Schiffer, Coolio, Sarah Lassez

Votes: 238

19. The Power (1984)

R | 84 min | Horror

4.7
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A man comes into possession of an ancient Aztec doll. However, the doll is possessed by an evil spirit, which takes over his body.

Directors: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow | Stars: Suzy Stokey, Warren Lincoln, Lisa Erickson, Chad Christian

Votes: 206

20. Deadly Intruder (1988)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

4.1
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A serial killer escapes from a mental hospital and hides out in a small town. A local cop must catch him before he starts on another killing spree.

Director: John McCauley | Stars: Chris Holder, Molly Cheek, Tony Crupi, Danny Bonaduce

Votes: 144

21. Matter of Trust (1998)

R | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.4
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A prosecutor is building a case against a suspected serial killer. She receives death threats, but ignores them at first. When her husband disappears and someone blackmails her, she turns to her ex, a suspended homicide detective.

Director: Joey Travolta | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Joan Severance, Nick Mancuso, Robert Miano

Votes: 114

22. Magic (2010)

Adventure, Family

3.1
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"Magic" the dog is an angel sent to heal a broken family. Brad is a lawyer, doing the best he can to raise his daughter Kayla without the wife he misses. Kayla is longing for her mother, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Davi | Stars: Leo Grillo, Sammi Hanratty, Lori Heuring, Robert Davi

Votes: 89

23. Torment (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Crime

3.5
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A detective sets out to capture a psycho who kills women, but the psycho turns the tables and goes after the detective's girlfriend.

Directors: Samson Aslanian, John Hopkins | Stars: Taylor Gilbert, William Witt, Eve Brenner, Warren Lincoln

Votes: 68

24. Love Beyond the Grave: A Look at Return of the Living Dead III (2011 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Retrospective documentary on the making of "Return of the Living Dead III."

Stars: J. Trevor Edmond, Graham Henderson, Steve Johnson, Kenny Myers

Votes: 9

25. Virus of the Dead (2017)

120 min | Action, Horror, Thriller | Completed

Zombie horror anthology What happens when an uncontrollable virus turns the living into the living dead?

Directors: Matthew Joseph Adams, Gordon Bressack, James Cullen Bressack, Dan Brownlie, Jarrett Furst, Matt Iwinski, Benjamin James, Hunter Johnson, Christopher Jolley, John T. Mickevich, Mark Alan Miller, Kiko Morah, Tony Newton, John Penney, Nick Principe, Timo Rose, Shane Ryan, Emir Skalonja | Stars: Kathryn Eastwood, Mhairi Calvey, Jessica Ann Brownlie, James Cullen Bressack

26. Conversations with Hollywood (2011– )

Talk-Show

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Screenwriters, producers and entertainment industry professionals share inside perspectives on writing, filmmaking and navigating show business - along with practical tips on breaking into Hollywood and stories of their journey to success.

Stars: Bill Lundy, David Alex Kurtz, Michael Engel, Mark Fergus

27. Untitled Lovecraft Project

Fantasy | Announced

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28. Return-of-the-Living-Dead-3: Ashes to Ashes (2016 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: John Penney, Brian Yuzna

29. Conversations with Hollywood (2011– )
Episode: Writing Sci-Fi & Fantasy for Film, Televsion and New Media (2012)

Talk-Show

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Screenwriters ERIC FORSBERG, BILL MARILII, JOHN PENNEY, ELAINE and MARC ZICREE discuss writing and producing science-fiction & fantasy for film, television and digital media. They also ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Engel | Stars: Eric Forsberg, Bill Marsilii, John Penney, Elaine Zicree