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1. Thinner (1996)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A lawyer is cursed by a gypsy to lose weight...and lose weight...and lose weight...

Writers: Stephen King, Michael McDowell, Tom Holland | Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Robert John Burke, Lucinda Jenney, Michael Constantine

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept.

Writers: Tim Burton, Michael McDowell, Caroline Thompson | Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

3. The JFK Conspiracy (1992 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Thriller

7.1
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Up to now, no one knows the truth about the JFK assassination. But now, in a fast-paced two-hours, learn what really happened, who ordered it, and how the truth was hushed up for all these years.

Writer: Daniel Helfgott | Director: Daniel Helfgott | Stars: James Earl Jones, Oleg Nechiporenko, L. Fletcher Prouty, Victor Marchetti

4. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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In anthology style, a child tells three stories of horror to keep from being eaten by a witch.

Writers: Michael McDowell, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen King, George A. Romero | Director: John Harrison | Stars: Deborah Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater, David Johansen

5. Monsters (1988–1990)
Episode: Far Below (1990)

Horror

6.5
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A man sent to investigate why a subway maintenance crew is paid so highly gets more than he bargained for.

Writers: Robert Barbour Johnson, Michael McDowell | Director: Debra Hill | Stars: Barry Nelson, John Scott Clough, Calvin Levels, Rick Goldman

6. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

25 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome EC horror comics of the 1950's.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

7. Monsters (1988–1990)
Episode: La Strega (1989)

30 min | Horror

4.9
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A young man tries to destroy a beautiful witch, whom he thinks has placed his mother under a deadly curse.

Writers: Michael McDowell, Richard Russo | Director: Lizzie Borden | Stars: Linda Blair, Rob Morrow, Maria Tucci, Anita Durst

8. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Lover Come Hack to Me (1989)

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.5
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Peggy wants to make sure her honeymoon turns out perfect.

Writer: Michael McDowell | Director: Tom Holland | Stars: John Kassir, Amanda Plummer, Stephen Shellen, Lisa Figus

9. Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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67 Metascore

A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

Writers: Michael McDowell, Larry Wilson, Warren Skaaren | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe

10. High Spirits (1988)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.6
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When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The ... See full summary »

Writer: Neil Jordan | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Daryl Hannah, Steve Guttenberg, Donal McCann

11. Monsters (1988–1990)

30 min | Horror

7.5
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A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.

Stars: John Bolger, Pamela Dean Kelly, Michael J. Anderson, Carlos Lauchu

12. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: The Cutty Black Sow (1988)

TV-14 | 22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.6
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Young Jamie receives, and takes seriously, a deathbed warning from his great grandmother to guard against the legendary Cutty Black Sow.

Writers: Michael McDowell, Thomas F. Monteleone | Director: Richard Glass | Stars: Huckleberry Fox, Paula Trueman, Mary Griffin, Timothy Landfield

13. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: The Moth (1987)

TV-14 | 30 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.9
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Dying Sybil uses her last hours on Earth to curse her enemies and plan for the afterlife, much to the chagrin of her mother.

Writer: Michael McDowell | Director: Jeffrey Wolf | Stars: Deborah Harry, Jane Manning, Paul Sparer

14. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: A New Lease on Life (1986)

TV-14 | 30 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.1
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Archie Fenton moves into the St. George Apartments, where the lease has caveats: he must take out the trash every night, and he must not hang pictures on the walls. These aren't the only strange things about the St George.

Writers: Adam K. Jacobs, Harvey Jacobs, Michael McDowell | Director: John Strysik | Stars: Marie Windsor, Robert Rothman, Ben Frank, Robert Sutton

15. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Black Widows (1986)

TV-14 | 22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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On her wedding night, a young bride learns a secret about the women in her family.

Writer: Michael McDowell | Director: Karl Epstein | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Theresa Saldana, Paul Eiding, Joe D'Angerio

16. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Miscalculation (1986)

PG-13 | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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Nerdy collegiate Phil unsuccessfully tries every trick in the book to meet girls. Then he discovers a potion that makes gorgeous magazine pin-ups spring to life.

Writer: Michael McDowell | Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Jon Cryer, JoAnn Willette, J.J. Cohen, Lana Clarkson

17. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Seasons of Belief (1986)

TV-14 | 22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

8.2
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On Christmas Eve, a father ends his two children's boredom by holding them spellbound with a scary story about a fearsome beast known as the Grither.

Writers: Michael Bishop, Michael McDowell | Director: Michael McDowell | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Margaret Klenck, Sky Berdahl, Jenna von Oÿ

18. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)
Episode: The Jar (1986)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A suffering artist finds a mysterious jar and decides to incorporate it into his exhibition. It's a enormous success, but it also causes problems around the household.

Writers: Ray Bradbury, Michael McDowell, Larry Wilson | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Griffin Dunne, Fiona Lewis, Laraine Newman

19. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: The Last Car (1986)

TV-14 | 22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.6
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A young woman taking a train home for Thanksgiving learns that this will be her final ride.

Writer: Michael McDowell | Director: John Strysik | Stars: Begonya Plaza, Mary Carver, Louis Guss, Scooter Stevens

20. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG-13 | 30 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

21. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Updated remakes of classic stories originally produced by the Master of Suspense.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols

22. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Answer Me (1985)

TV-14 | 22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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Commercial actress Joan Matlin is constantly annoyed by the sound of a ringing phone coming from the apartment next door.

Writers: Michael McDowell, Dennis Schuetz | Director: Richard Friedman | Stars: Jean Marsh, Paul Sparer

23. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Bigalow's Last Smoke (1985)

TV-14 | 22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.0
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Chain smoker Frank Bigalow is imprisoned in a simulacrum of his apartment, then forced to quit smoking and punished each time he lights up.

Writers: Kenneth Wayne Hanis, Michael McDowell, Craig Mitchell | Director: Timna Ranon | Stars: Richard Romanus, Sam Anderson, Howard Dayton, Catherine Battistone

24. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Halloween Candy (1985)

TV-14 | 22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

8.2
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Nasty old Mr Killup uses Halloween to taunt kids. This year, he's in for a surprise, from which even his long-suffering son Michael cannot save him.

Writer: Michael McDowell | Director: Tom Savini | Stars: Roy Poole, Tim Choate, David Varnay, John Edward Allen

25. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Inside the Closet (1984)

TV-14 | 30 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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What is scurrying around inside the closet of the upstairs room that grad student Gail Aynsley rents from veterinary school dean Dr. Fenner? Gail doesn't know, but she is determined to find out and Dr Fenner isn't telling.

Writer: Michael McDowell | Director: Tom Savini | Stars: Fritz Weaver, Roberta Weiss, Paul Sparer, Patrick Macnee

26. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: The Word Processor of the Gods (1984)

TV-14 | 20 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.4
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Struggling writer Richard Hagstrom receives an upgraded computer from his computer-whiz nephew Jonathan right before Jonathan dies in an accident. Thanks to Jonathan, this word processor ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen King, Michael McDowell | Director: Michael Gornick | Stars: Bruce Davison, Karen Shallo, Patrick Piccininni, Bill Cain

27. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)

TV-14 | 30 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.7
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Each episode of this TV series depicts a short, strange tale...with a twist! With eerie stories vaguely reminiscent of 'The Twilight Zone,' viewers learn to appreciate that things are often... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Sparer, Catherine Battistone, John Marzilli, Karen Shallo