Latest Titles With Michael McDowell

1. Thinner (1996)
93 min | Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

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

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

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

3. The JFK Conspiracy (1992 TV Movie)
120 min | Documentary, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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.

4. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
93 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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

5. Monsters (1988–1990)
Episode: Far Below (1990)
30 min | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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

6. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
25 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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

7. Monsters (1988–1990)
Episode: La Strega (1989)
30 min | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

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

8. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Lover Come Hack to Me (1989)
29 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Peggy wants to make sure her honeymoon turns out perfect.

9. Beetlejuice (1988)
92 min | Comedy, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Metascore: 67/100 (13 reviews)

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

10. High Spirits (1988)
99 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

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 »

11. Monsters (1988–1990)
30 min | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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.

12. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: The Cutty Black Sow (1988)
22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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

13. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: The Moth (1987)
30 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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

14. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: A New Lease on Life (1986)
30 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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.

15. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Black Widows (1986)
22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

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

16. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Miscalculation (1986)
30 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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.

17. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Seasons of Belief (1986)
22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

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.

18. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)
Episode: The Jar (1986)
30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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.

19. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: The Last Car (1986)
22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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

20. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
30 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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

21. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)
22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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

22. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Answer Me (1985)
22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

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

23. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Bigalow's Last Smoke (1985)
22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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

24. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Halloween Candy (1985)
22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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.

25. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Inside the Closet (1984)
30 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

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.

26. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: The Word Processor of the Gods (1984)
20 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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 »

27. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
30 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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 »