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1. Cold Moon (2016)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.9
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From the Writer of Beetlejuice & the Nightmare Before Christmas... A Chilling Tale of Supernatural Vengeance

Director: Griff Furst | Stars: Tommy Wiseau, Christopher Lloyd, Josh Stewart, Frank Whaley

Votes: 43

2. Thinner (1996)

R | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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33 Metascore

An obese attorney is cursed by a gypsy to rapidly and uncontrollably lose weight.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Robert John Burke, Lucinda Jenney, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 22,113 | Gross: $15.17M

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

8.0
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Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Votes: 242,126 | Gross: $75.08M

4. The JFK Conspiracy (1992 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Thriller

7.0
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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.

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

Votes: 28

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

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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54 Metascore

A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.

Director: John Harrison | Stars: Debbie Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater, David Forrester

Votes: 12,068 | Gross: $16.32M

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

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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A man sent to investigate why a subway maintenance crew is paid so highly gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Debra Hill | Stars: Barry Nelson, John Scott Clough, Calvin Levels, Rick Goldman

Votes: 42

7. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s.

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

Votes: 16,850

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

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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A young man tries to destroy a beautiful witch, whom he thinks has placed his mother under a deadly curse.

Director: Lizzie Borden | Stars: Linda Blair, Rob Morrow, Maria Tucci, Anita Durst

Votes: 56

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

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.6
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Peggy wants to make sure her honeymoon turns out perfect.

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

Votes: 661

10. Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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70 Metascore

When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe

Votes: 206,663 | Gross: $73.71M

11. High Spirits (1988)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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When a hotelier attempts to fill the chronic vacancies at his castle by launching an advertising campaign that falsely portrays the property as haunted, two actual ghosts show up and end up falling for two guests.

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

Votes: 6,969 | Gross: $8.58M

12. Monsters (1988–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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

Votes: 1,023

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

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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.

Director: Richard Glass | Stars: Huckleberry Fox, Paula Trueman, Mary Griffin, Timothy Landfield

Votes: 146

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

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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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.

Director: Jeffrey Wolf | Stars: Debbie Harry, Jane Manning, Paul Sparer

Votes: 117

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

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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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.

Director: John Strysik | Stars: Marie Windsor, Robert Rothman, Ben Frank, Robert Sutton

Votes: 131

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

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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On her wedding night, a young bride learns a secret about the women in her family.

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

Votes: 122

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

Not Rated | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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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. Unfortunately, he can't ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 142

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

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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.

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

Votes: 216

19. 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.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Griffin Dunne, Fiona Lewis, Laraine Newman

Votes: 161

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

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A pretty university student named Stacey (Begona Plaza) waits to board a train that will take her home for Thanksgiving. However Stacey soon discovers there is something unusual and terrifying about the last car of this train.

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

Votes: 217

21. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG-13 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny and odd, and sometimes scary, sad and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses and directors make guest appearances.

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

Votes: 3,946

22. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Updated remakes of classic stories from Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) originally produced by the Master of Suspense himself. His original opening bits are colorized for reuse here.

Stars: Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols, Kathleen Quinlan

Votes: 1,444

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

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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Commercial actress Joan Matlin is constantly annoyed by the sound of a ringing phone coming from the apartment next door.

Director: Richard Friedman | Stars: Jean Marsh, Paul Sparer

Votes: 199

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

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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.

Director: Timna Ranon | Stars: Richard Romanus, Sam Anderson, Howard Dayton, Catherine Battistone

Votes: 172

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

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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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.

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

Votes: 241

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

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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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.

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

Votes: 350

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

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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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 »

Director: Michael Gornick | Stars: Bruce Davison, Karen Shallo, Patrick Piccininni, Bill Cain

Votes: 292

28. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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A horror anthology series where the viewer is taken through ghost stories, science fiction adventures and creepy, unexplained events.

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

Votes: 4,093