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1. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family | Active

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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

2. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Western

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81 Metascore

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

3. Saturday Nightmares: The Ultimate Horror Expo of All Time! (2010 Video)

47 min | Horror

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Stever gets up close and personal with many of the talented filmmakers and stars in exclusive backstage interviews. Stever captures the set-up of the memorabilia and collectibles stands by ... See full summary »

Creator: Michael Stever | Director: Michael Stever | Stars: Susan Adriensen, John Amplas, Adrienne Barbeau, David Emge

4. It's Hard Being Evil (2008 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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A documentary about how FX wizard Kevin Yagher brought "Chucky" to life for the 1988 film "Child's Play."

Directors: Michelle Gold, Kelly Lynn Pancho | Stars: Brad Dourif, Alec Gillis, Catherine Hicks, David Kirschner

5. Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007– )

5 min | Documentary

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Every October, James Rolfe reviews horror movies, whether it be the old-school silent-era monster classics, the golden-age Universal horror films from the '30s, '40s and '50s, the grotesque... See full summary »

Stars: James D. Rolfe, Mike Matei, George A. Romero, Tom Savini

6. The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 300 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror

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Film-makers, performers, genre authorities and selected high-profile fans count down the most chilling moments in cinematic history. Not just from horror films, but from such thrillers as ... See full summary »

Stars: Keiko Agena, Krista Allen, David Arquette, Clive Barker

7. Dream of the Dead: George Romero (2005 TV Movie)

24 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

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Writer: Roy Frumkes | Director: Roy Frumkes | Stars: George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Roy Frumkes

8. Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 400 min | Documentary

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Inspired by the critically-acclaimed book, Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th takes viewers behind the mask on an epic journey into the making of the landmark ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Bracke, Daniel Farrands | Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Melyssa Ade, Loyd Albin, Diane Almeida, Erich Anderson

9. Movie Magic (1994– )

30 min | Documentary, History

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Documentary series dealing with every aspect of special effects in movies, from low-budget make-up to multi-million-dollar computer-generated graphics. The clear presentation includes ... See full summary »

Creators: Gary R. Benz, Stephen Rocha, Lise Romanoff | Stars: James Cameron, Richard Edlund, Rick Baker, Ken Ralston

10. Halloween Wars (2011– )

Family

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In this four-episode competition series, five teams are comprised of candy makers, pumpkin carvers, and cake decorators. While working together to create the ultimate Halloween themed ... See full summary »

Stars: Shinmin Li, Justin Willman, Miles Teves, Barbarann Garrard

11. Blob Town (2010)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary about the movie The Blob (1958) and it's connection with Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

Director: James D. Rolfe | Stars: James D. Rolfe, Bryan Bickhart, Ricou Browning, Russ Conway

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

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

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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

13. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

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67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Writer: Stephen Chbosky | Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

14. Face Off (2011– )

44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

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Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination which allows them to create amazing works of living art. ... See full summary »

Stars: McKenzie Westmore, Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, Neville Page

15. The Incredibly Strange Film Show (1988–1989)

45 min | Documentary

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This show is a series of documentaries focusing on the world of psychotronic movies. Episodes focus on the lives of such diverse filmakers as Hershell Gordon Lewis, Saim Raimi, Doris ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Ross, David F. Friedman, Johnny Legend, Ric Meyers

16. Twisted Sister: Come Out and Play (1986 Video)

30 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Compilation of four extended versions of Twisted Sister and Alice Cooper music videos "We're Not Gonna Take It", "I Wanna Rock", "Leader of the Pack" and "Be Chrool to Your Scuel" about a rock-hating teacher, rock rebellion and zombies.

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Michael Burnett, Dax Callner, Alice Cooper, Jay Jay French

17. Fresh Cuts: New Tales from Friday the 13th (2009 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Ari Lehman, Harry Manfredini, Victor Miller, Robbi Morgan

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

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

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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

19. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Unrated | 127 min | Horror

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Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Writer: George A. Romero | Director: George A. Romero | Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross

20. Tom Savini: Horror Effects (2008)

37 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Paul McCollough | Stars: John A. Russo, Tom Savini

21. I Want to Be Tom Savini (2011)

21 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

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Bianca Luedeker, a twenty-seven year old child, must confront her fears and travel to the far off land of LA without her parents. There she meets her heroes and learns the secrets of exploding a head.

Writer: Bianca Luedeker | Director: Bianca Luedeker | Stars: Tom Devlin, Alec Gillis, Marisela Hernandez, Zack Larez

22. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000– )
Episode: One Hundred (2010)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy

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Shake tries to collect syndication money for completing the 100th episode. The Aqua Teens are forced to start a new series of episodes after they are threatened by the "100" monster.

Creator: Dave Willis | Director: Dave Willis | Stars: Carey Means, Amber Nash, Tom Savini, Robert Smigel

23. The Witch's Dungeon: 40 Years of Chills (2006 Video)

118 min | Documentary

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A look behind the scenes at Cortlandt Hull's "The Witch's Dungeon," a movie-themed Halloween attraction in Bristol, Connecticut -- now the longest-running show of its type in the United States.

Writers: Cortlandt Hull, Tomi Saviste | Director: Dennis Vincent | Stars: Forrest J Ackerman, Karen Allen, Ricou Browning, Bob Burns

24. A Friday the 13th Reunion (2009 Video)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Tom Savini, Ari Lehman, Victor Miller, Betsy Palmer

25. The United Monster Talent Agency (2010)

8 min | Short, Comedy

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Writer: Greg Nicotero | Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andy Schoneberg, Cerina Vincent, Sam Page, Carey Jones

26. The Phantom of the Opera: Unmasking the Masterpiece (2013)

105 min | Documentary

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Director: Cortlandt Hull | Stars: James Bama, Jason Barnett, Michael F. Blake, Ron Chaney

27. Just Desserts: The Making of 'Creepshow' (2007 Video)

90 min | Documentary, Horror

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Details the making of Stephen King & George A. Romero's 1982 horror anthology classic, from conception through to completion.

Director: Michael Felsher | Stars: Tom Atkins, Adrienne Barbeau, Pasquale Buba, Rick Catizone

28. Face Off (2011– )
Episode: Night Terrors (2012)

Game-Show, Reality-TV

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Contestants receive a startling message in the middle of the night and must face their fears to create unique horror villains. GUEST JUDGE: Tom Savini

Director: Peter Ney | Stars: McKenzie Westmore, Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, Patrick Tatopoulos

29. Grindhouse (2007)

R | 191 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

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77 Metascore

Two full length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez put together as a two film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.

Writers: Robert Rodriguez, Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright, Jeff Rendell, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Rob Cotterill, Jason Eisener, John Davies | Directors: Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie | Stars: Kurt Russell, Rose McGowan, Danny Trejo, Zoë Bell

30. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000– )

TV-MA | 15 min | Animation, Comedy

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The misadventures of a milkshake, an order of fries, a meatball, and their retired next door neighbor in the suburbs of New Jersey.

Creators: Dave Willis, Matt Maiellaro | Stars: Dave Willis, Carey Means, Dana Snyder, C. Martin Croker

31. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)

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

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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

32. Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (1987– )

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Host Joe Bob Briggs hosts B-grade flicks on the movie channel, giving background information about each one.

Stars: John Bloom, Cynthia Brimhall, Dona Speir, Roberta Vasquez

33. A-Z of Horror (1997 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, Horror

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Stars: George Arndt, Pete Atkins, Clive Barker, Virgin 'Buck' Batterman

34. The Dead Will Walk (2004 Video)

75 min | Documentary

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Feature documentary produced for the "Dawn of the Dead : Ultimate Edition" DVD set which profiles both the film and the career of director George A. Romero. Includes extensive interviews ... See full summary »

Writer: Perry Martin | Director: Perry Martin | Stars: Claudio Argento, Dario Argento, Pasquale Buba, Tony Buba

35. The Boy Who Loved Trolls (1984 TV Movie)

60 min

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Paul feels life should be an adventure, and sets out on one to prove that Trolls really exist.

Writers: James A. DeVinney, John Wheatcroft | Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: Matt Dill, Sam Waterston, Susan Anton, Nicolle Cherubini

36. It Runs in the Family (2006 Video)

92 min | Documentary

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Using interviews with over 10 members of the cast & crew and rarely seen home video footage, IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY covers the genesis, making-of, and enduring appeal of Tobe' Hooper's THE TEXA CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2.

Director: Michael Felsher | Stars: L.M. Kit Carson, Richard Kooris, Cary White, Bill Johnson

37. Dead Meat Walking: A Zombie Walk Documentary (2012)

70 min | Documentary

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A real-life zombie epidemic is spreading. Inspired by the increasing popularity of zombie movies and television shows, men, women and children across the globe use gruesome makeup and ... See full summary »

Director: Omar J. Pineda | Stars: Tom Savini, Norman Reedus, John A. Russo, Judith O'Dea

38. The Many Days of 'Day of the Dead' (2003 Video)

39 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Perry Martin | Stars: Cletus Anderson, David Ball, Lori Cardille, Christine Forrest

39. Halloween Wars (2011– )
Episode: Evil Clowns (2012)

Family

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A pumpkin carving expert, cake artist, and candy craftsman make a clown.

Stars: Barbarann Garrard, Shinmin Li, Tom Savini, Shawnee Smith

40. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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58 Metascore

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Writers: George A. Romero, James Gunn | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Jake Weber

41. The American Nightmare (2000)

73 min | Documentary, Horror

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An examination into the nature of 1960's-70's horror films, the involved artists, and how they reflected contemporary society.

Writer: Adam Simon | Director: Adam Simon | Stars: George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Tom Savini, David Cronenberg

42. UnConventional (2004)

99 min | Documentary, Horror

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Halloween 2003 marked the 13th anniversary of the Chiller Theatre Horror Movie Convention ... but there was nothing conventional about it. UnConventional is Revolution Earth's second ... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel F. Doyle, Michael Furno, 42nd Street Pete | Directors: Daniel F. Doyle, Michael Furno | Stars: Gunnar Hansen, 42nd Street Pete, Tiffany Shepis, Bob Gonzo

43. Livewire (1980– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Mark Cordray, Afrika Bambaataa, R.E.M., Rene Teboe

44. Scream Greats, Vol. 1: Tom Savini, Master of Horror Effects (1986 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Horror

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A documentary detailing the career of makeup artist Tom Savini, including clips from the various movies he's worked on.

Writer: Brooks Peters | Director: Damon Santostefano | Stars: Tom Savini, Ned Eisenberg, Robert Martin, Greg Nicotero

45. Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man (2004 Video)

83 min | Documentary

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First surfacing in 1954, the Gill-Man from CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON has been one of the most influential screen monsters. This documentary fondly recalls the history of the 3-D horror... See full summary »

Writer: Sam Borowski | Director: Matthew Crick | Stars: Ben Chapman, Julie Adams, Daniel Roebuck, Benicio Del Toro

46. After Effects: Memories of Pittsburgh Filmmaking (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

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A documentary that looks back at the making of a "lost" movie made by an enterprising group of Pittsburgh filmmakers.

Director: Michael Felsher | Stars: David Belko, Pasquale Buba, Susan Chapek, Debra Gordon

47. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror

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52 Metascore

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

Writers: Robert Kurtzman, Quentin Tarantino | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

48. The Shark Is Still Working (2007)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

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After three decades, Jaws continues to intrigue, thrill and frighten viewers. This documentary focuses on the many ways Jaws has helped to shape common elements of pop culture.

Writer: James Gelet | Director: Erik Hollander | Stars: Steve Alten, Joe Alves, Roy Arbogast, Steven Awalt

49. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror

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A documentary on the history of the slasher film.

Writers: J. Albert Bell, Rachel Belofsky, Michael Derek Bohusz, Adam Rockoff, Rudy Scalese | Stars: Ed Green, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Herb Freed

50. Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

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This documentary delves into the art of make-up effects with industry legends Dick Smith, Rob Bottin, Tom Savini, John Landis, Frank Darabont, Joe Dante and many others with a strong focus ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin VanHook | Stars: Howard Berger, Rob Bottin, Josh Brolin, John Carpenter