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1. The Director's Chair (2014– )

45 min | Biography | Post-production

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Director Robert Rodriguez interviews some of the top movie directors.

Stars: Robert Rodriguez, John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro, Quentin Tarantino

2. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | Active

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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

3. 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

4. Halloween: The Inside Story (2010 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

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"Halloween: The Inside Story" takes a look at one of the most successful film franchises of all time as it goes behind the scenes of John Carpenter's "Halloween," the "frightfest" that ... See full summary »

Writer: Phil Nobile Jr. | Director: Phil Nobile Jr. | Stars: Brian Andrews, Kenny Caperton, John Carpenter, Nick Castle

5. The Angry Video Game Nerd (2006– )
Episode: Halloween (2007)

Not Rated | 16 min | Comedy

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Sometime after the Nerd escape from Leatherface, the crazed fan, and the red neck. He's now safe at home, but isn't in a good mood cause he has to baby sit two kids he doesn't like. In the ... See full summary »

Writer: James D. Rolfe | Director: James D. Rolfe | Stars: James D. Rolfe, Micheal Mulvey, Lil' Liam Mulvey, Mike Matei

6. 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

7. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004– )
Episode: The Shadows in the Cave (2004)

Documentary, History

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Writer: Adam Curtis | Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden, Tony Blair, Jason Burke

8. Post Mortem with Mick Garris (2009– )

30 min | Talk-Show | Active

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Stars: Mick Garris, Rick Baker, Roger Corman, Frank Darabont

9. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004– )
Episode: Baby It's Cold Outside (2004)

Documentary, History

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Should we be worried about the threat from organised terrorism or is it simply a phantom menace being used to stop society from falling apart? In the past our politicians offered us dreams ... See full synopsis »

Writer: Adam Curtis | Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Fouad Allam, Omar Azzam, Osama bin Laden

10. The Director's Chair (2014– )
Episode: John Carpenter (2014)

Biography

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Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Robert Rodriguez, John Carpenter

11. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004– )
Episode: The Phantom Victory (2004)

Documentary, History

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Writer: Adam Curtis | Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Saif Al Banna, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Abdullah Anas, Abdullah Azzam

12. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

Writers: Bill Lancaster, John W. Campbell Jr. | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

13. A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (2010– )

177 min | Documentary

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Mark Gatiss examines the history of the horror film, from classic Hollywood monsters to Hammer's glory days and beyond.

Stars: Mark Gatiss, John Carpenter, Michael Roberts, Barbara Steele

14. More Tales from the Script (2010 Video)

47 min | Documentary

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Fascinating unheard stories from top screenwriters.

Writer: Peter Hanson | Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: John August, John D. Brancato, John Carpenter, Larry Cohen

15. A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (2010– )
Episode: Frankenstein Goes to Hollywood (2010)

59 min | Documentary

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Writer: Mark Gatiss | Director: John Das | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Jonathan Rigby, Michael Roberts, John Carpenter

16. The Thing (2002 Video Game)

Horror, Thriller

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You play the part of a military team sent to investigate what happened at U.S. Outpost 31, and must face the Thing yourself.

Stars: Per Solli, Michael J. Shea, Kevin Alan Moore, Jesse O'Connell

17. October 31st (2010)

14 min | Short, Comedy, History

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In this parody of John Carpenter's horror classic, a Chinese food craving psychologist attempts to track down a former patient who has escaped from a mental hospital.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Michael LiCastri | Director: Michael LiCastri | Stars: Troy Brooks, Crystal Gray, Michael Hawley, Maggie Langlais

18. Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story (2006 Video)

540 min | Biography

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Director: Vince McMahon | Stars: Roddy Piper, Adrian Adonis, Lou Albano, Randy Anderson

19. Into the Night with... (2002– )

Documentary

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Two celebrities meet for the first time to spend an evening in each others and the camera's company.

Creator: Hans-Günther Brüske | Stars: Christoph Schlingensief, Jonathan Meese, Helene Hegemann, Fatih Akin

20. Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of the Master (2008 Video)

Documentary

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Alfred Hitchcock often referred to his style of film making as "pure cinema" - using camera movement, editing, music and sound to tell stories that would be impossible in any other medium. ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Joe Carnahan, John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro, William Friedkin

21. The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style (2009 Video)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Lawrence, William Friedkin, Guillermo del Toro

22. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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85 Metascore

On Halloween night of 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

23. Animal Icons (2004– )

Documentary

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Stars: Heather Joseph-Witham, John Carpenter, Ray Harryhausen, John Landis

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

Documentary, Horror

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

25. The Real History of Science Fiction (2014– )
Episode: Space (2014)

Documentary

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What if we could explore the vastness of Space? Science fiction has always fed upon our need to wonder what is out there. From the horrifying scenes of Alien, to the epic spectacle of Star ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Southwell | Stars: Charlie Jane Anders, Kenny Baker, John Carpenter, Rick Carter

26. The Future of Fear (2011 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary

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Join some of the most talented legends of the Horror Film genre for discussion of what scared us before, and what's going to scare us next! The film is a dissection of the various ... See full summary »

Writer: Bruce Kennedy | Director: Bruce Kennedy | Stars: Alan Ball, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Joe Dante

27. Bernard Herrmann: Hitchcock's Maestro (2008 Video)

Short

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No director-composer collaboration has been more seminal to motion pictures than the partnership of Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann. In this documentary we examine the long and ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Nathan Barr, Joe Carnahan, John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro

28. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)
Episode: Boogeyman (2006)

TV-PG | Comedy

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When Earl decides to cross off "made a kid scared of the boogeyman" from his list, he discovers just what kind of lasting affect he had on the little boy.

Creator: Gregory Thomas Garcia | Director: Eyal Gordin | Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

29. A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (2010– )
Episode: Home Counties Horror (2010)

59 min | Documentary

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Writer: Mark Gatiss | Director: Rachel Jardine | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Roy Ward Baker, John Carpenter, Roger Corman

30. 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

31. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

32. The Real History of Science Fiction (2014 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Documentary | Pre-production

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The series heads to the very frontiers of space and science to produce the definitive television history of science fiction. The story of one of the liveliest and most stimulating genres in... See full summary »

Stars: Charlie Jane Anders, Mark Gatiss, Dominic Sandbrook, Neil Gaiman

33. The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (1998 Video)

83 min | Documentary

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A revealing and insightful look into the making of this underrated horror film.

Writer: Michael Matessino | Director: Michael Matessino | Stars: John Carpenter, David Foster, Bill Lancaster, John J. Lloyd

34. Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television (2004 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

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Tells the story of EC Comics, the controversy that led to the end of mainstream horror comics, and the HBO anthology series "Tales from the Crypt".

Director: Chip Selby | Stars: Wendy Gaines Bucci, John Carpenter, Russ Cochran, Jack Davis

35. Unzipping Body Bags (2013 Video)

20 min | Short

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Retrospective documentary on the making of the horror anthology "Body Bags."

Director: Justin Beahm | Stars: John Carpenter, Robert Carradine, Stacy Keach, Sandy King

36. Masters of Horror (2005– )
Episode: John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns (2005)

TV-MA | 59 min | Horror, Thriller

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With a torrid past that haunts him, a movie theatre owner is hired to search for the only existing print of a film so notorious that its single screening caused the viewers to become homicidally insane.

Creator: Mick Garris | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Norman Reedus, Colin Foo, Udo Kier, Christopher Redman

37. A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (2010– )
Episode: The American Scream (2010)

59 min | Documentary

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Writer: Mark Gatiss | Director: John Das | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Michael Roberts, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper

38. Masters of Horror (2005– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Horror, Thriller

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Anchor Bay has amassed some of the greatest horror film writers and directors to bring to you the anthology series, "Masters of Horror". For the first time the foremost names in the horror ... See full summary »

Creator: Mick Garris | Stars: Karen Austin, J. Winston Carroll, Miho Ninagawa, Anthony Harrison

39. Film 2015 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Jonathan Ross, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Barry Norman

40. The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003 TV Movie)

245 min | Documentary, Horror

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A countdown of the scariest moments on film and television, as voted for by the viewers.

Writer: Les Keen | Directors: Mark Murray, Helen Spencer | Stars: Jimmy Carr, Kacey Ainsworth, Patrick Allen, Stephen Armstrong

41. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Ghosts of Mars (2001)

Documentary

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Stars: John Carpenter, Ice Cube, Pam Grier, Natasha Henstridge

42. The Life of David Gale (2003)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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31 Metascore

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Writer: Charles Randolph | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Cleo King

43. Masters of Horror (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

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More clips from horror movies, plus interviews with other horror legends.

Writers: Curtis Bowden, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, Gary Shenk | Directors: Mike Mendez, Dave Parker | Stars: Dario Argento, Bruce Campbell, John Carpenter, Wes Craven

44. 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

45. 'Halloween': A Cut Above the Rest (2003 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary

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Writer: Steven Smith | Stars: Moustapha Akkad, John Carpenter, Nick Castle, Dean Cundey

46. Stand Alone: The Making of Halloween III (2012 Video)

33 min | Horror

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Retrospective documentary on the making of "Halloween III: Season of the Witch."

Director: Michael Felsher | Stars: Tom Atkins, Dean Cundey, Alan Howarth, Stacey Nelkin

47. The Real History of Science Fiction (2014– )
Episode: Invasion (2014)

Documentary

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What if aliens landed on Earth? No? Well, there is more than one kind of invasion.

Director: Andy Mosse | Stars: Charlie Jane Anders, John Carpenter, Chris Carter, Peter Coyote

48. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.

Writer: John Carpenter | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West

49. 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

50. Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 77 min | Documentary

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Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios. Raised by his mother and his aunt, his films often ... See full summary »

Writer: Kent Jones | Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Elias Koteas, Orson Welles, Val E. Lewton