Some of my favorite horror/thrillers.

by dead_stars | created - 08 Oct 2011 | updated - 03 Aug 2013 | Public

in no particular order. work in progress. I'm not going to bother listing the stuff people always list. you already know Evil Dead is awesome. you know Alien is a masterpiece. the films here are either under-appreciated, non-traditional, or just rather off the beaten path and messed up. read on if you're looking for something that will actually get under your skin and chill you.

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1. Sauna (2008)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror

6.3
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As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey.

Director: Antti-Jussi Annila | Stars: Ville Virtanen, Tommi Eronen, Viktor Klimenko, Rain Tolk

Votes: 6,072

my perfect horror film. one of the most chilling, thought-provoking endings I've seen in a while. this is that rare kind of thinking-person's horror film that only comes around once in a blue moon. beautiful, stunning cinematography keeps your eyes glued to the screen. superb.

2. The Road (III) (2011)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.6
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71 Metascore

A 12 year old cold case is reopened when three teens are missing in an old abandoned road where a gruesome murder is left undiscovered for three decades.

Director: Yam Laranas | Stars: Carmina Villaroel, Rhian Ramos, TJ Trinidad, Barbie Forteza

Votes: 1,550 | Gross: $0.12M

an amazingly-crafted, genuinely scary, thought-provoking Filipino film. it's the first Filipino movie I've ever seen, and one of the best horror flicks in recent memory!

3. YellowBrickRoad (2010)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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52 Metascore

1940: the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked up a winding mountain trail, leaving everything behind. 2008: the first official expedition into the wilderness attempts to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar.

Directors: Jesse Holland, Andy Mitton | Stars: Michael Laurino, Anessa Ramsey, Alex Draper, Cassidy Freeman

Votes: 5,008

raw, gritty psychological horror at its finest. a lot of people didn't like it but I enjoyed it immensely... give it a shot.

4. Silent Hill (2006)

R | 125 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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31 Metascore

A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 192,612 | Gross: $46.98M

crawls under your skin with excellent, non-traditional scares. NOT to be confused with the beyond-awful sequel.

5. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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57 Metascore

A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 298,398 | Gross: $13.78M

what can I say that hasn't been said? truly one of the most terrifying films ever made. not to be missed.

6. The Thing (I) (2011)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.2
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49 Metascore

At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.

Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. | Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen

Votes: 104,449 | Gross: $16.93M

a surprisingly fantastic prequel and companion piece that pays serious homage to John Carpenter's masterpiece. wonderfully frightening.

7. The Shrine (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

5.6
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Two female journalists and a photographer travel to Europe to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances, only to find themselves embroiled in a struggle against a kind of evil they never expected.

Director: Jon Knautz | Stars: Aaron Ashmore, Cindy Sampson, Meghan Heffern, Trevor Matthews

Votes: 12,026

delivers solid thrills with a twist that's actually unexpected.

8. Surveillance (I) (2008)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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31 Metascore

Two FBI agents attempt to clarify the murders occurring in a desolate region. They approach the witnesses of the latest incident with the help of the local police. All of them hide something and all have wildly different stories to tell.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Pell James, Caroline Aaron

Votes: 15,635 | Gross: $0.03M

David Lynch's daughter Jennifer directs this surprisingly enjoyable, mind-bending debut.

9. La casa muda (2010)

Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.4
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The plot is based on a true story that happened in the late '40s in a small village in Uruguay. The film focuses on Laura, who, second by second, intends to leave a house, which hides an ... See full summary »

Director: Gustavo Hernández | Stars: Florencia Colucci, Abel Tripaldi, Gustavo Alonso, María Salazar

Votes: 6,879

one continuous camera shot builds some pretty wicked tension. this original Spanish version has a more solid structure than the remake with Elizabeth Olsen, in my opinion.

10. The Tunnel (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them.

Director: Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Bel Deliá, Andy Rodoreda, Steve Davis, Luke Arnold

Votes: 17,006

distributed as a free torrent file from their website, this handi-cam film has good tension and acting. probably the best handi-cam movie I've seen. even if you're not a fan of that style, check it out, because it's not used in an overwhelming way.

11. Creep (I) (2004)

R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Franka Potente, Sean Harris, Vas Blackwood, Ken Campbell

Votes: 25,182

this will make you think twice about taking the subway at night. unique and absorbing.

12. Dead Snow (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

6.3
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61 Metascore

A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Jeppe Beck Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan, Vegar Hoel

Votes: 58,513 | Gross: $0.04M

nazi zombies. that's really all you need to know. this movie is a hell of a lot of fun, and I don't normally go for horror-comedy.

13. The Keep (1983)

R | 96 min | Horror

5.8
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34 Metascore

Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 9,197 | Gross: $3.76M

cheesy as hell, but wonderful! Ian McKellan is great in one of his lesser-known roles.

14. The Signal (2007)

R | 103 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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63 Metascore

A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.

Directors: David Bruckner, Dan Bush, Jacob Gentry | Stars: Anessa Ramsey, Justin Welborn, Scott Poythress, Sahr Ngaujah

Votes: 19,064 | Gross: $0.60M

a zombie film for romantics. a lot of fun, too.

15. 28 Days Later... (2002)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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73 Metascore

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer

Votes: 326,603 | Gross: $45.06M

an excellent, emotional film that thinks outside the box of traditional zombie films.

16. Stake Land (2010)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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66 Metascore

In a world of vampires, an expert vampire hunter and his young protégé travel toward sanctuary.

Director: Jim Mickle | Stars: Connor Paolo, Nick Damici, Kelly McGillis, Gregory Jones

Votes: 37,347 | Gross: $0.02M

imagine if 'Zombieland' had been filmed in a serious tone. and better. I was pleasantly surprised with this one.

17. Cloverfield (2008)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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64 Metascore

A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller

Votes: 330,247 | Gross: $80.05M

forget all the hate. this is a great creature flick no matter how you spin it.

18. Black Death (2010)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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71 Metascore

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon

Votes: 39,070 | Gross: $0.02M

I can't help it, I'm a sucker for Sean Bean. plus this is a pretty disturbing little film.

19. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery

6.4
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81 Metascore

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffin

Votes: 205,841 | Gross: $140.54M

man, I don't even care what people say, this movie scared the bejesus out of me.

20. Grave Encounters (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

6.1
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33 Metascore

For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true.

Directors: Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz, The Vicious Brothers | Stars: Ben Wilkinson, Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko, Merwin Mondesir

Votes: 45,060

gets a little cliche at times, but I like the concept and it had some good scares.

21. The Ruins (2008)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.9
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44 Metascore

A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.

Director: Carter Smith | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Jonathan Tucker, Laura Ramsey

Votes: 63,320 | Gross: $17.43M

I was really surprised by how good this was. wow. gets under your skin, in more ways than one...

22. Splinter (I) (2008)

R | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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58 Metascore

Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.

Director: Toby Wilkins | Stars: Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Charles Baker

Votes: 29,178

love it. creepy as hell with some great special effects, injected with a little black humor. "it's okay, we're cutting your arm off!"

23. Dreamcatcher (2003)

R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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35 Metascore

Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis

Votes: 81,279 | Gross: $33.72M

I'm normally not a fan of Stephen King, but this was really watchable. plot holes galore, but do you really expect a masterpiece from a film where people sh*t eels with teeth?

24. Teeth (I) (2007)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.4
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57 Metascore

Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.

Director: Mitchell Lichtenstein | Stars: Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman

Votes: 37,088 | Gross: $0.35M

black humor galore, and somehow it still manages to be sort of touching.

25. Pandorum (2009)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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28 Metascore

A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities.

Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue

Votes: 131,003 | Gross: $10.33M

sci-fi horror done right.

26. Eden Log (2007)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A man wakes up deep inside a cave. Suffering amnesia, he has no recollection of how he came to be here or of what happened to the man whose body he finds beside him. Tailed by a mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Franck Vestiel | Stars: Clovis Cornillac, Vimala Pons, Zohar Wexler, Sifan Shao

Votes: 6,076

a very strange movie, but I really dig the atmosphere. beautiful cinematography.

27. John Dies at the End (2012)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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53 Metascore

A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return no longer human. Can two college drop-outs save humanity from this silent, otherworldly invasion?

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown

Votes: 32,854 | Gross: $0.14M

the book is one of the greatest works of fiction I have yet encountered. and you can't go wrong with Don Coscarelli.

28. The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

47 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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While sorting the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed.

Director: Andrew Leman | Stars: Matt Foyer, John Bolen, Ralph Lucas, Chad Fifer

Votes: 6,840

the only good movie ever filmed that was based on a Lovecraft story. shot with a strangely appropriate faux-silent-film look. this one is not to be missed.

29. Deathwatch (2002)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, War

6.0
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In the middle of World War I, nine British soldiers caught behind enemy lines seek refuge in a complex network of German trenches. What they soon discover is that they aren't alone - and it isn't a German soldier that's hunting them down.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Jamie Bell, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Mike Downey, Laurence Fox

Votes: 9,534

an unusual setting (the trenches of WWI) makes for a unique, chilling ghost story.

30. Altitude (2010)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.9
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After a mysterious malfunction sends their small plane climbing out of control, a rookie pilot and her four teenage friends find themselves trapped in a deadly showdown with a supernatural force.

Director: Kaare Andrews | Stars: Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Guill, Ryan Donowho, Landon Liboiron

Votes: 9,094

low-budget sci-fi thriller that makes for an interesting psychological study. good tension throughout, and even though the ending leaves something to be desired, I definitely enjoyed it.

31. Dread (2009)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Three college students set out to document what other people dread the most. However, one of the three turns out to secretly be a sadistic psychopath who uses this knowledge to gruesomely torture the subjects.

Director: Anthony DiBlasi | Stars: Jackson Rathbone, Hanne Steen, Laura Donnelly, Jonathan Readwin

Votes: 10,842

based on a Clive Barker short story, this truly horrifying tale plays on some of our deepest fears. it's the darkness and horror of human nature-- my favorite!

32. [Rec] (2007)

R | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza | Stars: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Pablo Rosso

Votes: 144,167

I happen to be a fan of handi-cam films done right, and this one is done VERY right.

33. [Rec] 2 (2009)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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52 Metascore

In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building.

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza | Stars: Jonathan D. Mellor, Manuela Velasco, Óscar Zafra, Ariel Casas

Votes: 60,437 | Gross: $0.03M

watch it right after watching [Rec]. it's a wonderful, very scary pair of movies. skip the third one.

34. Dog Soldiers (2002)

R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 48,494

don't let the title fool you... this movie is awesome!!

35. Incident at Raven's Gate (1988)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Steven Vidler, Celine O'Leary, Ritchie Singer, Vincent Gil

Votes: 396

an obscure alien flick, with a lot of interesting aspects and several very disturbing bits.

36. The Objective (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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26 Metascore

A military special operations team, led by a CIA case officer, are on a mission in the harsh and hostile terrain of Afghanistan where they find themselves in a Middle Eastern "Bermuda Triangle" of ancient evil.

Director: Daniel Myrick | Stars: Jonas Ball, Matthew R. Anderson, Jon Huertas, Michael C. Williams

Votes: 7,309 | Gross: $2.25M

unusual setting, disturbing story, and one hell of an unsettling ending.

37. Isolation (2005)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong.

Director: Billy O'Brien | Stars: Essie Davis, Sean Harris, Marcel Iures, Crispin Letts

Votes: 5,867

This movie was really disturbing and frightening on a few levels. The premise sounds weird at first, but it's executed so well.

38. Altered (2006)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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Fifteen years ago, a group of men's lives were forever changed by a strange occurrence. Now, the same group of men will spend a night together ... in terror.

Director: Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Adam Kaufman, Catherine Mangan, Brad William Henke, Michael C. Williams

Votes: 9,276

I didn't know what to expect from this little movie, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The acting was really impressive and the concept is definitely unique.

39. The Innkeepers (2011)

R | 101 min | Horror

5.5
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64 Metascore

During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.

Director: Ti West | Stars: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis, Alison Bartlett

Votes: 29,544 | Gross: $0.08M

It's not a perfect movie. The premise is silly, the story is never fully fleshed out. But I have to say they build some great suspense. It's worth watching for sure.

40. The New Daughter (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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A single father moves his two children to rural South Carolina, only to watch his daughter exhibit increasingly strange behavior.

Director: Luiso Berdejo | Stars: Kevin Costner, Ivana Baquero, Samantha Mathis, Gattlin Griffith

Votes: 12,531

Wow, I wasn't expecting much from this but it was actually very scary! The story is certainly something I'd never seen before. I really liked it.

41. Wind Chill (2007)

R | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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52 Metascore

Two college students share a ride home for the holidays, but when they break down on a deserted stretch of road, they are preyed upon by the ghosts of people who have died there.

Director: Gregory Jacobs | Stars: Emily Blunt, Ashton Holmes, Martin Donovan, Ned Bellamy

Votes: 19,350 | Gross: $0.02M

I watched this because I really dig Emily Blunt, and she does a great job in this. There are some really disturbing bits, and the less you know about the story the better!

42. Absentia (I) (2011)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Catherine Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine, Justin Gordon

Votes: 14,619

I loved, loved, loved this film. it's understated, emotional, moving, oddly beautiful at times and mind-numbingly frightening at others.

43. The Bunker (2001)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.5
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Seven German soldiers are enclosed in one bunker during the Second World War. They soon feel surrounded by enemies. When they hear about the tunnel-system beneath the bunker and some mystic... See full summary »

Director: Rob Green | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Andrew Tiernan, Christopher Fairbank, Simon Kunz

Votes: 5,359

a WWII ghost story. I love the formula of soldiers vs. the supernatural!

44. Outpost (2008)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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In war-torn Eastern Europe, a world-weary group of mercenaries discover a long-hidden secret in an abandoned WWII bunker.

Director: Steve Barker | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Julian Wadham, Richard Brake, Paul Blair

Votes: 14,811

pretty much the same movie as "The Bunker," but they're both great.

45. Dead Birds (2004)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

5.7
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A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

Director: Alex Turner | Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Fugit, Nicki Aycox, Michael Shannon

Votes: 8,704

scary! I was expecting something much cheesier, based on the budget, but this is a superbly suspenseful flick. definitely worth watching.

46. The Divide (2011)

R | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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28 Metascore

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Director: Xavier Gens | Stars: Lauren German, Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 32,372 | Gross: $0.02M

one of the best post-apocalyptic films I've seen. moving, emotional, disturbing, and all too plausible.

47. Evidence (III) (2012)

78 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.1
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Ryan makes a documentary on his friend, Brett, and his first time camping, until a mysterious figure in the woods starts hunting them.

Director: Howie Askins | Stars: Ryan McCoy, Brett Rosenberg, Ashley Bracken, Toby Bryant

Votes: 3,944

this one is mostly silly, but it's a lot of fun for a low budget horror.

48. Seventh Moon (2008)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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Melissa and Yul, Americans honeymooning in China, come across the exotic 'Hungry Ghost' festival. When night falls, the couple end up in a remote village, and soon realize the legend is all... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Amy Smart, Dennis Chan, Tim Chiou

Votes: 2,489

creepy as hell. a genuinely scary movie. I won't spoil anything, but just wait for the scene near the end-- in the cave. it still kind of gives me nightmares.

49. Enter Nowhere (2011)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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Three strangers arrive one by one at a mysterious cabin in the middle of nowhere only to learn they've been brought together for a reason.

Director: Jack Heller | Stars: Katherine Waterston, Scott Eastwood, Sara Paxton, Shaun Sipos

Votes: 6,379

this one is definitely unique. it's not big on scares, but it's a creepy little story.

50. My Little Eye (2002)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.6
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Five people are offered one million dollars to spend six months together in an isolated mansion, with cameras watching their every move.

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Sean Cw Johnson, Kris Lemche, Stephen O'Reilly, Laura Regan

Votes: 10,744

this is kind of like "Big Brother," if "Big Brother" was run by psychopaths. awesome.

51. The Ceremony (2008)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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After discovering a bizarre book, a young man is plagued by unexplainable occurrences.

Director: James Palmer | Stars: Scott Seegmiller, Jeremy Grant Horton, Debra Lynn Hull, Anastasia Ivanoff

Votes: 185

wow, I was really surprised by this little-known film. very very scary.

52. R-Point (2004)

R | 107 min | Action, Horror, War

6.4
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During the Vietnam War, a South Korean base receives a radio transmission from a missing squad, presumed dead, and sends a platoon to rescue the lost squad from the R-Point.

Director: Su-chang Kong | Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Byung-ho Son, Sun-kyun Lee, Won-sang Park

Votes: 4,547

soldiers vs. supernatural again, this time from Korea. just plain awesome.

53. Devil (2010)

PG-13 | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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44 Metascore

A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Chris Messina, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green

Votes: 115,010 | Gross: $33.58M

you can hate on M. Night Shyamalan all you want, but this movie was deliciously creepy.

54. The Pact (II) (2012)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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54 Metascore

As a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother's death and the disappearance of her sister, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home.

Director: Nicholas McCarthy | Stars: Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien, Mark Steger, Agnes Bruckner

Votes: 21,322

55. Pontypool (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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54 Metascore

A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak

Votes: 25,050 | Gross: $0.00M

one of my all-time favorites. this movie is fantastically executed and I haven't met one person who watched it and didn't love it to death.

56. Martyrs (2008)

R | 99 min | Horror

7.1
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A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin

Votes: 67,765

I love me some French horror. this movie is definitely not for the squeamish.

57. Ravenous (1999)

R | 101 min | Horror

7.0
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46 Metascore

In a remote military outpost in the 19th Century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies

Votes: 32,555 | Gross: $2.06M

a period piece with Guy Pearce about the Wendigo? hell yes.

58. Lovely Molly (2011)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror

5.3
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50 Metascore

Newlywed Molly moves into her deceased father's house in the countryside, where painful memories soon begin to haunt her.

Director: Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Gretchen Lodge, Johnny Lewis, Alexandra Holden, Field Blauvelt

Votes: 8,447

this movie seriously disturbed me so much that I would not watch it again. take that as you will. the lead actress gives a mind-blowing performance.

59. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

7.6
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65 Metascore

Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students.

Director: Eli Craig | Stars: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss

Votes: 144,048 | Gross: $0.22M

absolutely the best horror comedy since Shaun of the Dead. this one is not to be missed.

60. Grace (III) (2009)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.2
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52 Metascore

After losing her unborn child, Madeline Matheson insists on carrying the baby to term. Following the delivery, the child miraculously returns to life with an appetite for human blood. Madeline is faced with a mother's ultimate decision.

Director: Paul Solet | Stars: Jordan Ladd, Samantha Ferris, Gabrielle Rose, Stephen Park

Votes: 7,107 | Gross: $0.01M

oh wow. this movie is disturbing on a lot of levels, and is probably laden with more symbolism than I've noticed.

61. Saam gaang yi (2004)

R | 125 min | Horror

7.0
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66 Metascore

An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

Directors: Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park | Stars: Bai Ling, Byung-hun Lee, Kyoko Hasegawa, Pauline Lau

Votes: 16,988 | Gross: $0.08M

three short films each helmed by a different legendary Asian horror director. all three are fantastic.

62. Dead End (I) (2003)

R | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.

Directors: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa | Stars: Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Mick Cain, Alexandra Holden

Votes: 21,781

campy and creepy! Ray Wise (of Twin Peaks) is awesome here.

63. Blood Creek (2009)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.4
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A man and his brother on a mission of revenge become trapped in a harrowing occult experiment dating back to the Third Reich.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Henry Cavill, Dominic Purcell, Emma Booth, Michael Fassbender

Votes: 10,329

believe it or not, Michael Fassbender is in this. and it's actually a really fun little movie.

64. Shadow (II) (2009)

77 min | Horror

5.5
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When a young soldier leaves for a mountain biking excursion, he meets the girl of his dreams as well as a group of violent locals who want to see them dead at any cost.

Director: Federico Zampaglione | Stars: Jake Muxworthy, Karina Testa, Ottaviano Blitch, Chris Coppola

Votes: 2,346

for our "heroes," things just go from bad, to worse, to straight up awful. this one should make you cringe.

65. Exit Humanity (2011)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Horror

5.3
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A young man's struggle to survive in the aftermath of a deadly undead outbreak during the American Civil War.

Director: John Geddes | Stars: Brian Cox, Mark Gibson, Dee Wallace, Bill Moseley

Votes: 4,081

I love period horror, and this zombie film is set in the Civil War era.

66. Wake Wood (2009)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.

Director: David Keating | Stars: Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle, Timothy Spall, Ella Connolly

Votes: 7,044

equal parts heartbreaking and repulsive, this movie questions how far parents would go to spend a few more days with their dead child.

67. Namgeuk-ilgi (2005)

Not Rated | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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Strange things begin happening to an expedition deep in the Antarctic.

Director: Pil-sung Yim | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ji-tae Yu, Kyeong-ik Kim, Hee-soon Park

Votes: 1,508

this Korean film is about an Antarctic expedition that slowly begins to lose its sanity.

68. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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52 Metascore

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg, Bob Tracey

Votes: 68,106 | Gross: $35.75M

I happen to be a big fan of this movie, and it's based on more of a true story than most movies that claim the label. pretty chilling.

69. Trollhunter (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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61 Metascore

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.

Director: André Øvredal | Stars: Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Nærum, Glenn Erland Tosterud

Votes: 60,028 | Gross: $0.25M

this one is not really scary, but it is a hell of a lot of fun.

70. The Burrowers (2008)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

5.8
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In the Wild West a rescue party sets out to find a family of settlers that has vanished from their home under mysterious circumstances.

Director: J.T. Petty | Stars: Clancy Brown, David Busse, William Mapother, Jocelin Donahue

Votes: 6,589

more period horror! Clancy Brown is great in this Western chiller.

71. Jacob's Ladder (I) (1990)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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62 Metascore

Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven

Votes: 83,807 | Gross: $26.12M

cult classic about a man seemingly trapped between heaven and hell.

72. Atrocious (2010)

R | 75 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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Two teenage siblings endure a terrifying experience while investigating a rural legend near their family's vacation home.

Director: Fernando Barreda Luna | Stars: Cristian Valencia, Clara Moraleda, Chus Pereiro, Sergi Martin

Votes: 4,392

another Spanish handi-cam flick, wonderfully creepy.

73. Frontier(s) (2007)

Unrated | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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44 Metascore

A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.

Director: Xavier Gens | Stars: Karina Testa, Aurélien Wiik, Patrick Ligardes, Samuel Le Bihan

Votes: 22,099

it's kind of a French take on the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. blood galore, but a great story too!

74. Proie (2010)

90 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.3
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PREY tells the story of Nathan (BEAU TRAVAIL'S Gregoire Colin) who is at a countryside retreat for a Fall family reunion that he expects to be particularly stormy. Claire, his wife, has to ... See full summary »

Director: Antoine Blossier | Stars: Grégoire Colin, François Levantal, Fred Ulysse, Joseph Malerba

Votes: 797

this French creature feature is fun and gory.

75. Phantoms (1998)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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26 Metascore

One hundred fifty dead, and three hundred fifty missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado, and that's only the beginning.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Rose McGowan, Joanna Going, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 17,447 | Gross: $5.66M

Ben Affleck, you were the sh*t in Phantoms, yo! now that I got that out of my system, this movie is actually creepy as hell.

76. Mulberry St (2006)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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A deadly infection breaks out in Manhattan, causing humans to devolve into blood-thirsty rat creatures. Six recently evicted tenants must survive the night and protect their downtown ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Mickle | Stars: Nick Damici, Kim Blair, Ron Brice, Bo Corre

Votes: 5,098

basically, a zombie-style infection spreads and begins to turn people into bloodthirsty rat monsters. campy, gory fun!

77. The Clinic (2010)

R | 94 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.4
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While traveling across country with her fiancé, Beth wakes alone in an isolated clinic to find her unborn baby has been removed. Just how far will she go to get her child back?

Director: James Rabbitts | Stars: Tabrett Bethell, Freya Stafford, Andy Whitfield, Clare Bowen

Votes: 5,760

yeah, you probably shouldn't watch this movie if you're pregnant. if you're not, enjoy!

78. Kansen (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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INFECTION takes place in a dark, isolated hospital, where one doctors mistake has led to dire consequences for a patient.

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Michiko Hada, Mari Hoshino, Tae Kimura, Yôko Maki

Votes: 4,727

crazy Japanese horror! if you don't hate hospitals already, this movie will make sure you do by the end.

79. Below (2002)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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55 Metascore

Strange happenings occur on a WW II submarine.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, David Crow, Matthew Davis, Holt McCallany

Votes: 19,055 | Gross: $0.61M

a good old-fashioned ghost story-- in a submarine.

80. Grabbers (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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62 Metascore

When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive.

Director: Jon Wright | Stars: Killian Coyle, Stuart Graham, Michael Hough, Richard Coyle

Votes: 14,807

drama, fun, romance, drunkenness, and alien tentacle monsters. what more could you want?