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1. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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82 Metascore

When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 309,133 | Gross: $232.91M

Ended in years of having to have the light on.

2. The Legend of Hell House (1973)

PG | 95 min | Horror

6.8
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Physicist Lionel Barrett and his wife lead a team of mediums into the Belasco House, which is supposedly haunted by the victims of its late owner, a six-foot-five serial killer.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Gayle Hunnicutt, Pamela Franklin, Clive Revill

Votes: 10,222

A few good creepy moments.

3. The Woman in Black (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

7.3
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When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Adrian Rawlins, Bernard Hepton, David Daker, Pauline Moran

Votes: 3,954

Even with the lights on, I shouted! This has ONE scary moment. the new one doesn't come close as this original. (In the new one she's not looking AT you. They messed that up.)

4. The Believers (1987)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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A New York psychiatrist finds that a brujería-inspired cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Harley Cross, Robert Loggia

Votes: 5,041 | Gross: $18.75M

Voodoo serial killer drama.

5. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

R | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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64 Metascore

An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae, Paul Winfield

Votes: 18,842 | Gross: $19.60M

Voodoo.

6. Angel Heart (1987)

R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 68,467 | Gross: $17.19M

A very moody and slow masterpiece about the Devil incarnate? Or is it just an evil man?

7. Needful Things (1993)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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43 Metascore

A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected.

Director: Fraser C. Heston | Stars: Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, Amanda Plummer

Votes: 18,657 | Gross: $15.19M

Manipulating used shop keeper uses the townspeople against each other. (This is MUCH better than reading the Steven King book. Steven went overboard & choked the reader with petty details.)

8. Night Gallery (1969–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet, Matt Pelto

Votes: 3,656

Rod Sterling tells the story of the paintings in the Night Gallery. Very Twilight Zone-like, but with art.

9. The First Power (1990)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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A dedicated L.A. police detective and a female psychic must stop a demonic serial killer who was given the powers of resurrection, teleportation and possession.

Director: Robert Resnikoff | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Tracy Griffith, Jeff Kober, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 2,901 | Gross: $22.42M

Detective must try and understand how crimes are committed, by a man with supernatural powers, from the devil?

10. The Changeling (1980)

R | 107 min | Horror

7.3
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A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh

Votes: 24,004

Werid "house" movie about a musician who is tryingto get over his grief, but the house's history comes back to haunt him, and causes him more grief? But the mystery must be solved, to put tormented spirits to rest?

11. Brimstone (1998–1999)

60 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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A dead cop, sentenced to Hell, is returned to Earth by the Devil to recover 113 escaped evil spirits.

Stars: Peter Horton, John Glover, Lori Petty, Teri Polo

Votes: 1,428

A guy comes back from hell to help the devil re-capture demons which are loose in the world.

12. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 11,233

A doctor is out for revenge against the people responsible for the death of his wife.

13. Ghoulies (1984)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.0
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A young man and his girlfriend move into an old mansion home, where he becomes possessed by a desire to control ancient demons.

Director: Luca Bercovici | Stars: Peter Liapis, Lisa Pelikan, Michael Des Barres, Jack Nance

Votes: 6,553 | Gross: $35.00M

Did you ever see a movie that is as if you wrote it yourself? THis is that for me. Its a teen magic film. An orphan raised in a house discovers magic books, summons spirits to do his will, and holds a party for his friends, so they can take part in the ritual, without them knowing. With unforeseen consequences, for him.

14. Hard Rock Zombies (1985)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

4.5
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A hard rock band travels to the tiny and remote town of Grand Guignol to perform. Peopled by hicks, rubes, werewolves, murderous dwarves, sex perverts, and Hitler, the town is a strange ... See full summary »

Director: Krishna Shah | Stars: E.J. Curse, Geno Andrews, Sam Mann, Mick McMains

Votes: 1,075

A band discovers a musical phrase that raises the dead. Its an interesting concept, but this is ultimately a COMEDY. Some gems among them, like when a guy is about to be killed by zombies, and starts acting like them, to fool them. Priceless & Unforgettable. Still, they COULD have dug real graves! Who buries their dead under snad, on grass! That's how cheap it is, but watch-able.

15. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 52,564

An excellent TV series. A but dated now, but interesting sci-fi stories. Not really "horror".

16. Frogs (1972)

PG | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

4.3
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A group of hapless victims celebrate a birthday on an island estate crawling with killer amphibians, birds, insects, and reptiles.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark, Adam Roarke

Votes: 4,885

I saw this when I was a kid. I remembered it being better. Then I got it on DVD and it kinda sucked. I wouldn't watch it again. Probably.

17. The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

R | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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Alan Alda's character is a music journalist whose career as a piano player came to an end when his debut concert received undeservedly scathing reviews.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 1,772

Pianist lured by rich people and another ageing pianist into a devil cult. A bit Rosemary's Baby-like.

18. Let the Right One In (2008)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.9
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82 Metascore

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl

Votes: 185,879 | Gross: $2.12M

Kid vampire movie, based on a Swedish original, that was probably better.

19. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

Votes: 161,173 | Gross: $41.60M

20. Drácula (1931)

Unrated | 104 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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Centuries-old vampire Dracula preys upon the innocent Eva and her friends.

Directors: George Melford, Enrique Tovar Ávalos | Stars: Carlos Villarías, Lupita Tovar, Barry Norton, Pablo Álvarez Rubio

Votes: 3,402

21. From Beyond (1986)

R | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

Votes: 17,262 | Gross: $1.26M

22. Hex (2004–2005)

TV-14 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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Cassie is a shy college girl who wants to be accepted by others, but is only truly loved by her best friend Thelma. Cassie later discovers that she possesses dangerous powers, and is being ... See full summary »

Stars: Jemima Rooper, Jamie Davis, Amber Sainsbury, Colin Salmon

Votes: 4,366

23. Dark Shadows (1966–1971)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences.

Stars: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles, Nancy Barrett

Votes: 3,081