Best horror films under 10.000 votes

best horror films under 10.000 votes (or around) on imdb. lesser-known films, but give them a try. maybe your next favorite is among them.
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1.
Antibodies (2005)
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Long wanted serial killer Gabriel Engel gets arrested in a spectacular police strike. Small town cop... (127 mins.)
 
2.
Angst (1983)
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A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house. (87 mins.)
Director: Gerald Kargl
 
3.
Cure (1997)
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A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done. (111 mins.)
 
4.
Ghostwatch (1992 TV Movie)
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The BBC gives over a whole evening to an 'investigation into the supernatural'. Four respected presenters... (91 mins.)
Director: Lesley Manning
 
5.
Kwaidan (1964)
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes. (183 mins.)
 
6.
The Innocents (1961)
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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted. (100 mins.)
Director: Jack Clayton
 
7.
Village of the Damned (1960)
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In the English village of Midwich, the blonde-haired, glowing-eyed children of uncertain paternity prove to have frightening powers. (77 mins.)
Director: Wolf Rilla
 
8.
Nightwatch (1994)
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In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims... (107 mins.)
Director: Ole Bornedal
 
9.
Cemetery Man (1994)
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A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies. (105 mins.)
Director: Michele Soavi
 
10.
Lake Mungo (2008)
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A supernatural drama about grief. (87 mins.)
Director: Joel Anderson
 
11.
Storm of the Century (1999 Mini-Series)
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A small village off the mainland is about to receive a huge winter storm. It won't be just another storm for them... (257 mins.)
 
12.
The Chaser (2008)
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A cash-strapped pimp and former police detective draws upon the skills of his old job to track down his missing stable of prostitutes. (125 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
 
13.
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
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A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face. (90 mins.)
Director: Georges Franju
 
14.
The Changeling (1980)
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A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre. (107 mins.)
Director: Peter Medak
 
15.
The Signalman (1976 Short Film)
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A lonely Signalman is visited by a stranger. (37 mins.)
 
16.
The Other (1972)
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Down in the farm country of the US twins are born. One of them turns out to be good, while the other becomes rather evil. (108 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
17.
Jungle Holocaust (1977)
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An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest and heads out to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home. (88 mins.)
Director: Ruggero Deodato
 
18.
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
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In the sixteenth century, Francis Barnard travels to Spain to clarify the strange circumstances of his sister's death after she had married the son of a cruel Spanish Inquisitor. (80 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
19.
And Soon the Darkness (1970)
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Two young English women go on a cycling tour of the French countryside. When one of them goes missing, the other begins to search for her. But who can she trust? (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Fuest
 
20.
Dead Set (2008 Mini-Series)
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During a fictional series of Big Brother, a zombie outbreak occurs, but the house-mates are unaware of the impending doom outside of the Big Brother House. (141 mins.)
 
21.
De dødes tjern (1958)
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A group of friends travel to a cabin in the Norwegian forest. It's a rumor that at night a crazy man can be heard screaming at a lake nearby the cabin. (76 mins.)
 
22.
Onibaba (1964)
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Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask. (103 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
23.
The Entity (1982)
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Supposedly based partially on a true story, a woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
24.
The Night Strangler (1973 TV Movie)
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A reporter hunts down a 144-year old alchemist who is killing women for their blood. (74 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
25.
Battlefield Baseball (2003)
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Battlefield Baseball is a tough game--it doesn't end until all the members on the opposing team are dead... (87 mins.)
Director: Yudai Yamaguchi
 
26.
Re-Animator (1985)
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A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus. (104 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
 
27.
Fortress (1985)
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An Australian school teacher and her students are kidnapped. She and the children fight for their lives and try to escape from their captors. (85 mins.)
Director: Arch Nicholson
 
28.
Thesis (1996)
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While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty... (125 mins.)
 
29.
Dance of the Dead (2008)
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On the night of the big High-School Prom, the dead rise to eat the living, and the only people who can stop them are the losers who couldn't get dates to the dance. (87 mins.)
Director: Gregg Bishop
 
30.
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A psychic convinces her weak-willed husband to kidnap the child of a wealthy couple, so she can use her abilities to locate the child and thus achieve fame. (121 mins.)
Director: Bryan Forbes
 
31.
Viy (1967)
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A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him. (77 mins.)
 
32.
The Invisible Man (1933)
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A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane. (71 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
33.
Films to Keep You Awake: The Baby's Room (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In Spain, the sports journalist Juan has a perfect life with his wife Sonia: they have just had a baby... (77 mins.)
 
34.
Suiyô puremia: sekai saikyô J horâ SP Nihon no kowai yoru (2004 TV Movie)
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Dark Tales of Japan is a collection of five short horror films that are directed by five notable Japanese film directors. (82 mins.)
 
35.
Trollhunter (2010)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: André Øvredal
 
36.
Black Sunday (1960)
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A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant. Only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor stand in her way. (87 mins.)
Director: Mario Bava
 
37.
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge. (101 mins.)
Director: Meir Zarchi
 
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39.
Backcountry (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An urban couple go camping in the woods and find themselves lost in the territory of a predatory black bear. (92 mins.)
Director: Adam MacDonald
 
40.
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Barry is a talented mechanic and family man whose life is torn apart on the eve of a zombie apocalypse... (98 mins.)
 
41.
Goodnight Mommy (2014)
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Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize. (99 mins.)
 
42.
Rubber (2010)
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A homicidal car tire, discovering it has destructive psionic power, sets its sights on a desert town once a mysterious woman becomes its obsession. (82 mins.)
Director: Quentin Dupieux
 
43.
The Horde (2009)
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An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies. (90 mins.)
 
44.
Some Guy Who Kills People (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Ken Boyd, a lonely man fresh out of the loony bin, who sets out to kill those he deems responsible for his miserable life. (97 mins.)
Director: Jack Perez
 
45.
Phantasm (1979)
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A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him. (88 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
 
46.
The Cottage (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central... (92 mins.)
 
47.
Shutter (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. (97 mins.)
 
48.
Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders. (102 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
49.
Phobia 2 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Phobia 2 is composed of five short movie segments directed by five of the best directors of Thai horror films... (125 mins.)
 
50.
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults. (112 mins.)
 
51.
The Shout (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A traveler by the name of Crossley forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host. (86 mins.)
 
52.
Game of Werewolves (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After 15 years, Tomas, a not very succesfull writer, comes back to the village in Galicia where his family comes from... (98 mins.)
 
53.
The Haunting (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
54.
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter. (86 mins.)
 
55.
Jekyll (2007 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
London, 2007. Tom Jackman is the only living descendent of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. He has made a deal with his dark side: a body share...
 
56.
A Cold Night's Death (1973 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Scientists Culp and Wallach suspect that there is someone other than their research primates inhabiting their polar station. (74 mins.)
 
57.
The Girl Next Door (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt...and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime. (91 mins.)
 
58.
Juan of the Dead (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government. (92 mins.)
 
59.
The Woman in Black (1989 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate... (100 mins.)
Director: Herbert Wise
 
60.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. (141 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
 
61.
A Warning to the Curious (1972 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An archeologist goes treasure hunting along the English coast in search of a lost, fabled crown that supposedly helps protect Great Britain against invasion. (50 mins.)
 
62.
Star of David: Beauty Hunting (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
One dark and stormy night, a middle age prison escapee haphazardly breaks into the luxurious mason of... (100 mins.)
Director: Noribumi Suzuki
 
63.
Burning Bright (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A thriller centered on a young woman and her autistic little brother who are trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane. (86 mins.)
Director: Carlos Brooks
 
64.
White Dog (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to kill Black people. (90 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
65.
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In a small town, a wrongfully killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him beyond the grave. (96 mins.)
 
66.
The Tunnel (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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. (90 mins.)
Director: Carlo Ledesma
 
67.
The Damned (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
After a family is involved in an accident, they take refuge in a secluded inn where they free a girl locked in a basement without knowing she's an ancient evil spirit. (87 mins.)
Director: Víctor García
 
68.
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are attacked by a group of preppy college kids. (89 mins.)
Director: Eli Craig
 
69.
Zombie Strippers (2008)
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A zombie epidemic spreads throughout a strip club in Nebraska. (94 mins.)
Director: Jay Lee
 
70.
Wake Wood (2009)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: David Keating
 
71.
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack. (89 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
72.
Noroi: The Curse (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba." (115 mins.)
Director: Kôji Shiraishi
 
73.
Dance with the Devil (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A psychotic criminal couple kidnaps a random teenage couple. The woman rapes the male captive, and lets him watch his lover being raped by the man. They then plan to sacrifice the couple. (126 mins.)
 
74.
Apparitions (2008 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, examines evidence...
 
75.
Inside (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby. (82 mins.)
 
76.
Goodbye, 20th Century (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In the year 2019, after global destruction and descent into savagery, the immortal Kuzman tried to discover his destiny in order to learn how to die... (83 mins.)
 
77.
Bedevilled (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out. (115 mins.)
Director: Chul-soo Jang
 
78.
Martin (1977)
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A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges. (95 mins.)
 
79.
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)
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A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers. (95 mins.)
Director: Jorge Grau
 
80.
Dead & Buried (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life. (94 mins.)
Director: Gary A. Sherman
 
81.
The Psychic (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A clairvoyant woman, inspired by a vision, smashes open a section of wall in her husband's home and finds a skeleton behind it... (95 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
82.
Night of the Devils (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The patriarch of a wealthy family fears that he will show up one day in vampire form. Should this happen, he warns his family not to let him back in his house, no matter how much he begs them. (91 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Ferroni
 
83.
Zombie (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
84.
Night of the Creeps (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them. (88 mins.)
Director: Fred Dekker
 
85.
Kidnapped (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards. (85 mins.)
 
86.
Julia's Eyes (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister. (118 mins.)
Director: Guillem Morales
 
87.
Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After a mysterious blackout, a son goes out to investigate and captures footage of actual aliens. When the aliens follow him and his brothers back to their home, all hell breaks loose. (93 mins.)
Director: Dean Alioto
 
88.
4bia (2008)
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4BIA is a Horror Anthology. The first segment, "Happiness" is about a lonely girl who corresponded with... (120 mins.)
 
89.
The Squad (2011)
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After losing contact with a military base, a high mountain unit is sent to investigate. Upon arrival, they find only a woman in chains. Isolation and the impossibility of escape serve to undermine the soldiers' judgment. (108 mins.)
 
90.
The Silent House (2010)
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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... (86 mins.)
 
91.
Long Weekend (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood. (97 mins.)
Director: Colin Eggleston
 
92.
Burnt Offerings (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A family moves into an old, haunted house that regenerates itself by feeding off of the life forces of its injured occupants. (116 mins.)
Director: Dan Curtis
 
93.
Kinatay (2009)
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A young man tries to make some money so he can marry his girlfriend. He takes a job for $2,000 and then soon realizes that this job involves killing a woman. (105 mins.)
 
94.
The Battery (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The personalities of two former baseball players clash as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead. (101 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Gardner
 
95.
Resolution (2012)
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A man imprisons his estranged junkie friend in an isolated cabin in the boonies San Diego to force him through a week of sobriety, but the events of that week are being mysteriously manipulated. (93 mins.)