Horror Movies from 1997

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1. Scream 2 (1997)

R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery

6.1
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63 Metascore

Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 135,217 | Gross: $101.36M

2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 310,602 | Gross: $229.09M

3. Wishmaster (1997)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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A demonic djinn attempts to grant its owner three wishes, which will allow him to summon his brethren to Earth.

Director: Robert Kurtzman | Stars: Tammy Lauren, Andrew Divoff, Robert Englund, Chris Lemmon

Votes: 16,642 | Gross: $15.72M

4. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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52 Metascore

After a nasty accident, four friends begin to drift apart. One year later Julie James gets a anonymous message and then a slicker wearing, hook wielding killer begins to rip apart her life.

Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche, Ryan Phillippe

Votes: 114,860 | Gross: $72.59M

5. Event Horizon (1997)

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

6.7
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35 Metascore

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson

Votes: 132,822 | Gross: $26.67M

6. Funny Games (1997)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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69 Metascore

Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering

Votes: 50,486

7. Alien: Resurrection (1997)

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

6.2
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63 Metascore

200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her battle against the aliens. Along with a crew of space pirates, Ripley must also prevent the deadly aliens from reaching Earth.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

Votes: 194,542 | Gross: $47.75M

8. The Relic (1997)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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55 Metascore

A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James Whitmore

Votes: 20,860 | Gross: $33.96M

9. The Devil's Advocate (1997)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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60 Metascore

An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 283,405 | Gross: $60.98M

10. Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996 Video)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

3.5
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Our deadly leprechaun is in space to woo a beautiful princess who is impressed with his gold and desires to separate him from it.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Warwick Davis, Brent Jasmer, Jessica Collins, Guy Siner

Votes: 5,015

11. Kichiku dai enkai (1997)

100 min | Drama, Horror

5.5
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While the leader is in jail, his leftist group is controlled by his girlfriend, but her leadership lacks conviction and perspective. When the leader commits suicide in prison, despair and ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri | Stars: Shigeru Bokuda, Sumiko Mikami, Shunsuke Sawada, Toshiyuki Sugihara

Votes: 552

12. Night of the Demons III (1997 Video)

R | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror

4.7
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A group of delinquents accidentally shoot a police officer. To avoid arrest, they hide out in an abandoned house, unaware it is haunted.

Director: Jim Kaufman | Stars: Larry Day, Amelia Kinkade, Kris Holden-Ried, Gregory Calpakis

Votes: 1,990 | Gross: $0.06M

13. Uncle Sam (1996 Video)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

4.3
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Desert Storm vet who was killed in combat rises from the grave on July Fourth, to kill the unpatriotic citizens of his hometown, after some teens burn an American flag over his burial site.

Director: William Lustig | Stars: William Smith, David 'Shark' Fralick, Christopher Ogden, Leslie Neale

Votes: 1,946

14. Mimic (1997)

R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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55 Metascore

Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini

Votes: 39,874 | Gross: $25.48M

15. An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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31 Metascore

An American man unwittingly gets involved with French werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.

Director: Anthony Waller | Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy, Vince Vieluf, Phil Buckman

Votes: 20,497 | Gross: $26.57M

16. 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: 17,396 | Gross: $5.66M

17. Godzilla (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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32 Metascore

A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria

Votes: 161,886 | Gross: $136.31M

18. Anaconda (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.7
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37 Metascore

A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz, Ice Cube

Votes: 80,952 | Gross: $65.89M

19. Vampire Journals (1997 Video)

R | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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Avenging vampire stalks a king of the vampires in Eastern Europe, slaughters anyone who gets in his way.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Jonathon Morris, David Gunn, Kirsten Cerre, Starr Andreeff

Votes: 1,181

20. Deformed Monsters (1997)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.3
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Mad scientist brings Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and Frankenstein's Monster to life... but there's a problem and they end up three feet tall.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Rhonda Griffin, Justin Lauer, Bill Moynihan, Kristin Norton

Votes: 447

21. The Shining (1997)

Unrated | 273 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.

Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Steven Weber, Wil Horneff, Courtland Mead

Votes: 13,060

22. The Night Flier (1997)

R | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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36 Metascore

A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.

Director: Mark Pavia | Stars: Miguel Ferrer, Julie Entwisle, Dan Monahan, Michael H. Moss

Votes: 8,008 | Gross: $0.13M

23. Campfire Tales (1997)

R | 88 min | Horror

5.9
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A group of teens entertain themselves by telling an anthology of famous urban legends with a modern twist; including make-out-point, monsters, psychopaths, and ghosts.

Directors: Matt Cooper, Martin Kunert, David Semel | Stars: Jay R. Ferguson, Christine Taylor, Christopher Masterson, Kim Murphy

Votes: 3,252

24. Eko Eko Azarak: Misa the Dark Angel (1998)

R | 95 min | Horror

5.1
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Director: Katsuhito Ueno | Stars: Hinako Saeki, Ayaka Nanami, Missy Bolden, Trisha Britt

Votes: 181

25. The Ugly (1997)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.

Director: Scott Reynolds | Stars: Paolo Rotondo, Paul Glover, Chris Graham, Darien Takle

Votes: 2,674

26. Bleeders (1997)

R | 89 min | Horror

3.8
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A man travels to an island with his girlfriend in search of his relatives but he finds maybe more than what he wanted to know.

Director: Peter Svatek | Stars: Gillian Ferrabee, Pascal Gruselle, Roy Dupuis, Kristin Lehman

Votes: 2,364

27. Quicksilver Highway (1997 TV Movie)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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Traveling showman Aaron Quicksilver tells horror tales: a psychotic hitchhiker falls prey to a relentless dangerously-sharp set of chattering teeth, and a human hand that comes alive.

Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Matt Frewer, Raphael Sbarge, Missy Crider

Votes: 1,988

28. Hideous! (1997)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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A group of rival collectors of severely deformed freakish human beings and the FBI agents that are investigating them must battle against some of their collections which aren't as dead as ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Michael Citriniti, Rhonda Griffin, Mel Johnson Jr., Jacqueline Lovell

Votes: 708

29. The Bloody Ape (1997 Video)

77 min | Horror

5.5
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THE BLOODY APE is the most outrageous, drive-in movie take on Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" ever committed to film. A carnival barker foolishly releases his 400 pound gorilla, who then ... See full summary »

Director: Keith J. Crocker | Stars: Arlene Burns, Bob Ceislick, Christina Zuber Crocker, Kevin Crocker

Votes: 59

30. Breeders (1997)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.8
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An alien travels to Earth on a meteorite and mates with humans to preserve its species and destroy humanity.

Director: Paul Matthews | Stars: Todd Jensen, Samantha Womack, Oliver Tobias, Kadamba Simmons

Votes: 809

31. Gut-Pile (1997)

Not Rated | 51 min | Horror

3.8
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While out hunting, Dan accidentally shoots another hunter. Rather than reporting the accident to the authorities, he chooses to bury the body and forget it ever happened. One year later, ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry O'Sullivan | Stars: Jeffrey Forsyth, Ron Bonk, Edward Mastin, Bob Licata

Votes: 88

32. Kokkuri (1997)

87 min | Horror

4.3
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Schoolgirls on the verge of adulthood know that boys can be feckless and girls treacherous. Three friends gather around a Ouija board to call forth the spirit of Kokkuri. Masami has a ... See full summary »

Director: Takahisa Zeze | Stars: Ayumi Yamatsu, Hiroko Shimada, Moe Ishikawa, Rika Furukawa

Votes: 100

33. The Minion (1998)

R | 95 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

3.9
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New York, Christmas Eve, 1999 - at the dawn of the new millennium - a subway construction crew unearths an eight hundred year old Celtic skeleton and a mysterious key. Archeologist Karen ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marc Piché | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Françoise Robertson, Roc LaFortune, David Nerman

Votes: 1,358

34. Nightwatch (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Anais Evans, Erich Anderson

Votes: 17,152 | Gross: $1.20M

35. Shopping for Fangs (1997)

R | 90 min | Drama

6.5
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A married woman, who's been getting seductive phone calls from a lesbian, and a man, who believes he might be a werewolf, are about to find out who they deep down really are.

Directors: Quentin Lee, Justin Lin | Stars: Radmar Agana Jao, Jeanne Chinn, Clint Jung, Peggy Ahn

Votes: 146

36. Skeletons (1997 TV Movie)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.2
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A heart attack moves a Pulitzer winning journalist to leave NY for the peace of a small New England town, but he soon finds himself pulled into a case of a man accused of killing his gay ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Ron Silver, Christopher Plummer, Dee Wallace, Kyle Howard

Votes: 404

37. Trucks (1997 TV Movie)

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

3.9
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Based on the short story by Stephen King, this tells the tale of trucks suddenly coming to life and attacking their owners.

Director: Chris Thomson | Stars: Timothy Busfield, Brenda Bakke, Aidan Devine, Roman Podhora

Votes: 2,474

38. Teenage Catgirls in Heat (1994 TV Movie)

Unrated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

3.5
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An Egyptian cat goddess in the form of a statuette commands all local felines to surrender one of their nine lives so they can transform into beautiful women to mate with (and terminate) ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Perry | Stars: Esmeralda Huffhines, Helen Griffiths, Dorothy Layne, George Franklin

Votes: 341

39. House of Frankenstein (1997– )

TV-14 | 168 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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Detective Coyle is trying to solve several bizarre murders and is having no luck finding a suspect. But when his girlfriend turns into a werewolf and gets kidnapped by a vampire, things ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Greg Wise, Teri Polo, CCH Pounder

Votes: 371

40. Premutos - Der gefallene Engel (1997)

106 min | Comedy, Horror

5.5
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Premutos is the first of the fallen Angels, even before Lucifer. His Goal is to rule the world, the living and the dead. His son should pave the way for him and appears arbitrary throughout... See full summary »

Director: Olaf Ittenbach | Stars: André Stryi, Christopher Stacey, Ella Wellmann, Anke Fabré

Votes: 1,291

41. Yin yeung lo (1997)

98 min | Comedy, Horror

6.3
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This Chinese ghost film centers on the theme of the haunted streets in Hong Kong, where four loosely connected stories are depicted. A group of young friends go on a camping trip in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Wai-Man Cheng, Long-Cheung Tam, Herman Yau | Stars: Simon Lui, Louis Koo, Allen Ting, Jason Chu

Votes: 140

42. Yin yeung lo 2: Ngo joi nei joh yau (1997)

96 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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The second chapter of the "Troublesome Night" series, this movie consists of three stories. The first story is about a girl that called a radio show for advice and comfort after her ... See full summary »

Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Louis Koo, Simon Lui, Allen Ting, Amanda Lee

Votes: 59