My favorite Horror/Thriller movies.

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1.
Halloween (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ The original classic horror movie 'Halloween'

A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his step father and sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases and hunts him down in time to save the teenage girl and her friends.

Directed by John Carpenter
Written by John Carpenter & Debra King [Screenplay]
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasence

John Carpenter won a Avoriaz Fantastic
Film Festival Critics Award in 1978 ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
2.
Halloween (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger. (109 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ A Remake of the original 1978 classic horror movie 'Halloween'

After being committed for 17 years after killing his Step father,Sister and her boyfriend on Halloween night, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Meanwhile his doctor from the institution tries to hunt him down and save Laurie.

Directed & Written by Rob Zombie
Starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm Mcdowell & Tyler Mane

Rob Zombie Was nominated for a Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Best film award however did not win. ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
3.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ A all time classic 'The Shining'

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick
The novel this movie is based of is written by Stephen King
Screenplay Written by Stanley Kubrick
Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall & Danny Lloyd

Scatman Crothers won Best Supporting Actor Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA award. ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
4.
The Last Exorcism (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew. (87 mins.)
Director: Daniel Stamm
“ Horror Movie The last exorcism

A Father seeks help from a priest to perform a exorcism on his "Possessed' Daughter" The problem however is a lot bigger than they could have ever imagined .

Directed by Daniel Stamm
Written by Huck Botko & Andrew Gurland
Starring Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell & Iris Bahr

Empire Awards, UK Awarded The Last Exorcism Best Horror Empire Award
Toronto After Dark Film Festival Awarded The last exorcism Best Feature Film Audience Award. ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
5.
The Exorcist (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. (122 mins.)
“ Classic Horror Movie 'The Exorcist' -

When a girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter, The priests doubt she is however possessed and must be sure before performing such a task.

Directed by William Friedkin
Written by William Peter Blatty
Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow & Linda Blair

13 Won Awards & 14 Nominations ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
6.
Babysitter Wanted (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
In a small college town, a young girl working on a babysitting job in a rural farm is terrorized throughout the night. (93 mins.)
“ Horror Movie 'Babysitter Wanted' -

In a small college town, a young girl takes up a babysitting job and is terrorized throughout the night by mysterious calls and sounds coming from outside the house, The problem is a lot bigger than she could have ever imagined.

Directed by Jonas Barnes & Michael Manaserri
Written by Jonas Barnes
Starring Tina Houtz, Sarah Thompson & Nana Visitor

Michael Manasseri won Best feature Audience award. ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
7.
Scream (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Sidney, attempting to cope with her mother's mysterious murder, and her horror movie-obsessed friends are stalked by an unknown killer who seems to have a hard time letting the past go. (111 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ Horror Classic Scream

A killer known as "ghost face" begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the "Rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Directed by Wes Craven
Written by Kevin Williamson
Starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox & David Arquette

7 Award wins & 4 Award Nominations. ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
8.
The Collector (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Marcus Dunstan
“ The Collector -

Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

Directed by Marcus Dunstan
Written by Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan
Starring Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth & Juan Fernández ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
9.
Saw (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there or why, and soon discover they are pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ The beginning of the series, Saw -

Two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer With a dead body laying between them, Who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them by the serial killer Jigsaw

Directed by James Wan
Written by Leigh Whannell & James Wan
Starring Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell & Danny Glover

5 Awards Won & 8 Award Nominations. ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
10.
Paranormal Activity (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence. (86 mins.)
Director: Oren Peli
“ Beginning of the Trequel, Paranormal Activity.

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

Directed by Oren Peli
Written by Oren Peli
Starring Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat & Mark Fredrichs

3 Award Wins & 7 Award Nominations. ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
11.
Misery (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Horror classic 'Misery' made in 1990

A famous novelist is "rescued" from a car crash by an dangerously obsessed fan.

Directed by Rob Reiner
Written by Stephen King [Novel]
Written by William Goldman [Screenplay]
Starring James Caan & Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates won an Oscar & a Golden Globe & CFCA Award in 1991 for best actress in a leading role. ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
12.
Insidious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ Insidious -

A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further

Directed by James Wan
Written by Leigh Wannell
Starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne & Ty Simpkins

7 Award Nominations. ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
13.
The Loved Ones (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge. (84 mins.)
Director: Sean Byrne
“ The Loved Ones -

When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she has a sick and twisted Prom night in store for Brent.

Directed by Sean Byrne
Written by Sean Byrne
Starring Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy & Victoria Thaine

2 Awards Won & 1 Award Nomination ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
14.
The Hitcher (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride. (84 mins.)
Director: Dave Meyers
“ The Hitcher -

While driving through the New Mexico Desert during a rainy night, the college students Jim Halsey and his girlfriend Grace Andrews give a ride to the hitchhiker John Ryder. While in their car, the stranger proves to be a psychopath threatening the young couple with a knife.

Directed by Dave Meyers
Written by Eric Red & Jake Wade Wall
Starring Sean Bean, Sophia Bush & Zachary Knighton

2 Awards Won & 1 Award Nomination ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
15.
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization. (107 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ Horror/Thriller 'The Hills Have Eyes'

A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization.

Directed by Alexandre Aja
Written by Alexandre Aja & Grégory Levasseur
Starring Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan & Dan Byrd

2 Award Wins & 5 Award Nominations ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
16.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Alien -

A mining ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet. The crew discovers some strange creatures and investigates a shocking discovery.

Directed by Ridley Scott
Written by Dan O'Bannon & Ronald Shusett
Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt & John Hurt

12 Awards Won & 18 Award Nomination ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
17.
The Descent (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. (99 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ The Descent -

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Directed by Neil Marshall
Written by Neil Marshall
Starring Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza & Alex Reid

7 Awards Won & 14 Nominations ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
18.
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of high-schoolers invite Mandy Lane, an innocent, desirable girl, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop mysteriously. (90 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
“ All The Boys Love Mandy Lane -

A group of high-schoolers invite Mandy Lane, a good girl who became quite hot over the summer, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop quite mysteriously.

Directed by Jonathan Levine
Written by Jacob Forman
Starring Amber Heard, Anson Mount & Whitney Able

1 Award Nomination. ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
19.
Cabin Fever (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals. (93 mins.)
Director: Eli Roth
“ Cabin Fever -

A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.

Directed by Eli Roth
Written by Eli Roth & Randy Pearlstein
Starring Jordan Ladd, Rider Strong & James DeBello ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
20.
Vacancy (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They soon realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film. (85 mins.)
Director: Nimród Antal
“ Vacancy -

A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film

Directed by Nimrod Antal
Written by Mark L Smith
Starring Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson & Frank Whaley

1 Award Nomination. ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
21.
Saw II (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A detective and his team must rescue eight people trapped in a factory by the twisted serial killer known as Jigsaw. (93 mins.)
“ Saw 2 -

Jigsaw locks a few unlucky people in a booby trapped shelter and they must find a way out before they inhale too much of a lethal nerve gas and die. But they must watch out, for the traps Jigsaw has set in the shelter lead to death also.

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
Written by Leigh Whannell & Darren Lynn Bousman
Starring Donnie Wahlberg, Beverley Mitchell & Franky G

2 Awards Won & 7 Award Nominations ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
22.
Prom Night (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends. (88 mins.)
“ Prom Night -

Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.

Directed by Nelson McCormick
Written by J.S. Cardone
Starring Brittany Snow, Scott Porter & Jessica Stroup

1 Award One & 3 Award Nominations. ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
23.
1408 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror. (104 mins.)
“ 1408 -

A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

Directed by Mikael Håfström
Written by Matt Greenberg & Scott Alexander
Starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson & Mary McCormack

2 Awards Won & 4 Award Nominations. ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
24.
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem. (91 mins.)
Director: Tod Williams
“ Paranormal Activity 2 -

After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.

Directed by Tod Williams
Written by Michael R Perry & Christopher Landon
Starring Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat & Molly Ephraim

1 Award Won & 1 Award Nomination ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631
 
25.
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater. (82 mins.)
“ Trick 'r Treat -

Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband

Directed by Michael Dougherty
Written by Michael Dougherty
Starring Anna Paquin, Brian Cox & Dylan Baker

4 Awards Won & 1 Award Nomination ” - Bethanie-Waters-412-461631