Twenty-six (A-Z) horror movies I hadn't seen before 2012.

by heatherface | created - 30 Dec 2012 | updated - 30 Dec 2012 | Public

A goal from my Day Zero Project, to watch 26 horror movies I hadn't seen before, one for each letter of the alphabet. All seen on Netflix Instant thanks to video stores being pretty much extinct in this part of the city.

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1. 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: 14,467

2. The Black Sleep (1956)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Sir Joel Cadman, a mad scientist, kidnaps his victims and cuts open their brains in an effort to discover a means to cure his wife's brain tumor.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Akim Tamiroff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine

Votes: 1,060

3. The Corridor (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.8
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Friends on a weekend excursion take a path into a forest that leads to death and destruction.

Director: Evan Kelly | Stars: Stephen Chambers, James Gilbert, David Patrick Flemming, Matthew Amyotte

Votes: 2,323

4. The Devil's Carnival (2012)

Not Rated | 56 min | Horror, Musical

6.5
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Lost souls enter The Devil's Carnival where they are each faced with the sins they committed in life.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Briana Evigan, Jessica Lowndes, Terrance Zdunich

Votes: 3,538

5. Gidam (2007)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Horror

6.4
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A series of horrifying events plague a Korean hospital in the 1940s.

Directors: Beom-sik Jeong, Sik Jung | Stars: Jae-Hwan Choi, Mu-song Jeon, Jin-an Jeong, Goo Jin

Votes: 889

6. The Fog (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

A ghostly fog descends upon a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship was mysteriously sunk in its waters.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

Votes: 51,432 | Gross: $21.38M

7. The Gravedancers (2006)

R | 95 min | Horror

5.5
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After a night of drunken exploits, Allison, Harris, and Kira are chased and terrorized by the ghosts of a child pyromaniac, an ax murderer, and a rapist.

Director: Mike Mendez | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Clare Kramer, Josie Maran, Marcus Thomas

Votes: 8,444

8. Hansel and Gretel (2007)

TV-14 | 117 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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After meeting an mysterious girl on an dark stretch of road, a young salesman is invited to a beautiful house with bizarre secrets and no way to escape.

Director: Pil-sung Yim | Stars: Jeong-myeong Cheon, Eun Won-jae, Eun-kyung Shim, Ji-hee Jin

Votes: 3,681

9. Insidious (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

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

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye

Votes: 229,552 | Gross: $54.01M

10. Jack Frost (1997 Video)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.6
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After an accident that left murderer Jack Frost dead in genetic material the vengeful killer returns as a murderous snowman to exact his revenge on the man who sent him to be executed

Director: Michael Cooney | Stars: Scott MacDonald, Christopher Allport, Stephen Mendel, F. William Parker

Votes: 6,338

11. Kill Theory (2009)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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Whilst celebrating a graduation at a secluded vacation home, a group of college students find themselves targeted by a sadistic killer who forces them to play a deadly game of killing one another in order to survive.

Director: Chris Moore | Stars: Don McManus, Ryanne Duzich, Teddy Dunn, Daniel Franzese

Votes: 6,231

12. Leprechaun in the Hood (2000 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

3.7
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When three rappers want to get even with a pimp, they accidentally unleash a leprechaun who goes on a killing rampage in the 'hood.

Director: Rob Spera | Stars: Warwick Davis, Ice-T, Anthony Montgomery, Rashaan Nall

Votes: 4,961

13. Muoi (2007)

93 min | Drama, History, Horror

5.9
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"Muoi" charts the path of a Korean writer who travels to Vietnam in search of stories for her second novel. There she learns about a mystery centered around a century-old vengeful spirit.

Director: Tae-kyeong Kim | Stars: Anh Thu, Anh-Thu, Ye-ryeon Cha, Anh Hong

Votes: 766

14. Night of the Comet (1984)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell

Votes: 14,488 | Gross: $14.42M

15. Outcast (2010)

R | 98 min | Horror

5.4
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It tells the tale of Petronella (a Scottish/Romany girl) and Fergal (her mysterious Irish traveller boyfriend). As their doomed relationship plays out, a Beast stalks the estate, killing ... See full summary »

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Kate Dickie, Niall Bruton, Hanna Stanbridge, Josh Whitelaw

Votes: 2,042

16. 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: 21,179

17. Queen of Blood (1966)

Unrated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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The year is 1990. An alien species makes contact with Earth through radio transmission, notifying of an imminent visit. Alien ship crash lands on Mars, and a rescue team is sent out from ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: John Saxon, Basil Rathbone, Judi Meredith, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 1,184

18. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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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.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Votes: 44,978 | Gross: $2.02M

19. Seven Days to Live (2000)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.2
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A grieving woman suffers terrifying visions of her own demise after she and her husband move into a country mansion.

Director: Sebastian Niemann | Stars: Nick Brimble, Zdenek Maryska, Rich Gold, Renee Ackermann

Votes: 1,797

20. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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54 Metascore

A young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who plans to eat him.

Director: John Harrison | Stars: Debbie Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater, David Forrester

Votes: 12,271 | Gross: $16.32M

21. 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: 2,667

22. The Vampire's Ghost (1945)

Not Rated | 59 min | Horror

6.0
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In a small African port, a tawdry bar is run by a old man named Webb Fallon. Fallon is actually a vampire, but he is becoming weary of his "life" of the past few hundred years.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Abbott, Charles Gordon, Peggy Stewart, Grant Withers

Votes: 217

23. The Ward (2010)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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38 Metascore

An institutionalized young woman becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Laura-Leigh Claire

Votes: 36,207

24. Xombie: Dead on Arrival (2003– )

Not Rated | 50 min | Animation, Short

7.4
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Xombie is an animated series that merges horror and science fiction in a quest for the meaning of unlife.

Stars: Geoff Edwards, Alison Rupert, Michele Fairney, James Farr

Votes: 194

25. 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: 4,976

26. Zombies Anonymous (2006)

118 min | Comedy, Horror

4.8
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Angela has been shot point blank by her boyfriend and lives in a world where the living and dead co-exist. Zombie Anonymous meetings, look alive face creams and all-meat diners help them ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Fratto | Stars: Jenny Greeman, Joseph DeVito, Yarusha Jimenez, Lodric D. Collins

Votes: 606