Horror Movies that are one-time Directorial Efforts

by emertens | last updated - 20 Oct 2014 | Public

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1. The Flesh Eaters (1964)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A group of young adults trapped on a desert island find the water inhabited by a violent form of flesh-eating organisms.

Director: Jack Curtis | Stars: Martin Kosleck, Byron Sanders, Barbara Wilkin, Rita Morley

Votes: 827

2. The Deadly Spawn (1983)

R | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Alien creatures invade a small town and four teenagers, along with a young boy, attempt to escape from them.

Director: Douglas McKeown | Stars: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter, Jean Tafler

Votes: 3,292

3. The Attic (1980)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Thriller, Horror

5.7
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A librarian devotes her life to caring for her wheelchair-bound tyrannical father after being stood up at the altar. She fantasizes about causing deaths of the men who most wronged her and ... See full summary »

Directors: George Edwards, Gary Graver | Stars: Carrie Snodgress, Ray Milland, Ruth Cox, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 503

4. Eyes Behind the Wall (1977)

85 min | Thriller, Drama, Horror

6.2
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Ivano is a wheelchair-bound man with some strange perversions. He gets his sexual kicks by spying on Arturo, their tenant in the apartment next-door and forcing his sexy accomplice Olga to ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Petrelli | Stars: John Phillip Law, Fernando Rey, Olga Bisera, José Quaglio

Votes: 144

5. Madman (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A legendary psychopathic murderer stalks a summer camp.

Director: Joe Giannone | Stars: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass, Seth Jones

Votes: 3,404

6. The Silent Scream (1979)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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During her first semester at college, a co-ed finds housing at a seaside mansion where, following the death of a fellow-student, she becomes entangled in a murder mystery surrounding the property and it's secretive tenants.

Director: Denny Harris | Stars: Rebecca Balding, Cameron Mitchell, Avery Schreiber, Barbara Steele

Votes: 1,088

7. Dementia (1955)

61 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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This film, with no dialogue at all, follows a psychotic young woman's nightmarish experiences through one skid-row night.

Director: John Parker | Stars: Adrienne Barrett, Bruno VeSota, Ben Roseman, Richard Barron

Votes: 1,363

8. Trauma (1962)

93 min | Horror

5.3
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Emmaline, who, as a teenager, discovered the drowned body of her aunt (Lynn Bari), returns to the family mansion as a married woman. Eventually, she falls for the caretaker's nephew, and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: John Conte, David Garner, Lorrie Richards, Lynn Bari

Votes: 80

9. Angst (I) (1983)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.5
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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.

Director: Gerald Kargl | Stars: Erwin Leder, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Silvia Ryder, Karin Springer

Votes: 5,568

10. Popcorn (1991)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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A murderer begins killing off teenagers at a horror movie marathon they have organized in an abandoned theater.

Directors: Mark Herrier, Alan Ormsby | Stars: Jill Schoelen, Tom Villard, Dee Wallace, Derek Rydall

Votes: 2,883 | Gross: $4.21M

11. 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: 7,958 | Gross: $0.13M

12. Christmas Evil (1980)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.

Director: Lewis Jackson | Stars: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Andy Fenwick

Votes: 3,213

13. Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984)

R | 92 min | Horror, Comedy

5.2
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Six scientists arrive at the creepy Headstone Manor to investigate a strange phenomena which was the site of a mysterious massacre years earlier where 18 guests were killed in one night. It... See full summary »

Director: Ray Cameron | Stars: Kenny Everett, Vincent Price, Pamela Stephenson, Gareth Hunt

Votes: 911

14. The Forgotten One (1989)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

6.0
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A recently widowed writer moves into a Victorian house that is supposedly haunted. Although he is attracted to his pretty next-door neighbor, he finds himself being seduced by the spirit of... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Badger | Stars: Terry O'Quinn, Kristy McNichol, Blair Parker, Elisabeth Brooks

Votes: 308

15. Equinox (1970)

GP | 80 min | Horror, Adventure, Mystery

5.3
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Four friends are attacked by a demon while on a picnic, due to possession of a tome of mystic information. Told in flashbacks by the sole survivor.

Directors: Jack Woods, Dennis Muren, Mark Thomas McGee | Stars: Edward Connell, Barbara Hewitt, Frank Bonner, Robin Christopher

Votes: 2,418

16. The Asphyx (1972)

PG | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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English country squire Sir Hugo Cunningham searches for immortality by literally 'bottling up' the Spirit of the Dead, or Asphyx.

Director: Peter Newbrook | Stars: Robert Powell, Robert Stephens, Jane Lapotaire, Alex Scott

Votes: 1,718

17. Maximum Overdrive (1986)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.4
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24 Metascore

A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

Director: Stephen King | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 25,287 | Gross: $7.43M

18. The Wolves of Kromer (1998)

Not Rated | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

6.1
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38 Metascore

Once upon a time in the village of Kromer lived two beautiful young wolves. Cocksure Gabriel takes newcomer Seth under his paw and helps reconcile him to the vilification associated with ... See full summary »

Director: Will Gould | Stars: Boy George, James Layton, Lee Williams, Margaret Towner

Votes: 665 | Gross: $0.01M

19. The Pit (1981)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

5.9
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A solitary and strange preteen boy wreaks revenge on his harassers when he makes a disturbing discovery in the depth of a forest.

Director: Lew Lehman | Stars: Sammy Snyders, Jeannie Elias, Sonja Smits, Laura Hollingsworth

Votes: 1,727

20. Carnival of Souls (1962)

PG | 78 min | Horror, Mystery

7.2
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After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

Director: Herk Harvey | Stars: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison

Votes: 15,469

21. Blood and Lace (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

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After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by Mrs. Deere and her handyman. ... See full summary »

Director: Philip S. Gilbert | Stars: Gloria Grahame, Melody Patterson, Milton Selzer, Len Lesser

Votes: 634

22. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)

PG | 80 min | Horror

6.5
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49 Metascore

A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.

Director: Richard Blackburn | Stars: Lesley Taplin, Cheryl Smith, William Whitton, Hy Pyke

Votes: 1,634

23. The Honeymoon Killers (1970)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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An obese, embittered nurse doesn't mind if her toupee-wearing boyfriend romances and fleeces other women, as long as he takes her along on his con jobs.

Directors: Leonard Kastle, Donald Volkman | Stars: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby, Doris Roberts

Votes: 3,435

24. Gut-Pile (1997)

Not Rated | 51 min | Horror

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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

25. Savage Intruder (1970)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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An aging actress whose career ended in the '30s lives in her decaying mansion with a retinue of bizarre people, including a personal assistant who keeps an arsenal of weapons.

Director: Donald Wolfe | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, David Garfield, Gale Sondergaard, Virginia Wing

Votes: 112

26. The Crater Lake Monster (1977)

PG | 85 min | Horror

3.1
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A meteor that crashed into Oregon's Crater Lake unearths a dinosaur egg. The heat from the meteor causes the egg to hatch, and the emerging dinosaur takes to snacking on the locals.

Director: William R. Stromberg | Stars: Richard Cardella, Glen Roberts, Mark Siegel, Bob Hyman

Votes: 976

27. The Milpitas Monster (1976)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

2.8
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A town is terrorized by a monster that was created by local environmental pollution.

Director: Robert L. Burrill | Stars: Paul Frees, Doug Hagdahl, 'Crazy George' Henderson, Priscilla House

Votes: 270

28. Island Claws (1980)

PG | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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A biological experiment in Florida goes awry. The result: 8-foot long land crabs which roar loudly and kill everything in sight.

Director: Hernan Cardenas | Stars: Robert Lansing, Steve Hanks, Nita Talbot, Jo McDonnell

Votes: 255

29. Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things (1971)

R | 95 min | Crime, Horror

5.9
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Stanley and Paul, a pair of friends on the run from the law, rent a house in the suburbs, where they decide the best way to lay low is for Paul to dress as a woman and pretend to be ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Casey | Stars: Abe Zwick, Wayne Crawford, Don Craig, Robin Hughes

Votes: 201

30. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats (1977)

Not Rated | 77 min | Horror

4.4
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A bed possessed by a demon spirit consumes its users alive.

Director: George Barry | Stars: Demene Hall, William Russ, Julie Ritter, Linda Bond

Votes: 1,630

31. The Carrier (1988)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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The main character is stricken with a horrible disease, but it doesn't affect him. It spreads to every inamimate object that he touches, and then if another person touches the object, they ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan J. White | Stars: Gregory Fortescue, Stevie Lee, Steve Dixon, Paul Silverman

Votes: 287

32. The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1978)

R | 84 min | Horror

5.4
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Six people are trapped within the confines of their old high school during their 10th high school reunion with a psychotic, masked preacher who kills them off for their sinful lives they have made for themselves.

Director: Constantine S. Gochis | Stars: Damien Knight, Jeannetta Arnette, Nick Carter, Nikki Barthen

Votes: 591

33. Dolly Dearest (1991)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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An American family moves to Mexico to fabricate dolls, but their toy factory happens to be next to a Sanzian grave and the toys come into possession of an old, malicious spirit.

Director: Maria Lease | Stars: Denise Crosby, Sam Bottoms, Rip Torn, Chris Demetral

Votes: 2,115

34. Curse of Bigfoot (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror

2.0
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Original film was called "Teenagers Battle the Thing" made in 1958. Approximately 59 minutes.

Director: Dave Flocker | Stars: Bob Clymire, Jan Swihart, Bill Simonsen, Dennis Kottmeier

Votes: 404

35. Planet of Dinosaurs (1977)

PG | 84 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

4.1
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A space-ship gets lost and is forced to make an emergency landing on an unknown planet. The planet looks much like Earth, only with no trace of civilization. Soon the crew discovers that ... See full summary »

Director: James K. Shea | Stars: Mary Appleseth, Harvey Shain, Derna Wylde, Max Thayer

Votes: 1,052