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1. Bates Motel (2013– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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"Bates Motel" is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film "Psycho," and gives a portrayal of how Norman Bates' (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans ... See full summary »

Creators: Anthony Cipriano, Carlton Cuse, Kerry Ehrin | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Nicola Peltz

Votes: 45,542

2. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Thriller

8.6
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84 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Writers: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 743,864

3. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Writers: Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 362,438

4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

R | 98 min | Horror

6.2
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38 Metascore

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

Writers: Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper, Scott Kosar | Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski, Erica Leerhsen

Votes: 99,109

5. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

7.5
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75 Metascore

Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

Writers: Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Votes: 84,722

6. Psycho (1998)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.6
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47 Metascore

A young female embezzeler arrives at the Bates Motel which has terrible secrets of its own.

Writers: Robert Bloch, Joseph Stefano | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen

Votes: 35,887

7. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.9
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29 Metascore

On one last road trip before they're sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene. Thus begins a terrifying experience where the teens are taken to a secluded house of horrors, where a young, would-be killer is being nurtured.

Writers: Sheldon Turner, David J. Schow | Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Jordana Brewster, Matt Bomer, Diora Baird, Taylor Handley

Votes: 51,487

8. Maniac (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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47 Metascore

As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.

Writers: Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur, Joe Spinell | Director: Franck Khalfoun | Stars: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo, Megan Duffy

Votes: 23,964

9. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

3.0
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A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Writers: Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper | Director: Kim Henkel | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Jacks, Tonie Perensky

Votes: 14,039

10. Psycho II (1983)

R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude... but the specters of his crimes -- and his mother -- continue to haunt him.

Writers: Tom Holland, Robert Bloch | Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Meg Tilly, Robert Loggia

Votes: 15,469

11. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

X | 101 min | Comedy, Horror

5.5
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A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.

Writers: L.M. Kit Carson, Tobe Hooper | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley

Votes: 17,163

12. Psycho III (1986)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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Norman Bates is back again running his "quiet" little motel a month after the events in Psycho II. Norman meets three new people, one being a beautiful young nun with whom his budding ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Edward Pogue, Robert Bloch | Director: Anthony Perkins | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell

Votes: 8,338

13. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

X | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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A California couple and a survivalist encounter the cannibal family.

Writers: Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper, David J. Schow | Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, R.A. Mihailoff, William Butler

Votes: 8,737

14. Maniac (1980)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.5
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A psychopath, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in New York City, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in a photographer, and end his killing spree?

Writers: C.A. Rosenberg, Joe Spinell | Director: William Lustig | Stars: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton, Kelly Piper

Votes: 9,062

15. Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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Norman Bates returns for this "prequel", once more having mommy trouble. This time around he is invited to share memories of mom with a radio talk show host, but the PYSCHO fears that he ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch | Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Anthony Perkins, CCH Pounder, Henry Thomas, Olivia Hussey

Votes: 4,580

16. Motel Hell (1980)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Jaffe, Steven-Charles Jaffe | Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons, Nina Axelrod

Votes: 5,949

17. Ed Gein (2000)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.6
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42 Metascore

The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides.

Writer: Stephen Johnston | Director: Chuck Parello | Stars: Steve Railsback, Carrie Snodgress, Carol Mansell, Sally Champlin

Votes: 4,186

18. Bates Motel (1987 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

3.9
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A mentally disturbed man, who roomed with the late Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum, inherits the legendary Bates Motel after the death of Norman and tries to fix it up to make it a respectable business.

Writer: Richard Rothstein | Director: Richard Rothstein | Stars: Bud Cort, Lori Petty, Moses Gunn, Gregg Henry

Votes: 597

19. Long Pigs (2007)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Horror

6.1
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A documentary by two desperate young filmmakers who stumble upon the ultimate subject, a 33 year old cannibalistic serial killer named Anthony McAllister, who has agreed to let them ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Power, Nathan Hynes | Directors: Nathan Hynes, Chris Power | Stars: Anthony Alviano, Jean-Marc Fontaine, Paul Fowles, Shane Harbinson

Votes: 376

20. Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007 Video)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

3.7
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Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Feifer | Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Kane Hodder, Adrienne Frantz, Michael Berryman, Priscilla Barnes

Votes: 1,573

21. Ed and His Dead Mother (1993)

PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Comedy

6.0
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A mourning son makes a deal to reanimate his one year dead mother, however things turn into an unexpected direction.

Writer: Chuck Hughes | Director: Jonathan Wacks | Stars: Eric Christmas, Steve Buscemi, Harper Roisman, Sam Sorbo

Votes: 1,402

22. Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)

R | 82 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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Based on the Ed Gein case, a deranged rural farmer becomes a grave robber and murderer after the death of his possessive mother whom he keeps her corpse, among others, as his companions in his decaying farmhouse

Writer: Alan Ormsby | Directors: Jeff Gillen, Alan Ormsby | Stars: Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson, Robert Warner

Votes: 2,936

23. Scarce (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

4.0
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SCARCE depicts the gruesome fate of three lost snowboarders trapped at an isolated forest cabin owned by two menacing locals who harvest human flesh. As the day of the slaughter nears, they... See full summary »

Writers: John Geddes, Jesse Thomas Cook | Directors: Jesse Thomas Cook, John Geddes | Stars: Steve Warren, Gary Fischer, Chris Warrilow, Thomas Webb

Votes: 808

24. Three on a Meathook (1973)

R | 80 min | Horror

4.5
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Four girls go on a romping weekend at a lake, and have car problems on the way home. A nice local boy takes them back to his farm, where he lives with his father. Something ghastly happens,... See full summary »

Writer: William Girdler | Director: William Girdler | Stars: Charles Kissinger, James Carroll Pickett, Sherry Steiner, Madelyn Buzzard

Votes: 434

25. Secret Insanity (2008)

84 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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In order to balance their romantic life, Matt and Caroline Harper are finally moving into their new house, to live their dream. From New York city to somewhere in the Catskills, the couple ... See full summary »

Writer: Christian Gavin | Director: Christian Gavin | Stars: Anne McMaster, Christian Gavin, Danny MAlin, Nicholas B. York

Votes: 6

26. Mal Passado (2013)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

5.5
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A boy goes to his girlfriend's home and is handcuffed on bed before discovering some strange food habits from her family.

Writer: Julio Wong | Director: Julio Wong | Stars: Alline Alves, Francisco Cavalcanti, F.E. Kokocht, José Lopes

Votes: 10

27. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Cartman's Incredible Gift (2004)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
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Cartman mistakenly believes he is a psychic, and is recruited by the police to help them with investigations.

Creators: Trey Parker, Matt Stone | Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, April Stewart

Votes: 1,107

28. Superjail! (2007– )
Episode: Cold-Blooded (2008)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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The prison gets a new inmate, an Ed Gein-like serial killer, whose accidental death is credited to Jared, who is posing as a prisoner.

Creators: Christy Karacas, Steve Warbrick, Ben Gruber | Director: Christy Karacas | Stars: David Wain, Teddy Cohn, Richard Mather, Christopher McCulloch

Votes: 32

29. Masters of Horror (2005– )
Episode: Family (2006)

TV-MA | 58 min | Horror, Thriller

7.1
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Harold is a seemingly peaceful neighbor in a quiet midwestern neighborhood, but underneath, he's a murderous psychopath who sets his eyes on a couple that have moved in across the street.

Creator: Mick Garris | Director: John Landis | Stars: George Wendt, Meredith Monroe, Matt Keeslar, Haley Guiel

Votes: 2,370

30. Sons of Butcher (2005–2006)
Episode: Firin' the Band (2006)

Animation, Comedy

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Writers: Dave Dunham, Max Smith, Jay Ziebarth, Trevor Ziebarth | Director: Karl DiPelino | Stars: Dave Dunham, Jay Ziebarth, Trevor Ziebarth, Don Francks

31. Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010– )
Episode: Simply the Beast (2011)

Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.6
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When cheerleaders start disappearing from the school hallways, leaving only their shredded uniforms behind, the gang becomes convinced that they've been eaten by a mysterious creature called The Beast.

Creators: Craig David Wallace, Charles Picco, Anthony Leo | Director: James Dunnison | Stars: Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman

Votes: 33