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

Votes: 44,011

2. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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65 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant planet containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone.

Writers: Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 407,744

3. Annabelle (I) (2014)

R | 99 min | Horror

5.5
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37 Metascore

A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.

Writer: Gary Dauberman | Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Tony Amendola

Votes: 57,011

4. Prometheus 2 (2016)

Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

The plot is unknown at this time.

Writer: Michael Green | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace

5. Red Dragon (2002)

R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned criminal genius Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

Writers: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally | Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 186,819

6. The Thing (I) (2011)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.3
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49 Metascore

At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.

Writers: Eric Heisserer, John W. Campbell Jr. | Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. | Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen

Votes: 84,939

7. Final Destination 5 (2011)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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50 Metascore

Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death.

Writers: Eric Heisserer, Jeffrey Reddick | Director: Steven Quale | Stars: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Arlen Escarpeta, Miles Fisher

Votes: 74,402

8. 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: 51,148

9. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.7
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53 Metascore

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.

Writers: Michael R. Perry, Christopher Landon, Tom Pabst, Oren Peli | Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Molly Ephraim, David Bierend

Votes: 72,594

10. Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)

R | 93 min | Horror

4.5
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A group of college students gets lost in a storm during their snowmobiling trip, and takes shelter in an abandoned sanatorium, which is the home of deformed cannibals.

Writers: Declan O'Brien, Alan B. McElroy | Director: Declan O'Brien | Stars: Jennifer Pudavick, Tenika Davis, Kaitlyn Leeb, Terra Vnesa

Votes: 14,423

11. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

R | 83 min | Horror

5.9
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59 Metascore

In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.

Writers: Christopher Landon, Oren Peli | Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Chloe Csengery, Jessica Tyler Brown, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Lauren Bittner

Votes: 69,175

12. Leprechaun: Origins (2014)

R | 90 min | Horror

3.3
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Two young couples backpacking through Ireland discover that one of Ireland's most famous legends is a terrifying reality.

Writer: Harris Wilkinson | Director: Zach Lipovsky | Stars: Dylan Postl, Stephanie Bennett, Andrew Dunbar, Melissa Roxburgh

Votes: 2,465

13. Cabin Fever: Patient Zero (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.5
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28 Metascore

When a group of friends enjoying a bachelor cruise in the Caribbean stumble upon a research facility on a remote island, a deadly virus is unleashed. The group must find a way to survive before the flesh eating virus consumes them all.

Writer: Jake Wade Wall | Director: Kaare Andrews | Stars: Sean Astin, Currie Graham, Ryan Donowho, Brando Eaton

Votes: 3,783

14. Cube Zero (2004)

R | 97 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A young man whose job is to watch over the Cube endeavours to rescue an innocent woman trapped in one of its rooms.

Writer: Ernie Barbarash | Director: Ernie Barbarash | Stars: Zachary Bennett, Stephanie Moore, Martin Roach, Michael Riley

Votes: 24,227

15. Messengers 2: The Scarecrow (2009 Video)

R | 94 min | Horror

4.8
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Doing what he believes must be done in order to save his family and livelihood, farmer John Rollins places an odd scarecrow among his crops and promptly reaps the benefits. The thing is, his luck probably won't last for long.

Writer: Todd Farmer | Director: Martin Barnewitz | Stars: Norman Reedus, Heather Stephens, Claire Holt, Richard Riehle

Votes: 3,221

16. Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

R | 114 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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30 Metascore

Years before Father Lancaster Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.

Writers: William Peter Blatty, William Wisher Jr., Caleb Carr, Alexi Hawley | Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy, Remy Sweeney

Votes: 26,980

17. Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror

5.9
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Set in 19th Century Canada, Brigette and her sister Ginger take refuge in a Traders' Fort which later becomes under siege by some savage werewolves.

Writers: Christina Ray, Stephen Massicotte | Director: Grant Harvey | Stars: Katharine Isabelle, Emily Perkins, Nathaniel Arcand, JR Bourne

Votes: 7,654

18. Leatherface

Horror, Thriller | Filming

Prequel about teenage Leatherface who escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnaps a young nurse and takes her on a road trip from hell. Along the way, they are pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge.

Writer: Seth M. Sherwood | Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Angela Bettis, Sam Strike, James Bloor

19. Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A family moves into their new home, which proves to be evil, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.

Writers: Tommy Lee Wallace, Hans Holzer | Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda, Jack Magner

Votes: 6,833

20. From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (1999 Video)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

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Set 100 years ago in Mexico, this horror/western is the story of the birth of the vampire princess Santanico Pandemonium.

Writers: Álvaro Rodríguez, Robert Rodriguez | Director: P.J. Pesce | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Michael Parks, Temuera Morrison, Rebecca Gayheart

Votes: 8,484

21. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)

R | 117 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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55 Metascore

Years before Father Lancaster Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu leads to the rediscovery of his faith.

Writers: William Wisher Jr., Caleb Carr | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann, Clara Bellar, Billy Crawford

Votes: 7,412

22. Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2008 Video)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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Three young people check into the Meadow View Inn for a night's rest, fully unaware of the inn's sick-minded employees and their nefarious intentions.

Writer: Mark L. Smith | Director: Eric Bross | Stars: Agnes Bruckner, David Moscow, Scott Anderson, Arjay Smith

Votes: 5,135

23. Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz (2013)

87 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.1
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In this third installment of the hit Nazi Zombie action horror movie, Outpost: Rise Of The Spetnaz, we discover the horrifying origins of these supernatural soldiers and see them in ... See full summary »

Writer: Rae Brunton | Director: Kieran Parker | Stars: Bryan Larkin, Iván Kamarás, Michael McKell, Velibor Topic

Votes: 1,246

24. The Nightcomers (1971)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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Prequel to the Henry James classic "Turn of the Screw" about the events leading up to the deaths of Peter Quint and Ms. Jessel, and the the slow corruption of the children in their care.

Writers: Michael Hastings, Henry James | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Marlon Brando, Stephanie Beacham, Thora Hird, Harry Andrews

Votes: 1,217

25. Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991 Video)

R | 86 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Set in Berlin during WWII, the Nazi regime is attempting to develop a drug that will animate the dead, in order to use in the war effort. Toulon arouses suspicion as a Nazi dissident, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Band, C. Courtney Joyner | Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Richard Lynch, Ian Abercrombie, Kristopher Logan

Votes: 2,388

26. Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation (2012)

R | 88 min | Action, Horror

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After inheriting the family mortuary, a pyrophobic mortician accidentally exposes hundreds of un-cremated bodies to toxic medical waste. As the corpses re-animate, the mortician's ... See full summary »

Writers: Jeff Broadstreet, Robert Valding | Director: Jeff Broadstreet | Stars: Andrew Divoff, Jeffrey Combs, Sarah Lieving, Robin Sydney

Votes: 1,525

27. Cold Prey 3 (2010)

95 min | Horror

5.1
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Takes place in the 80's where a group of teenagers go to visit an abandoned hotel, only to find themselves hunted by a psychotic killer through the Norwegian woods.

Writers: Peder Fuglerud, Lars Gudmestad, Martin Sundland, Mikkel Brænne Sandemose, Kristian Sinkerud | Director: Mikkel Brænne Sandemose | Stars: Ida Marie Bakkerud, Julie Rusti, Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen, Pål Stokka

Votes: 2,329

28. Ring 0: Birthday (2000)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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In this prequel to Ring, a young Sadako becomes an actress in hopes of escaping her troubled past. But strange visions and terrifying powers begin to manifest...

Writers: Hiroshi Takahashi, Kôji Suzuki | Director: Norio Tsuruta | Stars: Yukie Nakama, Seiichi Tanabe, Kumiko Asô, Takeshi Wakamatsu

Votes: 6,053

30. Bubba Nosferatu: Curse of the She-Vampires

Comedy, Fantasy, Horror | Announced

This prequel to Bubba Ho-Tep finds Elvis shooting a film in Louisiana when he runs afoul of a coven of she-vampires.

Writers: Don Coscarelli, Joe R. Lansdale, Stephen Romano

31. Remains: Road to Reno (2011)

11 min | Short, Horror

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A freak accident turns most of the world's population into ferocious and ravenous predatory zombies. A small group of uninfected human survivors do their best to survive this harrowing ... See full summary »

Writers: John Doolan, Steve Niles | Director: Colin Theys | Stars: Sean Gallimore, Adrienne LaValley, Anthony Marks, J. Matthew Root

Votes: 20