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1. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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52 Metascore

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Writers: Richard Hatem, John A. Keel | Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg, Bob Tracey

Votes: 60,571

2. Fallen (1998)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Writer: Nicholas Kazan | Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 53,967

3. When a Stranger Calls (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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27 Metascore

During an otherwise routine babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller.

Writers: Jake Wade Wall, Steve Feke, Fred Walton | Director: Simon West | Stars: Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan, Katie Cassidy, Tessa Thompson

Votes: 32,568

4. Klute (1971)

R | 114 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute.

Writers: Andy Lewis, David E. Lewis | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, Roy Scheider

Votes: 14,594

5. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

7.3
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A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.

Writer: Roy Moore | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Votes: 20,010

6. When a Stranger Calls (1979)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.

Writers: Steve Feke, Fred Walton | Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 6,156

7. Tenebre (1982)

X | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.

Writer: Dario Argento | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo

Votes: 13,142

8. Black Sabbath (1963)

Unrated | 92 min | Horror

7.2
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A trio of atmospheric horror tales about: A woman terrorized in her apartment by phone calls from an escaped prisoner from her past; a Russian count in the early 1800s who stumbles upon a ... See full summary »

Writers: Mario Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, Ivan Chekhov, Marcello Fondato, F.G. Snyder, Aleksei Tolstoy | Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff, Mark Damon

Votes: 6,224

9. Madhouse (1974)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

Writers: Angus Hall, Ken Levison, Greg Morrison | Director: Jim Clark | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri

Votes: 2,184

10. Popcorn (1991)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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A "Leatherface" type murderer who wears other people's faces, kills at an all-night horrorthon at an old theatre put on by a bunch of film students. Maggie, the lead character, believes ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,183

11. When a Stranger Calls Back (1993 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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A young babysitter, all alone in the house with two children asleep above, is bothered by a stranger. Unfortunately, the phone's dead...

Writers: Fred Walton, Steve Feke | Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Jill Schoelen, Gene Lythgow

Votes: 1,722

12. Someone's Watching Me! (1978 TV Movie)

97 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.

Writer: John Carpenter | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Lauren Hutton, David Birney, Adrienne Barbeau, Charles Cyphers

Votes: 1,964

13. Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.

Writers: Theodore Gershuny, Jeffrey Konvitz, Ira Teller | Director: Theodore Gershuny | Stars: Patrick O'Neal, James Patterson, Mary Woronov, Astrid Heeren

Votes: 1,770

14. Black River (2001 TV Movie)

PG | 84 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A writer visits a town that isn't what it appears to be.

Writers: Daniel Taplitz, Dean R. Koontz | Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Jay Mohr, Lisa Edelstein, Ann Cusack, Ron Canada

Votes: 1,100

15. Ghost of Mae Nak (2005)

101 min | Horror

5.3
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A young couple reawaken the spirit of a famous old Thai legend.

Writer: Mark Duffield | Director: Mark Duffield | Stars: Pataratida Pacharawirapong, Siwat Chotchaicharin, Porntip Papanai, Jaran Ngamdee

Votes: 681

16. Hotline (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Horrific tale abounds, a beautiful crisis center employee, Brianne O'Neill (Lynda Carter "Wonder Woman") being stalked by a crazed killer via telephone and, has a large penchant on hacking ... See full summary »

Writers: Stancil E.D. Johnson, David E. Peckinpah | Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Lynda Carter, Steve Forrest, Granville Van Dusen, Monte Markham

Votes: 97

17. Don't Talk to Strange Men (1962)

65 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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An innocent girl is "groomed" over the telephone, and nearly becomes the victim of an attacker

Writer: Gwen Cherrell | Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Christina Gregg, Cyril Raymond, Gillian Lind, Conrad Phillips

Votes: 88

18. JCVD in Love (2003)

4 min | Short, Comedy

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Writers: Peter Dourountzis, Benjamin Parent | Director: Benjamin Parent | Stars: Emilie Chevrillon, Peter Dourountzis, Karim Ouaret

19. Schizophonie (2012)

12 min | Short, Drama

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Writers: Rodolphe Chauvin, Jonny Semeco | Director: Rodolphe Chauvin | Stars: Clara Guipont, David Arribe

20. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Ghost Light: Part One (1989)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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The Doctor take Ace to an old 'haunted' house called Gabriel Chase in the year 1883. 100 years before events that took place within that very house in her personal past.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Alan Wareing | Stars: Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Ian Hogg, Sylvia Syms

Votes: 174

21. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Long Nights Journey Into Day (1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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For the Petrie-Helper fishing trip, a cold sidelines Laura. Home alone, every little bump in the night raises fearful eyebrows. Millie's return to keep her company makes things worse.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 46

22. Mistresses (2013– )
Episode: Pilot (2013)

TV-14 | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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As Savannah and her husband are faced with fertility issues, Savannah finds herself attracted to a flirtatious colleague; recent widow April becomes convinced that her husband is actually ... See full summary »

Creator: K.J. Steinberg | Director: Cherie Nowlan | Stars: Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes, Jes Macallan

Votes: 153

23. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Robot (1969)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.5
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Premier Pavel Zagov's death has been covered up by Deputy Premier Gregor Kamirov. He is using an actor to take Zagov's place, and endorse Kamirov as his successor. The team convinces ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 38

24. Two Lives (1998– )
Episode: Rose (1998)

Drama

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Writer: Sergio Casci | Director: Don Coutts | Stars: Alison Peebles, Katy Murphy

25. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: The D.E.N.N.I.S. System (2009)

TV-MA | Comedy

9.2
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Dennis presents his fool-proof plan for picking up chicks, but soon finds that the gang each has their own fool-proof plans for one-upping each other.

Creators: Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton | Director: Randall Einhorn | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 918

26. Screen Two (1985–2002)
Episode: Unfair Exchanges (1984)

70 min

7.0
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Writers: Ken Campbell, Ion Will | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Julie Walters, George Lapham, David Rappaport, Robert Kingswell

Votes: 7