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1. Supernatural (2005– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.6
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Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

Votes: 299,734

2. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.5
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78 Metascore

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

Votes: 156,968 | Gross: $26.51M

3. Silent Hill (2006)

R | 125 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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31 Metascore

A woman, Rose, goes in search for her adopted daughter within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.

Director: Christophe Gans | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 179,338 | Gross: $46.98M

4. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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37 Metascore

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

Votes: 92,025 | Gross: $82.16M

5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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35 Metascore

The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.

Director: Samuel Bayer | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy

Votes: 77,646 | Gross: $63.06M

6. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by Freddy Krueger who is out to possess him in order to continue his murder spree in the real world.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler

Votes: 45,760 | Gross: $30.00M

7. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients' dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

Votes: 47,604 | Gross: $0.88M

8. Sphere (1998)

PG-13 | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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35 Metascore

A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Coyote

Votes: 84,567 | Gross: $36.98M

9. Boogeyman (2005)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.1
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32 Metascore

A young man tries to deal with the childhood terror that has affected his life.

Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless, Skye McCole Bartusiak

Votes: 26,685 | Gross: $46.36M

10. The Day After (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A graphic, disturbing film about the effects of a devastating nuclear holocaust on small-town residents of eastern Kansas.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum

Votes: 11,142

11. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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Freddy Krueger returns once again to haunt both the dreams of Springwood's last surviving teenager and a woman with a deep connection to him.

Director: Rachel Talalay | Stars: Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt, Lezlie Deane

Votes: 32,144 | Gross: $34.87M

12. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Documentary-style account of a nuclear holocaust and its effect on the working class city of Sheffield, England, and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May

Votes: 7,643

13. Fail-Safe (1964)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 15,574

14. Dead of Night (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall

Votes: 8,166

15. Krueger: The Legend of Elm Street (2016)

14 min | Short, Drama, Horror

6.7
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A short look at the history of Freddy Krueger.

Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Jessica Buda, Shannon McDermott, Christian Chase

Votes: 46

16. The Theatre Bizarre (2011)

Not Rated | 114 min | Horror

5.2
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Down a seedy city street in her neighborhood, young Enola Penny is obsessed with what appears to be a long abandoned theatre. One night, she sees that the front door is slightly ajar and ... See full summary »

Directors: Douglas Buck, Buddy Giovinazzo, David Gregory, Karim Hussain, Jeremy Kasten, Tom Savini, Richard Stanley | Stars: Udo Kier, Virginia Newcomb, Amanda Marquardt, Amelia Gotham

Votes: 3,285

17. The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

R | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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Alan Alda's character is a music journalist whose career as a piano player came to an end when his debut concert received undeservedly scathing reviews.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 1,574

18. Demon Wind (1990)

R | 96 min | Horror

4.9
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With the need to investigate the mysterious death of his grandparents, Cory and his friends assemble back to the old farm where it all begun sixty years ago.

Director: Charles Philip Moore | Stars: Eric Larson, Francine Lapensée, Rufus Norris, Jack Vogel

Votes: 853

19. Sakebi (2006)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Manami Konishi, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Hiroyuki Hirayama

Votes: 1,967

20. King of Thorn (2009)

120 min | Animation, Adventure, Horror

6.5
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A virus begins to grip the Earth's population and a group of hopeful survivors are cryogenically frozen in attempt to find a cure. But when the group awakens they are flung into a horrifying situation.

Director: Kazuyoshi Katayama | Stars: Kana Hanazawa, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Eri Sendai, Sayaka Ohara

Votes: 1,751

21. Curse of the Puppet Master (1998 Video)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

3.9
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A scientist attempts to master the art of transferring people's souls into puppets.

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: George Peck, Emily Harrison, Josh Green, Michael Guerin

Votes: 1,873

22. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1989 Video Game)

E | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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In this exciting game created by the one and only LJN, you play as Freddy Benson as you travel through the town of Far, Far Away. But beware, cause Michael Jackson appears in your dreams. Can you distroy the ring?

Director: Brett Sperry

Votes: 161

23. Tomb of Torture (1963)

88 min | Horror

5.2
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A woman is tormented by dreams that she is the reincarnation of a dead countess. Her father, trying to get her to stop the dreams, takes her to a village near the castle of the late ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Boccaci | Stars: Annie Alberti, Adriano Micantoni, Marco Mariani, Flora Carosello

Votes: 123

24. Beyond Dream's Door (1989)

80 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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Ben's nightmares come back to haunt him and his friends in this psychological/supernatural horror film.

Director: Jay Woelfel | Stars: Nick Baldasare, Jorge Aguirre, Dianna Ashton, Scott Bauer

Votes: 228

25. Flight to Hell (2003 Video)

85 min | Horror

3.6
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Don's nightmare comes true as his fellow passengers on a private 'plane are transformed into flesh-eating monsters.

Director: Alvaro Passeri | Stars: Eric Bassanesi, Basia Wajs, Rory Amadeus, Sinne Mutsaers

Votes: 70

26. Visitas (2006)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Elements from melodrama, the absurd, tragedy and suspense find themselves in this trilogy to draw a psychological sketch of violence. Through the subtle relationship of three stories and ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Lange | Stars: Mayil Georgi, Luz Stella Luengas, Enrique Giordano, Álvaro Rodríguez

Votes: 20

27. The Hypnotic Murders (1998)

80 min | Drama

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A beautiful woman is hypnotized into having bloody nightmares that end in her death.

Director: Gary Whitson | Stars: Tina Krause, Pamela Sutch, G.W. Lawrence, Dakotah

28. Let Us Go and Burn Her Body; Or, The Devil Done Let Out (2005)

112 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

1.9
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A young female paranormalist is pursued by a man claiming to be the devil in human form.

Director: Damon Blalack | Stars: Erika O'Bar, Carl Buffington, Johnathan Prince, Jimi Fleming

Votes: 144

29. Whispers of Carcosa

Short, Horror, Mystery | Announced

Following mysterious voices who beckon him, a traveler finds himself lost in a seaside town. Upon calling out to a stranger, he discovers some questions best left unanswered.

Director: Pete Yagmin | Stars: Tiffany Howcroft, David Graziano, Kris Salvi

30. Feberdrømme (2015)

13 min | Short, Horror

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A bestselling author is struggling with writing her new book as well as a bad case of fever. Is the mysterious masked man in her dreams the key to her new novel or does he represent something far darker?

Director: Nicklas Tägtström Møller | Stars: Klaus Birkebæk, Anders Weinreich Gregersen, Sisse Engsig Karlsson, Andreas Sjølund Pedersen

31. Wide Awake

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

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32. Where Nightmares Feed (2008)

Unrated | 3 min | Animation, Short, Horror

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A 3-minute animation about a woman trapped in an Eastern European hotel when her nightmare comes to feed.

Director: Pete Sleeper | Star: Pete Sleeper

33. Jammed (2007)

6 min | Short, Horror

6.4
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On a cold winter night, a man encounters a disturbing bellboy in a cheap motel.

Director: Eric Piccoli | Stars: Julien Deschamps Jolin, Didier Egle, Michel Valliéres

Votes: 21

34. Medium (2005–2011)
Episode: Bite Me (2009)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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It's Halloween and eerie is the key word. While working with Det. Lee Scanlon investigating the disappearance of funeral director Carl Catallano, Allison dreams that she is a character in ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Lipstadt | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, David Cubitt, Sofia Vassilieva

Votes: 101

35. Yumetsukai (2006– )
Episode: Dream Holiday (2006)

Animation, Fantasy

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Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Kei Shindou, Aya Hisakawa, Tomokazu Seki

36. Yumetsukai (2006– )
Episode: Family Pattern (2006)

Animation, Fantasy

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Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Kei Shindou, Aya Hisakawa, Tomokazu Seki

37. Yumetsukai (2006– )
Episode: Gentle Footsteps (2006)

Animation, Fantasy

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Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Kei Shindou, Aya Hisakawa, Tomokazu Seki

38. Yumetsukai (2006– )
Episode: Growing Heart of Love (2006)

Animation, Fantasy

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Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Kei Shindou, Aya Hisakawa, Tomokazu Seki

39. Haven (2010–2015)
Episode: Lay Me Down (2013)

44 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.6
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When a dream trouble goes viral, Haven's finest can't be caught sleeping on the job or they may pay the ultimate price.

Director: Paul Fox | Stars: Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Christian Camargo

Votes: 224

40. Yumetsukai (2006– )
Episode: Misako, Sails Out (2006)

Animation, Fantasy

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Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Kei Shindou, Aya Hisakawa, Tomokazu Seki

41. Yumetsukai (2006– )
Episode: The Beginning of the Dream, the Classroom of Rain (2006)

Animation, Fantasy

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Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Kei Shindou, Aya Hisakawa, Megumi Nasu

42. Yumetsukai (2006– )
Episode: The Boy That Lives in the Dark (2006)

Animation, Fantasy

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Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Kei Shindou, Aya Hisakawa, Kenji Nojima

43. Yumetsukai (2006– )
Episode: The Doyousei Appears (2006)

Animation, Fantasy

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Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Kei Shindou, Aya Hisakawa, Mamiko Noto

44. Yumetsukai (2006– )
Episode: The End of the Dream, Touko's Choice (2006)

Animation, Fantasy

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Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Kei Shindou, Aya Hisakawa, Tomokazu Seki

45. Yumetsukai (2006– )
Episode: The Nightmare from the Past (2006)

Animation, Fantasy

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Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Kei Shindou, Aya Hisakawa, Tomokazu Seki

46. Yumetsukai (2006– )
Episode: The Secret Flower Garden (2006)

Animation, Fantasy

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Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Kei Shindou, Kenji Hamada, Masumi Asano

47. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)
Episode: The Tale of the Crimson Clown (1994)

Not Rated | 22 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

9.0
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A little boy who gets away with everything gets taught a lesson of right and wrong.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Michael Barry, Christopher Redman, Susan Almgren, Wally Martin

Votes: 186

48. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)
Episode: The Tale of the Twisted Claw (1990)

Not Rated | 22 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.8
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In a twist of "The Monkey's Paw" story, two boys harass a little old lady the night before Halloween. The next night, she gives them a wooden vulture foot that grants wishes - and curses.

Director: D.J. MacHale | Stars: Noah Plener, Maxwell Medeiros, Ann Page, Linda Smith

Votes: 231

49. Yumetsukai (2006– )
Episode: The Vanished Memories (2006)

Animation, Fantasy

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Stars: Ayako Kawasumi, Kei Shindou, Yûko Sanpei, Kimiko Koyama

50. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Treehouse of Horror VI (1995)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.5
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A freak lightning storm causes giant advertising mascots to come to life, Groundskeeper Willie dies and swears revenge on the kids in their dreams, and Homer accidentally finds himself trapped in another dimension.

Directors: Bob Anderson, David Mirkin | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,404