Highest Rated Horror Feature Films With At Least 1000 Votes


1. Manichithrathazhu (1993)

169 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

8.8
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When a forbidden room in an old bungalow is unbolted, the spirit of a vengeful dancer is unleashed.

Director: Fazil | Stars: Mohanlal, Shobana, Suresh Gopi, Vinaya Prasad

Votes: 3,250

2. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.5
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83 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 588,077 | Gross: $78.90M

3. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A Phoenix secretary embezzles $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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 440,652 | Gross: $32.00M

4. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

8.4
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61 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 637,936

5. Never Open the Door (2014)

Not Rated | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Three happy couples enjoy the holidays in a cozy secluded cabin in the woods when they are suddenly interrupted by an unprecedented event that will forever change their lives.

Director: Vito Trabucco | Stars: Jessica Sonneborn, Deborah Venegas, Kristina Page, Matt Aidan

Votes: 1,222

6. Sicilian Vampire (2015)

124 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.4
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Equal parts Goodfellas and Dusk till Dawn. A reputed mobster Sonny Trafficante was hoping to get away to the family hunting lodge for a little rest and relaxation and create some memories. Instead what he got was a night he will never forget.

Director: Frank D'Angelo | Stars: Vittorio Altomare, Armand Assante, Daniel Baldwin, Dee Dee Benkie

Votes: 8,306

7. Ouija: Game Never Ends (2015)

119 min | Horror

8.4
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The happy go lucky girls working as software professionals start a short film to pursue their dreams of film making. Everything goes well apart from the theme of the film they chosen.

Director: Rajkumar Gunduloori | Stars: Bharat, Shradha Das, Gayathri Iyer, Madhuri Itagi

Votes: 2,651

8. The Blue Elephant (2014)

170 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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The story of Dr. Yehia, a psychotherapist at Al Abbasia hospital. He works in the department treating the criminally insane, only to find his best friend to be one of the patients. Trying ... See full summary »

Director: Marwan Hamed | Stars: Karim Abdel Aziz, Khaled El Sawy, Nelly Karim, Mohamed Mamdouh

Votes: 19,630

9. Variola vera (1982)

110 min | Drama, Horror

8.3
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This is a true story of the famous Variola epidemic outbreak in Belgrade.

Director: Goran Markovic | Stars: Rade Serbedzija, Erland Josephson, Dusica Zegarac, Varja Djukic

Votes: 1,367

10. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.2
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It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 270,270 | Gross: $13.78M

11. Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)

92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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Twin Peaks before Twin Peaks (1990) and at the same time not always and entirely in the same place as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992). A feature film which presents deleted scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) assembled together for the first time in a

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Chris Isaak, Kiefer Sutherland, C.H. Evans, Sandra Kinder

Votes: 1,113

12. Whispers (III) (2015)

90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.2
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A young couple grieving the recent death of their daughter move to the countryside where they are haunted by their tragedy and a sinister darkness.

Director: Tammi Sutton | Stars: Keeley Hazell, Craig Rees, Barbara Nedeljakova, Diane Ayala Goldner

Votes: 1,013

13. Davitelj protiv davitelja (1984)

93 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

8.2
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When it comes to crime, Belgrade is same as any other modern metropolis, except for having its own serial killers. That blank is filled when a flower salesman begins strangling women. A ... See full summary »

Director: Slobodan Sijan | Stars: Tasko Nacic, Nikola Simic, Srdjan Saper, Rahela Ferari

Votes: 1,954

14. Demons (1971)

135 min | Drama, Horror

8.2
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After being robbed by a geisha, a ronin warrior carves a bloody path to seek revenge.

Director: Toshio Matsumoto | Stars: Katsuo Nakamura, Yasuko Sanjo, Juro Kara, Masao Imafuku

Votes: 1,137

15. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Votes: 32,537

16. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Unrated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 41,045

17. Diabolique (1955)

Unrated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.1
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The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Votes: 43,998

18. From a House on Willow Street (2016)

90 min | Horror

8.1
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After a young woman is kidnapped, her captors soon come to realize that in fact they may be the ones in danger and this young woman has a dark secret inside her.

Director: Alastair Orr | Stars: Carlyn Burchell, Gustav Gerdener, Zino Ventura, Sharni Vinson

Votes: 1,088

19. Körkarlen (1921)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg, Astrid Holm

Votes: 6,898

20. Faust (1926)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn, Frida Richard

Votes: 10,896

21. Spalovac mrtvol (1969)

95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Set in World War II, a demented cremator believes cremation relieves earthly suffering and sets out to save the world.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová, Milos Vognic

Votes: 4,550

22. Pizza (II) (2012)

127 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

8.1
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A pizza delivery boy lands in a mysterious circumstance and it works a dramatic change in his life.

Director: Karthik Subbaraj | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Ramya Nambeeshan, Aadukalam Naren, Karunakaran

Votes: 3,664

23. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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82 Metascore

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 292,850 | Gross: $204.57M

24. Shaun of the Dead (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

8.0
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76 Metascore

A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis

Votes: 408,252 | Gross: $13.46M

25. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 137 min | Drama, Horror

8.0
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A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 145,539

26. Let the Right One In (2008)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

8.0
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82 Metascore

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl

Votes: 177,755 | Gross: $2.12M

27. King Kong (1933)

Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

Votes: 65,732

28. Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Unrated | 127 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

8.0
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Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross

Votes: 92,485

29. Nosferatu (1922)

Unrated | 81 min | Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Max Schreck, Greta Schröder, Ruth Landshoff, Gustav von Wangenheim

Votes: 70,377

30. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman

Votes: 90,932

31. Frankenstein (1931)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.0
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 50,174 | Gross: $12.00M

32. Freaks (1932)

Unrated | 64 min | Drama, Horror

8.0
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A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 33,306

33. Onibaba (1964)

Unrated | 103 min | Horror

8.0
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Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Satô, Jûkichi Uno

Votes: 11,205

34. Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent (2013)

TV-MA | 110 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

8.0
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A year has passed since Guts parted ways with Griffith. The Band of the Hawks is plotting a rescue mission to save Griffith who is confined to prison.

Director: Toshiyuki Kubooka | Stars: Hiroaki Iwanaga, Toa Yukinari, Akio Ôtsuka, Kazuki Yao

Votes: 4,096

35. Kwaidan (1964)

Not Rated | 183 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Michiyo Aratama, Misako Watanabe, Kenjirô Ishiyama

Votes: 10,639

36. Jaatishwar (2014)

150 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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The life and notable works of Anthony Firingee a 19th century Bengali language folk poet of Portuguese origin.The time frame of the storyline jumps between two different time periods-19th century and the present day.

Director: Srijit Mukherji | Stars: Prasenjit Chatterjee, Jishu Sengupta, Swastika Mukherjee, Mamata Shankar

Votes: 1,505

37. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

7.9
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78 Metascore

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 164,785 | Gross: $47.00M

38. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Music

7.9
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A retired pop-singer-turned-actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Votes: 29,574 | Gross: $0.10M

39. Wait Until Dark (1967)

Not Rated | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

7.9
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A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 21,173

40. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.9
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Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 33,125

41. The Innocents (1961)

Approved | 100 min | Horror

7.9
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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 20,052

42. Nightbeasts (2010)

80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A father and son on a weekend hunting trip encounter supernatural horror in the woods.

Director: Wes Sullivan | Stars: Zach Galligan, Audra Wise, Billy Daydoge, Apesanahkwat

Votes: 1,349

43. Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey (2012)

TV-MA | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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For three years, Guts believed his mission was to pursue Griffith's dream together with him. But in order to become Griffith's equal and truly be called his friend, Guts realizes he will ... See full summary »

Director: Toshiyuki Kubooka | Stars: Orion Acaba, Chris Jai Alex, G.K. Bowes, Kevin T. Collins

Votes: 4,776

44. The Unknown (1927)

Unrated | 63 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.9
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A criminal on the run hides in a circus and seeks to possess the daughter of the ringmaster at any cost.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford, Nick De Ruiz

Votes: 5,499

45. Kandisha (2008)

91 min | Crime, Fantasy, Horror

7.9
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Shattered by the loss of her child, Nyla Jayde, a brilliant criminal defense attorney, takes on a case involving a 14th century Moroccan legend, a vengeful spirit named "Kandisha".

Director: Jérôme Cohen-Olivar | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Amal Ayouch, Khalid Benchagra, Assaad Bouab

Votes: 5,457

46. I Saw the Devil (2010)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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67 Metascore

A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, In-seo Kim, Kap-su Kim

Votes: 74,982 | Gross: $0.13M

47. Evil Dead II (1987)

X | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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69 Metascore

The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Votes: 118,109 | Gross: $5.92M

48. Cape Fear (1962)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.8
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A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin

Votes: 21,007

49. Repulsion (1965)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.8
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91 Metascore

A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 36,697

50. Les yeux sans visage (1960)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Horror

7.8
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88 Metascore

A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face.

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Alexandre Rignault

Votes: 17,731 | Gross: $0.05M