DARE to Watch...by emertens | created - 02 Feb 2012 | updated - 01 Oct 2015 | Public
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1. Evil Ed (1995)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror
A mild-mannered film editor is assigned to cut a series of infamous slasher films and is driven murderously insane by the miles of extremely violent footage he edits.
4. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
R | 92 min | Drama, Horror
Votes: 36,533 | Gross: $8.29M
5. Targets (1968)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An elderly horror film star, while making a personal appearance at a drive-in theatre, confronts a psychotic Vietnam War veteran who has turned into a mass-murdering sniper.
6. King Kong (1933)
Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
Votes: 70,681 | Gross: $10.00M
7. Ghostwatch (1992 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 91 min | Horror, Mystery
The BBC gives over a whole evening to an 'investigation into the supernatural'. Four respected presenters and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind 'The most haunted house in ... See full summary »
8. Mute Witness (1995)
R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller
A mute makeup artist working on a slasher film being shot in Moscow, is locked in the studio after hours. While there she witnesses a brutal murder, and must escape capture.
Votes: 4,775 | Gross: $1.20M
9. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
Votes: 207,751 | Gross: $140.54M
10. The 4th Man (1983)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A man who has been having visions of an impending danger begins an affair with a woman who may lead him to his doom.
Gerard Reve, the "protagonist", a morbid, alcoholic, catholic, homosexual writer stays at the mansion of a female fan Christine Halsslag, just to seduce her boyfriend. Then he discovers a safe with three 8mm film reels. Each of them is about one of Christine's previous husbands. Gerard suspects their deaths weren't natural and is a afraid the boyfriend or he will be the fourth victim.
12. Man Bites Dog (1992)
NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.
Votes: 31,738 | Gross: $0.21M
13. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller
The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo.
Votes: 18,787 | Gross: $0.07M
15. Tesis (1996)
R | 125 min | Mystery, Thriller
While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
17. Videodrome (1983)
R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.
Votes: 69,811 | Gross: $2.12M
18. [Rec] (2007)
R | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
19. Rear Window (1954)
PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 371,448 | Gross: $36.76M
23. Blow-Up (1966)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
24. Blow Out (1981)
R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller
A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.
Votes: 33,644 | Gross: $13.75M
25. One Hour Photo (2002)
R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller
A mentally unstable photo developer begins to attack a middle-class family after his obsession with them becomes more sick and disturbing than any of them could imagine.
Votes: 104,534 | Gross: $31.60M
26. Return to Glennascaul (1953)
23 min | Short, Horror, Mystery
Orson Welles, on break from filming Othello, relates a tale he heard one spooky Irish midnight not so long ago when, driving through the countryside, he picked up a man with car trouble who told of a strange encounter with two hitchhikers.
27. Frankenstein 1970 (1958)
Unrated | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Needing money, the last of the Frankensteins leases his castle out to a film company as he tries to complete his ancestor's gruesome experiments at creating life.
28. In a Lonely Place (1950)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts.
29. Grindhouse (2007)
R | 191 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's homage to exploitation double features in the 60s and 70s with two back-to-back cult films that include previews of coming attractions between them.
Votes: 165,283 | Gross: $25.03M
Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns
TV-MA | 59 min | Horror
With a torrid past that haunts him, a movie theatre owner is hired to search for the only existing print of a film so notorious that its single screening caused the viewers to become homicidally insane.
33. Super 8 (2011)
PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.
Votes: 310,263 | Gross: $127.00M
34. The Tingler (1959)
Not Rated | 82 min | Horror
An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host.
The climax of this movie is when the tingler escapes in a movie theatre at the moment of a silent film showing. We get a lot to see of the silent film (film-within-a-film).
Furthermore William Castle as well as the narrator involve the audience directly by talking to them and by use of several gimmicks (the introduction of "percepto").
This is not just a monster movie, it's also a film about the experience of film itself.
And another movie with a mute character - and again in combination with silent film.
35. Demons (1985)
Not Rated | 88 min | Horror
A group of random people are invited to a screening of a mysterious movie, only to find themselves trapped in the theater with ravenous demons.
Almost the entire story takes place in a movie theatre. There's also a demonic film-within-a-film.
37. There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
When a horror film buff tries to warn his friends of impending danger during March Break, they scoff at him, that is, until sinister things begin to happen.
38. Semum (2008)
116 min | Crime, Fantasy, Horror
Director Hasan Karacadag argues that he tried to create a model of a Turkish-Islamic horror film and that he would make the world recognize this model, of which he sees "Semum" as the first... See full summary »
39. Look (2007)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The lies, betrayal, and desires of nine different groups of people are revealed as they live out their secret lives in the sight of the security cameras that capture our every movement.
Votes: 1,564 | Gross: $0.02M
40. The Spiral Staircase (1946)
Approved | 83 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In 1916, a shadowy serial killer is targeting women with "afflictions"; one night during a thunderstorm, the mute Helen feels menaced.
The story begins when, mute Helen McCord, goes to see a silent movie. Just as the film is ending, a crash is heard and the projectionist goes to see what had happened. When he gets up stairs he finds the body of a lame girl, the latest victim in a series of murders whose victims are all women with a disability.
This is just a small part of the movie. But it really sets the mood, it's loaded with metaphors, and it's beautiful filmed! So it's an important part to me.
41. The Blob (1958)
Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
An alien lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.
Several notable movie theatre scenes, although rather short.
42. Messiah of Evil (1973)
R | 90 min | Horror
A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.
There's an exciting part in this movie, where a girl is killed by zombies in a movie theatre
43. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
Votes: 76,529 | Gross: $30.57M
The End of this movie takes place in a seedy Piccadilly cinema with rotting corpses watching a porn film.
44. Gremlins (1984)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Votes: 165,343 | Gross: $148.17M
The most notable and best remembered part of this film is the Gremlins singing "hey ho" when watching Snow White at a movie theatre.
45. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.
Votes: 49,613 | Gross: $8.95M
46. Body Double (1984)
R | 114 min | Mystery, Thriller
A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences.
Votes: 23,557 | Gross: $8.80M
48. Madhouse (1974)
PG | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
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.
49. Fright Night (1985)
R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller