The Best Made For TV Horror Films.by emertens | created - 22 Sep 2011 | updated - 14 Mar 2016 | Public
Some personal favorites.
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1. Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror
In a small Southern town, a wrongfully-killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him from beyond the grave.
3. 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 »
5. The Vampyr: A Soap Opera (1992 TV Movie)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror
In 1793 London, vampire Ripley [Omar Ebrahim] is chased through a maze of abandoned waterfront warehouses. He falls through a broken floor and lies dormant in the city's icy catacombs until... See full synopsis »
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
120 min | Drama
In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.
Nineteen Eighty-Four is a British television adaptation of the novel of the same name by George Orwell, originally broadcast on BBC Television in December 1954. The production proved to be hugely controversial, with questions asked in Parliament and many viewer complaints over its supposed subversive nature and horrific content. In a 2000 poll of industry experts conducted by the British Film Institute to determine the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four was ranked in seventy-third position.
9. Sommarens tolv månader (1988 TV Movie)
130 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Two construction workers are offered an unusual contract. Great pay, but they don't know where they're going or what they are supposed to build. They are brought to a place with 12 months of summer.
10. Frankenstein: The True Story (1973 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 185 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.
11. They Nest (2000 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 92 min | Sci-Fi, Horror
A Maine island becomes infested with lethal insects that root inside their victims, while a local doctor battles the bugs and incorrigible locals that don't believe him.
13. Body Bags (1993 TV Movie)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Three short stories in the horror genre. The first about a serial killer. The second about a hair transplant gone wrong. The third about a baseball player.
14. A Warning to the Curious (1972 TV Movie)
50 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An archeologist goes treasure hunting along the English coast in search of a lost, fabled crown that supposedly helps protect Great Britain against invasion.
Kraft Mystery Theater (1959– )
House of Mystery
56 min | Mystery
A young couple go to check out a house they're thinking of buying. A somewhat mysterious woman tells the couple several stories of the fates that befell the house's previous owners.
First screened in 1961 as a second feature in British cinemas, it later turned up on American Television as an episode of "Kraft Mystery Theater" (1960)
Whistle and I'll Come to You
Not Rated | 42 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A university professor, confident that everything which occurs in life has a rational explanation, finds his beliefs severely challenged when, during a vacation to a remote coastal village ... See full summary »
17. Blackout (1985 TV Movie)
100 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a... See full summary »
18. Crawlspace (1972 TV Movie)
74 min | Horror, Thriller
A childless middle-age couple adopt a troubled youth they find living in their crawlspace and attempt to get him to rejoin society with tragic results.
20. Threads (1984 TV Movie)
112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War
The effects of a nuclear holocaust on the working class city of Sheffield, England and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.
21. The Woman in Black (1989 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Horror, Mystery
When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go ... See full summary »
22. No Night Is Too Long (2002 TV Movie)
85 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Young Tim Cornish's life has begun with great promise. Blessed with extraordinary good looks, Tim enjoyed much attention and cared little of broken hearts. At University he was a favored ... See full summary »
25. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980 TV Movie)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Angered that Katrina has grown fond of schoolmaster Crane, Brom Bones determines to scare off the interloper by filling his head with spooky tales of a Headless Horseman. Crane disparages ... See full summary »
27. The Stone Tape (1972 TV Movie)
90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A research team from an electronics company move into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium. When team member Jill Greeley witnesses a ghost, team director ... See full summary »
28. Fortress (1985)
TV-MA | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An Australian school teacher and her students are kidnapped. She and the children fight for their lives and try to escape from their captors.
29. Dead of Night (1977 TV Movie)
76 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
This anthology tells three stories: one of time travel, one of vampires, and one of a mother wishing her drowned son back to life.
The third and best segment "Bobby" was remade, quite unnecessary of course, in Trilogy of Terror II (see also below).
30. The Stalls of Barchester (1971 TV Movie)
45 min | Horror
While cataloging the library of Barchester Cathedral, a scholar finds a diary detailing the events surrounding the mysterious death of an Archdeacon some 50 years earlier. The first of the BBC's famed 'A Ghost Story for Christmas'.
31. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973 TV Movie)
Unrated | 74 min | Horror
A young couple inherits an old mansion inhabited by small demon-like creatures who are determined to make the wife one of their own.
35. Goliath Awaits (1981 TV Movie)
PG | 200 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama
During World War II, the passenger liner Goliath is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades ... See full summary »
36. The Savage Bees (1976 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
The festive fun of the annual Mardi Gras celebration is brought to a halt when a swarm of African killer bees escape from a foreign freighter.
37. Fear No Evil (1969 TV Movie)
Unrated | 98 min | Horror, Thriller
A psychiatrist investigates a man possessed by a spirit living in an antique mirror that can bring dead people back to life.
Beasts (1976– )
A misfit teenage checkout operator has an unrequited crush on her supermarket manager. At the same shop's cuddly cartoon mascot seems to have come alive and is causing havoc.
40. Sticenik (1973 TV Movie)
46 min | Drama, Horror
A terrified young man is running away from the mysterious man in a black coat and a bowler hat. He finds the asylum in the nearby mental hospital, where the doctor takes care of him. However, one cannot escape from his fate.
41. A Christmas Carol (2000 TV Movie)
75 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An unscrupulous loan shark who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
43. It (1990)
TV-14 | 192 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.
44. Someone's Watching Me! (1978 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.
47. Home for the Holidays (1972 TV Movie)
73 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
An ailing man summons his four daughters home for Christmas and asks them to kill his new wife, who he suspects is poisoning him.
50. Killdozer (1974 TV Movie)
Unrated | 74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A small construction crew on an island is terrorized when some strange spirit-like being takes over a large bulldozer, and goes on a killing rampage.
51. V (1983– )
Unrated | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi