Horror Movies from 1996

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1. Scream (1996)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

65 Metascore

A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

Votes: 269,184 | Gross: $103.05M

2. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror

48 Metascore

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

Votes: 270,316 | Gross: $25.75M

3. The Frighteners (1996)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

52 Metascore

After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin

Votes: 78,346 | Gross: $16.76M

4. The Dentist (1996)

R | 92 min | Horror

An extremely successful dentist goes off the deep end after he catches his wife cheating on him.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Linda Hoffman, Michael Stadvec, Ken Foree

Votes: 7,762

5. The Craft (1996)

R | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

55 Metascore

A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True

Votes: 70,606 | Gross: $24.88M

6. Bordello of Blood (1996)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

36 Metascore

The Crypt Keeper returns to tell the story of a funeral parlor that moonlights as a vampire bordello.

Director: Gilbert Adler | Stars: Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart, John Kassir

Votes: 12,568 | Gross: $5.59M

7. Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

21 Metascore

In the 22nd century, a scientist attempts to right the wrong his ancestor created: the puzzle box that opens the gates of Hell and unleashes Pinhead and his Cenobite legions.

Director: Kevin Yagher | Stars: Bruce Ramsay, Valentina Vargas, Doug Bradley, Charlotte Chatton

Votes: 18,139 | Gross: $16.68M

8. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley | Stars: David Thewlis, Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 29,627 | Gross: $27.66M

9. Jack Frost (1997 Video)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

After an accident that left murderer Jack Frost dead in genetic material the vengeful killer returns as a murderous snowman to exact his revenge on the man who sent him to be executed

Director: Michael Cooney | Stars: Scott MacDonald, Christopher Allport, Stephen Mendel, F. William Parker

Votes: 7,228

10. The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)

Not Rated | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

42 Metascore

A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann, Marco Leonardi, Luigi Diberti

Votes: 7,013

11. Head of the Family (1996)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

The "head" of the family is literally that - a giant head on a tiny body, who psychically controls the rest of his even weirder family.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Blake Adams, Jacqueline Lovell, Bob Schott, James Jones

Votes: 1,261

12. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996 Video)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

Earl Bassett, now a washed-up ex-celebrity, is hired by a Mexican oil company to eradicate a Graboid epidemic that's killing more people each day. However, the humans aren't the only one with a new battle plan.

Director: S.S. Wilson | Stars: Fred Ward, Chris Gartin, Helen Shaver, Michael Gross

Votes: 24,246

13. Bad Moon (1996)

R | 80 min | Horror

One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Red | Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Michael Paré, Mason Gamble, Ken Pogue

Votes: 5,358 | Gross: $1.06M

14. Fear (1996)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

51 Metascore

When Nicole met David; handsome, charming, affectionate, he was everything. It seemed perfect, but soon she sees that David has a darker side. And his adoration turns to obsession, their dream into a nightmare, and her love into fear.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Amy Brenneman

Votes: 37,987 | Gross: $20.75M

15. Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996 Video)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions. The next day they start to become evil, change their names for those of kids killed long ago, and then start killing ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Spence | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jamie Renée Smith, Karen Black, Mark Salling

Votes: 4,070

16. Carnosaur 3: Primal Species (1996)

R | 85 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

International terrorists get a surprise when their cargo turns out to contain living dinosaurs. The army commando team now have to think fast, if they want to prevent the extinction of the human species, instead of the reptiles.

Director: Jonathan Winfrey | Stars: Scott Valentine, Janet Gunn, Rick Dean, Anthony Peck

Votes: 1,647

17. Amityville Dollhouse (1996 Video)

R | 93 min | Horror

A children's doll house, which is a miniature of the infamous haunted Long Island house, is given to a young girl where the demonic evil soon comes out to cause more terror.

Director: Steve White | Stars: Robin Thomas, Starr Andreeff, Allen Cutler, Rachel Duncan

Votes: 1,874

18. Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

29 Metascore

Jobe is resuscitated by Jonathan Walker. He wants Jobe to create a special computer chip that would connect all the computers in the world into one network, which Walker would control and ... See full summary »

Director: Farhad Mann | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Matt Frewer, Austin O'Brien, Ely Pouget

Votes: 8,747 | Gross: $2.41M

19. Pinocchio's Revenge (1996)

R | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror

A suburban defense lawyer mistakenly gives her troubled daughter, Zoe, a wooden puppet belonging to a deceased serial killer. The toy fills the void of friendship in Zoe's life, but Zoe begins to act increasingly strange and violent.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: Candace McKenzie, Lewis Van Bergen, Ivan Gueron, Thomas Wagner

Votes: 1,887

20. Thinner (1996)

R | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror

33 Metascore

An obese attorney is cursed by a gypsy to rapidly and uncontrollably lose weight.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Robert John Burke, Joe Mantegna, Lucinda Jenney, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 26,158 | Gross: $15.17M

21. Trilogy of Terror II (1996 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

Three short tales of terror including: woman's encounter when attempting to rob a grave; the story of a woman who summons her son back from the dead; and tale of an African doll who comes to life.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Lysette Anthony, Geraint Wyn Davies, Matt Clark, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 1,342

22. Eko Eko Azarak II: Birth of the Wizard (1996)

83 min | Horror

Kimika Yoshino returns in this prequel to 'Wizard of Darkness' to play Misa Kuroi before she was famous, or at least before she realized she was a witch. 'Birth of the Wizard' begins in ... See full summary »

Director: Shimako Sato | Stars: Kimika Yoshino, Wataru Shihôdô, Chieko Shiratori, Akira Otani

Votes: 260

23. Ebola Syndrome (1996)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Horror

A restaurant employee wanted for murder contracts Ebola by raping a woman in South Africa and starts an outbreak there and in Hong Kong when he returns home.

Director: Herman Yau | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Yeung-Ming Wan, Fui-On Shing, Tsui-Ling Wong

Votes: 3,342

24. Feeders (1996)

Unrated | 69 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Two friends on a road trip pass through a town where aliens are landing and feeding upon the some of the civilians.

Directors: Jon McBride, John Polonia, Mark Polonia | Stars: Jon McBride, John Polonia, Sebastian Barran, Maria Davis

Votes: 688

25. The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

A bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter begin a hunt for two lions after they start attacking local construction workers.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, Tom Wilkinson, John Kani

Votes: 53,642 | Gross: $38.62M

26. Life Among the Cannibals (1999)

95 min | Comedy

Jasper James decides to leave his girlfriend and moves into a very large house with low rent but gradually discovers that his neighbor Troy has a very strange behavior.

Director: Harry Bromley Davenport | Stars: Kieran Mulroney, Juliet Landau, Mason Adams, Bette Ford

Votes: 58

27. Poltergeist: The Legacy (1996–1999)

Unrated | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

"The Legacy" is a secret society that began many centuries ago to accumulate knowledge and artifacts to help fight against the evil in the world. This particular Legacy team is set in San ... See full summary »

Stars: Derek de Lint, Martin Cummins, Robbi Chong, Helen Shaver

Votes: 1,495

28. The Uninvited (1996 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Inspired by true events. After Patti Johnson gives birth to a still-born child, she and her husband try to forget the tragedy. They move into a new house, but a number of supernatural ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Shaw | Stars: Sharon Lawrence, Beau Bridges, Shirley Knight, Alex D. Linz

Votes: 326

29. Vampirella (1996 Video)

R | 82 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

Vampirella, a sexy vampiress in a skimpy costume, travels from Drakulon to Earth to seek revenge on the evil vampires who murdered her father. Adam Van Helsing, leader of a high-tech, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Talisa Soto, Roger Daltrey, Richard Joseph Paul, Brian Bloom

Votes: 1,280

30. Witchcraft 8: Salem's Ghost (1996 Video)

R | 90 min | Horror

A happy young couple moves into a "dream home" only to find it is a gateway for occult powers.

Director: Joseph John Barmettler | Stars: Lee Grober, Kim Kopf, Tom Overmyer, David Weills

Votes: 320

31. Witchcraft IX: Bitter Flesh (1997 Video)

R | 92 min | Crime, Fantasy, Horror

Will Spanner, parted from his body, finds a hooker who can hear him; meanwhile Detectives Lutz and Garner investigate a string of murders seemingly tied to ancient Egypt.

Director: Michael Paul Girard | Stars: Landon Hall, David Byrnes, Julius Antonio, Stephanie Beaton

Votes: 168

32. Goblet of Gore (1996)

71 min | Horror

A mystical chalice once used by the vikings spreads death and destruction as it passes through the centuries.

Director: Andreas Schnaas | Stars: Vivian Giaretti, Tom Trambow, Karsten Holthusen, Gernot Rupnow

Votes: 132

33. Dead of Night (1996)

R | 95 min | Horror

As a vampire searches for his deceased wife, a homicide detective is hot on his trail.

Director: Kristoffer Tabori | Stars: John Enos III, Kathleen Kinmont, Robert Knepper, Alex Rocco

Votes: 144

34. Aatank (1996)

113 min | Action, Thriller

Jesu and Peter are childhood friends who live in a coastal village in India and depend on fishing as their livelihood. The community is oppressed by a powerful gangster named Alphonso. Jesu... See full summary »

Directors: Prem Lalwani, Desh Mukherjee | Stars: Nafisa Ali, Dharmendra, Girish Karnad, Amjad Khan

Votes: 79

36. Polymorph (1996)

Unrated | 86 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Alien ship crash-lands on Earth and the creature inside starts taking over people's bodies.

Director: J.R. Bookwalter | Stars: James L. Edwards, Ariauna Albright, Tom Hoover, Sasha Graham

Votes: 160

37. Reindeer Games (1996)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Reindeer Games follows Alec Clark, a social outcast whose tortured past triggers a deadly game of bondage, action and suspense. In a sudden lapse of reason, he attacks a co-worker, Kate ... See full summary »

Director: Shayne Worcester | Stars: Kyle Rankin, Mary Skinner, Muriel Kenderdine, Paul Drinan

Votes: 178



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