Decent horror/thriller/slasher movies

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1. Martyrs (2008)

R | 99 min | Horror

A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin

Votes: 76,270

2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

R | 98 min | Horror

38 Metascore

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding loon and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski, Erica Leerhsen

Votes: 124,556 | Gross: $80.57M

3. Incident in a Ghostland (2018)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

44 Metascore

A mother of two who inherits a house is confronted with murderous intruders on the first night in their new home and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later when the daughters reunite at the house, things get really strange.

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Crystal Reed, Mylène Farmer, Anastasia Phillips, Emilia Jones

Votes: 19,166

4. The Descent (2005)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

71 Metascore

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder

Votes: 187,918 | Gross: $26.02M

5. The Boy (2016)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

42 Metascore

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell, Jim Norton

Votes: 70,875 | Gross: $35.82M

6. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 544,916 | Gross: $126.48M

7. High Tension (2003)

R | 91 min | Horror

42 Metascore

Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Cécile de France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun

Votes: 63,966 | Gross: $3.68M

8. Revenge (II) (2017)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

81 Metascore

Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.

Director: Coralie Fargeat | Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchède

Votes: 29,177 | Gross: $0.10M

9. Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Horror

44 Metascore

The outback once more becomes a place of horror as another unwitting tourist becomes the prey for crazed, serial-killing pig-hunter Mick Taylor.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: John Jarratt, Ryan Corr, Shannon Ashlyn, Philippe Klaus

Votes: 16,225

10. Terrifier (2016)

Unrated | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

A maniacal clown terrorizes three young women on Halloween night and everyone else who stands in his way.

Director: Damien Leone | Stars: Jenna Kanell, Samantha Scaffidi, David Howard Thornton, Catherine Corcoran

Votes: 10,113

11. Saw (2004)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Leung

Votes: 357,542 | Gross: $56.00M

12. The Hallow (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror

65 Metascore

A family who moved into a remote mill house in Ireland finds themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.

Director: Corin Hardy | Stars: Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, Michael Smiley

Votes: 14,175 | Gross: $0.01M

13. The Head Hunter (2018)

72 min | Fantasy, Horror

A medieval warrior's gruesome collection of heads is missing only one - the monster that killed his daughter years ago.

Director: Jordan Downey | Stars: Christopher Rygh, Cora Kaufman

Votes: 3,252

14. Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Western

72 Metascore

In the dying days of the old west, an elderly sheriff and his posse set out to rescue their town's doctor from cannibalistic cave dwellers.

Director: S. Craig Zahler | Stars: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 74,276

15. The Ritual (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

57 Metascore

A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.

Director: David Bruckner | Stars: Rafe Spall, Arsher Ali, Robert James-Collier, Sam Troughton

Votes: 60,462

16. Downrange (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

42 Metascore

Stranded at the side of the road after a tire blowout, a group of friends become targets for an enigmatic sniper.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Kelly Connaire, Stephanie Pearson, Rod Hernandez, Anthony Kirlew

Votes: 3,671

17. Wrong Turn (I) (2003)

R | 84 min | Horror

32 Metascore

Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding."

Director: Rob Schmidt | Stars: Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Desmond Harrington

Votes: 102,742 | Gross: $15.42M

18. Pet (2016)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

48 Metascore

A man bumps into an old crush and holds her captive underneath the animal shelter where he works.

Director: Carles Torrens | Stars: Dominic Monaghan, Ksenia Solo, Jennette McCurdy, Da'Vone McDonald

Votes: 14,352 | Gross: $0.01M

19. The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

59 Metascore

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo, Joseph Salas

Votes: 110,534 | Gross: $55.12M

20. The Witch (2015)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

83 Metascore

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

Director: Robert Eggers | Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Julian Richings

Votes: 163,289 | Gross: $25.14M

21. Frontier(s) (2007)

Unrated | 108 min | Horror

44 Metascore

A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.

Director: Xavier Gens | Stars: Karina Testa, Aurélien Wiik, Patrick Ligardes, Samuel Le Bihan

Votes: 23,763

22. Storm Warning (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

A yuppie couple lost in a thick, brush-filled marsh seek refuge at an isolated farmhouse only to discover they've jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.

Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Nadia Farès, Robert Taylor, David Lyons, Mathew Wilkinson

Votes: 6,123

23. Timber Falls (2007)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

A weekend of camping in the mountains becomes an excursion into hell for a young couple, who become pawns in a grotesque plot hatched by deranged locals.

Director: Tony Giglio | Stars: Josh Randall, Brianna Brown, Nick Searcy, Beth Broderick

Votes: 5,606 | Gross: $0.05M

24. A Room to Die For (2017)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

When a broke young couple rent a room in an elderly couples London house it becomes apparent no one is what they really seem.

Director: Devanand Shanmugam | Stars: Loren Peta, Vas Blackwood, Jon Campling, Natalie Ann Parry

Votes: 316

25. Charlie's Farm (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

In an effort to do something different, four friends head into Australia's outback to explore Charlie's Farm, the site where a violent family met their end at the hands of an angry mob. ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Sun | Stars: Tara Reid, Nathan Jones, Bill Moseley, Kane Hodder

Votes: 2,865



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