Critical Condition's Obscure and Bizarre Films - Various Genres

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1. The Alien Factor (1978)

G | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A spaceship containing specimens for an intergalactic zoo crashes on Earth near a small back woods town. The specimens escape, and soon town folk are turning up mutilated. Very low budget ... See full summary »

Director: Don Dohler | Stars: Don Leifert, Tom Griffith, Richard Dyszel, Mary Mertens

Votes: 650

2. The American Scream (1988)

85 min | Comedy, Horror

Family vacationing in the mountains is terrorized by local wackos.

Director: Mitchell Linden | Stars: Pons Maar, Jennifer Darling, Matt Borlenghi, Riley Weston

Votes: 80

3. The Amityville Horror (2005)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

33 Metascore

Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.

Director: Andrew Douglas | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jimmy Bennett, Jesse James

Votes: 94,335 | Gross: $65.23M

4. Animal Instincts (1992 Video)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

A cop videotapes his wife having various sexual encounters to spruce up their marriage. However, they soon land in hot water when a mobster learns of their marital activities.

Director: Gregory Dark | Stars: Shannon Whirry, Maxwell Caulfield, Jan-Michael Vincent, Delia Sheppard

Votes: 1,179

5. Aquanoids (2003)

R | 78 min | Horror

On a small island off the California coast it's the Fourth of July and tourists are washing up dead in Babylon Bay, once again! In 1987, rumor has it that mysterious sea creatures called ... See full summary »

Director: Reinhart 'Rayteam' Peschke | Stars: Laura Nativo, Rhoda Jordan, Edwin Craig, Ike Gingrich

Votes: 426

6. The Attic Expeditions (2001)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Trevor is a young man who has been sentenced to a long stay in a mental hospital after brutally killing his girlfriend. However, the longer Trevor is in stir, the more he wonders if the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Kasten | Stars: Andras Jones, Seth Green, Jeffrey Combs, Wendy Robie

Votes: 1,508

7. Beyond Justice (1992)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A woman's ex-husband, who is the son of an Arab chieftain, kidnaps their teenage son and brings him back to Morocco, where the boy is to be made the leader of the tribe. The child's mother ... See full summary »

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Carol Alt, Omar Sharif, Elliott Gould

Votes: 443

8. The Black Crystal (1991 Video)

70 min | Action, Fantasy

Add a Plot

Director: Mike Conway | Stars: Lilly Brown, Mark Lang, Kerry Wallum

Votes: 13

9. The Black Room (1982)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

A serially unfaithful businessman rents a spare room from two siblings to use for his sexual conquests, unaware that they're serial killers who murder every woman he bring there.

Directors: Elly Kenner, Norman Thaddeus Vane | Stars: Stephen Knight, Cassandra Gava, Jimmy Stathis, Clara Perryman

Votes: 266

10. Black Roses (1988)

R | 90 min | Horror, Music

Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band.

Director: John Fasano | Stars: John Martin, Ken Swofford, Sal Viviano, Julie Adams

Votes: 993

11. Blood Frenzy (1987)

90 min | Horror

A maniac tries to kill off a group of teenagers on an encounter session in the desert.

Director: Hal Freeman | Stars: Wendy MacDonald, Tony Montero, Lisa Loring, Lisa Savage

Votes: 262

12. Blood Gnome (2004 Video)

R | 87 min | Horror

When Daniel, a crime scene investigator, discovers the truth behind a series of bizarre sex murders, no one believes him.

Director: John Lechago | Stars: Vinnie Bilancio, Melissa Pursley, Ri Walton, Julie Strain

Votes: 585

13. Camping del terrore (1986)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery

A group of teens are stalked and killed by a Shaman at a cursed camping site.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Bruce Penhall, Mimsy Farmer, David Hess, Luisa Maneri

Votes: 1,063

14. The Bog Creatures (2003)

R | 85 min | Horror

Five young adults venture into a bog to excavate some bodies. After a while they find that bodies that have been buried in the bog have risen from the dead and seek to pick them off one by one.

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen | Stars: Debbie Rochon, Leia Thompson, Joshua Park, Courtney Henggeler

Votes: 316

15. The Caller (1987)

97 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

One night, unusual stranger in need asks a woman living alone in a house in the woods if he can use her phone. It soon becomes clear that they're playing a strange mind game and that there's something very wrong about the woods.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Votes: 371

16. Captain America (1990)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin

Votes: 9,545

17. Captured Alive (1997)

R | 90 min | Action

Charter pilot Nick Baskin takes 5 strangers on a flight that is shot down. Taken by hillbillies in West Virginia, they are used to help transport toxic waste.

Director: Chris McIntyre | Stars: Dan Pinto, Dawn Lambing, Pat Morita, John Mouganis

Votes: 40

18. The Carrier (1988)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

The main character is stricken with a horrible disease, but it doesn't affect him. It spreads to every inamimate object that he touches, and then if another person touches the object, they ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan J. White | Stars: Gregory Fortescue, Stevie Lee, Steve Dixon, Paul Silverman

Votes: 298

19. Castle of Evil (1966)

Unrated | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The relatives of a recently deceased man named Kovac gather at is creepy mansion for the reading of the will. Before the will can be read, however, the relatives began to be murdered one by one.

Director: Francis D. Lyon | Stars: Scott Brady, Virginia Mayo, David Brian, Lisa Gaye

Votes: 197

20. The Cave (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

30 Metascore

Bloodthirsty creatures await a pack of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network.

Director: Bruce Hunt | Stars: Piper Perabo, Morris Chestnut, Cole Hauser, Eddie Cibrian

Votes: 31,278 | Gross: $15.01M

21. Cellar Dweller (1988)

R | 77 min | Fantasy, Horror

A comic book artist Whitney Taylor is doomed to repeat history in a most grotesque way when she unleashes a demon after drawing it..

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Debrah Farentino, Brian Robbins, Pamela Bellwood

Votes: 1,394

22. Cherry 2000 (1987)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In 2017, a successful businessman travels to the ends of the earth to find that the perfect woman is always under his nose. He hires a sexy renegade tracker to find an exact duplicate of his android wife.

Director: Steve De Jarnatt | Stars: Melanie Griffith, David Andrews, Pamela Gidley, Jennifer Balgobin

Votes: 7,493

23. The Crawlers (1993)

R | 91 min | Horror

People from a small town are attacked by evil radioactive tree roots growing in the forest.

Directors: Fabrizio Laurenti, Joe D'Amato | Stars: Mary Sellers, Jason Saucier, Bubba Reeves, Chelsi Stahr

Votes: 920

24. Cruel Jaws (1995 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A tiger shark bred by the Navy as a killing machine is wreaking havoc in the sleepy tourist town of Hampton Bay. In the meantime, the mafia is involved with sleazy real estate investments, ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: David Luther, George Barnes Jr., Scott Silveria, Kirsten Urso

Votes: 528

25. Curse of Bigfoot (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror

Original film was called "Teenagers Battle the Thing" made in 1958. Approximately 59 minutes.

Director: Dave Flocker | Stars: Bob Clymire, Jan Swihart, Bill Simonsen, Dennis Kottmeier

Votes: 454

26. Dangerous Game (1987)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A computer expert and his friends manage to disable a department store's security system so they can rob it, but once inside they find themselves stalked by a killer.

Directors: Stephen Hopkins, David Lewis | Stars: Miles Buchanan, Marcus Graham, Steven Grives, Kathryn Walker

Votes: 239

27. The Dark (1993)

R | 87 min | Horror

Something is alive beneath the surface of the graveyard. Something with the power to destroy and the power to heal. One man, a cop, is determined to kill this mysterious creature. Another, ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Pryce | Stars: Stephen McHattie, Scott Wickware, Brion James, Desmond Campbell

Votes: 662

28. Dark Harvest (2004 Video)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

A group of teenagers go to an inherited family farm, only to be attacked by a killer scarecrow.

Director: Paul Moore | Stars: Don Digiulio, Jeanie Cheek, Jennifer Leigh, B.W. York

Votes: 772

29. Dead & Breakfast (2004)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

34 Metascore

A night at a local bed and breakfast turns into a bloody supernatural fight to the death.

Director: Matthew Leutwyler | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Erik Palladino, Bianca Lawson, Oz Perkins

Votes: 5,503

30. Deadly Eyes (1982)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Contaminated grain breeds overgrown, killer rats in this Golden Harvest production. Dachshunds were dressed up as rats for the special effects.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Sam Groom, Sara Botsford, Scatman Crothers, Cec Linder

Votes: 917

31. Deadly Intruder (1985)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

A serial killer escapes from a mental hospital and hides out in a small town. A local cop must catch him before he starts on another killing spree.

Director: John McCauley | Stars: Chris Holder, Molly Cheek, Tony Crupi, Danny Bonaduce

Votes: 161

32. Deadly Sunday (1982)

105 min

A family on vacation stops at a roadside restaurant where a gang of criminals are holding the employees hostage. When one of the hostages tries to enlist their help, the family is added to ... See full summary »

Director: Donald M. Jones | Stars: Dennis Ely, Henry G. Sanders, Gyl Roland, Douglas Alexander

Votes: 37

33. Dead Meat (2004)

R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

An infection spreads from slaughtered animals to humans, which causes the dead to rise and feed on the living.

Director: Conor McMahon | Stars: Marian Araujo, David Muyllaert, Eoin Whelan, David Ryan

Votes: 2,068

34. Death Promise (1977)

R | 95 min | Action

An apartment dweller goes on a search-and-destroy mission to kill the ruthless landlords who murdered his father.

Director: Robert Warmflash | Stars: Charles Bonet, Speedy Leacock, Bill Louie, Thompson Kao Kang

Votes: 246

35. Death Row Diner (1988)

Unrated | 68 min | Horror

A wealthy Hollywood tycoon is framed for murder and sent to the electric chair without the customary last dinner. Years layer his comes back looking for revenge, and he's hungry.

Director: D3 | Stars: John Henry Richardson, Michelle Bauer, John Content, Salvatore Richichi

Votes: 80

36. Savage Encounter (1980)

79 min | Thriller

After his traumatized wife is raped in the countryside by two bums, a husband hunts the men responsible.

Director: Bernard Buys | Stars: John Parsonson, Lieb Bester, Tessa Ziegler, Marcel van Heerden

Votes: 30

37. Demonstone (1990)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

Two U.S. Marine investigators looking into a series of grisly murders in Manila discover that the crimes are tied to an amulet with a 400-year-old curse on it that has unleashed supernatural forces. There's also a woman.

Director: Andrew Prowse | Stars: R. Lee Ermey, Jan-Michael Vincent, Nancy Everhard, Peter Brown

Votes: 119

38. Desert Kickboxer (1992)

R | 86 min | Action, Drama, Western

A native American hero helps a couple fighting a group of crooks who plan to steal their money.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: John Newton, Paul L. Smith, Judie Aronson, Frankie Avina

Votes: 169

39. Doctor Mordrid (1992)

R | 74 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

An unspeakable evil has come into our dimension and wants to rule over Earth, and only a mysterious sorceror known as Doctor Mordrid can stop him.

Directors: Albert Band, Charles Band | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Yvette Nipar, Jay Acovone, Keith Coulouris

Votes: 1,027

40. Dolls (1987)

R | 77 min | Fantasy, Horror

A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers and their haunted collection of dolls.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Carrie Lorraine, Guy Rolfe

Votes: 7,416

41. Drive In Massacre (1976)

R | 74 min | Horror, Mystery

Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.

Director: Stu Segall | Stars: John F. Goff, Steve Vincent, Douglas Gudbye, Verkina Flower

Votes: 1,218

42. Dust Devil (1992)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker.

Director: Richard Stanley | Stars: Robert John Burke, Chelsea Field, Zakes Mokae, John Matshikiza

Votes: 3,867

43. Ed Gein (2000)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

42 Metascore

The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides.

Director: Chuck Parello | Stars: Steve Railsback, Carrie Snodgress, Carol Mansell, Sally Champlin

Votes: 4,666 | Gross: $0.01M

44. Elves (1989)

PG-13 | 89 min | Horror

A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil Nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Mandel | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Julie Austin, Deanna Lund, Borah Silver

Votes: 882

45. Eaten Alive! (1980)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Horror

A young woman teams up with an adventurer to find her missing sister in the jungles of New Guinea and they stumble upon a religious cult led by a deranged preacher whom has located his commune in an area inhabited by cannibals.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Robert Kerman, Janet Agren, Ivan Rassimov, Paola Senatore

Votes: 2,904

46. Incident at Raven's Gate (1988)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking ... See full summary »

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Steven Vidler, Celine O'Leary, Ritchie Singer, Vincent Gil

Votes: 398

47. Baby Blood (1990)

R | 82 min | Horror

When a strange creature crawls into a woman's uterus she becomes a killer in order to feed the tiny terror growing within her.

Director: Alain Robak | Stars: Emmanuelle Escourrou, Christian Sinniger, Jean-François Gallotte, Roselyne Geslot

Votes: 1,206

48. Like Father, Like Son (1974)

Unrated | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Mimi Miceli Jr. is, the son of a Mafia don who was exiled back to Sicily. He wants to get back into the family business and transplant it from New York to Hollywood. After the kidnapping ... See full summary »

Director: Duke Mitchell | Stars: Duke Mitchell, Vic Caesar, Lorenzo Dodo, Louis Zito

Votes: 579

49. Exterminator 2 (1984)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.

Director: Mark Buntzman | Stars: Robert Ginty, Mario Van Peebles, Deborah Geffner, Frankie Faison

Votes: 1,582 | Gross: $3.74M

50. Fall Down Dead (2007)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller