Horror/Dark Cinema Films I Own: P

by bertramsharp | created - 31 Aug 2013 | updated - 23 Oct 2013 | Public

This is a list of the horror/dark cinema films that I own of DVD or Blu-Ray that begin with the letter P. Some of these are horror/dark cinema by very, very loose interpretation.

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1. Pandorum (2009)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

28 Metascore

A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities.

Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue

Votes: 132,210 | Gross: $10.33M

2. Pandora's Box (1929)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Carl Goetz

Votes: 8,323 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

98 Metascore

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Votes: 540,360 | Gross: $37.63M

4. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood, Dick Clay

Votes: 12,593

5. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 TV Movie)

Unrated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime

The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Damien Wayne Echols, Melissa Byers, Norris Deajon, Tim Sullivan

Votes: 6,570

6. Paranoiac (1963)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Loosely based on Josephine Tey's "Brat Farrar;" a man long believed dead returns to the family estate to claim his inheritance.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Janette Scott, Oliver Reed, Sheila Burrell, Maurice Denham

Votes: 1,900

7. Paranormal Activity (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

Director: Oren Peli | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong

Votes: 200,862 | Gross: $107.92M

8. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

R | 91 min | Horror

53 Metascore

After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Molly Ephraim, David Bierend

Votes: 89,615 | Gross: $84.75M

9. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

R | 83 min | Horror

59 Metascore

In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Chloe Csengery, Jessica Tyler Brown, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Lauren Bittner

Votes: 82,844 | Gross: $104.01M

10. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

R | 88 min | Horror

40 Metascore

It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Stephen Dunham, Katie Featherston, Matt Shively, Brendon Eggertsen

Votes: 55,930 | Gross: $53.92M

11. Parasomnia (2008)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

A horror-thriller centered on a woman (Wilson) suffering from a medical condition that causes her to sleep her life away, waking briefly on rare occasions.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Sean Young, Patrick Kilpatrick, Dylan Purcell, Cherilyn Wilson

Votes: 2,094

12. Pathology (2008)

R | 95 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

55 Metascore

A group of medical students devise a deadly game: to see which one of them can commit the perfect murder.

Director: Marc Schölermann | Stars: Alyssa Milano, Milo Ventimiglia, Keir O'Donnell, Michael Weston

Votes: 28,629 | Gross: $0.11M

13. Patrick Still Lives (1980)

92 min | Horror

A bedridden psycho is able to receive evil "vibrations" from hardened criminals and use them for his telekinetic powers.

Director: Mario Landi | Stars: Sacha Pitoëff, Gianni Dei, Mariangela Giordano, Carmen Russo

Votes: 460

Patrick Still Lives

14. The Paul Lynde Halloween Special (1976 TV Special)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy

Witchipoo and the Wicked Witch of the West give Paul Lynde three wishes for Halloween. KISS performs three songs. Florence Henderson sings a disco version of "That Old Black Magic."

Director: Sid Smith | Stars: Paul Lynde, Tim Conway, Roz Kelly, Margaret Hamilton

Votes: 176

15. Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 225 min | Documentary

The life & times of the "Godfather of Gore" as seen through the eyes of his colleagues & peers.

Directors: Mike Baronas, Kit Gavin | Stars: Claudio Aliotti, Lucio Fulci, Adelaide Aste, Catriona MacColl

Votes: 49

16. The Pearl of Death (1944)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When a valuable pearl with a sinister reputation is stolen, Sherlock Holmes must investigate its link to a series of brutal murders.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Evelyn Ankers

Votes: 3,213

17. Peeping Tom (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer, Maxine Audley

Votes: 25,040 | Gross: $0.08M

18. The Penalty (1920)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A deformed criminal mastermind plans to loot the city of San Francisco as well as revenge himself on the doctor who mistakenly amputated his legs.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Charles Clary, Doris Pawn, Jim Mason, Lon Chaney

Votes: 1,658

19. Penance (I) (2009)

85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A young mother decides to become a stripper to earn some fast cash, only to find her worst nightmares are about to begin.

Director: Jake Kennedy | Stars: Marieh Delfino, Jason Connery, Michael Rooker, Graham McTavish

Votes: 928

20. Penny Dreadful (2006)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Young Penny goes on a retreat with her psychologist; the intention is to help her overcome her phobia, an intense fear of cars. Unexpected events find her in a nightmarish situation where her worst fears come true.

Director: Richard Brandes | Stars: Rachel Miner, Mimi Rogers, Chad Todhunter, Mickey Jones

Votes: 5,805

21. The People That Time Forgot (1977)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In 1919, a British expedition in the Antarctica region is searching for a lost American explorer and finds a hidden prehistoric world instead.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Patrick Wayne, Doug McClure, Sarah Douglas, Dana Gillespie

Votes: 2,328

22. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Votes: 37,398 | Gross: $0.11M

23. Perfect Creature (2006)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

The vampire myth is given a stylish 1960s treatment, where a human cop partners with a vampire cop to stop a vamp bent on creating a war between the two "separate but equal" races.

Director: Glenn Standring | Stars: Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows, Leo Gregory, Scott Wills

Votes: 4,927

24. A Perfect Getaway (2009)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant, Kiele Sanchez

Votes: 61,300 | Gross: $15.48M

25. The Perfect Host (2010)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

48 Metascore

An on-the-run convict looking for temporary cover finds it at the house of a very colorful character.

Director: Nick Tomnay | Stars: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker, Tyrees Allen

Votes: 22,514 | Gross: $0.05M

26. Perkins' 14 (2009)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

In the small town of Stone Cove, Maine, deputy sheriff Dwayne Hopper is on the night shift at the police station. He discovers that one of the prisoners in the holding cell is Ronald ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Singer | Stars: Patrick O'Kane, Richard Brake, Michale Graves, Mihaela Mihut

Votes: 2,007

27. Pervert! (2005)

Unrated | 81 min | Comedy, Horror

A word. What is the pervert? Sex freak, deranged degenerate, disturbed diabolical psychotic subversive embracer of things both erotic and erratic. What is to pervert? The twist of an object... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Yudis | Stars: Malik Carter, Sean Andrews, Tula, Mary Carey

Votes: 2,173

28. Pet Sematary (1989)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

38 Metascore

Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, Brad Greenquist

Votes: 73,570 | Gross: $57.47M

29. Phantasm (1979)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester

Votes: 26,501 | Gross: $11.99M

30. Phantasm II (1988)

R | 97 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

42 Metascore

Mike, now released from a psychiatric hospital, continues his journey to stop the evil Tall Man from his grim work.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: James Le Gros, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm, Paula Irvine

Votes: 11,233 | Gross: $7.28M

31. Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)

R | 91 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

Mike and Reggie continue to hunt the mysterious Tall Man, discovering along the way that the invasion has already begun.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: Reggie Bannister, A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Gloria Lynne Henry

Votes: 6,839

32. Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Mike travels through time and dimensions to find the Tall Man's origins.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury, Heidi Marnhout

Votes: 5,494

33. The Phantom (1931)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of people are stalked by a masked killer in an old mansion.

Director: Alan James | Stars: Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Allene Ray, Niles Welch, Tom O'Brien

Votes: 225

34. The Phantom Creeps (1939)

Approved | 265 min | Sci-Fi

A military intelligence officer and a pretty reporter try to find a scientist whose inventions can destroy the world.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Robert Kent, Dorothy Arnold, Edwin Stanley

Votes: 699

35. The Phantom Empire (1935)

Approved | 245 min | Action, Adventure, Music

When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried ... See full summary »

Directors: Otto Brower, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Gene Autry, Frankie Darro, Betsy King Ross, Dorothy Christy

Votes: 365

36. The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1955)

Passed | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An unusual radioactive rock on the sea bottom mutates the ocean life into a horrible monster. When charred, radioactive bodies begin to drift ashore a scientist and government agent ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Milner | Stars: Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen, Helene Stanton

Votes: 1,199

37. Phantom Killer (1942)

Approved | 61 min | Mystery, Romance

Well-known philanthropist and deaf-mute John G. Harrison is identified leaving the scene of several murders but evades successful prosecution as there are hundreds of witnesses who have ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury, John Hamilton, Warren Hymer

Votes: 99

38. Phantom of Chinatown (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Detective James Lee Wong is on the scene as archaeologist Dr. John Benton, recently returned from an expedition in China where a valuable ancient scroll was recovered, is murdered while giving a lecture on the expedition.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Keye Luke, Lotus Long, Grant Withers, Charles Miller

Votes: 367

39. The Phantom of 42nd Street (1945)

Approved | 58 min | Mystery

A theatre critic (Dave O'Brien) teams up with a cop (Jack Mulhall) to investigate the murder of a Broadway actor.

Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Dave O'Brien, Kay Aldridge, Alan Mowbray, Frank Jenks

Votes: 175

40. Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge (1989)

R | 91 min | Horror, Romance

A guy called Eric owns a huge house and some greedy people want to build a mall over it. So they get someone to burn down his house. Eric is badly burned but not dead, and a year later the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Friedman | Stars: Derek Rydall, Jonathan Goldsmith, Rob Estes, Pauly Shore

Votes: 569

41. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Votes: 13,974 | Gross: $0.72M

42. Phantom of the Opera (1943)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Music

A disfigured violinist haunts the Paris Opera House.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains, Edgar Barrier

Votes: 5,199

43. The Phantom of the Opera (1962)

Unrated | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Music

Terror strikes the London Opera House as a new opera is disrupted by the actions of a deformed specter of the show's past who has an obsession with one of the production's chorus girl.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Herbert Lom, Heather Sears, Edward de Souza, Thorley Walters

Votes: 2,291

44. The Phantom of the Opera (1989)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Music

A young soprano becomes the obsession of a horribly disfigured composer, who has plans for those who oppose him or the young singer.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, Alex Hyde-White, Bill Nighy

Votes: 3,189 | Gross: $3.95M

45. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

40 Metascore

A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. He kidnaps the soprano and forces the owners of the play to keep her as the lead role of the play.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 105,292 | Gross: $51.27M

46. The Phantom of the West (1931)

Passed | 172 min | Romance, Western

A young man's father is murdered and the man convicted of the crime escapes prison, leaving a note intimating that seven local men know the real killer's true identity. The murdered man's ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Tom Tyler, William Desmond, Tom Santschi, Dorothy Gulliver

Votes: 36

47. Phantom Ship (1935)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.

Director: Denison Clift | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Shirley Grey, Arthur Margetson, Edmund Willard

Votes: 560

48. Phase 7 (2010)

R | 95 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Inside a quarantined apartment building a man must protect his pregnant wife from his new neighbors.

Director: Nicolás Goldbart | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Jazmín Stuart, Yayo Guridi, Federico Luppi

Votes: 2,877

49. Phenomena (1985)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

Votes: 18,723

50. Pon (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2