Classic Horror

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1. Strange Confession (1945)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A scientist who is working on a cure for influenza is victimized by his unscrupulous boss, who releases the vaccine before it's ready, resulting in the death of the scientist's young son.

Director: John Hoffman | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Brenda Joyce, J. Carrol Naish, Milburn Stone

Votes: 359

2. Man Made Monster (1941)

Passed | 59 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A mad scientist turns a man into an electrically-controlled monster to do his bidding.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Lon Chaney Jr., Anne Nagel, Frank Albertson

Votes: 1,074

3. The Mummy's Tomb (1942)

Passed | 61 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A high priest travels to America with a living mummy to kill those who had desecrated the tomb of an Egyptian princess thirty years earlier.

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Dick Foran, John Hubbard, Elyse Knox

Votes: 2,405

4. Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

Approved | 74 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

After being awakened, Larry Talbot chips Frankenstein's Monster out of a block of ice. When Talbot changes to the Wolf Man, the two creatures battle each other.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Ilona Massey, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 6,944

5. Dead Man's Eyes (1944)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When an artist is blinded, his fiancée's father offers an operation to restore his sight. When the benefactor suddenly dies, the artist becomes a suspect.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Jean Parker, Paul Kelly, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 513

6. Weird Woman (1944)

Passed | 63 min | Horror, Mystery

While on a South Seas trip, a professor falls in love and marries an exotic native woman. What he doesn't know is that she was raised by superstitious natives who believe her to be some ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Anne Gwynne, Evelyn Ankers, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 663

7. The Black Castle (1952)

Unrated | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Richard Greene, Boris Karloff, Stephen McNally, Rita Corday

Votes: 900

8. The Haunted Palace (1963)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr., Frank Maxwell

Votes: 5,194

9. What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)

M | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An aging widow hides a deadly secret which she will do anything to keep buried.

Directors: Lee H. Katzin, Bernard Girard | Stars: Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller

Votes: 1,844

10. Scream of Fear (1961)

Approved | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.

Director: Seth Holt | Stars: Susan Strasberg, Ann Todd, Ronald Lewis, Christopher Lee

Votes: 3,316

11. Paranoiac (1963)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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: 2,152

12. Madame Sin (1972)

Not Rated | 75 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

A CIA agent is used as a pawn in an insane woman's plan to steal a Polaris submarine.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Bette Davis, Robert Wagner, Denholm Elliott, Gordon Jackson

Votes: 744

13. The House by the Cemetery (1981)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

A New England home is terrorized by a series of murders, unbeknownst to the guests that a gruesome secret is hiding in the basement.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni, Giovanni Frezza

Votes: 11,147

14. The Screaming Woman (1972 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 73 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A wealthy former mental patient goes home to her estate to rest and recuperate. While walking the grounds one day she hears the screams of a woman coming from underneath the ground who has ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Ed Nelson, Laraine Stephens, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 446

15. The Ghost Train (1941)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

High jinks and chills ensue when a group of people become stranded at an isolated station and a legendary phantom train approaches.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Kathleen Harrison, Peter Murray-Hill

Votes: 1,226

16. The Crimson Cult (1968)

R | 87 min | Horror

When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming, and his niece more demonstrably so, ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Mark Eden, Barbara Steele

Votes: 1,763

17. Not of This Earth (1957)

Approved | 67 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Paul Birch, Beverly Garland, Morgan Jones, William Roerick

Votes: 1,332

18. Prison (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

47 Metascore

The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison's new governor.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Lane Smith, Viggo Mortensen, Chelsea Field, Lincoln Kilpatrick

Votes: 3,497 | Gross: $0.35M

19. TerrorVision (1986)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Diane Franklin, Mary Woronov, Gerrit Graham, Chad Allen

Votes: 5,627 | Gross: $0.32M

20. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

When a prestigious doctor takes on the task of studying a deformed gentlemen known as "the Elephant Man", he finds that the man is quite personable and intelligent.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Votes: 201,446

21. Freaks (1932)

Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, Horror

80 Metascore

A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 38,466

22. The Psychic (1977)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

A clairvoyant woman discovers a skeleton in a wall in her husband's house, and seeks to find the truth about what happened to the victim.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gabriele Ferzetti, Marc Porel, Gianni Garko

Votes: 3,508

23. Secret Beyond the Door... (1947)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

When a lovely woman and her new husband settle in an ancient mansion on the East coast, she discovers that he may want to kill her.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 3,938

24. The Night Walker (1964)

Passed | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Judi Meredith, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 1,500

25. Chamber of Horrors (1966)

Unrated | 80 min | Horror

A one-handed madman (he lost the hand while escaping a hanging) uses various detachable devices as murder weapons to gain revenge on those he believes have wronged him.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Patrick O'Neal, Cesare Danova, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Laura Devon

Votes: 746

26. The Devil-Doll (1936)

Passed | 78 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

An escaped convict uses miniaturized humans to wreak vengeance on those that framed him.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton, Rafaela Ottiano

Votes: 3,341

27. Experiment in Terror (1962)

Not Rated | 123 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A man with an asthmatic voice telephones bank clerk Kelly Sherwood at home and coerces her into helping him steal a large sum from her bank.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Glenn Ford, Lee Remick, Stefanie Powers, Roy Poole

Votes: 3,864

28. Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

42 Metascore

Spoof of 1960s Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960s Malibu, becomes "Chicklet", the first girl surfer at ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lee King | Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Nicholas Brendon, Thomas Gibson, Kimberley Davies

Votes: 5,199 | Gross: $0.27M

29. Toolbox Murders (2004)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades, but when renovations start, a series of murders take place.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Angela Bettis, Brent Roam, Marco Rodríguez, Rance Howard

Votes: 7,440

30. The Toolbox Murders (1978)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A ski-masked maniac kills apartment complex tenants with the contents of a toolbox.

Director: Dennis Donnelly | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Pamelyn Ferdin, Wesley Eure, Nicolas Beauvy

Votes: 3,030

31. Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006– )

480 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories.

Stars: Robert Mammone, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tom Berenger, Kim Delaney

Votes: 4,419

32. The Strangler (1964)

Approved | 89 min | Horror

An overweight lab technician with low self esteem, brought on by his dominant mother, becomes a serial killer of female nurses.

Director: Burt Topper | Stars: Victor Buono, David McLean, Diane Sayer, Davey Davison

Votes: 582

33. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Passed | 117 min | Drama, Romance

In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 9,561 | Gross: $3.27M

34. Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)

GP | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A cleaver-wielding bridal designer murders various young brides-to-be in an attempt to unlock a repressed childhood trauma concerning the death of his mother.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Stephen Forsyth, Dagmar Lassander, Laura Betti, Jesús Puente

Votes: 2,948

35. The Video Dead (1987 Video)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

A family takes delivery of a new television set, unaware that it is the gateway by which killer zombies enter the world.

Director: Robert Scott | Stars: Michael St. Michaels, Thaddeus Golas, Douglass Bell, Al Millan

Votes: 3,010

36. Night of Terror (1972 TV Movie)

Unrated | 73 min | Thriller

A hired killer hunts down a schoolteacher to get something she has. She doesn't know what it is, but he's already killed twice to get it.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Martin Balsam, Catherine Burns, Chuck Connors, Donna Mills

Votes: 179

37. Crowhaven Farm (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Horror

A young couple inherits a farm. Hoping that the rural location might help to patch up their strained marriage, they move into it, only to be confronted by the supernatural forces that inhabit it.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Hope Lange, Paul Burke, Lloyd Bochner, John Carradine

Votes: 671

38. Pretty Poison (1968)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

When a mentally disturbed young man tells a pretty girl that he's a secret agent, she believes him, and murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Noel Black | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, Beverly Garland, John Randolph

Votes: 2,967

39. Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Peter Carter meets official resistance when he finds his 9 year old daughter has been the victim of the pedophile patriarch of the town's most powerful family.

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Gwen Watford, Patrick Allen, Felix Aylmer, Niall MacGinnis

Votes: 916

40. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

46 Metascore

A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Campbell Scott

Votes: 111,423 | Gross: $75.07M

41. Don't Hang Up (1974)

PG | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

In this horror movie, a dutiful grand-daughter goes home to take care of her elderly grandmother. Once there, she finds herself trapped inside the house with a homicidal maniac.

Director: S.F. Brownrigg | Stars: Susan Bracken, Larry O'Dwyer, Gene Ross, James N. Harrell

Votes: 452

42. The Pyx (1973)

R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller, Crime

A detective investigating the death of a heroin-addicted prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil cult.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Karen Black, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pilon, Jean-Louis Roux

Votes: 692

43. Bug (1975)

PG | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, Richard Gilliland, Jamie Smith-Jackson

Votes: 1,751 | Gross: $3.60M

44. 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: 5,063 | Gross: $1.06M

45. The Old Dark House (1932)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 7,763 | Gross: $0.03M

46. Mirror Mirror (1990)

R | 104 min | Horror, Thriller

A teenage girl begins receiving black magic power through an antique mirror that drips blood, not realizing the mirror is controlled by demonic forces.

Director: Marina Sargenti | Stars: Karen Black, Yvonne De Carlo, William Sanderson, Rainbow Harvest

Votes: 1,161

47. The Children (2008)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents.

Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Eva Birthistle, Stephen Campbell Moore, Jeremy Sheffield, Rachel Shelley

Votes: 16,242



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