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1. The X-Files (1993–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 195,205

2. Poltergeist (1982)

PG | 114 min | Horror, Thriller

7.3
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79 Metascore

A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 141,247 | Gross: $76.61M

3. Insidious (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye

Votes: 274,025 | Gross: $54.01M

4. Hellboy (2019)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.2
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31 Metascore

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane

Votes: 75,779 | Gross: $21.90M

5. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their great-uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic Gravity Falls, Oregon.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 69,150

6. Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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60 Metascore

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

Votes: 201,273 | Gross: $128.34M

7. Poltergeist (2015)

PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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47 Metascore

A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.

Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements, Saxon Sharbino

Votes: 54,513 | Gross: $47.43M

8. Dark Skies (2013)

PG-13 | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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50 Metascore

As the Barrett family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them, one which may have arrived from beyond the stars.

Director: Scott Stewart | Stars: Keri Russell, Jake Brennan, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo

Votes: 70,161 | Gross: $17.41M

9. Queen of the Damned (2002)

R | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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30 Metascore

In this loose sequel to Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), the vampire Lestat becomes a rock star whose music wakes up the equally beautiful and monstrous queen of all vampires.

Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: Aaliyah, Stuart Townsend, Marguerite Moreau, Vincent Perez

Votes: 51,928 | Gross: $30.34M

10. Grave Encounters (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

6.1
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33 Metascore

For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true.

Directors: Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz, The Vicious Brothers | Stars: Ben Wilkinson, Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko, Merwin Mondesir

Votes: 51,915

11. Terrified (2017)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

6.5
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When strange events occur in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, a doctor specializing in the paranormal, her colleague, and an ex police officer decide to investigate further.

Director: Demián Rugna | Stars: Maximiliano Ghione, Norberto Gonzalo, Elvira Onetto, George L. Lewis

Votes: 10,552

12. The Awakening (I) (2011)

R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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53 Metascore

In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves.

Director: Nick Murphy | Stars: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Lucy Cohu

Votes: 62,684

13. The Real Ghostbusters (1986–1991)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.6
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The continuing adventures of the staff of the ghost removal service.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker, Arsenio Hall

Votes: 8,461

14. Ghostwatch (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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The BBC gives over a whole evening to an 'investigation into the supernatural'. Four respected presenters and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind 'The most haunted house in ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Manning | Stars: Michael Parkinson, Sarah Greene, Mike Smith, Craig Charles

Votes: 3,306

15. Invader ZIM (2001–2006)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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An alien named Zim from the planet Irk is sent on a secret mission to conquer Earth, not realising that his leaders were just trying to get rid of him and hoped that he would die. Once there, Zim manages to disguise himself as a human child, but one boy named Dib sees through his disguise.

Stars: Andy Berman, Richard Steven Horvitz, Rikki Simons, Melissa Fahn

Votes: 19,250

16. Baywatch Nights (1995–1997)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.8
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Baywatch veteran Mitch Buchannon moonlights as a P.I. with his two friends Garner and Ryan. In season 2, Diamont replaces Garner, and Mitch's cases suddenly take a hard turn towards supernatural horror.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Angie Harmon, Eddie Cibrian, Donna D'Errico

Votes: 1,258

17. Camp Cold Brook (2018)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

4.8
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A paranormal team sets to check out an abandoned summer camp where a mass murder had taken place decades previous.

Director: Andy Palmer | Stars: Danielle Harris, Chad Michael Murray, Courtney Gains, Michael Eric Reid

Votes: 859

18. The Ghost Busters (1975)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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Two guys and their pet gorilla hunt spooks.

Stars: Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Bob Burns, Richard Balin

Votes: 341

19. Extreme Ghostbusters (1997)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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Several years after the events of the original show and the movies, Dr. Egon Spengler agrees to help a group of his young students re-form the Ghostbusters under his mentorship.

Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Tara Strong, Pat Musick, Jason Marsden

Votes: 2,645

20. The Others (2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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A young female college student who can see ghosts joins a team of friends from various age groups and walks of life who use their psychic abilities to investigate cases involving ghosts, demons and other entities from 'the other side.'

Stars: Julianne Nicholson, Gabriel Macht, Missy Crider, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 640

21. Dark Tower (1989)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.2
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The construction of a skyscraper is being haunted by a ghost.

Directors: Freddie Francis, Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Jenny Agutter, Carol Lynley, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 543

22. Cry of the Werewolf (1944)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.4
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A young woman raised by gypsies hides a deadly secret which she will do anything to protect.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Nina Foch, Stephen Crane, Osa Massen, Blanche Yurka

Votes: 807

23. Special Unit 2 (2001–2002)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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Detectives Kate Benson and Nick O'Malley from a secret Chicago P.D. unit solve violent crimes committed by mythological creatures aka 'Links' while trying to hide the Links existence from the general public.

Stars: Michael Landes, Alexondra Lee, Richard Gant, Danny Woodburn

Votes: 1,507

24. Pale Blood (1990)

R | 93 min | Horror

4.8
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A vampire arrives in Los Angeles to investigate a recent series of murders which bear the hallmarks of vampire attacks. Wanting to track down the murderer, he hires a private investigator who herself is obsessed with vampire mythology.

Directors: V.V. Dachin Hsu, Michael W. Leighton | Stars: George Chakiris, Wings Hauser, Pamela Ludwig, Diana Frank

Votes: 423

25. Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus (2019 TV Movie)

TV-Y7-FV | 71 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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ZIM discovers his almighty leaders never had any intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in himself for the first time in his life, which is the big break his human nemesis, Dib has been waiting for.

Directors: Hae Young Jung, Young Kyun Park, Jhonen Vasquez | Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Rikki Simons, Andy Berman, Melissa Fahn

Votes: 4,638

26. Ghost Ship (1952)

Approved | 74 min | Horror

5.5
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A luxury ship is haunted by the ghosts of a crew that had disappeared off the ship years before.

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Dermot Walsh, Hazel Court, Hugh Burden, John Robinson

Votes: 421

27. Night of the Ghouls (1959)

Unrated | 69 min | Horror

3.7
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A phony spiritualist raises the dead.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Kenne Duncan, Duke Moore, Tor Johnson, Valda Hansen

Votes: 2,164

28. Borley Rectory (2017)

75 min | Animation

5.7
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Borley Rectory is an animated documentary chronicling what came to be known as 'The most haunted house in England'. The legends attached to the rectory at Borley and famed paranormal ... See full summary »

Director: Ashley Thorpe | Stars: Jonathan Rigby, Reece Shearsmith, Annabel Bates, Claire Louise Amias

Votes: 188

29. The Dead Room (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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When a terrified family flees a desolate southern New Zealand farmhouse, two cynical scientists and a young psychic are sent to investigate their claims of a haunting. There they encounter ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Stutter | Stars: Jed Brophy, Jeffrey Thomas, Laura Petersen, Carolyn McLaughlin

Votes: 2,909

30. Help! My House Is Haunted (2018– )

60 min | History, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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A team of paranormal experts travel the UK looking into instances of paranormal activity in the homes of ordinary people.

Stars: Chris Fleming, Barri Ghai, Jayne Harris, Ian Shaw

Votes: 123

31. The Skeptic (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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31 Metascore

A lawyer who doesn't believe in ghosts is haunted after moving into a family mansion.

Director: Tennyson Bardwell | Stars: Tim Daly, Tom Arnold, Zoe Saldana, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 3,951 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Past Life (2010)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.5
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Dr. Kate McGinn and her partner Price Whatley, a former NYPD homicide detective, solve the mysteries of their client's past lives to help them fix the problems in their current one.

Stars: Kelli Giddish, Nic Bishop, Richard Schiff, Ravi Patel

Votes: 394

33. The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006 TV Short)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.8
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A Civil War-era secret agent with an extraordinary special power serves under president Abraham Lincoln protecting America from supernatural foes. Unsold animated TV pilot adapted from a short comic book from the creator of Hellboy.

Director: Chris Prynoski | Stars: Paul Giamatti, David Hyde Pierce, Patton Oswalt, Corey Burton

Votes: 1,891

34. The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre (1964 TV Movie)

80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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Terrified of being buried alive by mistake, a woman puts a phone in her crypt to be able to call home if she needs help. She dies and nothing happens. One day, the phone suddenly rings. Paranormal investigator Nelson Orion (Martin Landau) is brought in.

Director: Joseph Stefano | Stars: Martin Landau, Judith Anderson, Diane Baker, Tom Simcox

Votes: 184

35. Ghost Storm (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.6
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An action packed chase led by Hal and Ashley to save the people on this small island from a strange electrical storm which is led by angry souls from a mass suicide looking for revenge.

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Carlos Bernard, Crystal Allen, Cindy Busby, Kacey Rohl

Votes: 749

36. Goober and the Ghost Chasers (1973–1975)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Mystery

6.4
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A dog, able to become temporarily invisible, and his human companions investigate mysteries involving the paranormal.

Stars: Paul Winchell, Jo Ann Harris, Ronnie Schell, Jerry Dexter

Votes: 127

37. Vampires (1986)

80 min | Horror

4.7
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The students at a private art school are unaware that the school's headmistress is secretly using a machine to extract the life energy from young girls there.

Director: Len Anthony | Stars: Duane Jones, Jackie James, John Bly, Robin Michaels

Votes: 51

38. The Incredible Genie (1999)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

3.6
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Simon is a brainy but bashful 13-year-old who could use a best friend. But when he finally finds one, it turns out to be a 4000-year-old genie whose wish-granting skills need a serious ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Cassini | Stars: Matt Koruba, Stacie Randall, Biff Manard, George Miserlis

Votes: 124

39. Teenage Space Vampires (1999)

PG | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

2.5
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Bill, a high school student and avid horror movie fan, witnesses a UFO flying over his town. When the ship lands the next day, Bill and a team from SETI discover that the alien is a strange... See full summary »

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Robin Dunne, Mac Fyfe, James Kee, Lindy Booth

Votes: 489

40. Beyond Reality (1991–1993)

TV-G | 30 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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University parapsychologists Laura Wingate and J.J. Stillman investigate reports of ghosts, out-of-body experiences, telekinesis and other unexplained phenomena that occur in ordinary people's lives. Young Celia later joins them.

Stars: Shari Belafonte, Carl Marotte, Nicole de Boer, David Nerman

Votes: 100

41. Ghost Radar (2021)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Pre-production

While searching for ghosts and spirits who come with love and light, Zoey and her team begin to encounter a dark and eerie presence.

Director: Joe Hammerstone | Stars: Joe Hammerstone, Scarlett O'Shaughnessy, Casey Lee McIntosh

42. Unexplained: Caught on Camera (2019– )

60 min | Documentary

5.7
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Clip show featuring remarkable, terrifying and unexplained camera footage. With first-hand accounts from those who captured the images and analysis from experts.

Stars: Chris French, Barri Ghai, Jayne Harris, Sandy Lakdar

Votes: 13

43. The Shades (II) (2019)

Horror, Thriller

6.7
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Two U.S. ecologists travel to a remote town in South America to investigate what appears to be unnatural decay of the environment. They soon discover the cause is a horrific curse that's been haunting the lands for centuries.

Directors: Jeff Sun, Rodrigo Mattos | Stars: Rodrigo Mattos, Nicole Alexandra Lvova, Sarah Hess, Andrea Camponovo

Votes: 36

44. Chasing the Devil (2014)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror

5.0
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Patrick McCord doesn't accept the explanation of his sister's mysterious death as suicide, and instead teams up with a team of paranormal investigators to delve deeper into the inexplicable... See full summary »

Director: Mark Haber | Stars: Tim Phillipps, Vivan Dugré, Chris Yule, Cory Knauf

Votes: 586

45. The Duxorcist (1987)

G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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Daffy is a professional paranormal investigator come to help a possessed damsel in distress.

Directors: Greg Ford, Terry Lennon | Stars: Mel Blanc, B.J. Ward

Votes: 273

46. Thriller Restaurant the Movie (2010)

100 min | Animation, Horror

5.7
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At the spooky western styled mansion turned restaurant "Thriller Restaurant," Kuroka and Ryu disappear. After their disappearance others start to disappear at the restaurant. Rumors soon ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Masumi Asano, Ayame Gôriki, Hiroaki Hirata, Hairi Katagiri

Votes: 36

47. The Enfield Poltergeist (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary, Horror

6.6
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Director: Thomas O'Connell | Stars: Mary Rose Barrington, Douglas Bence, John Burcombe, Maurice Grosse

Votes: 9

48. DYLAN (2017– )

30 min | Comedy, Horror

8.3
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Inspired by Tiziano Sclavi's Dylan Dog, Dylan Dawn is a "Nightmare Investigator" who lives together with his eccentric assistant Bang and solves cases dealing with the paranormal.

Stars: Harry Baer, H.K. DeWitt, Ford Everett, Alberto Finadri

Votes: 47

49. Conversations with a Serial Killer (2008– )

45 min | Documentary, Crime

4.0
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A terrifying yet fascinating investigative journey into the lives, crimes and deaths of some of history's most villainous characters.

Stars: Bobby Marchesso, Julie MacDonald, Michael McDowell, Jeff Belanger

Votes: 50

50. The Sobbing Stone (2005)

Not Rated | 76 min | Mystery

1.4
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Science can't explain it. No one can. A seemingly ordinary stone has been brought to the attention of four of the best paranormal experts in the world. As the hours progress, they find out ... See full summary »

Director: Robert G. Christie | Stars: Kevin Mayberry, Natalie Hultman, Shirlethea Tanya Holmes, Ben Irvin

Votes: 322



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