With Synapse Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Suspiria (1977)

R | 92 min | Horror

7.5
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79 Metascore

An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé

Votes: 64,401

2. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.2
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A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.

Director: Joseph Green | Stars: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna, Adele Lamont

Votes: 5,445

3. Frankenhooker (1990)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

6.1
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A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, Patty Mullen, J.J. Clark

Votes: 7,667 | Gross: $0.21M

4. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

1.9
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A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo.

Director: Harold P. Warren | Stars: Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Adelson, Harold P. Warren

Votes: 33,186

5. Phenomena (1985)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

6.9
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57 Metascore

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: 19,935

6. Prom Night (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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45 Metascore

At a high school senior prom, a masked killer stalks four teenagers who were responsible for the accidental death of a classmate six years previously.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin

Votes: 12,888 | Gross: $14.80M

7. Tenebre (1982)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo

Votes: 17,488

8. Demons (1985)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

6.7
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A group of random people are invited to a screening of a mysterious movie, only to find themselves trapped in the theater with ravenous demons.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny, Fiore Argento

Votes: 17,388

9. Brain Damage (1988)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

6.7
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One morning, a young man wakes to find that a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but demands human victims in return.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald, Jennifer Lowry, Theo Barnes

Votes: 7,744

10. Maniac Cop (1988)

R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.0
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A killer dressed in a police uniform begins murdering innocent people on the streets of New York City.

Director: William Lustig | Stars: Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 11,986 | Gross: $0.67M

11. Street Trash (1987)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

6.1
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A liquor store owner sells alcoholic beverages to homeless people, unaware of what the bottles actually contain: toxic brew.

Director: James M. Muro | Stars: Mike Lackey, Bill Chepil, Vic Noto, Mark Sferrazza

Votes: 7,739

12. Hot Dog... The Movie (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

4.9
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39 Metascore

Harkin Banks heads to skiing championships in California. A teen runaway tags along as he parties and competes with friends and foes.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: David Naughton, Patrick Houser, Tracy Smith, John Patrick Reger

Votes: 2,705 | Gross: $20.31M

13. Intruder (1989)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

Director: Scott Spiegel | Stars: Elizabeth Cox, Renée Estevez, Dan Hicks, David Byrnes

Votes: 6,197

14. The Exterminator (1980)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York City. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York City into a great war zone, and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.

Director: James Glickenhaus | Stars: Robert Ginty, Samantha Eggar, Christopher George, Steve James

Votes: 4,416

15. Red Scorpion (1988)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure

5.1
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A Soviet Special Forces soldier is sent on a mission to infiltrate an African rebel army and assassinate its leader, but the war machine they trained starts to think for himself.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 7,510 | Gross: $4.19M

16. Triumph of the Will (1935)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann, Martin Bormann

Votes: 13,495

17. Curtains (1983)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

Director: Richard Ciupka | Stars: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson, Anne Ditchburn

Votes: 3,244

18. Popcorn (1991)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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A murderer begins killing off teenagers at a horror movie marathon they have organized in an abandoned theater.

Directors: Mark Herrier, Alan Ormsby | Stars: Jill Schoelen, Tom Villard, Dee Wallace, Derek Rydall

Votes: 3,310 | Gross: $4.21M

19. Twins of Evil (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.6
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A religious sect led by Gustav Weil hunts all women suspected of witchcraft, killing a number of innocent victims. Young Katy, Gustav's niece, will involve herself in a devilish cult, and become an instrument of Justice in the region.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Peter Cushing, Dennis Price, Mary Collinson, Madeleine Collinson

Votes: 3,865

20. Hammer House of Horror (1980)

54 min | Horror

7.8
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This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts, and other supernatural wonders.

Stars: Nicholas Ball, Anna Calder-Marshall, Christopher Cazenove, Peter Cushing

Votes: 1,175

21. Vampyros Lesbos (1971)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Horror

5.5
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An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Soledad Miranda, Dennis Price, Paul Muller, Ewa Strömberg

Votes: 3,824

22. Chained Heat (1983)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.9
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Linda Blair plays Carol, a young woman who must serve 18 months in prison after killing a man (by accident). The prison turns out to be brimming with decadence, corruption and sleaze, where... See full summary »

Director: Paul Nicholas | Stars: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Sybil Danning, Tamara Dobson

Votes: 1,876 | Gross: $6.15M

23. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

Votes: 17,015

24. Bloody Birthday (1981)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Three children are born at the height of an eclipse of the sun. Ten years later, they begin to murder the people around them - even their family members.

Director: Ed Hunt | Stars: Lori Lethin, Melinda Cordell, Julie Brown, Joe Penny

Votes: 3,344

25. Basket Case 2 (1990)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

5.4
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Duane and his basket-bound mutant brother are taken in by a secret home for wayward freaks with journalists hot on their tail.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Judy Grafe, Annie Ross, Heather Rattray

Votes: 3,836

26. Sorceress (1995)

R | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

3.5
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This is another look at the occult as inspired by Roger Corman and his view of the dark side. Jealous witch Erica uses her powers to influence her unwitting husband Larry and his colleagues, who all work for a big law firm.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Linda Blair, Edward Albert, Julie Strain, Michael Parks

Votes: 760

27. Sie tötete in Ekstase (1971)

Unrated | 73 min | Horror

5.9
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A young doctor kills himself after a medical committee terminates his research into human embryos, considering it too inhumane. His wife then seeks revenge on those who drove her husband to... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Soledad Miranda, Fred Williams, Paul Muller, Howard Vernon

Votes: 1,301

28. Diary of a Rape (1971)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Young Lena is trapped in a complex situation of sex and lies.

Director: Gustav Wiklund | Stars: Christina Lindberg, Heinz Hopf, Björn Adelly, Siv Ericks

Votes: 595

29. Blue Sunshine (1977)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. But could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD called Blue Sunshine the murderers took ten years before?

Director: Jeff Lieberman | Stars: Zalman King, Deborah Winters, Mark Goddard, Robert Walden

Votes: 2,199

30. Basket Case 3 (1991)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

4.6
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Duane recovers from his delusional breakdown to find his freakish basket-bound brother Belial will soon become a father. But not everything is joyous as the once tight knit brothers no longer seem to trust each other.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Annie Ross, Gil Roper, Dan Biggers

Votes: 2,695

31. Christmas Evil (1980)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.

Director: Lewis Jackson | Stars: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Andy Fenwick

Votes: 4,127

32. Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973)

104 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute.

Director: Bo Arne Vibenius | Stars: Christina Lindberg, Heinz Hopf, Despina Tomazani, Per-Axel Arosenius

Votes: 6,119

33. The Kindred (1987)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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A geneticist takes his assistants to his old family home to locate the deadly product of his late mother's revolutionary research into rapid human evolution - his monstrous tentacled baby brother - before a mad scientist gets to him first.

Directors: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow | Stars: Rod Steiger, Kim Hunter, David Allen Brooks, Amanda Pays

Votes: 1,456 | Gross: $2.41M

34. Patrick (1978)

PG | 96 min | Horror

6.1
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A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar, Bruce Barry

Votes: 2,422

35. Long Weekend (1978)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Director: Colin Eggleston | Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen, Roy Day

Votes: 3,292

36. The Nail Gun Massacre (1985 Video)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

3.9
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After a young girl is gang raped by a crew of construction workers, someone starts killing off members of the group with a nail gun.

Directors: Bill Leslie, Terry Lofton | Stars: Rocky Patterson, Ron Queen, Beau Leland, Michelle Meyer

Votes: 1,320

37. Vampire Circus (1972)

PG | 84 min | Horror

6.5
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As the plague sweeps the countryside, a quarantined village is visited by a mysterious traveling circus. Soon, young children begin to disappear, and the locals suspect the circus troupe might be hiding a horrifying secret.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters, Anthony Higgins, John Moulder-Brown

Votes: 3,048

38. The Deadly Spawn (1983)

R | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Alien creatures invade a small town and four teenagers, along with a young boy, attempt to escape from them.

Director: Douglas McKeown | Stars: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter, Jean Tafler

Votes: 3,556

39. Stepfather II (1989)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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After escaping the insane asylum in which he was incarcerated, the Stepfather impersonates a marriage counselor and manages to win over a patient and her young son.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Terry O'Quinn, Meg Foster, Caroline Williams, Jonathan Brandis

Votes: 2,928 | Gross: $1.52M

40. Deadbeat at Dawn (1988)

Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Crime

6.9
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After one too many encounters with The Spiders (a rival gang), The Ravens' leader's girlfriend tells him to quit the gang or it's Splitsville. He does so, but the leader of The Spiders is ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Van Bebber | Stars: Paul Harper, Jim Van Bebber, Megan Murphy, Ric Walker

Votes: 1,202

41. Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror

6.7
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After escaping from an insane asylum, a medical student assumes the identity of a mysterious dead man, who appeared to be his doppelganger, and gets lured to a sinister island ruled by a mad scientist and his malformed men.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Yukie Kagawa, Teruko Yumi, Mitsuko Aoi

Votes: 1,031

42. The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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Four college students are stalked by an unknown assailant while staying on campus over the Christmas holidays to help clear out a dormitory which is to be demolished.

Directors: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow | Stars: Laurie Lapinski, Stephen Sachs, David Snow, Pamela Holland

Votes: 1,414

43. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)

R | 83 min | Horror, Music

4.0
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At a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, a hopeful hair-metal band seeking inspiration to record their upcoming new LP will soon find themselves in a furious confrontation against the Prince of Darkness himself.

Director: John Fasano | Stars: Jon Mikl Thor, Jillian Peri, Frank Dietz, David Lane

Votes: 1,274

44. Harlequin (1980)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.3
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A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man. But his is nothing compared to the extraordinary power of the ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Robert Powell, David Hemmings, Carmen Duncan, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 971

45. Black Roses (1988)

R | 90 min | Horror, Music

4.7
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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: 1,084

46. Mosquito (1994)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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A violent massacre caused by human-sized mosquitoes forces the lone survivors to band together in a fight for survival as the mosquitoes continue their onslaught.

Director: Gary Jones | Stars: Gunnar Hansen, Ron Asheton, Steve Dixon, Rachel Loiselle

Votes: 1,898 | Gross: $0.99M

47. McBain (1991)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, War

4.7
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Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the oppressive El Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain... See full summary »

Director: James Glickenhaus | Stars: Christopher Walken, Maria Conchita Alonso, Michael Joseph DeSare, Chick Vennera

Votes: 1,408 | Gross: $0.46M

48. Strange Behavior (1981)

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

5.7
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A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Fiona Lewis

Votes: 1,264

49. Castle of Blood (1964)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

7.0
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A journalist takes a bet that he can spend the night in a haunted castle on All Hallow's Eve. During his stay, he bears witness to the castle's gruesome past coming to life before him, and falls in with a beautiful female ghost.

Directors: Sergio Corbucci, Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Barbara Steele, Georges Rivière, Margrete Robsahm, Arturo Dominici

Votes: 1,743

50. Les raisins de la mort (1978)

R | 85 min | Horror

6.2
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A young woman discovers that the pesticide being sprayed on vineyards is turning people into killer zombies.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Marie-Georges Pascal, Félix Marten, Serge Marquand, Mirella Rancelot

Votes: 1,840


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