Most Voted Horror Feature Films Released 1997-01-01 to 1997-12-31


1. Alien: Resurrection (1997)

R | 109 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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63 Metascore

200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her battle against the aliens. Along with a crew of space pirates, Ripley must also prevent the deadly aliens from reaching Earth.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

Votes: 201,375 | Gross: $47.75M

2. Scream 2 (1997)

R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery

6.1
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63 Metascore

Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 138,722 | Gross: $101.36M

3. Event Horizon (1997)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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35 Metascore

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson

Votes: 137,357 | Gross: $26.67M

4. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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52 Metascore

Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.

Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche, Ryan Phillippe

Votes: 118,174 | Gross: $72.59M

5. Anaconda (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.7
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37 Metascore

A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz, Ice Cube

Votes: 83,616 | Gross: $65.89M

6. Spawn (1997)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror

5.2
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34 Metascore

An elite mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil.

Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé | Stars: Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo, Martin Sheen, Theresa Randle

Votes: 58,250 | Gross: $54.97M

7. Mimic (1997)

R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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55 Metascore

Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini

Votes: 41,308 | Gross: $25.48M

8. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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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: 38,713 | Gross: $0.11M

9. The Relic (1997)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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55 Metascore

A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James Whitmore

Votes: 21,470 | Gross: $33.96M

10. An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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31 Metascore

An American man unwittingly gets involved with French werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.

Director: Anthony Waller | Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy, Vince Vieluf, Phil Buckman

Votes: 20,908 | Gross: $26.57M

11. Nightwatch (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Anais Evans, Erich Anderson

Votes: 17,496 | Gross: $1.20M

12. Wishmaster (1997)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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A demonic djinn attempts to grant its owner three wishes, which will allow him to summon his brethren to Earth.

Director: Robert Kurtzman | Stars: Tammy Lauren, Andrew Divoff, Robert Englund, Chris Lemmon

Votes: 17,203 | Gross: $15.72M

13. Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)

R | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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In this dark take on the fairy tale, the growing hatred of a noblewoman, secretly a practitioner of the dark arts, for her stepdaughter, and the witch's horrifying attempts to kill her.

Director: Michael Cohn | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill, Gil Bellows, Taryn Davis

Votes: 8,970

14. The Night Flier (1997)

R | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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36 Metascore

A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.

Director: Mark Pavia | Stars: Miguel Ferrer, Julie Entwisle, Dan Monahan, Michael H. Moss

Votes: 8,275 | Gross: $0.13M

15. Cure (1997)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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70 Metascore

A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Anna Nakagawa

Votes: 7,862 | Gross: $0.09M

16. Perdita Durango (1997)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.3
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A psychotic criminal couple kidnaps a random teenage couple. The woman rapes the male captive, and lets him watch his lover being raped by the man. They then plan to sacrifice the couple.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem, Harley Cross, Aimee Graham

Votes: 7,131

17. Campfire Tales (1997)

R | 88 min | Horror

5.9
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A group of teens entertain themselves by telling an anthology of famous urban legends with a modern twist; including make-out-point, monsters, psychopaths, and ghosts.

Directors: Matt Cooper, Martin Kunert, David Semel | Stars: Jay R. Ferguson, Christine Taylor, Christopher Masterson, Kim Murphy

Votes: 3,332

18. The Manson Family (1997)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, History

5.5
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56 Metascore

A dramatization of the horrific and notorious Manson Family Murders, in the form of super 8 home movies.

Director: Jim Van Bebber | Stars: Marcelo Games, Marc Pitman, Leslie Orr, Maureen Allisse

Votes: 2,844 | Gross: $0.02M

19. The Ugly (1997)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.

Director: Scott Reynolds | Stars: Paolo Rotondo, Paul Glover, Chris Graham, Darien Takle

Votes: 2,714

20. Bleeders (1997)

R | 89 min | Horror

3.8
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A man travels to an island with his girlfriend in search of his relatives but he finds maybe more than what he wanted to know.

Director: Peter Svatek | Stars: Gillian Ferrabee, Pascal Gruselle, Roy Dupuis, Kristin Lehman

Votes: 2,409

21. Office Killer (1997)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

4.9
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A mousy office worker accidentally kills one of her coworkers, then proceeds to bump off a few others.

Director: Cindy Sherman | Stars: Carol Kane, Molly Ringwald, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Barbara Sukowa

Votes: 1,677 | Gross: $0.04M

22. The Wax Mask (1997)

Unrated | 98 min | Horror

5.7
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Paris, 1900: a couple are horribly murdered by a masked man with a metal claw who rips their hearts out. The sole survivor and witness to the massacre is a young girl. Twelve years later in... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Stivaletti | Stars: Robert Hossein, Romina Mondello, Riccardo Serventi Longhi, Gabriella Giorgelli

Votes: 1,452

23. The Eighteenth Angel (1997)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.9
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Mythology and religious dogma are slowly revealed when an attractive young woman is approached by a modeling agency that pulls her into an underworld of priests that are not Christian but ... See full summary »

Director: William Bindley | Stars: Christopher McDonald, Rachael Leigh Cook, Stanley Tucci, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 1,414

24. Premutos - Der gefallene Engel (1997)

106 min | Comedy, Horror

5.5
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Premutos is the first of the fallen Angels, even before Lucifer. His Goal is to rule the world, the living and the dead. His son should pave the way for him and appears arbitrary throughout... See full summary »

Director: Olaf Ittenbach | Stars: André Stryi, Christopher Stacey, Ella Wellmann, Anke Fabré

Votes: 1,333

25. Parasite Eve (1997)

120 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

5.8
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Toshiaki Nagashima is a biologist who is doing major research on mitochondria. When his beautiful young wife is tragically involved in a car accident which leaves her brain dead, in ... See full summary »

Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Stars: Hiroshi Mikami, Riona Hazuki, Tomoko Nakajima, Ayako Omura

Votes: 921

26. Breeders (1997)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.8
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An alien travels to Earth on a meteorite and mates with humans to preserve its species and destroy humanity.

Director: Paul Matthews | Stars: Todd Jensen, Samantha Womack, Oliver Tobias, Kadamba Simmons

Votes: 848

27. Aberration (1997)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Mutant lizards attack a woman on the run hiding out in a cabin in the woods.

Director: Tim Boxell | Stars: Pamela Gidley, Simon Bossell, Valeriy Nikolaev, Helen Moulder

Votes: 847

28. Black Circle Boys (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.0
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All-American Kyle is the newest initiate of the Black Circle Boys, an underworld society of gothic groupies whose primary interests are creating mayhem and studying the Occult. By the time ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Carnahan | Stars: Scott Bairstow, Eric Mabius, Tara Subkoff, Chad Lindberg

Votes: 820

29. Hideous! (1997)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

4.8
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A group of rival collectors of severely deformed freakish human beings and the FBI agents that are investigating them must battle against some of their collections which aren't as dead as ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Michael Citriniti, Rhonda Griffin, Mel Johnson Jr., Jacqueline Lovell

Votes: 725

30. Kichiku dai enkai (1997)

100 min | Drama, Horror

5.4
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While the leader is in jail, his leftist group is controlled by his girlfriend, but her leadership lacks conviction and perspective. When the leader commits suicide in prison, despair and ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuyoshi Kumakiri | Stars: Shigeru Bokuda, Sumiko Mikami, Shunsuke Sawada, Toshiyuki Sugihara

Votes: 560

31. Two Orphan Vampires (1997)

103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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A pair of teenage girls, who are blind by day, but when the sun goes down, they roam the streets to quench their thirst for blood.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Alexandra Pic, Isabelle Teboul, Bernard Charnacé, Natalie Perrey

Votes: 527

32. Deformed Monsters (1997)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.3
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Mad scientist brings Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and Frankenstein's Monster to life... but there's a problem and they end up three feet tall.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Rhonda Griffin, Justin Lauer, Bill Moynihan, Kristin Norton

Votes: 470

33. Ravager (1997)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A small passenger spaceship is forced to make a crash landing somewhere on a desolate territory on Earth. In search of some essential mineral the crew discovers a hidden stash of military ... See full summary »

Director: James D. Deck | Stars: Bruce Payne, Yancy Butler, Juliet Landau, Stanley Kamel

Votes: 469

34. The Nurse (1997)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.8
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A traumatized nurse plots revenge against a catatonic businessman, whom she blames for the death of her father. She integrates herself in to his family as his personal nurse and plots revenge by killing off his family members one by one.

Director: Robert Malenfant | Stars: Lisa Zane, Janet Gunn, John Stockwell, Michael Fairman

Votes: 467

35. Mørkets øy (1997)

83 min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery

5.1
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Julie is a young and newly qualified teacher from Copenhagen, Denmark. Fed up with her unfaithful boyfriend and big city life, she takes a job as a teacher on an idyllic island in southern ... See full summary »

Director: Trygve Allister Diesen | Stars: Sofie Gråbøl, Paul-Ottar Haga, Sina Langfeldt, Martin Slaatto

Votes: 465

36. An American Vampire Story (1997)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

2.5
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A group of friends go on a vacation with some new friends that turn out to be vampires, they hire a famous vampire killer to help them.

Director: Luis Esteban | Stars: Trevor Lissauer, Johnny Venocur, Adam West, Sydney Lassick

Votes: 450

37. Killers (1997)

R | 83 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

1.9
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The deal is simple. Buy the stolen drugs for almost nothing, sell them and make a bundle. For Ray and the others, it's the deal of their lives. For Heather, the rich girl, it's a ride on ... See full summary »

Director: David Michael Latt | Stars: Kim Little, Paul Logan, Scott Carson, Erica Ortega

Votes: 443

38. The Necro Files (1997)

Unrated | 72 min | Horror, Comedy

3.9
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A cannibal rapist rises from the grave as a flesh-eating zombie sex maniac! Two Seattle cops, a satanic cult and a flying demon fetus try to stop the lust-crazed ghoul before he can kill ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Jaissle | Stars: Steve Sheppard, Gary Browning, Christian Curmudgeon, Jason McGee

Votes: 414

39. Tender Flesh (1997)

Unrated | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

3.4
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A stripper and her sleazy boyfriend are invited by a wealthy woman and her lover to join them on her private island for a weekend of sex games in exchange for a large fee. When the couple ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Lina Romay, Monique Parent, Aldo Sambrell, Alain Petit

Votes: 371

40. Brácula. Condemor II (1997)

87 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

3.1
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After their adventures in Aquí llega Condemor (el Pecador de la Pradera) (1996), Condemor and Lucas take a ship to Europe, but it sinks, and they save themselves from being drowned by ... See full summary »

Director: Álvaro Sáenz de Heredia | Stars: Chiquito de la Calzada, Bigote Arrocet, Nadiuska, Javivi

Votes: 370

41. Asylum (I) (1997)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.0
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A private investigator, mentally disturbed by his father's suicide, goes undercover in a mental institution to discover the murderer of a friend who was a doctor at the clinic.

Director: James Seale | Stars: Robert Patrick, Karl Bury, Tom Poster, Deborah Worthing

Votes: 367

42. 99.9 (1997)

Unrated | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Lara, the host of a radio call-in show dealing in psychic phenomena, discovers that her estranged lover has been found dead in a small Spanish village. She learns that he was conducting ... See full summary »

Director: Agustí Villaronga | Stars: María Barranco, Terele Pávez, Ruth Gabriel, Ángel de Andrés López

Votes: 360

43. Eating Schoolgirls: Osaka Telephone Club (1997)

60 min | Horror

4.6
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Directed by Naoyuki Tomomatsu,"Eat the Schoolgirl" concerns two young adults who made a dirty work for a yakuza gang by making sadistic rape/snuff films. Both of them are sexually obsessed;... See full synopsis »

Director: Naoyuki Tomomatsu | Stars: Yuuki Fujita, Michiru Katô, Kozue Aoki, Shirô Misawa

Votes: 343

44. The Haunted Sea (1997)

R | 73 min | Action, Horror

3.2
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A mysterious ship is found adrift in mid-ocean without a crew. But this mystery is soon forgotten when Captain Ramsey, his two sexy first mates and the crew discover its precious cargo of ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Golden | Stars: Krista Allen, Don Stroud, Duane Whitaker, Jeff Phillips

Votes: 312

45. Hellblock 13 (1999)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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In a haunted death row cellblock, a deranged female serial killer reads a trio of twisted tales to her executioner.

Director: Paul Talbot | Stars: Gunnar Hansen, Debbie Rochon, Jon Miller, Brian Kelly

Votes: 293

46. Latin Boys Go to Hell (1997)

Unrated | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime

5.0
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A cute, openly gay latin boy's hormones go into overdrive when his hunky cousin (Angel) arrives for an extended stay. The two explore the young and sometimes dangerous gay scene in the ... See full summary »

Director: Ela Troyano | Stars: Irwin Ossa, John Bryant, Jenifer Lee Simard, Alexis Artiles

Votes: 275 | Gross: $0.10M

47. Bloodletting (1997)

89 min | Horror

4.3
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A young woman, fascinated with mass murderers, tracks down the world's most famous uncaught serial killer and becomes his apprentice; together they go on a killing spree.

Director: Matthew Jason Walsh | Stars: Ariauna Albright, James L. Edwards, Nina Angeloff, Randy Rupp

Votes: 275

48. Hung bou gai (1997)

87 min | Horror

6.5
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A mainland Chinese girl is, with her husband, a wanted criminal and they have to get to Hong Kong in order to stay alive and be free.

Director: Kan-Cheung Tsang | Stars: Moses Chan, Yiu-Cheung Lai, Man-Wai Wong, Chien-Lien Wu

Votes: 265

49. Armageddon (1997)

117 min | Fantasy, Action, Comedy

4.7
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Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Andy Lau, Michelle Reis, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Claudia Lau

Votes: 260

50. Upyr (1997)

72 min | Horror

6.8
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A Russian town is terrorized by a monstrous vampire, named Upyr. Upyr turns everyone into a slave, then kills. Even the Russian Mafia boss is killed, and others are in fear, because Upyr ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Vinokurov | Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Nikolay Lavrov, Igor Shibanov, Lyudmila Varfolomeeva

Votes: 236



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