Top 50 Best Horror Movies of All Time!

In our list of the best horror movies we have Alien, Psycho, Aliens, The Shining & Diabolique. The top movie is Alien scoring a weighted score of 8.8/10 stars. The second best horror movie is Psycho scoring a weighted score of 9.3/10 stars. These are the best horror films voted by and fans. We hope you enjoy the 2420 movies in our list of the best horror movies ever.


1). Alien (1979)

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8.83/10 8.5/10 Trailer Review
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In the distant future, the crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up…
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton
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2). Psycho (1960)

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9.3/10 8.5/10 Trailer Review
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Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover…
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Virginia Gregg, Vera Miles, Martin Balsam
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3). Aliens (1986)

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8.9/10 8.4/10 Trailer Review
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57 years after Ellen Ripley had a close encounter with the reptilian alien creature from the first movie, she is…
Director: James Cameron
Stars: Lance Henriksen, Tom Woodruff Jr., Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Daniel Kash
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4). The Shining (1980)

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7.77/10 8.4/10 Trailer Review
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Signing a contract, Jack Torrance, a normal writer and former teacher agrees to take care of a hotel which has…
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Barry Dennen, Burnell Tucker, Derek Lyons, David Baxt
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5). Diabolique (1955)

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8.8/10 8.1/10 Trailer
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The wife and mistress of a sad**tic boarding school headmaster plot to kill him. They drown him in the bathtub…
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Pierre Larquey, Jacques Varennes, Jean Brochard, Georges Poujouly, Paul Meurisse
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6). The Thing (1982)

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7.37/10 8.1/10 Trailer Review
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A US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research…
Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Kurt Russell, Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Keith David, Norbert Weisser
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7). Rosemary's Baby (1968)

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9.17/10 8.0/10 Trailer Review
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Desirous of starting a family, the young Catholic housewife, Rosemary Woodhouse, and her struggling actor husband, Guy, move into the…
Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Rutanya Alda, Fritzi Jane Courtney, Ralph Bellamy, Phil Leeds, Max Wagner
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8). Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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8.13/10 8.0/10 Trailer Review
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Following the events of Night of the Living Dead (1968), we follow the exploits of four survivors of the expanding…
Director: George A. Romero
Stars: Tom Savini, Ken Foree, David Early, George A. Romero, Christine Forrest
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9). The Exorcist (1973)

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8.27/10 8.0/10 Trailer Review
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A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old…
Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Max von Sydow, Eileen Dietz, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, John Mahon
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10). Frankenstein (1931)

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8.95/10 7.9/10 Trailer Review
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Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He succeeds and…
Director: James Whale
Stars: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Jack Curtis, William Dyer, Marilyn Harris
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11). Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

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8.95/10 7.9/10 Trailer
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Dr. Frankenstein and his monster both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr. Frankenstein wants to…
Director: James Whale
Stars: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Jack Curtis, Reginald Barlow, Marilyn Harris
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12). King Kong (1933)

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8.9/10 7.9/10 Trailer Review
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Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find…
Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Stars: Victor Wong, Tom Quinn, John Collins, Reginald Barlow, Nim Nixon
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13). Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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8.8/10 7.9/10 Trailer Review
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Barbra and Johnny visit their father's grave in a remote cemetery when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbra…
Director: George A. Romero
Stars: George A. Romero, Robert Harvey, Bill Cardille, Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille, Vincent D. Survinski
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14). The Innocents (1961)

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8.75/10 7.9/10 Trailer
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In Victorian England, the uncle of orphaned niece Flora and nephew Miles hires Miss Giddens as governess to raise the…
Director: Jack Clayton
Stars: Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave, Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Martin Stephens
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15). Freaks (1932)

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8.65/10 7.9/10 Trailer
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A circus trapeze artist, Cleopatra, takes an interest in Hans, a midget who works in the circus sideshow. Her interest…
Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Angelo Rossitto, Frances O'Connor, Roscoe Ates, Olga Roderick, Albert Conti
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16). Shaun of the Dead (2004)

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8.23/10 7.9/10 Trailer Review
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Shaun doesn't have a very good day, so he decides to turn his life around by getting his ex to…
Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy, Martin Freeman, Michael Smiley, Peter Serafinowicz
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17). Repulsion (1965)

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8.97/10 7.8/10 Trailer
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In London, Belgian immigrant Carol Ledoux shares an apartment with her older sister Helen, and works as a manicurist at…
Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Aileen Lewis, Lewis Alexander, Hugh Futcher, Helen Fraser, Imogen Graham
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18). The Unknown (1927)

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8.9/10 7.8/10 Trailer
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Alonzo is an armless knife thrower and gun shooter for a circus---or so he appears. He is actually a criminal…
Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Louise Emmons, Joan Crawford, John George, Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry
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19). Evil Dead II (1987)

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8.17/10 7.8/10 Trailer Review
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Ashley Williams travels to a secluded cabin in the woods with his girlfriend Linda where they find a tape recording…
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Ted Raimi, Greg Nicotero, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi
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20). Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

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8.93/10 7.8/10 Trailer
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Dr. Miles Bennell returns to his small town practice to find several of his patients suffering the paranoid delusion that…
Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Robert Osterloh, Dabbs Greer, Carolyn Jones, Beatrice Maude
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21). Halloween (1978)

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8.43/10 7.8/10 Trailer Review
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The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year…
Director: John Carpenter
Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Carpenter, P.J. Soles, Nancy Stephens
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22). Wait Until Dark (1967)

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8.47/10 7.8/10 Trailer
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Susy was recently blinded and recently married. Susy's husband, Sam, is asked to hold a doll for a woman he…
Director: Terence Young
Stars: Alan Arkin, Bill Walters, Richard Crenna, Gary Morgan, Robby Benson
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23). The Night Stalker (1972)

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8.2/10 7.8/10 Trailer
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Carl Kolchak is a newspaper reporter with an abrasive personality that has gotten him fired ten times from various big-city…
Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Virginia Gregg, Elisha Cook Jr., Monty O'Grady, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland
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24). Predator (1987)

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6.77/10 7.8/10 Trailer Review
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A team of special force ops, led by a tough but fair soldier, Major "Dutch" Schaefer, are ordered to assist…
Director: John McTiernan
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Henry Kingi, Peter Cullen, Kevin Peter Hall
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25). The Invisible Man (1933)

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8.85/10 7.7/10 Trailer
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Working in Dr. Cranley's laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments.…
Director: James Whale
Stars: Harry Stubbs, Claude Rains, Forrester Harvey, Dwight Frye, Ted Billings
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26). Get Out (2017)

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8.67/10 7.7/10 Trailer Review
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Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's…
Director: Jordan Peele
Stars: Stephen Root, Keegan-Michael Key, Caleb Landry Jones, Jack Teague, Geraldine Singer
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27). Dead of Night (1945)

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8.7/10 7.7/10 Trailer
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Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in…
Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden …
Stars: Miles Malleson, Judy Kelly, Peggy Bryan, Allan Jeayes, Mervyn Johns
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28). The Birds (1963)

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Melanie Daniels is the modern rich socialite, part of the jet-set who always gets what she wants. When lawyer Mitch…
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Veronica Cartwright, Alfred Hitchcock, Dal McKennon, Tippi Hedren, Lonny Chapman
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29). Peeping Tom (1960)

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Mark Lewis, works as a focus puller in a British film studio. On his off hours, he supplies a local…
Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Paddi Edwards, Miles Malleson, John Chappell, John Dunbar, Frank Singuineau
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30). Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

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Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men…
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Sam Harris, Eric Wilton, Pat Harmon, Boyd Irwin, Tempe Pigott
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31). The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

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8.4/10 7.7/10 Trailer
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Scott Carey and his wife Louise are sunning themselves on their cabin cruiser, the small craft adrift on a calm…
Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: William Schallert, Billy Curtis, Regis Parton, Charles Perry, Chet Brandenburg
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32). Zombieland (2009)

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8/10 7.7/10 Trailer Review
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Searching for family. In the early twenty-first century, zombies have taken over America. A shy and inexperienced college student in…
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Stars: Abigail Breslin, Ernie Hudson, Amber Heard, Bill Murray, Ashley Lambert
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33). Climax (2018)

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8.33/10 7.7/10 Trailer
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In the mid 1990's, 20 French urban dancers join together for a three-day rehearsal in a closed-down boarding school located…
Director: Gaspar Noé
Stars: Sofia Boutella, Sarah Belala, Ashley Biscette, Kiddy Smile, Romain Guillermic
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34). The Night Strangler (1973)

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8.15/10 7.7/10
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Reporter Carl Kolchak is now in Seattle, Washington, trying to solve the mystery of several strangulations that recur every few…
Director: Dan Curtis
Stars: Virginia Peters, Bob Harks, George DiCenzo, Bill Clark, Simon Oakland
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35). Santa Sangre (1989)

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8.1/10 7.7/10 Trailer
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A young man -- starving, nearly catatonic and barely responsive -- is confined in a sanitarium. He is taken on…
Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Stars: Brontis Jodorowsky, Joaquín García Vargas, Guy Stockwell, Teo Tapia, Héctor Ortega
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36). Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

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7.03/10 7.7/10 Trailer Review
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It is many thousand years in the future. Vampires once ruled the night but have seen their numbers reduced by…
Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: John DiMaggio, Wendee Lee, John DeMita, Alex Fernandez, Ichirô Nagai
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37). Night of the Demon (1957)

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Dr. John Holden ventures to London to attend a paranormal psychology symposium with the intention to expose devil cult leader…
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Peter Elliott, Rosamund Greenwood, Niall MacGinnis, John Harvey, Charles Lloyd Pack
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38). What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

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8.27/10 7.6/10 Trailer Review
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Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) - three flatmates who are just…
Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
Stars: Ben Fransham, Adolf Hitler, Aaron Jackson, Christopher Winchester, Simon McArthur
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39). A Quiet Place (2018)

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8.43/10 7.6/10 Trailer
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Two parents do what it takes to keep their children safe in a world full of creatures hunting every sound…
Director: John Krasinski
Stars: Emily Blunt, Doris McCarthy, Rhoda Pell, Leon Russom, John Krasinski
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40). Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

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Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula's castle to sell him a house in Wismar where Jonathan lives. But…
Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Dan van Husen, Klaus Kinski, Werner Herzog, Attila Árpa, Attila C. Arpa
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41). The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

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In 1886, in the Victorian London, the corrupt Lord Henry Wotton meets the pure Dorian Gray posing for talented painter…
Director: Albert Lewin
Stars: Angelo Rossitto, Will Patton, Sam Harris, Angela Lansbury, Tom Costello
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42). Dracula (1931)

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8.35/10 7.6/10 Trailer
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After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferral of…
Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Edward Van Sloan, Dwight Frye, Moon Carroll, Geraldine Dvorak
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43). The Wicker Man (1973)

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8.43/10 7.6/10 Trailer
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On Sunday, April 29, 1973, Sergeant Neil Howie with the West Highland Constabulary flies solo to Summerisle off the coast…
Director: Robin Hardy
Stars: Christopher Lee, John Hallam, Jennifer Martin, Roy Boyd, Aubrey Morris
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44). An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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Two American college students are on a walking tour of Britain and are attacked by a werewolf. One is killed,…
Director: John Landis
Stars: Frank Oz, John Landis, Harry Fielder, Jenny Agutter, David Schofield
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45). Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

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8.2/10 7.6/10 Trailer
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The world of freight handlers Wilbur Grey and Chick Young is turned upside down when the remains of Frankenstein's monster…
Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Bradstreet, George Barton
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46). 28 Days Later... (2002)

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7.87/10 7.6/10 Trailer Review
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Animal activists invade a laboratory with the intention of releasing chimpanzees that are undergoing experimentation, infected by a virus -a…
Director: Danny Boyle
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Paul Kasey, Leo Bill, Noah Huntley
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47). The Haunting (1963)

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7.9/10 7.6/10 Trailer
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Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid…
Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Paul Maxwell, Richard Johnson, Julie Harris, Howard Lang, Verina Greenlaw
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48). The Omen (1976)

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7.47/10 7.6/10 Trailer Review
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Robert and Katherine Thorn seem to have it all. They are happily married and he is the US Ambassador to…
Director: Richard Donner
Stars: David Warner, Michael Byrne, Burnell Tucker, Bill Reimbold, Nicholas Campbell
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49). Upgrade (2018)

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7.63/10 7.6/10 Trailer
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Director/writer Leigh Whannell presents a vision of a Utopian future where technology is supremely ubiquitous. In that future, technophobe Grey…
Director: Leigh Whannell
Stars: Christopher Kirby, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael M. Foster, Betty Gabriel, Arthur Angel
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50). Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

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7.5/10 7.6/10 Trailer Review
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Two lovable hillbillies are headed to their "fixer-upper" vacation cabin to drink some beer, do some fishin', and have a…
Director: Eli Craig
Stars: Chelan Simmons, Jesse Moss, Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden
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