The 24 Best Horror Movies of 1997

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1). The Cure (1997)

Score: 7.87/10 IMDB: 7.4/10 Trailer
A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of…
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Stars: Tarô Suwa, Tarô Suwa, Denden, Ren Osugi, Makoto Togashi

2). Funny Games (1997)

Score: 7.03/10 IMDB: 7.6/10 Trailer
Two seemingly well-educated young men, who call each other Paul and Peter among other names, approach a family on vacation.…
Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering, Stefan Clapczynski

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

Score: 6.45/10 IMDB: 6.3/10 Trailer Review
This movie is based somewhat more authentically on the Grimm Brothers' story of a young woman who is unliked by…
Director: Michael Cohn
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill, Andrew Tiernan, Brian Glover, Chris Bauer

4). Scream 2 (1997)

Score: 6.19/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer Review
Two years after the events of Scream, Sidney Prescott and Randy are attending Windsor college. They are trying to get…
Director: Wes Craven
Stars: David Warner, Matthew Lillard, Roger Jackson, Liev Schreiber, Wes Craven

5). The Ugly (1997)

Score: 6.12/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer Review
Simon is a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.…
Director: Scott Reynolds
Stars: Tim Barlow, John Steemson, Steve Hall, Sara Pivac, Scott Wills

6). Alien: Resurrection (1997)

Score: 6/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer Review
The saga continues 200 years after Ripley sacrificed herself for the sake of humanity. Her erstwhile employers long gone, this…
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Stars: Ron Perlman, Brad Dourif, Tom Woodruff Jr., Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder

7). The Manson Family (1997)

Score: 5.97/10 IMDB: 5.5/10 Trailer
If you think you know the story of the Manson Family, you are dead wrong. On a ranch outside of…
Director: Jim Van Bebber
Stars: Tony Brown, Geoff Burkman, Darrin Brown, Rob Jones, Tina Martin

8). Ghosts (1997)

Score: 5.97/10 IMDB: 7.7/10 Trailer
The story tells of a small town that is very much bothered by a very strange and weird man living…
Director: Stan Winston
Stars: Michael Gregory, Coco Leigh, Michael Jackson, Jason Yribar, Amy Smallman

9). Mimic (1997)

Score: 5.54/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer Review
A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan…
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Doug Jones, Julian Richings, Greg Bronson, Charles S. Dutton, Josh Brolin

10). Under Wraps (1997)

Score: 5.47/10 IMDB: 6.6/10
A comedy-adventure in which three twelve-year-olds have a close encounter with a 3,000-year-old mummy. Marshall, Gilbert and Amy accidentally set…
Director: Greg Beeman
Stars: Bill Fagerbakke, Tom Virtue, Ed Lauter, Robert Bailey Jr., Adam Wylie

11). Event Horizon (1997)

Score: 5.22/10 IMDB: 6.7/10 Trailer Review
In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon".…
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee, Joely Richardson

12). Two Orphan Vampires (1997)

Score: 5.17/10 IMDB: 5.3/10 Trailer
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Director: Jean Rollin
Stars: Frederique Haymann, Martin Snaric, Anissa Berkani-Rohmer, Karoline Wolfzram, Michel Franck

13). Campfire Tales (1997)

Score: 5.16/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
A group of teens, stranded in the woods after a car accident, entertain themselves by telling classic horror stories. What…
Directors: David Semel, Matt Cooper, Martin Kunert
Stars: James Marsden, Amy Smart, Ron Livingston, Christine Taylor, Stewart J. Zully

14). The Wax Mask (1997)

Score: 5.07/10 IMDB: 5.7/10 Trailer
Paris, 1900: a couple are horribly murdered by a masked man with a metal claw who rips their hearts out.…
Director: Sergio Stivaletti
Stars: Rosa Pianeta, Omero Capanna, Goffredo Unger, Sonia Topazio, Luca Memé

15). Vampire Journals (1997)

Score: 5.07/10 IMDB: 5.7/10 Trailer
A 19th century vampire stalks a more powerful vampire lord in his quest to gain revenge over the death of…
Director: Ted Nicolaou
Stars: Constantin Barbulescu, Gelu Nitu, Starr Andreeff, David Gunn, Bogdan Voda

16). Isle of Darkness (1997)

Score: 5.06/10 IMDB: 5.1/10
Julie is a young and newly qualified teacher from Copenhagen, Denmark. Fed up with her unfaithful boyfriend and big city…
Director: Trygve Allister Diesen
Stars: Terje Strømdahl, Iselin Nordenhoug, Sofie Gråbøl, Mikaela Jønsson, Morten Kirkskov

17). Premutos - Der gefallene Engel (1997)

Score: 4.98/10 IMDB: 5.5/10 Trailer
Premutos is the first of the fallen Angels, even before Lucifer. His Goal is to rule the world, the living…
Director: Olaf Ittenbach
Stars: Katharina Nädelin, Wolfgang Hartl, Alfons Sigllechner, Nelly Stacey, Milosch Fürst

18). The Night Flier (1997)

Score: 4.9/10 IMDB: 6.0/10 Trailer Review
Two investigative reporters for a tabloid magazine track down across country "The Night Flier", a serial killer who travels by…
Director: Mark Pavia
Stars: Miguel Ferrer, John Bennes, Jim Grimshaw, William Neely, Richard K. Olsen

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

Score: 4.87/10 IMDB: 5.7/10 Trailer Review
After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim's body into the…
Director: Jim Gillespie
Stars: Muse Watson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, John Bennes, Anne Heche, J. Don Ferguson

20). Hideous (1997)

Score: 4.87/10 IMDB: 4.8/10 Trailer Review
A group of rival collectors of severely deformed freakish human beings and the FBI agents that are investigating them must…
Director: Charles Band
Stars: Mircea Constantinescu, Mel Johnson Jr., Andrew Johnston, Jacqueline Lovell, Michael Citriniti

21). Aberration (1997)

Score: 4.83/10 IMDB: 4.7/10 Trailer
A nature field researcher is investigating the strange extinction of small animals and insects in the area, which indicates that…
Director: Tim Boxell
Stars: Norman Forsey, Pamela Gidley, Simon Bossell, Valeriy Nikolaev, Helen Moulder

22). The Creeps (1997)

Score: 4.6/10 IMDB: 4.3/10 Trailer
Mad scientist brings Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and Frankenstein's Monster to life... but there's a problem and they end…
Director: Charles Band
Stars: Phil Fondacaro, Rhonda Griffin, J.W. Perra, Jon Simanton, Joe Smith

23). Quicksilver Highway (1997)

Score: 4.59/10 IMDB: 4.9/10 Trailer Review
This film is actually two one hour stories, the first based on a Stephen King story called the "Chattery Teeth"…
Director: Mick Garris
Stars: Kevin Grevioux, Veronica Cartwright, Matt Frewer, Mick Garris, William Knight

24). Anaconda (1997)

Score: 4.44/10 IMDB: 4.7/10 Trailer Review
When a documentary crew traveling through the Amazon jungle, picks up a stranded man, they are unaware of the trouble…
Director: Luis Llosa
Stars: Frank Welker, Danny Trejo, Kari Wuhrer, Jon Voight, Jonathan Hyde

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24 List of 1997 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 1997

Looking for the best 1997 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1997 are "The Cure (1997), Funny Games (1997), Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997), Scream 2 (1997), and The Ugly (1997)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1997 is The Cure (1997) scoring 7.87/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 8,150 votes for this movie. Starring in The Cure (1997) is Tarô Suwa, Tarô Suwa, Denden, Ren Osugi, and Makoto Togashi. Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1997 best horror film which was remarkable.The Cure (1997) is in Horror, Thriller, Mystery, and Crime movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1997 The next best 1997 horror movie is Funny Games (1997) with a score of 7.03/10 stars. Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering, and Stefan Clapczynski star in "Funny Games (1997)". Funny Games (1997) is directed by Michael Haneke and has over 53,950 IMDB votes. You can find Funny Games (1997) in Horror, Thriller, Drama, and Crime movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1997, and we hope you enjoy the 36 movies on our list of good 1997 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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