My Favorite Horror Titles

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1. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

84 Metascore

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 414,536 | Gross: $176.04M

2. Us (2019)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

81 Metascore

A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker

Votes: 139,407 | Gross: $175.01M

3. The Babysitter (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

The events of one evening take an unexpected turn for the worst for a young boy trying to spy on his babysitter.

Director: McG | Stars: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, Hana Mae Lee

Votes: 47,982

4. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

66 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 793,112 | Gross: $44.02M

5. The Haunting of Hill House (2018– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

Stars: Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Victoria Pedretti, Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

Votes: 122,547

6. BioShock (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

In 1960, a lone survivor of a plane crash named Jack discovers an abandoned underwater utopia, only to find out that the mystery behind its creation is much more sinister than he first believed.

Director: Ken Levine | Stars: John Ahlin, Greg Baldwin, Jane Beller, Susanne Blakeslee

Votes: 15,348

7. Split (IX) (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

Votes: 368,487 | Gross: $138.29M

8. Mother! (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

75 Metascore

A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 161,172 | Gross: $17.80M

9. Hereditary (2018)

R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

87 Metascore

After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff

Votes: 165,661 | Gross: $44.07M

10. A Quiet Place (2018)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Votes: 317,007 | Gross: $188.02M

11. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

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

76 Metascore

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin

Votes: 264,025 | Gross: $71.90M

12. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999–2002)

TV-Y7 | 11 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The offbeat adventures of Courage, a cowardly dog who must overcome his own fears to heroically defend his unknowing farmer owners from all kinds of dangers, paranormal events and menaces that appear around their land.

Stars: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Peter Fernandez, Simon Prebble

Votes: 33,702

13. Metro: Last Light (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

Following the events of Metro 2033, Artyom, now an experienced ranger, confronted with guilt must go on a journey to face threats from outside the metro and within, as he finds out that he is humanity's last salvation for peace.

Director: Andrew Prokhorov | Stars: Aleksandr Vilkov, Aleksey Cherevatenko, Anatoliy Bogush, Anatoliy Zinovenko

Votes: 2,859

14. The Thing (1982)

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

57 Metascore

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 335,590 | Gross: $13.78M

15. Metro 2033 (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

Man has fallen, struggling to survive within Moscow's metro. In the face of a new mysterious threat young Artyom must leave his home station for the first time, making a dangerous journey to the legendary Polis to enlist their help.

Directors: Keith Arem, Andrew Prokhorov | Stars: Mark Ivanir, Yuri Lowenthal, Boris Kievsky, Ari Rubin

Votes: 2,888

16. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,149,941 | Gross: $130.74M

17. Life (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

54 Metascore

A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada

Votes: 185,768 | Gross: $30.23M

18. It (I) (2017)

R | 135 min | Horror

69 Metascore

In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis

Votes: 373,690 | Gross: $327.48M

19. Amnesia: The Dark Descent (2010 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

Daniel, a young man, awakes in a dreary castle with no memory of his past and discovers that he deliberately erased his memory and must travel through the dark halls to kill the evil baron Alexander.

Stars: Richard Topping, Sam A. Mowry, Bill Corkery, Eric Newsome

Votes: 1,427

20. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (2013 Video Game)

Horror

The year is 1899 Wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus awakes in his bed, wracked with fever and haunted by dreams of a dark and hellish engine. Tortured by visions of a disastrous expedition... See full summary »

Director: Dan Pinchbeck | Stars: Toby Longworth, Mark Roper, Zak Craig, Arron Pleitner

Votes: 477

21. Midsommar (I) (2019)

R | 147 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

73 Metascore

A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper

Votes: 31,772 | Gross: $25.83M

22. Hannibal (2013–2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 205,292

23. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 722,761 | Gross: $78.90M

24. BioShock 2 (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

In 1968, the first successfully-bonded Big Daddy is reawakened to save his Little Sister from the clutches of Rapture's new leader, Sofia Lamb.

Directors: Jordan Thomas, Michael Csurics | Stars: Fenella Woolgar, Doug Boyd, Anne Bobby, Sarah Bolger

Votes: 7,362

25. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 639,698 | Gross: $256.39M

26. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, and the apocalypse.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 251,851

27. Dead Space (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

Engineer Isaac Clarke and his crew get stranded on a large, abandoned mining ship. There, Clarke needs to repair the giant ship while battling nasty aliens and solving the mystery of what happened to the ship.

Director: Bret Robbins | Stars: Tonantzin Carmelo, J.G. Hertzler, Iyari Limon, Peter Mensah

Votes: 7,676

28. Dead Space 2 (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Set three years after the events of the first, Isaac Clarke's fight against a new Necromorph outbreak on the Sprawl, a space station above Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

Directors: Wright Bagwell, Andrew Boyd, Rick Dimond | Stars: Gunner Wright, Tanya Clarke, Sonita Henry, Curt Cornelius

Votes: 5,274



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