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1. Session 9 (2001)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery

58 Metascore

Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle, Josh Lucas

Votes: 56,720 | Gross: $0.38M

2. Dead End (I) (2003)

R | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.

Directors: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa | Stars: Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Mick Cain, Alexandra Holden

Votes: 27,545

3. Housebound (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

76 Metascore

A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking.

Director: Gerard Johnstone | Stars: Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Ross Harper

Votes: 33,154

4. The People Under the Stairs (1991)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

57 Metascore

Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Brandon Quintin Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, A.J. Langer

Votes: 32,927 | Gross: $24.20M

5. Fallen (1998)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution, the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 78,794 | Gross: $25.19M

6. What Lies Beneath (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

51 Metascore

The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne, Miranda Otto

Votes: 121,401 | Gross: $155.46M

7. Cherry Falls (2000)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

In the small town of Cherry Falls, a psychotic murderer is killing off the virgins of the local high school.

Director: Geoffrey Wright | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Jay Mohr, Michael Biehn, Jesse Bradford

Votes: 12,924

8. The Gift (2000)

R | 111 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

62 Metascore

A fortune teller with extrasensory perception is asked to help find a young woman who has mysteriously disappeared.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes, Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi

Votes: 66,011 | Gross: $12.01M

9. No Such Thing (2001)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

36 Metascore

The story of a young journalist who journeys to Iceland to find her missing fiancé only to encounter a mythical creature. She eventually forges a relationship with the being.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Sarah Polley, Robert John Burke, Margrét Ákadóttir, Julie Anderson

Votes: 4,052 | Gross: $0.06M

10. My Little Eye (2002)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Five people are offered one million dollars to spend six months together in an isolated mansion, with cameras watching their every move.

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Sean Cw Johnson, Kris Lemche, Stephen O'Reilly, Laura Regan

Votes: 11,943

11. Identity (2003)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

64 Metascore

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes

Votes: 234,931 | Gross: $52.16M

12. Love Object (2003)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

45 Metascore

Kenneth is a socially awkward office worker who has little experience with romance. He buys a life-like sex doll in an attempt to rid him of his loneliness, but soon finds there may be a dark side to 'Nikki'.

Director: Robert Parigi | Stars: Desmond Harrington, Melissa Sagemiller, Udo Kier, Rip Torn

Votes: 3,490

13. Calvaire (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

52 Metascore

Marc, a traveling entertainer, is on his way home for Christmas when his van breaks down in the middle of a jerkwater town with some strange inhabitants.

Director: Fabrice du Welz | Stars: Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny, Jean-Luc Couchard

Votes: 12,105 | Gross: $0.00M

14. Hide and Seek (2005)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

35 Metascore

As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace, at first, in her imaginary friend.

Director: John Polson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Shue

Votes: 83,435 | Gross: $51.10M

15. The Skeleton Key (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

47 Metascore

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, Gena Rowlands

Votes: 109,806 | Gross: $47.81M

16. Apt (2006)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

Se-jin, a young woman who lives in an old apartment in a Seoul suburb, amuses herself by observing the windows of the apartments on the other side. One day, she notices that the lights of ... See full summary »

Director: Byeong-ki Ahn | Stars: So-Young Ko, Seong-jin Kang, Jang Hie-jin, Ha-seon Park

Votes: 1,005

17. Big Nothing (2006)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A frustrated, unemployed professor joins forces with a scammer and a friend of his in a blackmailing scheme.

Director: Jean-Baptiste Andrea | Stars: David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve, Jon Polito

Votes: 30,214

18. Stuck (I) (2007)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

A young woman commits a hit-and-run, then finds her fate tied to her victim.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Russell Hornsby, Rukiya Bernard

Votes: 9,678 | Gross: $0.07M

19. Teeth (I) (2007)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

57 Metascore

Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.

Director: Mitchell Lichtenstein | Stars: Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman

Votes: 42,663 | Gross: $0.35M

20. End of the Line (II) (2007)

95 min | Horror, Thriller

Karen boards a late-night train and fights with several other passengers to survive a murderous night after becoming trapped in a tunnel.

Director: Maurice Devereaux | Stars: Ilona Elkin, Nicolas Wright, Neil Napier, Emily Shelton

Votes: 4,697

21. Splinter (I) (2008)

R | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

58 Metascore

Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.

Director: Toby Wilkins | Stars: Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Charles Baker

Votes: 35,580

22. Triangle (2009)

R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Yacht passengers encounter mysterious weather conditions that force them to jump onto another ship, only to have the odd havoc increase.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Melissa George, Joshua McIvor, Jack Taylor, Michael Dorman

Votes: 108,558

23. The Loved Ones (2009)

R | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

73 Metascore

When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.

Director: Sean Byrne | Stars: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, John Brumpton, Richard Wilson

Votes: 39,084

24. You're Next (2011)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

66 Metascore

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Nicholas Tucci

Votes: 93,426 | Gross: $18.47M

25. The Divide (2011)

R | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

28 Metascore

Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.

Director: Xavier Gens | Stars: Lauren German, Michael Biehn, Milo Ventimiglia, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 36,220 | Gross: $0.02M

26. All Hallows' Eve (2013)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

A babysitter finds a VHS tape which features various sinister murders performed by a psychotic clown.

Director: Damien Leone | Stars: Katie Maguire, Catherine A. Callahan, Marie Maser, Kayla Lian

Votes: 6,395

27. Terrifier (2016)

Unrated | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

On Halloween night, Tara Heyes finds herself as the obsession of a sadistic murderer known as Art the Clown.

Director: Damien Leone | Stars: Jenna Kanell, Samantha Scaffidi, David Howard Thornton, Catherine Corcoran

Votes: 15,916

28. Devoured (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Lourdes is a young woman that works at night cleaning a restaurant. All the money she made is for her son that lives in her hometown with her mother. We know very little about Lourdes son, ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Olliver | Stars: Marta Milans, Kara Jackson, Bruno Gunn, Tyler Hollinger

Votes: 1,615

29. American Mary (2012)

R | 103 min | Drama, Horror

46 Metascore

The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so-called "freakish" clients.

Directors: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska | Stars: Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk, David Lovgren

Votes: 24,341

30. Proxy (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

The life of three parents who have all shared the loss of a child. Motives are not what they seem and sanity is in short supply in this thriller.

Director: Zack Parker | Stars: Kristina Klebe, Alexa Havins, Joe Swanberg, Alexia Rasmussen

Votes: 4,076

31. The Visit (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

55 Metascore

Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie

Votes: 121,748 | Gross: $65.21M

32. Last Girl Standing (2015)

TV-MA | 91 min | Drama, Horror

She survived a brutal massacre, but lost her life. What happens to the final girl after the credits roll?

Director: Benjamin R. Moody | Stars: Akasha Villalobos, Danielle Evon Ploeger, Brian Villalobos, Jason Vines

Votes: 1,283

33. Trash Fire (2016)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

42 Metascore

When Owen is forced to confront the past he's been running from his whole adult life, he and his girlfriend, Isabel, become entangled in a horrifying web of lies, deceit and murder.

Director: Richard Bates Jr. | Stars: Adrian Grenier, Angela Trimbur, Fionnula Flanagan, AnnaLynne McCord

Votes: 3,016

34. Suspiria (I) (2018)

R | 152 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

64 Metascore

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick, Malgorzata Bela

Votes: 68,047 | Gross: $2.47M

35. Possum (2018)

85 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

64 Metascore

After returning to his childhood home, a disgraced children's puppeteer is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured his entire life.

Director: Matthew Holness | Stars: Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong, Andy Blithe, Ryan Enever

Votes: 5,143

36. Satanic Panic (2019)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

51 Metascore

A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life - and her tips - when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists in need of a virgin sacrifice.

Director: Chelsea Stardust | Stars: Rebecca Romijn, Arden Myrin, Hayley Griffith, Ruby Modine

Votes: 5,037

37. Ready or Not (I) (2019)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

64 Metascore

A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett | Stars: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien, Henry Czerny

Votes: 126,616 | Gross: $26.74M

38. Dead Dicks (2019)

83 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

After Becca receives a distressing call from her suicidal brother Richie, she rushes over to his apartment and finds him alive and well - surrounded by copies of his own dead body.

Directors: Chris Bavota, Lee Paula Springer | Stars: Heston Horwin, Jillian Harris, Matt Keyes, Kristina Sandev

Votes: 944

39. Freaky (2020)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

67 Metascore

After swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer, a young girl in high school discovers she has less than 24 hours before the change becomes permanent.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Celeste O'Connor, Misha Osherovich

Votes: 42,851

40. Anything for Jackson (2020)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror

67 Metascore

A bereaved Satanist couple kidnap a pregnant woman so they can use an ancient spellbook to put their dead grandson's spirit into her unborn child but end up summoning more than they bargained for.

Director: Justin G. Dyck | Stars: Sheila McCarthy, Julian Richings, Konstantina Mantelos, Josh Cruddas

Votes: 6,093



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