Hokey Halloween Horror - Funny, Gross, Campy and Twisted Horror for the Holiday

by thisisaflea-thatwasaflea | created - 28 Oct 2011 | updated - 01 Nov 2011 | Public

They're not very scary, but they have a slithering style that gets inside of you and festers.

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1. TerrorVision (1986)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Diane Franklin, Mary Woronov, Gerrit Graham, Chad Allen

Votes: 5,890 | Gross: $0.32M

2. Brain Damage (1988)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

One morning, a young man wakes to find that a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but demands human victims in return.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald, Jennifer Lowry, Theo Barnes

Votes: 8,408

3. House (1985)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

44 Metascore

A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

Votes: 21,543 | Gross: $19.44M

4. Basket Case 3 (1991)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

Duane recovers from his delusional breakdown to find his freakish basket-bound brother Belial will soon become a father. But not everything is joyous as the once tight knit brothers no longer seem to trust each other.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Annie Ross, Gil Roper, Dan Biggers

Votes: 2,888

5. The Tingler (1959)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts

Votes: 6,591

6. Cemetery Man (1994)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Horror

A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.

Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: Rupert Everett, François Hadji-Lazaro, Anna Falchi, Mickey Knox

Votes: 18,855 | Gross: $0.25M

7. Frankenhooker (1990)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, Patty Mullen, J.J. Clark

Votes: 8,173 | Gross: $0.21M

8. Dead Alive (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

54 Metascore

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin

Votes: 87,844 | Gross: $0.24M

9. Evil Dead II (1987)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

69 Metascore

The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Votes: 139,241 | Gross: $5.92M

10. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

53 Metascore

An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Sam Neill, Jürgen Prochnow, Julie Carmen, David Warner

Votes: 56,049 | Gross: $8.95M

11. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Votes: 60,349 | Gross: $38.75M

12. Cellar Dweller (1988)

R | 77 min | Fantasy, Horror

A comic book artist Whitney Taylor is doomed to repeat history in a most grotesque way when she unleashes a demon after drawing it..

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Debrah Farentino, Brian Robbins, Pamela Bellwood

Votes: 1,654

13. Night of the Lepus (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

37 Metascore

Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the south-west.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 3,933

14. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Votes: 51,496 | Gross: $2.02M

15. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

43 Metascore

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Director: Stephen Chiodo | Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon

Votes: 30,182 | Gross: $15.63M

16. From Beyond (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

Votes: 20,205 | Gross: $1.26M

17. Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
Episode: Sick Girl (2006)

TV-MA | 56 min | Horror

A story about an evil bug with the ability to change people's behavior, a commentary on the dangers of moving into a relationship too quickly.

Director: Lucky McKee | Stars: Mike McKee, Erin Brown, Angela Bettis, Jesse Hlubik

Votes: 3,401

18. Troll (1986)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A wicked troll king in search of a mystical ring that will transform him to human form invades a San Francisco apartment complex where a powerful witch lives.

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Shelley Hack, Noah Hathaway, Jenny Beck

Votes: 8,723 | Gross: $5.45M

19. Bio-Zombie (1998)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of young shoppers and employees must band together when a zombie outbreak over runs their Hong Kong shopping center in the middle of the shopping day.

Director: Wilson Yip | Stars: Jordan Chan, Emotion Cheung, Sam Lee, Yiu-Cheung Lai

Votes: 2,202

20. Fido (2006)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

70 Metascore

Space radiation turns dead into Zombies. Zomcon fights zombies and finds ways to pacify and use them. On preteen Timmy's 1950s suburban street, all have a zombie doing menial chores. Timmy's zombie becomes his pet/friend and is named Fido.

Director: Andrew Currie | Stars: Kesun Loder, Billy Connolly, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Kaye

Votes: 27,386 | Gross: $0.30M

21. Greedy Guts (2000)

132 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

74 Metascore

When a childless couple learn that they cannot have children, it causes great distress. To ease his wife's pain, the man finds a piece of root in the backyard and chops it and varnishes it into the shape of a child. However the woman takes the root as her baby and starts to pretend that it is real. When the root takes life they seem to have gained a child; but its appetite is much greater than a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Veronika Zilková, Jan Hartl, Jaroslava Kretschmerová, Pavel Nový

Votes: 5,685 | Gross: $0.12M

22. Drag Me to Hell (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

83 Metascore

A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Ruth Livier, Lorna Raver

Votes: 180,066 | Gross: $42.10M

23. Lo (2009)

80 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

Love presents many challenges to couples...but none so daunting as the one Justin faces with his girlfriend April. Kidnapped by demons, April's mystery begins to unfold when he finds an ... See full summary »

Director: Travis Betz | Stars: Jeremiah Birkett, Sarah Lassez, Ward Roberts, Devin Barry

Votes: 2,423

24. Cat's Eye (1985)

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

70 Metascore

A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King, Kenneth McMillan

Votes: 21,386 | Gross: $13.09M

25. A Cat in the Brain (1990)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

A horror film director is stalked by a mad psychiatrist/serial killer bent on killing people to model the killings after the director's gory death scenes from his movies.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Lucio Fulci, Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, David L. Thompson

Votes: 2,787

26. The Wasp Woman (1995 TV Movie)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In this remake of the 1959 classic,the owner of a cosmetic company works with a Dr. that has been experimenting with a miracle cure for aging. He has extracted an enzyme from queen wasps that eventually change Janice into a giant insect.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Jennifer Rubin, Doug Wert, Daniel J. Travanti, Melissa Brasselle

Votes: 411

27. Evil Toons (1992)

R | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror

Burt has a cleaning company and hires four women to clean an isolated house. They find an old book, a dagger and a soul shred and when one of them, Megan, reads an incantation, she unleashes an evil beast in our world.

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: David Carradine, Arte Johnson, Dick Miller, Monique Gabrielle

Votes: 2,239

28. Monsters (1988–1990)
Episode: The Moving Finger (1991)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

When a mysterious, impossibly long finger inexplicably and creepily pokes up out of the drain of his bathroom sink, a family man is pushed to the brink of sanity in his attempts to get rid of it.

Director: Kenny Myers | Stars: Tom Noonan, Alice Playten, Sharon Cornell, Richard B. Shull

Votes: 106

29. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Seasons of Belief (1986)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

On Christmas Eve, a father ends his two children's boredom by holding them spellbound with a scary story about a fearsome beast known as the Grither.

Director: Michael McDowell | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Margaret Klenck, Sky Berdahl, Jenna von Oÿ

Votes: 263

30. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

66 Metascore

The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo.

Director: Scott Glosserman | Stars: Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Zelda Rubinstein, Robert Englund

Votes: 20,274 | Gross: $0.07M

31. Meet the Hollowheads (1989)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

The Hollowheads, a slightly darker and more satirical 80s take on The Jetsons (1962), have their hands full when the head of the family's sleazy and abusive boss invites himself to their family dinner.

Director: Thomas R. Burman | Stars: John Glover, Nancy Mette, Richard Portnow, Matt Shakman

Votes: 588

32. The Willies (1990)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Comedy

Two brothers camping with their cousin try to frighten each other by telling stories. There are two main narrations: one involves strange happenings at an elementary school; the other, a ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Peck | Stars: Sean Astin, Jason Horst, Joshua Miller, James Karen

Votes: 1,317

33. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: A Case of the Stubborns (1984)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Jodie and his mum are grief-stricken by the passing away of Jodie's grandfather, but they soon find themselves with a lot more to be upset about when he gets determined not to stay dead.

Director: Gerald Cotts | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Bill McCutcheon, Tresa Hughes, Christian Slater

Votes: 361

34. Monsters (1988–1990)
Episode: Malcolm (1990)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Unhappy wife asks her depressed, workaholic husband to play his clarinet for her like he did in their youth. The music causes severe pain in his abdomen and he's taken to surgery. What they find trapped in there is beyond bizarre.

Director: Tom Noonan | Stars: Ed Lauter, Carole Shelley, Farley Granger, Byll Potts

Votes: 57

35. Trilogy of Terror II (1996 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

Three short tales of terror including: woman's encounter when attempting to rob a grave; the story of a woman who summons her son back from the dead; and tale of an African doll who comes to life.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Lysette Anthony, Geraint Wyn Davies, Matt Clark, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 1,323

36. Creepshow (1982)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

59 Metascore

An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 39,206 | Gross: $21.03M

37. The Brain (1988)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

With the help of an alien organism, a man brainwashes audiences through television; a troubled high school student is determined to stop them.

Director: Ed Hunt | Stars: Tom Bresnahan, Cynthia Preston, David Gale, George Buza

Votes: 1,546



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