Horror: Musicians/Bands

by lovealandjill | created - 29 May 2016 | updated - 01 Jan 2018 | Public

A list of horror films and television episodes that feature musicians, or bands as either central characters, or as in scenes involving central characters.

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1. Asylum Blackout (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of cooks at an asylum for the criminally insane get locked in with the inmates during a massive thunderstorm.

Director: Alexandre Courtès | Stars: Rupert Evans, Kenny Doughty, Joseph Kennedy, Dave Legeno

Votes: 3,978

2. Southbound (2015)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

58 Metascore

Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.

Directors: Roxanne Benjamin, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Patrick Horvath, Justin Martinez, Radio Silence, Chad Villella | Stars: Chad Villella, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Kristina Pesic, Fabianne Therese

Votes: 14,513 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Headless (I) (2015)

85 min | Horror

In this "lost slasher film from 1978," a masked killer wages an unrelenting spree of murder, cannibalism, and necrophilia. But when his tortured past comes back to haunt him, he plunges to ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Cullipher | Stars: Shane Beasley, Kelsey Carlisle, Ellie Church, Dave Parker

Votes: 1,040

4. Alone in the Dark (1982)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Martin Landau, Dwight Schultz

Votes: 4,009

5. Bath Salt Zombies (2013)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

In New York City, potent strands of bath salts have surfaced and have attracted the most devoted bath salt junkies. A young aspiring chemist has developed an even stronger batch... but something has gone horribly wrong.

Director: Dustin Mills | Stars: Brandon Salkil, Erin R. Ryan, Ethan Holey, Bella Demente

Votes: 312

6. Der Todesking: The Death King (1990)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror

Seven episodes, each taking place on a different day of the week, on the theme of suicide and violent death.

Director: Jörg Buttgereit | Stars: Hermann Kopp, Heinrich Ebber, Michael Krause, Eva-Maria Kurz

Votes: 1,965

7. The Twilight Zone (2002–2003)
Episode: Harsh Mistress (2002)

TV-14 | 30 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

A struggling musician achieves international fame and wealth after acquiring a guitar with a bloody past.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Lukas Haas, Sticky Fingaz, Tangi Miller

Votes: 171

8. Stir of Echoes (1999)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

67 Metascore

After being hypnotized by his sister-in-law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Zachary David Cope, Kathryn Erbe, Illeana Douglas

Votes: 70,131 | Gross: $21.13M

9. Calvaire (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

52 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 10,918 | Gross: $0.00M

10. All Cheerleaders Die (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

45 Metascore

A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle.

Directors: Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson | Stars: Sidney Allison, Charon R. Arnold, Shay Astar, Sam Bean

Votes: 7,574

11. Stage Fright (I) (2014)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

39 Metascore

A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.

Director: Jerome Sable | Stars: Minnie Driver, Meat Loaf, Allie MacDonald, Douglas Smith

Votes: 4,122 | Gross: $0.01M

12. The Wicker Man (1973)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

87 Metascore

A Police Sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.

Director: Robin Hardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland

Votes: 60,321 | Gross: $0.06M

13. Cello (2005)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Mystery

A cellist is haunted by strange events after a car wreck

Director: Woo-cheol Lee | Stars: Hyun-Ah Sung, Da-an Park, Ho-bin Jeong, Jin Woo

Votes: 2,387

14. Black Roses (1988)

R | 90 min | Horror, Music

Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band.

Director: John Fasano | Stars: John Martin, Ken Swofford, Sal Viviano, Julie Adams

Votes: 1,152

15. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)

R | 83 min | Horror, Music

At a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, a hopeful hair-metal band seeking inspiration to record their upcoming new LP will soon find themselves in a furious confrontation against the Prince of Darkness himself.

Director: John Fasano | Stars: Jon Mikl Thor, Jillian Peri, Frank Dietz, David Lane

Votes: 1,336

16. Intercessor: Another Rock 'N' Roll Nightmare (2005 Video)

90 min | Fantasy, Horror

The Intercessor must fight the minions of darkness to save the last innocent souls on Earth.

Directors: Benn McGuire, Jacob Windatt | Stars: Chris Allen, Rachel Bernhardt, James Boulter, Craig Bowlsby

Votes: 124

17. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

Courtney Bates, the younger sister of Valerie, and her friends go to their condo for a weekend getaway, but Courtney can't get rid of the haunting feeling that a supernatural rockabilly driller killer is coming to murder them all.

Director: Deborah Brock | Stars: Crystal Bernard, Jennifer Rhodes, Kimberly McArthur, Patrick Lowe

Votes: 3,611

18. Trick or Treat (1986)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

57 Metascore

A bullied teenage boy is devastated after the death of his heavy metal idol, Sammi Curr. But as Hallowe'en night approaches, he discovers that he may be the only one who can stop Sammi from making a Satanic comeback from beyond the grave.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Marc Price, Tony Fields, Lisa Orgolini, Doug Savant

Votes: 5,326 | Gross: $6.80M

19. Shock 'Em Dead (1991)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller, Music

Martin is a total loser who makes a deal with the devil to become the greatest rock star in the world.

Director: Mark Freed | Stars: Traci Lords, Troy Donahue, Aldo Ray, Stephen Quadros

Votes: 793

20. Intruder (III) (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

During one of Oregon's most violent storms, a young cellist seeks solitude and comfort in the safety of her large apartment, but soon realizes she might not be home alone.

Director: Travis Zariwny | Stars: Louise Linton, John Robinson, Moby, Zach Myers

Votes: 862

21. Slither (2006)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Don Thompson

Votes: 70,131 | Gross: $7.77M

22. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Passed | 93 min | Horror

A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Votes: 15,161 | Gross: $0.72M

23. This House Possessed (1981 TV Movie)

96 min | Horror, Thriller

After having a nervous breakdown, a rock singer has to spend some time in hospital. A private nurse is hired, and with her he buys a new house, a fantastic house in the country. The nurse, ... See full summary »

Director: William Wiard | Stars: Parker Stevenson, Lisa Eilbacher, Joan Bennett, Slim Pickens

Votes: 360

24. The Comeback (1978)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion.

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Jack Jones, Pamela Stephenson, David Doyle, Bill Owen

Votes: 766

25. 13 Seconds (2003 Video)

R | 93 min | Horror, Fantasy, Mystery

A group of musicians are trying to film a music video but when the crew starts to turn up dead, the group begins to quesion each others whereabouts.

Director: Jeff Thomas | Stars: April Cole, Danny Petrelli, Kevin Kuras, Robert Yensch

Votes: 699

26. Sheep Skin (2013)

80 min | Drama, Horror

A group of punk rockers kidnap a business man because they believe he is a werewolf.

Director: Kurtis Spieler | Stars: Ria Burns-Wilder, Bryan Manley Davis, Jamie Lyn Bagley, Laurence Mullaney

Votes: 54



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