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1. The Happytime Murders (2018)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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27 Metascore

When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Leslie David Baker

Votes: 18,100 | Gross: $20.71M

2. Natural Born Killers (1994)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield

Votes: 200,829 | Gross: $50.28M

3. The Frighteners (1996)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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52 Metascore

After a tragic car accident that kills his wife, a man discovers he can communicate with the dead to con people. However, when a demonic spirit appears, he may be the only one who can stop it from killing the living and the dead.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, John Astin

Votes: 77,079 | Gross: $16.76M

4. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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75 Metascore

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 165,302 | Gross: $61.28M

5. The Last House on the Left (2009)

R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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42 Metascore

After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.

Director: Dennis Iliadis | Stars: Garret Dillahunt, Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Bowen

Votes: 79,621 | Gross: $32.72M

6. Monster (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen

Votes: 125,140 | Gross: $34.47M

7. High Tension (2003)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.8
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42 Metascore

Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Cécile de France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun

Votes: 63,153 | Gross: $3.68M

8. The Blackcoat's Daughter (I) (2015)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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68 Metascore

Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.

Director: Oz Perkins | Stars: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, James Remar

Votes: 13,700 | Gross: $0.02M

9. The Devil's Rejects (2005)

R | 107 min | Horror

6.9
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53 Metascore

The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, William Forsythe

Votes: 86,376 | Gross: $17.04M

10. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

R | 89 min | Horror

6.1
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31 Metascore

Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie

Votes: 69,641 | Gross: $12.63M

11. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 84 min | Horror

6.3
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58 Metascore

Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet

Votes: 22,493 | Gross: $11.00M

12. The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

R | 85 min | Horror

5.2
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48 Metascore

A family of four staying at a secluded mobile home park for the night are stalked and then hunted by three masked psychopaths.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman

Votes: 22,021 | Gross: $24.43M

13. What Keeps You Alive (2018)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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66 Metascore

Majestic mountains, a still lake and venomous betrayals engulf a female married couple attempting to celebrate their one-year anniversary.

Director: Colin Minihan | Stars: Hannah Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen, Martha MacIsaac, Joey Klein

Votes: 3,363

14. Phenomena (1985)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

6.8
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57 Metascore

A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Fiore Argento

Votes: 20,747

15. Serial Mom (1994)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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64 Metascore

A sweet mother finds herself participating in homicidal activities when she sees the occasion call for it.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 24,933 | Gross: $7.88M

16. 68 Kill (2017)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.0
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56 Metascore

A punk-rock after hours about femininity, masculinity and the theft of $68,000.

Director: Trent Haaga | Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, AnnaLynne McCord, Alisha Boe, Sheila Vand

Votes: 3,443

17. Tragedy Girls (2017)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.0
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58 Metascore

A twist on the slasher genre, following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy, and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.

Director: Tyler MacIntyre | Stars: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Jack Quaid, Kevin Durand

Votes: 6,975 | Gross: $0.06M

18. Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

5.3
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After murdering a young girl, Angela Baker assumes her identity and travels to Camp New Horizons, built on the grounds of the camp she terrorized the year before, and starts killing again.

Director: Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard, Mark Oliver

Votes: 6,491

19. See No Evil (2006)

R | 84 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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17 Metascore

A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain - a group that includes the cop who put a bullet in Goodnight's head four years ago - band together to survive against the brutal killer.

Director: Gregory Dark | Stars: Glenn Jacobs, Christina Vidal, Michael J. Pagan, Samantha Noble

Votes: 24,491 | Gross: $15.03M

20. M.F.A. (2017)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free.

Director: Natalia Leite | Stars: Francesca Eastwood, Clifton Collins Jr., Leah McKendrick, Peter Vack

Votes: 5,239

21. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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67 Metascore

In 1961 suburban New Jersey, a withdrawn adolescent girl is suspected of her younger sister's brutal murder during her first communion, as well as a series of stabbings that follow.

Director: Alfred Sole | Stars: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Niles McMaster

Votes: 8,041

22. The Final Terror (1983)

R | 82 min | Horror

5.1
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A group of rangers go camping on unfamiliar forest grounds. All is well until the group members start getting picked off by a cunning, tactical, malevolent, killer in the woods.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: John Friedrich, Adrian Zmed, Ernest Harden Jr., Lewis Smith

Votes: 2,165

23. Onibaba (1964)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Horror

8.0
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Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Satô, Jûkichi Uno

Votes: 13,768

24. Big Nothing (2006)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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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: 28,423

25. Prevenge (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.9
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71 Metascore

Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.

Director: Alice Lowe | Stars: Alice Lowe, Dan Renton Skinner, Jo Hartley, Tom Davis

Votes: 5,616

26. Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975)

Not Rated | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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When a fashion model dies during an abortion, a series of murders begins, starting with her doctor. The next victims are connected to the modeling agency where she worked, Albatross, run by... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Nino Castelnuovo, Femi Benussi, Solvi Stubing

Votes: 1,807

27. Island of Death (1976)

Not Rated | 108 min | Horror

5.1
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A couple of perverted and maniac killers get loose on a Greek island.

Director: Nico Mastorakis | Stars: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin, Gerard Gonalons

Votes: 2,985

28. Stripped to Kill (1987)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.0
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When Detective Cody Sheehan discovers the body of a stripper from the Rock Bottom dance club, she wants the case. Her partner, Detective Heineman, is equally anxious to make the jump to the... See full summary »

Director: Katt Shea | Stars: Kay Lenz, Greg Evigan, Norman Fell, Pia Kamakahi

Votes: 813

29. Night School (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder, Joseph R. Sicari

Votes: 1,893 | Gross: $1.17M

30. Snapdragon (1993)

98 min | Mystery, Thriller

3.8
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Two men have already been killed during intercourse by a prostitute. The young Sergeant Peckham is transferred from vice to homicide squad for the investigation. She asks her boyfriend, ... See full summary »

Director: Worth Keeter | Stars: Steven Bauer, Chelsea Field, Pamela Anderson, Matt McCoy

Votes: 1,156

31. Thy Neighbor's Wife (2001 Video)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

3.8
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A scorned woman plots revenge for her husband's suicide by integrating herself as a housekeeper for a dysfunctional Beverly Hills family to first alienate, and then emotionally and physically destroy them.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Kari Wuhrer, Jeff Trachta, Barbara Crampton, Melissa Stone

Votes: 616

32. Sweet Sixteen (1983)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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Teenager Melissa moves into a small town filled with racial prejudice and bullying, and each time she meets up with one of the boys in town, they end up murdered - but who is the killer?

Director: Jim Sotos | Stars: Bo Hopkins, Susan Strasberg, Patrick Macnee, Don Stroud

Votes: 1,130

33. Trauma (1993)

R | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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A young man tries to help a teenage European girl who escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer and they try to find the killer before the killer finds them.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Christopher Rydell, Asia Argento, Piper Laurie, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 5,812

34. The Killing Gene (2007)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.7
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A calculating killer coerces a detective to pay for his previous mistakes.

Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Melissa George, Ashley Walters, Tom Hardy

Votes: 7,871

35. Murphy's Law (1986)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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An action-packed thriller starring Charles Bronson as Jack Murphy, a cop who is running to stay alive long enough to even the score with his wife's killer.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Kathleen Wilhoite, Carrie Snodgress, Robert F. Lyons

Votes: 4,299 | Gross: $9.95M

36. Murder-Rock: Dancing Death (1984)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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The owner of a prestigious New York ballet school teams up with a male model to solve a series of bizarre murders of a few of the students.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Olga Karlatos, Ray Lovelock, Claudio Cassinelli, Cosimo Cinieri

Votes: 1,238

37. Happy Town (2010)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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A deputy sheriff is confronted with the unsolved mystery of a half-dozen child kidnappings over the past decade in a small town in Minnesota.

Stars: Geoff Stults, Lauren German, Amy Acker, Robert Wisdom

Votes: 3,059

38. The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)

R | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A disturbed woman is haunted by memories of childhood abuse, which culminates in a murder spree.

Director: Matt Cimber | Stars: Millie Perkins, Lonny Chapman, Vanessa Brown, Peggy Feury

Votes: 1,345

39. Eye of the Beholder (1999)

R | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.9
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29 Metascore

A private eye shadows a female serial killer of men all over the U.S. without her knowing as he, strangely enough, occasionally acts as her guardian angel.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ashley Judd, Patrick Bergin, Geneviève Bujold

Votes: 14,078 | Gross: $16.46M

40. The Countess (2009)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty.

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt, Anamaria Marinca

Votes: 7,325

41. A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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Wallace and his dog, Gromit, open a bakery and get tied up with a murder mystery. But when Wallace falls in love, Gromit is left to solve the case.

Director: Nick Park | Stars: Peter Sallis, Sally Lindsay, Melissa Collier, Sarah Laborde

Votes: 13,378

42. The Honeymoon Killers (1970)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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An obese, embittered nurse doesn't mind if her toupee-wearing boyfriend romances and fleeces other women, as long as he takes her along on his con jobs.

Directors: Leonard Kastle, Donald Volkman | Stars: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby, Doris Roberts

Votes: 3,915

43. Chastity Bites (2013)

TV-MA | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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In the early 1600's, Countess Elizabeth Bathory slaughtered more than 600 young women, believing if she bathed in the blood of virgins that she would stay young and beautiful forever. Still... See full summary »

Director: John V. Knowles | Stars: Allison Scagliotti, Francia Raisa, Louise Griffiths, Eduardo Rioseco

Votes: 819

44. Trauma (1976)

R | 84 min | Thriller

5.4
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A paranoid writer is unable to get started on his second novel. He hires a secretary and then his troubles really begin.

Director: James Kenelm Clarke | Stars: Udo Kier, Linda Hayden, Fiona Richmond, Patsy Smart

Votes: 825

45. 7 Khoon Maaf (2011)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Susanna's quest for love leads to a series of marriages, each ending in the mysterious death of her latest husband.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj | Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Vivaan Shah, Neil Nitin Mukesh, John Abraham

Votes: 4,972 | Gross: $0.27M

46. Murder on the Blackpool Express (2017 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.9
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A Blackpool coach driver and a female tour guide get caught up in a whodunit mystery when someone starts bumping off their passengers, the elderly fans of a crime novelist who's showing them places that inspired his works, one by one.

Director: Simon Delaney | Stars: Susie Blake, Katy Cavanagh-Jupe, Matthew Cottle, Kevin Eldon

Votes: 413

47. The Silent Scream (1979)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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During her first semester at college, a co-ed finds housing at a seaside mansion where, following the death of a fellow-student, she becomes entangled in a murder mystery surrounding the property and its secretive tenants.

Director: Denny Harris | Stars: Rebecca Balding, Cameron Mitchell, Avery Schreiber, Barbara Steele

Votes: 1,248

48. Psychopaths (2017)

85 min | Horror

4.0
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37 Metascore

Several psychopaths wreak havoc over the course of a violent night.

Director: Mickey Keating | Stars: Ashley Bell, James Landry Hébert, Mark Kassen, Angela Trimbur

Votes: 409

49. Deadly Vows (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 84 min | Crime, Drama

5.1
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Pastry chef Helena poisons men who don't meet her high standards. Her fiancé Charlie has nothing to worry about, at least until his sister Becca becomes suspicious of Helena's culinary ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Brittany Underwood, Charlene Amoia, Cameron Jebo, Kathryn Leigh Scott

Votes: 200

50. Frightmare (1974)

R | 88 min | Horror

6.3
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After escaping a death sentence for her hideous crimes, a seemingly rehabilitated woman settles in an isolated farmhouse with her husband, only to ache, once more, for blood, and a crash-course in surgery. Is, indeed, her old self back?

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith, Deborah Fairfax, Paul Greenwood

Votes: 1,824



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