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1. Hereditary (2018)

R | 127 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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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: 159,128 | Gross: $44.07M

2. Us (2019)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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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: 126,308 | Gross: $175.01M

3. Suspiria (I) (2018)

R | 152 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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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: 39,854 | Gross: $2.47M

4. The Terror (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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In 1848, two real life warships, HMS Terror and HMS Erebus, sent on a Royal Naval expedition to find the treacherous Northwest Passage become trapped in ice near Arctic and face starvation, mutiny, cannibalism and a demonic polar bear.

Stars: Jared Harris, Tobias Menzies, Paul Ready, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 28,415

5. The House That Jack Built (2018)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.9
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42 Metascore

The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan

Votes: 37,747 | Gross: $0.09M

6. Gerald's Game (2017)

TV-MA | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.6
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77 Metascore

While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia, Carel Struycken

Votes: 67,347

7. Apostle (2018)

TV-MA | 130 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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62 Metascore

In 1905, a drifter on a dangerous mission to rescue his kidnapped sister tangles with a sinister religious cult on an isolated island.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Dan Stevens, Richard Elfyn, Paul Higgins, Bill Milner

Votes: 30,770

8. The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (2011)

28 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A dark domestic melodrama/satire about the ties that bind and the ties that really bind.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Billy Mayo, Brandon Greenhouse, Angela Bullock, Danièle Watts

Votes: 1,611

9. Slender Man (2018)

PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

3.2
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30 Metascore

In a small town in Massachusetts, a group of friends, fascinated by the internet lore of the Slender Man, attempt to prove that he doesn't actually exist - until one of them mysteriously goes missing.

Director: Sylvain White | Stars: Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso

Votes: 20,530 | Gross: $30.57M

10. Deliverance (1972)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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82 Metascore

Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox

Votes: 91,763

11. Possum (2018)

85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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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, Simon Bubb, Andy Blithe

Votes: 2,287

12. Truth or Dare (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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35 Metascore

A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone -- or something -- begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto

Votes: 34,530 | Gross: $40.72M

13. The Babadook (2014)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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86 Metascore

A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Director: Jennifer Kent | Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney

Votes: 172,971 | Gross: $0.92M

14. Suspiria (1977)

R | 92 min | Horror

7.5
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79 Metascore

An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé

Votes: 68,941

15. Cube (1997)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.2
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61 Metascore

6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

Votes: 193,357 | Gross: $0.50M

16. 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: 63,161 | Gross: $3.68M

17. Flatliners (2017)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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27 Metascore

Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience - giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton

Votes: 34,223 | Gross: $16.87M

18. Paranormal Activity (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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68 Metascore

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

Director: Oren Peli | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong

Votes: 208,689 | Gross: $107.92M

19. Angel Heart (1987)

R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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61 Metascore

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 73,397 | Gross: $17.19M

20. Incident in a Ghostland (2018)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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44 Metascore

A mother of two who inherits a house is confronted with murderous intruders on the first night in their new home and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later when the daughters reunite at the house, things get really strange.

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Crystal Reed, Mylène Farmer, Anastasia Phillips, Emilia Jones

Votes: 17,858

21. 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: 3,367

22. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Votes: 44,529 | Gross: $0.44M

23. Blair Witch (2016)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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47 Metascore

After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his vanished sister Heather, James and a group of friends head to the forest believed to be inhabited by the Blair Witch.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott

Votes: 37,175 | Gross: $20.78M

24. The Ward (2010)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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38 Metascore

An institutionalized young woman becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Laura-Leigh

Votes: 38,403

25. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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75 Metascore

A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Votes: 45,481 | Gross: $4.05M

26. Flatliners (1990)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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55 Metascore

Five medical students experiment with "near death" experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin

Votes: 75,254 | Gross: $61.49M

27. The Uninvited (2009)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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43 Metascore

Anna returns home after a stint in a mental hospital, but her recovery is jeopardized by her cruel stepmother and ghastly visions of her dead mother.

Directors: Charles Guard, Thomas Guard | Stars: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, Elizabeth Banks, David Strathairn

Votes: 71,834 | Gross: $28.57M

28. The Devils (1971)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian

Votes: 11,797

29. The Lodgers (2017)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

5.1
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52 Metascore

1920, rural Ireland. Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The ... See full summary »

Director: Brian O'Malley | Stars: Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner, Eugene Simon, David Bradley

Votes: 6,612

30. Super Dark Times (2017)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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75 Metascore

Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.

Director: Kevin Phillips | Stars: Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan, Elizabeth Cappuccino, Amy Hargreaves

Votes: 14,438 | Gross: $0.03M

31. No One Lives (2012)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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26 Metascore

A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Luke Evans, Gary Grubbs, Adelaide Clemens, Derek Magyar

Votes: 16,827 | Gross: $0.07M

32. Mommie Dearest (1981)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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55 Metascore

The abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother, screen queen Joan Crawford, is depicted.

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 13,074 | Gross: $19.03M

33. Dreamscape (1984)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

6.3
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A young psychic on the run from himself is recruited by a government agency experimenting with the use of the dream-sharing technology and is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of the U.S. president.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Eddie Albert

Votes: 12,675 | Gross: $11.48M

34. The Eye (2008)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.4
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36 Metascore

A woman receives an eye transplant that allows her to see into the supernatural world.

Directors: David Moreau, Xavier Palud | Stars: Jessica Alba, Alessandro Nivola, Parker Posey, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 49,261 | Gross: $31.42M

35. Xtro (1982)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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A man who was abducted by aliens returns to his family three years later, but his presence affects them negatively.

Director: Harry Bromley Davenport | Stars: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin, Maryam d'Abo

Votes: 5,274

36. The Hive (2014)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.2
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A young man suffering from amnesia must dig deep into the far reaches of his mind to remember who he is and save the love of his life before a virus that has infected him takes over.

Director: David Yarovesky | Stars: Gabriel Basso, Sean Gunn, Kathryn Prescott, Gabrielle Walsh

Votes: 1,548

37. Gozu (2003)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.0
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58 Metascore

A yakuza enforcer is ordered to secretly drive his beloved colleague to be assassinated. But when the colleague unceremoniously disappears en route, the trip that follows is a twisted, surreal and horrifying experience.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Yûta Sone, Kimika Yoshino, Shôhei Hino, Keiko Tomita

Votes: 10,329 | Gross: $0.05M

38. Hypersomnia (2016)

90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

4.8
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A young actress rehearsing for a play about human trafficking begins to relive terrifying scenes that may be dreams -- or an alternate reality.

Director: Gabriel Grieco | Stars: Yamila Saud, Gerardo Romano, Jimena Barón, Vanesa González

Votes: 760

39. Dread (2009)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Three college students set out to document what other people dread the most. However, one of the three turns out to secretly be a sadistic psychopath who uses this knowledge to gruesomely torture the subjects.

Director: Anthony DiBlasi | Stars: Jackson Rathbone, Hanne Steen, Laura Donnelly, Jonathan Readwin

Votes: 11,274

40. Outlast (2013 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

8.4
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Freelance journalist, Miles Upshur, is requested by an anonymous individual to investigate the Mount Massive Asylum, only to find it overrun by the asylum's deranged patients.

Stars: Shawn Baichoo, Chimwemwe Miller, Andreas Apergis, Alex Ivanovici

Votes: 2,775

41. Outlast 2 (2017 Video Game)

M | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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Investigative Journalists Blake and his wife Lynn, travel to the Arizona Desert to pursue a lead on a popular suicide, but are soon ambushed by a mysterious and terrifying cult.

Stars: Alex Weiner, Andreas Apergis, Angela Magri, Brett Watson

Votes: 1,074

42. You Shall Not Sleep (2018)

106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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A young theatre actress agrees to participate in a new stage play of a famous dramatist, without thought for the consequences.

Director: Gustavo Hernández | Stars: Belén Rueda, Eva De Dominici, Natalia de Molina, Germán Palacios

Votes: 902

43. Evilspeak (1981)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror

5.7
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An outcast military cadet taps into a way to summon demons and cast spells on his tormentors through his computer.

Director: Eric Weston | Stars: Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joe Cortese, Claude Earl Jones

Votes: 2,960

44. Las Reglas de la Ruina (2018)

90 min | Horror

9.0
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Minerva, a single mother, works long hours a day to keep her ailing daughter in the hospital. One day, a mysterious man arrives at her door offering her to work in the translation of an ... See full summary »

Director: Víctor Osuna | Stars: Hector Kotsifakis, Yunuen Pardo, Alvaro Flores, Víctor Osuna

Votes: 44

45. Sick Girl (2007)

83 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

4.6
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Seriously messed-up young gal Izzy isn't having an easy time of it: Both her parents are dead, her older brother Rusty is fighting overseas in Iraq, and she has to raise her younger brother... See full summary »

Director: Eben McGarr | Stars: Leslie Andrews, John McGarr, Charlie Trepany, Ian Villalobos

Votes: 967

46. Doki Doki Literature Club! (2017 Video Game)

Not Rated | Drama, Horror, Romance

8.1
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The Character is a member of the literature club, along with four girls. In each chapter, the protagonist will create a poem based around twenty words selected by the player, which the girls will comment on and compare to previous poems.

Director: Dan Salvato | Star: Jillian Ashcraft

Votes: 458

47. Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game (2018 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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A Private Detective, Edward Pierce is a mission to find the truth behind the death of an acclaimed artist and her family on a Darkwater Island in Boston.

Directors: Jeremie Monedero, Justin Villiers | Stars: Anthony Howell, Christina Cole, Emerald O'Hanrahan, Antony Byrne

Votes: 192

48. Manhunt 2 (2007 Video Game)

AO | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Follows Daniel Lamb, a mental patient suffering from amnesia as he tries to uncover his identity. He is accompanied by Leo Kasper, a sociopathic assassin who guides Daniel in his journey.

Stars: Ptolemy Slocum, Holter Graham, Nicole Orth-Pallavicini, Richmond Hoxie

Votes: 736

49. Alice: Madness Returns (2011 Video Game)

M | Fantasy, Horror

8.4
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10 year old Alice lost her family in a fire. For 10 years she remained catatonic in an asylum while her condition caused Wonderland to turn - dark.

Directors: Benjamin Kerslake, Paul Kurowski | Stars: Susie Brann, Roger Jackson, Jarion Monroe, Anni Long

Votes: 971

50. Outlast: Whistleblower (2014 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

8.5
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The story of Waylon Park and his attempt to expose the Murkoff Corporation for their horrendous actions at Mount Massive Asylum.

Stars: Shawn Baichoo, Chimwemwe Miller, Andreas Apergis, Alex Ivanovici

Votes: 1,114



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