They've got an axe to grind

by greenbudgie | created - 06 Jul 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

People wielding an axe on film posters including halberds and tomahawks. In year of release order from 2020 going back in time to 1920.

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1. Zombie Frat House (2020)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror | Post-production

The worst frat house on campus is the last stand against a zombie apocalypse

Director: Ross Bigley | Stars: Brian Miracle, Kj Lyn, Bo Johnson, Dan Katula

3. Slay Utterly

Thriller | Pre-production

"Slay Utterly" is a modern adaptation inspired by the infamous 1912 ax murders in Villisca, Iowa. At the center of the story is an FBI agent who links the gruesome massacre to others ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Wahlin | Stars: Zach Galligan, Lynn Lowry, Bill Oberst Jr., Melantha Blackthorne

4. Chickens Blood (2019)


Struggling wrestler and his friends take a shortcut to the event through a corrupt town ran by drugs and find themselves in the middle of a blood feud between the gang and a psychotic clown on meth.

Director: Korey Jordan | Stars: Donald Farmer, Buffy Davis, Blaine Gilliam, Cassandra Viamonte

Votes: 6

5. Bury the Hatchet

Mystery | Filming

Mable Manden, the wealthy matriarch of the Manden family, is dead. Now her relatives, a group of misfits and idiots, are in a mad dash to the death for all her money. Can the unorthodox ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Jones | Stars: Buddy Campbell, Alix Lindbergh, Miracle Davis, Carmen Patterson

6. The Evil That Came to Denham

Horror | Pre-production

This is a horror story, that actually a happened.

Director: Sharlene Humm

7. Tell - A Story

130 min | Action | Announced

The Story of Wilhelm Tell is a great Saga and legendary in Switzerland. This is a dark and sinister version of the Legend of Wilhelm Tell.

8. Hel, the last saga

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

Year 999, in Scandinavia. The vikings have just colonized a new land. When the second expedition arrived to the colony, they found some intriguing signs: a drakkar longship planted vertically as a totem, footprints, blood.

9. The Banana Splits Movie (2019)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A boy named Harley and his family (brother Austin, mother Beth, and step-father Mitch) attends a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young... See full summary »

Director: Danishka Esterhazy | Stars: Dani Kind, Steve Lund, Celina Martin, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong

Votes: 1,925

10. The Furies (2019)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

A woman is kidnapped and finds herself an unwilling participant in a deadly game where women are hunted by masked men.

Director: Tony D'Aquino | Stars: Airlie Dodds, Linda Ngo, Taylor Ferguson, Ebony Vagulans

Votes: 1,735

11. Redemption: A Power Rangers Fan Film (2019)

60 min | Action

Set in the year 2022, Zack Taylor, the last living Power Ranger, must do everything he can to stop the almighty Lord Zedd from destroying the planet Earth and ruling the entire galaxy!

Director: Nathan McInnes | Stars: Jorge Eadon-Davies, Sam James, Jay Lesesne, Nathan McInnes

12. Night of the Axe (2019)

22 min | Short, Horror

A group of girls having one last get together are stalked one by one by a sadistic, masked killer.

Director: Shawn Wright | Stars: Myranda Saylor, Stephanie Krebs, Patricia Lewis, Sam Pseudo

13. Élö/Halott

Short, Drama, Horror | Announced

A not-so-neat college student tries to find something to live for in the post-apocalyptic countryside.

Director: Szilárd Molnár | Star: Dávid Kiss

14. Apocalypse Rising (2018)

TV-MA | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

They came from a doomed world to save us from the same fate.

Director: Richard Lowry | Stars: Hunter Alexes Parker, Shane Samples, Justin Lebrun, Johanna Rae

Votes: 690

15. Mrs. Claus (2018)

86 min | Horror

A group of college students attending a Christmas party at a sorority house that has a sinister past are stalked by a bloodthirsty killer disguised as Mrs. Claus.

Director: Troy Escamilla | Stars: Helene Udy, Brinke Stevens, Kaylee Williams, Bradley William Smith

Votes: 446

16. The Executioners (2018)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

When four female friends go on a retreat to a secluded lakeside cabin, they soon realize they're not alone. Masked intruders try to take them hostage, but as they fight back, the friends ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgio Serafini | Stars: Jemma Dallender, Natalie Burn, Rachel Rosenstein, Anna Shields

Votes: 471

17. Lizzie (2018)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family.

Director: Craig William Macneill | Stars: Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Jeff Perry, Fiona Shaw

Votes: 5,168 | Gross: $0.64M

18. Monster Party (2018)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

58 Metascore

Three young thieves infiltrate a Malibu dinner party secretly hosted by a cult of recovering murderers.

Director: Chris von Hoffmann | Stars: Sam Strike, Virginia Gardner, Brandon Micheal Hall, Kian Lawley

Votes: 2,525

19. The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)

R | 85 min | Horror

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: 24,034 | Gross: $24.43M

21. Axemas 2: Blood Slay (2018)

Short, Action, Drama

One year ago, Sarah Caldwell was stalked and her friends murdered by a killer Santa Claus. Now she must escape from the same storage facility in a fight for her life against an all new Santa.

Director: John Ward | Stars: Ashley Campbell, Drew Marvick, Ben Stobber, Tommie Vegas

23. Adult Babies (2017)

84 min | Horror

Three family members break into a remote country house to recover secret documents, but discover a cult of wealthy adults dressed as babies inside with sexy "nurses" as their caretakers.

Director: Dominic Brunt | Stars: Kurtis Lowe, Andrew Dunn, Andy Abrahams, Dominic Brunt

Votes: 396

24. Made Me Do It (2017)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

College student Ali Hooper and her little brother are attacked by a masked maniac, and the key to them surviving the night lies in unlocking a secret from the killer's past.

Director: Benjamin Ironside Koppin | Stars: Anna B. Shaffer, Kyle Van Vonderen, Cortney Palm, Jason Gregory London

Votes: 40 | Gross: $0.01M

25. The Basement (III) (2017)

82 min | Horror

A group of international students explores a basement that has been abandoned for years. But what starts off as an exploratory séance ends in bloody mayhem when a malicious entity is summoned.

Directors: László Illés, Vozo Zoltán Végh | Stars: Caroline Boulton, Marina Gera, Zsolt Páll, Graham Kitchen

Votes: 361

26. Jackals (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

33 Metascore

Set in the 1980s, an estranged family hires a cult deprogrammer to take back their teenage son from a murderous cult, but find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back.

Director: Kevin Greutert | Stars: Deborah Kara Unger, Ben Sullivan, Chelsea Ricketts, Nick Roux

Votes: 3,592

29. That's Not Funny (2017)

13 min | Short, Horror

Young siblings Ellie and Robert have an axe wielding clown living in their wardrobe but are unable to convince their parents of his existence. What are his intentions? Will they survive the night?

Director: Richard Williams | Stars: Ross O'Hennessy, Abbie Hirst, Jason Mahone, Isabelle Paige

30. Axemas (2017)

25 min | Short, Action, Drama

Three couples decide to party in a storage facility after hours and are picked off by an axe-wielding killer Santa Claus.

Director: John Ward | Stars: Ashley Campbell, John E Seymore, Dillon Weishuhn, Lindsey Cruz

Votes: 15

31. Dark Cove (2016)

Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Thriller

Five friends go camping on the rugged coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. Things start to go seriously wrong while partying with two Australian surfers.

Director: Rob Willey | Stars: Michael Ian Farrell, Cameron Crosby, Rob Willey, Andrew James

Votes: 944

32. Axe Murdering with Hackley (2016)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Horror

Lifelong serial killer, Hackley is going through a mid-life crisis and rethinking his life and career while dealing with his meddling,incompetent boss.

Director: Tim Sanders | Stars: Allen Hackley, Trey Huguley, Garrett Graham, Justin Habersaat

Votes: 20

33. The Axe Murders of Villisca (2016)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror

'The Axe Murders of Villisca' is a ghost story based on the house where the notorious and still unsolved 1912 axe murders took place. Three outcast teenagers break into the house in search of answers, but discover something far beyond their worst fears.

Director: Tony E. Valenzuela | Stars: Robert Adamson, Jarrett Sleeper, Alex Frnka, Sean Whalen

Votes: 1,613

34. Green Horse Rustlers (2016)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

Movie about czech seekers of precious stones.

Director: Dan Wlodarczyk | Stars: Pavel Liska, Marek Adamczyk, Jenovéfa Boková, Gabriela Mícová

Votes: 56

35. Violent Justice (2016)

81 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

Detective John Davis becomes enraged with the failing justice system. Davis reaches his breaking point, resigns from the police department, and decides to take justice into his own hands. ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Profitt | Stars: Michael Kelberg, Jeff Profitt, Brandon Tamburri, Rick Haymes

Votes: 10

36. Holidays (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

50 Metascore

HOLIDAYS is an anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time by challenging our folklore, traditions and assumptions.

Directors: Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Kölsch, Nicholas McCarthy, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Gary Shore, Kevin Smith, Sarah Adina Smith, Scott Stewart, Dennis Widmyer | Stars: Madeleine Coghlan, Savannah Kennick, Rick Peters, Kate Rachesky

Votes: 9,336

37. My Little Sister (2016)

80 min | Horror

A group of friends go against warnings not to camp in the local woods, where a legendary monster named Little Sister is rumored to exist. As they defy all advice, one by one they soon fall victim to a family of deformed killers.

Directors: Maurizio del Piccolo, Roberto del Piccolo | Stars: Lucia Castellano, Alberto Corba, Astrid Di Bon, Holli Dillon

Votes: 160

38. Consumption (2016)

80 min | Horror

In the snowy Utah mountains, an ancient being terrorizes four friends as they try to survive.

Director: Brandon Scullion | Stars: Sarah Greyson, Arielle Brachfeld, David Lautman, Chris Dorman

Votes: 181

39. Marilyn (2015)

Not Rated | 54 min | Horror

A young girl is abducted by a psychotic man with a insane obsession with the legendary Marilyn Monroe , she soon finds herself in a life or death battle for survival .

Director: Richard Kruger | Stars: Richard Kruger, Emily McKee, Anneliese Rose

Votes: 10

40. Final Girl (2015)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

A man teaches a young woman how to become a complete weapon. Later she is approached by a group of sadistic teens who kill blonde women for unknown reasons. The hunting season begins.

Director: Tyler Shields | Stars: Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, Logan Huffman, Alexander Ludwig

Votes: 13,003

41. Old 37 (2015)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror

Two brothers intercept 911 calls in a beat up old ambulance to torture and kill helpless victims.

Director: Christian Winters | Stars: Bill Moseley, Kane Hodder, Steven Hauck, Sascha Knopf

Votes: 1,183

42. The Profesional (2015)

120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In a world where being a contract killer is a legal profession, a camera crew film the reclusive and enigmatic hit-man, Eli Shepard, as he undertakes one hit.

Director: Taras Demian Groves | Stars: Adam Dada, Adam Honey, Nadia Serantes, James Dobbs

Votes: 45

43. Cold Blood (I) (2015)

77 min | Horror

TRAILER: COLD BLOOD is a gripping thriller/action/horror film, full feature. Following Craig's (Judson Lake) release from prison, ex business partner Mike (James ... See full summary »

44. Lurking Woods (2015)

93 min | Thriller

A 100% Australian Suspense Thriller filmed in Western Australia. Using the state of the art Red Dragon camera.

Director: Rizal Halim | Stars: Troy Coward, Hope Devaney, Daniel Berenger, Chloe Brown

Votes: 82

45. The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015)

337 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie Borden after her controversial acquittal of the double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892.

Stars: Christina Ricci, Clea DuVall, Cole Hauser, Dylan Taylor

Votes: 3,612

46. 10 Most Evil Serial Killers (2015 Video)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

Serial Killers have fascinated us since biblical times, but at the turn of the century the insanity and carnage of the post-industrial serial killer was unlike any other. In this ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Gardiner | Stars: Philip Gardiner, Melanie Denholme, Nathan Head, Melissa Hollett

Votes: 20

47. Axecutioner (2015)

13 min | Short, Horror

Three guys go to a cabin in the woods to drink beer and watch movies whilst there's a masked killer on the loose.

Director: Jarno Mahlberg | Stars: Juho Raatikainen, Jarno Mahlberg, Samppa Rautio, Vesa Siltanen

Votes: 5

49. The Redwood Massacre (2014)

82 min | Horror

What begins as a exciting camping trip to the legendary Redwood murder site, takes a terrifying turn when the innocent campers discover the legend is about to become a nasty and bloody reality.

Director: David Ryan Keith | Stars: Mark Wood, Lisa Cameron, Lisa Livingstone, Rebecca Wilkie

Votes: 1,540

50. Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In 1893 Massachusetts, Lizzie Borden is put on trial for murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.

Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Christina Ricci, Clea DuVall, Gregg Henry, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 4,871

51. Lizzie Borden's Revenge (2013)

83 min | Horror

Lizzie Borden, who killed her parents with an axe, is jokingly summoned by a group of girls having a slumber party.

Director: Dennis Devine | Stars: Veronica Ricci, Marlene Mc'Cohen, Tiffany Mualem, Jenny Allford

Votes: 417

52. Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan (2013)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Young adults at a first-time offenders' boot camp discover the legend of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined.

Director: Gary Jones | Stars: Amber Connor, Joe Estevez, Dan Haggerty, Thomas Downey

Votes: 1,012 | Gross: $0.00M

53. Cottage Country (2013)

TV-14 | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror