Horror and Suspense Films to check out (plus a few spoofs)

by loopylupi | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Movies that intrigue me enough to want to watch, and if I think they're good enough, add to my collection.

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1. Cat People (1982)

R | 118 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole

Votes: 18,141 | Gross: $7.00M

2. The Survivor (1981)

Not Rated | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

A plane crashes just after takeoff and the only survivor, the pilot, walks out of the wreckage. He doesn't remember the crash, but 300 passengers and crew are dead. As the investigation goes on people are wanting answers.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: Robert Powell, Jenny Agutter, Joseph Cotten, Angela Punch McGregor

Votes: 900

3. Sphinx (1981)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

Egyptologist Erica Baron finds more than she bargained for during her long-planned trip to The Land of the Pharoahs: murder, theft, betrayal, love, and a mummy's curse.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Frank Langella, Maurice Ronet, John Gielgud

Votes: 1,093 | Gross: $2.02M

4. Firestarter (1984)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear

Votes: 27,854 | Gross: $15.10M

5. Bloody Mama (1970)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

A psychologically-disturbed matriarch presides over her damaged family of bank-robbing misfits.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Shelley Winters, Don Stroud, Pat Hingle, Diane Varsi

Votes: 2,787

6. Audrey Rose (1977)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A stranger attempts to convince a happily married couple that their daughter is actually his daughter reincarnated.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Marsha Mason, John Beck, Susan Swift

Votes: 5,158

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7. Simon, King of the Witches (1971)

R | 99 min | Horror

Simon, a young man with magic powers, invokes the help of the evil forces in order to take revenge on a man who cheated him with a bad cheque.

Director: Bruce Kessler | Stars: Andrew Prine, Brenda Scott, George Paulsin, Norman Burton

Votes: 628

8. Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.

Director: Theodore Gershuny | Stars: Patrick O'Neal, James Patterson, Mary Woronov, Astrid Heeren

Votes: 3,654

9. Arnold (1973)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Upon his death, Arnold marries his lover, Karen, in spite of his widow, and leaves deathtraps accompanied by audiotapes and his preserved and articulate corpse for those who cared only for his money.

Director: Georg Fenady | Stars: Stella Stevens, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester, Shani Wallis

Votes: 354

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10. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Votes: 30,208 | Gross: $4.05M

11. Trilogy of Terror (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 72 min | Horror, Thriller

Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes

Votes: 5,582

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12. Demon Seed (1977)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife.

Director: Donald Cammell | Stars: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Berry Kroeger

Votes: 7,597

13. The Chosen (1977)

R | 105 min | Horror

An executive in charge of a Middle Eastern nuclear plant discovers that his son is the Anti Christ and sets out to stop him from using the nuclear power at his fingertips to wipe out ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Simon Ward, Agostina Belli, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 1,008

14. Piranha (1978)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 17,653 | Gross: $6.00M

15. The Manitou (1978)

PG | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit.

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Michael Ansara, Stella Stevens

Votes: 2,450

16. The Fury (1978)

R | 118 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

A former CIA agent uses the talents of a young psychic to help retrieve his telekinetic son from terrorists, who want to use his mental powers for evil.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress, Charles Durning

Votes: 12,631

17. Supernatural (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A serial black widow murderess returns to life in the body of a young woman to exact revenge on a former lover, a phony spiritualist who betrayed her.

Director: Victor Halperin | Stars: Carole Lombard, Randolph Scott, Alan Dinehart, Vivienne Osborne

Votes: 464

18. School of Fear (1969)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama

At a boarding school for boys in Northern Germany, one student named Kurrat vanishes one night without informing anybody after having had a fight with one of the teachers. Soon, the Police ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Vohrer | Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Konrad Georg, Horst Tappert, Karin Hübner

Votes: 108

20. Man with the Transplanted Brain (1971)

80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Professor Marcilly is a famed brain specialist who, following in-depth and extended research work, is now able to perform brain transplant surgery. One day, he finds himself in the presence... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Doniol-Valcroze | Stars: Mathieu Carrière, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 39

21. Really Weird Tales (1987 TV Movie)

Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

The movie consists of three odd and strange tales that each teach a different lesson.

Directors: John Blanchard, Paul Lynch, Don McBrearty | Stars: Joe Flaherty, John Candy, Sheila McCarthy, Christopher Januszczak

Votes: 132

22. Demented (1994)

95 min | Horror

A demented nurse slaughters not-so-innocent victims in the hope of acquiring a suitable heart to resurrect her dead husband.

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: Michelle Bauer, Nancy Borden, Angie Bowie, Mike Engle

Votes: 19

23. Black Cat Mansion (1958)

69 min | Drama, Horror

The descendant of the servant of a cruel and vicious samurai returns to the town where she was born, only to find that a cat who is possessed by the spirits of those murdered by the samurai is trying to kill her.

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Toshio Hosokawa, Midori Chikuma, Yuriko Ejima, Fujie Satsuki

Votes: 287

24. The Medium (1951)

84 min | Drama, Music

Madame Flora is terrified when she perceives a supernatural presence during one of her fraudulent séances. Menotti's first international success, "The Medium" is a tragedy in two acts for ... See full summary »

Director: Gian Carlo Menotti | Stars: Marie Powers, Leo Coleman, Leopoldo Savona, Belva Kibler

Votes: 91

25. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1943)

Horror

A man of mystery known only as Doctor Terror recounts seven stories from his casebook of personal encounters with evil and the supernatural.

Stars: Henriette Gérard, Ferdinand Hart, Jany Holt, Maria Alba

Votes: 22

26. The Touch of Her Flesh (1967)

78 min | Horror, Thriller

A distraught weapons dealer is involved in an automobile accident after catching his stripper wife in bed with another man. Upon recovering, he goes on a killing spree, bumping off exotic ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Findlay | Stars: Suzanne Marre, Angelique, Michael Findlay, Vivian Del Rio

Votes: 245

27. The Kiss of Her Flesh (1968)

75 min | Horror, Thriller

A weapons expert who murdered his unfaithful stripper wife and her lover goes on a killing spree, bumping off exotic dancers and hookers, while plotting the demise of his wife's swinging bisexual sister and her kinky boyfriend.

Director: Michael Findlay | Stars: Uta Erickson, Janet Banzet, Michael Findlay, Donna Stone

Votes: 173

28. The Curse of Her Flesh (1968)

75 min | Horror, Thriller

A weapons dealer who murdered his unfaithful stripper wife goes on a killing spree, bumping off exotic dancers and hookers while plotting revenge on his wife's lover.

Director: Michael Findlay | Stars: Eve Bork, Michael Findlay, Ron Skideri, Linda Boyce

Votes: 185

29. Deranged (1987)

R | 83 min | Horror

A woman kills a burglar in self-defense. The experience so unnerves her she begins to imagine that everyone is trying to harm her and begins to kill anybody who comes near her.

Director: Chuck Vincent | Stars: Veronica Hart, Jerry Butler, Jennifer Delora, Jamie Gillis

Votes: 406

30. The Satanist (1968)

Not Rated | 64 min | Horror

A young couple's marriage becomes threatened when an attractive female occultist enters their lives, enticing them into a strange world of drugs, sex, and satanic rites.

Director: Zoltan G. Spencer | Stars: Pat Barrington, Mary Bauer

Votes: 92

31. Teenage Slumber Party Nightmare (2014)

Not Rated | 74 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Four girls are stalked by a killer with a rusty power drill.

Director: Richard Mogg | Stars: Kaitlyn Yurkiw, Lauren Richardson, Hillary Kaplan, Kirk Munaweera

Votes: 57

32. Inbred (2011)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

Four young offenders and their care workers visit the remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident with locals rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare.

Director: Alex Chandon | Stars: Jo Hartley, James Doherty, Seamus O'Neill, James Burrows

Votes: 4,458

33. Curdled (1996)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

After getting interested in murder as a kid in Colombia, Gabriela now has a scrapbook on murders including clippings on "The Blue Blood Killer". While cleaning his latest murder scene in Miami, she comes across a clue missed by the cops.

Director: Reb Braddock | Stars: William Baldwin, Angela Jones, Bruce Ramsay, Lois Chiles

Votes: 4,736 | Gross: $0.05M

34. Mystics in Bali (1981)

86 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Researching a book that takes her to Bali and the black magic cult of Leák, Cathy meets an evil witch which promises to train her in the dark arts. Tricked, Cathy is turned into a ... See full summary »

Director: H. Tjut Djalil | Stars: Ilona Agathe Bastian, Yos Santo, Sofia W.D., W.D. Mochtar

Votes: 973

35. The House of Clocks (1989 TV Movie)

Unrated | 84 min | Horror

Three lowlife punks are trapped in a posh villa while trying to rob it and become at the mercy of the murderous owners whom have the power to stop and reverse time via their mystical clocks.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Keith Van Hoven, Karina Huff, Paolo Paoloni, Bettine Milne

Votes: 1,024

36. Twists of Terror (1997 TV Movie)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

Stuck in the attic of his house, a paranoid man recounts several different tales to an unknown listener in order to explain the dangers of the world.

Director: Douglas Jackson | Stars: Jennifer Rubin, Françoise Robertson, Nick Mancuso, Joseph Ziegler

Votes: 371

37. CarousHELL (2016)

70 min | Horror

Duke, a carousel unicorn, hates his job. He has to let kids climb on his back and ride him for hours every day. But one kid has finally pushed him too far. Duke breaks free of his carnival ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Rudzinski | Stars: Steve Rimpici, Sé Marie, Haley Madison, Chris Proud

Votes: 67

38. Murder Weapon (1989)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

Two daughters of mobsters get out of the sanitarium after having killed a boyfriend in the shower, supposedly cured and on the right track. They hold a party and invite all their old ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Lyle Waggoner, Linnea Quigley, Karen Russell, Stephen Steward

Votes: 334

39. Blessed Are the Children (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

After getting an abortion, Traci Patterson begins to suspect that something sinister is following her and her friends.

Director: Christopher Wesley Moore | Stars: Kaley Ball, Keni Bounds, Arian Thigpen, Jordan Boyd

Votes: 204

40. The Perfection (2018)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

60 Metascore

When troubled musical prodigy Charlotte (Allison Williams) seeks out Elizabeth (Logan Browning), the new star pupil of her former school, the encounter sends both musicians down a sinister path with shocking consequences.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Allison Williams, Alaina Huffman, Steven Weber, Logan Browning

Votes: 27,446

41. Paganini Horror (1989)

82 min | Horror, Music

When a female rock band use an infamous old piece of sheet music to record their new album in an old mansion, they accidentally open a portal to hell.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Daria Nicolodi, Jasmine Maimone, Pascal Persiano, Maria Cristina Mastrangeli

Votes: 576

42. Aenigma (1987)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

The spirit of a comatose teenage girl possesses the body of a newcomer to her girls boarding school to enact bloody revenge against the elitist, lingerie-clad coeds responsible for her condition.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jared Martin, Lara Lamberti, Ulli Reinthaler, Sophie d'Aulan

Votes: 2,016

43. Messiah of Evil (1973)

R | 90 min | Horror

A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.

Directors: Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz | Stars: Michael Greer, Marianna Hill, Joy Bang, Anitra Ford

Votes: 2,801

44. Annihilation (2018)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

79 Metascore

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong

Votes: 250,484 | Gross: $32.73M