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1. One Cut of the Dead (2017)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

7.7
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85 Metascore

Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies.

Director: Shin'ichirô Ueda | Stars: Takayuki Hamatsu, Yuzuki Akiyama, Harumi Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya

Votes: 9,432

2. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)

TV-14 | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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In the not-too-distant future Joel Robinson is held captive by Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank, forced to watch B-Grade movies on the Satellite of Love with the help of his robot friends: Cambot, Gypsy, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot.

Stars: Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 22,181

3. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019– )

TV-PG | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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This three-part, self-contained limited series is about the newest member of the Midnight Society, her first scary tale, and what happens to the group when the terrifying events of her story start to actually happen in their small town.

Stars: Lyliana Wray, Sam Ashe Arnold, Miya Cech, Jeremy Ray Taylor

Votes: 667

4. Hitchcock (2012)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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55 Metascore

The relationship between Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho (1960) in 1959 is explored.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston

Votes: 69,274 | Gross: $6.01M

5. Gods and Monsters (1998)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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74 Metascore

The last days of Frankenstein (1931) Director James Whale are explored.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 27,942 | Gross: $6.39M

6. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)

NC-17 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León, Julieta Serrano

Votes: 22,384 | Gross: $4.09M

7. Cabin by the Lake (2000 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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A screenwriter, who lives in a cabin by the lake near Los Angeles, drowns young women, then goes back to visit their bodies and do their laundry.

Director: Po-Chih Leong | Stars: Judd Nelson, Hedy Burress, Michael Weatherly, Susan Gibney

Votes: 2,168

8. Cut (I) (2000)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

4.2
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A killer begins to stalk the actors of a low budget horror film, killing them off one by one.

Director: Kimble Rendall | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Frank Roberts, Kylie Minogue, Geoff Revell

Votes: 3,088

9. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, including his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife and his premature death.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 2,188

10. Filmworker (2017)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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73 Metascore

A documentary about how English actor Leon Vitali came to work as an assistant to American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick for over 30 years.

Director: Tony Zierra | Stars: Leon Vitali, Ryan O'Neal, Brian Capron, Mike Alfreds

Votes: 2,055 | Gross: $0.10M

11. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

7.7
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76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,781 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 400 min | Documentary, Horror

8.6
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A chronicle of the history of the Friday the 13th franchise.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Corey Feldman, Peter M. Bracke, Samantha Delutri, Kimberly Higgins

Votes: 1,650

13. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 239 min | Documentary, Horror

8.7
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Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

Directors: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Stacey Alden, Erika Anderson, Marshall Bell

Votes: 3,845

14. The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)

150 min | Documentary

7.8
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Slavoj Zizek examines famous films in a philosophical and a psychoanalytic context.

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 5,875

15. Best Worst Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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61 Metascore

A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox

Votes: 7,349 | Gross: $0.10M

16. Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary

7.4
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79 Metascore

Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work.

Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Wes Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, David Fincher

Votes: 5,172 | Gross: $0.30M

17. Movie Macabre (1981–1993)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

8.3
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An old-fashioned style horror movie marathon, hosted and commentated on by the Mistress of the Dark herself, Elvira.

Stars: Cassandra Peterson, John Paragon, Eve Smith, Fabian

Votes: 336

18. Terror in the Aisles (1984)

R | 84 min | Documentary, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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A compilation of scenes from many science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s through 1980s.

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen, Fred Asparagus, Lainie Cooke

Votes: 1,647 | Gross: $10.00M

19. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

7.1
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 2,093 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Horror

7.8
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The history of Hammer Films and their legacy, narrated by the studio's most beloved stars, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.

Director: Ted Newsom | Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Roy Ward Baker, James Bernard

Votes: 272

21. Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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A fast moving odyssey into the subterranean world of the rarely explored province of Filipino genre filmmaking.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Roger Corman, John Landis, Pete Tombs, Mark Holcomb

Votes: 1,472

22. Elvira's Movie Macabre (2010– )

120 min | Horror

8.5
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A revamping, if you will, of the 1980's classic horror movie showcase, hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

Stars: Cassandra Peterson, Ted Biaselli, John Paragon, Patrick Bristow

Votes: 332

23. Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

R | 97 min | Documentary

6.6
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A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the people who made it.

Director: Sarah Kelly | Stars: Rick Stribling, Ken Bondy, Amy Minda Cohen, Elizabeth Avellan

Votes: 2,529 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Deadline (1984)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A screenwriter begins to lose the ability to distinguish between his fantasies and reality, with disastrous results. As he thinks about what this could mean, he begins to lose his grip on ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: Stephen Young, Sharon Masters, Marvin Goldhar, Jeannie Elias

Votes: 250

25. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror

7.3
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A documentary on the history of the slasher film.

Director: Jeff McQueen | Stars: Ed Green, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Joseph Stefano

Votes: 3,182

26. Coming Soon (1982 Video)

55 min | Documentary, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Scenes and trailers from fifty of Universal's greatest horror films.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Acquanetta, John Agar, Louise Allbritton

Votes: 151

27. The Best of Sex and Violence (1982)

R | 76 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror

6.1
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Hosted by John Carradine, this tape is a compilation of scenes from and previews for various exploitation films.

Director: Ken Dixon | Stars: John Carradine, Laura Jane Leary, Angela Aames, David Carradine

Votes: 139

28. Moxina (2012)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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In the winter of 2008, two climbers encountered the Taiwanese legendary monster ' Moxina (2012) '(a.k.a. Mô-sîn-á) at the evil mountain 'Wuzhishan'. Ryota Nakanishi presents sixteen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

Director: Ryota Nakanishi | Stars: Mario Bava, Pengquang Chen, Shunji Chen, Sean S. Cunningham

Votes: 652

29. The Search for Weng Weng (2007)

92 min | Documentary

7.4
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The bizarre history of Filipino B-films, as told through filmmaker Andrew Leavold's personal quest to find the truth behind its midget James Bond superstar Weng Weng.

Director: Andrew Leavold | Stars: Tikoy Aguiluz, Roy Arabejo, Tilman Baumgaertel, Don Gordon Bell

Votes: 162

30. His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Horror

7.1
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A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Diane Almeida, Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Diana Barrows

Votes: 2,689

31. The American Nightmare (2000)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Horror

7.3
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An examination into the nature of 1960s-'70s horror films, the artists involved, and how they reflected contemporary society.

Director: Adam Simon | Stars: George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Tom Savini, David Cronenberg

Votes: 1,760

32. The Psycho Legacy (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

7.0
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The cast and crew of all four Psycho films recall their time working on the influential horror series as today's masters of horror reminisce on what the movies stirred in them.

Director: Robert V. Galluzzo | Stars: Jason Allentoff, Sharen Camille, Mike Cucinotta, Juliette Cummins

Votes: 360

33. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror

7.2
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An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Director: Andrew Monument | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, John Carpenter

Votes: 2,435

34. Surrealistic Nightmares: An In-depth Look at Walloon Horror Cinema (2020)

101 min | Documentary, Horror | Filming

After researching the Flemish horror cinema in "Forgotten Scares", director Steve De Roover digs deeper in the follow-up documentary "Surrealistic Nightmares" and shows the beginning of ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve De Roover, Jérôme Vandewattyne | Stars: Guillermo del Toro, Pascal Laugier, Xavier Gens, Laurent Lucas

35. Night of the Krampus (2013)

Not Rated | 30 min | Short, Adventure, Family

5.8
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According to legend, on Christmas Eve Santa Claus travels with a creature known as Krampus. While Santa rewards the good children, Krampus punishes the naughty. But that's just a myth. ...... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Smith | Stars: Khristian Fulmer, Erin Lilley, Soren Odom, Brendon Cooke

Votes: 29

36. Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Horror

7.6
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A retrospective documentary about the Halloween movie franchise.

Director: Stefan Hutchinson | Stars: P.J. Soles, Irwin Yablans, Moustapha Akkad, John Carpenter

Votes: 1,635

37. Masters of Horror (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

7.5
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More clips from horror movies, plus interviews with other horror legends.

Directors: Mike Mendez, Dave Parker | Stars: Dario Argento, Bruce Campbell, John Carpenter, Wes Craven

Votes: 499

38. 100 Years of Horror (1996– )

Unrated | 343 min | Documentary, Horror

7.2
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Clips from Horror Films.

Stars: Christopher Lee, Roger Corman, Hugh Hefner, Fred Olen Ray

Votes: 316

39. The Omen Legacy (2001 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary

6.9
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The true stories that spawned the eerie tale of Damien, a small boy with an angelic face, whose very name still conjures up thoughts of Satan. This documentary shares spine-tingling ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Zacky | Stars: Jack Palance, David Seltzer, Blanche Barton, Doug Posey

Votes: 268

40. Blood, Boobs & Beast (2007)

75 min | Documentary

7.0
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Blood, Boobs and Beast tells the compelling story of Don Dohler, whose movies have been called everything from oddly brilliant to some of the worst films of all time. Despite his critics, ... See full summary »

Director: John Kinhart | Stars: Don Dohler, J.J. Abrams, Robert Long II, Mitch Klein

Votes: 248

41. The Omen: Prophecy Fulfilled (2006 TV Movie)

23 min | Documentary, Horror

5.1
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A documentary looking at the real-life events behind The Omen remake.

Director: Mark Popple | Stars: Lionel Fanthorpe, Mia Farrow, John Moore, Lancelot Narayan

Votes: 53

42. Halloween: The Inside Story (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.1
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"Halloween: The Inside Story" takes a look at one of the most successful film franchises of all time as it goes behind the scenes of John Carpenter's "Halloween," the "frightfest" that ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Nobile Jr. | Stars: Rob Naughton, Rob Zombie, Anthony Masi, Jeffrey Lyons

Votes: 303

43. The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004– )

TV-14 | 300 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror

8.7
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Film-makers, performers, genre authorities and selected high-profile fans count down the most chilling moments in cinematic history. Not just from horror films, but from such thrillers as ... See full summary »

Stars: Keiko Agena, Krista Allen, David Arquette, Clive Barker

Votes: 912

44. Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000 Video)

75 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary primarily focusing on the filming and release of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Matthew Bell, Robert A. Burns, Tobe Hooper, Kim Henkel

Votes: 481

45. Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-in Movie (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Family, History

7.0
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Once a vibrant part of American culture, drive-ins reached their peak in the late 50s with almost 5,000 dotting the nation. Although drive-ins are experiencing a resurgence, today less than... See full summary »

Director: April Wright | Stars: Charles Bruss, Riley Cooke, Roger Corman, Dennis Cozzalio

Votes: 107

46. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

7.2
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Gory, Gory, Hallelujah! Take an outrageous ride through the wild world of exploitation films with this often-hilarious documentary, HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS, THE GODFATHER OF GORE!

Directors: Frank Henenlotter, Jimmy Maslon | Stars: Mal Arnold, John Bloom, Jerome Eden, David F. Friedman

Votes: 270

47. Universal Horror (1998 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary, Horror

7.5
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A documentary examining the early days of horror films, particularly those crafted at Universal Studios during the 1930s.

Director: Kevin Brownlow | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Christopher Adamson, John Augur, Ray Bradbury

Votes: 548

48. Assmonster: The Making of a Horror Movie (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy

4.8
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This is a comedy about a guy who watches an awful DVDr that was made by one of those fake directors who sell their crap at horror conventions and decides that he too will make a bad movie and sell it for $30 a copy.

Director: Bill Zebub | Stars: Bill Zebub, Frederic W. Barnes, Ed Bowkey, Steve Nebesni

Votes: 87

49. Macabre Theatre (2002–2018)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

6.8
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Adult humor. See old cult, campy and some classic horror films every week with skits by "Ivonna Cadaver" and Butch Patrick in spooky locations. Also Goth Trivia, Ivonna's Music Dungeon List... See full summary »

Stars: Natalie Popovich, Butch Patrick, Phil Nichols, David Markham

Votes: 122

50. Thir13en Ghosts Revealed (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Documentary

7.7
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Stars: Matthew Lillard, Joel Silver, Tony Shalhoub, F. Murray Abraham

Votes: 31



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