With Synapse Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Suspiria (1977)

R | 92 min | Horror

7.4
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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: 72,634

2. Brain Damage (1988)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

6.6
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One morning, a young man wakes to find that a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but demands human victims in return.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald, Jennifer Lowry, Theo Barnes

Votes: 8,529

3. 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: 21,562

4. Prom Night (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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45 Metascore

At a high school senior prom, a masked killer stalks four teenagers who were responsible for the accidental death of a classmate six years previously.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin

Votes: 14,135 | Gross: $14.80M

5. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

1.9
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A family gets lost on the road and stumbles upon a hidden, underground, devil-worshiping cult led by the fearsome Master and his servant Torgo.

Director: Harold P. Warren | Stars: Tom Neyman, John Reynolds, Diane Adelson, Harold P. Warren

Votes: 34,004

6. Hot Dog... The Movie (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.0
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39 Metascore

Harkin Banks heads to skiing championships in California. A teen runaway tags along as he parties and competes with friends and foes.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: David Naughton, Patrick Houser, Tracy Smith, John Patrick Reger

Votes: 2,836 | Gross: $20.31M

7. Tenebrae (1982)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo

Votes: 18,912

8. Demons (1985)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

6.7
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A group of random people are invited to a screening of a mysterious movie, only to find themselves trapped in the theater with ravenous demons.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny, Fiore Argento

Votes: 18,568

9. Maniac Cop (1988)

R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.0
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40 Metascore

A killer dressed in a police uniform begins murdering innocent people on the streets of New York City.

Director: William Lustig | Stars: Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 12,887 | Gross: $0.67M

10. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)

PG | 80 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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49 Metascore

A young girl who returns to her hometown to see her dying father finds herself being drawn into a web of vampirism and witchcraft.

Director: Richard Blackburn | Stars: Lesley Taplin, Cheryl Smith, William Whitton, Hy Pyke

Votes: 1,866

11. Street Trash (1987)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

6.1
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A liquor store owner sells alcoholic beverages to homeless people, unaware of what the bottles actually contain: toxic brew.

Director: James M. Muro | Stars: Mike Lackey, Bill Chepil, Vic Noto, Mark Sferrazza

Votes: 8,440

12. Frankenhooker (1990)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, Patty Mullen, J.J. Clark

Votes: 8,259 | Gross: $0.21M

13. Twins of Evil (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.6
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A religious sect led by Gustav Weil hunts all women suspected of witchcraft, killing a number of innocent victims. Young Katy, Gustav's niece, will involve herself in a devilish cult, and become an instrument of Justice in the region.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Peter Cushing, Dennis Price, Mary Collinson, Madeleine Collinson

Votes: 4,279

14. Vampyros Lesbos (1971)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Horror

5.4
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An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Soledad Miranda, Dennis Price, Paul Muller, Ewa Strömberg

Votes: 4,054

15. Popcorn (1991)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

5.8
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A murderer begins killing off teenagers at a horror movie marathon they have organized in an abandoned theater.

Directors: Mark Herrier, Alan Ormsby | Stars: Jill Schoelen, Tom Villard, Dee Wallace, Derek Rydall

Votes: 3,675 | Gross: $4.21M

16. Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973)

R | 104 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute.

Director: Bo Arne Vibenius | Stars: Christina Lindberg, Heinz Hopf, Despina Tomazani, Per-Axel Arosenius

Votes: 6,439

17. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.

Director: Joseph Green | Stars: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna, Adele Lamont

Votes: 5,821

18. Intruder (1989)

R | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

Director: Scott Spiegel | Stars: Elizabeth Cox, Renée Estevez, Dan Hicks, David Byrnes

Votes: 6,771

19. Red Scorpion (1988)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure

5.2
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A Soviet Special Forces soldier is sent on a mission to infiltrate an African rebel army and assassinate its leader, but the war machine they trained starts to think for himself.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, M. Emmet Walsh, Al White, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 7,928 | Gross: $4.19M

20. The Exterminator (1980)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York City. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York City into a great war zone, and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.

Director: James Glickenhaus | Stars: Robert Ginty, Samantha Eggar, Christopher George, Steve James

Votes: 4,660

21. Curtains (1983)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

Director: Richard Ciupka | Stars: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson, Anne Ditchburn

Votes: 3,734

22. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

Votes: 17,935

23. Chained Heat (1983)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.9
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Young Carol Henderson ends up in prison where she must learn how to survive in an environment plagued by violence, murder, rape, racism, drugs and staff corruption and brutality.

Director: Paul Nicholas | Stars: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Sybil Danning, Tamara Dobson

Votes: 1,972 | Gross: $6.15M

24. Hammer House of Horror (1980)

54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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This British anthology series, which was produced by England's leading exporters of horror films, told tales of haunted houses, demons, ghosts, and other supernatural wonders.

Stars: Nicholas Ball, Anna Calder-Marshall, Christopher Cazenove, Peter Cushing

Votes: 1,368

25. Bloody Birthday (1981)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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49 Metascore

Three children are born at the height of an eclipse of the sun. Ten years later, they begin to murder the people around them - even their family members.

Director: Ed Hunt | Stars: Lori Lethin, Melinda Cordell, Julie Brown, Joe Penny

Votes: 3,808

26. Long Weekend (1978)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood.

Director: Colin Eggleston | Stars: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Mike McEwen, Roy Day

Votes: 3,701

27. Sorceress (1995)

R | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

3.8
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Jealous witch Erica uses her powers to influence her unwitting husband Larry and his colleagues, who all work for a big law firm.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Linda Blair, Edward Albert, Julie Strain, Michael Parks

Votes: 806

28. Stepfather II (1989)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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After escaping the insane asylum in which he was incarcerated, Jerry Blake (Terry O'Quinn) impersonates a marriage counselor and manages to win over a patient (Meg Foster) and her young son (Jonathan Brandis).

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Terry O'Quinn, Meg Foster, Caroline Williams, Jonathan Brandis

Votes: 3,199 | Gross: $1.52M

29. Christmas Evil (1980)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.

Director: Lewis Jackson | Stars: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Andy Fenwick

Votes: 5,396

30. Vampire Circus (1972)

PG | 84 min | Horror

6.4
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As the plague sweeps the countryside, a quarantined village is visited by a mysterious traveling circus. Soon, young children begin to disappear, and the locals suspect the circus troupe might be hiding a horrifying secret.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters, Anthony Higgins, John Moulder-Brown

Votes: 3,341

31. The Kindred (1987)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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A geneticist takes his assistants to his old family home to locate the deadly product of his late mother's revolutionary research into rapid human evolution - his monstrous tentacled baby brother - before a mad scientist gets to him first.

Directors: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow | Stars: Rod Steiger, Kim Hunter, David Allen Brooks, Amanda Pays

Votes: 1,581 | Gross: $2.41M

32. Strange Behavior (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Fiona Lewis

Votes: 1,405

33. Patrick (1978)

PG | 96 min | Horror

6.1
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A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar, Bruce Barry

Votes: 2,631

34. Diary of a Rape (1971)

R | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Young Lena is trapped in a complex situation of sex and lies.

Director: Gustav Wiklund | Stars: Christina Lindberg, Heinz Hopf, Björn Adelly, Siv Ericks

Votes: 627

35. The Deadly Spawn (1983)

R | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Alien creatures invade a small town and four teenagers, along with a young boy, attempt to escape from them.

Director: Douglas McKeown | Stars: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter, Jean Tafler

Votes: 3,855

36. Mosquito (1994)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.8
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A violent massacre caused by human-sized mosquitoes forces the lone survivors to band together in a fight for survival as the mosquitoes continue their onslaught.

Director: Gary Jones | Stars: Gunnar Hansen, Ron Asheton, Steve Dixon, Rachel Loiselle

Votes: 2,033 | Gross: $0.99M

37. Basket Case 2 (1990)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

5.4
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Duane and his basket-bound mutant brother are taken in by a secret home for wayward freaks with journalists hot on their tail.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Judy Grafe, Annie Ross, Heather Rattray

Votes: 4,125

38. The Nail Gun Massacre (1985 Video)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

3.8
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After a young girl is gang raped by a crew of construction workers, someone starts killing off members of the group with a nail gun.

Directors: Bill Leslie, Terry Lofton | Stars: Rocky Patterson, Ron Queen, Beau Leland, Michelle Meyer

Votes: 1,516

39. The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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Four college students are stalked by an unknown assailant while staying on campus over the Christmas holidays to help clear out a dormitory which is to be demolished.

Directors: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow | Stars: Laurie Lapinski, Stephen Sachs, David Snow, Pamela Holland

Votes: 1,673

40. Harlequin (1980)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.2
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A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man. But his is nothing compared to the extraordinary power of the ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Robert Powell, David Hemmings, Carmen Duncan, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 1,103

41. McBain (1991)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, War

4.8
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Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the oppressive El Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain... See full summary »

Director: James Glickenhaus | Stars: Christopher Walken, Maria Conchita Alonso, Michael Joseph DeSare, Chick Vennera

Votes: 1,517 | Gross: $0.46M

42. Basket Case 3 (1991)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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Duane recovers from his delusional breakdown to find his freakish basket-bound brother Belial will soon become a father. But not everything is joyous as the once tight knit brothers no longer seem to trust each other.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Annie Ross, Gil Roper, Dan Biggers

Votes: 2,917

43. Black Roses (1988)

R | 90 min | Horror, Music

5.0
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Demons hypnotize the general public by posing as a rock and roll band.

Director: John Fasano | Stars: John Martin, Ken Swofford, Sal Viviano, Julie Adams

Votes: 1,250

44. Stalingrad (2003– )

165 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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The World War 2 Battle of Stalingrad from the initial attack to the repatriation of the survivors after the war.

Stars: Albrecht Appelt, Gerhard Dengler, Luzia Kollak, Hans Rostewitz

Votes: 759

45. Blue Sunshine (1977)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. But could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD called Blue Sunshine the murderers took ten years before?

Director: Jeff Lieberman | Stars: Zalman King, Deborah Winters, Mark Goddard, Robert Walden

Votes: 2,364

46. Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987)

R | 83 min | Horror, Music

4.1
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At a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, a hopeful hair-metal band seeking inspiration to record their upcoming new LP will soon find themselves in a furious confrontation against the Prince of Darkness himself.

Director: John Fasano | Stars: Jon Mikl Thor, Jillian Peri, Frank Dietz, David Lane

Votes: 1,396

47. Hands of the Ripper (1971)

R | 85 min | Horror

6.2
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As a young child Jack the Ripper's daughter witnesses him kill her mother. As a young woman she carries on the murderous reign of her father. A psychiatrist tries to cure her with tragic consequences.

Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow, Keith Bell

Votes: 2,056

48. Deadbeat at Dawn (1988)

Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Crime

6.7
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One last job separates the leader of the Ravens gang from an early retirement. When he finds his girlfriend beaten to death by members of a rival gang, he seeks revenge, knowing that he may be dead by dawn. Will more blood bring her back?

Director: Jim Van Bebber | Stars: Paul Harper, Jim Van Bebber, Megan Murphy, Ric Walker

Votes: 1,472

49. Evil Dead Trap (1988)

102 min | Horror

6.2
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A TV station employee takes a camera crew out to an abandoned factory to investigate a purported snuff film that was made there, only to end up running for her life when a small, fetus-like creature murders her crew.

Director: Toshiharu Ikeda | Stars: Miyuki Ono, Aya Katsuragi, Hitomi Kobayashi, Eriko Nakagawa

Votes: 2,075

50. She Killed in Ecstasy (1971)

Unrated | 73 min | Horror

5.8
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After a doctor commits suicide when his research into human embryos is terminated, his wife seduces and then executes revenge upon those she holds responsible.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Soledad Miranda, Fred Williams, Paul Muller, Howard Vernon

Votes: 1,412


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