Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Best 90's Horror Films - Part II


90's Horror Movies - Part II
(1995-1999)

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100 Movies and Counting...

TOO SCARY 2 WATCH now presents a list of 90's horror films (arranged by year) that we believe may be worth checking out, if you're a lover of 90's scary movies like we are. The list (divided into two parts) will continue to be updated as we continue to find more movies that we feel are worthy of adding. So be sure to check out both lists! 




Candyman, Ghostface, Hannibal the Cannibal, The Blair Witch and more!

... We've done our best to create a versatile list pulling from a variety of different horror genres; Aliens, slashers, werewolves, vampires and zombies -- we've got good movies, cheesy movies, fun movies, popular movies, underrated movies, remakes, and more! 

It can be argued whether some of the movies on the list belong in the horror genre (depending on how one defines horror) ... nevertheless (with versatility in mind), we've include some that are cult classics, some that are horror comedies, some that are sci-fi action horror, some that are psychological thrillers, along with others that may be open for interpretation.

Want more 90's Horror? - Check Out Our Complete 90's Horror List:
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Disclaimer

Not all of the movies on the list, in our opinion, are good movies, but were chosen to be included for a variety of different reasons -- Some are staple horror films of the nineties, some are popular horror films of the nineties, some are cult films, some have greatly influenced horror movies of the modern era, while others were remakes or sequels to classic horror films from decades past.

Thanks and enjoy!

Proceed to Best 90's Horror Movies - Part I (1990-1994)
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After philosophy grad student Kathleen (Lili Taylor) is attacked in an alley, she finds herself helplessly addicted to blood, lasting only from fix to fix like a heroin addict. She attempts to make sense of her bloodlust with the help of her mentor, Peina (Christopher Walken). But can Kathleen regain control of her life? This moody black-and-white film follows her physical and moral transformation.

Director: Abel Ferrara 
Not-Rated
82 mins

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Clive Barker's supernatural serial slayer returns -- against the wild backdrop of New Orleans's Mardi Gras -- and is stalking the descendants of the family who, a century ago, caused his nightmarish death and unholy afterlife. The wrath of the Candyman is reborn -- just call his name in the mirror, and let the terror begin.

Director: Bill Condon
Writer: Clive Barker
R-Rated
91 mins


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When John (Jeffrey Combs) inherits a castle in Italy, he moves his family and takes up residence in the medieval estate, only to discover that some terrible evil has escaped its dungeon chains and is on a bloodthirsty killing spree. Now under suspicion for murder, John must catch the killer before his family becomes the next casualty. Stuart Gordon directs this gruesome Gothic tale that also stars Barbara Crampton and Jessica Dollarhide.

Director: Stuart Gordon 
R-Rated
90 mins

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The crazed serial killer returns from the dead in this splatter-fest sequel. After Michael Myers' niece gives birth, she turns the baby over to Tommy Doyle (Paul Rudd) to save the child from Michael. Living with members of the Strode family, Tommy suspects that the evil force that drove Michael to murder now curses young Danny Strode (Devin Gardner). Can Tommy -- with help from Michael's nemesis (Donald Pleasence) -- end the madness?

Director: Joe Chappelle
R-Rated
88 mins

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After antiques dealer Hatch Harrison (Jeff Goldblum) crashes his car and is pronounced clinically dead for more than two hours, brilliant cardiologist Jonas Nyebern (Alfred Molina) miraculously revives Hatch, giving him a second chance at life. But he soon begins to experience murderous visions through the eyes of a satanic serial killer (Jeremy Sisto) ... who's stalking Hatch's teenage daughter (Alicia Silverstone).

Director: Brett Leonard
R-Rated
106 mins

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Ten people awake on a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to discover that the other passengers, the flight crew and the pilots have disappeared. After a passenger (David Morse) manages to land the plane, the small group of survivors soon makes a startling discovery. Not only are they alone on the plane -- they're alone on the planet. The sole sound on Earth comes from the mysterious Langoliers, who are systematically destroying everything in their path.

Director: Tom Holland
Writer: Stephen King
PG-13
179 mins
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Horror maestro Clive Barker directed and wrote this gruesome tale of modern-day sorcery set in the world of professional magic. When a top magician dies during his act, Los Angeles psychic investigator Harry D'Amour (Scott Bakula) is drawn into a chilling plot to resurrect a satanic cult (with a nod to the horror classic Black Sunday). Kevin J. Connor plays D'Amour's nemesis, the warlock Phillip Swann; Famke Janssen co-stars.

Director: Clive Barker 
R-Rated
122 mins
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85. The Mangler (1995)

Machines aren't made to rise up against humans, but in this sci-fi thriller, one does. But why? Police detective John Hunton (Ted Levine) is on the case, as he begins to unravel the strange mystery of a folding machine that seems to yearn not for clothing but for flesh. What's behind this lust for blood, and just who is responsible for turning it into a mangling creature? The answer may lie with the gadget's owner, Bill Gartley (Robert Englund).

Director: Tobe Hooper
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
91 mins
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In this suspenseful thriller, two men harbor some deadly secrets that must not be allowed to surface, leading to a face-off between the pair in the desert. One of them is a disturbed killer in the midst of a murder spree; the other is on the lam after ripping off a Las Vegas casino for $1 million. Question is, which one is which? Eric Roberts, Lance Henriksen, Brion James and Eliza Roberts star. Victor Salva directs.

Director: Victor Salva 
R-Rated
91 mins
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Angels have no souls, but men do. And dark angel Gabriel (Christopher Walken) -- angry because God has allowed humans into heaven -- descends to earth to capture the most evil human soul he can find, planning to use it to defeat his enemies in an apocalyptic battle. While a good-hearted angel (Eric Stoltz) hides the soul in the body of a little girl, a detective (Elias Koteas) on earth tracks Gabriel's every move.

Director: Gregory Widen 
R-Rated
97 mins
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Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer (Kevin Spacey) whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset (Morgan Freeman) researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills (Brad Pitt), scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

Director: David Fincher 
R-Rated
127 mins
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When government scientists (led by Ben Kingsley) receive a transmission from space containing alien DNA, they create the ultimate femme fatale: a hybrid woman named Sil (Natasha Henstridge) with supermodel looks, deadly shape-shifting abilities ... and raging hormones. When Sil escapes, a team of specialists scrambles to find her before she can reproduce, culminating in a fright-filled climax in the Los Angeles sewer system.

Director: Roger Donaldson 
R-Rated
128 mins
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A wanderer who goes by the name of Brayker (William Sadler) holds the last of seven keys that hold the power to eliminate evil and protect the world from darkness in this rousing horror flick. The evil Collector (Billy Zane), however, possesses the other six. Anxious to hold the final key, the Collector assembles a team of walking dead to take out Brayker, Jeryline (Jada Pinkett Smith) and the other residents of a rundown boarding house. 

R-Rated
92 mins
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In an experience more frightening than their worst nightmares, three  friends tour a funeral home with a creepy mortician (Clarence Williams III) in this Spike Lee-produced horror anthology. Along the way, they hear a story about each of the corpses. From cops turned bad to a child with uncanny powers, a bigoted politician tormented by voodoo dolls and a drug dealer who undergoes sensory rehab, all of the spooky tales have racial implications. 

Director: Rusty Cundieff 
R-Rated
97 mins
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John Carpenter's remake of the 1960 sci-fi thriller stars Christopher Reeve and Kirstie Alley as doctors who must try to stop a group of alien children from taking over the world. An alien force impregnates every woman in a small town, and the spawn -- who grow at an incredible rate, and can read everyone's thoughts -- attempt to conquer the earthlings. Mark Hamill and Michael Paré co-star.

Director: John Carpenter 
R-Rated
97 mins
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Ted, a photojournalist, has a terrible secret: He's a werewolf. With nowhere else to go, Ted turns up at the home of his sister and her son. To them, Ted seems fine. But the family dog, Thor, senses something terribly wrong.

Director: Eric Red 
R-Rated
79 mins
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A giant squid is the main suspect in a string of mysterious deaths plaguing the seaside town of Graves Point, and it's up to marine biologist Dr. Herbert Talley (Ronald Guttman) and fearless fisherman Whip Dalton (William Petersen) to locate and destroy the beast. From best-selling horror writer Peter Benchley (Jaws) comes this hair-raising maritime adventure, now featuring extensive additional footage cut from earlier releases.

Director: Jeff Bleckner 
PG-13
176 mins

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Robin Tunney stars in this supernatural thriller as Sarah Bailey, a Catholic school newcomer who falls in with a clique of teen witches who wield their powers against all who dare to cross them -- be they teachers, rivals or meddlesome parents. Directed by Andrew Fleming, this cult film favorite features early career performances from Neve Campbell and Skeet Ulrich, shortly before their breakout turns in Wes Craven's 1996 hit Scream.

Director: Andrew Fleming 
R-Rated
100 mins


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When neurotic Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Feinstone (Corbin Bernsen) learns that his wife (Linda Hoffman) is cheating on him with the pool boy (Michael Stadvec), he exacts his revenge by "accidentally" performing oral surgery on her during a routine cleaning. Not content to stop there, the doc proceeds to murder the pool boy and take out his frustration on his unsuspecting patients -- including an IRS agent (Earl Boen) with blackmail on the brain.

Director: Brian Yuzna 
R-Rated
92 mins

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In this dark thriller from director James Foley, 16-year-old "good girl" Nicole (Reese Witherspoon) goes to a party with her best friend and meets David (Mark Wahlberg), a good-looking, enigmatic guy from the wrong side of the tracks. The two fall hard for each other, until Nicole begins to doubt the strength of their relationship. David takes extreme measures toward Nicole and her family in a twisted attempt to win her back, but will he succeed?.

Director: James Foley 
R-Rated
97 mins
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Blending humor and horror, director Peter Jackson's outlandish tale centers on shady psychic detective Frank Bannister (Michael J. Fox), who uses his ability to communicate with the dead to boost his business. But when a sinister spirit is unleashed and members of the community are mysteriously killed, the P.I. -- with the help of a comely widow (Trini Alvarado) -- must use his powers to get to the bottom of the supernatural slayings. 

Director: Peter Jackson 
R-Rated
110 mins

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Robbers-on-the-lam Seth (George Clooney) and Richard Gecko (Quentin Tarantino) take an ex-preacher (Harvey Keitel) and his kids hostage. On a race to the Mexican border, they rendezvous at a cantina, not knowing the owners and clientele are bloodthirsty vampires. That's when director Robert Rodriguez (Desperado) abruptly switches from hostage drama to tongue-in-cheek, vampiric melee, creating a blood-stained ode to 1960s Mexican horror movies.

Director: Robert Rodriguez 
R-Rated
107 mins


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A big-budget remake of the H.G. Wells story (previously filmed in 1977), The Island of Dr. Moreau follows a shipwrecked sailor (David Thewlis) who stumbles upon a mysterious island. He's shocked to discover that a brilliant scientist (Marlon Brando) and his lab assistant (Val Kilmer) have found a way to combine human and animal DNA -- with horrific results. 

Director 1: John Frankenheimer 
Director 2: Richard Stanley 
PG-13
100 mins


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Horror maven Wes Craven -- paying homage to teen horror classics such as Halloween and Prom Night -- turns the genre on its head with this tale of a murderer who terrorizes hapless high schooler Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) by offing everyone she knows. Not your average slasher flick, Scream distinguishes itself with a self-parodying sense of humor. Courteney Cox and David Arquette co-star as a local news reporter and a small-town deputy.

Director: Wes Craven  
R-Rated 
111 mins

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Italian director Dario Argento weaves together horror and suspense in this cult-classic thriller. While investigating a serial rapist and murderer in the famed Uffizi Museum, young detective Anna Manni (Argento's daughter Asia) begins having visions that the paintings around her are coming to life. While Manni is hallucinating, the rapist captures, tortures and violates her, driving the young detective to insanity.

Director: Dario Argento 
Not-Rated
119 mins
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aka Thesis

Film student Ángela Márquez (Ana Torrent) becomes consumed by her thesis subject when research on violence reported in the media uncovers a disturbing snuff film that involves her professor's murder and the disappearance of several campus coeds. She enlists a creepy classmate (Fele Martinez) to help crack the case -- but Ángela's not sure he can be trusted. The movie marks Alejandro Amenábar's directorial debut.

R-Rated
125 mins
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Obese attorney Billy Halleck (Robert John Burke) accidentally runs over a gypsy woman with his car. When his police cronies and the judge help Halleck cover up the incident, the victim's father, Tadzu Lempke (Michael Constantine), puts a carb-conscious curse on his daughter's killer. Before long, hefty Halleck is dropping an incredible 40 pounds a week, and his only hope of survival lies in Tadzu's hands. Based on Stephen King's best-seller.

Director: Tom Holland
Writer: Stephen King
R-Rated
92 mins
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Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder star in the fourth installment of the Alien series. Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley (Weaver) died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley is full of surprises … as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers (including Ryder) to keep the creatures from reaching Earth. Includes the theatrical and extended cuts of the film.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet 
R-Rated
109 mins
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When deranged snake hunter Paul Sarone (Jon Voight) tricks a filmmaking crew (Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube and Eric Stoltz) into taking him on their boat so he can hunt a giant anaconda, the group soon finds itself up the Amazon River without a paddle as they become prey for the reptile. With their captain incapacitated, the crew must battle not only the fearsome snake but the equally slimy, ruthless Sarone. Great cinematography marks this thriller.

Director: Luis Llosa 
PG-13
98 mins
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After four teenage friends crash their car, they discover a deserted church nearby and decide to wait there for help. To pass the time, they recount well-known urban legends such as the tale of a young newlywed couple attacked by werewolves when out camping on their honeymoon. Other spooky stories tell of a girl terrorized by a psycho she met on the Internet and a biker visiting a haunted farmhouse.

Director 1: Matt Cooper 
Director 2: Martin Kunert 
Director 3: David Semel 
R-Rated
93 mins

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Clueless as to how they got there or why they were chosen, a student, an ex-con, an engineer, a social worker, a cop and a mentally handicapped person are caught in a maze of interlocking cubes with no apparent way out in this sci-fi thriller. Food or water is nowhere to be found, and upon further investigation, the six discover some of the rooms are booby-trapped with destructive devices. Can the unlikely group survive long enough to escape?

Director: Vincenzo Natali 
R-Rated
90 mins
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When charismatic lawyer John Milton (Al Pacino) recruits the successful young attorney Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves) to his high-powered Manhattan firm, both Kevin and his wife (Charlize Theron) find life on Park Avenue seductive. That is, until strange things begin to happen. By the time the pair begins questioning John's plans and who -- or what -- Kevin actually works for, it might be too late in director Taylor Hackford's creepy thriller.

Director: Taylor Hackford 
R-Rated
144 mins
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In 2040, an explorer vessel known as the Event Horizon went missing beyond deep-space boundaries. Seven years later, the ship sends a garbled signal back to Earth that sounds a lot like a cry for help. A rescue ship led by Captain Miller (Laurence Fishburne) is dispatched to investigate, but Miller's crew (including Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan and Joely Richardson) soon realizes the awful truth -- something unimaginable has happened on board.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson 
R-Rated
97 mins

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An affluent German family is settling into their lakeside vacation home when a young man named Peter (Frank Giering) comes to the door asking to borrow eggs. Anna (Susanne Lothar) is alone in the house while her husband (Ulrich Muhe) and son (Stefan Clapczynski) are off swimming. A friend (Arno Frisch) soon joins Peter, and when Anna's men return, the pair takes the family hostage and begins to play sadistic games in this disturbing thriller.

Director: Michael Haneke
Not-Rated
104 mins



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When some North Carolina teens flatten a stranger with their car, they leave him for dead and try to get on with their lives. He returns to give 'em, uh, the hook (literally) -- the gore is leavened by some much-needed laughs. The well-known cast includes Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe.

Director: Jim Gillespie 
R-Rated
101 mins
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Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house, a farm in the Napa Valley. A serial killer named Edgler Foreman Vess breaks into the house, killing Laura and her parents. Chyna survives, but she learns of Vess's captive: a girl, just as innocent as Chyna, trapped in Vess's home far from the Napa Valley. Chyna feels a great sense of responsibility for this girl, and she travels deeper into her nightmare.

Director: Yves Simoneau 
Writer: Dean R. Koontz 
R-Rated
101 mins
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Soon after saxophonist Fred Madison (Bill Pullman) suspects his wife (Patricia Arquette) of cheating on him, he is mysteriously framed for her murder and sent to death row, in this surreal, non-linear film by director David Lynch. In prison, Madison inexplicably transforms into a young mechanic (Balthazar Getty) who, after being released (he isn't the convicted killer anymore), meets a local gangster's moll -- also played by Patricia Arquette.

Director: David Lynch 
R-Rated
134 mins
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In this cinematic kissing cousin to the giant-radioactive-ant flick Them, etymologist Mira Sorvino eradicates disease-carrying cockroaches only to create a new breed of lethal, man-sized insect in the sewer systems of New York City. Co-starring Charles S. Dutton, Jeremy Northam and a nest of creepy, computer-generated bugs, Mimic will send you running for the Raid.

Director: Guillermo del Toro 
R-Rated
105 mins
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Law student Martin Bells (Ewan McGregor) takes a job as the night watchman in a creepy city morgue. But when a serial killer's mutilated victims begin to pile up, Martin finds himself at odds with a surly police detective (Nick Nolte). To make things worse, all the clues seem to point to Martin, and he'll have a hell of a time trying to clear his name. Patricia Arquette, Lauren Graham and Josh Brolin co-star in this moody thriller. 

Director: Ole Bornedal 
R-Rated
101 mins

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Richard Dees (Miguel Ferrer), an investigative reporter for a sleazy weekly tabloid, is hot on the trail of a serial killer who flies a private plane to commit his unspeakable acts of murder, targeting unsuspecting victims at isolated rural airports. But as Dees tracks the killer, he witnesses something that could turn out to be hell on Earth in this creepy thriller based on a short story by Stephen King. 

Director: Mark Pavia 
Writer: Stephen King 
R-Rated
97 mins

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Creepy wanderlust storyteller Aaron Quicksilver (Christopher Lloyd) hosts this hair-raising double feature that begins with Stephen King's "Chattery Teeth," in which a traveling salesman (Raphael Sbarge) makes a big mistake when he picks up two passengers -- a lunatic hitchhiker and a possessed pair of plastic chattering teeth. In Clive Barker's "The Body Politic," a plastic surgeon (Matt Frewer) battles an army of murderous severed limbs.

Director: Mick Garris 
Not-Rated
90 mins
(Anthology - TV Movie)
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The occult best-seller by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child becomes a chilling tale of a biological mutant on the loose during an opening night gala at Chicago's Museum of Natural History in this monster flick directed by Peter Hyams (Timecop). Tom Sizemore is the cop on the case; Penelope Miller and James Whitmore (who faced down a similar menace in the 1954 classic Them!) are the scientists who discover the creature's terrible identity. 

Director: Peter Hyams 
R-Rated
107 mins
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In the two years that have passed since the fateful events in Woodsboro, newswoman Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox) has written a best-seller, which has been turned into a film starring Tori Spelling as Sidney (Neve Campbell). As the movie premiere looms closer, the cycle of mysterious deaths begins again. Dewey Riley (David Arquette) heads straight to Sidney's college in an attempt to protect her from impending doom.

Director: Wes Craven 
R-Rated
122 mins

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A TV-miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's novel. Recovering alcoholic Jack Torrance (Steven Weber) wants to get his life and writing career back on track, so he and his wife (Rebecca De Mornay) and son (Courtland Mead) move into the Overlook Hotel as its caretakers while it's closed for winter. But Jack must still wrestle with demons within and without when he discovers -- after getting snowed in -- that the hotel is haunted.

Director: Mick Garris 
Writer: Stephen King
Not-Rated 
273 mins
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This Gothic retelling of the immortal fable stars a wickedly wonderful Sigourney Weaver as vain noblewoman Claudia Hoffman, who -- threatened by the presence and beauty of stepdaughter Lilly (Monica Keena) -- tries to dispatch her rival by invoking the black arts. In place of the seven dwarfs are seven cranky misfits -- including a sullen miner (Gil Bellows) with eyes for Lilly -- who reluctantly take the girl under their collective wing.

Director: Michael Cohn 
R-Rated
100 mins
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In the two years that have passed since the fateful events in Woodsboro, newswoman Gale Weathers (Courtney Cox) has written a best-seller, which has been turned into a film starring Tori Spelling as Sidney (Neve Campbell). As the movie premiere looms closer, the cycle of mysterious deaths begins again. Dewey Riley (David Arquette) heads straight to Sidney's college in an attempt to protect her from impending doom.

Director: Robert Kurtzman 
Writer: Peter Atkins 
R-Rated
122 mins


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Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the toy store, Chucky returns. The soul of killer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif) still inhabits the diminutive devil doll, and when his old flame Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) finds him, he turns her into a doll as well. Together, the happy couple sets out on a terrifying spree. With the help of two unwitting teens (Nick Stabile and Katherine Heigl), the terrible toys embark on a bloody road trip.

Director: Ronny Yu 
R-Rated
89 mins

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aka Dead Man's Curve

Chris (Michael Vartan) and Tim (Matthew Lillard) murder their roommate, Rand (Randall Batinkoff), but stage everything to appear as a suicide, all because of a legend they'd heard that doing so would earn them perfect grade point averages at their college. Keri Russell plays Chris's girlfriend, Emma, and Dana Delany plays campus psychologist Dr. Ashley, who starts to figure out what is really going on all around her.

Director: Dan Rosen
R-Rated
91 mins
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Director Stephen Sommers's early monster movie adds terror to the high seas as John Finnegan (Treat Williams), Simon Canton (Anthony Heald) and their crew attempt to hijack a luxury liner -- but who will likely become lunch instead. After surviving the ship's initial collision, onboard jewel thief Trillian St. James (Famke Janssen) must join the hijackers in a fight to escape from a greater deep-sea danger in this ocean-bound, sci-fi actioner.

Director: Stephen Sommers 
R-Rated
107 mins
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When Steve (James Marsden) moves to the small town of Cradle Bay, he learns that high school is a little different in the suburbs. His classmate Gavin (Nick Stahl) warns Clark to watch out for the cliquish Blue Ribbon Club, a group of hyperperfect students who rule the school. But when Gavin himself becomes a Blue Ribbon, Steve and his classmate Rachel (Katie Holmes) decide to investigate -- but they don't want to get sucked in.

Director: David Nutter
R-Rated 
84 mins
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Many teens think their teachers hail from another planet -- but what if it's true? Herrington High students notice that faculty members Furlong (Jon Stewart), Miss Burke (Famke Janssen), Principal Drake (Bebe Neuwirth) and aren't quite themselves. The students discover an alien infection but might not be able to stop it in director Robert Rodriguez's sci-fi thriller, a blend of teenage angst, cutting-edge comedy and eye-popping effects.

Director: Robert Rodriguez 
R-Rated
104 mins


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Assigned to nab a killer before he or she strikes again, tough homicide detective John Hobbes (Denzel Washington) knows he's on a dangerous assignment -- and one for which he's uniquely suited. But there's more to it than he realizes. Turns out he's not just up against a killer: He must face an evil spirit that can morph from one innocent bystander to the next. John Goodman and Embeth Davidtz also star.

Director: Gregory Hoblit 
R-Rated
124 mins
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It's the first reunion in 20 years for two estranged siblings: former baby-sitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her brother, crazed  slasher Michael Myers. With a witty script, a great cast (including LL Cool J and Michelle Williams) and Curtis's return to the role that made her a scream queen, Halloween: H20 is the final chapter in a legendary tale.

Director: Steve Miner 
R-Rated
86 mins

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When Daryl (Muse Watson), T.J. (Michael McCleery) and Billy (Anthony Nicosia) break into a suburban house one night and hold its occupants hostage, they're unaware that the 16-year-old daughter, LoriBeth (Stephanie Jones), is hiding in the house. As the thugs torture the family, LoriBeth begins to practice her own brand of terror on the assailants, turning the tables in this chilling psychological thriller.

Director: Brian Katkin 
R-Rated
77 mins
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The fisherman with a hook is back in director Danny Cannon's chilling sequel. Unfinished business with coed Julie James (Jennifer Love Hewitt) brings the murderer to the Bahamas to terrorize her and her friends, Karla (Brandy Norwood), Tyrell (Mekhi Phifer) and Will (Matthew Settle), during a vacation. Can Ray Bronson (Freddie Prinze Jr.), who survived a bloody attack alongside Julie two summers ago, get to the island in time to save everyone?

Director: Danny Cannon 
R-Rated
100 mins
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When a New England high schooler is mysteriously murdered, classmates blame Sarah (Sarah Chalke), the new girl who recently moved into a purportedly haunted house. The students believe she's the reincarnation of a witch who was burned at the stake 300 years ago. But as the body count rises, Sarah must uncover who the real killer is. Playing against type, Soleil Moon Frye co-stars as Kyra, the nasty leader behind the witch hunt against Sarah.

Director: Christopher Leitch 
PG-13
90 mins

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Milo (Asher Metchik) is a peculiar little boy who doesn't get along with other children. When he kills a schoolmate, four little girls witness the murder and are traumatized for life. Sixteen years later, the girls (Jennifer Jostlyn, Raven Kelly, Paula Cale and Maya Mclaughlin) reunite to celebrate a wedding. They believe they've put the horrifying event behind them, but as the girls soon discover,Milo's never far away!

Director: Pascal Franchot 
R-Rated
91 mins

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In this spooky flick based on a Dean Koontz novel, Lisa (Rose McGowan) and Jenny (Joanna Going) arrive in Snowfield, Colorado, for a ski vacation, only to find the town deserted but for a dead man. Joined by Sheriff Bryce Hammond (Ben Affleck) and his deputies, they search for clues. Along the way, they find a note with the words "Timothy Flyte" and "Ancient Enemy," and track down Flyte (Peter O'Toole), who helps them fight the Ancient Enemy

Director: Joe Chappelle 
Writer: Dean R. Koontz 
R-Rated
91 mins

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Kicked out of his asylum in hell, fallen angel Gabriel (Christopher Walken) continues his revolution, in which bad angels seek to destroy good ones -- along with all humanity. The only hope for deliverance is the unborn child of nurse Valerie Rosales (Jennifer Beals). With help from the angel Danyael (Russell Wong), Valerie races to safeguard her baby and save humankind in this taut sequel to the 1995 cult hit

Director: Greg Spence 
R-Rated
87 mins

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Filmed in bloodcurdling color, this remake of the 1960 shocker stars Anne Heche as Marion Crane, who makes a fateful stop at the Bates Motel -- run by mama's boy Norman Bates (Vince Vaughn) -- after embezzling $400,000. When Marion fails to show up for work, her disappearance triggers an investigation by her lover (Viggo Mortensen), her sister (Julianne Moore) and a private eye (William H. Macy) ... who discover that Norman has a morbid secret.

Director: Gus Van Sant 
R-Rated
104 mins

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Based on the book by Koji Suzuki, this earlier Japanese version of the hit American movie The Ring is creepy in the extreme. After watching a mysterious videotape, a group of teenagers die gruesomely. The video becomes an urban myth. But an insidious force points a deadly finger at unwary souls unable to resist their curiosity -- people such as Reiko, a journalist who's unwillingly drawn into a nightmare by the unseen threat.

Director: Hideo Nakata 
Unrated
100 mins
(Japanese)

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An irresponsible joyride leads to a car crash that almost kills 12-year-old Lizzie (Heather Ann Foster). After she returns from her brush with death, strange and inexplicable things start to happen in her apartment. When the police won't step in, Lizzie shares her story with a journalist (Jason Connery) who jumps at the chance to write about what he sees as a hoax. Things change, however, when it's proven that Lizzie is telling the truth.

Director: Geneviève Jolliffe 
R-Rated
82 mins

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Three students (Rebecca Gayheart, Jared Leto and Joshua Jackson) at an ivy-covered New England college dismiss a series of grisly murders similar to scary campus legends that have haunted students for years, considering them merely coincidental. But their pal Natalie (Alicia Witt), who has witnessed most of the killings, takes it seriously -- especially when she learns she might be next to die. Robert Englund co-stars as a creepy folklore professor.

Director: Jamie Blanks 
R-Rated
100 mins


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Jack Crow (James Woods) leads a team of vampire hunters in director John Carpenter's Western-themed movie about bloodthirsty ghouls. Jack and his sidekick, Montoya (Daniel Baldwin), destroy a nest of vampires, but as they head off to celebrate, they're set upon by master vampire Jan Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith). Joined by Katrina (Sheryl Lee) and Father Guiteau (Tim Guinee), the two learn the archvillian's plans and set out to bring Valek to heel.

Director: John Carpenters 
R-Rated
107 mins


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This groundbreaking Korean film stars Kang-hie Choi as Se-yeon Choi, an intrepid teacher at an all-girls school whose prying ways are awarded with a murder-mystery she now must unravel. After a handful of students begin to turn up dead, administrators scramble to cover up the deaths and pass them off as suicides, a betrayal that spurs Se-yeon to action. But, like the proverbial cat, the curious educator may be marked for death.

Director: Ki-hyeong Park 
R-Rated
105 mins
(South Korean)
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Johnny Depp is NASA astronaut Spencer Armacost, and Charlize Theron is his beautiful, schoolteacher wife Jillian -- a seemingly perfect couple. When Depp heroically returns from a space mission, all is well – well, almost. Depp's sudden personality quirks threaten their sanity, their future and their lives in this psychological thriller.

Director: Rand Ravich 
R-Rated
109 mins

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Director Takashi Miike fashions an explosive drama in Audition. Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) has lived as a widower for too long and decides it's time to marry again. But how will he find a wife? When a friend suggests he hold a fake audition to pick the right woman, he takes him up on it -- only to realize that his choice may be a better actress than he bargained for.

Director: Takashi Miike 
Unrated
115 mins

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Brash student filmmakers Heather (Heather Donahue), Josh (Joshua Leonard) and Mike (Michael Williams) march into the woods near Burkittsville, Md., to make a documentary about the legendary Blair Witch, who's credited with a string of heinous murders dating back 200 years. But the trio loses their way and soon find themselves surrounded by a malignant terror. This shot-on-a-shoestring-budget indie sensation earned instant cult status.

R-Rated
87 mins

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Scientists Susan McCallister (Saffron Burrows) and Jim Whitlock (Stellan Skarsgård) are conducting research on regenerating brain tissue in sharks, hoping to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But when their funding is threatened, the pair decides to take a dangerous shortcut. Through DNA modification, they breed larger sharks with larger brains -- and near-human intelligence. Soon, the sharks grow resentful of their captivity.

Director: Renny Harlin 
R-Rated
105 mins
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In director Jan de Bont's remake of the original spine-tingling haunted house adventure, Dr. David Marrow (Liam Neeson) invites Nell Vance (Lili Taylor) and Theo (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Luke Sanderson (Owen Wilson) to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself -- and, soon, they see the true nature of its horror.

Director: Jan de Bont
PG-13 
113 mins

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When Eddie (Taye Diggs), Melissa (Bridgette Wilson), Sara (Ali Larter), Donald (Peter Gallagher) and Watson (Chris Kattan) accept tycoon Steven Price's (Geoffrey Rush) $1 million proposal to stay one night in a former insane asylum, they think it's child's play until Price's rigged antics are accompanied by real menacing spirits. Can everyone make it till dawn and win the prize money? Famke Janssen co-stars as Price's haughty wife, Evelyn.

Director: William Malone 
R-Rated
93 mins

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Anton Tobias is so busy getting stoned that he barely notices his parents have been slaughtered by a demonic force that's possessed his hand. But when Anton chops off his evil appendage, the disembodied digits go on a bloody killing spree.

Director: Rodman Flender
R-Rated
92 mins

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As bodies pile up and cattle go missing around a Maine lake, Jack Wells (Bill Pullman) is forced to team up with office-dwelling Kelly Scott (Bridget Fonda) to investigate the mystery, and friction eventually gives way to friendship as the two pursue the beast. The local sheriff (Brendan Gleeson) wants the creature dead, but mythology expert Hector Cyr (Oliver Platt) hopes to capture and study it in director Steve Miner's campy monster movie.

Director: Steve Miner
R-Rated
82 mins
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An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of The Nine Gates of the Shadow Kingdom brings an unscrupulous book dealer (Johnny Depp) deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and satanic worship. Director Roman Polanski (Rosemary's Baby) creates a richly textured gothic mystery where the hunter becomes the hunted and the devil must be paid his due.

Director: Roman Polanski 
R-Rated
133 mins

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After her only friend, Lisa (Mena Suvari), commits suicide, telekinetic outsider Rachel Lang (Emily Bergl) embarks on a path of vengeance against the popular kids who drove Lisa to plunge off the high school roof in this nail-biting sequel. Soon, Rachel's destructive powers become obvious to school counselor Sue Snell (Amy Irving), who survived the original Carrie's prom night massacre -- but will she be able to prevent a repeat of the carnage.

Director: Katt Shea
R-Rated
104 mins

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In 19th-century California, a band of misfit soldiers at an army outpost led by Capt. John Boyd (Guy Pearce) receives the badly injured Colqhoun (Robert Carlyle), who tells them horrific tales of resorting to cannibalism to stay alive when his group became stranded. Already teetering on the brink of madness from isolation in the Sierra Nevada wilderness, the men are sent over the edge when they attempt to investigate Colqhoun's claims.

Director: Antonia Bird 
R-Rated
100 mins
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On the trail of a relentlessly precise serial killer (Robert Joy), Chicago detectives John Prudhomme (Christopher Lambert) and Andrew Hollinsworth (Leland Orser) learn what the murderer is really up to: He intends to reconstruct the body of Christ in time for Easter, using spare parts from innocent victims. The case proves particularly challenging for Prudhomme, who recently lost his son, his once-solid marriage -- and his faith in God. 

Director: Russell Mulcahy 
R-Rated
107 mins


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Stringy-haired Sadako returns in this chilling sequel to the film that spawned a fear of unlabeled videotapes. On a quest to find out what happened to her beau (Hiroyuki Sanada), Mai Takano (Miki Nakatani) learns about a strange movie that kills the viewer one week after watching it. But can Mai stop her boyfriend's ex-wife (Nanako Matsushima) and his young son (Rikiya Ôtaka) from paying it forward?

Director: Hideo Nakata
Unrated
95 mins
(Japanese)

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When young Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) inexplicably starts seeing dead people, he lands in the care of child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), who is determined to uncover the truth behind Cole's remarkable paranormal abilities. M. Night Shyamalan writes and directs this plot twist-filled chiller, which was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Olivia Williams and Toni Collette co-star.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan 
PG-13
106 mins

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New York detective Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman. Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson and Michael Gambon co-star in Tim Burton's big-screen adaptation of Washington Irving's timeless tale of murder and intrigue. 

Director: Tim Burton 
R-Rated
105 mins

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Frankie Paige (Patricia Arquette) doesn't believe in God, the Bible or religious phenomena … until her hands and feet start to bleed, showing signs of the stigmata. Alerted to Frankie's paranormal experience, the Vatican sends Rev. Andrew Kiernan (Gabriel Byrne) to investigate. Kiernan soon confronts his own crisis of faith: Should he help Frankie avoid an untimely death, or save the church from disaster?

Director: Rubert Wainwright 
R-Rated
102 mins

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Ever since Tom Witzky (Kevin Bacon) was hypnotized by his kooky sister-in-law (Illeana Douglas), he's had terrifying visions of a horrible crime. But the hallucinations give him more than the creeps when he discovers physical remnants of the nightmares in his waking hours. When Tom learns his son can also see ghosts, he must find a way out of the spell and solve the mystery that haunts him and his family.

Director: David Koepp 
R-Rated
94 mins


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Just as a devastating snowstorm hits a small island off the coast of Maine, a creepy stranger (Colm Feore) arrives in town with detailed knowledge of the residents' closest-kept secrets and an unspeakable demand of the townspeople. The local sheriff (Tim Daly) fights back, but even from a jail cell the man seems to wield lethal, supernatural powers. Stephen King penned this Emmy-winning TV miniseries also starring Debrah Farentino.

Director: Craig R. Baxley 
Writer: Stephen King 
PG-13
256 mins

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After outrunning a typhoon at sea, a strong-willed tugboat navigator (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her crew (including William Baldwin and Donald Sutherland) discover a high-tech alien life form that's taken control of a Russian research vessel and aims to destroy on a massive scale. The sailors must stop the mysterious force that's come to annex Earth before it begins churning out biomechanical monstrosities with one deadly goal: to eliminate humanity.

Director: John Bruno 
R-Rated
99 mins

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The Mothman 

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