Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Best Contemporary Teen Horror Films

  
Contemporary Teen Horror Films 

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TOO SCARY 2 WATCH now presents a list of contemporary teen horror films (arranged by year) that we believe may be worth checking out if you're a fan of scary movies geared more towards younger audiences. From the 90's "whodunit" style teen neo-slashers (like Scream 1996), to the contemporary teen scream movies of the 2000's ... we've got them all. The list will continue to be updated as we continue to find more movies that we feel are worthy of being added.



Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Urban Legend, Final Destination and More!

**Special Note** - For the sake of clarity, we will define teen horror movies (aka teen terrors, teen screams) as films centered around teens and/or young adults (high school or college) ... and films intended for young adult audiences ... so not all of the movies on the list will consist of actual teens.

It can be argued whether some of the movies on the list actually fit the bill ... nevertheless, we've done are best to included a variety of different types of teen horror movies, all the while trying not to wander too far away from the kind mentioned above.
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Disclaimer

Some of the movies on the list, in our opinion, aren't actually good movies, but were chosen to be included for a variety of different reasons -- Some are staple contemporary teen horror films, some are cult teen films, while others are remakes or sequels to classic teen horror films from decades past

Thanks and enjoy!

Proceed to Best Whodunit Style Teen Horror Films (90's Style)
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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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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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3. Campfire Tales (1997)

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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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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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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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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7. Disturbing Behavior (1998)

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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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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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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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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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.

Director 1: Daniel Myrick 
Director 2: Eduardo S├ínchez 
R-Rated
87 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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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 this eerie sequel to The Blair Witch Project, tourists flock to Burkittsville, Md., to see evidence of the original film and its mythology, with four visitors joining town troublemaker Jeff Patterson for his inaugural Blair Witch Hunt tour.

Director: Joe Berlinger
R-Rated
90 mins

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A psychotic serial slasher starts a bloodthirsty murder rampage at Cherry Falls high school that only kills the local high school virgins. This leads to the local teenage population organising a sex party in order to lose their virginity and thus no longer be targets.

Director: Geoffrey Wright
R-Rated
92 mins


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aka The Curse

The cast and crew of the horror flick Hot Blooded get a shock when a mysterious killer slaughters their director. Now, each time someone tries to complete the film there's another brutal slaying. But a little massacre isn't going to stop the next batch of bright would-be filmmakers: They'll finish the film if it kills them -- and it probably will -- in this gory horror flick starring Molly Ringwald and Kylie Minogue.

Director: Kimble Rendall
R-Rated
82 mins

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As teen Alex (Devon Sawa), five classmates and their teacher board a plane for a school trip to Paris, Alex has a vision of doom and convinces his friends to deboard, saving their lives. But now, it seems Death feels cheated and is out to claim each survivor. Alex attempts to figure out Death's grand design as, one by one, the others suffer horrific fates. Amanda Detmer, Ali Larter and Seann William Scott co-star in this smart, chilling thriller.

Director: James Wong
R-Rated
98 mins



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The teenage years prove especially difficult for sisters Brigitte (Emily Perkins) and Ginger (Katharine Isabelle), who have an unexplained fascination with Goth and death. On the night of Ginger's first period, she's bitten by a werewolf and quickly develops several new traits -- including an aggressive sexual appetite. But as Brigitte tries to reverse the transformation, she must also hide her sister's mounting victims.

Director: John Fawcett
Unrated
108 mins


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The last installment of the tongue-in-cheek (but still scary) horror trilogy finds Sidney Prescott again battling a crazed killer -- only this time it's on the set of Stab, a movie-within-a-movie based on the original Woodsboro murders. Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), Dewey Riley (David Arquette) and the rest of the Scream gang appear, alongside new characters played by Parker Posey, Jenny McCarthy and more.

Director: Wes Craven
R-Rated
117 mins



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Alpine University has a killer film program -- literally. When Amy (Jennifer Morrison) decides to make a movie about urban legends, a faceless killer quickly thins her cast, and the lines between fact and fiction become hopelessly blurred. As Amy rushes to unravel the mystery before the murderer gets to her, she learns about a long-buried family secret that may have something to do with the deaths.

Director: John Ottman
R-Rated 
98 mins





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A college-age brother and sister (Justin Long and Gina Philips) get more than they bargained for on their road trip home from spring break. When the bickering siblings witness a creepy truck driver tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church, they investigate. Bad move! Opening a Pandora's Box of unspeakable evil, the pair must flee for their lives -- with a monstrous "shape" in hot pursuit.

Director: Victor Salva
R-Rated
90 mins

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It's all fun and games when two brothers (Paul Walker and Steve Zahn) take off on a cross-country road trip to bring home a pretty college friend (Leelee Sobieski). But the jokes end when a prank backfires and they find themselves stalked by a vengeful trucker. It soon becomes clear that the relentless psycho won't give up his chase until somebody pays with their life. John Dahl (Rounders) directs this twist on Steven Spielberg's Duel.

Director: John Dahl
R-Rated
96 mins

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aka Swimming Pool / Der Tod feiert mit (original title)

A group of recent high school grads plans to host a blowout bash in a swimming pool at a local mansion before they go their separate ways, but when a mysterious murderer shows up uninvited, the party spirals into a terrifying fight for their lives. As the victims pile up, the rest of the group struggles to find a way off the grounds before they're added to the death count. James McAvoy and Isla Fisher star in this fast-paced horror flick.

R-Rated
89 mins
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Thora Birch and Keira Knightley star in this teen thriller about four prep school students who ditch a field trip and spend a weekend partying in an abandoned bunker near campus. But before long, they discover that they're locked in. As the hours turn into days, their suspicions grow, and they find themselves in a desperate fight to make it out alive. What began as a spontaneous lark could turn into a case of cutting class permanently.

Director: Nick Hamm
R-Rated
102 mins



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Disturbed by her horrific past, Molly focuses her energies on researching the minds of serial killers. She joins a study group fixated on solving a local campus murder, but when the students realize the killer's modus operandi mirrors that of London's legendary Jack the Ripper, Molly's friends begin to fall victim around her.

Director: John Eyres
R-Rated
114 mins





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When college freshman Cassie (Melissa Sagemiller), her boyfriend, Sean, and two other friends fall victim to a devastating auto accident that kills Sean, Cassie's thrown into a nightmare of otherworldly visitations, marked by the appearance of shadowy figures. She also must endure strange physical side effects and her fellow survivors' odd behavior. Can Sean's spirit and the guidance of a young priest (Luke Wilson) keep Cassie from succumbing to the dark side?

PG-Rated
85 mins




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After 54 schoolgirls simultaneously jump in front of a train at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, the city becomes plagued with "suicide clubs" -- groups of teens who get together and make plans to kill themselves. The police have little luck in deciphering the motivation of the youngsters, but they find a ribbon composed of bits of skin from the previous suicides at each new death scene. Is a seemingly harmless pop group the key to unlocking the mystery?

Director: Shion Sono
Unrated
99 mins


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When a group of grown school chums begin receiving scary messages from an unknown sender, the women are killed off one by one by a psycho in a Cupid mask. They suspect the murderer is a geek they had rejected in junior high, but can he be stopped? The boy had been savagely beaten by his classmates and later sent to reform school -- and it seems he has come back to exact his revenge just in time for Valentine's Day.

Director: Jaime Blanks
R-Rated
96 mins




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Five college friends head off to the woods for a weekend of drinking, partying and fooling around. But as they sit at their campfire the first night, a blood-soaked hermit with a flesh-eating virus approaches them. They shoo him away, but the hapless kids start to catch the bug, and paranoia and hostility run rampant. Meanwhile, the locals slowly learn that they've got the bug, too. Eli Roth (Hostel) directs.

Director: Eli Roth
R-Rated
92 mins

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This remake of the classic 1976 horror flick finds misfit Carrie getting revenge on all the people who've bullied her over the years. As the teenager develops physically, her telekinetic abilities also blossom with a power she's never had before.

Director: David Carson
TV-14
132 mins
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In director Rick Rosenthal's second Halloween movie, Michael Myers (Brad Loree) proves to his sister, Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis), that he isn't dead, while television producer Freddie Harris (Busta Rhymes) launches a reality show set in Michael's childhood home. Freddie and his girlfriend (Tyra Banks) arrange for college kids to spend a night in the killer's former haunt, but they get more than they bargained for when Michael joins them.

Director: Rick Rosenthal
R-Rated
89 mins
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When Brett receives a mysterious gift that grants the owner three wishes, he discovers that dreams come true … with a vengeance. With a little wish fulfillment, the school's most popular cheerleader, Samantha, has become Brett's date that can't wait. But -- bad timing -- someone is slaughtering the rebels, jocks and cheerleaders, and Samantha appears to be the killer's next target! The only thing that can save her life now is Wishcraft.

R-Rated
102 mins
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35. Final Destination 2 (2003)

On a road trip with friends to Daytona Beach, Kimberly (A.J. Cook) has a premonition that saves everyone from a freak car accident. But that's just the beginning; visions of the crash of Flight 180 haunt her, and she must seek the counsel of a survivor (Ali Larter) for help. It seems a wave of death has been unleashed, and disaster is chasing each of her pals. Can Kimberly stop the horror, or has their fate already been determined?

Director: David R. Ellis
R-Rated
91 mins






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Fusing slasher franchises, this hybrid of horror pits nightmarish Freddy Krueger against serial killer Jason Voorhees in the ultimate showdown after Freddy -- stuck in hell -- revives Jason as part of a plan to revisit the dreams of Elm Street teens. But Freddy's demonic scheme spins out of control when the maniacal Jason begins his own campaign of terror. Robert Englund returns as Freddy, while Ken Kirzinger takes over the part of Jason.

Director: Ronny Yu
R-Rated
98 mins




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After 23 horrifying days of gorging on human flesh, an ancient creature known as the Creeper embarks on a final voracious feeding frenzy, terrorizing a group of varsity basketball players, cheerleaders and coaches stranded on a remote highway when their bus breaks down. The terrified group is forced to come together and do battle against the winged creature hell-bent on completing its grizzly ritual. … Hey, it could happen!

Director: Victor Salva
R-Rated
104 mins
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The only known survivor (Jessica Biel) of a 1973 killing spree, dubbed The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, breaks her silence and comes forward to tell the real story of what happened on that bloody day. She recounts the grisly events that led her and her four teenage friends to a deserted rural Texas highway and straight into the clutches of a chainsaw-wielding madman who left a trail of blood and terror.

Director: Marcus Nispel
R-Rated
98 mins


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License to Drive meets Deliverance when Scott (Desmond Harrington) crashes into a carload of three other young people (Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto and Emmanuelle Chriqui). The foursome is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured via generations of inbreeding. Should've called AAA!

Director: Rob Schmidt
R-Rated
85 mins



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aka Ginger Snaps 2

Brigitte (Emily Perkins) really "snaps" in this sequel to the hit thriller Ginger Snaps. In order to learn more about her dead sister's malady (she was a werewolf), teenaged Brigitte mixes her blood with that of her sibling. As lycanthropy begins to affect her, Brigitte needs large doses of wolfsbane to combat the werewolf effects. But just when she's starting to get a handle on controlling the transformation, Brigitte's taken to a rehab clinic.

Director: Brett Sullivan
R-Rated
94 mins

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41. The Hollow (2004)

The legend of Sleepy Hollow rises again in this supernatural thriller about spiritual enmity that lasts through generations. After relocating to the quiet hamlet, Ian Cranston (Kevin Zegers) is plagued by strange happenings he can't explain. When he realizes he's a direct descendant of Ichabod Crane, however, he begins to comprehend the enormity of his fate: The Headless Horseman is back for revenge, and he's set his sights on Ian.g

Director: Kyle Newman
R-Rated
94 mins






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42. Cry Wolf (2005)

After a young woman is murdered, a group of teenagers decide to play a little game with their classmates in this chilling tale. They use the Internet to concoct a serial killer called "The Wolf," going so far as to describe the maniac's next victims. But their lies start coming true, the body count rises, and the instigators themselves are preyed upon by a very real killer. Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki and Jon Bon Jovi star.

Director: Jeff Wadlow
R-Rated
91 mins


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In Los Angeles, an estranged brother and sister (Christina Ricci and Jesse Eisenberg) must deal with the recent loss of their parents. But heaping more misery into their lives is a life-altering attack, one dark night, by a vicious werewolf. Directors (and horror maestros) Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson incorporate their hip, edgy style and put their unique signature on this classic tale of lupines running amok. A real howl!

Director: Wes Craven
R-Rated
99 mins



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A group of friends on their way to a college football game fall prey to two murderous brothers in an abandoned small town. They discover that the brothers have expanded upon the area's main attraction -- the House of Wax -- and created an entire town filled with the wax-coated corpses of unlucky visitors. Now, the group must escape before they, too, become permanent exhibits. Stars Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray and, yes, Paris Hilton!

R-Rated
113 mins


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In a high school prank gone horribly wrong, an outcast named Tamara (Jenna Dewan) is murdered, but her tormenters get off scot-free. Now, as a sexy siren returned from the grave with an arsenal of superpowers, Tamara dedicates her afterlife to exacting revenge. Katie Stuart, Chad Faust and Matthew Marsden co-star in this teen horror romp from screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick, the mind behind Final Destination.

Director: Jeremy Haft
R-Rated
98 mins


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After a 1969 homecoming dance, misfit teen Mary Bonner ends up dead at the hands of her date. Fast-forward 30 years: On a dare, three high school girls utter an incantation, unwittingly unleashing Mary's spirit -- and they promptly disappear.

Director: Mary Lambert
R-Rated
93 mins
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Exploring the murky swamps outside New Orleans, a group of young people (including Agnes Bruckner, Method Man, Bijou Phillips, Meagan Good and Jonathan Jackson) don't expect to have company. But they meet Mr. Jangles, a madman who's possessed by 13 unlucky souls killed by a voodoo priestess and who now spends his time hunting victims. With each new body, he adds a key to his ring of death -- and an extra jangle to his calling card.ter

Director: Jim Gillespie
R-Rated
85 mins
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Sixteen-year-old Mandy Lane (Amber Heard) is perfect -- beautiful, virginal and aloof -- and the boys want her badly. Not surprisingly, when she accepts an invitation to a weekend party at a secluded ranch, the race is on to be the first to bed her. But hedonism soon turns to horror as bodies begins to stack up, and Mandy finds herself embroiled in a fight for her life against one of her would-be suitors in this film co-starring Anson Mount.

Director: Jonathan Levine
R-Rated
90 mins

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In this remake of the 1974 slasher classic, a bloodthirsty psychopath breaks free from a mental institution and returns to the house where he killed his family on Christmas Eve many years earlier -- which happens to now be a sorority house. Hoping to celebrate a quiet Christmas together, the coeds are now starting to drop one by one. Will sorority sisters Kelli (Katie Cassidy), Dana (Lacey Chabert) and Lauren (Crystal Lowe) escape with their lives?

Director: Glen Morgan
R-Rated
95 mins
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Years after a series of grisly murders shut down a roadside theme park, six college students (including Jamie-Lynn Sigler of "The Sopranos") make an impromptu visit and tempt fate by taking the dormant Dark Ride for a spin. But the killer (Dave Warden) still looms in the bowels of the park. Hiding out in the park's signature attraction, the brooding murderer lies in wait until his unsuspecting victims come to him. Craig Singer directs.

Director: Craig Singer
R-Rated
94 mins

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51. Final Destination 3 (2006)

Set six years after the original film, this chilling third installment follows the efforts of Wendy Christensen (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) to prevent her premonition from coming true after she foresees herself and her friends in a deadly roller-coaster mishap. But when Wendy's vision becomes terrifying reality, the survivors must face the consequences of cheating death. Ryan Merriman and Kris Lemche co-star.

Director: James Wong
R-Rated
93 mins


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The adolescent angst continues in this teen horror sequel revolving around a Fourth of July prank gone terribly wrong. When a harmless joke balloons into a deadly tragedy, wary friends vow to take their secret to the grave. But for some of them, the grave comes much sooner than they expected. K.C. Clyde, Torrey DeVitto, Ben Easter, Star LaPoint and Brooke Nevin star. The film and its predecessors are based on a series of books by Lois Duncan.

Director: Sylvain White
R-Rated 
92 mins
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Mattie (Kristen Bell) and her fellow college friends are trying to figure out what led her boyfriend to commit suicide. They soon find out he was working on a computer program that's passing on a deadly virus. Can Mattie and her friends (played by singer Christina Milian, Samm Levine and Rick Gonzalez) stop the string of inexplicable deaths? Jim Sonzero's remake of the Japanese horror film Kairo (2001) co-stars Ian Somerhalder ("Lost").

Director: Jim Sonzero
R-Rated
88 mins
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When an old friend (Milo Ventimiglia) turns up dead, mourning teenage gamers (led by Jon Foster) uncover an ultrarealistic video game based on the true story of a 17th century hellcat known as the "Blood Countess" and find it impossible to resist the temptation to play. Each eventually shares the fate of his or her gaming persona and dies violently. But if there's no one left to play, who will defeat the countess? Frankie Muniz co-stars.

Unrated
100 mins
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The genesis of the monstrous Leatherface is recounted in this shocking slasher flick, which begins as two Vietnam-bound brothers (Taylor Handley and Matthew Bomer), out for a last fling with their girlfriends (Diora Baird and Jordana Brewster), crash their Jeep -- and end up in a heap of trouble. Next thing you know, a psycho sheriff (R. Lee Ermey) ushers them into a place where terror awaits in the form of young Leatherface (Andrew Bryniarski).

R-Rated
84 mins
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Simon West directs this 21st-century remake of the chilling 1979 original, following the harrowing experiences of a teenage babysitter (Camilla Belle) who begins receiving phone calls from an increasingly menacing prankster. After tucking in her charges, she locks the door and sets the security alarm -- only to discover that the persistent calls that insist she "check the children" seem to be coming from inside the house.

Director: Simon West
PG-13
87 mins

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7eventy 5ive (original title)

A seemingly innocuous pastime involving fun-loving collegians and prank phone calls turns into a lethal cat-and-mouse game in this blood-drenched fright fest starring Rutger Hauer and Brian Hooks. While vacationing at a secluded mansion after finals, a group of university students dials random telephone numbers and tries to unnerve the person on the other end. But their fun is short-circuited when one of them unwittingly connects with a slasher.

Director 1: Brian Hooks
Director 2: Deon Taylor
R-Rated
98 mins

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In this modern retelling of Hitchcock's thriller Rear Window, Kale (Shia LaBeouf), a troubled teen sentenced to house arrest, begins watching his neighbors out of boredom -- only to discover evidence that a serial killer lives a stone's throw from his home. As his suspicions of his neighbor (David Morse) grow, Kale enlists the aid of friends Ashley (Sarah Roemer) and Ronnie (Aaron Yoo) in his increasingly dangerous snooping.

Director: D.J. Caruso
PG-13
104 mins
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Directed by Rob Zombie, this reimagining of the original Halloween horror flick finds masked sociopathic killer Michael Myers (Tyler Mane) on the run from the mental institution where he's been committed since he was 10 years old. Immediately returning to his home town of Haddonfield, Myers haunts teenager Laurie Strode (Scout Taylor-Compton) -- and has no qualms about killing anyone who crosses his path. Malcolm McDowell co-stars.

Director: Rob Zombie
R-Rated
109 mins
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When four of her friends meet an untimely demise after receiving chilling cell-phone messages from the future detailing their deaths, college co-ed Beth (Shannyn Sossamon) contacts the police -- who promptly dismiss her story as hysteria. But one cop -- Detective Jack Andrews (Edward Burns) -- who lost his sister after a similar phone call vows to help Beth ferret out the killer … before her number is up for good.

Director: Eric Valette
PG-13
87 mins
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Donna (Brittany Snow) has been looking forward to her senior prom for as long as she can remember, anticipating a night of magic surrounded by her best friends. But what she doesn't bargain for is a visitor from her dark past and a party that will end in murder. Can Donna and her friends fight to escape the clutches of a deranged killer before the night of their dreams turns into their worst nightmare?

Director: Nelson McCormick
PG-13
88 mins

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Young Nick O'Bannon (Bobby Campo) thinks he's cheated death when he keeps a grisly premonition from becoming reality, saving his friends and himself from being crushed in a catastrophic accident -- but the survivors soon realize that fate has other plans. Shantel VanSanten, Haley Webb and Nick Zano also star in this fourth installment of the Final Destination franchise, the first film in the series to be lensed in 3D.

Director: David R. Ellis
R-Rated
82 mins

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Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker and Aaron Yoo headline director Marcus Nispel's chilling remake of the classic 1980s slasher-thriller that spawned a legendary horror franchise. Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake -- on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees (Derek Mears), a masked, homicidal maniac.

Director: Marcus Nispel
R-Rated
97 mins
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After a supernatural romp with a satanic emo band, hot cheerleader Jennifer (Megan Fox) is transformed into a demon with an insatiable appetite for high school boys. Now, it's up to Jennifer's BFF, Needy (Amanda Seyfried), to protect the guys from the bloodthirsty man-eater. Penned by Diablo Cody (Juno), this one-of-a-kind horror comedy co-stars Adam Brody as the devil-worshipping band's lead singer.

Director: Karyn Kusama
R-Rated
102 mins

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When a prank results in the accidental death of a Theta Pi sister, the  sorority's members keep the crime under wraps. But as graduation rolls around, a masked killer begins stalking and slaying the girls responsible for the death. Someone is out for revenge, but who could know about their dirty little secret? Jamie Chung, Rumer Willis and Audrina Patridge ("The Hills") co-star in this not-so-sisterly slasher flick.

Director: Stewart Hendler
R-Rated
101 mins

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When a group of tech-savvy high school pals receives an electronic chain letter that demands they each forward the message or face consequences, they laugh it off as an online prank and delete the posts. But when the deranged sender of the message starts hunting them down one by one, they find themselves in a fight for their lives. This tense horror film from director Deon Taylor stars Nikki Reed and Keith David.

Director: Deon Taylor
R-Rated
96 mins
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Dane (Marc Donato), an unpopular high school student, leads a group of outcasts seeking revenge on the popular kids who harassed and humiliated them for years -- and their plan includes gruesome forms of torture learned in history class and horror films. Confining the bullies at the remote house Dane inherited, the outcasts turn the tables and subject their victims to a night of grisly treatment in this gory horror flick.

Director: Joey Stewart
R-Rated
92 mins

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Some 15 years after the presumed death of a vicious serial killer, children whose birthdays match his supposed "deathday" start to disappear. But whether the killer -- or his tortured soul -- is responsible remains to be seen. One boy (Max Thieriot) knows for sure, but his own connection to the horrific crimes is far too terrible to imagine. Denzel Whitaker (The Great Debaters) co-stars in this horror tale from writer-director Wes Craven.

Director: Wes Craven
R-Rated
108 mins


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Samuel Bayer directs this reinvention of Wes Craven's 1984 slasher classic about Freddy Krueger, a serial killer who crosses the boundary between dreams and the waking world to gut his victims with his razor-sharp blade-fingered glove. As Nancy (Rooney Mara) and her pals fight for their lives, they also uncover clues to a shocking secret from their past. Jackie Earle Haley takes on the iconic role of Freddy.

Director: Samuel Bayer
R-Rated
95 mins

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Expecting to enjoy a relaxing vacation at their rundown mountain cabin, backwoods boys Tucker and Dale see their peaceful trip turn into a nightmare when college kids camping nearby accuse the duo of being psychotic killers.

Director: Eli Craig
R-Rated
89 mins
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When aliens attack a South London neighborhood, a teen gang pulls together to protect their turf by any means necessary. But extraterrestrials prove far more formidable than anyone they ever jumped on the streets.

Director: Joe Cornish
R-Rated
88 mins

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After arrogant teenager Kyle (Alex Pettyfer) humiliates a Goth classmate (Mary-Kate Olsen), she puts a curse on him that transforms him from a hunk into a hideous creature. To break the hex, Kyle must find someone who loves him for what he's become. Living with a housekeeper after his heartless father (Peter Krause) throws him out, he connects with an addict's daughter (Vanessa Hudgens) in this contemporary take on Beauty and the Beast.

Director: Daniel Barnz
PG-13
86 mins
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Death still isn't satisfied in the fifth installment of this cult horror franchise, setting out to claim the lives of shaken co-workers who cheated him when they heeded a colleague's premonition about an unstable suspension bridge.

Director: Steven Quale
R-Rated
92 mins

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This update of the 1985 horror comedy focuses more on terror than laughs when teen Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) suspects that his new neighbor, the sinister Jerry Dandrige (Colin Farrell), is a vampire, and turns to a self-styled vampire expert, Peter Vincent (David Tennant), for help. Las Vegas magician Vincent proves useless, and it's up to Charley to save his mom, Jane (Toni Collette), and girlfriend, Amy, from the seductive bloodsucker.

Director: Craig Gillespie
R-Rated
106 mins
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While acclimating to campus life, college freshman Sara (Minka Kelly) begins to realize that her new roommate, Rebecca (Leighton Meester), is becoming obsessed with her. When the unhinged Rebecca starts targeting Sara's friends and loved ones, can she save them -- and herself? This tense psychological thriller also stars Cam Gigandet, Danneel Harris, Alyson Michalka and Frances Fisher.

PG-13
91 mins
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Perennial survivor Sidney Prescott, now a successful self-help author, returns to her home town of Woodsboro in the fourth act of director Wes Craven's Scream franchise. Sidney's homecoming, however, coincides with a slew of unsettling new murders.

Director: Wes Craven
R-Rated
103 mins


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Master of horror John Carpenter returns to form -- and to the director's chair -- for this chilling thriller in which a young woman, Kristen (Amber Heard), is sent to a mental institution with a past as dark and haunted as her own. Terrorized by a ghost, each of the other patients in Kristen's ward begin to disappear, and that's just the beginning of her long nightmare. Jared Harris ("Mad Men") and Danielle Panabaker (Friday the 13th) also star.

Director: John Carpenter
R-Rated 
88 mins
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Friends on a winter break snowmobiling excursion make a wrong turn during a snowstorm and get lost in a nightmare. Seeking shelter in a presumably abandoned sanatorium, they awaken the horrific residents, including former patients and cannibals.

Director: Declan O'Brien
R-Rated 
93 mins
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In this twisted thriller from Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, five friends arrive at a secluded cabin with clear instructions for their anticipated mountain getaway. But when the rigid rules are broken, punishment is swift -- and everyone will pay. Kristen Connolly, Jesse Williams, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Chris Hemsworth and Brian J. White star with Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford in this surprising spin on a classic horror setup.

Director: Drew Goddard
R-Rated 
95 mins

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