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51. Black Moon Rising (1986)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

5.5
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A thief, Quint, is hired by the Justice Department to steal incriminating tapes from a corrupt corporation. The tapes vanish when Quint hides them in the back of a hydrodynamic powered racing car that is stolen by a hot car ring.

Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton, Robert Vaughn, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 4,715 | Gross: $6.64M

52. Bacurau (2019)

131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.1
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74 Metascore

After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.

Directors: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Thardelly Lima

Votes: 4,333

53. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.4
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Popular late-night comedy/talk-show with host David Letterman, interviewing famous guests.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell, Calvert DeForest

Votes: 3,747

54. Elvis (I) (1979 TV Movie)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, Bing Russell, Robert Gray

Votes: 3,178

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

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror

7.3
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A documentary on the history of the slasher film.

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

Votes: 3,176

56. Someone's Watching Me! (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Lauren Hutton, David Birney, Adrienne Barbeau, Charles Cyphers

Votes: 3,175

57. Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
Episode: Pro-Life (2006)

TV-MA | 57 min | Horror

5.6
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Determined to "rescue" his pregnant daughter from an abortion clinic, a religious fanatic and his sons plan a violent firearm assault just as the doctors suspect her pregnancy might not be of this world.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Caitlin Wachs, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Mark Feuerstein, Biski Gugushe

Votes: 2,974

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

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror

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

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

Votes: 2,429

59. Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009 TV Short)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Susan Murphy (a.k.a. Ginormica) and the Monsters are now working with the U.S. Government as special ops. So when an alien presence is detected in Susan's hometown of Modesto, California, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ramsey | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett

Votes: 2,310

60. The American Nightmare (2000)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Horror

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

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

Votes: 1,756

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

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Horror

7.6
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A retrospective documentary about the Halloween movie franchise.

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

Votes: 1,628

62. Tales from the Script (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary

7.1
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Allison Anders, Jane Anderson, Doug Atchison, John August

Votes: 1,402 | Gross: $0.01M

63. Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

7.2
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A chronicle of the life, work and mind that created the Cthulhu mythos.

Director: Frank H. Woodward | Stars: Robin Atkin Downes, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 1,360

64. Hotel Inferno (2013)

80 min | Action, Horror

4.6
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Assigned the easy task of assassinating a couple in a hotel room, instead, a hardened contract killer finds himself fighting for his life in a maze-like place crammed with demonic henchmen. Can he escape from the nightmarish Hotel Inferno?

Director: Giulio De Santi | Stars: Rayner Bourton, Michael Howe, Jessica Carroll, Christian Riva

Votes: 1,199

65. Yes, Madam! (1985)

TV-MA | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Yuen | Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Cynthia Rothrock, John Sham, Hoi Mang

Votes: 1,153

66. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Halloween of Horror (2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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The Simpsons are proud to be the most festively decorated house on the block. But when Lisa is traumatized at Krustyland Horror Night, she feels she cannot handle Halloween anymore.

Director: Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 945

67. Supernatural Activity (2012)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy

2.8
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The world's most beloved illusionist, armed with his team of oxymoron's, embark on the freakiest, most adventurous paranormal investigation of all time. Terrorized at every turn by an ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Lee Nixon | Stars: Andrew Pozza, Liddy Bisanz, Donny Boaz, Devin Bonnée

Votes: 941

68. F.E.A.R. 3 (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Point Man and his deceased brother Paxton Fettrl both have supernatural powers and must work together to face off against an evil presence from their past.

Director: Heinz Schuller | Stars: John Armstrong, Robin Atkin Downes, Jaime Aymerich, Brian Bloom

Votes: 914

69. The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004– )

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

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

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

Votes: 911

70. Silent Predators (1999 TV Movie)

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

4.1
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A small town deals with an invasion of rattlesnakes.

Director: Noel Nosseck | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Shannon Sturges, David Spielberg, Patty McCormack

Votes: 861

71. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.5
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 848

72. Zoo (2015–2017)
Episode: First Blood (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Jackson Oz finds a link between his late father's theories and mysterious animal attacks.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Nora Arnezeder

Votes: 846

73. Limitless (2015–2016)
Episode: Sands, Agent of Morra (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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While Rebecca and Boyle look for a kidnapped boy, Brian is forced to help Sands after he shows up at his door wounded.

Director: Rich Lee | Stars: Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 801

74. Fear of Clowns (2004 Video)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

3.1
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An artist with coulrophobia ("fear of clowns") is stalked by a murderous clown resembling one of the ones she paints.

Director: Kevin Kangas | Stars: Rick Ganz, Jacqueline Reres, Mark Lassise, Carl Randolph

Votes: 794

75. The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (1998 Video)

83 min | Documentary

7.8
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A revealing and insightful look into the making of this underrated horror film.

Director: Michael Matessino | Stars: John Carpenter, David Foster, Bill Lancaster, John J. Lloyd

Votes: 794

76. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )

Documentary, Biography

6.6
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A documentary about celebrities lives before and after being famous.

Stars: Phil Crowley, Chip Bolcik, Beng Spies, Ken Baker

Votes: 768

77. Tag: The Assassination Game (1982)

PG | 90 min | Action, Thriller

6.0
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College assassination game turns deadly as someone starts playing for real.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Robert Carradine, Linda Hamilton, Kristine DeBell, Perry Lang

Votes: 761

78. El Diablo (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Western

6.4
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When the notorious outlaw El Diablo kidnaps a schoolgirl, her teacher, an Easterner named Billy Ray, decides to rescue her. Incompetent to track her alone, Billy Ray enlists the aid of an ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Louis Gossett Jr., John Glover, Joe Pantoliano

Votes: 672

79. Zoo (2015–2017)
Episode: Fight or Flight (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Jackson's best friend, Abraham, thinks lions might be killing humans for sport.

Director: Michael Katleman | Stars: James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Nora Arnezeder

Votes: 653

80. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: A Test Before Trying (2013)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.9
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The fate of Springfield Elementary rests on Bart and his test scores, and Homer finds way to make money with his own parking meter.

Directors: Chris Clements, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 646

81. A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (2010– )

177 min | Documentary

8.2
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Mark Gatiss examines the history of the horror film, from classic Hollywood monsters to Hammer's glory days and beyond.

Stars: Mark Gatiss, John Carpenter, Michael Roberts, Barbara Steele

Votes: 619

82. Why Horror? (2014)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, Horror

6.2
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Why Horror? Is a feature documentary following horror fan Tal Zimerman as he looks at the psychology of horror around the world in order to understand why we love to be scared.

Directors: Nicolas Kleiman, Rob Lindsay | Stars: Alexandre Aja, Chris Alexander, Dave Alexander, Simon Barrett

Votes: 591

83. Zoo (2015–2017)
Episode: The Silence of the Cicadas (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Jackson Oz and Abraham Kenyatta fly to Japan to recover the rest of Oz's father's research involving animals. Also, Jamie convinces Mitch to accompany her on a trip to her hometown in ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Long | Stars: James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Nora Arnezeder

Votes: 581

84. Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror (2000 TV Movie)

R | 57 min | Documentary, Horror

6.8
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Documentary that explores Argento's film career.

Director: Leon Ferguson | Stars: Mark Kermode, Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Michael Brandon

Votes: 571

85. Homecoming (2018– )
Episode: Helping (2018)

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Life-skills activities allow the client to envision life after Homecoming, practicing social interactions in a safe and nurturing setting.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale, Stephan James, Shea Whigham

Votes: 569

86. CBS News Sunday Morning (1979– )

TV-PG | 90 min | News

7.8
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The news show that does personal interest pieces, and has done since 1979. Anything from interviews with actors, political figures, athletes, musicians, costume designers, fashion designers... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Osgood, Jane Pauley, Conor Knighton, Mo Rocca

Votes: 552

87. Nightmare Factory (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.4
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An inside look at the world of Hollywood special effects and the company paving the way, KNB Effects.

Director: Donna Davies | Stars: Gabriel Bartalos, Howard Berger, Steve Biodrowski, Alex Brewer

Votes: 552

88. Zoo (2015–2017)
Episode: Pack Mentality (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Jackson, Jamie, and Chloe travel to Mississippi to investigate the prison fire, while Abraham and Mitch go north to trap and study wolves.

Director: David Grossman | Stars: James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Nora Arnezeder

Votes: 546

89. The Quiet Room (1996)

PG | 92 min | Drama

6.7
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A seven-year-old girl adopts a vow of silence in protest when her quarrelsome parents grow increasingly hostile to one another.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Celine O'Leary, Chloe Ferguson, Paul Blackwell, Phoebe Ferguson

Votes: 532

90. The Thing (2002 Video Game)

Action, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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You play the part of a military team sent to investigate what happened at U.S. Outpost 31, and must face the Thing yourself.

Stars: Per Solli, Michael J. Shea, Kevin Alan Moore, Jesse O'Connell

Votes: 524

91. Zoo (2015–2017)
Episode: Blame It on Leo (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Jackson, Jamie and Agent Shaffer search for a chemist in Alabama who has evidence of Reiden Global's role in the growing animal problem. Meanwhile, Chloe, Mitch and Abraham fly to Rio de ... See full summary »

Director: Steven A. Adelson | Stars: James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Nora Arnezeder

Votes: 509

92. Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 77 min | Documentary

7.4
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Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios. Raised by his mother and his aunt, his films often ... See full summary »

Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Elias Koteas, Orson Welles, Val E. Lewton

Votes: 502

93. Masters of Horror (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

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

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

Votes: 497

94. The Director's Chair (2014– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Biography, Talk-Show

8.9
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Director Robert Rodriguez interviews some of the top movie directors.

Stars: Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 482

95. Zoo (2015–2017)
Episode: The Cheese Stands Alone (2015)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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After a cargo ship comes to shore in Massachusetts, rats invade the island; Mitch makes a visit to his daughter and prepares to get the cure to her terminal illness.

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Nora Arnezeder

Votes: 466

96. Zoo (2015–2017)
Episode: This Is What It Sounds Like (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Abraham works to save Chloe and Mitch from a drug lord; Jackson and Jamie continue to work with Agent Shaffer in search of Evan Lee Hartley and the Mother Cell after Leo is killed in the crash.

Director: David Solomon | Stars: James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Nora Arnezeder

Votes: 466

97. Zoo (2015–2017)
Episode: Sleuths (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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The team heads to Paris to investigate a group of bears whose trackers have gone offline; Mitch makes a shocking new discovery about the Mother Cell; Chloe runs into her ex-fiancé.

Director: Dean White | Stars: James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Nora Arnezeder

Votes: 462

98. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)
Episode: Boogeyman (2006)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

7.5
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When Earl decides to cross off "made a kid scared of the boogeyman" from his list, he discovers just what kind of lasting affect he had on the little boy.

Director: Eyal Gordin | Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

Votes: 461

99. Zoo (2015–2017)
Episode: Emotional Contagion (2015)

TV-14 | 40 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Now fugitives, the members of the team head to Zambia with the ultimate goal of manufacturing a cure for abnormal behavior; Chloe makes a sacrifice.

Director: Christine Moore | Stars: James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie, Nora Arnezeder

Votes: 447

100. Bassie & Adriaan (1978–1996)

25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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Clown Bassie and acrobat Adriaan work in a circus. They seem to attract criminals and when Adriaan and Bassie manage to get a few arrested one criminal in specific devotes his life to ... See full summary »

Stars: Bas van Toor, Aad van Toor, Paul van Gorcum, Joop Dikmans

Votes: 420



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