MONSTROUS BIRTHS // MYSTICAL BIRTHS I

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1. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 137 min | Drama, Horror

96 Metascore

A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 174,624

2. All the Colors of the Dark (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov, Julián Ugarte

Votes: 2,666

3. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 729,360 | Gross: $78.90M

4. The Brood (1979)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman

Votes: 23,066

5. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 544,792 | Gross: $126.48M

6. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

84 Metascore

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 611,434 | Gross: $85.16M

7. Horrorplanet (1981)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A crew of interplanetary archaeologists is threatened when an alien creature impregnates one of their members, causing her to turn homicidal and murder them one by one.

Director: Norman J. Warren | Stars: Robin Clarke, Jennifer Ashley, Stephanie Beacham, Steven Grives

Votes: 2,525

8. Xtro (1982)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A man who was abducted by aliens returns to his family three years later, but his presence affects them negatively.

Director: Harry Bromley Davenport | Stars: Philip Sayer, Bernice Stegers, Danny Brainin, Maryam d'Abo

Votes: 5,368

9. Progeny (1998)

R | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An unsuspecting woman is impregnated by aliens who are experimenting on the human population.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Arnold Vosloo, Jillian McWhirter, Brad Dourif, Lindsay Crouse

Votes: 1,339

10. Beyond the Door (1974)

R | 99 min | Horror

Juliet Mills plays a young pregnant woman in San Francisco who is going to have the devil's baby during her strange possession. Richard Johnson shows up to help her... but what does he really want?

Directors: Ovidio G. Assonitis, Robert Barrett | Stars: Juliet Mills, Richard Johnson, Gabriele Lavia, Nino Segurini

Votes: 1,398

11. Shock (1977)

R | 93 min | Horror

A couple is terrorized in their new house haunted by the vengeful ghost of the woman's former husband who possesses her young son.

Directors: Mario Bava, Lamberto Bava | Stars: Daria Nicolodi, John Steiner, David Colin Jr., Ivan Rassimov

Votes: 2,996

12. The Omen (1976)

R | 111 min | Horror

62 Metascore

Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner

Votes: 99,805 | Gross: $4.27M

13. The Johnsons (1992)

103 min | Adventure, Horror

According to an ancient Indian tale a giant monster embryo residing in a crystal vase is predetermined to fertilize a blue-eyed woman. She will give birth to something evil to unleash ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf van den Berg | Stars: Monique van de Ven, Esmée de la Bretonière, Kenneth Herdigein, Rik van Uffelen

Votes: 685

14. The Manitou (1978)

PG | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit.

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Michael Ansara, Stella Stevens

Votes: 2,401

15. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

R | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.

Directors: Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, Cindy Weintraub

Votes: 6,757

16. Humanoids from the Deep (1996 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Action, Drama, Horror

While a town is in a state of alert, the monster of the sea keeps mutating the townspeople at an alarming rate. A researcher finds a genetic disorder that has been caused by a chemical that... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Yonis | Stars: Emma Samms, Robert Carradine, Justin Walker, Mark Rolston

Votes: 648

17. The Terror Within (1989)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

When a chemical warfare leaves the world barren and filled with mutated monsters, a band of survivors in a underground complex battles one of the creatures who was able to break in.

Director: Thierry Notz | Stars: Andrew Stevens, Starr Andreeff, George Kennedy, Terri Treas

Votes: 1,220 | Gross: $0.86M

18. Baby Blood (1990)

R | 82 min | Horror

When a strange creature crawls into a woman's uterus she becomes a killer in order to feed the tiny terror growing within her.

Director: Alain Robak | Stars: Emmanuelle Escourrou, Christian Sinniger, Jean-François Gallotte, Roselyne Geslot

Votes: 1,304

19. The Beast (1975)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A late businessman's daughter is heading with her aunt to the crumbling estate of her soon-to-be husband, unaware of the strange rumours that cloud the family's name.

Director: Walerian Borowczyk | Stars: Sirpa Lane, Lisbeth Hummel, Elisabeth Kaza, Pierre Benedetti

Votes: 3,913

20. The Unborn (1991)

R | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A couple struggling to conceive visit a miracle doctor as a last hope for having a child. The wife gets pregnant, but after the initial joy comes horror, as she slowly discovers the nightmarish truth behind the doctor's success.

Director: Rodman Flender | Stars: Brooke Adams, Jeff Hayenga, James Karen, K Callan

Votes: 923 | Gross: $1.16M

21. Basket Case 3 (1991)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

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

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

Votes: 2,862

22. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror

54 Metascore

The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Kelly Jo Minter, Danny Hassel

Votes: 37,668 | Gross: $22.17M

23. The Fly (1986)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

79 Metascore

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

Votes: 147,639 | Gross: $40.46M

24. Seed of Chucky (2004)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

46 Metascore

Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway.

Director: Don Mancini | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, John Waters, Billy Boyd

Votes: 36,123 | Gross: $17.08M

25. Embryo (1976)

PG | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A scientist doing experiments on a human fetus discovers a method to accelerate the fetus into a mature adult in just a few days. However, the "adult" fetus turns into a homicidal psycho ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera, Diane Ladd, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 1,170

26. Eraserhead (1977)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

87 Metascore

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 92,820 | Gross: $7.00M

27. Demon Seed (1977)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife.

Director: Donald Cammell | Stars: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Berry Kroeger

Votes: 7,422

28. The Unnamable (1988)

R | 87 min | Horror

High school students check out a haunted house where in the 1800's an ugly monster called "the Unnamable" was trapped in a vault.

Director: Jean-Paul Ouellette | Stars: Charles Klausmeyer, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Alexandra Durrell, Laura Albert

Votes: 2,000

29. Warlock: The Armageddon (1993)

R | 98 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

An order of Druids train their children to battle an evil Warlock determined to unleash Satan upon the world by bringing a collection of five mystic rune stones together.

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Julian Sands, Chris Young, Paula Marshall, Joanna Pacula

Votes: 4,972 | Gross: $3.90M

30. Amphibious Creature of the Deep (2010)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Marine biologist Skylar Shane hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman, to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. During the expedition, they run ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Verdi Solaiman, Mohammad Aditya, Steven Baray, Dorman Borisman

Votes: 921

31. Antibirth (2016)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

56 Metascore

In a desolate community full of drug-addled Marines and rumors of kidnapping, a wild-eyed stoner named Lou wakes up after a wild night of partying with symptoms of a strange illness and ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Perez | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Chloë Sevigny, Meg Tilly, Mark Webber

Votes: 2,821

32. The Void (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Shortly after delivering a patient to an understaffed hospital, a police officer experiences strange and violent occurrences seemingly linked to a group of mysterious hooded figures.

Directors: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski | Stars: Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Daniel Fathers, Kathleen Munroe

Votes: 26,316 | Gross: $0.15M

33. Splice (2009)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac, Brandon McGibbon

Votes: 88,964 | Gross: $17.00M

34. Zombie Babies (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

When a group of expecting young couples head to Burt Fleming's mountaintop hotel for a weekend retreat (and discount abortions), they get more than they bargained for when the fetal undead come back for vengeance.

Director: Eamon Hardiman | Stars: Rob Cobb, Ford Austin, Missy Dawn, Brian Gunnoe

Votes: 154

35. Bad Biology (2008)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

Driven by biological excess, a man and a woman search for sexual fulfillment, unaware of each other's existence. Unfortunately, they eventually meet, and the bonding of these two very unusual human beings ends in a god awful love story.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Charlee Danielson, Anthony Sneed, Mark Wilson, John A. Thorburn

Votes: 3,724

36. Won Ton Baby! (2009)

97 min | Comedy, Horror

Former brothel owner struggles to protect her family from a parasitic twin.

Director: James Morgart | Stars: Debbie Rochon, Lou Martini Jr., Suzi Lorraine, Justin Derry

Votes: 58

37. Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

10 Metascore

Six years after Michael Myers last terrorized Haddonfield, he returns there in pursuit of his niece, Jamie Lloyd, who has escaped with her newborn child, for which Michael and a mysterious cult have sinister plans.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Paul Rudd, Marianne Hagan, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 28,446 | Gross: $15.12M

38. Hell Baby (2013)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Horror

41 Metascore

An expectant couple who moves into the most haunted house in New Orleans call upon the services of the Vatican's elite exorcism team to save them from a demonic baby.

Directors: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon | Stars: Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb, Alex Berg, Keegan-Michael Key

Votes: 8,558 | Gross: $0.00M

39. V/H/S/2 (2013)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

49 Metascore

Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.

Directors: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard | Stars: Lawrence Michael Levine, Kelsy Abbott, Adam Wingard, Hannah Hughes

Votes: 33,962 | Gross: $0.02M

40. Grace (III) (2009)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

52 Metascore

After losing her unborn child, Madeline Matheson insists on carrying the baby to term. Following the delivery, the child miraculously returns to life with an appetite for human blood. Madeline is faced with a mother's ultimate decision.

Director: Paul Solet | Stars: Jordan Ladd, Samantha Ferris, Gabrielle Rose, Stephen Park

Votes: 7,442 | Gross: $0.01M

41. Inside (2007)

R | 82 min | Horror

Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Claude Lulé, Dominique Frot

Votes: 35,019

42. The Carpenter (1988)

G | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

A mad woman and her cheating husband hire men to fix up their new house. Mysterious carpenter, Ed, becomes her guardian angel, but he is actually an executed killer whose spirit has returned to finish the dream house he once started.

Director: David Wellington | Stars: Wings Hauser, Lynne Adams, Pierre Lenoir, Barbara Jones

Votes: 376

43. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

45 Metascore

The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the towns people of Forks.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Gil Birmingham

Votes: 211,176 | Gross: $281.29M

44. The Unborn II (1994)

R | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A sinister fertility experiment has created a generation of twisted children. A relentless woman has made it her business to destroy these mutant babies before they destroy the world! One ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: Michele Greene, Robin Curtis, Scott Valentine, Darryl Henriques

Votes: 317

45. The Haunted Palace (1963)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr., Frank Maxwell

Votes: 5,287

46. Tromeo and Juliet (1996)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Tromeo, a filmmaker, falls in love with Juliet, the daughter of a former partner who tried to steal his business from him.

Director: Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Jane Jensen, Will Keenan, Valentine Miele, William Beckwith

Votes: 5,151

47. It's Alive (1974)

PG | 91 min | Horror

72 Metascore

The Davies expect a baby, which turns out to be a monster with a nasty habit of killing when it's scared. And it's easily scared.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: John P. Ryan, Sharon Farrell, Andrew Duggan, Guy Stockwell

Votes: 6,305

48. It's Alive (2009)

R | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A baby born to a human couple turns out to be a mutant monster with an appetite to kill when scared.

Director: Josef Rusnak | Stars: Bijou Phillips, James Murray, Raphaël Coleman, Owen Teale

Votes: 2,627

49. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror

7.3