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1. American Psycho (2000)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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64 Metascore

A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

Votes: 438,934 | Gross: $15.07M

2. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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65 Metascore

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 675,479 | Gross: $45.60M

3. 31 (2016)

R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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35 Metascore

Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, hellish compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Richard Brake, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Sheri Moon Zombie

Votes: 15,676 | Gross: $0.78M

4. The Running Man (1987)

R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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45 Metascore

A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

Votes: 132,554 | Gross: $38.12M

5. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

7.5
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75 Metascore

Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths And must survive the terrors of leatherface and his family.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Votes: 122,793 | Gross: $30.86M

6. Evil Dead (2013)

R | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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57 Metascore

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci

Votes: 147,887 | Gross: $54.24M

7. Hostel (2005)

R | 94 min | Horror

5.9
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55 Metascore

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova

Votes: 160,631 | Gross: $47.33M

8. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

R | 98 min | Horror

6.2
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38 Metascore

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding loon and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski, Erica Leerhsen

Votes: 124,163 | Gross: $80.57M

9. Seven Psychopaths (2012)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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66 Metascore

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken

Votes: 226,052 | Gross: $15.02M

10. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror

7.3
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59 Metascore

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Jake Weber

Votes: 222,459 | Gross: $59.02M

11. Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward.

Director: John Luessenhop | Stars: Alexandra Daddario, Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood, Trey Songz

Votes: 42,318 | Gross: $34.34M

12. Leatherface (2017)

R | 90 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.0
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40 Metascore

A teenage Leatherface escapes from a mental hospital with three other inmates, kidnapping a young nurse and taking her on a road trip from hell, while being pursued by a lawman out for revenge.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, Sam Strike, Vanessa Grasse

Votes: 16,978

13. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Unrated | 101 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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42 Metascore

A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Caroline Williams, Jim Siedow, Bill Moseley

Votes: 25,047 | Gross: $8.03M

14. The Last House on the Left (1972)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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68 Metascore

Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln

Votes: 30,084 | Gross: $3.10M

15. StageFright (1987)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

6.7
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A group of stage actors lock themselves in the theater for a rehearsal of their upcoming musical production, unaware that an escaped psychopath has sneaked into the theater with them.

Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti, Domenico Fiore, Robert Gligorov

Votes: 6,025

16. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

9.4
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A family tragedy prompts gangster Carl "CJ" Johnson to return home, only to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which he must regain control of the streets before it gets even worse.

Stars: Young Maylay, Faizon Love, Yolanda 'Yo-Yo' Whittaker, Clifton Powell

Votes: 31,566

17. The Hills Run Red (2009 Video)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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A group of young horror fans go searching for a film that mysteriously vanished years ago but instead find that the demented killer from the movie is real, and he's thrilled to meet fans who will die gruesomely for his art.

Director: Dave Parker | Stars: Sophie Monk, Tad Hilgenbrink, William Sadler, Janet Montgomery

Votes: 8,832

18. Pieces (1982)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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The co-eds of a Boston college campus are targeted by a mysterious killer who is creating a human jigsaw puzzle from their body parts.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Braña, Edmund Purdom

Votes: 7,438 | Gross: $2.03M

20. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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30 Metascore

A California couple and a survivalist encounter Leatherface and his family.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, R.A. Mihailoff, William Butler

Votes: 12,711 | Gross: $5.77M

21. Hatchet II (2010)

R | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.5
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49 Metascore

Marybeth escapes the clutches of the bayou-butcher Victor Crowley and returns to the swamp with an army of hunters and gunmen, determined to end Crowley's reign of horror once and for all.

Director: Adam Green | Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, Parry Shen

Votes: 11,482 | Gross: $0.06M

22. [REC] 3: Genesis (2012)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.0
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45 Metascore

A couple's wedding day turns horrific as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness.

Director: Paco Plaza | Stars: Leticia Dolera, Diego Martín, Ismael Martínez, Àlex Monner

Votes: 31,171 | Gross: $0.01M

23. The Last Horror Film (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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A New York taxi driver stalks a beautiful actress attending the Cannes Film Festival, which coincides with a series of violent killings of the lady's friends.

Director: David Winters | Stars: J'Len Winters, John Kelly, Joe Spinell, Simone Overman

Votes: 1,378

24. Chaos (I) (2005)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Thriller

3.2
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1 Metascore

Two teenage girls on a mission to find drugs at a rave get more than they bargained for. One is sexually assaulted and they are both tortured in horrific ways. The attackers seek refuge in the parents' of one of the victims' homes.

Director: David DeFalco | Stars: Kevin Gage, Sage Stallone, Kelly K.C. Quann, Maya Barovich

Votes: 1,954

25. Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)

R | 105 min | Horror

3.7
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13 Metascore

Tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder.

Director: Nick Palumbo | Stars: Sven Garrett, Cerina Vincent, Tony Todd, Gunnar Hansen

Votes: 3,858

26. A Cat in the Brain (1990)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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A horror film director is stalked by a mad psychiatrist/serial killer bent on killing people to model the killings after the director's gory death scenes from his movies.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Lucio Fulci, Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, David L. Thompson

Votes: 2,742

27. Resident Evil 5 (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Sent in by the BSAA, Chris Redfield has a new mission. It takes him into South Africa where he encounters a new horror and relives an old past.

Directors: Toshio Ohashi, Jim Sonzero, Garson Yu | Stars: Roger Craig Smith, Eva La Dare, D.C. Douglas, Patricia Ja Lee

Votes: 6,703

28. The Tripper (2006)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

5.0
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A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer targets a bunch of hippies who are heading to a weekend-long concert.

Director: David Arquette | Stars: Jaime King, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, David Arquette

Votes: 5,679 | Gross: $0.02M

29. Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

5.3
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Mike Strauber catches his wife Sharon in bed with his best friend Jerry. He gets mad and takes off to embark on an adventure of murder and self-mutilation in demented games of truth or dare.

Directors: Tim Ritter, Yale Wilson | Stars: John Brace, Mary Fanaro, Bruce Gold, A.J. McLean

Votes: 515

30. Touch of Death (1988 Video)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror

5.3
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A moody, middle-aged gigolo kills off women after he gets bored with dating them and uses their body parts for trophies and for consumption.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, Al Cliver, Sacha Darwin

Votes: 1,124

31. Murder Syndrome (1981)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

5.3
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Michael is a successful actor, but he has a scandal in his past: at a tender age he knifed his father to death. He and his girlfriend Deborah go to his mother's for the weekend, and are ... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Stefano Patrizi, Martine Brochard, Henri Garcin, Laura Gemser

Votes: 528

32. Knucklebones (2016)

TV-MA | 85 min | Horror

3.6
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A group of bored college students unleash a murderous demon while playing a dice game made from human knucklebones.

Director: Mitch Wilson | Stars: Julin, Tom Zembrod, Katie Bosacki, Cameron Deane Stewart

Votes: 766

33. Doom 3 (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

7.9
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A demonic invasion at Union Aerospace Corporation's Mars Research Facility has left only you and a handful of survivors with the chance to fight your way to safety.

Stars: Neil Ross, Philip L. Clarke, Andy Chanley, J. Grant Albrecht

Votes: 3,400

34. Undead Pool (2007 Video)

Unrated | 78 min | Action, Horror

4.3
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The new girl at school helps the swim team battle their infected teachers and classmates.

Director: Kôji Kawano | Stars: Sasa Handa, Yuria Hidaka, Ayumu Tokitô, Mizuka Arai

Votes: 773

35. The Butcher (2006)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

3.6
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While driving to Las Vegas with his college friends Rachel, Liz, Atlanta, Sophie and Adam, the selfish and wealthy Mark decides to take a shortcut. Mark stresses with the driver of an old ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Gorsuch | Stars: Myiea Coy, April Gilbert, Ashley Rebecca Hawkins, Bill Jacobson

Votes: 1,399

36. Dard Divorce (2007 Video)

87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

3.7
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What started with a routine divorce between Natalie Stein and her husband Tim, will soon take a turn into the unexpected and evolve into scenes of torture, bloodshed and slaughter.

Director: Olaf Ittenbach | Stars: Martina Ittenbach, Daryl Jackson, Jaymes Butler, Barrett Jones

Votes: 731

37. Redrum (2007)

R | 88 min | Comedy

4.1
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A bored couple rejuvenate their marriage by turning to murder.

Director: Kenny Young | Stars: Kenny Young, Jill Marie Jones, Reginald Ballard, Jaqueline Fleming

Votes: 300

38. Dr. Lamb (1992)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Horror

5.9
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An abnormal taxi driver lusts for blood every rainy night, and several young women are killed as a result.

Directors: Danny Lee, Hin Sing 'Billy' Tang | Stars: Danny Lee, Simon Yam, Kent Cheng, Pik Yu Chung

Votes: 606

39. Hidden in the Woods (2012)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, Horror

4.5
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Ater their abusive father is jailed, two sisters being raised in a remote area of Chile find they have to answer to their uncle, a drug kingpin who wants his missing product back.

Director: Patricio Valladares | Stars: Siboney Lo, Carolina Retamal, Josefa Mora, Daniel Antivilo

Votes: 465

40. Non aver paura della zia Marta (1988)

88 min | Horror

5.3
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A family of 4 makes a long drive to Aunt Martha's house to visit her for the first time in years. Only she isn't there. Just the caretaker and his message that she will appear the next day...if they survive the night.

Director: Mario Bianchi | Stars: Adriana Russo, Gabriele Tinti, Anna Maria Placido, Jessica Moore

Votes: 264

41. The Last House in the Woods (2006)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

4.5
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An Italian gorefest about a young couple being held captive by a sadistic backwoods family.

Director: Gabriele Albanesi | Stars: Daniela Virgilio, Gennaro Diana, Santa De Santis, Daniele Grassetti

Votes: 1,016

42. Half Past Midnight (1988 Video)

32 min | Short, Horror

5.9
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Wim Vink's classic splatter short about a girl who takes bloody revenge on those who tormented her.

Director: Wim Vink | Stars: Angelique Viesee, Judith Driessen, Ad Kleingeld, Femke Bakker

Votes: 42

43. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls (2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

7.7
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Stan's plan to out-do the neighbor's fancy haunted house backfires when Roger releases the serial killers he was borrowing from the CIA. Meanwhile, Steve faces Toshi's revenge when he takes a liking to his sister Akiko.

Directors: John Aoshima, Jansen Yee, Ron Hughart, Brent Woods | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 462

44. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: House of Horror (1993)

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.5
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Three pledges for a fraternity on probation run by a soft-spoken leader and his two sidekicks are visited by a beautiful young sorority gal, who is looking for a frat to pledge her own ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Gale | Stars: Keith Coogan, Michael DeLuise, Courtney Gains, Brian Krause

Votes: 496

45. Lee Martin's The Midnight Hour (2008– )
Episode: How I Dismembered Your Mother (2012)

30 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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Violent tale about an unbalanced man driven to a wild, blood-spattered killing spree when his wife announces her plans to divorce him.

Director: Lee Martin | Stars: Didrik Davis, Valerie Clare, David Roetman, Joey Cipriano

46. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Morning Comes (2007)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.1
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Thanks to some deliberately bad blood work, Agent Lundy comes closer to uncovering the Bay Harbor Butcher.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King

Votes: 3,558

47. From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014–2016)
Episode: Pandemonium (2014)

TV-14 | 49 min | Action, Crime, Horror

8.1
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Good times are had at the Titty Twister until some foul play reveals the bar to not be what it seems. The Geckos, Fullers and Ranger Gonzalez have more in common than they think, but can ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Marycarmen Lopez, Eiza González

Votes: 552

48. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Split Personality (1992)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.6
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A swindler, Jack loves money and... twins. One day he meets rich twins that show interest in him.

Director: Joel Silver | Stars: Joe Pesci, Jacqueline Alexandra Citron, Kristen Amber Citron, Burt Young

Votes: 553

49. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Split Second (1991)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.5
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A beautiful waitress marries the owner of a lumber camp and then quickly starts to realize that he is not what she really wants.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Brion James, Michelle Johnson, Billy Wirth, John Kassir

Votes: 642

50. CollegeHumor Originals (2006– )
Episode: This Purge Bodyguard Sucks (CH Does the Purge) (2016)

TV-MA | 5 min | Comedy

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There's only ONE man with the catchphrases to help the gang get out alive.

Director: Michael Schaubach | Stars: Amir Blumenfeld, Jake Hurwitz, Katie Marovitch, Zac Oyama



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