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1. Pet Sematary (2019)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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57 Metascore

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.

Directors: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer | Stars: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence

Votes: 56,982 | Gross: $54.72M

2. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 944,096 | Gross: $19.50M

3. Logan (2017)

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

8.1
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77 Metascore

In a future where mutants are nearly extinct, an elderly and weary Logan leads a quiet life. But when Laura, a mutant child pursued by scientists, comes to him for help, he must get her to safety.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Votes: 576,642 | Gross: $226.28M

4. Pet Sematary (1989)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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38 Metascore

After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, Brad Greenquist

Votes: 86,790 | Gross: $57.47M

5. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 653,803 | Gross: $7.56M

6. Kick-Ass (2010)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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66 Metascore

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Garrett M. Brown

Votes: 502,130 | Gross: $48.07M

7. The Green Inferno (2013)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror

5.3
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38 Metascore

A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton

Votes: 34,148 | Gross: $7.19M

8. Sinister (I) (2012)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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53 Metascore

Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson

Votes: 201,674 | Gross: $48.09M

9. The Ring (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery

7.1
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57 Metascore

A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman

Votes: 301,522 | Gross: $129.13M

10. The Blackcoat's Daughter (I) (2015)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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68 Metascore

Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.

Director: Oz Perkins | Stars: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, James Remar

Votes: 14,302 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Hanna (2011)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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65 Metascore

A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Vicky Krieps

Votes: 180,602 | Gross: $40.26M

12. Night of the Comet (1984)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell

Votes: 16,788 | Gross: $14.42M

13. Let Me In (I) (2010)

R | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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79 Metascore

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono

Votes: 108,011 | Gross: $12.13M

14. Goodnight Mommy (2014)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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81 Metascore

Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz | Stars: Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz, Susanne Wuest, Hans Escher

Votes: 36,797 | Gross: $1.17M

15. Trick 'r Treat (2007)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

6.8
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Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes

Votes: 74,585

16. Let the Right One In (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.9
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82 Metascore

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl

Votes: 196,627 | Gross: $2.12M

17. The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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67 Metascore

A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Sennia Nanua, Fisayo Akinade, Dominique Tipper, Paddy Considine

Votes: 48,028

18. Pandorum (2009)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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28 Metascore

Two crew members of a spaceship wake up from hypersleep to discover that all their colleagues are missing. Despite this, it appears that they are not alone.

Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue

Votes: 137,858 | Gross: $10.33M

19. Eden Lake (2008)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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65 Metascore

Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.

Director: James Watkins | Stars: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O'Connell

Votes: 71,125 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Sinister 2 (2015)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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32 Metascore

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

Director: Ciarán Foy | Stars: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan, Dartanian Sloan

Votes: 43,097 | Gross: $27.74M

21. REC (2007)

R | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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69 Metascore

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza | Stars: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Pablo Rosso

Votes: 155,117

22. Better Watch Out (II) (2016)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.5
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67 Metascore

On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it's far from a normal home invasion.

Director: Chris Peckover | Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Aleks Mikic

Votes: 23,179 | Gross: $0.02M

23. The Crush (1993)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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A journalist becomes the unwanted center of attention for a 14-year-old girl, who proceeds to sabotage his life after he refuses her sexual advances.

Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Cary Elwes, Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Rubin, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 14,937 | Gross: $13.61M

24. The Bad Seed (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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A father is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his daughter when he believes she may have played a role in the tragic death of a classmate at her school.

Director: Rob Lowe | Stars: Rob Lowe, Mckenna Grace, Sarah Dugdale, Marci T. House

Votes: 1,257

25. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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39 Metascore

Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.

Director: Rachel Talalay | Stars: Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblatt, Lezlie Deane

Votes: 38,206 | Gross: $34.87M

26. RoboCop 2 (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.8
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42 Metascore

Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Peter Weller, John Glover, Mario Machado, Leeza Gibbons

Votes: 76,715 | Gross: $45.68M

27. The Unborn (2009)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.8
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30 Metascore

A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

Director: David S. Goyer | Stars: Odette Annable, Gary Oldman, Cam Gigandet, Meagan Good

Votes: 47,552 | Gross: $42.67M

28. Running Scared (2006)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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41 Metascore

A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.

Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Chazz Palminteri, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 94,553 | Gross: $6.86M

29. Frailty (2001)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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64 Metascore

A mysterious man arrives at the offices of an FBI agent and recounts his childhood: how his religious fanatic father received visions telling him to destroy people who were in fact "demons."

Director: Bill Paxton | Stars: Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Matt O'Leary

Votes: 72,035 | Gross: $13.10M

30. Near Dark (1987)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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76 Metascore

A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is bitten by a beautiful drifter.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton

Votes: 30,478 | Gross: $3.37M

31. Cooties (2014)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.7
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49 Metascore

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.

Directors: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion | Stars: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 21,160 | Gross: $0.06M

32. Murder by Numbers (2002)

R | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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50 Metascore

Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt

Votes: 50,357 | Gross: $31.87M

33. The Good Son (1993)

R | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle and befriends his cousin, a boy of the same age who begins showing increasing signs of violent and psychopathic behavior.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse

Votes: 34,117 | Gross: $44.59M

34. Little Evil (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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Gary, who has just married Samantha, the woman of his dreams, discovers that her six-year-old son may be the Antichrist.

Director: Eli Craig | Stars: Evangeline Lilly, Owen Atlas, Adam Scott, Marcus Terrell Smith

Votes: 16,413

35. The Children (1980)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A nuclear-plant leak turns a bus-load of children into murderous atomic zombies with black fingernails.

Director: Max Kalmanowicz | Stars: Martin Shakar, Gil Rogers, Gale Garnett, Shannon Bolin

Votes: 1,620

36. Dracula (2013–2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.4
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Dracula travels to London, with dark plans for revenge against those who ruined his life centuries earlier. However, his plan is complicated when he falls in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann, Victoria Smurfit

Votes: 27,025

37. The Loved Ones (2009)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

6.7
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When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.

Director: Sean Byrne | Stars: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, John Brumpton, Richard Wilson

Votes: 34,741

38. Quarantine (2008)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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53 Metascore

A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Columbus Short, Jay Hernandez

Votes: 66,024 | Gross: $31.69M

39. Girl House (2014)

Not Rated | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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A young college student desperate for tuition money moves into a house that streams content to an X-rated website. After a deranged fan determines the house's location, she finds herself in... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Knautz, Trevor Matthews | Stars: Ali Cobrin, Adam DiMarco, Slaine, Alyson Bath

Votes: 7,448

40. Village of the Damned (1995)

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

5.6
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41 Metascore

A small town's women give birth to unfriendly alien children posing as humans.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Kirstie Alley, Linda Kozlowski, Michael Paré

Votes: 26,753 | Gross: $9.42M

41. Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

R | 129 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.8
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43 Metascore

Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Kathy Baker

Votes: 60,507 | Gross: $0.54M

42. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.5
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51 Metascore

A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight-year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 11,819

43. Elfen Lied (2004)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.0
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Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she's actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality.

Stars: Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto, Adam Conlon

Votes: 27,203

44. Sin Nombre (2009)

R | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.6
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77 Metascore

A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Paulina Gaitan, Marco Antonio Aguirre, Leonardo Alonso, Karla Cecilia Alvarado

Votes: 29,799 | Gross: $2.53M

45. Every Secret Thing (2014)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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46 Metascore

A detective looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing children and the prime suspects: two young women who, seven years ago, were put away for an infant's death.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Diane Lane, Brynne Norquist, Eva Grace Kellner, Lily Pilblad

Votes: 6,408

46. The Brood (1979)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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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: 22,948

47. The Grudge 2 (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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33 Metascore

Three interwoven stories about a terrible curse. A young woman encounters a malevolent supernatural force while searching for her missing sister in Tokyo; a mean high school prank goes horribly wrong; a woman with a deadly secret moves into a Chicago apartment building.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Edison Chen, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Michelle Gellar

Votes: 44,794 | Gross: $39.14M

48. Damien: Omen II (1978)

R | 107 min | Horror

6.3
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45 Metascore

Damien the Antichrist, now thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.

Directors: Don Taylor, Mike Hodges | Stars: William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Robert Foxworth

Votes: 27,066 | Gross: $3.88M

49. It's Alive (1974)

PG | 91 min | Horror

5.8
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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: 6,269

50. Dr. Giggles (1992)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.2
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A madman who believes he's a doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was killed, and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a teenage girl who has a heart condition.

Director: Manny Coto | Stars: Larry Drake, Holly Marie Combs, Cliff De Young, Glenn Quinn

Votes: 5,325 | Gross: $8.40M



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