The 50 worst horror movies I've seen so far

by d_tolk | created - 07 Feb 2011 | updated - 05 Jul 2012 | Public

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1. Halloween II (2009)

R | 105 min | Horror

4.9
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35 Metascore

Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie

Votes: 40,168 | Gross: $33.39M

2. Seed of Chucky (2004)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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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: 32,187 | Gross: $17.08M

3. Leprechaun in the Hood (2000 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

3.7
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When three rappers want to get even with a pimp, they accidentally unleash a leprechaun who goes on a killing rampage in the 'hood.

Director: Rob Spera | Stars: Warwick Davis, Ice-T, Anthony Montgomery, Rashaan Nall

Votes: 4,986

4. 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010 Video)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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After surviving the incidents in Barrow, Alaska, Stella Olemaun relocates to Los Angeles, where she intentionally attracts the attention of the local vampire population in order to avenge the death of her husband, Eben.

Director: Ben Ketai | Stars: Kiele Sanchez, Rhys Coiro, Diora Baird, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 10,926

5. The Grudge 3 (2009)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.7
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A young Japanese woman who holds the key to stopping the evil spirit of Kayako, travels to the haunted Chicago apartment from the sequel, to stop the curse of Kayako once and for all.

Director: Toby Wilkins | Stars: Matthew Knight, Shawnee Smith, Mike Straub, Aiko Horiuchi

Votes: 14,410

6. It Lives Again (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.1
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An epidemic of mutant monster babies sweeps America.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Frederic Forrest, Kathleen Lloyd, John P. Ryan, John Marley

Votes: 1,589

7. The Cell 2 (2009 Video)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

2.9
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The Cusp is a serial killer who kills his victims and then brings them back to life; over and over again; until they beg to die! Maya is a psychic investigator who gained her powers after a... See full summary »

Director: Tim Iacofano | Stars: Tessie Santiago, Chris Bruno, Frank Whaley, Bart Johnson

Votes: 2,386

8. Night of the Living Dead 3D (2006)

R | 80 min | Horror

3.1
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Both an homage to and a re-imagining of the original 1968 film, this update follows a group of survivors trapped in a farmhouse battling a siege of undead zombies....in 3D!

Director: Jeff Broadstreet | Stars: Brianna Brown, Joshua DesRoches, Sid Haig, Greg Travis

Votes: 3,036 | Gross: $0.22M

9. Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

3.6
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The now-adult Ricky talks to a psychiatrist about how he became a murderer after his brother, Billy, died, which leads back to Mother Superior.

Director: Lee Harry | Stars: Eric Freeman, James Newman, Elizabeth Kaitan, Jean Miller

Votes: 4,492 | Gross: $0.15M

10. Slumber Party Massacre III (1990)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

4.5
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Jackie Cassidy and her friends are stalked by a serial killer while having a slumber party.

Director: Sally Mattison | Stars: Keely Christian, Brittain Frye, Michael Harris, David Greenlee

Votes: 1,820 | Gross: $1.24M

11. Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1990)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.1
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Military scientists discover an alternate dimension and, subsequently, aliens with an appetite for human flesh.

Director: Harry Bromley Davenport | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Paul Koslo, Tara Buckman, Jano Frandsen

Votes: 1,241

12. Xtro 3: Watch the Skies (1995)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.5
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Marines travel to a deserted island to diffuse bombs, only to be terrorized by an alien.

Director: Harry Bromley Davenport | Stars: J. Marvin Campbell, Douglas Cavanaugh, Robert Culp, Andrew Divoff

Votes: 753

13. Tomie: Re-birth (2001)

101 min | Horror

5.6
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An art student disappears after murdering his model. Now his friends and family are being haunted by the resurrected woman, Tomie.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Miki Sakai, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Kumiko Endô, Masaya Kikawada

Votes: 450

14. Tomie: Saishuu-shô - kindan no kajitsu (2002)

91 min | Horror

6.0
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Tomie terrorizes an artistically inclined young girl and her widowed father, slowly integrating herself into the family.

Director: Shun Nakahara | Stars: Nozomi Andô, Aoi Miyazaki, Jun Kunimura, Yuka Fujimoto

Votes: 370

15. Tomie: Beginning (2005)

74 min | Horror

5.1
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When a beautiful young girl transfers to a new high school, the students become possessed and soon realize that behind this beauty is an unexplainable evil.

Director: Ataru Oikawa | Stars: Rio Matsumoto, Asami Imajuku, Kenji Mizuhashi, Nahana

Votes: 297

16. Moscow Zero (2006)

R | 82 min | Action, Drama, Horror

3.1
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In Moscow, the priest Owen hires a team to guide him in the underworld to find his friend Sergei that is missing while researching the legend about the existence of demons and an entrance to hell beneath the city.

Director: María Lidón | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Oksana Akinshina, Val Kilmer, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 1,520

17. Bloody Murder (2000 Video)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

3.0
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Plans for a summer filled with fun and romance turn to terror for a group of young counselors.

Director: Ralph E. Portillo | Stars: Jessica Morris, Peter Guillemette, Patrick Cavanaugh, Crystalle Ford

Votes: 1,453

18. Bloodmonkey (2007 Video)

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

3.1
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A renowned but mad professor leads a small group of American students into the jungles of Africa to investigate a remote tribe of killer chimpanzees rumored to be the missing link.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Matt Ryan, Amy Manson, Matt Reeves

Votes: 1,080

19. Slashers (2001 Video)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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A black comedy horror film in which six random contestants are put into a game show where they'll face evil clowns, evisceration-happy doctors and wild maniacs. The winner has to survive the terror by being resourceful.

Director: Maurice Devereaux | Stars: Sarah Joslyn Crowder, Tony Curtis Blondell, Kieran Keller, Jerry Sprio

Votes: 1,207

20. Joshua (2007)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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69 Metascore

The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua (Kogan), an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.

Director: George Ratliff | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Jacob Kogan, Celia Weston

Votes: 10,692 | Gross: $0.48M

21. Dead Mary (2007 Video)

103 min | Horror

4.5
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A group of friends enjoying a weekend in the woods play a game of "Dead Mary" and summon an evil witch who begins possessing them one by one.

Director: Robert Wilson | Stars: Dominique Swain, Marie-Josée Colburn, Steven McCarthy, Maggie Castle

Votes: 2,148

22. The Island (1980)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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In New York, the journalist Blair Maynard convinces his editor to travel to Florida to investigate the mysterious disappearance of ships in the Bermuda's Triangle area. Maynard is divorced ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Michael Caine, David Warner, Angela Punch McGregor, Frank Middlemass

Votes: 3,212 | Gross: $15.72M

23. Autopsy (2008)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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A young woman tries to find her injured boyfriend in a bizzare and dangerous hospital.

Director: Adam Gierasch | Stars: Jessica Lowndes, Ross Kohn, Ross McCall, Ashley Schneider

Votes: 5,685

24. Spontaneous Combustion (1990)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.5
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A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Brad Dourif, Cynthia Bain, Jon Cypher, William Prince

Votes: 1,773

25. Hood of Horror (2006)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

4.0
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A hip hop horror anthology of three tales of terror told by the Hound of Hell that revolve around the residents of an inner-city neighborhood whose actions determine where they will go in the afterlife.

Director: Stacy Title | Stars: Snoop Dogg, Daniella Alonso, Anson Mount, Hawthorne James

Votes: 2,566 | Gross: $0.33M

26. Kat (2001)

85 min | Horror, Mystery

3.5
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Due to a failed séance of her flat mate's quirky grandparents, the cat of law student Maria gets possessed by demonic powers and starts some horrible massacres, adding even more trouble to ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Schmidt | Stars: Liv Corfixen, Martin Brygmann, Charlotte Munck, Søren Pilmark

Votes: 341

27. Intensive Care (1991)

91 min | Horror, Thriller

2.4
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A famous surgeon gets into a coma after a car accident. Seven years later, he wakes up as a mutilated monster and starts a massacre.

Director: Dorna van Rouveroy | Stars: George Kennedy, Koen Wauters, Nada van Nie, Michiel Hess

Votes: 320

28. Teenage Caveman (2002 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror

3.3
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Teens encounter people, who, after being used as guinea pigs for the experimental testing of a virus can live forever in a post apocalyptic world.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Andrew Keegan, Tara Subkoff, Richard Hillman, Tiffany Limos

Votes: 2,715

29. The Plague (2006 Video)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.5
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Ten years have passed since the world's children fell into a coma. Tonight they're waking up and all hell is breaking loose. An unholy battle between the generations is being waged, and time is not on the side of adults.

Director: Hal Masonberg | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Ivana Milicevic, Brad Hunt, Joshua Close

Votes: 3,862

30. The Tooth Fairy (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

4.5
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Darcy Wagner and her ten-and-a-half-year-old daughter Pamela "Pammy" are heading to the bed and breakfast of her boyfriend Peter Campbell in the River Bend Road in Northern California. ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Bowman | Stars: Lochlyn Munro, Chandra West, Steve Bacic, Nicole Muñoz

Votes: 1,335

31. The Card Player (2004)

Not Rated | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.9
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48 Metascore

A Rome policewoman teams up with a British Interpol agent to find a crafty serial killer whom plays a taunting game of cat-and-mouse with the police by abducting and killing young women and showing it over an Internet web cam.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Stefania Rocca, Liam Cunningham, Silvio Muccino, Adalberto Maria Merli

Votes: 4,393

32. Stay Alive (2006)

PG-13 | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.1
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24 Metascore

For a group of teens, the answer to the mysterious death of their old friend lies within the world of an online video game based on the true story of an ancient noblewoman known as the Blood Countess.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Jon Foster, Samaire Armstrong, Frankie Muniz, Jimmi Simpson

Votes: 27,256 | Gross: $23.09M

33. The Host (2006)

R | 120 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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85 Metascore

A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Hee-Bong Byun, Hae-il Park, Doona Bae

Votes: 78,214 | Gross: $2.20M

34. Unrest (I) (2006)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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A young pathology med student suspects that the spirit of a dead cadaver in the hospital morgue where she works is killing off all those who handle or desecrate the body.

Director: Jason Todd Ipson | Stars: Corri English, Scot Davis, Joshua Alba, Marisa Petroro

Votes: 7,202

35. Clownhouse (1989)

R | 81 min | Horror

5.8
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Just before Halloween, three young brothers alone in a big house are menaced by three escaped mental patients who have murdered some traveling circus clowns and taken their identities.

Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Nathan Forrest Winters, Brian McHugh, Sam Rockwell, Michael Jerome West

Votes: 3,697

36. Art of the Devil (2004)

100 min | Horror, Mystery

4.8
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Boom, pregnant from an affair, is told by her lover to leave him and his family alone. Enraged, she goes to a witch doctor and has him use black magic against her ex-lover and his family. ... See full summary »

Director: Tanit Jitnukul | Stars: Arisa Wills, Supakson Chaimongkol, Krongthong Rachatawan, Tin Settachoke

Votes: 1,206

37. Tooth and Nail (2007)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.9
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A group of people in a post-apocalyptic world fight to survive against a band of vicious cannibals.

Director: Mark Young | Stars: Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones, Rachel Miner, Nicole DuPort

Votes: 3,467

38. Crazy Eights (2006)

R | 80 min | Horror

4.0
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Circumstance brings six childhood friends together to face their past, and a secret they share.

Director: Jimi Jones | Stars: Traci Lords, Frank Whaley, Dina Meyer, George Newbern

Votes: 2,916

39. Vampyros Lesbos (1971)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror

5.5
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An erotic horror tale about a vixen vampiress seducing and killing women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Soledad Miranda, Dennis Price, Paul Muller, Ewa Strömberg

Votes: 3,556

40. DarkWolf (2003 Video)

R | 94 min | Horror

2.8
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An LAPD cop, whose partner was murdered by a werewolf, must protect a woman called Josie, who's a hybrid, after he realizes that the werewolf wants to mate with her.

Director: Richard Friedman | Stars: Samaire Armstrong, Ryan Alosio, Andrea Bogart, Jaime Bergman

Votes: 1,493

41. Larva (2005 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.3
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In Host, Missouri, the newcomer Dr. of Veterinary Magic Eli Rudkus is called by the farmer Jacob Long to exam one of his cows. The veterinarian finds a strange parasite in the animal and ... See full summary »

Director: Abram Cox | Stars: Vincent Ventresca, Rachel Hunter, William Forsythe, David Selby

Votes: 1,023

42. Dead Scared (2004)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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A teacher unlocks an ancient evil and uses his newfound powers to kill off his students one by one.

Director: Rolfe Kanefsky | Stars: Brad Dourif, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Nectar Rose, Philip Andrew

Votes: 1,577

43. The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)

R | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

5.6
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A disturbed woman is haunted by memories of childhood abuse, which culminates in a murder spree.

Director: Matt Cimber | Stars: Millie Perkins, Lonny Chapman, Vanessa Brown, Peggy Feury

Votes: 1,054

44. Octopus (2000 Video)

PG-13 | 100 min | Adventure, Horror

3.2
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During the Cuban Missle Crisis, a Russian sub is sunk while en route to Havana. As the sub goes down, the hold is breached and barrels full of some mysterious substance tumble out. Years ... See full summary »

Director: John Eyres | Stars: Jay Harrington, Ravil Isyanov, David Beecroft, Carolyn Lowery

Votes: 1,679

45. Nine Lives (2002 Video)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

2.3
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Nine friends are stranded in an isolated Scottish manor house when a centuries-old spirit is unleashed. Only one will survive.

Director: Andrew Green | Stars: Rosie Fellner, Vivienne Harvey, Paris Hilton, Patrick Kennedy

Votes: 3,161

46. My Soul to Take (2010)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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25 Metascore

A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey

Votes: 17,535 | Gross: $14.64M

47. Cold and Dark (2005)

R | 94 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

4.1
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When Detective Mortimer Shade is somehow killed in a freezer, a parasite called a grail possesses his body, revives him, but he needs blood to stay alive. His partner John Dark accepts the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Goth | Stars: Luke Goss, Kevin Howarth, Matt Lucas, Carly Turnbull

Votes: 891

48. Prowl (2010)

R | 84 min | Horror

4.6
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Amber dreams of escaping her small town existence and persuades her friends to accompany her to find an apartment in the big city. When their transportation breaks down, she and her friends... See full summary »

Director: Patrik Syversen | Stars: Ruta Gedmintas, Josh Bowman, Perdita Weeks, Jamie Blackley

Votes: 4,446

49. Severed (2005)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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A multi-national forestry company engages in genetic experimentation to increase logging yield in a remote section of forest. But the experimentation goes disastrously wrong, transforming a... See full summary »

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Paul Campbell, Sarah Lind, Julian Christopher, JR Bourne

Votes: 1,862

50. Mimic: Sentinel (2003 Video)

R | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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A man enclosed in a plastic bubble, his sister, and their best friend must defend an apartment complex from the mutant Judas Breed insects.

Director: J.T. Petty | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Karl Geary, Alexis Dziena, Keith Robinson

Votes: 2,886