Movies in the Horror genre

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Carrie

It's probably unfair to blame the failure of Carrie on Steven King. While it's true that the script, written by Lawrence D. Cohen and based on King's novel, is a mishmash of clichés and poorly-realized characters, director Brian De Palma des...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 1976-11-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Sexual Content, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Horror
Director: Brian De Palma
Cast: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, ...
Carrie (2013)

Welcome to "Spoilerville." Brian De Palma's 1976 adaptation of Stephen King's Carrie trod a precarious line between exploitative horror and serious social commentary. On the one hand, the movie represented the ultimate revenge fantasy for bullie...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2013-10-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Disturbing Images)
Genre: HORROR
Director: Kimberly Peirce
Cast: Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, ...
Cemetery Man

If Meet the Feebles wasn't your cup of tea, Night of the Living Dead grossed you out, and you didn't see the humor in The Evil Dead, then Cemetery Man is definitely not for you. On the other hand, if you don't mind horrific, grotesque comedy that ...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: HORROR/COMEDY
Director: Michele Soavi
Cast: Rupert Everett, Francois Hadji-Lazaro, Anna Falchi, ...
Chernobyl Diaries

Chernobyl Diaries is afflicted with a fatal flaw that damages many horror films: after a better-than-average setup and a promising first half, everything falls apart. The filmmakers spend so much time figuring out the hook and establishing the atmo...

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2012-05-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: HORROR
Director: Bradley Parker
Cast: Jonthan Sadowski, Nathan Phillips, Jesse McCartney, ...
Child's Play

It’s easy to envision how the 2019 re-imagination of Child’s Play could have been successful. After all, the original wasn’t that great of a movie to begin with, born as it was in the cauldron of late 1980s slasher garbage. There was ple...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2019-06-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Horror
Director: Lars Klevberg
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry, ...
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Is it too much to ask that a narrative film have a beginning, a middle, and an end? Apparently in the case of Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, a loose adaptation of Darren Shan's Vampire Blood trilogy, the answer is "yes." Developed with...

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2009-10-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ADVENTURE/HORROR
Director: Paul Weitz
Cast: Chris Massoglia, Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, ...
Cloverfield Paradox, The

The decision to release The Cloverfield Project direct-to-streaming (DTS?) is not only a glimpse of how the future may look for middle-budget movies but a win-win for Paramount Pictures and Netflix. The studio has found a way to offload a whit...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-04
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: Julius Onah
Cast: Gugu Mbataha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Bruhl, ...
Come Play

Sometimes, the lure of generic horror tropes can be too strong for even the most high-minded films to avoid. Come Play is an example. The premise intrigues with its potential – the idea that just because something looks like a traditional ...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2020-10-30
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Horror
Director: Jacob Chase
Cast: Azhy Robertson, Gillian Jacobs, John Gallagher Jr., ...
Conjuring 2, The

James Wan is among the best horror directors working today. His filmography reads like a “best of” modern scary movies, and The Conjuring 2 is a worthy addition to the list. Although the successful box office performance of The Conjuring ...

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2016-06-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Intense Horror)
Genre: Horror
Director: James Wan
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Madison Wolfe, ...
Conjuring, The

The Conjuring represents a member of an increasingly endangered species: the R-rated horror movie that relies more on suspense and scares than blood and gore. That's not to say there are no instances of horrific, stomach-churning visuals in The Con...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2013-07-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: HORROR
Director: James Wan
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, ...