Movies in the Horror/Thriller genre

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Spiral

It’s very difficult to kill a slasher film franchise. The existence of Spiral is proof that, no matter how many times you put down a series like this, it keeps coming back for more. The original Saw reached theaters in 2004 and, as I wrote i...

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2021-05-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Cast: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, ...
Split

Unimaginative horror movies are a dime a dozen, but overlong, boring, unimaginative horror movies? Those are rare. However, in Split, that’s what writer/director M. Night Shyamalan has provided the early 2017 movie-going populace. Since his suc...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2017-01-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, ...
Stepfather, The

Spoilers (including revelations about the ending)!By 1987, the (first) slasher-film craze had reached its apex. Proven box office winners because of their gory appeal, slashers could be made for next-to-nothing and almost always turned a profi...

Run Time: 1:29
U.S. Release Date: 1987-01-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Joseph Ruben
Cast: Terry O’Quinn, Jill Schoelen, Shelley Hack, ...
Strangers, The

We tend to think of our homes as places of safety and refuge. The illusory nature of such a belief is quickly dispelled in Bryan Bertino's debut feature, The Strangers. A chilling horror film about a home invasion, this movie doesn't break any ne...

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2008-05-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Situations)
Genre: HORROR/THRILLER
Director: Bryan Bertino
Cast: Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman
Uninvited, The

The temptation is to think this: Just what we need - another PG-13 remake of an Asian horror film. These come along so frequently that they have become more like punch lines to bad jokes than serious cinematic endeavors. Not so fast, though. The U...

Run Time: 1:27
U.S. Release Date: 2009-01-30
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: HORROR/THRILLER
Director: The Guard Brothers
Cast: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, David Strathairn, ...
Unsane

I’m a sucker for movies that question the sanity of the main character and thereby cause the viewer to wonder about the reliability of the narrative. Such films, if made right, can offer a wild ride. Unsane, Steven Soderbergh’s second post...

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Amy Irving, ...
Us

Get Out was one of the most talked-about and commonly dissected horror films of the decade and it thrust first-time director Jordan Peele firmly into the spotlight. Now, two years later, Peel has answered the “what’s next?” question with Us,...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Jordan Peele
Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, ...