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A Bay of Blood (Italian: Ecologia del delitto,Lucas, Tim. Mario Bava All the Colors of the Dark, Video Watchdog, 2007.. As noted by Lucas, although known by several different Italian-language titles, the film's original theatrical release title in Italy was Ecologia del delitto lit. "Ecology of Crime", later released as Reazione a catena and Bahia de Sangre), also known as Carnage, Twitch of the Death Nerve and Blood Bath, is a 1971 Italian horror film directed by Mario Bava.
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural fantasy slasher film written and directed by Wes Craven, and the first film of the ''Nightmare on Elm Street'' franchise.
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 2010 American psychological supernatural slasher film directed by Samuel Bayer, and written by Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer.
A Quiet Place is a 2018 American horror film directed by John Krasinski, who stars with Emily Blunt, his real-life wife.
A Tale of Two Sisters (lit. "Rose Flower, Red Lotus") is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror drama film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
Action film is a film genre in which the protagonist or protagonists are thrust into a series of challenges that typically include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, and frantic chases.
Adventure films are a genre of film that typically use their action scenes to display and explore exotic locations in an energetic way.
Alaska (Alax̂sxax̂) is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America.
Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos (born March 31, 1972), commonly known as Alejandro Amenábar, is a Spanish and Chilean film director, screenwriter and composer.
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.
Alice, Sweet Alice (originally known as Communion and also known as Holy Terror) is a 1976 American slasher film co-written and directed by Alfred Sole, and starring Linda Miller, Paula Sheppard, and Brooke Shields in her film debut.
Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto.
The alien invasion or space invasion is a usual part of science fiction stories and film, in which extraterrestrials invade the Earth either to exterminate and supplant human life, enslave it under an intense state, harvest people for food, steal the planet's resources, or destroy the planet altogether.
Alien: Covenant is a 2017 science fiction horror film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by John Logan and Dante Harper, from a story by Michael Green and Jack Paglen.
Aliens is a 1986 American science fiction action film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by Gale Anne Hurd and starring Sigourney Weaver.
All Through the House is a 2015 American holiday horror slasher film written and directed by Todd Nunes (Death Ward 13) and produced by The Readmond Company (Los Angeles, California).
Alligator is a 1980 American horror film directed by Lewis Teague and written by John Sayles.
Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story is a 2015 American found footage supernatural horror film directed by James Moran and starring Alexandra Breckenridge, Alexandra Holden, Chris Marquette, Jake McDorman and Doug Jones.
American Horror Story is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
A typical AIP double feature that inspired the idea for Grindhouse. --> American International Pictures (AIP) was a film production and distribution company formed on April 2, 1954 as American Releasing Corporation (ARC) by James H. Nicholson, former Sales Manager of Realart Pictures, and Samuel Z. Arkoff, an entertainment lawyer.
American Mary is a 2012 Canadian horror film starring Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, and Tristan Risk and written and directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska.
An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by John Landis and starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter and Griffin Dunne.
Anaconda is a 1997 adventure horror film by Peruvian director Luis Llosa, starring Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Jonathan Hyde and Owen Wilson.
Andrew Fleming (born March 14, 1963) is an American film and television director and screenwriter.
Anjelica Huston (born July 8, 1951) is an American actress, director, and former fashion model.
Anne Rice (born Howard Allen Frances O'Brien; October 4, 1941) is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica.
Anna Elisabeth "Anneliese" Michel (21 September 1952 – 1 July 1976) was a German woman who underwent Catholic exorcism rites during the year before her death.
Anne Marie Wilkes Dugan, usually known as Annie Wilkes, is a character in the 1987 novel Misery, by Stephen King.
Annihilation is a 2018 science fiction psychological horror film written and directed by Alex Garland, based on the novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer.
An anthology film (also known as an omnibus film, package film, or portmanteau film) is a subgenre of films consisting of several different short films, often tied together by only a single theme, premise, or brief interlocking event (often a turning point).
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937), better known as Anthony Hopkins, is a Welsh actor, widely considered to be one of the world's greatest living actors.
Anthony Joshua Shaffer (15 May 19266 November 2001) was an English playwright, screenwriter, novelist, barrister and advertising executive.
Anthropogenic hazards are hazards caused by human action or inaction.
In Christianity, antichrist is a term found solely in the First Epistle of John and Second Epistle of John, and often lowercased in Bible translations, in accordance with its introductory appearance: "Children, it is the last hour! As you heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come".
Antichrist is a 2009 English-language Danish experimental horror film written and directed by Lars von Trier, and starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Anticonformity (counterconformity) refers to when an individual consciously and deliberately challenges the position or actions of the group.
Antonio Margheriti (19 September 1930 – 4 November 2002), also known under the pseudonym Anthony M. Dawson, was an Italian filmmaker.
Antonio Trashorras, born 22 September 1969, is a Spanish screenwriter.
Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction is a subgenre of science fiction, science fantasy or horror in which the Earth's technological civilization is collapsing or has collapsed.
Apollo 18 is a 2011 American-Canadian alternate history found footage science fiction horror film written by Brian Miller, directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego, and produced by Timur Bekmambetov and Ron Schmidt.
April Fool's Day is a 1986 American mystery horror film directed by Fred Walton and starring Deborah Foreman, Amy Steel, and Ken Olandt.
April Fool's Day is a 2008 American direct-to-video horror film remake of the 1986 film of the same name.
Army of Darkness (also known as Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness) is a 1992 American horror comedy film directed and co-written by Sam Raimi, co-produced by Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell and co-written by Ivan Raimi.
Arthur Robison (June 25, 1883 – October 20, 1935) was a German film director and screenwriter of the silent era.
The Atomic Age, also known as the Atomic Era, is the period of history following the detonation of the first nuclear ("atomic") bomb, Trinity, on July 16, 1945, during World War II.
During the final stage of World War II, the United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.
is a 1999 Japanese horror film based on the novel of the same name, directed by Takashi Miike.
is a Japanese novel by Ryu Murakami published in 1997 and published in English in 2009.
Audrey Rose is a 1977 American psychological horror drama film directed by Robert Wise, and starring Marsha Mason, Anthony Hopkins, and Susan Swift.
Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.8 million people in Central Europe.
A B movie or B film is a low-budget commercial movie, but not an arthouse film.
The backpacker murders were a spate of serial killings that took place in New South Wales, Australia, between 1989 and 1993, committed by Ivan Milat.
Bates Motel is an American psychological horror drama television series that aired from March 18, 2013 to April 24, 2017.
Bats is a 1999 American adventure-horror film, directed by Louis Morneau and produced by Bradley Jenkel and Louise Rosner.
BBC Four is a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation and available to digital television viewers on Freeview, IPTV, satellite, and cable.
Beetlejuice is a 1988 American comedy-fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, produced by The Geffen Film Company and distributed by Warner Bros. The plot revolves around a recently deceased young couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) who become ghosts haunting their former home, and an obnoxious, devious ghost named Betelgeuse (pronounced "Beetlejuice", portrayed by Michael Keaton) from the Netherworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones, and Winona Ryder) permanently.
Benjamin Christensen (28 September 1879 – 2 April 1959) was a Danish film director, screenwriter and an actor both in film and on the stage.
Black Christmas (former alternative titles include Silent Night, Evil Night and Stranger in the House) is a 1974 Canadian psychological slasher film directed and produced by Bob Clark and written by A. Roy Moore.
Black Christmas (abbreviated as Black X-Mas) is a 2006 slasher film written and directed by Glen Morgan and starring Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Hudson, Lacey Chabert, Kristen Cloke, and Andrea Martin.
Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss.
Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Black Water is a 2007 British-Australian horror-thriller film set in the mangrove swamps of northern Australia.
Blade is a 1998 American superhero horror film directed by Stephen Norrington and written by David S. Goyer based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.
Blade is a film franchise based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name, portrayed by Wesley Snipes.
Blood Feast is a 1963 American horror splatter film composed, shot and directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis and starring Mal Arnold, William Arnold, Connie Mason and Lyn Bolton.
Benjamin "Bob" Clark (August 5, 1939 – April 4, 2007) was an American actor, director, screenwriter and producer best known for directing and writing the script with Jean Shepherd to the 1983 Christmas film A Christmas Story.
Body horror or biological horror is a subgenre of horror which intentionally showcases graphic or psychologically disturbing violations of the human body.
Bollywood horror films have been a subgenre of the Hindi film industry since its early days.
Bradley John Murdoch (born 19 February 1958) is an Australian criminal serving life imprisonment for the July 2001 murder of English backpacker Peter Falconio in Australia.
Braindead (also known as Dead Alive in North America) is a 1992 New Zealand splatstick comedy horror film directed by Peter Jackson, produced by Jim Booth, and written by Jackson, along with Fran Walsh and Stephen Sinclair.
Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.
Brian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and screenwriter.
Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le Pacte des loups) is a 2001 French historical action horror film directed by Christophe Gans, co-written by Gans and Stéphane Cabel, and starring Samuel Le Bihan, Mark Dacascos, Émilie Dequenne, Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel.
Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor, producer, and singer.
Bryan Jay Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American film director, film producer, and writer.
Christopher Robert Cargill (born September 8, 1975) is an American screenwriter, novelist, and former internet film critic known under the pseudonyms Massawyrm (on Ain't It Cool News) and Carlyle (on Spill.com).
Cabin Fever is a 2002 American horror comedy film co-written and directed by Eli Roth (in his directorial debut) and starring Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent, Joey Kern, and Giuseppe Andrews.
Candyman is a 1992 American supernatural slasher film written and directed by Bernard Rose.
Cannibal films, alternatively known as the cannibal genre or the cannibal boom, are a subgenre of exploitation film made predominantly by Italian filmmakers during the 1970s and 1980s.
Cannibal Holocaust is a 1980 Italian cannibal horror film directed by Ruggero Deodato and written by Gianfranco Clerici.
Cannibalism in popular culture is a recurring theme, especially within the horror genre, and has featured in a range of media that includes film, television, literature, music and video games.
Carolyn Laurie Kane (born June 18, 1952) is an American stage, screen and television actress and comedian.
Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's 1974 epistolary novel of the same name.
Carrie is a 2002 American supernatural horror television film based on the novel Carrie by Stephen King.
Carrie is a 2013 American supernatural horror film, directed by Kimberly Peirce, and is the third film adaptation of Stephen King's 1974 novel of the same name.
Carrie is a novel by American author Stephen King.
Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information, on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or "inconvenient" as determined by government authorities.
Charles Edward Durning (February 28, 1923 – December 24, 2012) was an American actor, with appearances in over 200 movies, television shows and plays.
Charlotte Lucy Gainsbourg (born 21 July 1971) is a British-French actress and singer.
Child's Play is a 1988 American slasher film directed and co-written by Tom Holland, and produced by David Kirschner from a story by Don Mancini.
Children of the Corn is a 2009 horror television film directed, written and produced by Donald P. Borchers and based on the 1977 short story of the same name by Stephen King.
Chinese horror is a term given to Chinese, Hong Kong, and Taiwanese films as part of the stream of Asian horror films.
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English character actor, singer, and author.
The Australian film industry has its beginnings with the 1906 production of The Story of the Kelly Gang, the earliest feature film ever made.
The has a history that spans more than 100 years.
The history of Mexican cinema goes back to the ending of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, when several enthusiasts of the new medium documented historical events – most particularly the Mexican Revolution – and produced some movies that have only recently been rediscovered.
Clive Barker (born 5 October 1952) is an English writer, film director, and visual artist.
Cloverfield is a 2008 American found footage monster film directed by Matt Reeves, produced by J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk, and written by Drew Goddard.
Comedy horror is a literary and film genre that combines elements of comedy and horror fiction.
Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, films, television programs, shorts, commercials, videos, and simulators.
Constantine is a 2005 American occult detective film directed by Francis Lawrence, in his directorial debut, and starring Keanu Reeves as John Constantine.
Contract killing is a form of murder in which one party hires another party to kill a target individual or group of people.
Contracted is a 2013 American body horror film directed and written by Eric England.
Controversy is a state of prolonged public dispute or debate, usually concerning a matter of conflicting opinion or point of view.
The counterculture of the 1960s refers to an anti-establishment cultural phenomenon that developed first in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) and then spread throughout much of the Western world between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s, with London, New York City, and San Francisco being hotbeds of early countercultural activity.
Credo, also known as The Devil's Curse, is a 2008 low-budget psychological horror film directed and produced by Toni Harman and written by Alex Wakeford.
Crimson Peak is a 2015 American gothic romance film directed, co-produced and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, co-produced by Callum Greene, Jon Jashni and Thomas Tull and co-written by Matthew Robbins.
Critters is a 1986 American science fiction comedy horror film starring Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy "Green" Bush and Scott Grimes.
Cube is a 1997 Canadian science-fiction horror film directed and co-written by Vincenzo Natali.
A cult film or cult movie, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film that has acquired a cult following.
Curse of Chucky is a 2013 American supernatural slasher film and the sixth installment of the ''Child's Play'' franchise.
Dahmer is a 2002 American biographical horror film directed by David Jacobson and starring Jeremy Renner as the American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, a mentally-unstable recluse in Wisconsin, who captured 17 men.
Dario Argento (born 7 September 1940) is an Italian film director, producer, film critic and screenwriter.
Dark fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy literary, artistic, and cinematic works that incorporate darker and frightening themes of fantasy.
is a 2002 Japanese supernatural horror drama film directed by Hideo Nakata.
Dark Water is a 2005 American horror drama film directed by Walter Salles, starring Jennifer Connelly and Tim Roth.
David Paul Cronenberg, (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian director, screenwriter and actor.
David Edward Kelley (born April 4, 1956) is an American television writer and producer, known as the creator of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal, Harry's Law, Big Little Lies, and Mr. Mercedes, as well as several films.
David Muñoz was born in 1968 in Málaga, Andalucia, southern Spain and is a Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter.
Dawn of the Dead (also known internationally as Zombi or Zombie) is a 1978 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero.
Dawn of the Dead is a 2004 American action horror film directed by Zack Snyder (in his feature film directorial debut) and written by James Gunn.
Day of the Dead is a 1985 American zombie horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and the third film in Romero's Night of the Living Dead series, being preceded by Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1978).
Day of the Dead is a 2008 American horror film about a virus outbreak that causes people to turn into violent zombie-like creatures.
Dead Ringers is a 1988 Canadian-American psychological body horror drama film starring Jeremy Irons in a dual role as identical twin gynecologists.
Dead Snow (Død snø) is a 2009 Norwegian zombie splatter film directed by Tommy Wirkola, starring Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Vegar Hoel, Jeppe Laursen, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Jenny Skavlan, and Lasse Valdal.
Deadgirl is a 2008 American black comedy horror film written by Trent Haaga and directed by Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel.
Deep Red (original title Profondo rosso; also known as The Hatchet Murders) is a 1975 Italian giallo film, directed by Dario Argento and co-written by Argento and Bernardino Zapponi.
Deep Rising is a 1998 American action horror film directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Treat Williams, Famke Janssen and Anthony Heald.
A demon (from Koine Greek δαιμόνιον daimónion) is a supernatural and often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, mythology and folklore.
Developmental psychology is the scientific study of how and why human beings change over the course of their life.
Devil (also known as The Night Chronicles: Devil) is a 2010 American supernatural horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle.
Devil's Due is a 2014 American psychological horror film directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, and written by Lindsay Devlin.
Diary of the Dead is a 2007 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero.
Disgust is an emotional response of revulsion to something considered offensive, distasteful, or unpleasant.
Disturbing Behavior is a 1998 American science fiction horror film starring James Marsden, Katie Holmes, and Nick Stahl.
Dog Soldiers is a 2002 action horror film written and directed by Neil Marshall, and starring Kevin McKidd, Sean Pertwee, and Liam Cunningham.
Don Coscarelli, Jr. (born February 17, 1954) is a Libyan-American film director, producer and screenwriter best known for horror films.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is a 2010 dark fantasy horror film written by Matthew Robbins and Guillermo del Toro and directed by comic book artist Troy Nixey.
Don't Breathe is a 2016 American horror film directed by Fede Álvarez, and co-written by Álvarez and Rodo Sayagues.
Don't Look Now (A Venezia...) is a 1973 independent British-Italian film directed by Nicolas Roeg.
Doom is a 2005 American science fiction action horror film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and written by David Callaham and Wesley Strick, loosely based on the video game series of the same name created by id Software.
Dracula is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker.
Dracula is a 1931 American pre-Code vampire-horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula.
Drag Me to Hell is a 2009 American supernatural horror film co-written and directed by Sam Raimi.
Dying Breed is a 2008 Australian horror film that was directed by Jody Dwyer and stars Leigh Whannell and Nathan Phillips.
A dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- "bad" and τόπος "place"; alternatively, cacotopia,Cacotopia (from κακός kakos "bad") was the term used by Jeremy Bentham in his 19th century works kakotopia, or simply anti-utopia) is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening.
Edward Theodore Gein (August 27, 1906Vital Records, Pre-1907 Wisconsin. "". – July 26, 1984), also known as The Butcher of Plainfield, was an American murderer and body snatcher.
Eden Lake is a 2008 British horror film written and directed by James Watkins and starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender and Jack O'Connell.
Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.
Edison Studios was an American film production organization, owned by companies controlled by inventor and entrepreneur, Thomas Edison.
Egyptology (from Egypt and Greek -λογία, -logia. علم المصريات) is the study of ancient Egyptian history, language, literature, religion, architecture and art from the 5th millennium BC until the end of its native religious practices in the 4th century AD.
HIV/AIDS is a global pandemic.
Event Horizon is a 1997 science fiction horror film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and written by Philip Eisner.
Evil, in a colloquial sense, is the opposite of good, the word being an efficient substitute for the more precise but religion-associated word "wickedness." As defined in philosophy it is the name for the psychology and instinct of individuals which selfishly but often necessarily defends the personal boundary against deadly attacks and serious threats.
The evil clown is a subversion of the traditional comic clown character, in which the playful trope is instead rendered as disturbing through the use of horror elements and dark humor.
Evil Dead is an American horror film franchise created by Sam Raimi consisting of four feature films and a television series.
Evil Dead is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by Fede Álvarez (in his directorial debut), written by Rodo Sayagues and Álvarez and produced by Bruce Campbell, Robert Tapert and Sam Raimi.
Excision is a 2012 American horror film written and directed by Richard Bates, Jr, and starring AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Ariel Winter, Roger Bart, Jeremy Sumpter, Malcolm McDowell, Matthew Gray Gubler, Marlee Matlin, Ray Wise, and John Waters.
Existentialism is a tradition of philosophical inquiry associated mainly with certain 19th and 20th-century European philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences,Oxford Companion to Philosophy, ed.
Existenz (stylized as eXistenZ) is a 1999 science fiction body horror film produced, written and directed by the Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg.
Experimental film, experimental cinema or avant-garde cinema is a mode of filmmaking that rigorously re-evaluates cinematic conventions and explores non-narrative forms and alternatives to traditional narratives or methods of working.
An exploitation film is a film that attempts to succeed financially by exploiting current trends, niche genres, or lurid content.
Extraterrestrial life,Where "extraterrestrial" is derived from the Latin extra ("beyond", "not of") and terrestris ("of Earth", "belonging to Earth").
Extraterrestrials, a common theme in modern science-fiction, also appeared in much earlier works such as the second-century parody True History by Lucian of Samosata.
Fangoria is an internationally distributed American horror film fan magazine, in publication since 1979.
Fantasy films are films that belong to the fantasy genre with fantastic themes, usually magic, supernatural events, mythology, folklore, or exotic fantasy worlds.
Fear is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types of organisms, which causes a change in metabolic and organ functions and ultimately a change in behavior, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events.
Feast is a 2005 American action horror film directed by John Gulager, produced by Michael Leahy, Joel Soisson, Larry Tanz and Andrew Jameson.
Film International is a bimonthly academic journal (with a of exclusive content) covering film studies that was established in 2003.
Final Destination is a 2000 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wong.
Fionnghuala Manon "Fionnula" Flanagan (born 10 December 1941) is an Irish actress and political activist.
A first-person narrative is a mode of storytelling in which a narrator relays events from their own point of view using the first person It may be narrated by a first person protagonist (or other focal character), first person re-teller, first person witness, or first person peripheral (also called a peripheral narrator).
Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings.
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797–1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
Frankenstein is a 1910 film made by Edison Studios.
Frankenstein is a 1931 American pre-Code horror monster film from Universal Pictures directed by James Whale and adapted from the play by Peggy Webling (which in turn is based on the novel of the same name by Mary Shelley), about a scientist and his assistant who dig up corpses to build a man animated by electricity, but his assistant accidentally gives the creature an abnormal, murderer's brain.
Freaks is a 1932 American MGM pre-Code horror film produced and directed by Tod Browning.
Fred Walton is an American film director and screenwriter.
French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.
Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher film produced and directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller.
Friday the 13th is a 2009 American slasher film directed by Marcus Nispel and written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift.
Friend Request (released overseas as Unfriend) is a 2016 English-language German supernatural-psychological horror film.
Fright Night is a 1985 American horror film written and directed by Tom Holland in his directorial debut, and produced by Herb Jaffe.
Fright Night is a 2011 American horror thriller film directed by Craig Gillespie, and produced by Michael De Luca and Alison Rosenzweig.
From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 American black comedy action horror film directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Quentin Tarantino.
Frozen is a 2010 American horror film written and directed by Adam Green and starring Emma Bell, Shawn Ashmore and Kevin Zegers.
Garance Marillier (born 11 February 1998) is a French actress and former musician.
George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture.
Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, known as Georges Méliès (8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938), was a French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema.
Gerald's Game is a 1992 suspense novel by American writer Stephen King.
Gerald's Game is a 2017 American psychological horror film directed and edited by Mike Flanagan and written by Jeff Howard and Flanagan.
German Expressionism consisted of a number of related creative movements in Germany before the First World War that reached a peak in Berlin during the 1920s.
German underground horror is a subgenre of the horror film, which has achieved cult popularity since first appearing in the mid-1980s.
Get Out is a 2017 American horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele in his directorial debut.
In folklore, a ghost (sometimes known as an apparition, haunt, phantom, poltergeist, shade, specter or spectre, spirit, spook, and wraith) is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to the living.
Ghost Ship is a 2002 American-Australian horror film directed by Steve Beck, and starring an ensemble cast featuring Gabriel Byrne, Julianna Margulies, Ron Eldard, Desmond Harrington, Isaiah Washington and Karl Urban.
Ghostbusters is a 1984 American comedy film directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.
The Ghoulies film series are American horror-comedy films released in the 1980s and 1990s and centered on a group of small, demonic creatures that have a wide range of twisted appearances.
Giallo (plural gialli) is a 20th-century Italian thriller or horror genre of literature and film.
Ginger Snaps is a 2000 Canadian horror film directed by John Fawcett.
is a 1954 Japanese science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho.
franchise is a multimedia series featuring Godzilla, owned and created by Toho.
Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh; UK: Goodnight Mummy) is a 2014 Austrian horror film.
Gothic fiction, which is largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature and film that combines fiction and horror, death, and at times romance.
Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol ("The Theatre of the Great Puppet") — known as the Grand Guignol — was a theatre in the Pigalle area of Paris (at 20 bis). From its opening in 1897 until its closing in 1962, it specialised in naturalistic horror shows.
Graphic violence is the depiction of especially vivid, brutal and realistic acts of violence in visual media such as literature, film, television, and video games.
Green Room is a 2015 American horror film written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, and produced by Neil Kopp, Victor Moyers and Anish Savjani.
Greg McLean is an Australian film director, producer and writer.
Gremlins is a 1984 American comedy horror film directed by Joe Dante and released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then spawns other creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters.
Guillermo del Toro Gómez (born October 9, 1964) is a Mexican filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, author and former special effects makeup artist.
Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous United States editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
Haley Joel Osment (born April 10, 1988) is an American actor.
Halloween is a 1978 American slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut.
Halloween is a 2007 American slasher film written, directed, and produced by Rob Zombie.
Halloween II is a 2009 American slasher film written, directed, and produced by Rob Zombie.
Hammer Film Productions is a British film production company based in London.
Hannibal is an American psychological horror–thriller television series developed by Bryan Fuller for NBC.
Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor and film producer.
Häxan (Danish title: Heksen; Swedish title: Häxan; English title: The Witches or Witchcraft Through the Ages) is a 1922 Swedish-Danish documentary-style silent horror film written and directed by Benjamin Christensen.
Hell, in many religious and folkloric traditions, is a place of torment and punishment in the afterlife.
Hellboy is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Ron Perlman, loosely based on the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Hellboy: Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola.
Hellraiser is a 1987 British-American horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, and produced by Christopher Figg, based on Barker's novella The Hellbound Heart.
Henry James, OM (–) was an American author regarded as a key transitional figure between literary realism and literary modernism, and is considered by many to be among the greatest novelists in the English language.
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is a 1986 American psychological horror crime film directed and co-written by John McNaughton about the random crime spree of a serial killer who seemingly operates with impunity.
Herschell Gordon Lewis (June 15, 1926 – September 26, 2016) was an American filmmaker, best known for creating the "splatter" subgenre of horror films.
The term historical period drama (also historical drama, period drama, costume drama, and period piece) refers to a work set in a past time period, usually used in the context of film and television.
Holiday-themed horror films or holiday horror are a horror subgenre of films set during holidays.
Hollow Man is a 2000 American-German science fiction horror film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue and Josh Brolin.
Home Sweet Home (also known as Slasher in the House) is a 1981 American slasher film directed by Nettie Peña, and written by Thomas Bush.
The distinction between horror and terror is a standard literary and psychological concept applied especially to Gothic and horror fiction.
Horror is a genre of speculative fiction which is intended to, or has the capacity to frighten, scare, disgust, or startle its readers or viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror.
A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit a physiological reaction, such as an elevated heartbeat, through the use of fear and shocking one’s audiences.
The horror-of-the-demonic film is one of three subgenres of the horror film that grew out of mid- and late-20th-century American culture.
Hostel is a 2005 American horror film written and directed by Eli Roth.
House of 1000 Corpses is a 2003 American exploitation horror film written, co-scored and directed by Rob Zombie in his directorial debut.
House of Wax is a 1953 American color 3-D horror film about a disfigured sculptor who repopulates his destroyed wax museum by murdering people and using their wax-coated corpses as displays.
House on Haunted Hill is a 1959 American horror film directed by William Castle.
House on Haunted Hill is a 1999 American horror film directed by William Malone and starring Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Ali Larter, and Jeffrey Combs.
Human cannibalism is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings.
Hush is a 2016 American slasher film directed and edited by Mike Flanagan, starring Kate Siegel, who also co-wrote the film with Flanagan.
Hysterical is a 1983 film from Embassy Pictures that was intended to spoof the horror movies that were abundant at the time.
I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film based on the novel of the same name, directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith, who plays US Army virologist Robert Neville.
I Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1997 American slasher film directed by Jim Gillespie, written by Kevin Williamson, and starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Freddie Prinze Jr., with Anne Heche, Bridgette Wilson, and Johnny Galecki appearing in supporting roles.
I Saw the Devil is a 2010 South Korean action horror thriller film directed by Kim Jee-woon, and written by Jee-woon and Park Hoon-jung.
I Spit on Your Grave (initially titled as Day of the Woman) is a 1978 American rape-and-revenge exploitation horror film written, directed, produced and edited by Meir Zarchi.
I Spit on Your Grave is a 2010 American rape-and-revenge horror film and a remake of the controversial 1978 cult film of the same name (originally known as Day of the Woman).
Idle Hands is a 1999 American horror comedy film directed by Rodman Flender, written by Terri Hughes and Ron Milbauer, and starring Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, Jessica Alba, and Vivica A. Fox.
In the Mouth of Madness (also known as John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness) is a 1994 American psychological Lovecraftian horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter and written by Michael De Luca.
Inside (À l'intérieur) is a 2007 French home invasion horror film directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo and starring Alysson Paradis and Béatrice Dalle.
Insidious is a 2010 American-Canadian supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh Whannell, and starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Barbara Hershey.
Interview with the Vampire is a 1994 American drama horror film directed by Neil Jordan, based on the 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, and starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
Ira Marvin Levin (August 27, 1929 – November 12, 2007) was an American novelist, playwright, and songwriter.
Irony, in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, differs radically from what is actually the case.
It (also known as It: Chapter One) is a 2017 American supernatural horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Stephen King.
It is a 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King.
It Comes at Night is a 2017 American post-apocalyptic horror film written and directed by Trey Edward Shults.
It Follows is a 2014 American supernatural horror film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell and starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Olivia Luccardi, and Lili Sepe.
It's Alive is a 2009 American horror film directed by Josef Rusnak.
Juan Antonio García Bayona (born 9 May 1975) is a Spanish film director.
John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker who has performed for over sixty years.
Jack Pierce (born Janus Piccoula; May 5, 1889 – July 19, 1968) was a Hollywood make-up artist best remembered for creating the iconic makeup worn by Boris Karloff in Frankenstein (1931), along with various other classic monster make-ups for Universal Studios.
James Brolin (born Craig Kenneth Bruderlin, July 18, 1940) is an American actor, producer, and director, best known for his roles in film and television, including sitcoms and soap operas.
James Whale (22 July 1889 – 29 May 1957) was an English film director, theater director and actor.
Japanese horror, known outside Japan as "J-horror", is Japanese horror fiction in popular culture, noted for its unique thematic and conventional treatment of the horror genre in light of western treatments.
Japanzine is a Japan-based English-language magazine, published by Carter Witt Media.
Jason X is a 2001 American science fiction slasher film produced and directed by James Isaac.
Jaume Balagueró i Bernat (born 2 November 1968) is a Spanish film director widely known for his horror films, most notably the acclaimed ''REC'' series.
Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's 1974 novel of the same name.
Jay Anson (November 4, 1921 – March 12, 1980) was an American author whose most famous work was The Amityville Horror.
Jean Epstein (25 March 1897 – 2 April 1953) was a French filmmaker, film theorist, literary critic, and novelist.
Jeepers Creepers is a 2001 American-German horror film written and directed by Victor Salva.
Jennifer's Body is a 2009 American supernatural horror dark comedy film written by Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama.
JoBlo.com is a website primarily focused on the film industry.
Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster (born November 19, 1962) is an American actress, director, and producer.
Joseph James Dante Jr. (born November 28, 1946) is an American film director, producer, editor and actor.
John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, film producer, musician, editor and composer.
John McNaughton (born January 13, 1950) is an American film and television director, originally from Chicago, Illinois, known for his first film Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.
Joy Ride is a 2001 American horror-thriller film directed by John Dahl and written by J. J. Abrams and Clay Tarver.
Ju-on: The Grudge is a 2002 Japanese supernatural horror film written and directed by Takashi Shimizu.
Juan of the Dead (Juan de los Muertos) is a Spanish-Cuban comedy zombie film written and directed by Alejandro Brugués.
Julia Ducournau (born 18 November 1983) is a French film director and screenwriter.
Kathleen Doyle Bates (born June 28, 1948) is an American actress and director.
Keenen Ivory Desuma Wayans, Sr. (born June 8, 1958) is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, and a member of the Wayans Family of entertainers.
Kevin Meade Williamson (born March 14, 1965) is an American screenwriter, filmmaker, and actor, best known for the creation of the TV series' Dawson's Creek (1998–2003), The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017), The Following (2013–2015) and Stalker (2014–2015).
Kill List is a 2011 British crime drama psychological horror film directed by Ben Wheatley, co-written and co-edited with Amy Jump, and starring Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring and Michael Smiley.
Kill, Baby, Kill (Operazione paura) is a 1966 Italian horror film directed by Mario Bava and starring Giacomo Rossi-Stuart and Erika Blanc.
Kim Jee-woon (born July 6, 1964) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.
King Kong is a 1933 American NR pre-Code monster adventure film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack.
(aka simply The Black Cat) is a 1968 black-and-white Japanese horror film, directed by Kaneto Shindo, and an adaptation of a supernatural folktale.
is a 1965 Japanese anthology horror film directed by Masaki Kobayashi.
Lake Mungo is a 2008 low budget Australian psychological horror film directed by Joel Anderson and starring Talia Zucker and Martin Sharpe.
Lake Placid is a 1999 American monster horror comedy film written by David E. Kelley and directed by Steve Miner.
Land of the Dead (also known as George A. Romero's Land of the Dead) is a 2005 post-apocalyptic horror film written and directed by George A. Romero; the fourth of Romero's six Living Dead movies, it is preceded by Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead, and succeeded by Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead.
Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter with a prolific and controversial career spanning almost four decades.
Let Me In is a 2010 American-British romantic horror film written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elias Koteas, and Richard Jenkins.
Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) is a 2008 Swedish romantic horror film directed by Tomas Alfredson, based on the 2004 novel of the same title by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the screenplay.
Lights Out is a 2016 American supernatural horror film directed by David F. Sandberg in his directorial debut, produced by Lawrence Grey, James Wan, and Eric Heisserer and written by Heisserer.
This is a list of film directorial debuts in chronological order.
This list of disaster films represents over half a century of films within the genre.
Ghost movies and shows can fall into a wide range of genres, including romance, comedy, horror, juvenile interest, and drama.
The following is an alphabetical list of horror film villains (Note that this list is not restricted to original film characters, and villains featured in cinematic adaptations of other horror media are also included herein.).
Natural horror (also known as creature features) is a subgenre of horror films that features natural forces, typically in the form of animals or plants, that pose a threat to human characters.
This is a list of science fiction horror films.
A list of films produced in Spain in 2001 (see 2001 in film).
The following is a list of zombie feature films.
This is a chronological list of horror films split by decade.
Manoj Nelliyattu "M.
In works of art, macabre is the quality of having a grim or ghastly atmosphere.
Mad scientist (also mad doctor or mad professor) is a caricature of a scientist who is described as "mad" or "insane" owing to a combination of unusual or unsettling personality traits and the unabashedly ambitious, taboo or hubristic nature of their experiments.
Magnate, from the Late Latin magnas, a great man, itself from Latin magnus, 'great', designates a noble or other man in a high social position, by birth, wealth or other qualities.
Special effects makeup techniques A make-up artist or makeup artist is an artist whose medium is the human body, applying makeup and prosthetics on others for theatrical, television, film, fashion, magazines and other similar productions including all aspects of the modeling industry.
Mama is a 2013 English-language Spanish supernatural horror film directed and co-written by Andy Muschietti in his directional debut and based on his 2008 Argentine short film Mamá.
Maniac is a 1980 American psychological slasher film directed by William Lustig and written by C. A. Rosenberg.
Maniac is a 2012 French-American psychological slasher film directed by Franck Khalfoun, written by Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur, and C.A. Rosenberg, and starring Elijah Wood and Nora Arnezeder.
Marble Hornets (abbreviated MH) is a YouTube web series inspired by the Slender Man online mythos.
Margaret Ruth Kidder (October 17, 1948 – May 13, 2018), professionally known as Margot Kidder, was a Canadian-American actress and activist.
Marianne is a 2011 Swedish horror film, written and directed by Filip Tegstedt, that premiered at the 2011 Fantasia International Film Festival on 2 August 2011.
Mario Bava (31 July 1914 – 27 April 1980) was an Italian director, screenwriter, special effects artist, and cinematographer from the "golden age" of Italian horror films.
Martyrs is a 2008 French psychological horror drama film written and directed by Pascal Laugier.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel ''Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus'' (1818).
Maurice Tourneur (2 February 1876 – 4 August 1961) was a French film director and screenwriter.
May is a 2002 American psychological horror film written and directed by Lucky McKee in his directorial debut.
A media franchise, also known as multimedia franchise, is a collection of related media in which several derivative works have been produced from an original creative work, such as a film, a work of literature, a television program or a video game.
Meir Zarchi (born 1937) is a film director, screenwriter, and producer.
A melodrama is a dramatic work in which the plot, which is typically sensational and designed to appeal strongly to the emotions, takes precedence over detailed characterization.
Messiah of Evil (later also shown under the title Dead People) is a 1973 American horror film co-written, co-produced, and co-directed by Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz, and starring Marianna Hill, Michael Greer, Anitra Ford, Royal Dano, and Elisha Cook Jr..
Metacritic is a website that aggregates reviews of media products: music albums, video games, films, TV shows, and formerly, books.
Metafiction is a form of literature that emphasizes its own constructedness in a way that continually reminds the reader to be aware that they are reading or viewing a fictional work.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (initialized as MGM or hyphenated as M-G-M, also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or simply Metro, and for a former interval known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, or MGM/UA) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs.
Michael Dougherty (born October 28, 1974) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter, known for his work with Dan Harris on the scripts for Bryan Singer's films X2 and Superman Returns.
Michael Latham Powell (30 September 1905 – 19 February 1990) was an English film director, celebrated for his partnership with Emeric Pressburger.
Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an American actress and producer.
Mimic is a 1997 American science fiction horror film co-written and directed by Guillermo del Toro based on Donald A. Wollheim's short story of the same name, and starring Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin, Charles S. Dutton, Giancarlo Giannini and F. Murray Abraham.
Misery is a 1990 American thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name and starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances Sternhagen about a psychotic fan who holds an author captive and forces him to write her stories.
Misogyny can occur in horror films when there is a degrading representation of women.
A monster is a creature which produces fear or physical harm by its appearance or its actions.
A monster movie, creature feature, or giant monster film is a disaster film that focuses on a group of characters struggling to survive attacks by one or more antagonistic monsters, often abnormally large ones.
Mother! (stylized as mother!) is a 2017 American psychological horror film written and directed by Darren Aronofsky, and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) film rating system is used in the United States and its territories to rate a film's suitability for certain audiences based on its content.
The Motion Picture Production Code was the set of industry moral guidelines that was applied to most United States motion pictures released by major studios from 1930 to 1968.
In biology, a mutation is the permanent alteration of the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism, virus, or extrachromosomal DNA or other genetic elements.
My Bloody Valentine is a 1981 Canadian slasher film directed by George Mihalka and written by John Beaird, starring Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, and Neil Affleck.
My Bloody Valentine 3D is a 2009 American slasher film directed by Patrick Lussier, and starring Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Betsy Rue, and Kerr Smith.
A mystery film is a genre of film that revolves around the solution of a problem or a crime.
Class Reunion is a 1982 black comedy film produced by National Lampoon as the third film from the magazine.
A natural disaster is a major adverse event resulting from natural processes of the Earth; examples include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes.
Near Dark is a 1987 American western horror film directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by her and Eric Red.
Neil Marshall (born 25 May 1970) is an English film director, editor and screenwriter.
New England is a geographical region comprising six states of the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
Nicolas Jack Roeg (born 15 August 1928) is an English film director and former cinematographer.
Nicole Mary Kidman, (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and producer.
Night of the Creeps is a 1986 American science fiction horror comedy film written and directed by Fred Dekker, starring Tom Atkins, Jason Lively, Steve Marshall and Jill Whitlow.
Night of the Demons is a 1988 American supernatural horror film written and produced by Joe Augustyn and directed by Kevin S. Tenney.
Night of the Demons is a 2009 American horror film and remake of the 1988 film of the same name.
Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent horror film written, directed, photographed and edited by George A. Romero, co-written by John Russo, and starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea.
The Dead is a series of six zombie horror films created by George A. Romero beginning with the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead directed by Romero and co-written with John A. Russo.
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Nina Forever is a 2015 British horror comedy film written and directed by brothers Ben and Chris Blaine.
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (translated as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror; or simply Nosferatu) is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok.
A nuclear explosion is an explosion that occurs as a result of the rapid release of energy from a high-speed nuclear reaction.
Oculus is a 2013 American supernatural horror film written, edited and directed by Mike Flanagan.
is a 1964 Japanese historical drama horror film written and directed by Kaneto Shindo.
Orca (also known as Orca: The Killer Whale) is a 1977 American disaster horror film directed by Michael Anderson and produced by Dino De Laurentiis, starring Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling and Will Sampson.
Orphan is a 2009 psychological horror thriller film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and written by David Leslie Johnson from a story by Alex Mace.
The Outback is the vast, remote interior of Australia.
Paco Plaza (born February 8, 1973) is a Spanish film director best known for writing and directing REC and REC 2 with Jaume Balagueró.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (also known simply as Paramount) is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994.
Paranormal events are phenomena described in popular culture, folk, and other non-scientific bodies of knowledge, whose existence within these contexts is described to lie beyond normal experience or scientific explanation.
Paranormal Activity is a 2007 American found footage supernatural horror film written, co-produced, photographed, edited, and directed by Oren Peli.
A parody (also called a spoof, send-up, take-off, lampoon, play on something, caricature, or joke) is a work created to imitate, make fun of, or comment on an original work—its subject, author, style, or some other target—by means of satiric or ironic imitation.
A parody film is a subgenre of comedy film that parodies other film genres or films as pastiches, works created by imitation of the style of many different films reassembled together.
Paul Leni (8 July 1885 – 2 September 1929), born Paul Josef Levi, was a German filmmaker and a key figure in German Expressionist filmmaking, making Backstairs (Hintertreppe, 1921) and Waxworks (Das Wachsfigurenkabinett, 1924) in Germany, and The Cat and the Canary (1927), The Chinese Parrot (1927), The Man Who Laughs (1928), and The Last Warning (1929) in the U.S.
Paul William Scott Anderson (born 4 March 1965) is an English film director, producer, and screenwriter who regularly works in science fiction films and video game adaptations.
Paul Wegener (11 December 1874 – 13 September 1948) was a German actor, writer and film director known for his pioneering role in German expressionist cinema.
Peeping Tom is a 1960 British psychological horror-thriller film directed by Michael Powell, written by Leo Marks, and starring Carl Boehm, Anna Massey, and Moira Shearer.
Pet Sematary (sometimes referred to as Stephen King's Pet Sematary) is a 1989 American horror film adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name.
Peter Medak (born Medák Péter, 23 December 1937) is a Hungarian-born film director and television director of British and American productions.
Phantasm is a 1979 American horror film directed, written, photographed, and edited by Don Coscarelli.
Phantasm is an American horror film series that consists of five films, novels, comic books, and merchandise.
Piper Laurie (born Rosetta Jacobs; January 22, 1932) is an American stage and screen actress known for her roles in the films The Hustler (1961), Carrie (1976), and Children of a Lesser God (1986), all of which brought her Academy Award nominations.
Piranha is a 1978 American satirical B horror film directed and co-edited by Joe Dante, and starring Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn, Barbara Steele and Dick Miller.
A plot twist is a literary technique that introduces a radical change in the direction or expected outcome of the plot in a work of fiction.
The polar night occurs in the northernmost and southernmost regions of the Earth when the night lasts for more than 24 hours.
Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural horror film directed by Tobe Hooper.
Poltergeist is a 2015 American 3D supernatural horror film directed by Gil Kenan and written by David Lindsay-Abaire.
Postmodernism is a broad movement that developed in the mid- to late-20th century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism and that marked a departure from modernism.
Predation is a biological interaction where a predator (a hunting animal) kills and eats its prey (the organism that is attacked).
Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action horror film directed by John McTiernan and written by brothers Jim and John Thomas.
Prom Night is a 2008 American-Canadian slasher film directed by Nelson McCormick that is a loose remake of the 1980 film of the same title.
Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron.
Psycho is a 1960 American NR psychological-horror film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, and written by Joseph Stefano.
Psychological horror is a subgenre of horror and psychological fiction that relies on mental, emotional and psychological states to frighten, disturb, or unsettle readers, viewers, or players.
Psychopathy, sometimes considered synonymous with sociopathy, is traditionally defined as a personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, and egotistical traits.
Pulse is a 2006 American horror film written by Wes Craven and Ray Wright, and directed by Jim Sonzero.
Pumpkinhead is a 1988 American dark fantasy horror film.
The Puritan migration to New England was marked in its effects in the two decades from 1620 to 1640, after which it declined sharply for a time.
Quarantine is a 2008 American found-footage horror film directed and co-written by John Erick Dowdle, produced by Sergio Aguero, Doug Davison, and Roy Lee, and co-written by Drew Dowdle, being a remake of the Spanish film REC.
Rabid is a 1977 Canadian-American horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg.
There has been a stereotyping of minorities and people of colour in the horror genre, especially within American films.
Rape and revenge films are a subgenre of exploitation film that was particularly popular in the 1970s.
Raw (Grave) is a 2016 French-Belgian horror drama film written and directed by Julia Ducournau, and starring Garance Marillier.
Re-Animator (also known as H. P. Lovecraft's Re-Animator) is a 1985 American science-fiction horror comedy film loosely based on the 1922 H. P. Lovecraft serial novelette Herbert West–Reanimator.
In serial fiction, to reboot means to discard all continuity in an established fictional universe, work, or series in order to recreate its characters, timeline and backstory from the beginning.
REC (stylized as; short for "record") is a 2007 Spanish found footage horror film co-written and directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza.
Reincarnation is the philosophical or religious concept that an aspect of a living being starts a new life in a different physical body or form after each biological death.
A remake is a film or television series that is based on an earlier film or TV series and tells the same, or a very similar, story.
Repulsion is a 1965 British psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski, and starring Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser and Yvonne Furneaux.
Resident Evil, known in Japan as Biohazard, is a media franchise created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara and owned by the Japanese video game company Capcom.
Resident Evil is an action-horror film series loosely based on the Japanese video game franchise of the same name by Capcom.
Resident Evil is a 2002 action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and produced by Bernd Eichinger and Jeremy Bolt.
Rex Ingram (15 January 1892 – 21 July 1950) was an Irish film director, producer, writer and actor.
Riccardo Freda (Alexandria, Egypt, February 24, 1909 – Rome, Italy, December 20, 1999) was an Italian film director.
Richard Burton Matheson (February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013) was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres.
Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English film director and producer.
RKO Pictures was an American film production and distribution company.
Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings; January 12, 1965) is an American musician, filmmaker and screenwriter.
Robert Eggers (born 1983) is an American film director, screenwriter and production designer, best known for his 2015 horror film The Witch.
Robert Wiene (27 April 1873 – 17 July 1938) was a film director of the German silent cinema.
Robert Earl Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was an American film director, producer and editor.
Robert Lee Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an American screenwriter and filmmaker frequently credited as an innovator in visual effects.
Rogue is a 2007 Australian independent horror film about a group of tourists in Australia who fall prey to a giant, man-eating crocodile.
Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański (born 18 August 1933) is a French-Polish film director, producer, writer, and actor.
Romance is the expressive and generally pleasurable feeling from an emotional attraction towards another person.
Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film with supernatural horror elements written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin.
Rosemary's Baby is a 1967 horror novel by American writer Ira Levin, his second published book.
Rotten Tomatoes is an American review-aggregation website for film and television.
Samuel M. Raimi (born October 23, 1959) is an American filmmaker, actor, and producer famous for creating the cult horror ''Evil Dead'' series, as well as directing the original ''Spider-Man'' trilogy (2002–07), the 1990 superhero film Darkman, and the 2013 Disney fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful.
Satanism is a group of ideological and philosophical beliefs based on Satan.
Saturday the 14th is a 1981 American horror comedy film starring real-life husband and wife Paula Prentiss and Richard Benjamin, co-written and directed by Howard R. Cohen and produced by Julie Corman.
Saw is a 2004 American horror film directed by James Wan.
Saw is an American horror franchise distributed by Lionsgate, produced by Twisted Pictures and created by James Wan and Leigh Whannell, that consists of eight feature films and additional media.
Scary Movie is a 2000 American horror comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans.
Schatten – Eine nächtliche Halluzination ("Shadows - a Nocturnal Hallucination", also known in English as Warning Shadows) is a 1923 German silent film directed by Arthur Robison.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
Science fiction film (or sci-fi film) is a genre that uses speculative, fictional science-based depictions of phenomena that are not fully accepted by mainstream science, such as extraterrestrial lifeforms, alien worlds, extrasensory perception and time travel, along with futuristic elements such as spacecraft, robots, cyborgs, interstellar travel or other technologies.
Scott Derrickson (born July 16, 1966) is an American director, screenwriter and producer.
Scott Bechtel Smith (born July 13, 1965) is an American author and screenwriter, who has published two novels, A Simple Plan and The Ruins.
Scream is a 1996 American slasher film directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson.
Scream 2 is a 1997 American slasher film directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson.
Scream 3 is a 2000 American slasher film directed by Wes Craven and written by Ehren Kruger.
Scream 4 (stylized as SCRE4M) is a 2011 American slasher film and the fourth installment in the ''Scream'' series.
Sean Sexton Cunningham (born December 1, 1941) is an American filmmaker, director, producer, and writer.
The Selig Polyscope Company is an American motion picture company that was founded in 1896 by William Selig in Chicago.
A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people,A serial killer is most commonly defined as a person who kills three or more people for psychological gratification; reliable sources over the years agree.
Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 comedy horror film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost.
Shivers (also known as The Parasite Murders, They Came from Within and Frissons for the French-Canadian distribution) is a 1975 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring Paul Hampton, Lynn Lowry and Barbara Steele.
Shutter (Thai: ชัตเตอร์ กดติดวิญญาณ) is a 2004 Thai horror film by Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom; starring Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, and Achita Sikamana.
Signs is a 2002 American science fiction horror film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and executive produced by Shyamalan, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy and Sam Mercer.
Silent Hill is a 2006 Canadian-French supernatural psychological horror film directed by Christophe Gans and written by Roger Avary, Gans, and Nicolas Boukhrief.
Silent Night, Deadly Night is a 1984 American slasher film directed by Charles E. Sellier, Jr., and starring Robert Brian Wilson, Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Linnea Quigley, Britt Leach and Leo Geter.
Sinister is a 2012 British-American supernatural horror film co-written and directed by Scott Derrickson.
Mary Elizabeth "Sissy" Spacek (born December 25, 1949) is an American actress and singer.
A slasher film is a film in the sub-genre of horror films involving a violent psychopath stalking and murdering a group of people, usually by use of bladed tools.
Sleepaway Camp (also released as Nightmare Vacation) is a 1983 American slasher film written and directed by Robert Hiltzik, who also served as executive producer.
In the entertainment industry, a sleeper hit is a title (such as a book, film, song or game) that becomes successful, gradually, often with little promotion.
Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American gothic supernatural horror film directed by Tim Burton.
The Slender Man (also known as Slenderman) is a fictional supernatural character that originated as a creepypasta Internet meme created by Something Awful forums user Eric Knudsen (also known as "Victor Surge") in 2009.
Slither is a 2006 Americanscience fiction comedy horror film written and directed by James Gunn in his directoral debut.
Social alienation is "a condition in social relationships reflected by a low degree of integration or common values and a high degree of distance or isolation between individuals, or between an individual and a group of people in a community or work environment".
A social thriller is a motion picture genre using elements of suspense to augment attention to abuses of power and instances of oppression in society.
A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film.
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (대한민국; Hanja: 大韓民國; Daehan Minguk,; lit. "The Great Country of the Han People"), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying east to the Asian mainland.
Special effects (often abbreviated as SFX, SPFX, or simply FX) are illusions or visual tricks used in the film, television, theatre, video game and simulator industries to simulate the imagined events in a story or virtual world.
Species is a 1995 American science fiction horror film directed by Roger Donaldson and written by Dennis Feldman.
A splatter film is a subgenre of horror film that deliberately focuses on graphic portrayals of gore and graphic violence.
Split is a 2016 American psychological horror film written, co-produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Betty Buckley.
"Spurs" is a short story by Tod Robbins.
Stanley "Stan" Winston (April 7, 1946 – June 15, 2008) was an American television and film special make-up effects creator.
Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
Starry Eyes is a 2014 American horror film directed and written by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer.
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.
Stephen C. "Steve" Miner (born June 18, 1951) is an American director of film and television, film producer, and a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American filmmaker.
Stigmata is a 1999 American supernatural horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright and starring Patricia Arquette as a hairdresser and atheist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who is afflicted with the stigmata after acquiring a rosary formerly owned by a deceased Italian priest who himself had himself suffered from the phenomenon.
Stir of Echoes is a 1999 American supernatural horror film directed by David Koepp.
Storm Warning is a 2007 Australian horror film directed by Jamie Blanks and starring Nadia Farès and Robert Taylor.
Stuart Rosenberg (August 11, 1927 – March 15, 2007) was an American film and television director whose motion pictures include Cool Hand Luke (1967), Voyage of the Damned (1976), The Amityville Horror (1979), and The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984).
Student Bodies is a 1981 comedy horror film written and directed by Mickey Rose, with an uncredited Michael Ritchie co-directing.
Supernatural fiction or supernaturalist fiction is a genre of speculative fiction exploiting or requiring as plot devices or themes some contradictions of the commonplace natural world and materialist assumptions about it.
Supernatural horror film is a film genre that combines aspects of horror film and supernatural film.
Survival horror is a subgenre of video games inspired by horror fiction that focuses on survival of the character as the game tries to frighten players with either horror graphics or scary ambience.
Survival of the Dead (also known as George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead) is a 2009 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero and starring Alan van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh and Kathleen Munroe.
Suspiria (Latin: "sighs") is a 1977 Italian supernatural horror film directed by Dario Argento, co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi, partially based on Thomas De Quincey's 1845 essay Suspiria de Profundis (Sighs from the Depths) and co-produced by Claudio and Salvatore Argento.
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Teeth is a 2007 American horror comedy film written and directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein.
Telepathy (from the Greek τῆλε, tele meaning "distant" and πάθος, pathos or -patheia meaning "feeling, perception, passion, affliction, experience") is the purported transmission of information from one person to another without using any known human sensory channels or physical interaction.
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The Amityville Horror is a book by American author Jay Anson, published in September 1977.
The Amityville Horror is a 1979 American supernatural horror film based on Jay Anson's book of the same name (1977).
The Amityville Horror is a 2005 American horror film directed by Andrew Douglas and written by Scott Kosar.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe is a 2016 supernatural horror film directed by André Øvredal.
The Babadook is a 2014 Australian supernatural psychological horror film written and directed by Jennifer Kent in her directorial debut, and produced by Kristina Ceyton and Kristian Molière.
The babysitter and the man upstairs — also known as the babysitter or the sitter — is an urban legend that dates back to the 1960s about a teenage girl babysitting children who receives telephone calls from a man who continually asks her to "check the children".
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Italian: L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo) is a 1970 giallo film directed by Dario Argento, in his directorial debut.
The Birds is a 1963 American horror-thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the 1952 story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier.
The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American supernatural horror film written, directed and edited by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez.
The Blob is a 1988 American science-fiction horror film written and directed by Chuck Russell, co-written with Frank Darabont, and starring Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch, Jeffrey DeMunn, Candy Clark and Joe Seneca.
The Body Snatcher is a 1945 horror film directed by Robert Wise based on the short story "The Body Snatcher" by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The Brood is a 1979 Canadian science fiction psychological horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, and starring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, and Art Hindle.
The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 American horror comedy film directed by Drew Goddard in his directorial debut, produced by Joss Whedon, and written by Whedon and Goddard.
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The Cat and the Canary is a 1927 American silent horror film adaptation of John Willard's 1922 black comedy play of the same name.
The Cave of the Demons (La Caverne maudite) is an 1898 French short silent film directed by Georges Méliès.
The Changeling is a 1980 Canadian psychological horror film directed by Peter Medak and starring George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere.
The Children is a 2008 British horror thriller film directed by Tom Shankland and starring Eva Birthistle and Hannah Tointon.
The Collector is a 2009 American horror film written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, and directed by Dunstan.
The Conjuring is a 2013 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan and written by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes.
The Conjuring is an American horror film series mainly produced by New Line Cinema and The Safran Company, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
The Craft is a 1996 American supernatural horror film directed by Andrew Fleming and starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, and Rachel True.
The Crazies is a 2010 American science fiction horror film directed by Breck Eisner, with a screenplay by Scott Kosar and Ray Wright.
The Curse of Frankenstein is a 1957 British horror film by Hammer Film Productions, loosely based on the novel Frankenstein (1818) by Mary Shelley.
The Dark Half is a 1993 American horror film adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name.
The Dead Zone is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg.
The Den (previously The New Den) is a football stadium in Bermondsey, south-east London, and the home of Millwall Football Club.
The Den (initially released in Russia as смерть в сети, Death Online) is a 2013 slasher film by Zachary Donohue and his feature film directorial debut.
The Descent is a 2005 British horror film written and directed by Neil Marshall.
The Devil's Backbone (El espinazo del diablo) is a 2001 gothic horror film directed by Guillermo del Toro, and written by del Toro, David Muñoz, and Antonio Trashorras.
The Evil Dead is a 1981 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi and executive produced by Raimi and Bruce Campbell, who also stars alongside Ellen Sandweiss and Betsy Baker.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a 2005 American supernatural horror trial film directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson.
The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film adapted by William Peter Blatty from his 1971 novel of the same name, directed by William Friedkin, and starring Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, and Jason Miller.
The Faculty is a 1998 American science fiction teen horror film written by Kevin Williamson, directed by Robert Rodriguez, and starring Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Robert Patrick, Bebe Neuwirth, Piper Laurie, Famke Janssen, Usher Raymond, Salma Hayek, and Jon Stewart.
The Fall of the House of Usher (La Chute de la maison Usher) is a 1928 French horror film directed by Jean Epstein, one of multiple films based on the Gothic short story The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe.
The Fly is a 1986 American science-fiction body horror film directed and co-written by David Cronenberg.
The Fog is a 2005 American supernatural horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright and starring Tom Welling, Selma Blair, and Maggie Grace.
The Golem: How He Came into the World (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam, also referred to as The Golem) is a 1920 silent horror film co-directed by and starring Paul Wegener.
The Green Inferno is a 2013 American cannibal horror film directed by Eli Roth.
The Grudge is a 2004 American supernatural horror film and a remake of the Japanese film, Ju-on: The Grudge.
The Hallow (originally titled The Woods) is a 2015 horror film directed by Corin Hardy, written by Hardy and Felipe Marino, and starring Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, and Michael Smiley.
Le Manoir du diable or The House of the Devil, released in the United States as The Haunted Castle and in Britain as The Devil's Castle, is an 1896 French short silent film directed by Georges Méliès.
The Haunting is a 1999 American supernatural horror film directed by Jan de Bont.
The Hills Have Eyes is a 1977 American horror film written, directed, and edited by Wes Craven and starring Susan Lanier, Michael Berryman and Dee Wallace.
The Hills Have Eyes is a 2006 American horror film and remake of Wes Craven's 1977 film of the same name.
The Hitcher is a 2007 American horror-thriller film starring Sean Bean, Sophia Bush and Zachary Knighton.
The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered approximately 6 million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945.
The House of the Devil is a 2009 American horror film written, directed, and edited by Ti West, starring Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, and Mary Woronov.
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is a 2009 Dutch horror film written, directed, and co-produced by Tom Six.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1923 American romantic drama film with horror elements starring Lon Chaney, directed by Wallace Worsley, and produced by Carl Laemmle and Irving Thalberg.
The Incredible Shrinking Man is a 1957 American black-and-white science-fiction horror film from Universal-International, produced by Albert Zugsmith, directed by Jack Arnold, and starring Grant Williams and Randy Stuart.
The Innkeepers is a 2011 American horror film written, directed and edited by Ti West, starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, and Kelly McGillis.
The Innocents is a 1961 British psychological horror film directed and produced by Jack Clayton, and starring Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, and Megs Jenkins.
The Invisible Man is an American 1933 Pre-Code science fiction horror film directed by James Whale.
The Invitation is a 2015 American horror-thriller film directed by Karyn Kusama and written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi.
The Last Broadcast is a 1998 American found footage horror film made by Stefan Avalos and Lance Weiler.
The Last House on the Left is a 1972 American exploitation horror film written, edited, and directed by Wes Craven and produced by Sean S. Cunningham.
The Last House on the Left is a 2009 American horror film directed by Dennis Iliadis and written by Carl Ellsworth and Adam Alleca.
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a horror story by American author Washington Irving, contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent..
The Lost Boys is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, and Barnard Hughes.
The Loved Ones is a 2009 Australian horror film written and directed by Sean Byrne and starring Xavier Samuel and Robin McLeavy.
The Magician is a 1926 horror film directed by Rex Ingram about a magician's efforts to acquire the blood of a maiden for his experiments to create life.
The Man Who Laughs is a 1928 American silent romantic drama film directed by the German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni.
The Mist is a horror novella by the American author Stephen King, in which the small town of Bridgton, Maine is suddenly enveloped in an unnatural mist that conceals otherworldly monsters.
The Mist (also known as Stephen King's The Mist) is a 2007 American science-fiction horror film based on the 1980 book The Mist by Stephen King.
The Mummy is a 1932 American pre-Code horror film directed by Karl Freund.
The Old Dark House is a 1932 American pre-Code horror comedy film directed by James Whale.
The Omen is a 1976 English-language supernatural horror film directed by Richard Donner, and written by David Seltzer.
The Omen (also known as The Omen: 666) is a 2006 American supernatural horror film directed by John Moore and written by David Seltzer.
The Orphanage (El Orfanato) is a 2007 Spanish horror film and the debut feature of Spanish filmmaker J. A. Bayona.
The Others (Los Otros) is a 2001 supernatural gothic horror film with psychological horror elements.
The Phantom Carriage (Körkarlen, literally "The Wagoner") is a 1921 Swedish parable generally considered to be one of the central works in the history of Swedish cinema.
The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel ''Le Fantôme de l'Opéra'', directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney, Sr. in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he "loves" a star.
The Purge is a 2013 American dystopian horror film written and directed by James DeMonaco.
The Ring (stylized as the ring) is a 2002 American supernatural horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox and Daveigh Chase.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical science-fiction horror-comedy film by 20th Century Fox produced by Lou Adler and Michael White and directed by Jim Sharman.
The Ruins is a 2008 supernatural horror film directed by Carter Smith which stars Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore, Laura Ramsey, and Joe Anderson.
The Ruins is the second novel by American author Scott Smith, whose first novel was A Simple Plan.
The Sentinel is a 1977 American supernatural horror film based on the 1974 novel of the same name by Jeffrey Konvitz, who also co-wrote the screenplay with director Michael Winner.
The Shining is a 1980 horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick and co-written with novelist Diane Johnson.
The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American horror-thriller film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn.
The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural horror film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
The Strain is an American horror drama television series that aired on FX from July 13, 2014, to September 17, 2017.
The Strangers is a 2008 American slasher film written and directed by Bryan Bertino.
The Student of Prague (Der Student von Prag, also known as A Bargain with Satan) is a 1913 German silent horror film.
The Terror is a 1928 early American, pre-Code, slasher film written by Harvey Gates and directed by Roy Del Ruth, based on the play of the same name by Edgar Wallace.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a 1974 American horror film directed by Tobe Hooper and written and co-produced by Hooper and Kim Henkel.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a 2003 American slasher film and a remake of the 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
The Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter and written by Bill Lancaster, based on the 1938 John W. Campbell Jr. novella Who Goes There? It tells the story of a group of American researchers in Antarctica who encounter the eponymous "Thing", a parasitic extraterrestrial life form that assimilates and then imitates other organisms.
The Turn of the Screw is an 1898 horror novella by Henry James that first appeared in serial format in Collier's Weekly magazine (January 27 – April 16, 1898).
The Unholy Three is a 1925 American silent film involving a crime spree, directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney.
The Uninvited is a 2009 American psychological horror film directed by the Guard Brothers, and starring Emily Browning, Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel and David Strathairn.
The Unknown is a 1927 American silent horror film directed by Tod Browning and featuring Lon Chaney as carnival knife thrower Alonzo the Armless and Joan Crawford as the scantily clad carnival girl he hopes to marry.
The Vampire Lestat (1985) is a vampire novel by American writer Anne Rice, and the second in her Vampire Chronicles, following Interview with the Vampire.
The Visit is a 2015 American found footage horror film written, co-produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and starring Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, and Kathryn Hahn.
The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont for AMC that is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.
The Wicker Man is a 1973 British mystery horror film directed by Robin Hardy.
The Wicker Man is a 2006 horror film written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Nicolas Cage.
The Witch: A New-England Folktale (stylized The VVitch) is a 2015 period supernatural slasher film written and directed by Robert Eggers in his directorial debut.
The Witches is a 1990 British/American dark fantasy horror-comedy film based on the children's novel of the same title by Roald Dahl.
The Wolf Man is a 1941 American horror film written by Curt Siodmak and produced and directed by George Waggner.
Thirteen Ghosts (also known as 13 Ghosts and stylized as THIR13EN Ghosts) is a 2001 Canadian-American supernatural horror film directed by Steve Beck.
Thriller film, also known as suspense film or suspense thriller, is a broad film genre that involves excitement and suspense in the audience.
Willard Tobe Hooper (January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017) was an American director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his work in the horror genre.
Tod Browning (born Charles Albert Browning, Jr.; July 12, 1880 – October 6, 1962) was an American film actor, film director, screenwriter and vaudeville performer.
Tooth and Nail is a 2007 horror film written, directed and edited by Mark Young, about a group of people in a post-apocalyptic world who must fight to survive against a band of vicious cannibals.
Torture (from the Latin tortus, "twisted") is the act of deliberately inflicting physical or psychological pain in order to fulfill some desire of the torturer or compel some action from the victim.
Train is a 2008 horror film directed and written by Gideon Raff; the film stars Thora Birch and Gideon Emery.
Train to Busan is a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse action thriller film directed by Yeon Sang-ho and starring Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, and Ma Dong-seok.
Tremors is a 1990 American monster film directed by Ron Underwood, produced by Gale Anne Hurd, Brent Maddock, and S. S. Wilson, and written by Maddock, Wilson, and Underwood.
The Tremors franchise is a monster movie series centering on the vicious attacks of subterranean worm-like creatures known as Graboids.
Triangle is a 2009 British-Australian psychological horror thriller film written and directed by Christopher Smith, and starring Melissa George and Michael Dorman.
Trick 'r Treat is a 2007 anthology black comedy horror film written and directed by Michael Dougherty and produced by Bryan Singer.
Under the Skin is a 2013 science fiction film directed and co-written by Jonathan Glazer, loosely based on Michel Faber's 2000 novel of the same name.
Underworld is a series of action horror films created by Len Wiseman, Kevin Grevioux and Danny McBride.
Unfriended is a 2014 American found footage supernatural horror film directed by Levan Gabriadze, written by Nelson Greaves, executive produced by Jason Blum, co-produced by Adam Sidman, and produced by Greaves and Timur Bekmambetov.
The Universal monsters are fictional monsters that figured in various horror, suspense and science fiction films made by Universal Studios during the decades of the 1920s to the 1950s.
Universal Pictures (also known as Universal Studios) is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal.
Unsane is a 2018 American psychological horror film shot, edited, and directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Jonathan Bernstein and James Greer.
Up From the Depths is a 1979 horror film directed by Charles B. Griffith.
Urban Gothic is a subgenre of Gothic fiction, film horror and television dealing with industrial and post-industrial urban society.
An urban legend, urban myth, urban tale, or contemporary legend is a form of modern folklore.
Urban Legend is a 1998 American psychological slasher film directed by Jamie Blanks, written by Silvio Horta, and starring Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, and Rebecca Gayheart.
V/H/S is a 2012 American anthology horror film created by Brad Miska and Bloody Disgusting.
Val Lewton (May 7, 1904 – March 14, 1951) was a Russian-American novelist, film producer and screenwriter best known for a string of low-budget horror films he produced for RKO Pictures in the 1940s.
Valentine is a 2001 American slasher film directed by Jamie Blanks, and starring Denise Richards, David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton, Jessica Capshaw, and Katherine Heigl.
Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14.
A vampire is a being from folklore that subsists by feeding on the vital force (generally in the form of blood) of the living.
Vampire films have been a staple since the era of silent films, so much so that the depiction of vampires in popular culture is strongly based upon their depiction in films throughout the years.
Van Helsing is a 2004 American dark fantasy action film written and directed by Stephen Sommers.
Veronica (Verónica) is a 2017 Spanish horror film directed by Paco Plaza.
Victor David Sjöström (in the United States sometimes known as Victor Seastrom; 20 September 1879 – 3 January 1960) was a pioneering Swedish film director, screenwriter, and actor.
Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, and starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, Deborah Harry.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century.
Waxworks (Das Wachsfigurenkabinett) is a 1924 German silent fantasy-horror film directed by Paul Leni.
The Weimar Republic (Weimarer Republik) is an unofficial, historical designation for the German state during the years 1919 to 1933.
In folklore, a werewolf (werwulf, "man-wolf") or occasionally lycanthrope (λυκάνθρωπος lukánthrōpos, "wolf-person") is a human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf (or, especially in modern film, a therianthropic hybrid wolflike creature), either purposely or after being placed under a curse or affliction (often a bite or scratch from another werewolf).
Werewolf fiction denotes the portrayal of werewolves and other shapeshifting man/woman-beasts, in the media of literature, drama, film, games, and music.
Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015) was an American film director, writer, producer, and actor.
Wes Craven's New Nightmare is a 1994 American slasher film written and directed by Wes Craven, the original creator of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
What Lies Beneath is a 2000 American supernatural horror film directed by Robert Zemeckis.
When a Stranger Calls is a 1979 American psychological horror film.
When a Stranger Calls is a 2006 American horror film directed by Simon West and written by Jake Wade Wall.
White Zombie is a 1932 American pre-Code horror film independently produced by Edward Halperin and directed by Victor Halperin.
Wiley-Blackwell is the international scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons.
Willard is a 2003 American horror film co-written and directed by Glen Morgan and starring Crispin Glover, R. Lee Ermey and Laura Elena Harring.
William James "Willem" Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is an American actor with Italian citizenship.
William Malone (born 1953) is an American horror filmmaker who directed such films as the 1999 remake House on Haunted Hill, Scared to Death, Creature, and FeardotCom.
Witchcraft or witchery broadly means the practice of and belief in magical skills and abilities exercised by solitary practitioners and groups.
Wolf is a 1994 American romantic horror film directed by Mike Nichols and starring Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Kate Nelligan, Richard Jenkins, Christopher Plummer, Eileen Atkins, David Hyde Pierce and Om Puri.
Wolf Creek is a 2005 Australian horror film written, co-produced, and directed by Greg McLean, and starring John Jarratt, Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, and Kestie Morassi.
Wrong Turn is a 2003 horror film directed by Rob Schmidt and written by Alan B. McElroy.
You're Next is a 2011 American slasher film directed by Adam Wingard, written by Simon Barrett and starring Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, A. J. Bowen and Joe Swanberg.
Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.
A zombie (Haitian French: zombi, zonbi) is a fictional undead being created through the reanimation of a human corpse.
The zombie comedy, often called zom com or zomedy, is a film genre that aims to blend zombie horror motifs with slapstick comedy as well as dark comedy.
Zombieland is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic horror comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
1408 is a 2007 American psychological horror film based on Stephen King's 1999 short story of the same name.
"1408" is a short story by Stephen King.
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1977.
2001 Maniacs is a 2005 American Comedy horror film directed by Tim Sullivan and starring Robert Englund, Jay Gillespie, Dylan Edrington, and Matthew Carey.
28 Days Later is a 2002 British post-apocalyptic horror film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Alex Garland, and starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns, and Christopher Eccleston.
28 Weeks Later is a 2007 science fiction horror film co-written and directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.
30 Days of Night is a three-issue horror comic book miniseries written by Steve Niles, illustrated by Ben Templesmith, and published by American company IDW Publishing in 2002.
30 Days of Night is a 2007 American horror film based on the comic book miniseries of the same name.
A three-dimensional stereoscopic film (also known as three-dimensional sangu, 3D film or S3D film) is a motion picture that enhances the illusion of depth perception, hence adding a third dimension.
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