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1. The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

An elderly woman battling Alzheimer's disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.

Director: Adam Robitel | Stars: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang, Brett Gentile

Votes: 23,266

2. Compliance (2012)

R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

A normal Friday service at a fast food restaurant becomes interrupted by a police officer who claims an employee stole from a customer, but something more sinister is going on.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp

Votes: 29,498 | Gross: $0.32M

3. V/H/S (2012)

R | 116 min | Horror, Thriller

55 Metascore

When a group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West, Adam Wingard | Stars: Calvin Reeder, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard, Hannah Fierman

Votes: 54,705 | Gross: $0.10M

5. V/H/S/2 (2013)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

49 Metascore

Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.

Directors: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard | Stars: Lawrence Michael Levine, Kelsy Abbott, Adam Wingard, Hannah Hughes

Votes: 34,477 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Bundy: A Legacy of Evil (2009 Video)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Based on the true story of one of history's most demented serial killers.

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Corin Nemec, Kane Hodder, Jen Nikolaisen, Shannon Pierce Wilkins

Votes: 783

7. The Snowtown Murders (2011)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

Director: Justin Kurzel | Stars: Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris, Bob Adriaens

Votes: 16,169 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Truth or Die (II) (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

Young British boys and girls travel to an isolated cabin after being promised a night of heavy partying. Instead of the fun they hoped for, they meet a killer out to reap vengeance on them for the death of his brother.

Director: Robert Heath | Stars: Tom Kane, Liam Boyle, Jack Gordon, Florence Hall

Votes: 8,370

9. Kid Cannabis (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

54 Metascore

An eighteen year old high school drop out and his twenty-seven year old friend start trafficking marijuana across the border of Canada in order to make money and their lives are changed forever.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Jonathan Daniel Brown, Kenny Wormald, Aaron Yoo, Ron Perlman

Votes: 9,153

10. Bad Grandpa (2013)

R | 92 min | Comedy

54 Metascore

86-year-old Irving Zisman takes a trip from Nebraska to North Carolina to take his 8 year-old grandson, Billy, back to his real father.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll, Gregorio, Georgina Cates

Votes: 87,132 | Gross: $102.00M

11. Scenic Route (2013)

R | 82 min | Drama, Thriller

34 Metascore

Tensions rise between lifelong friends Mitchell and Carter after their truck breaks down on an isolated desert road as they start to attack each other's life decisions with unwavering brutality.

Directors: Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz | Stars: Josh Duhamel, Dan Fogler, Miracle Laurie, Christie Burson

Votes: 9,944

12. Virginia (2010)

R | 111 min | Drama

33 Metascore

A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.

Director: Dustin Lance Black | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Harrison Gilbertson, Amy Madigan

Votes: 1,900 | Gross: $0.01M

13. A Thousand Cuts (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Thriller

A stranger with a haunted past shows up unannounced at the home of Hollywood's hottest horror director, and is determined to teach him what real horror is all about.

Director: Charles Evered | Stars: Michael O'Keefe, Olesya Rulin, James Van Patten, David Naughton

Votes: 766

14. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

40 Metascore

The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye

Votes: 147,100 | Gross: $83.59M

15. Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

40 Metascore

It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Stephen Dunham, Katie Featherston, Matt Shively, Brendon Eggertsen

Votes: 59,986 | Gross: $53.92M

16. Come Back to Me (2014)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

31 Metascore

Sarah and Josh are married suburbanites. After a car accident, Sarah suffers blackouts. As her life spirals she hides a camera in her home and unlocks a horrific secret with far-reaching consequences.

Director: Paul Leyden | Stars: Jon Abrahams, Andrew Beckham, Jeanette Branch, Caroline Clements

Votes: 4,739 | Gross: $0.00M

17. Wreckers (2011)

TV-MA | 85 min | Drama

A married couple moves back to its childhood village to start a family, but a surprise visit from the husband's brother ignites sibling rivalry and exposes lies embedded in the couple's ... See full summary »

Director: Dictynna Hood | Stars: Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shaun Evans, Peter McDonald

Votes: 2,641

18. The Samaritan (I) (2012)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

37 Metascore

After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

Director: David Weaver | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Kirby, Ruth Negga, A.C. Peterson

Votes: 9,215 | Gross: $0.00M

19. Dread (2008)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Three college students set out to document what other people dread the most. However, one of the three turns out to secretly be a sadistic psychopath who uses this knowledge to gruesomely torture the subjects.

Director: Anthony DiBlasi | Stars: Jackson Rathbone, Hanne Steen, Laura Donnelly, Jonathan Readwin

Votes: 11,436

20. Absentia (I) (2011)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Catherine Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine, Justin Gordon

Votes: 16,051

21. Bad Ass (2012)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A Vietnam veteran who becomes a local hero after saving a man from attackers on a city bus decides to take action when his best friend is murdered and the police show little interest in solving the crime.

Director: Craig Moss | Stars: Danny Trejo, Charles S. Dutton, Ron Perlman, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 18,003

22. Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014 Video)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Frank Vega teams up with grumpy old agoraphobic Bernie Pope to kick ass and clean up the streets of L.A.

Director: Craig Moss | Stars: Danny Trejo, Danny Glover, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Federico Berte

Votes: 4,389

23. Best Night Ever (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy

17 Metascore

Claire is about to get married, but her bachelorette party quickly spirals out of control.

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn, Eddie Ritchard, Crista Flanagan

Votes: 2,434

24. Plush (2013)

R | 99 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A young singer/songwriter, despite being married, becomes involved with her new guitarist, who she soon discovers has a dark past and may be a danger to her and those close to her.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Emily Browning, Xavier Samuel, Cam Gigandet, Dawn Olivieri

Votes: 3,543 | Gross: $0.00M

25. 13 Sins (2014)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

44 Metascore

A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.

Director: Daniel Stamm | Stars: Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Tom Bower, Rutina Wesley

Votes: 30,660 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Mercy (I) (2014)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers.

Director: Peter Cornwell | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Shirley Knight, Chandler Riggs, Joel Courtney

Votes: 4,703

27. Dirty O'Neil (1974)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

A police officer has very little work as there is virtually no crime in his small California town...until three hoodlums appear and rape a young woman.

Directors: Leon Capetanos, Lewis Teague | Stars: Morgan Paull, Art Metrano, Pat Anderson, Jeane Manson

Votes: 175

28. Act of Vengeance (1974)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Linda gets raped by a man in a hockey mask. She finds that a few other women have had the same treatment. Together they form a squad that starts looking for the man and also changes the mind of would-be rapists.

Director: Bob Kelljan | Stars: Jo Ann Harris, Peter Brown, Jennifer Lee Pryor, Lisa Moore

Votes: 661

29. Descent (2007)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

45 Metascore

A college co-ed is brutally raped and struggles alone to rebuild her life.

Director: Talia Lugacy | Stars: Rosario Dawson, Chad Faust, Marcus Patrick, Vanessa Ferlito

Votes: 2,859 | Gross: $0.13M

30. Tripping Forward (2009)

R | 82 min | Comedy

Ford Coleman is a struggling actor in Hollywood who fears never achieving fame other then appearing in local TV commercials. After over a year living in L.A., Ford is broke and in danger of... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Nash | Stars: William Gregory Lee, Chris Fogleman, Angela Kinsey, Chris Chauncey

Votes: 111

31. Nipples & Palm Trees (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy

A down and out journey into a land of raunchy and bizarre sexual encounters. Jackson is a struggling artist with a dead end job and a terrible love life. Lately his loneliness is getting ... See full summary »

Director: Dylan Reynolds | Stars: Sadie Katz, David Kallaway, Joycelyne Lew, Matthew James

Votes: 281

32. Maggie's Stiletto Sisters (1975)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The leader of an inner city girl gang is challenged when a new girl moves into the neighbourhood.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, Monica Gayle, Asher Brauner

Votes: 3,075 | Gross: $0.05M

33. The Ecstasies of Women (1969)

X | 74 min | Comedy, Drama

Harry is a man whose friends throw him night-long bachelor party on the eve of him getting married. Harry flashes back to his many female "conquests" with the go-go dancers that remind him ... See full summary »

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis | Stars: Walter Camp, Bonnie Clark, Dee Howard, Sharon Matt

Votes: 237

34. In Her Skin (2009)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

Consumed with self loathing, 19-year-old Caroline covets, stalks, abducts and then murders 15-year-old Rachel Barber whom she considers "perfect." Rachel's disappearance triggers an ... See full summary »

Director: Simone North | Stars: Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto, Ruth Bradley, Sam Neill

Votes: 4,506

35. Child of God (2013)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

50 Metascore

A dispossessed, violent man's disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order.

Director: James Franco | Stars: Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, Steve Hunter

Votes: 3,771 | Gross: $0.04M

36. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

R | 92 min | Horror

33 Metascore

A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.

Director: Tom Six | Stars: Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura

Votes: 69,896 | Gross: $0.18M

37. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror

17 Metascore

Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.

Director: Tom Six | Stars: Laurence R. Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie, Maddi Black, Kandace Caine

Votes: 33,925 | Gross: $0.12M



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