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1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

7.4
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58 Metascore

A newly-engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien

Votes: 127,443 | Gross: $139.88M

2. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s presented by the legendary Crypt Keeper, a sinister ghoul obsessed with gallows humor and horrific puns.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 20,602

3. Fright Night (1985)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

7.1
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62 Metascore

A teenager discovers that the newcomer in his neighborhood is a vampire, so he turns to an actor in a television horror show for help dealing with the undead.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 57,327 | Gross: $24.92M

4. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

R | 89 min | Horror

6.1
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31 Metascore

Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie

Votes: 73,844 | Gross: $12.63M

5. Creepshow (1982)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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59 Metascore

An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 40,455 | Gross: $21.03M

6. Fright Night (2011)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Horror

6.3
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64 Metascore

When a nice new neighbor moves in next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire who preys on the community. Can he save his neighborhood from the creature with the help of the famous "vampire killer", Peter Vincent?

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

Votes: 97,345 | Gross: $18.30M

7. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken control of a New York City media mogul's high-tech skyscraper.

Directors: Joe Dante, Chuck Jones | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky

Votes: 89,487 | Gross: $41.48M

8. The Simpsons Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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80 Metascore

After Homer deliberately pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the family are declared fugitives.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 302,633 | Gross: $183.14M

9. Night Gallery (1969–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet, Matt Pelto

Votes: 4,499

10. The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs (2018– )

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

9.5
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Joe Bob is back! Watching B-Movies and giving background and behind the scenes information. He watches Tourist Trap, Re-Animator and much much more.

Stars: John Bloom, Diana Prince, Yuki Nakamura, John Patrick Brennan

Votes: 636

11. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–2015)

TV-14 | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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In the not-too-distant future Joel Robinson is held captive by Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank, forced to watch B-Grade movies on the Satellite of Love with the help of his robot friends: Cambot, Gypsy, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot.

Stars: Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 22,551

12. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

6.6
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43 Metascore

Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake.

Director: James Signorelli | Stars: Cassandra Peterson, Phil Rubenstein, Larry Flash Jenkins, Damita Jo Freeman

Votes: 12,701 | Gross: $5.60M

13. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.7
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

Votes: 1,464

14. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.0
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Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" into action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth, the lives of the living are in danger.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore

Votes: 35,071

15. Fright Night Part 2 (1988)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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Charley Brewster and Peter Vincent must face more vampires, out for revenge.

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: William Ragsdale, Roddy McDowall, Traci Lind, Julie Carmen

Votes: 11,034 | Gross: $2.98M

16. Lore (2017–2018)

TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Horror

6.7
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Our collective nightmare mythologies are rooted in real-life horror stories.

Stars: Aaron Mahnke, Steven Berkoff, Josh Bowman, Paula Malcomson

Votes: 4,309

17. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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A horror anthology series where the viewer is taken through ghost stories, science fiction adventures, and creepy, unexplained events.

Stars: Paul Sparer, Catherine Battistone, John Marzilli, Karen Shallo

Votes: 5,306

18. Dimension 404 (2017– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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An anthology series that explores the wonders and terrors of our digital age, from outrageous horror comedy to mind-bending action adventure.

Stars: Mark Hamill, Catherine Farrington Garcia, Robert Buckley, Sarah Hyland

Votes: 2,139

19. Creeped Out (2017– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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Creeped Out is a series of spellbinding, enchanting and intriguing tales. Each episode is a different story set in a different place and time, with different characters exploring their way through the unexplained.

Stars: Victoria Diamond, William Romain, Jaiden Cannatelli, Lukas Engel

Votes: 1,166

20. Deadly Nightmares (1983–1991)

TV-MA | 26 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Fictional stories are told in this television series by The Hitchhiker. Each story is usually a mysterious thriller.

Stars: Page Fletcher, Nicholas Campbell, Vincent Grass, Kirstie Alley

Votes: 1,280

21. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (2017– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

8.0
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Set in the not-too-distant future, a Gizmonic Institute employee is lured to the dark side of the moon by third-generation mad scientist Kinga Forrester and her flunky, Max. He is sat in ... See full summary »

Stars: Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray, Baron Vaughn

Votes: 3,065

22. Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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42 Metascore

A spoof 1950s science fiction movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late night television.

Directors: Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton, John Landis, Robert K. Weiss | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Michelle Pfeiffer, Arsenio Hall, Donald F. Muhich

Votes: 9,736 | Gross: $0.55M

23. Freddy's Nightmares (1988–1990)

TV-14 | 60 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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Freddy, the dream serial killer, hosts this anthology of stories set in Springwood.

Stars: Robert Englund, Todd Allen, Sandahl Bergman, Anne E. Curry

Votes: 2,582

24. TerrorVision (1986)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A family's new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

Director: Ted Nicolaou | Stars: Diane Franklin, Mary Woronov, Gerrit Graham, Chad Allen

Votes: 6,139 | Gross: $0.32M

25. A Haunting (2005–2019)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.0
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An American paranormal anthology previewing stories told by the victims. Victims tell their terrifing encounters with the paranormal. This show contains narrations, frightening reanactments, & religious content.

Stars: Anthony D. Call, Andrew Ragan, Kelley Davis, Terry Jernigan

Votes: 2,808

26. Tales from the Crypt (1972)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper (Sir Ralph Richardson), receive visions of how they will die.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 9,299 | Gross: $1.70M

27. Tales from the Hood (1995)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen, Joe Torry, De'aundre Bonds

Votes: 6,491 | Gross: $11.80M

28. Fright Night 2 (2013 Video)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

4.3
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In Romania, Charley and his friends discover that their alluring art professor is a real-life vampire, hell-bent on completing an ancient ritual with Amy's blood. Are they all doomed to spend eternity as ravenous creatures of the night?

Director: Eduardo Rodriguez | Stars: Will Payne, Jaime Murray, Sean Power, Sacha Parkinson

Votes: 6,322

29. One Step Beyond (1959–1961)

Approved | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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Produced at the same time as the more well-known The Twilight Zone (1959), this series was an extension of the tradition of radio horror and supernatural dramas such as Light's Out, The ... See full summary »

Stars: John Newland, Robert Douglas, Olan Soule, Will J. White

Votes: 1,189

30. The Hunger (1997–2000)

R | 24 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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Erotic horror anthology series where the hosts Terence Stamp (in season 1) and David Bowie (in season 2) eccentrically introduce each of the steamy, erotic and often supernatural tales of power, sex, lust, and driving urges.

Stars: Terence Stamp, David Bowie, Richard Jutras, Kim Feeney

Votes: 787

31. Deadtime Stories (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

4.8
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A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories - about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and "Goldi Lox" and the three bears.

Director: Jeffrey Delman | Stars: Scott Valentine, Nicole Picard, Matt Mitler, Cathryn de Prume

Votes: 1,580 | Gross: $2.75M

32. Tales from the Hood 2 (2018 Video)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Horror

4.4
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Horror is back in the hood! The sequel to the ground-breaking original film Tales From the Hood reunites Executive Producer Spike Lee (Honorary Academy Award® winner) and Writers/Directors/... See full summary »

Directors: Rusty Cundieff, Darin Scott | Stars: Keith David, Bryan Batt, Lou Beatty Jr., Alexandria DeBerry

Votes: 1,463

33. Thriller (1960–1962)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.2
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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, Lillian O'Malley

Votes: 1,177

34. Svengoolie (1995– )

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

8.0
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An anthology of horror movies, named for its host, who introduces each movie, provides background info on the movie, and performs skits and jokes during intermissions.

Stars: Rich Koz, Doug Scharf, Kasia Januszewski, Gilbert Gottfried

Votes: 558

35. Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High Aka Vol. 2 (2017)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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Following the events of the previous film, a lesbian couple are determined to eliminate the most corrupt, evil forces of Tromaville and the world.

Director: Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Asta Paredes, Catherine Corcoran, Zac Amico, Vito Trigo

Votes: 1,575

36. Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.5
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40 Metascore

When the other students begin to undergo mutations, a lesbian couple must solve the mystery and save Tromaville High School.

Director: Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Asta Paredes, Catherine Corcoran, Vito Trigo, Clay von Carlowitz

Votes: 1,818

37. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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An anthology of suspense dramas concentrating on individuals confronted with supernatural occurrences.

Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Sheila Larken, Meg Foster, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 354

38. Jack the Bear (1993)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Danny DeVito is John Leary, a professional clown, whose wife's death in a car accident has left him to care for his two young boys.

Director: Marshall Herskovitz | Stars: Danny DeVito, Gary Sinise, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Miko Hughes

Votes: 3,844 | Gross: $5.15M

39. Night Visions (2001–2002)

43 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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Night Visions is an anthology series similar to The Twilight Zone - some tales are supernatural, others are just commentaries on twisted human nature. Each hour episode is made up of two half-hour episodes aired back-to-back.

Stars: Henry Rollins, Emily Holmes, Dion Luther, Ty Olsson

Votes: 788

40. Up All Night (1989–1998)

Comedy, Drama, Horror

8.2
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USA Up All Night is USA Cable Network's weekend movie program that lasts into the wee hours of the night. The quality of movies range from top rate to cheesy. In the beginning, Up All Night... See full summary »

Stars: Rhonda Shear, Gilbert Gottfried, Linnea Quigley, Jennifer Christie

Votes: 414

41. Tales from the Cryptkeeper (1993–1999)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.6
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The popular cult horror comic books from the 1950's are adapted in this modern cartoon anthology series.

Stars: John Kassir, Elizabeth Hanna, David Hemblen, Stuart Stone

Votes: 1,058

42. Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (1987– )

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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Host Joe Bob Briggs hosts B-grade flicks on the movie channel, giving background information about each one.

Stars: John Bloom, Honey Gregory, Andy Sidaris, Lisa Pescia

Votes: 373

43. To Boldly Flee (2012 Video)

Unrated | 209 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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While the Nostalgia Critic continues to blame himself for Ma-Ti's death, a series of mysterious events begin to unfold, which could shake the very fabric of internet critics as we know it.

Director: Doug Walker | Stars: Doug Walker, Lindsay Ellis, Lewis Lovhaug, Noah Antwiler

Votes: 1,167

44. Monstervision (1993–2000)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.7
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Host Joe Bob introduces two or three films, usually of the horror genre, and sometimes something out of the sci-fi, fantasy, and suspense genres, or anything that features a monster or ... See full summary »

Stars: John Bloom, Renner St. John, Joe Flaherty, Rhonda Shear

Votes: 598

45. Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

60 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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Shirley Temple's Storybook is an American children's anthology series hosted and narrated by actress Shirley Temple.

Stars: Shirley Temple, Pernell Roberts, Agnes Moorehead, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 134

46. Freakshow (1989)

97 min | Horror

3.5
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After being ditched by her cameraman because of her manipulative behavior at a murder scene, a reporter wanders through town looking for a phone she can use. She finds a small museum, where... See full summary »

Director: Constantino Magnatta | Stars: Audrey Landers, Peter Read, Dean Richards Wiancko, William Korbut

Votes: 199

47. Plan 9 (2015)

TV-MA | 103 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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Plan 9 is the story of Nilbog, a small town with a big story. The beginningof an invasion! These aliens have a different plan for the inhabitants of Earth. To resurrect their dead as their ... See full summary »

Director: John Johnson | Stars: Brian Krause, Sara Eshleman, Mister Lobo, Amy Hart

Votes: 1,805

48. Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)

TV-G | 25 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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Anthology series featuring both classic and modern sci-fi themes.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Cameron Prud'Homme, Edgar Stehli, Theo Goetz

Votes: 278

49. SCTV Channel (1983–1984)

Not Rated | 45 min | Comedy

8.3
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The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way.

Stars: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Martin Short

Votes: 677

50. Night of the Ghouls (1959)

Unrated | 69 min | Horror

3.7
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A phony spiritualist raises the dead.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Kenne Duncan, Duke Moore, Tor Johnson, Valda Hansen

Votes: 2,147



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