Nightmare Films

Here we focus on anything supernatural, from ghosts and ghouls to werewolves and demons. If your nightmare has come from beyond the grave or from the bowels of hell, you will find a movie about it here.

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  1408 (2007)

A jaded writer who specializes in debunking paranormal events encounters a force that he cannot explain after checking into room 1408 of a haunted hotel

Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, and Mary McCormack

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Cursed (2005)

In this tongue-in-cheek adventure from Wes Craven, a werewolf on the rampage in Los Angeles attacks a teen brother and sister, leaving them infected and cursed.

Stars: Christina Ricci, Jesse Eisenberg, and Joshua Jackson

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Evil Dead 2 (1987)Ash, the sole survivor of THE EVIL DEAD, returns to the same cabin in the woods and once again battles with the forces of the dead, including the reanimated corpse of his girlfriend, and his own body parts.

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Denise Bixler, and Sarah Barry

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The Exorcist (1973)

When a teenaged girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.

Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, and Lee J. Cobb

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Friday the 13th Part 6 – Jason Lives (1986)

The unstoppable Jason Voorhees returns as a supernatural zombie. Resurrected after being impaled on a metal pole during a lightning storm, he resumes his epic killing spree without missing a beat.

Stars: Thom Matthews, Davide Kagen, and Jennifer Cooke

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The Grudge (2004)

In this American remake of the Japanese horror classic, an American student working at a Japanese health center encounters a mysterious curse. Soon she finds herself fighting for her own sanity – and finally her survival.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Bill Pullman, and William Mapother

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Halloween (1978)

An insane murderer institutionalized since childhood escapes and goes on a homicidal rampage while his doctor desperately pursues him.

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, and P.J. Soles

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The Haunting (1963)

Based on the novel by Shirley Jackson, this critically-acclaimed thriller tells the tale of a small group of people, including an unstable young woman, who spend a night in a sinister house.

Stars: Julie Harris, Russ Tamblyn, and Claire Bloom

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The Haunting (1999)

This remake of the 1963 film trades the mood and minimalism of its predecessor for lavish set design and CGI extravagance. But the basic premise is the same: a small group of people by themselves in a scary house at night.

Stars: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Lili Taylor

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Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Kirsty is locked in a mental hospital after her ordeal with the horrific Cenobites in the originalHELLRAISER. Hospital director Dr. Channard takes a strong interest in her story and has plans for her in his ongoing occult investigations.

Stars: Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Cranham, and Clare Higgins

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House of 1,000 Corpses (2003)

As they run low on gas while driving cross-country in search of the ultimate American roadside attraction, a group of teens come across a museum of oddities, and grow fixated on investigating the mystery of a fabled local psycho known as Dr. Satan.

Stars: Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, and Karen Black

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House on Haunted Hill (1999)

Steven Price, an eccentric millionaire, invites a group of people to a supposedly haunted mansion that was once the site of an insane asylum. Price offers his guests $1,000,000 each if they can spend the whole night at the old house and not flee in terror.

Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, and Ali Larter

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Jaws (1975)

When a gigantic great white shark menaces the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

Stars: Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw

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The Legend of Hell House (1973)

Four people alleged to have extrasensory powers have gathered to spend a weekend in a house which is supposedly haunted, and either confirm or debunk the presence of ghosts.

Stars: Roddy McDowell, Pamela Franklin, and Clive Revill

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The Messengers (2007)

A spiritual darkness spreads over a seemingly serene sunflower farm in North Dakota. The farm’s unsuspecting owners, the Solomon family, are torn by suspicion, turmoil, and eventually murder.

Stars: Kristen Stewart, Penelope Ann Miller, and John Corbett

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A child molester burned alive by enraged parents comes back from the dead to take the lives of children in their dreams, in director Wes Craven’s classic horror story.

Stars: Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, and John Saxon

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The Others (2001)

A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, and Elaine Cassidy

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Paranormal Activity (2009)

Katie and Micah are a young couple who’ve just moved into their new home in San Diego. Katie believes that malignant spirits have accompanied her since childhood, but Micah is skeptical…

Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, and Mark Fredrichs

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Poltergeist (1982)

In a seemingly peaceful and manicured California suburb, the Freeling family’s home life is shattered when their daughter Carol Anne is abducted by malevolent spirits which soon take over the house.

Stars: Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, and Heather O’Rourke

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Psycho (1960)

A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer’s client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother

Stars: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, and Janet Leigh

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The Ring (2002)

A bizarre videotape makes the rounds in Seattle. Full of unsettling imagery and strange sounds, its viewers receive a phone call after watching it that tells them they will die in seven days.

Stars: Naomi Watts, Daveigh Chase, and Martin Henderson

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The Ring 2 (2005)

In an effort to leave their ordeal in Seattle behind, Rachel and her son relocate to a small town in Oregon. After finding a job writing for the local newspaper, Rachel learns of an unexplained murder that leads her to believe her supernatural troubles have not ended.

Stars: Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, and Elizabeth Perkins

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Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.

Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, and Ruth Gordon

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Saw IV (2007)

In this fourth installment of the grisly Saw franchise, the demented killer Jigsaw targets the only remaining law enforcement officer to have touched the case, SWAT Commander Rigg.

Stars: Tobin Bell, Lyriq Bent, and Scott Patterson

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Se7en (1995)

A gritty and atmospheric crime thriller about two cops, one new and one about to retire, pursuing a serial killer who’s using the seven deadly sins as his MO.

Stars: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, and Gwyneth Paltrow

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The Shining (1980)

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd

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The Shunned House (2003)

Based on an H.P. Lovecraft story, “The Shunned House” tells the stories of three people who died within the confines of a troubled chateau. While each tale comes from a different time period, their cumulative effect reveals the house’s hidden and tortured past.

Stars: Giuseppe Lorusso, Michael Segal, and Silvia Ferreri

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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn

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Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Director Tim Burton puts his own distinctive stamp on Washington Irving’s tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. In this telling, Crane is a New York City detective whose idiosyncratic methods have made him unpopular with his colleagues.

Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, and Jeffrey Jones

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Stir of Echoes (1999)

Tom Witzky is a typical working-class guy living in Chicago with his wife and son. One night at a party, he gets into a lively discussion with his sister-in-law, who believes in psychic communication and hypnosis…

Stars: Kevin Bacon, Illeana Douglas, and Kevin Dunn

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

When Sally hears that the Texas cemetery where her grandfather is buried has been vandalized, she and her friends pile into a van to see if grandpa’s remains are still in one piece. While in the area, they decide to visit grandfather’s old farmhouse.

Stars: Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, and Gunnar Hansen

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Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

After the Kriticos family moves into an isolated house, they stumble on its peculiar secret: it contains an elaborate, high-tech battery of moving glass walls that trap spirits inside. The spirits, which are only visible with specially-made spectacles, want to break out of their containment.

Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Shannon Elizabeth, and Alec Roberts

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