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The Shining (1980)

The Shining
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers
Rated R

The Shining is a 1980 psychological horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film stars Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, a writer and recovering alcoholic who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the isolated historic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. He moves in with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is gifted with "the shining", an array of psychic abilities that allow him to see into the hotel's horrific past. As tension and isolation mount, the supernatural forces inhabiting the hotel begin to influence Jack's sanity, and his dark descent into madness ensues. With Wendy and Danny in danger, they must find a way to escape before Jack's disintegration of sanity is complete. The film is noted for its brilliant cinematography and psychological themes, as well as its numerous references to classic works of literature.

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Pan's Labyrinth
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Guillermo del Toro, starring Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú
Rated R

Pan's Labyrinth is a dark fantasy movie by Guillermo del Toro set in 1944 Spain during the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. The movie follows a young girl named Ofelia who discovers a magical and dangerous world of fairies and monsters hidden in the depths of the post-war countryside. As Ofelia attempts to navigate the mysteries of the labyrinth and its inhabitants, she must also contend with her new stepfather, the ruthless Vidal, a captain in Franco's army. The movie tells a story of courage, resistance, and ultimately, a quest for freedom in a world filled with violence and oppression.

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From William Friedkin, starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb
Rated R

The Exorcist is a 1973 horror film directed by William Friedkin, based on the 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty. The film centers around a 12-year-old girl named Regan MacNeil, who begins to display increasingly disturbing behavior in her home in Washington, D.C. Her mother, Chris, consults a number of doctors and psychiatrists but none can offer any explanation for the girl's behavior. After a series of increasingly disturbing events, Chris contacts a local priest, Father Damien Karras, for help. Karras joins forces with another priest, Father Lankester Merrin, to attempt an exorcism on the girl – a task that will prove to be extremely dangerous and life-threatening to all involved. The Exorcist is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential horror films of all time. It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, ultimately winning two. It was also selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Evil Dead II (1987)

Evil Dead II
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva
Rated R

Evil Dead II is a horror comedy film directed by Sam Raimi. The film is the sequel to The Evil Dead (1981). The film stars Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, a stock clerk who is sent to a secluded cabin in the woods, where he releases evil forces from a book known as the Necronomicon. Ash battles the evil undead and demonic forces of the Evil Dead in order to survive. He also has to face his own personal demons as he struggles to make sense of the horrific events unfolding around him. The film features an intense mix of humor and horror, along with spectacular camera work and special effects. In the end, Ash is able to defeat the Evil Dead and leave the cabin with his sanity intact.

Get Out (2017)

Get Out
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Jordan Peele, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener
Rated R

Get Out is a horror-thriller film written and directed by Jordan Peele. It follows the story of an African-American man, Chris Washington, who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate. At first, they appear to be a friendly and welcoming bunch, but soon Chris discovers a sinister secret that they are hiding. He must fight to escape the estate and its insidious inhabitants, while uncovering the dark truth behind his girlfriend's family. Get Out is a psychological horror film that touches on themes of racism, oppression, and the struggle of identity.

The Conjuring (2013)

The Conjuring
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From James Wan, starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor
Rated R

The Conjuring is a horror film directed by James Wan and released in 2013. It tells the story of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, who are called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a remote farmhouse. As the Warrens investigate, they discover a powerful, ancient evil force that is taking over the family. With the help of their faith and the Warrens' special knowledge of the paranormal, the family must battle the evil forces of the supernatural in order to survive. The Conjuring is a terrifying journey into the unknown, as the Warrens are forced to confront the most powerful evil they have ever encountered.

A Quiet Place (2018)

A Quiet Place
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From John Krasinski, starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe
Rated PG-13

A Quiet Place is a 2018 horror/thriller film directed by John Krasinski and co-written by Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and Krasinski. The movie follows the Abbott family, a family of four, as they struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where the slightest sound can attract the attention of dangerous creatures that hunt by sound. To stay alive, the family must remain quiet and maintain a strict set of rules. The film follows the family as they navigate their way through the dangers of their silent world while fighting to stay alive and protect each other.

28 Days Later... (2002)

28 Days Later...
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Danny Boyle, starring Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer
Rated R

28 Days Later... is a British horror film directed by Danny Boyle and released in 2002. The movie focuses on a man who wakes from a coma to find that a virus has infected the entire population of England and turned them into mindless, rage-filled zombies. He joins forces with a group of survivors as they attempt to make their way across the country in search of safety. Along the way, they face many obstacles, including the remaining human survivors, who have become just as dangerous as the zombies. In the end, the group must confront the source of the virus in order to save humanity.

The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker
Rated NC-17

Army of Darkness (1992)

Army of Darkness
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie
Rated R

REC (2007)

REC
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza, starring Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Pablo Rosso
Rated R

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

The Conjuring 2
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From James Wan, starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor
Rated R

Hereditary (2018)

Hereditary
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Ari Aster, starring Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff
Rated R

It (2017)

It
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Andy Muschietti, starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis
Rated R

The Descent (2005)

The Descent
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Neil Marshall, starring Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder
Rated R

Cube (1997)

Cube
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Vincenzo Natali, starring Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller
Rated R

A Quiet Place Part II (2020)

A Quiet Place Part II
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Krasinski, starring Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, John Krasinski
Rated PG-13

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lane
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Dan Trachtenberg, starring John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin
Rated PG-13

The Ring (2002)

The Ring
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Gore Verbinski, starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman
Rated PG-13

The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

The Cabin in the Woods
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Drew Goddard, starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz
Rated R

Orphan (2009)

Orphan
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jaume Collet-Serra, starring Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder
Rated R

28 Weeks Later (2007)

28 Weeks Later
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, starring Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau
Rated R

Sinister (2012)

Sinister
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Scott Derrickson, starring Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Thompson
Rated R

Insidious (2010)

Insidious
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From James Wan, starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye
Rated PG-13

The Babadook (2014)

The Babadook
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Jennifer Kent, starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney
Rated Not Rated

 



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