Horror Animals

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Horror Animals

Dozens of films have explored Horror Animals. Here are 25 of the top ones.

Jaws (1975)

Jaws
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Steven Spielberg, starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary
Rated PG

Jaws is a 1975 American thriller directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. It tells the story of a giant, man-eating great white shark that preys upon a small resort town in Amity Island, prompting the local police chief, a marine biologist, and a professional shark hunter to hunt it down. The film stars Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, and Murray Hamilton. The film is set in the fictional town of Amity Island, where a series of shark attacks begin to terrorize the local community. Despite the warnings of the local police chief, Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) insists that the beaches remain open in order to protect the town's lucrative tourist industry. After the shark causes more havoc and loss of life, Brody and a team of experts set out to track down and destroy the beast before it can do any more damage. The film culminates in a thrilling climax as the protagonists fight a terrifying battle against the great white shark and its immense power. Jaws was a critical and commercial success, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time in its release year, and earning

The Birds (1963)

The Birds
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Alfred Hitchcock, starring Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette
Rated PG-13

The Birds is a classic horror film by Alfred Hitchcock released in 1963. The movie follows the story of a wealthy socialite, Melanie Daniels, who travels to a small coastal town to meet Mitch Brenner. During her stay, mysterious and violent bird attacks begin to terrorize the townspeople. As the attacks worsen, Melanie and Mitch must find a way to survive while trying to uncover the source of the birds’ strange behavior. The movie ends with Melanie and Mitch’s relationship strengthened and the birds finally departing. Despite the lack of a clear explanation for the birds’ attacks, The Birds remains an intense and eerie film.

Gremlins (1984)

Gremlins
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Joe Dante, starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie
Rated PG

Moby Dick (1956)

Moby Dick
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Huston, starring Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice
Rated Not Rated

King Kong (2005)

King Kong
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Peter Jackson, starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann
Rated PG-13

The Host (2006)

The Host
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Bong Joon Ho, starring Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-Bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona
Rated R

The Mist (2007)

The Mist
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Frank Darabont, starring Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher
Rated R

Cloverfield (2008)

Cloverfield
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Matt Reeves, starring Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan, T.J. Miller
Rated PG-13

Pacific Rim (2013)

Pacific Rim
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Guillermo del Toro, starring Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day
Rated PG-13

The Monster Squad (1987)

The Monster Squad
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Fred Dekker, starring Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr
Rated PG-13

Dog Soldiers (2002)

Dog Soldiers
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Neil Marshall, starring Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham
Rated R

Ginger Snaps (2000)

Ginger Snaps
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From John Fawcett, starring Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers
Rated Not Rated

The Grey (2011)

The Grey
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Joe Carnahan, starring Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Dallas Roberts
Rated R

Phenomena (1985)

Phenomena
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Dario Argento, starring Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Dalila Di Lazzaro
Rated R

Nightbreed (1990)

Nightbreed
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Clive Barker, starring Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Anne Bobby, Charles Haid
Rated R

Arachnophobia (1990)

Arachnophobia
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Frank Marshall, starring Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, John Goodman, Harley Jane Kozak
Rated PG-13

Godzilla (2014)

Godzilla
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Gareth Edwards, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe
Rated PG-13

Tarantula (1955)

Tarantula
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Jack Arnold, starring John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva
Rated Approved

The Sea Beast (1926)

The Sea Beast
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Millard Webb, starring John Barrymore, Dolores Costello, George O'Hara, Mike Donlin

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Jun Fukuda, starring Masaaki Daimon, Kazuya Aoyama, Reiko Tajima, Akihiko Hirata
Rated G

Willard (2003)

Willard
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Glen Morgan, starring Crispin Glover, R. Lee Ermey, Laura Harring, Jackie Burroughs
Rated PG-13

Deep Rising (1998)

Deep Rising
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Stephen Sommers, starring Treat Williams, Famke Janssen, Anthony Heald, Kevin J. O'Connor
Rated R

Splinter (2008)

Splinter
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Toby Wilkins, starring Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Charles Baker
Rated R

Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Deep Blue Sea
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Renny Harlin, starring Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, Jacqueline McKenzie
Rated R

It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

It Came from Beneath the Sea
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Robert Gordon, starring Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis, Ian Keith
Rated Not Rated

 



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