Mystery Horror Movies

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Mystery Horror Movies

Ever viewed these Mystery Horror Movies? We know you'll find some new picks. We listed 24 of the best ones.

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 horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd. It is based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film follows Jack Torrance, an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic, who accepts a position as the off-season caretaker of the isolated and majestic Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. Jack and his family move into the hotel, where Jack begins to experience increasingly strange and frightening visions. As Jack's mental state deteriorates and his supernatural experiences become more vivid and dangerous, his wife Wendy and son Danny must battle the ghosts of the past to save themselves and the hotel from Jack's descent into madness.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From David Fincher, starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård
Rated R

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 crime thriller directed by David Fincher and based on the novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson. The film follows investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) as they uncover the dark secrets behind the disappearance of a wealthy industrialist's niece 40 years earlier. Together, they must confront a twisted web of corruption and deceit that involves a sadistic killer and a powerful family legacy. Along the way, they discover the truth behind the mysterious girl with the dragon tattoo.

Misery (1990)

Misery
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Rob Reiner, starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen
Rated R

Misery is a 1990 psychological horror film directed by Rob Reiner and based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The movie stars James Caan as novelist Paul Sheldon, and Kathy Bates as his deranged number one fan, Annie Wilkes. After a car accident leaves Sheldon stranded in a remote Colorado town, Wilkes takes him into her home to nurse him back to health. As the days go by, Wilkes reveals her obsessive nature and her control over Sheldon increases, eventually leading to a deadly game of cat and mouse. With no escape in sight, Sheldon must rely on his wits to survive Wilkes’ twisted mind games, while also attempting to come up with a way to get away.

Zodiac (2007)

Zodiac
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From David Fincher, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards
Rated R

Zodiac is a 2007 mystery-thriller film directed by David Fincher, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Robert Graysmith. The film follows a cartoonist and two SFPD detectives as they investigate the mysterious Zodiac Killer, an unidentified serial killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Zodiac Killer's identity remains unknown to this day. Through their investigation, the characters discover clues that point to a suspect, but the case ultimately remains unsolved. The film also follows the personal lives of the three main characters and how their dedication to the investigation impacts their relationships and lives. As the investigation progresses, the viewer is drawn into the increasingly complex web of evidence that leads to the truth.

The Game (1997)

The Game
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From David Fincher, starring Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn
Rated R

The Game is a psychological thriller starring Michael Douglas as Nicholas Van Orton, a wealthy but emotionally isolated investment banker. After receiving a mysterious gift from his brother, Van Orton agrees to participate in a game that blurs the line between reality and fantasy. The game, orchestrated by a company called Consumer Recreation Services, takes the form of a series of increasingly elaborate pranks designed to turn Van Orton's life upside down and push him to his physical and mental limits. As the game progresses, Van Orton finds himself pursued by mysterious figures, on the run from the police, and in danger of losing his life and those of his loved ones. He must ultimately confront the dark secrets of his past, the consequences of his choices, and the cost of attempting to control his life.

The Others (2001)

The Others
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Alejandro Amenábar, starring Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan, Alakina Mann
Rated PG-13

The Others is a supernatural horror film written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar and starring Nicole Kidman. Set in 1945 England, the story follows Grace Stewart (Kidman), a devoutly religious woman struggling to take care of her two young children in a large, isolated, and foreboding gothic mansion. After her husband mysteriously disappears during World War II, Grace discovers that the house is haunted by two ghostly figures. In order to protect her children, she must confront the spirits and uncover a shocking family secret. The Others is a suspenseful and atmospheric thriller that explores themes of faith, loss, and isolation.

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

A Tale of Two Sisters
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jee-woon Kim, starring Lim Soo-jung, Yum Jung-ah, Kim Kap-su, Moon Geun-young
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

Insidious (2010)

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

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

One Hour Photo (2002)

One Hour Photo
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Mark Romanek, starring Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Dylan Smith
Rated R

Eden Lake (2008)

Eden Lake
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From James Watkins, starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O'Connell
Rated R

The Last House on the Left (2009)

The Last House on the Left
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Dennis Iliadis, starring Garret Dillahunt, Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Bowen
Rated R

Secret Window (2004)

Secret Window
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From David Koepp, starring Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton
Rated PG-13

Pet Sematary (1989)

Pet Sematary
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Mary Lambert, starring Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, Brad Greenquist
Rated R

Paranormal Activity (2007)

Paranormal Activity
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Oren Peli, starring Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong
Rated R

The Uninvited (2009)

The Uninvited
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Charles Guard, Thomas Guard, starring Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, Elizabeth Banks, David Strathairn
Rated PG-13

Bug (2006)

Bug
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From William Friedkin, starring Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr., Lynn Collins
Rated R

The Strangers (2008)

The Strangers
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Bryan Bertino, starring Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Alex Fisher
Rated R

Wrong Turn (2003)

Wrong Turn
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Rob Schmidt, starring Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Desmond Harrington
Rated R

The Grudge (2004)

The Grudge
★★★★
★★★★
2.4 out of 4 stars

From Takashi Shimizu, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea DuVall, William Mapother
Rated PG-13

Joshua (2007)

Joshua
★★★★
★★★★
2.3 out of 4 stars

From George Ratliff, starring Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Jacob Kogan, Celia Weston
Rated R

Hush (1998)

Hush
★★★★
★★★★
2.2 out of 4 stars

From Jonathan Darby, starring Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnathon Schaech, Nina Foch
Rated PG-13

See No Evil (2006)

See No Evil
★★★★
★★★★
2 out of 4 stars

From Gregory Dark, starring Glenn Jacobs, Christina Vidal, Michael J. Pagan, Samantha Noble
Rated R

Godsend (2004)

Godsend
★★★★
★★★★
1.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Frank M. Calo, Nick Hamm, starring Robert De Niro, Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn, Cameron Bright
Rated PG-13

 



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