Horror


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2007 23 Nov 2007 R 78 min ThrillerMysteryHorror
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
AWARDS
16 wins & 12 nominations.
WRITER
Jaume Balagueró, Luiso Berdejo, Paco Plaza
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2009 02 Oct 2009 R 85 min ThrillerHorror
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The medical Dr. Owen leads a three-men SWAT team inside the sealed off building to get blood sample from the girl Medeiros to develop an antidote. They are attacked by the zombie-like creatures and Dr. Owen locks a zombie inside a room using a crucifix. He discloses that the patient zero was possessed by the evil and the Vatican sent him to save mankind. Further, they will only leave the building under his voice command. Meanwhile, three teenagers follow a fireman and a man that breaks into the building through the sewage system to rescue his colleague and daughter respectively and they are trapped inside. They are lured and release the evil creature that was locked by Dr. Owen in a room. Out of the blue, the lead team meets the journalist Ângela Vidal hidden inside the building.
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5 wins & 3 nominations.
WRITER
Jaume Balagueró, Manu Díez, Paco Plaza
1408
2007 22 Jun 2007 PG-13 104 min Horror
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The cynical and skeptical writer Mike Enslin writes books evaluating supernatural phenomena in hotels, graveyards and other haunted places, usually debunking the mystery. While writing his latest book, he travels from Los Angeles to New York to spend one night in the Dolphin Hotel's evil room 1408, which is permanently unavailable for guests. The reluctant manager Mr. Gerald Olin objects to his request and offers an upgrade, expensive booze and finally relates the death of more than fifty guests over decades in the cursed room. However Mike threatens Mr. Olin, promising to sue the hotel, and is finally allowed to check into the room. Later in the night, he finds that guests of room 1408, once they have checked in, might never leave the room alive.
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4 wins & 8 nominations.
WRITER
Matt Greenberg (screenplay), Scott Alexander (screenplay), Larry Karaszewski (screenplay), Stephen King (short story)
2001 Maniacs
2005 13 Jul 2006 R 87 min ComedyHorror
While traveling on vacation to Florida, the college friends Anderson Lee, Cory Jones and Nelson Elliot meet the gorgeous Joey and Kat in a gas station traveling with their gay friend Ricky to the same location. Anderson gives his phone number to Joey in Florida. The teenagers decide to take a shortcut and they find a detour through an old road leading to the Southern town of Pleasant Valley. They are welcomed by the local Mayor Buckman as guests of honor together with Joey, Kat, Ricky and the Afro-American biker Malcolm and his Chinese girlfriend Leah and invited to stay for their Guts and Glory Jubilee with free lodging, meals and booze at Granny Boone's hotel, and dancing, games and a mouth-watering barbecue in the climax of the jubilee. The group accepts the invitation but sooner they find who will supply the meat for the feast.
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1 nomination.
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Chris Kobin, Tim Sullivan
2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
2010 29 Apr 2010 R 84 min ComedyHorror
When this year's round of unsuspecting Northerners fail to show up for their annual Guts N' Glory Jamboree, the residents of Pleasant Valley take their cannibalistic carnival on the road ...
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N/A
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Chris Kobin (screenplay), Tim Sullivan (screenplay), Christopher Tuffin (screenplay)
28 Days Later...
2002 27 Jun 2003 R 113 min Horror
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Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.
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9 wins & 26 nominations.
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Alex Garland
28 Weeks Later
2007 11 May 2007 R 100 min Sci-FiHorror
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Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.
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2 wins & 12 nominations.
WRITER
Rowan Joffe (screenplay), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (screenplay), Enrique López Lavigne (screenplay), Jesús Olmo (screenplay)
30 Days of Night
2007 19 Oct 2007 R 113 min ThrillerHorror
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After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.
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12 nominations.
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Steve Niles (screenplay), Stuart Beattie (screenplay), Brian Nelson (screenplay), Steve Niles (comic), Ben Templesmith (comic)
A Bucket of Blood
1959 21 Oct 1959 APPROVED 66 min ComedyHorror
A frustrated and talentless artist finds acclaim for a plaster covered dead cat that is mistaken as a skillful statuette. Soon the desire for more praise leads to an increasingly deadly series of works.
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N/A
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Charles B. Griffith (screenplay)
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A Nightmare on Elm Street
1984 16 Nov 1984 R 91 min Horror
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On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends (comprising Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz) are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Fred Krueger. Nancy must think quickly, as Fred tries to pick them off one by one. When he has you in your sleep, who is there to save you?
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2 wins & 3 nominations.
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Wes Craven
Alien
1979 22 Jun 1979 R 117 min Sci-FiHorror
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The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 19 nominations.
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Dan O'Bannon (story), Ronald Shusett (story), Dan O'Bannon (screenplay)
Alien: Resurrection
1997 26 Nov 1997 R 109 min ActionSci-FiHorror
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200 years after the conclusion of Alien 3, the Company is able to resurrect Ripley through the process of cloning and the scientists successfully take the Queen Alien out of her. But, Ripley's DNA gets mixed up with the Queen's and she begins to develop certain alien characteristics. The scientists begin breeding the aliens, but they later escape. Soon the Xeno-morphs are running amok on the ship, which is on course to Earth. The Queen then gives birth to a deadly new breed of alien, which could spell disaster for the entire human race. It's up to Ripley and a band of space pirates to stop the ship before it reaches Earth.
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5 wins & 16 nominations.
WRITER
Dan O'Bannon (characters), Ronald Shusett (characters), Joss Whedon
Alien³
1992 22 May 1992 R 114 min Sci-FiHorror
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Ripley continues to be stalked by a savage alien, after her escape pod crashes on a prison planet.
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 19 nominations.
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Dan O'Bannon (characters), Ronald Shusett (characters), Vincent Ward (story), David Giler (screenplay), Walter Hill (screenplay), Larry Ferguson (screenplay)
Aliens
1986 18 Jul 1986 R 137 min ActionSci-FiHorror
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Fifty seven years after Ellen Ripley survived her disastrous ordeal, her escape vessel is recovered after drifting across the galaxy as she slept in cryogenic stasis. Back on earth, nobody believed her story about the "Aliens" on the planet LV-426. After the "Company" orders the colony on LV-426 to investigate, however, all communication with the colony is lost. The Company enlists Ripley to aid a team of tough, rugged space marines on a rescue mission to the now partially terraformed planet to find out if there are aliens or survivors. As the mission unfolds, Ripley will be forced to come to grips with her worst nightmare, but even as she does, she finds that the worst is yet to come.
AWARDS
Won 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 22 nominations.
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James Cameron (story), David Giler (story), Walter Hill (story), Dan O'Bannon (characters), Ronald Shusett (characters), James Cameron (screenplay)
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
2007 25 Dec 2007 R 94 min ActionSci-FiHorror
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Warring alien and predator races descend on a small town, where unsuspecting residents must band together for any chance of survival.
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4 nominations.
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Shane Salerno, Dan O'Bannon ("Alien" characters), Ronald Shusett ("Alien" characters), Jim Thomas ("Predator" characters), John Thomas ("Predator" characters)
An American Haunting
2005 05 May 2006 PG-13 83 min ThrillerMysteryHorror
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In 2006, in Red River, Tennessee, a teenager has frequent nightmares. Her mother reads an old letter from 1817 written by her ancestor, Lucy Bell. After a dispute of lands judged by the church, her husband John Bell is cursed by his opponent Kathe Batts, who has a fame of being a witch. From this moment on, an entity threatens John and her daughter Betsy Bell, attacking the girl during the nights. With the support of Betsy's school teacher Richard Powell, who tries to find rational explanations for the manifestation; her brother John Bell Jr.; and their friend James Johnston, who unsuccessfully tries to exorcize the entity from the house, the family does their best to protect Betsy in the haunted house.
AWARDS
5 nominations.
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Brent Monahan (novel), Courtney Solomon
An American Werewolf in London
1981 21 Aug 1981 R 97 min FantasyComedyHorror
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Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
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John Landis
An American Werewolf in Paris
1997 25 Dec 1997 R 105 min FantasyComedyHorror
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An American man unwittingly gets involved with French werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.
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3 wins & 1 nomination.
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John Landis (characters in An American Werewolf in London), Tim Burns, Tom Stern, Anthony Waller
Angel Heart
1987 06 Mar 1987 X 113 min ThrillerMysteryHorror
Harry Angel has a new case, to find a man called Johnny Favourite. Except things aren't quite that simple and Johnny doesn't want to be found. Let's just say that amongst the period detail and beautiful scenery, it all gets really really nasty.
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2 wins & 3 nominations.
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William Hjortsberg (novel), Alan Parker (screenplay)
Audition
1999 03 Mar 2000 R 115 min DramaThrillerHorror
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In Tokyo, Shigeharu Aoyama is a widower that grieves the loss of his wife and raises his son Shigehiko Aoyama alone. Seven years later, the teenage Shigehiko asks why his middle-aged father does not remarry and Shigeharu meets his friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa, who is a film producer, and tells his intention. However, Shigeharu has difficulties to approach to available women to date and Yasuhisa decide to organize a sham audition for casting the lead actress for the fake movie. They receive several portfolios of candidates and Shigeharu becomes obsessed by the gorgeous Asami Yamazaki. Despite the advice of the experienced Yasuhisa, Shigeharu calls Asami to date and he falls for her. But who is the mysterious Asami?
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4 wins & 2 nominations.
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Ryû Murakami (novel), Daisuke Tengan (screenplay)
Bangkok Haunted
2001 26 Jul 2005 N/A 130 min MysteryHorror
Three young women gathered in a coffee bar in Bangkok tell and discuss three original ghost stories with each other. The first tale: In Bangkok, the young Jieb receives an ancient drum not ...
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N/A
WRITER
Pisut Praesangeam
Black Christmas
2006 25 Dec 2006 R 84 min ThrillerHorror
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In the 70's, the boy Billy is born with yellow skin due to a liver disease and his dysfunctional mother rejects him. Later he witnesses his mother and her lover killing his beloved father and burying him in the basement of their house, and he is locked in the attic alone along his childhood. When he is a teenager, he is sexually abused by his mother and she has a baby girl called Agnes. During Christmas, the deranged Billy escapes from his imprisonment, kills his mother and stepfather and blinds one eye of Agnes. He is declared insane and his sister is sent to an orphanage. In the present days, Billy escapes from the Clark Sanatorium to spend Christmas with his family. Meanwhile, his former house is the Delta Alpha Kappa sorority house in the campus of the Clement University, and the housemother and the sisters Kelli Presley, Dana, Lauren Hannon, Megan, Heather, Megan Helms, Melissa and Eve Agnew are preparing the house for Christmas party in a stormy night while Clair Crosby is in her room writing a card to bury the hatchet with her sister. When three sisters vanish, the others receive weird phone calls and believe something is wrong, but they find that they are trapped in the location.
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1 nomination.
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Glen Morgan (screenplay), Roy Moore
Black Christmas
1974 20 Dec 1974 R 98 min ThrillerMysteryHorror
It's time for Christmas break, and the sorority sisters make plans for the holiday, but the strange anonymous phone calls are beginning to put them on edge. When Clare disappears, they contact the police, who don't express much concern. Meanwhile Jess is planning to get an abortion, but boyfriend Peter is very much against it. The police finally begin to get concerned when a 13-year-old girl is found dead in the park. They set up a wiretap to the sorority house, but will they be in time to prevent a sorority girl attrition problem?
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2 wins & 2 nominations.
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Roy Moore (screenplay)
Black Rock
2012 17 May 2013 R 83 min ThrillerHorror
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Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls' weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.
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N/A
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Mark Duplass (screenplay), Katie Aselton (story)
Black Sheep
2006 29 Mar 2007 NOT RATED 87 min Sci-FiComedyHorror
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An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm.
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5 wins & 5 nominations.
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WRITER
Jonathan King