Movies like American Gothic 1987

When six friends fly off on a weekend getaway and are suddenly plagued by engine trouble, they're forced to land on a remote island. Looking for shelter, they're grateful to encounter Ma and Pa and their children - an eccentric family living in the island's backwoods. But what begins as simple hospitality turns into a terrifying race for survival as the friends start disappearing one by one ... and turning up dead.

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1 Halloween III: Season Of The Witch 1982

Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a halloween mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company. The company's owner, Conal Cochran, wants to return Halloween to its darker roots using his masks -- and his unspeakable scheme would unleash death and destruction across the country.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction

Director:

Tommy Lee Wallace

Country:

United States of America
4.9

2 Prom Night 1980

This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, but when they start being murdered, one by one, it's clear that someone knows the truth. Also coping with the past are members of the dead girl's family, most notably her prom-queen sister, Kim Hammond (Jamie Lee Curtis).

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Paul Lynch

Writers:

William Gray (screenplay), Robert Guza Jr. (from a story by)

Country:

Canada
5.4

3 Black Christmas 1974

A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Bob Clark

Writer:

Roy Moore (screenplay)

Country:

Canada
7.2

4 The Hills Have Eyes 1977

On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
6.3

5 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 1986

Chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface is up to his cannibalistic ways once again, along with the rest of his twisted clan, including the equally disturbed Chop-Top. This time, the masked killer has set his sights on pretty disc jockey Vanita "Stretch" Brock, who teams up with Texas lawman Lefty Enright to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair, a macabre abandoned amusement park.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

L.M. Kit Carson, Tobe Hooper (film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre")

Country:

United States of America
5.6

6 The Burning 1981

A caretaker at a summer camp is burned when a prank goes tragically wrong. After several years of intensive treatment at hospital, he is released back into society, albeit missing some social skills. What follows is a bloody killing spree with the caretaker making his way back to his old stomping ground to confront one of the youths that accidently burned him.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tony Maylam

Writers:

Harvey Weinstein (original story), Tony Maylam (original story) | 4 more credits »

Countries:

United States of America, Canada
6.4

7 Piranha 1978

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction, Comedy

Director:

Joe Dante

Writers:

Richard Robinson (story), John Sayles (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.9

8 The Funhouse 1981

Rebellious teen Amy defies her parents by going to a trashy carnival that has pulled into town. In tow are her boyfriend, Buzz, and their friends Liz and Richie. Thinking it would be fun to spend the night in the campy "Funhouse" horror ride, the teens witness a murder by a deformed worker wearing a mask. Locked in, Amy and her friends must evade the murderous carnival workers and escape before it leaves town the next day.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writer:

Lawrence J. Block (as Larry Block)

Country:

United States of America
5.9

9 Cherry Falls 2000

Cherry Falls is a quiet little town - until the night that a serial killer begins preying on its youth. After a third teen is found slain, the killer's modus operandi emerges: the victims were all virgins. Sheriff Marken is concerned for the safety of the teens in general and in particular his own daughter Jody, who is still a virgin...

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Geoffrey Wright

Writer:

Ken Selden

Country:

United States of America
5.2

10 The Slumber Party Massacre 1982

An 18-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and decides to have a slumber party. Meanwhile, a mass murderer with a propensity for power tools has escaped from prison, and eventually makes his way to the party where the guests begin dropping off one by one.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Amy Holden Jones (as Amy Jones)

Writer:

Rita Mae Brown

Country:

United States of America
5.7

11 Body Bags 1993

Three tales, each more terrifying than the last. . . . A woman who is stalked by an axe-weilding maniac . . . a man who pays the ultimate price for a beautiful head of hair . . . and a vision of life—seen through the eyes of a killer.

Genres:

TV Movie, Horror

Country:

United States of America
6.1

12 When A Stranger Calls 1979

A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Fred Walton

Country:

United States of America
6.5

13 Friday The 13th: A New Beginning 1985

Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway house for troubled teens where he now lives, it seems like his nightmarish nemesis, Jason, is back for more sadistic slaughters. But as things spiral out of control and the body count rises, Tommy begins to wonder if he’s become the killer he fears most.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Danny Steinmann

Writers:

Martin Kitrosser (story by), David Cohen (story by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
4.8

14 The Fog 1980

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses a mystical fire; and hitchhiker Elizabeth discovers the mutilated corpse of a fisherman. Then a mysterious iridescent fog descends upon the village, and more people start to die.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

John Carpenter

Country:

United States of America
6.8

15 Xtro 1982

Tony's father Sam, abducted by aliens three years earlier, returns to earth and seeks out his wife and son, but Rachel has since been living with Joe and the reunion is awkward. Joe doesn't trust Sam, and Rachel can't quite decide what her feelings are for her two men. Sam is not the same as when he left, and he begins affecting Tony in frightening ways.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Horror

Country:

United Kingdom
5.6

16 Night Of The Demons 1988

While conducting a seance during a Halloween party, high-school seniors unlock the demon that remains locked in the crematorium.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Kevin Tenney (as Kevin S. Tenney)

Writer:

Joe Augustyn

Country:

United States of America
6.2

17 The Exorcist III 1990

Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased serial killer. It eventually leads him to a catatonic patient in a psychiatric hospital who has recently started to speak, claiming he is the The Gemini and detailing the murders, but bears a striking resemblance to Father Damien Karras.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror, Mystery

Writers:

William Peter Blatty (screenplay), William Peter Blatty (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

18 The Night Flier 1997

Two investigative reporters for a tabloid magazine track down across country "The Night Flier", a serial killer who travels by private plane stalking victims in rural airports. One of the reporters, Richard Dees, begins to suspect that "the Night Flier could perhaps be a vampire"

Genres:

Mystery, Horror, Fantasy

Director:

Mark Pavia

Writers:

Stephen King (story), Mark Pavia (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Italy, United States of America
6

19 Dead Of Night 1974

A young soldier who was thought to be killed in the line of duty in Vietnam returns home shortly thereafter, much to the confusion of his family. Upon his return, he exhibits strange, withdrawn behavior and begins wandering the streets at night.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Bob Clark

Writer:

Alan Ormsby (screenplay)

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.7

20 Christmas Evil 1980

A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Lewis Jackson

Writer:

Lewis Jackson

Country:

United States of America
5.5

21 Return Of The Living Dead II 1988

A group of kids discover one of the drums containing a rotting corpse and release the 2-4-5 Trioxin gas into the air, causing the dead to once again rise from the grave and seek out brains.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Ken Wiederhorn

Writer:

Ken Wiederhorn

Country:

United States of America
5.8

22 Prom Night II 1987

When Hamilton High's Prom Queen of 1957, Mary Lou Maloney is killed by her jilted boyfriend, she comes back for revenge 30 years later. Bill Nordham is now the principle of Hamilton High and his son is about to attend the prom with Vicki Carpenter. However, she is possessed by Mary Lou Maloney after opening a trunk in the school's basement. Now Bill must face the horror he left behind in 1957.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Bruce Pittman

Writer:

Ron Oliver (screenplay)

Country:

Canada
5.7

23 Popcorn 1991

A horror film festival, held in a theater which was once the scene of a tragic fire, turns into a real life horror show.

Genre:

Horror

Directors:

Mark Herrier, Alan Ormsby (uncredited)

Writers:

Mitchell Smith (story), Alan Ormsby (screenplay) (as Tod Hackett)

Country:

United States of America
5.8

24 Mother's Day (1980 Movie) 1980