Movies like Cat's Eye 1985

Three short stories by shock-meister Stephen King are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next in this creepy triptych that begins as Dick (James Woods) tries to quit smoking by any means necessary. Next, we meet Johnny, an adulterous man who's forced by his lover's husband onto a building's hazardous ledge. Finally, Amanda is threatened by an evil gnome who throws suspicion on the family cat.

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1 Fright Night 1985

Nobody believes teenager Charley Brewster when he discovers that his suave new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige, is a vampire. So when the bloodsucker starts stalking Charley, he turns to has-been actor Peter Vincent, famed for portraying a ghoul hunter. Unfortunately for the would-be vampire slayers, Dandrige has set his sights on Charley's girlfriend.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tom Holland

Writer:

Tom Holland

Country:

United States of America
7.1

2 Adventures In Babysitting 1987

When plans with her boyfriend fall through, high school senior Chris Parker ends up babysitting the Anderson kids, Brad and Sara. What should be a quiet night in, however, turns into a series of ridiculous exploits, starting when they leave the house to pick up Chris' friend Brenda. Soon, Brad's buddy Daryl is involved, and the group must contend with car thieves, blues musicians and much more.

Genre:

Comedy

Director:

Chris Columbus

Writer:

David Simkins

Country:

United States of America
6.9

3 Pet Sematary 1989

Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable.

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Director:

Mary Lambert

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), Stephen King (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.6

4 Thinner 1996

A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate lawyer as he draws closer to his own death, and grows ever thinner.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Tom Holland

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), Michael McDowell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.8

5 The Omen 1976

Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Richard Donner

Writer:

David Seltzer

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5

6 Christine 1983

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie's girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

Stephen King (based upon the novel by), Bill Phillips (screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

7 Sleepwalkers 1992

Charles Brady and his mother, Mary, are the last of a dying breed whose needs are not of this world. They are Sleepwalkers - able to stay alive only by feeding on the life-force of the innocent, but destined to roam the earth, avoiding discovery while searching for their next victim. That search takes them to the sleepy little town of Travis, Indiana, where beautiful teenager Tanya Robertson is about to become an unwilling pawn in their nightmarish fight for survival.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Mick Garris

Writer:

Stephen King

Country:

United States of America
5.3

8 Stir Of Echoes 1999

After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom Witzky begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

David Koepp

Writers:

Richard Matheson (novel), David Koepp (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7

9 Dreamscape 1984

A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in his sleep from a heart attack Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in the dreams somehow and that is causing them to die in real life. He must find a way to stop the abuse of the power to enter dreams.

Genre:

Adventure

Director:

Joseph Ruben

Writers:

David Loughery (story), David Loughery (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

10 The Frighteners 1996

Once an architect, Frank Bannister now passes himself off as an exorcist of evil spirits. To bolster his facade, he claims his "special" gift is the result of a car accident that killed his wife. But what he does not count on is more people dying in the small town where he lives. As he tries to piece together the supernatural mystery of these killings, he falls in love with the wife of one of the victims and deals with a crazy FBI agent.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

Peter Jackson

Countries:

New Zealand, United States of America
7.1

11 Firestarter 1984

As youths, Andy McGee and his future wife, Vicky, participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple's daughter, Charlie, begins to exhibit the ability of setting fires solely with her mind. This volatile talent makes the youngster extremely dangerous and soon she becomes a target for the enigmatic agency known as "The Shop."

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Mark L. Lester

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), Stanley Mann

Country:

United States of America
6.1

12 Silver Bullet 1985

The small city of Tarker's Mill is startled by a series of sadistic murders. The population fears that this is the work of a maniac. During a search a mysterious, hairy creature is observed. This strange appearance is noticed once a month. People lock themselves up at night, but there's one boy who's still outside, he's preparing the barbecue.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Daniel Attias

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), Stephen King (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.4

13 Arachnophobia 1990

A large spider from the jungles of South America is accidentally transported in a crate with a dead body to America where it mates with a local spider. Soon after, the residents of a small California town disappear as the result of spider bites from the deadly spider offspring. It's up to a couple of doctors with the help of an insect exterminator to annihilate these eight legged freaks.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Frank Marshall

Writers:

Don Jakoby (story), Al Williams (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

14 Needful Things 1993

A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected.

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Director:

Fraser C. Heston

Writers:

Stephen King (book), W.D. Richter (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.3

15 The Changeling 1980

After a tragic event happens, composer John Russell moves to Seattle to try to overcome it and build a new and peaceful life in a lonely big house that has been uninhabited for many years. But, soon after, the obscure history of such an old mansion and his own past begin to haunt him.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Peter Medak

Writers:

Russell Hunter (story), William Gray (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

Canada
7.2

16 Apt Pupil 1998

One day in 1984, Todd Bowden, a brilliant high school boy fascinated by the history of Nazism, stumbles across an old man whose appearance resembles that of Kurt Dussander, a wanted Nazi war criminal. A month later, Todd decides to knock on his door.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Bryan Singer

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), Brandon Boyce (screenplay)

Countries:

France, United States of America
6.7

17 The Dead Zone 1983

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

David Cronenberg

Writers:

Jeffrey Boam (screenplay), Stephen King (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

18 Dolores Claiborne 1995

Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a witness who can place her at the scene of the crime. Things look bad for Dolores when her daughter Selena, a successful Manhattan magazine writer, returns to cover the story.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Taylor Hackford

Writers:

Stephen King (book), Tony Gilroy (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.4

19 Lake Placid 1999

When a man is eaten alive by an unknown creature, the local Game Warden teams up with a paleontologist from New York to find the beast. Add to the mix an eccentric philanthropist with a penchant for "Crocs", and here we go! This quiet, remote lake is suddenly the focus of an intense search for a crocodile with a taste for live animals...and people!

Genres:

Horror, Comedy, Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Steve Miner

Writer:

David E. Kelley

Country:

United States of America
5.7

20 Angel Heart 1987

Down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered by the mysterious Louis Cyphre to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself, as he goes on a supernatural journey into his own soul.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Director:

Alan Parker

Writers:

William Hjortsberg (novel), Alan Parker (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.3

21 The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane 1976

Quiet, withdrawn 13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives peacefully in her home in a New England beach town. Whenever the prying landlady inquires after Rynn's father, she politely claims that he's in the city on business. But when the landlady's creepy and increasingly persistent son, Frank, won't leave Rynn alone, she teams up with kindly neighbor boy Mario to maintain the dark family secret that she's been keeping to herself.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Nicolas Gessner (as Nicholas Gessner)

Writers:

Laird Koenig (novel), Laird Koenig (screenplay)

Countries:

Canada, France, Switzerland
7.1

22 The Entity 1982

Barbara Hershey stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother until the night she is raped in her bedroom by someone - or something - that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and in front of her children. Could this be a case of hysteria, a manifestation of childhood sexual trauma, or something even more horrific?

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writers:

Frank De Felitta (novel) (as Frank DeFelitta), Frank De Felitta (screenplay) (as Frank DeFelitta)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

23 Arthur 1981

Arthur is the most quotable drunk millionaire that is likely to ever steal your heart. Dudley Moore portrays Arthur, a thirty year old child who will inherit 750 million dollars if he complies with his family's demands and marries the woman of their choosing.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Steve Gordon

Writer:

Steve Gordon

Country:

United States of America
6.9

24 Duel 1971

Traveling businessman David Mann angers the driver of a rusty tanker while crossing the Californian desert. A simple trip turns deadly, as Mann struggles to stay on the road while the tanker plays cat and mouse with his life.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, TV Movie

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Writers:

Richard Matheson (screenplay), Richard Matheson (story)

Country:

United States of America
7.6