Movies like Puppetmaster 1989

Toulon, a puppet maker, discovers an ancient Egyptian potion and uses it to bring his creations to life. His puppets become murderous little demons and escape. Distraught, the master takes his life. Years later, psychics tune into the existence of the monstrous marionettes and set off to stop them.

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1 A Nightmare On Elm Street 1984

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
7.5

2 Hellraiser 1987

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover while the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Clive Barker

Writer:

Clive Barker

Country:

United Kingdom
7

3 Halloween 1978

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween Night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

John Carpenter

Writers:

John Carpenter (screenplay), Debra Hill (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.8

4 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974

When Sally hears that her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin, set out with their friends to investigate. After a detour to their family's old farmhouse, they discover a group of crazed, murderous outcasts living next door. As the group is attacked one by one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface, who wears a mask of human skin, the survivors must do everything they can to escape.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

Kim Henkel (screenplay by), Tobe Hooper (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

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 2001 Maniacs 2005

On their way to Spring Break, college kids take a detour through an old Southern town. The people of Pleasant Valley insist the kids stay for their annual barbecue celebration... but instead of getting a taste of the old South, the old South gets a taste of them!

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Tim Sullivan

Country:

United States of America
5.3

7 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

8 The Return Of The Living Dead 1985

When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Dan O'Bannon

Writers:

Rudy Ricci (story), John A. Russo (story) (as John Russo) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

9 Dawn Of The Dead 1978

During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

George A. Romero

Countries:

Italy, United States of America
7.9

10 Evil Dead II 1987

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda's body.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy, Fantasy

Director:

Sam Raimi

Country:

United States of America
7.8

11 Pumpkinhead 1988

A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror

Director:

Stan Winston

Writers:

Ed Justin (poem), Mark Patrick Carducci (story) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

12 The Howling 1981

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Joe Dante

Writers:

Gary Brandner (novel), John Sayles (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

13 House 1985

Roger Cobb is a author who has just separated from his wife. He moves into a new house and tries to work on a novel based on his experiences in the Vietnam War. Strange things start happening around him; little things at first, but as they become more frequent, Cobb becomes aware that the house resents his presence.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Steve Miner

Writers:

Fred Dekker (story), Ethan Wiley (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

14 Troll 1986

When a family moves into a San Francisco apartment, an opportunistic troll decides to make his move and take possession of little Wendy (Jenny Beck), thereby paving the way for new troll recruits, the first in his army that will take eventual control of the planet. We soon discover Torok is the ex-husband of Eunice St. Clair, a resident in the building who was married to Torok.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror

Director:

John Carl Buechler

Writer:

Ed Naha

Countries:

Italy, United States of America
4.5

15 An American Werewolf In Paris 1997

An American man unwittingly gets involved with werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

Anthony Waller

Writers:

John Landis (characters in An American Werewolf in London), Tim Burns | 2 more credits »

Countries:

France, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United States of America
5.1

16 Willard 2003

Desperate for companionship, the repressed Willard befriends a group of rats that inhabit his late father's deteriorating mansion. In these furry creatures, Willard finds temporary refuge from daily abuse at the hands of his bedridden mother and his father's old partner, Frank. Soon it becomes clear that the brood of rodents is ready and willing to exact a vicious, deadly revenge on anyone who dares to bully their sensitive new master.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Glen Morgan

Writers:

Glen Morgan (screenplay), Gilbert Ralston | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.1

17 Cursed 2005

A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

Wes Craven

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
5

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 The Gingerdead Man 2005

An evil yet adorable Gingerbread man comes to life with the soul of a convicted killer, and this real life cookie monster wreaks havoc on the girl who sent the killer to the electric chair.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

Director:

Charles Band

Writers:

William Butler (story), Domonic Muir (as August White)

Country:

United States of America
3.4

20 Elvira's Haunted Hills 2001

The setting is Carpathia. The year is 1851. When Elvira gets kicked out of an Inn for a slight monetary discrepancy, she is rescued by a local who takes her to stay at the castle in the hills high above the village. The fact that she happens to resemble the count's former "missing" wife opens a can of worms or two.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Sam Irvin

Country:

United States of America
5.9

21 Zombie 1979

In the not too distant future a secret government re-animation chemo-virus gets released into conservative Sartre, Nebraska and lands in an underground strip club. As the virus begins to spread, turning the strippers into "Super Zombie Strippers" the girls struggle with whether or not to conform to the new "fad" even if it means there's no turning back.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Jay Lee

Writer:

Jay Lee

Country:

United States of America
4.1

22 Trick 'r Treat 2008

Four interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: an everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the one guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a bitter old recluse receives an uninvited guest.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Comedy

Director:

Michael Dougherty

Country:

United States of America
6.8

23 Demon Knight 1995

A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy, Thriller

Director:

Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)

Country:

United States of America
6.7