Movies like The People Under The Stairs 1991

When young Poindexter "Fool" Williams breaks into the creepy, immense old home of his family's greedy and uncaring landlords, he uncovers a disturbing scenario underneath the stairs.

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1 Cujo 1983

A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Lewis Teague

Country:

United States of America
6.1

2 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

3 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

4 Bride Of Chucky 1998

Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

Ronny Yu

Writers:

Don Mancini (characters), Don Mancini

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.4

5 Sleepaway Camp 1983

Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Robert Hiltzik

Writer:

Robert Hiltzik

Country:

United States of America
6.3

6 Leprechaun 1993

A horrific Leprechaun goes on a rampage after his precious bag of gold coins is stolen. He uses all of his magical destructive powers to trick, terrorize and kill anyone who is unlucky enough to hinder his relentless search. In a frantic attempt to survive the wrath of the Leprechaun, Tori and her friends scramble to find the only weapon known to kill this Irish monster...a four-leaf clover.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Mark Jones

Writer:

Mark Jones

Country:

United States of America
4.8

7 Wishmaster 1997

The Djinn having been released from his ancient prison seeks to capture the soul of the woman who discovered him, thereby opening a portal and freeing his fellow Djinn to take over the earth.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Robert Kurtzman

Writer:

Peter Atkins

Country:

United States of America
5.8

8 Creepshow 1982

Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A. Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

George A. Romero

Writer:

Stephen King (original screenplay by)

Country:

United States of America
6.9

9 Creepshow 2 1987

EC Comics-inspired weirdness returns with three tales. In the first, a wooden statue of a Native American comes to life...to exact vengeance on the murderer of his elderly owners. In the second, four teens are stranded on a raft on a lake with a blob that is hungry. And in the third, a hit and run woman is terrorized by the hitchhiker she accidentally killed...or did she really kill him?

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

Michael Gornick

Writers:

Stephen King (stories), George A. Romero (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.1

10 House On Haunted Hill 1999

A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

William Malone

Writers:

Robb White (story), Dick Beebe (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
5.6

11 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.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Lewis Teague

Writer:

Stephen King (screenplay)

Countries:

Netherlands, United States of America
6.3

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 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

16 Killer Klowns From Outer Space 1988

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Stephen Chiodo

Country:

United States of America
6.2

17 The Monster Squad 1987

Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes - the Monster Squad are the only ones daring to stand in their way.

Genres:

Comedy, Action, Fantasy

Director:

Fred Dekker

Country:

United States of America
7.1

18 The Lost Boys 1987

A mother and her two teenage sons move to a seemingly nice and quiet small coastal California town yet soon find out that it's overrun by bike gangs and vampires. A couple of teenage friends take it upon themselves to hunt down the vampires that they suspect of a few mysterious murders and restore peace and calm to their town.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writers:

Jan Fischer (story) (as Janice Fischer), James Jeremias (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

19 The Faculty 1998

When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet!

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Robert Rodriguez

Writers:

David Wechter (story), Bruce Kimmel (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

20 The 'burbs 1989

When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who much prefers drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube expected to spend his vacation.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Joe Dante

Writer:

Dana Olsen

Country:

United States of America
6.9

21 May 2002

Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Romance

Director:

Lucky McKee

Writer:

Lucky McKee

Country:

United States of America
6.6

22 Disturbing Behavior 1998

Steve Clark is a newcomer in the town of Cradle Bay, and he quickly realizes that there's something odd about his high school classmates. The clique known as the "Blue Ribbons" are the eerie embodiment of academic excellence and clean living. But, like the rest of the town, they're a little too perfect. When Steve's rebellious friend Gavin mysteriously joins their ranks, Steve searches for the truth with fellow misfit Rachel.

Genres:

Mystery, Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

David Nutter

Writer:

Scott Rosenberg

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
5.7

23 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

24 Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark 1988

When her great aunt dies, famed horror hostess Elvira heads for the uptight new England town of Falwell to claim her inheritance of a haunted house, a witch's cookbook and a punk rock poodle. But once the stuffy locals get an eyeful of the scream queen's ample assets, all hell busts out & breaks loose.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

Director:

James Signorelli

Country:

United States of America
6.6