Movies like 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.

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1 Dreamcatcher 2003

Four boyhood pals perform a heroic act and are changed by the powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they're overtaken by a vicious blizzard that harbors an ominous presence. Challenged to stop an alien force, the friends must first prevent the slaughter of innocent civilians by a military vigilante ... and then overcome a threat to the bond that unites the four of them.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Lawrence Kasdan

Writers:

Stephen King (novel), William Goldman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.5

2 Dog Soldiers 2002

A squad of British soldiers on training in the lonesome Scottish wilderness find a wounded Special Forces captain and the remains of his team. As they encounter zoologist Megan, it turns out that werewolves are active in the region. They have to prepare for some action as the there will be a full moon tonight...

Genres:

Horror, Action, Thriller

Director:

Neil Marshall

Writer:

Neil Marshall

Countries:

Luxembourg, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

3 The Fly II 1989

Martin Brundle, born of the human/fly, is adopted by his father's place of employment (Bartok Inc.) while the employees simply wait for his mutant chromosomes to come out of their dormant state.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Chris Walas

Writers:

Mick Garris (screenplay), Jim Wheat (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5

4 In The Mouth Of Madness 1994

With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

John Carpenter

Writer:

Michael De Luca

Country:

United States of America
7.2

5 Thir13en Ghosts 2001

Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped inside an evil machine "designed by the devil and powered by the dead" to open the Eye of Hell. Aided by Dennis, a ghost hunter, and his rival Kalina, a ghost rights activist out to set the ghosts free, the group must do what they can to get out of the house alive.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Steve Beck

Writers:

Robb White (story), Neal Marshall Stevens (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.6

6 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

7 Candyman 1992

The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Bernard Rose

Writers:

Clive Barker (based on "The Forbidden" by), Bernard Rose

Country:

United States of America
6.6

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 Tales From The Darkside: The Movie 1990

The first segment features an animated mummy stalking selected student victims; the second tale tells the story of a "cat from hell" who cannot be killed and leaves a trail of victims behind it; the third story is about a man who witnesses a bizarre killing and promises never to tell what he saw and the "in-between" bit is the story of a woman preparing to cook her newspaper boy for supper.

Genres:

Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Director:

John Harrison

Writers:

Michael McDowell, Arthur Conan Doyle (short story "Lot 249") | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

13 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

14 Shocker 1989

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.

Genres:

Thriller, Comedy, Horror

Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
5.5

15 Maximum Overdrive 1986

When a comet passes close to the earth, machines all over the world come alive and go on homicidal rampages. A group of people at a desolate truck stop are held hostage by a gang of homicidal 18-wheelers. The frightened people set out to defeat the killer machines ... or be killed by them.

Genres:

Action, Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Stephen King

Writers:

Stephen King (film by), Stephen King (written for the screen by)

Country:

United States of America
5.5

16 Population 436 2006

A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Michelle MacLaren

Country:

Canada
5.7

17 Flatliners 1990

Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life.

Genres:

Drama, Science Fiction, Horror

Director:

Joel Schumacher

Writer:

Peter Filardi

Country:

United States of America
6.6

18 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

19 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

20 Graveyard Shift 1990

John Hall is a drifter who wanders into a small town in Maine. He needs a job and decides to seek employment at the community's top business: a large textile mill. He is hired to work the "graveyard shift" -- from around midnight to dawn -- and, along with a few others, he is charged with cleaning out the basement. This task strikes the workers as simple enough, but then, as they proceed deeper underground, they encounter an unspeakable monstrosity intent on devouring them all.

Genres:

Drama, Horror

Director:

Ralph S. Singleton

Writers:

Stephen King (short story), John Esposito (screenplay)

Countries:

Japan, United States of America
4.9

21 The Hitcher 1986

On a stormy night, young Jim, who transports a luxury car from Chicago to California to deliver it to its owner, feeling tired and sleepy, picks up a mysterious hitchhiker, who has appeared out of nowhere, thinking that a good conversation will help him not to fall asleep. He will have enough time to deeply regret such an unmeditated decision.

Genres:

Horror, Action, Thriller

Director:

Robert Harmon

Writer:

Eric Red

Country:

United States of America
7.2

22 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

23 Jacob's Ladder 1990

After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, and ex-wife, Sarah, try to help, but to little avail. Even Singer's chiropractor friend, Louis, fails to reach him as he descends into madness.

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Horror

Director:

Adrian Lyne

Country:

United States of America
7.5

24 Sometimes They Come Back 1991

Based on a short story by Stephen King, a man and his family return to his home town, but he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Tom McLoughlin

Writers:

Stephen King (short story), Lawrence Konner (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.8