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Favorite Horror Films
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The Hand (1981)
Director: Oliver Stone
Starring: Michael Caine, Andrea Marcovicci, Annie McEnroe and Bruce McGill
Comic book artist Jon Lansdale loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around and murder those who anger him.
Director: Ridley Scott
Based on the novel by Thomas Harris
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Ray Liotta, Gary Oldman, Frankie Faison, Giancarlo Giannini, Francesca Neri and Zeljko Ivanek
After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Florence, Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he is discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to once again make contact with now disgraced FBI Agent Clarice Starling.
Julia's Eyes (2010)
Director: Guillem Morales
Producer: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Belén Rueda, Lluís Homar, Pablo Derqui, Francesc Orella, Joan Dalmau, Julia Gutiérrez Caba, Boris Ruiz, Dani Codina, Andrea Hermosa and Daniel Grao
The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister.
Director: Jerry London
Based on the novel by Theodore Sturgeon
Starring: Clint Walker, Robert Urich, Carl Betz, Neville Brand, James Wainwright and James A. Watson Jr.
Construction workers building an airstrip on a small Pacific Island find a large metallic rock that they can not move. Unknown to them, it is a meteorite that fell to earth. When one of the workers rams the rock with a bulldozer, a large blue light is emitted which cause the bulldozer to stop running. Later, when one of the workers tries to use the bulldozer, it begins running on its own and goes on a killing rampage against the workers.
Director: Jim Gillespie
Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Johnny Galecki, Muse Watson, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Anne Heche and Ryan Phillippe
Four teens are in great danger one year after their car hits a stranger whose body they dump in the sea.
Director: Alexandre Aja
Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart, Cameron Boyce, Erica Gluck, John Schrapnel, Mary Beth Peil and Jason Flemying
Ben Carson, a disgraced former New York City cop who attempts to put his checkered past behind him by taking a job as a security guard, discovers an evil spirit lurking in the mirrors of an abandoned department store. His soon-to-be ex-wife, a coroner, has a hard time believing her husband's claims.
The Mist (2007)
Director: Frank Darabont
Based on a novella by Stephen King
Starring: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Sternhagen, Nathan Gamble and Alexa Davalos
A freak storm unleashes a strange mist containing a species of blood-thirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole-up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.
Paperhouse (1988) (1989)
Director: Bernard Rose
Based on the novel 'Marianne Dreams' by Catherine Storr
Starring: Ben Cross, Glenne Headly, Charlotte Burke, Elliott Spiers and Gemma Jones
While suffering from glandular fever, 11-year-old Anna Madden draws a house. When she falls asleep, she has disturbing dreams in which she finds herself inside the house she has drawn. After she draws a face at the window, in her next dream she finds a disabled boy named Marc living in the house. She learns from her doctor that Marc is a real person.
Anna sketches her father into the drawing so that he can help carry Marc away but she inadvertently gives him an angry expression which she then crosses out and the father (who has been away a lot and has a drinking problem, putting a strain on his marriage) appears in the dream as a furious, blinded ogre.
Directors: Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza
Starring: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano and Pablo Rosso
A young TV reporter and her cameraman are covering a story about the night shift at the local fire station. Receiving a call from an old lady trapped in her house, they reach her building to hear horrifying screams -which begin a long nightmare and a uniquely dramatic TV report.
Secret Window (2004)
Director: David Koepp
Based on the novel by Stephen King
Starring: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro and Timothy Hutton
A writer is accused for plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."
The Shining (1980)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Based on the novel by Stephen King
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd and Scatman Crothers
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Director: Jonathan Demme
Based on the novel by Thomas Harris
Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Kasi Lemmons, Diane Baker, Roger Corman, Frankie Faison, Anthony Heald, Dan Butler, Charles Napier and Chris Isaak
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help with catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
6 Souls (2010)
Directors: Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein
Starring: Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jeffrey DeMunn
A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
The Spider Forest (2004)
Director: Il-gon Song
Starring: Woo-seong Kam, Jung Suh, Kyeong-heon Kang and Hyeong-seong Jang
A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in mysterious woods.
Director: Nimród Antal
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Frank Whaley, Ethan Embry and Scott G. Anderson
A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Director: Jae-yeon Yun
Starring: Ji-hyo Song, Han-byeol Park, An Jo and Ji-Yeon Park
A staircase leading to the dormitory of a remote boarding school usually has 28 steps, but every so often there appears to be 29. When someone stands on the mysterious extra step, the horror begins.
The Wolfman (2010)
Director: Joe Johnston
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Simon Merrells, Art Malik, Hugo Weaving, Anthony Sher, Asa Butterfield, David Schofield, Geraldine Chaplin and Clive Russell
Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.
A list of my favorite scary horror movies.
Listed in alphabetical order.
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