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Firestarter
Firestarter

Director: Keith Thomas
Genre: Horror (Movies)
Cast:
Ryan Kiera Armstrong
Ryan Kiera Armstrong
Gloria Reuben
Gloria Reuben
John Beasley
John Beasley
The movie begins with a flashback of baby Charlie McGee in her crib. Charlie spontaneously sets the room on fire with her pyrokinesis powers, sending her father Andy McGee into a panic. The opening credits show a young Andy and Vicky talking to a doctor in a clinical trial, who explains to them that they will be injected with an experimental chemical known as Lot-6, which unbeknownst to them will give them supernatural powers. In the present day, Charlie is sitting at the kitchen table after having a nightmare. Her father and mother join her and Charlie explains that she has been repressing something bad, her powers becoming more unstable. Her father comforts her. Charlie ...
4.6
Pet Sematary
Pet Sematary

Director: Dennis Widmyer
Genre: Horror (Movies)
Cast:
Jason Clarke
Jason Clarke
Amy Seimetz
Amy Seimetz
Jeté Laurence
Jeté Laurence
After being evicted from their home, Louis Creed, an ER doctor from Boston, Massachusetts, moves to the small town of Ludlow, Maine with his wife, Rachel, their two young children, Ellie and Gage, and Ellie’s cat, Church. Exploring the woods, Rachel and Ellie stumble across a funeral procession of children taking a dead dog to a cemetery called “Pet Sematary.” At the university hospital, Louis is left shaken after failing to save the life of Victor Pascow, a student who was fatally injured after being struck and dragged by a vehicle. He later experiences a vivid dream in which Victor leads him to the deadfall at the back of the cemetery and warns him not to ...
5.7
Doctor Sleep
Doctor Sleep

Director: Mike Flanagan
Genre: Horror (Movies)
Cast:
Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
Bruce Greenwood
Bruce Greenwood
Carl Lumbly
Carl Lumbly
Dan Torrance, still traumatized from his family’s 1980 ordeal at the Overlook hotel, is guided by the ghost of Dick Hallorann to capture the ghosts of the Overlook in lockboxes. In 2011, he becomes an alcoholic to suppress his shining. After moving to a New Hampshire town, he recovers through Alcoholics Anonymous set up by his new friend Billy Freeman and becomes a hospice orderly, where he uses his shining to comfort dying patients, who nickname him “Doctor Sleep.” Meanwhile, the True Knot, a cult of psychics led by Rose the Hat, extend their lifespans by consuming “steam”, a psychic essence released by torturing and killing those who have the ...
7.3
It Chapter Two
It Chapter Two

Director: Andres Muschietti
Genre: Mystery (Movies)
Cast:
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
Andy Bean
Andy Bean
Bill Hader
Bill Hader
In 2016, It has returned to Derry, Maine and is killing children again. The only member of the Losers Club currently in the town, Mike Hanlon, calls the other members, Bill Denbrough, Ben Hanscom, Beverly Marsh, Richie Tozier, Eddie Kaspbrak, and Stanley Uris to honor the promise they made 27 years ago to kill It if it came back. All of them travel back with hazy memories except for Stan, who kills himself out of his fear of the creature. At a restaurant, Mike refreshes the Losers with memories before It torments them with hallucinations and Stan’s suicide. Richie and Eddie decide to leave until Beverly reveals that she has had psychic visions of their deaths should they fail to ...
Movies
1922
1922

Director: Zak Hilditch
Genre: Horror (Movies)
Cast:
Thomas Jane
Thomas Jane
Brian d'Arcy James
Brian d'Arcy James
Dylan Schmid
Dylan Schmid
In 1922, Wilfred “Wilf” James is a farmer living in Hemingford, Nebraska with his wife, Arlette, and their 14-year-old son, Henry. Wilf is strongly opposed to Arlette’s plans to sell the farm and move to Omaha. He decides to convince Henry to help murder Arlette, holding Henry’s girlfriend, Shannon, whose relationship Arlette opposes, at stake. Henry reluctantly agrees to assist his father in carrying out the murder. Wilf pretends to agree to the sale, appeasing Arlette. As she celebrates, she becomes inebriated. After Wilf carries her to bed in a drunken stupor, Henry covers her face while Wilf cuts her throat with a butcher’s knife. Wilf dumps her body ...
6.2
Movies
It (2017)
It

Director: Andres Muschietti
Genre: Mystery (Movies)
Cast:
Jaeden Martell
Jaeden Martell
Bill Skarsgård
Bill Skarsgård
Chosen Jacobs
Chosen Jacobs
In October 1988, Bill Denbrough crafts a paper sailboat for Georgie, his six-year-old brother. Georgie sails the boat along the rainy streets of small town Derry, Maine, only to have it fall down a storm drain. As he attempts to retrieve it, Georgie sees a clown in the drain, who introduces himself as “Pennywise the Dancing Clown”. Pennywise entices Georgie to come closer, then bites his arm off and drags him into the sewer. The following summer, Bill and his friends Richie Tozier, Eddie Kaspbrak, and Stan Uris run afoul of older bullies Henry Bowers, Belch Huggins, Patrick Hockstetter, and Victor Criss. Bill, still haunted by Georgie’s disappearance, calculates that ...
Movies
Carrie
Carrie

Director: Kimberly Peirce
Genre: Horror (Movies)
Cast:
Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë Grace Moretz
Alex Russell
Alex Russell
Ansel Elgort
Ansel Elgort
Margaret White, a disturbed religious fanatic, sits alone in her home on her bed and gives birth to a baby girl. She intends to kill the infant but changes her mind. Years later, her daughter Carrie, a shy, unassertive girl, nears her graduation from Ewen High School in Maine. While showering after the gym at school, Carrie experiences her first menstrual period. Never having been taught to prepare for this, she believes she is bleeding to death and runs out of the shower yelling for help. The other girls ridicule her by throwing tampons and pads at her. Longtime bully Christine “Chris” Hargensen records everything on her smartphone and ...
5.9
Movies
The Mist
The Mist

Director: Frank Darabont
Genre: Horror (Movies)
Cast:
Thomas Jane
Thomas Jane
Alexa Davalos
Alexa Davalos
Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
In Bridgton, Maine, artist David Drayton, his wife Stephanie, and their eight-year-old son Billy take shelter in the basement of their lakeside home during a severe thunderstorm. While surveying the damage the next morning, they notice a thick mist advancing over the lake. David and Billy leave for town with their neighbor Brent Norton to buy supplies. Inside the supermarket, they watch police cars speed down the street, and a terrified civilian, Dan Miller, runs into the store and warns of a danger lurking in the mist. As a siren sounds, store managers Ollie Weeks and Bud Brown close off the supermarket, and the mist envelops the store. Against David’s advice, bagger Norm goes ...
7.1
Secret Window
Secret Window

Director: David Koepp
Genre: Detective (Movies)
Cast:
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Dutton
John Turturro
John Turturro
After catching his wife Amy having an affair with their friend Ted, mystery writer Mort Rainey retreats to his cabin at Tashmore Lake in upstate New York, while Amy stays in their marital home. Six months later, Mort, depressed and suffering from writer’s block, has delayed finalizing the divorce. One day, a drawling Mississippian caricature named John Shooter arrives at the cabin and accuses Mort of plagiarizing his short story, “Sowing Season”. Upon reading Shooter’s manuscript, Mort discovers it is virtually identical to his own story, “Secret Window”, except for the ending. The following day, Mort, who once ...
Movies
Carrie
Carrie

Director: David Carson
Genre: Horror (Movies)
Cast:
Angela Bettis
Angela Bettis
Emilie de Ravin
Emilie de Ravin
Jodelle Ferland
Jodelle Ferland
Police interview several people, including high school student Sue Snell and gym teacher Miss Desjarden. Detective John Mulcahey is currently investigating the disappearance of a high school student and suspect of arson, Carrie White. These interviews reveal the preceding events. One week before the prom at Ewen High School, Carrie is a shy girl who is bullied by the popular girls, most notably Chris Hargensen and Tina Blake. When Carrie has her first period in the shower, the girls taunt her until Ms. Desjarden intervenes and comforts Carrie. Principal Morton decides to send Carrie home but addresses her by the wrong name. An infuriated Carrie ...
5.5
The Green Mile
The Green Mile

Director: Frank Darabont
Genre: Fantasy (Movies)
Cast:
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Barry Pepper
Barry Pepper
Bonnie Hunt
Bonnie Hunt
At a Louisiana assisted-living home, elderly retiree Paul Edgecomb becomes emotional while viewing the film Top Hat. His companion Elaine becomes concerned, and Paul explains to her that the film reminded him of events that he witnessed in 1935 when he was an officer at Cold Mountain Penitentiary’s death row, nicknamed “The Green Mile”. In 1935, Paul supervises Corrections Officers Brutus “Brutal” Howell, Dean Stanton, Harry Terwilliger, and Percy Wetmore, reporting to chief warden Hal Moores. Paul is introduced to John Coffey, a physically imposing but mild-mannered black man, who has been sentenced to death after being convicted of raping and murdering ...
TV Shows
The Shining
The Shining

Director: Mick Garris
Genre: Horror (TV Shows)
Cast:
Rebecca De Mornay
Rebecca De Mornay
Melvin Van Peebles
Melvin Van Peebles
Steven Weber
Steven Weber
Jack Torrance’s alcoholism and explosive temper have cost him his teaching job at Stovington, a respectable prep school. He is also on the verge of losing his family, after assaulting his young son Danny in a drunken rage just a year earlier. Horrified by what he has become, Jack tells his wife Wendy that should he ever start drinking again, he will leave them one way or another, implying that he would rather commit suicide than continue living as an alcoholic. Now, nursing a life of sobriety and pulling in work as a writer, Jack takes on the job of looking after the Overlook Hotel, a large colonial building in a picturesque valley in the Colorado Rockies. Jack believes that the ...
6.1
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shawshank Redemption

Director: Frank Darabont
Genre: Drama (Movies)
Cast:
Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
Bob Gunton
Bob Gunton
Clancy Brown
Clancy Brown
In 1947 Portland, Maine, banker Andy Dufresne is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover and is sentenced to two consecutive life sentences at the Shawshank State Prison. He is befriended by Ellis “Red” Redding, an inmate and prison contraband smuggler serving a life sentence. Red procures a rock hammer and a large poster of Rita Hayworth for Andy. Assigned to work in the prison laundry, Andy is frequently sexually assaulted by “the Sisters” and their leader, Bogs. In 1949, Andy overhears the captain of the guards, Byron Hadley, complaining about being taxed on an inheritance and offers to help him shelter the money legally. After an assault by the ...
9.3
The Dark Half
The Dark Half

Director: George A. Romero
Genre: Mystery (Movies)
Cast:
Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
Amy Madigan
Amy Madigan
Julie Harris
Julie Harris
An author of highbrow literary novels, Thad Beaumont, is better known for the bestselling murder mystery suspense-thrillers he writes under the pen name “George Stark”. Beaumont wishes to retire the Stark name and symbolically buries Stark in a mock grave. However, Stark has mysteriously become a physical entity and begins terrorizing Beaumont’s family and friends after he emerges from the grave. Stark then kills local photographer Homer Gamache and steals his truck. He also murders Thad’s editor, agent, and his agent’s ex-wife, and kills a man named Fred Clawson, who was trying to blackmail Thad for “being a con artist that should not have written ...
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice

Director: David Price
Genre: Horror (Movies)
Cast:
Terence Knox
Terence Knox
Christie Clark
Christie Clark
Ed Grady
Ed Grady
The plot involves the dark goings-on in Hemingford, Nebraska, a town near Gatlin, the original film’s setting. Not long after the events of the first film, the people of Hemingford decide to adopt the surviving children from Gatlin and help them start new lives. The well-meaning locals are however unaware that the children return to the cornfield where one of the cult members, Micah, is possessed by He Who Walks Behind the Rows, the demonic entity the cult worships. Caught in the middle are city reporter John Garrett and his son Danny, who are having a bitter falling-out over John’s failed relationship with Danny’s mother. John is in town working on a story about the ...
4.3
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

Director: John Harrison
Genre: Horror (Movies)
Cast:
Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry
Christian Slater
Christian Slater
David Johansen
David Johansen
Intro. The film opens with Betty, an affluent suburban housewife and modern-day witch, planning a dinner party. The main dish is to be Timmy, a young boy whom she has captured and chained up in her pantry. To stall her from stuffing and roasting him, the boy tells her three horror stories from a book she gave him, titled Tales from the Darkside. Lot 249. In the first segment, Michael McDowell adapts Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1892 short story “Lot No. 249”. A graduate student, Edward Bellingham, has been ...
6.2
TV Shows
Monsters
Monsters

Director: Mitchell Galin
Genre: Horror (TV Shows)
Monsters is an American syndicated horror anthology series which originally ran from 1988 to 1990. The series shares a producer (Richard P. Rubinstein) with Tales from the Darkside. Unlike Tales which sometimes featured stories of science fiction and fantasy, Monsters was more strictly horror. As the name implies, each episode (with very few exceptions) features a different monster which the story concerned, from the animatronic puppet of a fictional children’s television program to mutated, weapon-wielding lab rats. The series focused on a wide variety of monsters. ...
7.3
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The Last Rung on the Ladder
The Last Rung on the Ladder

Director: Daniel Thron
Genre: Drama (Movies)
Larry discovers his estranged sister has committed suicide. He recounts a fateful day, when the two were children playing in their family’s barn. With their parents not home, they play a forbidden game, taking turns climbing to the top of a ladder in their barn and leaping off into a haystack. The ladder is old and unsafe, but that is part of the thrill. On his last turn, Larry realizes that the ladder is on the point of letting go. By the time he lands in the hay, Kitty is already climbing up again. The ladder breaks, leaving her clinging to the last rung. Larry piles hay below her. When Kitty cannot hang on any longer, he tells her to let go, and she does. The hay breaks ...
5.5
The Running Man
The Running Man

Director: Paul Michael Glaser
Genre: Science Fiction (Movies)
Cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Jesse Ventura
Jesse Ventura
Jim Brown
Jim Brown
By 2017, the United States has become a totalitarian police state following a worldwide economic collapse and the recent election. The government pacifies the populace through violent TV shows; its most popular being The Running Man, a broadcast game show, where criminals fight for their lives as “runners”, fleeing from armed mercenaries named the “stalkers”, to earn a government pardon. Ben Richards, a police helicopter pilot, is framed for a massacre during a food riot in Bakersfield, California. He is arrested by his colleagues and put in a labor camp. Eighteen months later, he escapes with two resistance fighters, Harold Weiss and William Laughlin, finding ...
Creepshow 2
Creepshow 2

Director: Michael Gornick
Genre: Horror (Movies)
Cast:
Domenick John
Domenick John
Daniel Beer
Daniel Beer
David Beecroft
David Beecroft
Creepshow 2 is a 1987 American comedy horror anthology film directed by Michael Gornick, and the sequel to Creepshow. Gornick was previously the cinematographer of the first film, and the screenplay was written by Romero who was director of the original film. It was once again based upon stories by Stephen King, and features three more horror segments consisting of “Old Chief Wood’nhead”, “The Raft” and “The Hitchhiker”. Unlike the first film, Creepshow 2 only contains three stories instead of five. ...
6.1