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1408 (2007)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. 
Plot: An author who makes a living debunking supernatural phenomena checks into a haunted hotel room where no one has ever lived to check out in the morning.
Cast: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub. Directed by Mikael Håfström.
Categories:  Horror  Contracts  Disability

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30 Days of Night (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  113 min. 
Plot: As an Alaskan town begins its annual month of darkness, it is attacked by a blood-thirsty band of vampires.
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster, Mark Boone Junior. Directed by David Slade.
Categories:  Horror  Law Enforcement

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7th Victim, The/Shadows in the Dark (1943)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  124 min. B&W/Color
Plot: A naive orphan travels to NYC to search for her missing sister/Documentary of 1940's horror movie producer Val Lewton
Cast: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell, James Cromwell, William Franklin, Steve Jones. Directed by Mark Robson/Constantine Nasr.
Categories:  Horror  Documentary

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Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  83 min. B&W
Plot: Two railroad baggage clerks find themselves up against classic movie monsters.
Cast: Budd Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney, Jr., Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, Lenore Aubert, Jane Randolph, Frank Ferguson, Charles Bradstreet. Directed by Charles T. Barton.
Categories:  Comedy  Horror

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Alien (1979)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 137 min. 
Plot: A mining ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet.
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, John Hurt, Ian Holm.. Directed by Ridley Scott.
Categories:  Horror  Admiralty  Corporations

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American Psycho (2000)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: In this dark satire of 1980's excess, a New York investment banker hides his alternate deranged ego from his co-workers and friends as he falls deeper into psychosis.
Cast: Christian Bale, Willem Dafaoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas. Directed by Mary Harron.
Categories:  Mental Health  Horror  Criminal Law

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Angel Heart (1987)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  112 min. 
Plot: A down on his luck detective travels from the tough streets of Brooklyn, to the hot jazz clubs of New Orleans, and finally to voodoo rituals in the swamps of Louisiana.
Cast: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling. Directed by Alan Parker.
Categories:  Horror  Mystery/Suspense

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Annihilation (2018)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.
Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson. Directed by Alex Garland.
Categories:  Action  Drama  Horror

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Behind the Mask (1932)
Rated:  G  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  68 min. B&W
Plot: An undercover Federal officer serving time in prison fakes his escape in order to infiltrate a heroin smuggling ring.
Cast: Jack Holt, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff. Directed by John Francis Dillon.
Categories:  Horror  Mystery/Suspense  Drama

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Bug (2006)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.
Cast: Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Lynn Collins, Brian F. O'Byrne, Harry Connick Jr.. Directed by William Friedkin.
Categories:  Domestic Relations  Horror

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Cabin In the Woods, The (2011)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A group of college friends steal away for a weekend in an isolated country cabin; only for a night of endless terror.
Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchinson, Amy Acker. Directed by Drew Goddard.
Categories:  Horror  Government  Ethics

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Cape Fear (1961)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  106 min. B&W
Plot: A newly released convict returns to the small town where he was arrested in order to stalk the wife and daughter of a lawyer who testified against him.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Polly Bergen, Robert Mitchum, Lori Martin, Martin Balsam, Telly Savalas, Jack Kruschen. Directed by J. Lee Thompson.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Horror

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Cape Fear (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 128 min. 
Plot: A recently-released rapist stalks the family of the attorney who defended him.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Joe Don Baker, Juliette Lewis. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Drama  Horror

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Cat People (1982)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  119 min. 
Plot: A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.
Cast: Natasha Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole. Directed by Paul Schrader.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Horror  Family

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Cat People/The Curse of the Cat People (1942)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  143 min. B&W
Plot: A new bride fears an ancient hex when in passion/An imaginative child has trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality.
Cast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Jack Holt. Directed by Jacques Turner/Gunther von Fritsch.
Categories:  Horror  Mental Health  Family

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Collector, The (1965)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  116 min. 
Plot: A London bank clerk's hobby, collecting butterflies, takes on a sinister twist when he kidnaps a most unusual "specimen," a beautiful woman.
Cast: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar. Directed by William Wyler.
Categories:  Drama  Horror

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Conjuring, The (2013)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  112 min. 
Plot: Based on true events paranormal investigators work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
Cast: Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson. Directed by James Wan.
Categories:  Horror  Biography

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Crazies, The (2010)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: The inhabitants of a small Iowa town are suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.
Cast: Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker. Directed by Breck Eisner.
Categories:  Horror  Environmental  Health

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Creepshow (1982)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s.
Cast: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielson, Adrienne Barbeau. Directed by George A. Romero.
Categories:  Horror  Comedy  SciFi/Fantasy

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Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (4 disc set) 128 min. 
Plot: Following 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.
Cast: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross. Directed by George A. Romero.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Horror

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Don't Breathe (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn't as helpless as he seems.
Cast: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette. Directed by Fede Alvarez.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Action  Horror

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Dracula (1931)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  104 min. B&W
Plot: The vampire takes over the mind of an English clerk and uses him to travel to England and wreak havoc.
Cast: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Helen Chandler, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan. Directed by Tod Browning.
Categories:  Horror  SciFi/Fantasy

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Dracula (1992)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  128 min. 
Plot: The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiance and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
Cast: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Categories:  Horror  Drama  Romance

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Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  99 min. 
Plot: A loan officer ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse.
Cast: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao. Directed by Sam Raimi.
Categories:  Horror  Debtor-Creditor  SciFi/Fantasy

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Fly, The (1958)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 189 min. 
Plot: A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
Cast: Vincent Price, David Hedison, Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis. Directed by Kurt Neumann and David Cronenberg.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Horror

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Food of the Gods, The (1976)
Rated:  PG  Stars: *1/2
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: A group hunting on a remote island are attacked by giant insects and in their search for help find more enormous, blood-thirsty animals.
Cast: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher. Directed by Bert I. Gordon.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Horror

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Frankenstein (1931)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  71 min. B&W
Plot: An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.
Cast: Colin Clive, Mae Clark, John Boles, Boris Karloff, Edward Von Sloan. Directed by James Whale.
Categories:  Horror  Medical

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Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, A (2014)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made. In Persian with English subtitles.
Cast: Sheila Vand, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Arash Marandi. Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour .
Categories:  Foreign  Drama  Horror

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Godsend (2004)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  102 min. 
Plot: Devastated by the death of their eight-year-old, two parents accept an offer from a fertility expert to resurrect their boy through a secret and illegal cloning procedure.
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romjin-Stamos, Robert De Niro, Cameron Bright. Directed by Mark Bomback.
Categories:  Medical  Ethics  Horror

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I Walked With a Zombie/The Body Snatcher (1943)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  146 min. B&W
Plot: Canadian nurse travels to the West Indies to care for a mental paralysis victim/A fight to the death over exhumed cadavers.
Cast: James Ellions, Frances Dee, Tom Conway, Boris Karloff, Edith Atwater, Russell Wade. Directed by Jacques Tourneur/Robert Wise.
Categories:  Horror  Mental Health  Medical

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Identity (2003)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  90 min. 
Plot: When a nasty storm hits a hotel, ten strangers are stranded within. As they get to know each other, they discover they are being killed off one by one.
Cast: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes, Alfred Molina. Directed by James Mangold.
Categories:  Horror  Mystery/Suspense  Drama

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Incredible Shrinking Man, The (1957)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  81 min. B&W
Plot: A man encounters a mysterious radioactive mist and soon finds his life taking on a bizarre and frightening twist.
Cast: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent, Paul Langton, Raymond Bailey. Directed by Jack Arnold.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Health  Horror

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Innocents, The (1961)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.
Cast: Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin, Martin Stephens. Directed by Jack Clayton.
Categories:  Horror  Children

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers  (1955)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  80 min. B&W
Plot: A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
Cast: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan. Directed by Don Siegel.
Categories:  Horror  Medical  Government

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD (2 disc) 115 min. 
Plot: In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright. Directed by Philip Kaufman.
Categories:  Horror  Health  Safety

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Isle of the Dead/Bedlam (1943)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  150 min. B&W
Plot: During 1912 war people are quarantined for the plague/The inmates have the last say at Bethlehem Asylum.
Cast: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Anna Lee, Billy House. Directed by Mark Robson.
Categories:  Horror  Health  War

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It (2017)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  135 min. 
Plot: A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
Cast: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard. Directed by Andy Muschietti.
Categories:  Drama  Horror  SciFi/Fantasy

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Jaws (1975)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  124 min. 
Plot: When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace an island community local authority set out to stop it.
Cast: Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Categories:  Animal  Mystery/Suspense  Horror

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Jurassic World (2015)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  124 min. 
Plot: Terror in a new theme park built on the original site of Jurassic Park when a killing machine escapes containment.
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, VIncent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins. Directed by Colin Trevorrow.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Action  Horror

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Leopard Man, The/The Ghost Ship (1943)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  135 min. B&W
Plot: An escaped publicity leopard may be responsible for several killings/Strange deaths at sea may be due to an authority obsession.
Cast: Dennis O'Keefe, Jean Brooks, Isabell Jewel, Richard Dix, Russell Wade, Edith Barrett. Directed by Jacques Tourneur/Mark Robson.
Categories:  Horror  Safety  Maritime

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Let the Right One In (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A bullied boy finds love and revenge through a beautiful, peculiar girl. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Cast: Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl. Directed by Thomas Alfredson.
Categories:  Foreign  Horror  Juvenile

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Mandy (2018)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  121 min. 
Plot: A lumberjack must rescue his artist girlfriend from a crazed cult leader.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roach, Ned Dennehy, Olwen Fouéré, Richard Brake, Bill Duke, Line Pillet, Clément Baronnet . Directed by Panos Cosmatos.
Categories:  Horror  Religion  Action

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Manhunter (1986)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  120 min. 
Plot: To get inside the mind of a serial killer, an FBI profiler is forced to seek counsel with another, imprisoned, serial killer: Hannibal Lector.
Cast: William Peterson, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang, Tom Noonan. Directed by Michael Mann.
Categories:  Criminal Law  Law Enforcement  Horror

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Mist, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  126 min. 
Plot: A freak storm unleashes a species of blood-thirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole-up in a supermarket fight for their lives.
Cast: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden. Directed by Frank Darabont.
Categories:  Horror  SciFi/Fantasy

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Mummy, The (1932)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 75 min. B&W
Plot: A field expedition to Egypt discovers the ancient tomb of an Egyption prince, where a young member of the team inadvertently brings him back to life.
Cast: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Bramwell Fletcher, Arthur Byron, Edward Van Sloan. Directed by Karl Freund.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Horror  History

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Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  96 min. B&W
Plot: A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse.
Cast: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman. Directed by George Romero.
Categories:  Horror  SciFi/Fantasy

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Omen, The (1976)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  111 min. 
Plot: An American diplomat suspects there may be something devious about his young son.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Billie Whitelaw. Directed by Richard Donner.
Categories:  Family  Horror  Children

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Orphanage, The (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: After returning to her childhood home and opening an orphanage, a woman and her family release an evil spirit. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Cast: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Mabel Rivera, Montserrat Carulla. Directed by J.A. Bayona.
Categories:  Horror  Children  Health

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Peeping Tom (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: A study of a voyeuristic maniac who kills women while filming them with his 16mm camera.
Cast: Carl Boehm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley. Directed by Michael Powell.
Categories:  Horror  Mental Health  Women

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Personal Shopper (2016)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  105 min. 
Plot: A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there.
Cast: Kristin Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz. Directed by Olivier Assayas.
Categories:  Drama  Horror  Mystery/Suspense

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Poltergeist (1982)
Rated:  PG  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. 
Plot: A family's home is haunted by ghosts.
Cast: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson. Directed by Tobe Hooper.
Categories:  Horror  Drama  Family

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Psycho (1960)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. B&W
Plot: The search for her missing sister leads a woman to the Bates Motel.
Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Janet Leigh. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Horror  Criminal Law  Mental Health

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Quiet Place, A (2018)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ****
Format:  Blu-ray/DVD  90 min. 
Plot: In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
Cast: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward. Directed by John Krasinski.
Categories:  Drama  Horror  SciFi/Fantasy

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Ravenous (1999)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  101 min. 
Plot: Captain John Boyd's promotion stations him at a fort where a rescued man tells a disturbing tale of cannibalism.
Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeremy Davies, Jeffrey Jones. Directed by Antonia Bird.
Categories:  Drama  Horror  Mental Health

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Rocky Horror Picture Show, The (1975)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  100 min. 
Plot: A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Meat Loaf. Directed by Jim Sharman.
Categories:  Comedy  Horror  Musical

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Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  136 min. 
Plot: A young couple move into a new apartment where they are surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.
Cast: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy. Directed by Roman Polanski.
Categories:  Horror  Family  Contracts

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Shining, The (1980)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  142 min. 
Plot: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Categories:  Horror  Family

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Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Rated:  R  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: An FBI cadet is assigned to interview an imprisoned, cannibalistic psychopath in the hopes of getting his help in capturing a crazed serial killer. Won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Tracey Walter, Charles Napier, Roger Corman. Directed by Jonathan Demme.
Categories:  Horror  Law Enforcement

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Spiral Staircase, The (1946)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  84 min. B&W
Plot: A serial killer is targeting disabled young women in a small town, and the mute servant in the Warren mansion fears that she is next.
Cast: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith, Rhinda Fleming, Gordon Oliver, Else Lanchester. Directed by Robert Spiodmak.
Categories:  Disability  Horror  Women

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Split (2016)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  117 min. 
Plot: Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.
Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
Categories:  Horror  Mental Health  Mystery/Suspense

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Strangers, The (2008)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.
Cast: Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman, Alex Fisher, Peter Clayton-Luce, . Directed by Bryan Bertino.
Categories:  Horror  Mystery/Suspense

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Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  114 min. B&W
Plot: The only son of wealthy widow dies while on vacation with his cousin.
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Katharine Hepburn. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Categories:  Drama  Horror  Mental Health

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Teeth (2007)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  94 min. 
Plot: Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.
Cast: Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman, Lenny Von Dohlen. Directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein.
Categories:  Horror  Comedy  Women

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Them (1954)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  92 min. B&W
Plot: The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.
Cast: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness. Directed by Gordon Douglas.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Horror  National Security

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Thing From Another World, The (1951)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  87 min. B&W
Plot: Scientists and American Air Force officials at a remote arctic outpost must fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism.
Cast: Margaret Sheridan, Kenneth Tobey, James Arness. Directed by Christian Nyby.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Military  Horror

Law movies
Thing, The (1982)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  109 min. 
Plot: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.
Cast: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter. Directed by John Carpenter.
Categories:  SciFi/Fantasy  Horror

Law movies
Vampyr (1932)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 73 min. B&W
Plot: A young traveler arrives in a remote castle and starts seeing weird, inexplicable sights. In German with English subtitles.
Cast: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz. Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.
Categories:  Horror  Mystery/Suspense

Law movies
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD (2 disc set) 133 min. B&W
Plot: In a decaying Hollywood mansion a former child star, and her sister, a movie queen forced into retirement after a crippling accident, live in virtual isolation.
Cast: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono. Directed by Robert Aldrich.
Categories:  Horror  Disability  Family

Law movies
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  86 min. 
Plot: A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires in New Zealand. Turns out vampires have their own domestic problems too.
Cast: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer. Directed by Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi.
Categories:  Comedy  Horror  Drama

Law movies
Wolfen (1981)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  115 min. 
Plot: A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks.
Cast: Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines. Directed by Michael Wadleigh.
Categories:  Horror  Law Enforcement

Law movies
Woman in Black, The (2012)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***1/2
Format:  DVD  95 min. 
Plot: A young lawyer is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client's papers.
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer, Liz White. Directed by James Watkins.
Categories:  Drama  Horror  Mental Health

Law movies
Zombieland (2009)
Rated:  R  Stars: ****
Format:  DVD  88 min. 
Plot: Survivors of the zombie apocalypse have all devised different means of staying alive.
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Amber Heard, Bill Murray. Directed by Ruben Fleischer.
Categories:  Comedy  Horror  Property

The Wolf Law Library welcomes your suggestions for additions to the Feature Film Collection! If there is a law-related movie you feel we might be missing, please submit your suggestion to the Circulation & Reserve Desk at lawcir@wm.edu.

You can view a list of all law library movies in the online catalog.