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To what extent are child actors exposed to the violent aspects of the movie they perform in?

Some movies feature child characters put in violent situations. This can range from crude language to extreme horror (e.g. torture, gore, etc.). As an example, Child's Play and its sequel has plenty ...
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Man's wife turns back into a monster when he talks about it

I'd say it's a movie from the 80's or 90's. At one point the main character sees a monster in the street (I'd say at night, in an alley). It's quite a big monster and the monster can talk. They ...
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Was the original Evil Dead meant to be funny?

In The Evil Dead series of Sam Raimi movies, the two sequels are meant to be funny. But was that the intent of the original movie?
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Why is it 'Elm' in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'?

What does Elm depict in A Nightmare on Elm Street? Does Elm tree represent something bad in the horror context?
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Girl looks into mirror, sees demon swimming towards her

I remember watching parts of a movie on tv some years ago. I missed the beginning, and saw some parts from the middle and the end. I didn't really understand what was happening, but I can provide some ...
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Cultural Basis of Asian Ghost Lady

In a lot of Asian horror movies (particularly Japanese ones) a common motif is the ghost lady in white, with long black hair covering her face. The wide spread use of this image has led me to wonder ...
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Spirit of murdered waitress seeks revenge

This horror movie was probably released around the same time as Titanic, but not very sure. A young waitress was serving in a bar/night club and some drunk men put her on the table and asked her to ...
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Town infested with alien parasites causing people to lose their teeth

I saw this movie a long time ago. The action takes places in a small town as far as I can remember. The people there get "infested" with some sort of parasite and they start losing their teeth. I only ...
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Astronaut rescues corrupted wife from hell

It was a live action film set in the US, I saw it about 20 years ago on TV. I do not recall anyone famous being in it. I think the family moved to a new place somewhere in the US. The leading ...
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Strange creatures crawl out of the house's fireplace and attack the inhabitants

Approximately 30 years ago, I watched a horror movie which I have been trying to identify for years. The problem is that after so many years I don't remember a lot about the movie and the only things ...
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Exceptions to horror genre and female sexuality tropes?

Recalling Carol Clover's Her body, himself: Gender in the Slasher Film, there is typically an androgynous final girl in horror films - such as Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween - who survives the movie. ...
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Identify a movie where boy controls his family

I saw a movie when I was little. A woman hits a little boy with her car. The little boy took her home. He then turned out to have his whole family under his control. His sister locked in her room with ...
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Why do many of the Hollywood horror movies use a mirror as a ghost's sign?

I've seen lot of Hollywood horror movies, and most of the directors using a mirror as a ghost's sign or ghosts using mirror as a medium to talk with humans. I couldn't understand what would be the ...
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An old couple kill some young strangers happily

Personal Experience: This is probably one of the weirdest movies I have ever seen. Genre: Horror Production date: I have seen this movie at least 5 years ago. Obviously produced after 2001. Plot: A ...
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What's this short film with a mysterious teddy bear?

A man watching telly receives a package and it's a teddy bear. Doesn't think anything of it but then opens the stuffing out of the bear to find a VCR cassette tape. He plays it and there's some spooky ...
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Why do many horror movies involve children?

I just finished watching the Spanish movie 'The Orphanage' and I suddenly observed that many of the horror movies, especially some very popular ones, involve children as a central part of the story, ...
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An innocent man kills his family because there was no hope

Summary: A whole town gets attacked by gigantic weird and violent creatures (spiders and insects). Genre: Horror. Production date: I'm not really sure, but not that old. Probably something in ...
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Dead wife haunting her husband's new wife

So I remember seeing a movie about a guy who got married very fast and moved into a house with his new wife and then strange things started happening. The cat drowned in the bathtub. There was hair in ...
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Father moves family into house where previous family was killed, might be the killer

I saw a trailer for a movie a while back where this guy moves into this old house with his family. Strange stuff starts happening they find out the previous family was murdered. Then, surprise ...
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Please identify this horror movie about a girl who was used to trap actors in a house

I watched it about 11 years ago starts with an audition for actors to go into a house to act a reality horror movie only for them to be trapped in a real horror house. The horror starts with one guy ...
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Horror movie where a group of friends were killed in sleep

I watched it perhaps around 2008. It was a horror film. In the movie, a group of friends (2 girls and 3 boys maybe) got killed in a remote house probably in woods. They were lured there by an old man ...
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Woman living in an apartment taking self-portraits everyday (from 1990 to 2005)

And then suddenly there's this monster who hates the flash and the woman uses it to escape the monster... and by self-portraits.. it's like a Polaroid/instax thingy. So she had to go away and then at ...
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Horror movie about a mask that turned people into demons

When I was a kid, I was subjected to a horror movie that I was probably too young to watch and it scared the pants off me. I remember the plot quite vividly. A cinema screening was showing a ...
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Robot is prize for winning arcade game, then tries to kill everyone?

A local teen gets the high score on an arcade game, and he wins a real life replica of the main enemy in the game. It arrives at his door one day. At first he and his (I'm pretty sure girlfriend, ...
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Horror about novel writer whose book will be turned into movie, after watching it people start to be violent

The movie was from the end of 80s or early 90s tales from the crypt style. At the beginning of the story a man drives a car to a small town, he rides at night. A man on a bike passes him, a few ...
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Trying to find horror movie about portals

I remember seeing a horror or suspense movie where a couple are on the run from something - ghost, monster, serial killer, and they are able to travel through portals. I recall one scene where they go ...
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Horror movie about fog

I'm looking for a movie about some friends, who are going somewhere in a car. Then they get into a great fog, and they couldn't go further, so they stop. Then the film has a flashback like thing about ...
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Director tries to make a horror film starring an old man!

I think this is a pretty old film. May be a black & white one. A film director tries to makes a horror film in which lead role is played by an old man, who dies later really after shoot is ...
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Horror movie with group of young people killed inside a haunted house, girl possessed at the end

I am trying to find a kind of horror movie with a group of young people in a house, getting stuck there for the night I believe. They start getting killed by objects from the house, and it seems to be ...
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Horror Ghost Movie; Water dripping from basement knob

Well I've been trying to get the name of this movie for years. It aired on TV in Canada at least 5 years ago. Here goes: I think the movie may or may not have "lakehouse" in the title. The movie ...
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Father tries to catch daughter's imaginary friend on camera

Mom and dad had moved in to their new house with their two daughters. Their room is upstairs, just off the staircase, with a little closet on the other side. One of the daughters has an imaginary ...
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Priest avoids turning into a vampire by exposing himself to sunlight

Genres- horror,slasher Story Start- The movie starts with a priest trying to kill two vampire girls but before he kills them, they cut him in the neck. Before turning into a bloodsucking vampire, ...
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Horror movie about Dollhouse

Old 1970's horror movie about a possessed dollhouse. A little girl is given one by her grandfather. When she plays with the toy furniture and people whatever she has moved also moves in her real home. ...
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Ghost/horror film from 80's or 90's on BBC or ITV

I remember watching part of a film (in English) when I was a child about a town plagued by invisible spirits after dark. I seem to think it was set in a town by the sea, and after dark, everyone had ...
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Identify a horror movie with a girl on a boat

I remember watching a small piece of a movie in which a girl is on a boat and she keeps on doing the same weird things. She then sees a note that she has written for herself and when she dies, she ...
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Horror film where couple find a girl, who is unable to talk

I'm looking to see if anyone can identify this movie. It's about 6 years + old. A couple live in a house near the sea and white cliffs. The couple find a girl, clearly shook up and unable to speak. ...
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Movie where contestants have to kill one another for money

So my memory is pretty bad, but.. i believe it was filmed in early 2000s. It's a movie about a reality tv type show where contestants are trapped inside a gorgeous villa and have to kill each other ...
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Please identify this horror movie about ghosts that only attack in the dark

I remember watching an movie when I was younger, at least a good 7 years, it was about this family who moved into an haunted house (of course) but the ghosts were different, they could only attack in ...
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A movie with giant lampreys (snake-like sea creatures) attacking a boat

I'm trying to remember the name of a (somewhat horror) movie in which some people get somehow stranded in a boat , and as usuall, things go wrong. The main plot is that some giant lampreys ...
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Person gets killed by their reflection while in a public bathroom

This is a foreign language film (possibly Korean). I can remember a few scenes from this film. The first scene I remember is where someone gets killed by their reflection while in a public bathroom. ...
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Horror movie with girl in a boat and fake party

I remember watching part of a horror movie where some teens were somewhere in Europe at a fake party that was actually planned to find people to kill. I remember this girl in a row boat with a "nice ...
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Horror story writer moves with his family into a house where the previous family was murderered

I watched a movie a few months back. The movie starts with four people hanging by their necks on a tree. The hero is a writer of horror stories. He comes to a house along with his family. He finds a ...
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TEN. horror movie identification

I've seen the trailer for a movie a few years back, there was TEN. in red (blood, probably) letters on the wall. There was also a little girl (6 to 10 years old), chanting TEN DOT TEN DOT TEN DOT ...
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Identify horror movie taking place in a psychiatric hospital

I tried googling this movie but couldn't find it out. I saw it originally around 2007 if I recall correctly, it's a horror movie taking place in a psychiatric hospital. The plot starts when a new ...
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Identify this movie about ghost bar/casino

I have tried to identify this movie since a long time. It seems like a 90's movies but I'm not sure. It's about different ghost like creatures, who come to a bar/casino where they play cards and ...
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Horror movie with a child's drawing of a blue sun

I remember watching a scene from a (probably) horror movie on TV many years ago. In it, a man is asking a young boy what he's drawing and the boy describes the picture. And then the guy points at the ...
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Identify horror movie with four aliens attacking a small town

Summary: English language movie set in rural America. Saw it in the 80's, but could be a 70's movie. Had a B-movie vibe to it. Alien spaceship crashes in the woods next to a small town. The aliens ...
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Identify horror movie involving morphing furniture

I remember watching the trailer for a horror movie years ago, I vaguely remember a scene where a group of young people were running away from something, closed a door, and then furniture in the room ...
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A couple go to an evil old hotel

Seen this movie three years ago. Should be between 2005 and 2010. Decent american production. Good actors. One couple go to some vacation to spend some time together. The hotel was calm, old and I ...
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Girl ghost who kills guy driving

I really want to find the name of this scary movie I saw when I was younger. There was this ghost woman/girl who wore all white This young guy was driving in a highway at the night and crashed into ...