A genre of fiction in which events are focused on shocking or scaring the viewer by inducing feelings of terror or horror. Use this tag when asking questions pertaining to the overall genre of horror.

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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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1990s sci-fi/horror film or episode where device lets women look into an underwater parallel dimension

I believe this was from 1990s because I recall the images being sleek, like the re-make of Outer Limits. Not grainy. Not cheap film. Not foreign either (like Italy); they spoke English. Pretty sure ...
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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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90s non-English spoken Demonology film from Europe; black mist, girl in a tub and guy at the library.

I come asking for your help because I want to know the name of a European horror film that I’ve been searching for almost three years and that nobody seems to know about. I believe that this movie was ...
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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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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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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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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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Horror movie where monster follows boy and mother tried to protect him

I watched this movie when I was younger and it was a excellent horror movie but I cannot remember the name here are the parts I remember. I'm sure it starts off with a woman driving a car around a ...
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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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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 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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Weird British movie with zombie creatures in a fog

Driving me nuts for years, but I watched a movie probably 25 years ago that was really weird. All I remember is: I'm pretty sure it was British or some other European film. There was a town that ...
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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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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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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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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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A 50s/60s Horror B-Movie with a wobbly-spiked monster

I'm trying to identify a movie which I recall being terrified by when I was maybe 4 or 5 years old. I can only remember one scene, but hopefully I can provide enough information for someone to ...
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UK horror film - A village that changes on the same road

A bit vague this but I'll convey all I know. TV broadcast date: before about 1980 ( I remember seeing this as a kid). So it will have been shown on UK TV after 1969. Place I saw it: UK TV, late one ...
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Man tries to kill a group of people with complex traps

I don't know the name of this horror movie around 2000-2010. English movie. It's a group of people in a place There is a man in a wheelchair, a blonde woman (called Sarah), a black man (called ...
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An old horror movie about man-eating, underground dwelling creatures, beneath a mansion

As a kid (about 20 years ago) I watched a horror movie about a family (or maybe a couple, not sure) where the man inherited a mansion in the countryside from his passed away uncle I think and they all ...
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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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In one episode of this cartoon series some copying slime appeared with a real creepy scene

I watched this episode around ten to fifteen years ago in Germany. I'd describe the cartoon style as classical American. I think the setting in this specific episode is partly at a military base. ...
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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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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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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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Looking for the title of a horror movie

I am looking for the title of this horror movie that I saw when I was a kid. I am pretty sure that the movie is not later than 2005. What I can remember: The story is about a man who had an affair ...
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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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Old horror movie, few stories in one movie?

Horror film that contained few, probably unrelated stories (I am not sure if it was 3 or 4 stories). I watched it around 1998, but it seemed to be pretty old back then. It wasn't Creepshow. Might have ...
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Horror movie about a family in a forest escaping a plague

I'm looking for a movie that takes place in an apocalyptic scene. There is a disease that is spreading that causes people to go absolutely insane, but without knowing it. A family is trying to ...
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Movie with an old mansion and a corridor of hands holding torches

This is a color film I saw somewhere before 1995. I would say it was in English and the production date was around the late 70's\80's. The only scene I can remember in this film is when one of the ...
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Late 90s / early 2000 European Thriller / Horror involving an Internet Predator?

Looking for a late 90s / early 2000 European Thriller / Horror involving an Internet Predator. What I remember is; This aired on SBS in the early 2000s, and I remember it being fairly new looking at ...
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Horror movie that takes place in a hospital, includes time manipulation

I watched this move about 5 years ago and I can only remember certain details about the movie: I think a bunch of teenage kids sneak into an old abandoned psych ward or maybe hospital. There is a ...
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Boy in a toilet talking to an evil insect-like creature

I watched a movie approx 5/6 years ago on TV and I don't remember its name and watched it only for 5 minutes. Now I want to watch it in full but do not know its name or any other detail. I only ...
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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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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 movie about prisoners encountering Christian cannibals

It is about a few prisoners that are transported in a small van in to the country side, they managed to let the van stop and kill the cops with a big rock on his head (you see a dent in the head I ...