An intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spirit of murdered waitress seeks revenge

This movie was probably released around the same time as Titanic (1997), 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Struggling writer who went to an old apartment building to live [closed]

I saw a horror movie on Chiller in the summer of 2009, and it involved a struggling writer who went to an old apartment building to live (in order to better focus on writing) and met strange people ...
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A Horror movie where skeleton falls from tree and scratches woman's face [closed]

When my sister and I were younger we watched a lower quality horror movie with our uncle that had an impact on us, but we can't remember what the movie was called. We watched it in the early 90s, and ...
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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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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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Group enters house, woman turns them into monsters

I need help with an American horror movie that I forgot, it is from the 2000's I think. It's about a group of college-age people that goes to a house (forgot why); the house has a gate, then they meet ...
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Horror movie about man with hallucinations [closed]

Possible horror movie. A man with a beard (and maybe glasses), walks alone at night suffering from hallucinations and remembering things from his past too. We see a flashback of him as a child, ...
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Identify this movie with an insect-like evil 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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European movie where human heads attached to animal bodies

A young college student, who is down and out on his luck, hitches a ride with a couple weird doctors. They offer him cash if he agrees to let the dr's use him for medical experiments for the weekend. ...
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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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Looking for 80s spaceship horror movie

I've been trying to identify this movie for some time now. I watched it at home in VHS before 1990. It was about a spaceship attacked by an alien. The alien attacked and killed several crew ...
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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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A haunted house with creepy people living

I'm trying to look for the movie that i watched a long time ago. I don't know the title as when I saw it on TV it was in the middle of the movie already. So the story goes like, there's a creepy house ...
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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 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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Identify a Horror film about bees which convert human into zombies

I watched a horror movie approx 6 years before on TV about some kind of bee's which can turn human into Zombies by entering into their body mostly through their mouth or injuries . Many people become ...
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Which horror movie is this?

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 ...
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A horror movie that turns out to be a prank

I've seen this horror movie one or two years ago. Recent american production. It starts with a group of friends starting some game show (same concept of the Hunger Games) somewhere in a huge closed ...
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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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In Wes Craven's New Nightmare, what is the script Wes Craven is writing on his computer?

When Heather meets Wes at New Line, they talk about making a new movie to make Freddy stop. At the end of this sequence, we can see that Wes is actually writing the script of "New nightmare". The ...