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Does a horror movie have to have supernatural elements?

No Horror does not require supernatural elements. The Horror genre is defined by the deliberate attempt to invoke a phychological reaction of terror, fear, shock and revulsion in the audience. It is ...
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Movie about a girl who wishes or writes in a book for things to happen to people?

This is Devil's Diary from 2007 that aired on Lifetime. When two friends, Dominique and Ursula, uncover an ancient book in a graveyard one night, they discover that the book has the supernatural ...
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In films, especially horror, Why does the devil interact with random people?

Someone who is already powerful or important either made a deal with the devil to get there or doesn’t need to make a deal with the devil any more. There’s also the trope that the rich and powerful ...
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I'm searching for a 80s or 90s American movie about a crazy religious woman

You are thinking of The Rapture (1991) Sharon, a young Los Angeles woman, engages in a swinging, libidinous lifestyle. She comes into contact with a sect that advises her that the Rapture is imminent....
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Thriller set in a house near a cemetery with a chauffeur driving a pink car

"Entertaining Mr. Sloane" (1970) 1 woman: Kath 3 men: aging father, Kemp; brother, Ed; chauffer, Sloane thriller set in a house by a cemetery pink car https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Is there a criterion to differentiate "thriller" from "horror"?

Your observation is correct: "thriller" and "horror" are often thinly separated in the already vague world of film taxonomy. There isn't really One True criterion for distinguishing the two. That ...
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Which movie ended with the male protagonist's mother in the body of his girlfriend?

You're looking for Severed Ties from 1992. Severed Ties is a 1992 comedy horror film directed by Damon Santostefano. It was released to video by Columbia TriStar Home Video. A regeneration ...
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Sci-fi thriller mini stories movie (90s-early 2000s)

You're actually thinking of The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells, a three episode miniseries from 2001. It made a couple of appearances here (see this and this), but your question is slightly different. ...
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Identify this horror movie about a person going to a mental hospital for work

The first bit sounds like Gothika. From Wikipedia: Psychiatrist Dr. Miranda Grey (Halle Berry) who works at the Woodward Penitentiary For Women, has a car accident after trying to avoid a girl ...
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Movie where serial killer puts all the women he kills in the water like a "underwater garden"

Sounds like TV movie Cabin by the Lake from 2000. A screenwriter does research for his new script by actually kidnapping and drowning young girls. He then places them in his "garden" of other dead ...
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In films, especially horror, Why does the devil interact with random people?

Why would the Devil interact with just normal people who, especially to him, are random nobodies? But what do you consider a special person to the Devil? It doesn't need money or power, the key ...
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Mystery/thriller Hong Kong/Japanese Movie with students disappearing

This is the plot of the manga Boogiepop, so this must be Boogiepop and Others (since it's the only live-action adaptation I know of) from 2000. The killings a month after a pillar of light had ...
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Late 90s - Early 2000s first-person-shot thriller

I'm almost certain you're looking for Alone (2002) You've described the movie well, and I remember all the details you've provided. It's shot in first person, much of it narrated by the killer, and ...
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Thriller movie: young policeman with motorbike vs. farmer serial killer

Chiefs, a miniseries from 1983. This series tells the story of a southern town's police chiefs and the serial murderer who confounds them. Will Henry Lee is the first chief, an easygoing man ...
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Movie where a woman tries to find the murderer of her brother? Dark setting, sort of redneck characters

You're describing the powerful Winter's Bone from 2010 with Jennifer Lawrence, although it's not her brother missing but rather her dad. With an absent father and a withdrawn and depressed mother, ...
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Stalker which is killing women

I believe you're talking about Perfume: Story of a murderer. It's about a young man, with a really strong smell sense. It's actually based on a Novel. From Wikipedia: The film tells the story of ...
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Movie where people are in bunkers and one of them goes mad

Sounds like Domain that came out in 2016 (in select theaters). After a deadly virus wipes out most of humanity, the survivors are forced to wait alone in self-sustaining bunkers while the viral ...
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2008 Thriller: Party/ Ouija Board / Girl locked in a bathroom

Could be Left in Darkness (2006) From moviepooper.com Celia (Monica Kenna) is celebrating her 21st birthday, feeling her birthday is cursed because her mother died giving birth to her. Her ...
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In films, especially horror, Why does the devil interact with random people?

Character building. When a character interacts with random people and does random things, it builds the character. A couple of scenes that come to my mind is: In the movie No Country for Old Man the ...
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An 70s or 80s horror plotting a large serpent or dragon living under a mansion in deep hole or well or chamber and eats humans

It sounds somewhat like The Lair of the White Worm (1988), starring Amanda Donohoe, Peter Capaldi, and Hugh Grant. IMDB page for The Lair of the White Worm Wikipedia entry for The Lair of the White ...
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What is the difference between the horror and thriller genres?

To give you an example of both in the same movie (although it's not really classified as a horror movie), let's take a look at The Shining. The creepy girls, the blood from the elevator: these things ...
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What movie is this?

Sounds like "House of 9" from 2005 "Nine strangers - a priest; a dancer; a designer; an aspirant rapper; a former tennis pro; a woman on probation; an unsuccessful composer and his wife; and a ...
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British movie about a rapist policeman

This sounds like the 1970 British thriller film called And Soon the Darkness, starring Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice and Sandor Elès.IMDB Wikipedia: Jane (Pamela Franklin) and Cathy (Michele ...
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Is there a criterion to differentiate "thriller" from "horror"?

I can answer this question for you. The difference between the horror genre and the thriller genre is, as has been mentioned here already, pretty subtle, but different enough to matter. The job of ...
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Is there a criterion to differentiate "thriller" from "horror"?

Thriller: a novel, movie, etc., that is very exciting : a story full of exciting action, mystery, adventure, or suspense Horror: noun: something that causes feelings of fear, dread, and shock : ...
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What is the difference between the horror and thriller genres?

Mainly the horror movies have supernatural entities(ghosts,Spirits,black magic and too much blood).While the thriller genre is mainly the one having lots of suspense, mysteries or mainly you can say ...
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Movie where people are in bunkers and one of them goes mad

That could the the Outer Limits episode Dead Man's Switch, (1997). After arriving at the bunker, Ben is told by General James Eiger that the Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a fleet of ...
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What is the difference between the horror and thriller genres?

For thriller movies, this genre was created so as to thrill the viewers. That’s why thrillers easily make their viewers sit at their seats but does not make them jump out of their seats or scream. ...
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