Halloween Horror Binge 2017

by jakofett | created - 20 Oct 2017 | updated - 13 Sep 2018 | Public

All the Horror (and Halloween-themed) movies I watched during the Halloween season in 2017 (first time and re-watched), ranked from best to worst.

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1. Trick 'r Treat (2008)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker, Rochelle Aytes

Votes: 77,173

Annual requirement.

2. Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Western

72 Metascore

In the dying days of the old west, an elderly sheriff and his posse set out to rescue their town's doctor from cannibalistic cave dwellers.

Director: S. Craig Zahler | Stars: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 78,518

3. Dead Alive (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

54 Metascore

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin

Votes: 88,826 | Gross: $0.24M

4. They Live (1988)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower

Votes: 102,914 | Gross: $13.01M

First Time (shame)

5. It (I) (2017)

R | 135 min | Horror

69 Metascore

In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shape-shifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis

Votes: 427,106 | Gross: $327.48M

First Time

6. Hocus Pocus (1993)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz

Votes: 89,321 | Gross: $39.51M

Annual requirement.

7. The Void (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Shortly after delivering a patient to an understaffed hospital, a police officer experiences strange and violent occurrences seemingly linked to a group of mysterious hooded figures.

Directors: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski | Stars: Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Daniel Fathers, Kathleen Munroe

Votes: 27,950 | Gross: $0.15M

First Time

8. Last Shift (I) (2014)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A rookie cop's 1st shift alone in the last night of a closing police station turns into a living nightmare.

Director: Anthony DiBlasi | Stars: Juliana Harkavy, Joshua Mikel, Hank Stone, J. LaRose

Votes: 15,768

First time

9. The Devil's Candy (2015)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

A struggling painter is possessed by satanic forces after he and his young family move into their dream home in rural Texas, in this creepy haunted-house tale.

Director: Sean Byrne | Stars: Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Kiara Glasco

Votes: 15,688

first time

10. The Ring (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery

57 Metascore

A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman

Votes: 309,365 | Gross: $129.13M

11. Hush (I) (2016)

R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

67 Metascore

A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan

Votes: 90,626

First Time

12. The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009 Video)

R | 77 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

A washed-up luchador and a super-spy investigate Nazi zombies, a nefarious scientist, and a stripper with a Satanic birthmark.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Joe Alaskey, Ken Foree, Sheri Moon Zombie, Tom Papa

Votes: 7,056

13. Stitches (I) (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

A clown comes back from the dead to haunt those who took his life during a fatal party mishap.

Director: Conor McMahon | Stars: Ross Noble, Tommy Knight, Eoghan McQuinn, Gemma-Leah Devereux

Votes: 8,544

First Time

14. New Nightmare (1994)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

64 Metascore

A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Jeff Davis, Miko Hughes

Votes: 48,681 | Gross: $18.09M

15. Tales of Halloween (2015)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror

64 Metascore

Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.

Directors: Darren Lynn Bousman, Axelle Carolyn, Adam Gierasch, Andrew Kasch, Neil Marshall, Lucky McKee, Mike Mendez, Dave Parker, Ryan Schifrin, John Skipp, Paul Solet | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Hunter Smit, Cameron Easton, Caroline Williams

Votes: 11,037

First Time

16. The Babysitter (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

The events of one evening take an unexpected turn for the worst for a young boy trying to spy on his babysitter.

Director: McG | Stars: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell, Hana Mae Lee

Votes: 54,887

First Time

17. The Nightmare (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Horror

68 Metascore

A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Stephen Joseph, Siegfried Peters, Yatoya Toy, Age Wilson

Votes: 6,254

First time

18. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

R | 134 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising 4 children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor

Votes: 211,135 | Gross: $102.47M

first time

19. Sinister 2 (2015)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

32 Metascore

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

Director: Ciarán Foy | Stars: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan, Dartanian Sloan

Votes: 45,234 | Gross: $27.74M

First Time

20. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

44 Metascore

Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James

Votes: 99,896 | Gross: $169.70M

First Time

21. R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls (2015 TV Movie)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Teenage friends must resist the spell of an evil showman staging a house of horrors show in their small town.

Director: Peter DeLuise | Stars: Dove Cameron, Braeden Lemasters, Katherine McNamara, Casey Dubois

Votes: 1,757

First Time

22. Cult of Chucky (2017)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

69 Metascore

Chucky returns to terrorize his human victim, Nica. Meanwhile, the killer doll has some scores to settle with his old enemies, with the help of his former wife.

Director: Don Mancini | Stars: Allison Dawn Doiron, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, Fiona Dourif

Votes: 19,097

First Time

23. XX (2017)

R | 80 min | Horror

64 Metascore

Four short horror films that are directed and written by women.

Directors: Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama, St. Vincent, Jovanka Vuckovic | Stars: Natalie Brown, Jonathan Watton, Peter DaCunha, Peyton Kennedy

Votes: 10,588 | Gross: $0.03M

First Time

24. Hellions (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

34 Metascore

A teenager must survive a Halloween night from Hell when malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking at her door.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Chloe Rose, Rachel Wilson, Rossif Sutherland, Peter DaCunha

Votes: 2,925

First Time (last time)

25. Tremors 5: Bloodlines (2015 Video)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The giant, man-eating Graboids are back and even deadlier than before, terrorizing the inhabitants of a South African wildlife reserve as they attack from below-and above.

Director: Don Michael Paul | Stars: Brandon Auret, Natalie Becker, Emmanuel Castis, Michael Gross

Votes: 6,260

First Time (last time)

26. The Axe Murders of Villisca (2016)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror

'The Axe Murders of Villisca' is a ghost story based on the house where the notorious and still unsolved 1912 axe murders took place. Three outcast teenagers break into the house in search of answers, but discover something far beyond their worst fears.

Director: Tony E. Valenzuela | Stars: Robert Adamson, Jarrett Sleeper, Alex Frnka, Sean Whalen

Votes: 1,624

First Time (last time)

27. The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

5 Metascore

Taking inspiration from The Human Centipede films, the warden of a notorious and troubled prison looks to create a 500-person human centipede as a solution to his problems.

Director: Tom Six | Stars: Dieter Laser, Laurence R. Harvey, Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo

Votes: 13,669

First time (last time)



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