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  • The Car (PG)

    Possessed by the devil, a customized luxury sedan terrorizes a New Mexico town. more...
  • Coraline (PG)

    Tim Burton, who wrote the story for The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), has since topped it with another animated chiller, Corpse Bride (2005), while Henry Selick, who directed Nightmare, has been struggling to better it ever since. more...
  • The Devil's Rain (PG)

    William Shatner butts heads with Satanic priest Ernest Borgnine in this campy horror item from 1975. more...
  • Gremlins (PG)

    Joe Dante's biggest hit (1984) to date, in which cuddly Spielbergian pets turn into vicious beasties, led Dave Kehr to conclude, "Dante is perhaps the first filmmaker since Frank Tashlin to base his style on the formal free-for-all of animated cartoons; he is also utterly heartless." more...
  • Haunted Castle 3D (PG)

    I saw several parents drag their children out of the theater during the first few minutes of this large-format 3-D chiller, which only gets more intense as it goes on. more...
  • Jaws (PG)

    It broke box-office records in 1975, and probably posted an aesthetic landmark, too—in proving that actors and characters were completely redundant in the shopping center cinema of the 70s. more...
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre (PG)

    Werner Herzog's 1979 remake of F.W. Murnau's classic vampire film is a flop as a horror movie, but it works as a string of Herzogian epiphanies centered on death and the apocalypse. more...
  • Poltergeist (PG)

    This Steven Spielberg-produced horror film (1982) neatly inverts the antifamily themes of shockers that were being made during the same period (including those of its nominal director, Tobe Hooper—The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Funhouse), presenting a squad of spooks who help a giggly, dope-smoking young couple mature into the responsible parents they ought to be by kidnapping their daughter. more...