American horror movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant american horror movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, slasher, suspense, scary, psychotronic and tense films and TV shows about / with american horror, murder, violence, serial killer, gore, death, blood, psychopath, supernatural and brutality plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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american horror movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as american horror: Identity (2003), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Blow Out (1981), Scream (2022), Halloween II (1981), Dawn of the Dead (2004), The Legend of Halloween Jack (2018), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Blood Fest (2018), Hell Fest (2018).

List of american horror movies

 7.3
 250K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: twist ending, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mystery, mental disorder, investigation, murder mystery, stranded, split personality, psychology, murder, characters killed one by one, rainstorm, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, florida
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
Style: slasher, scary, macabre, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, cannibalism, murder, chainsaw, masked killer, chainsaw murder, slaughterhouse, massacre, cannibal, monster, hitchhiker, violent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
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 7.4
 54K
Blow Out (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, serial killer, surveillance, murder, assassination, crimes, murder mystery, conspiracy theory, investigation, politics, hitman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 6.3
 112K
Scream (2022)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.
Style: slasher, bleak, suspenseful, psychotronic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, murder mystery, sister sister relationship, whodunit, homicidal maniac, killing spree, threatening telephone call, sadistic psychopath, murder investigation, gory violence, masked villain ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa, california
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 6.5
 93K
Halloween II (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, bloody, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, hospital, murder, masked villain, male nudity, stalking, sadistic psychopath, injection, tv news, adopted daughter, paramedic ...
Time: year 1978, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: midwest, usa, illinois
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Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA, Canada, Japan, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of surviving people take refuge in a shopping center after the world has been over taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies. A remake of the 1978 zombie film of the same name.
Style: scary, suspense, macabre, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, post apocalypse, virus, survival, zombie apocalypse, living dead, survival horror, zombie attack, walking dead, plague, shopping mall ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: usa, midwest, wisconsin
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The Legend of Halloween Jack (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On Halloween night, a serial killer returns from the dead to take revenge on the vigilantes who put him to death one year earlier.
Style: slasher, suspense, macabre, suspenseful, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, revenge, scarecrow, killer, halloween party, murder, characters killed one by one, tragic event, masked killer, death, serial murder ...
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural, nightmare, murder, serial killer, teenager, nightmare comes true, high school, sleep deprivation, fear, monster, dream, supernatural horror ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, year 1981
Place: ohio, usa
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 5.4
 6K
Blood Fest (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As attendees start dying off, three teenagers with more horror-film wits than real-world ...
Style: splatter, scary, macabre, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: festival, zombie, masked killer, trapped, psychopath, teenager, deathtrap, struggle for survival, survival horror, death of mother, murder, psycho killer ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.5
 18K
Hell Fest (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On Halloween night at a horror theme park, a costumed killer begins slaying innocent patrons who believe that it's all part of the festivities.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amusement park, halloween, masked killer, serial killer, maniac, group of friends, psycho, mystery killer, psychopath, killings, homicidal maniac, killing spree ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.3
 62K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, scary, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, twists and turns, investigation, mind game, survival, island, profiler, fbi, trap, psycho killer, fbi agent, killing spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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The Haunted Pumpkin of Sleepy Hollow (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Horror, Musical
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 47 min.
Story: It's Halloween, and friends Nick and Kate are on a mission to find the biggest and best pumpkin in the patch. Unfortunately, the pumpkin thy chose is haunted by the ghost of the Headless Horseman...and he wants his head back! Aided by the ...
Plot: halloween, horseman, evil spirit, magic, legend, ghost, remote control, descendant, mysterious event, theft, soldier, teacher ...
Place: new york
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I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Unfinished business with coed Julie James brings the murderer to the Bahamas to terrorize her and her friends, Karla, Tyrell and Will, during a vacation. Can Ray Bronson who survived a bloody attack alongside Julie two summers ago, get to the island ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, murder, survival, twists and turns, haunted by the past, island, stranded, resort, teenager, female bartender, woman in danger, voodoo ...
Time: 90s, year 1988, 80s
Place: bahamas
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 4.1
 796
Kill Game (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the fictional town of Grace Arbor the answers are never clear.Who is underneath the mask?PRANK is the story of a group of high school kids who amuse themselves by pulling pranks on unsuspecting students and teachers. They are all popular, good ...
Style: slasher, suspense, enigmatic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: maniac, sadistic killer, serial killer, prank, psychopath, murder, murderer, mutilation, homicidal maniac, psycho killer, violence, nightmare ...
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 6.6
 89K
X (2022)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.
Style: suspense, slasher, psychological, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, elderly couple, pervert, van, lust, husband wife relationship, characters murdered one by one, jealousy, old age, cocaine, farmer, voyeur ...
Time: 70s, year 1918, year 1979, 1910s
Place: texas, houston texas
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 7.5
 121K
The Omen (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil. A classic horror film with Gregory Peck from ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, macabre, scary, bleak ...
Plot: devil, prophecy, supernatural, evil child, priest, murder, satan, monk, good versus evil, religion, demon, evil wins ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, rome italy, europe, jerusalem ...
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, cannibalism, kidnapping, psychology, crimes, mind game, maniac, fbi, murder investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, maryland, chicago illinois, baltimore, memphis ...
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 5.5
 109K
Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, forest, lake, masked killer, camp, serial murder, death, torture, revenge, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 2000s
Place: usa, new jersey
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 6.5
 150K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, atmospheric, gothic horror, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, incest, murder, psychopath, brother sister incest, betrayal, estate, old mansion, ghost story, female protagonist ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, 1890s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, usa
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 5.3
 6K
Mother's Day (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three girls discover that two men are willing to do anything to impress Mother and what impresses Mother is watching her sons commit acts of rape and murder. Now these women are prisoners and lowered to pawns in the game of checkers between two dim ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, dark humor, murder, psychopath, female psychopath, rape and revenge, serial killer, backwoods, redneck, forest, mentally unstable, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey
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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, slasher, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, monster, punk, undead, cannibalism, female nudity, cemetery, crematorium, supernatural, paramedic, transformation, living dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, san diego california, kentucky
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 7.4
 345K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, kids, chick flick, date night
Plot: high school, serial killer, murder, teenager, masked killer, small town, twists and turns, woman in danger, teenage life, psychopath, violent, maniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
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A Stranger Is Watching (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three years after Steve Peterson's wife, Nina, was murdered in front of their 11 year old daughter Julie, she and his new girlfriend Sharon Martin are kidnapped by the same killer, the psychotic Artie Taggart. Imprisoning them in a bunker below ...
Style: slasher, suspense, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, psychopath, serial killer, kidnapper, rape victim, psycho killer, tv reporter, race against time, violence, subway, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, usa
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 5.6
 4K
Nightmare (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drug-treated schizophrenic plagued by horrible nightmares escapes from the hospital and goes on a killing spree.
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, gothic, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, rough sex, weirdo, murder, exploitation, mental disorder, psycho killer, home invasion, teenager, ghost, nightmare, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a ...
Style: slasher, scary, disturbing, brutal, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, torture, rape and revenge, kidnapping, vengeance, murder, woman in danger, violence, serial killer, sadism, psychopath, sexualized violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 4.4
 57K
Jason X (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the year 2455, Old Earth is now a contaminated planet abandoned for centuries -- a brown world of violent storms, toxic landmasses and poisonous seas. Yet humans have returned to the deadly place that they once fled, not to live, but to research ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, monster, masked killer, survival, space travel, violent, scientist, good versus evil, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, unstoppable ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new jersey
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Galaxy of Terror (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: As a lone spaceship proceeds on its long voyage across space, the crew are surprised to encounter a strange pyramid form. Surprise turns to horror as one by one, they discover that their darkest nightmares are all starting to become real. The ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, raped by monster, evil alien, tentacle, fear, female nudity, spacecraft, planet, pyramid, graphic violence, astronaut ...
Time: 80s
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 4.2
 3K
Open Graves (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: One day, Jason finds an unusual board game called Mamba. When his surfer friends start to play, the games unleashes its deadly curse, killing the losers in a gruesome fashion. Supposedly it will grant the winner a wish. As his companions die off, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, surfing, witch, buddies, contests and competitions, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, burned alive, dice, obsession, game of death, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
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Welcome to Arrow Beach (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A hippie girl wandering on a California beach is taken in by a Korean War veteran who lives in a nearby mansion with his sister. The girl soon begins to suspect that the mansion is home to some very strange goings-on.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: serial killer, octopus, korean war, beach, hippie, war veteran, mutilation, cannibal, murder, hitchhiker, basement, skinny dipping ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, korea
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Night of the Creeps (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that ...
Style: macabre, slasher, scary, atmospheric, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, alien, monster, college, supernatural, teenager, survival, parasite, alien invasion, violence, fraternity, undead ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 20th century, year 1959, year 1986
Place: california
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