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, suspense, scary, serious, surprise ending and rough films and TV shows about / with american horror, blood, murder, violence, death, gore, slasher, psychopath, deadly and serial killer plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as american horror: The Evil Dead (1981), The Clovehitch Killer (2018), Nightmare (1981), Galaxy of Terror (1981), Dawn of the Dead (2004), Christine (1983), The Shallows (2016), Dawn of the Dead (1978), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Curse of Chucky (2013).
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Clever Girl (2015)
Crime, Romance, Thriller
USA
22 min.
 8.9
Se7en (1995)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
127 min.
 8.6
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The Ranger (2018)
Horror
USA
77 min.
 5.2
Halloween (2018)
Horror, Thriller
USA
106 min.
 7.0

List of american horror movies

 7.5
 163K
The Evil Dead (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.
Style: scary, dark humor, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: log cabin, zombie, supernatural, necronomicon, evil, demonic possession, occult, gory, monster, cult, axe, isolation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa, michigan
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The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: gothic, surprise ending, suspense, sinister
Plot: serial killer, father son relationship, psychological thriller, coming of age, church, retro, psycho terror, two killers, teenager, gore, torture, good versus evil ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
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 5.8
 3K
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: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: slasher, murder, knife murder, serial killer, gore, violence, nightmare, psychopath, stalking, gory, family in danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
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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, bleak, rough, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, spacecraft, monster, alien, astronaut, space and aliens, gory, danger, alien possession, escapades, heroes, evil alien ...
Time: 80s
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Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
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, rough, dark humor, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, survival, chaos and mayhem, siege, group of strangers, apocalypse, mass murder, gory, infected, death, shopping mall, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin, midwest
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 6.7
 59K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: obsession, chase, vengeance, survival, objects come to life, supernatural, murder, brutality, betrayal, classic car, violence, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1978, year 1957, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california
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 6.3
 102K
The Shallows (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, trapped, island, ocean, shark, death, surfing, shark attack, strong female character, stranded, young woman, eaten alive ...
Place: mexico, texas, tijuana mexico, australia
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Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: During an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter, and his television-executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
Style: scary, suspenseful, cynical, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, helicopter, survival, siege, violence, gore, apocalypse, infected, motorcycle gang, infection, biker ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, sadistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, high school, transformation, serial killer, disfigurement, party, school bus, fire, diary, sleepwalking, nightmare ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
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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: scary, suspenseful, surreal, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare, teenage life, creep, serial killer, high school, boiler room, booby trap, dream, alcoholic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
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Curse of Chucky (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the passing of her mother, a young woman in a wheelchair since birth, is forced to deal with her sister, brother-in-law, niece and their nanny as they say their goodbyes to mother. When people start turning up dead, Nica discovers the culprit ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wheelchair, serial killer, slasher, doll, killer doll, escape, psychopath, gory, puppets, toy comes to life, vengeance, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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 5.2
 571
The Ranger (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Teen punks, on the run from the cops and hiding out in the woods, come up against the local authority—an unhinged park ranger with an axe to grind.
Plot: slasher, punk, ranger, on the run, teenager, gay couple, gay kiss, boom box, blue hair, severed foot, killing spree, syringe ...
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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for ...
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, dead teenager, halloween, psychopath, gory, small town, career, movie business, idol, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
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 7.0
 55K
Halloween (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. This film, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary, suspense ...
Plot: halloween, masked killer, boogeyman, serial killer, murder, slasher, violence, sadistic psychopath, maniac, death, halloween costume, stabbed to death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: midwest, illinois
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 6.6
 164K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: split personality, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, murder, divorce, isolation, insanity, arson, stalking, nervous breakdown, paranoia, disturbed individual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
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 5.4
 18K
Phantoms (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, supernatural, sheriff, hotel, good versus evil, gory, deadly creature, supernatural ability, race against time, survival, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
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 5.4
 4K
Mother's Day (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, 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: serious, disturbing, realistic, dark humor, rough ...
Plot: murder, rape, revenge, serial killer, slasher, vengeance, kidnapping, psychopath, reunion, college, gory, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey
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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young girl who possesses the power of telekinesis accidentally causes her father's death after a family dispute at Crystal Lake. Years later, when a doctor tries to exploit her abilities, her power becomes a hellish curse, and she unwittingly ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, murder, knife murder, psychiatrist, supernatural, teenager, lake, telekinesis, camp, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
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 7.0
 66K
Fallen (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Plot: devil, good versus evil, supernatural, murder, angel, execution, serial killer, psychic, psychopath, police, bible, curse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
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The Dentist 2 (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Caine, the murdering dentist from the original movie, has escaped from the mental hospital where he has been since being caught. Hoping to resume a normal life, he makes his way to a quiet Midwestern town under a false name and takes on the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, psychological, suspense
Plot: mental institution, serial killer, dentist, slasher, psychopath, mental illness, hospital, mentally unstable, gory, small town, stalking, urban ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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 5.2
 7K
The Dentist (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dr. Feinstone has everything, a beautiful wife and a successful career in dentistry; but when he discovers his wife's affair, he realizes that behind every clean, white surface lies the stench of decay.
Style: serious, rough, sexual, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, dentist, mentally unstable, knife murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, death, torture, voyeur, victim, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: beverly hills, usa
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 5.7
 58K
Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, tough heroes, murder, serial killer, rivalry, tough law enforcer, mannequin, resistance, prosecution, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Point of Terror (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A nightclub singer has nightmares about being involved in adultery and murder, only to wake up and find that they may not be nightmares.
Plot: adultery, murder, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, spurned woman, american horror, nightclub singer, big breasts, lecher, inheritance, pregnancy, breasts, shotgun ...
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The Love Butcher (1975)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The twisted tale of Caleb, and his alter ego Lester. After being pushed around too far, Caleb transforms into Lester and returns to those who have wronged him.
Plot: proto-slasher, gardener, mutilation, alter ego, maniac, human monster, homicidal maniac, slasher, woman drowned, american horror, body count, sadistic psychopath ...
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 296
Warlock Moon (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Young lovers John and Jenny decide to go for a drive in the countryside one day when they happen upon the remains of a long-abandoned resort spa. After doing some exploring, they find that an elderly couple is still living in the crumbling building. ...
Style: demonic
Plot: satanism, spa, cannibalism, old woman, ritual, cook, abandoned, mutilated body, blood on clothes, groceries, meal, old lady ...
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Joy Ride 3: Road Kill (2014)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rusty Nail is back on the road again looking to punish injustice at every turn - and this time it's with a group of hotheaded street racers on their way to the Road Rally 1000. As they drive through a desolate shortcut on the way to the race, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mentally unstable, psychopath, on the run, killer, car race, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, disorder, body count, tortured to death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 5.3
 24K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychiatrist, fbi, riddles and clues, murder, psychopath, car chase, crime, chase, investigation, psychotherapy ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, chicago illinois
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Scream and Scream Again (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A serial killer, who drains his victims for blood is on the loose in London, the Police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat, rough ...
Plot: slasher, scientist, torture, mad scientist, chase, deadly creature, zombie, hospital, crime, race against time, woman in danger, mystery ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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 5.3
 11K
Psycho III (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls mother. One of his guests is a young girl who has left the convent where she lived. To get some help he employs a young man. One day a nosey journalist ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, mental illness, psychopath, split personality, hotel, nun, sex, corpse, gore, blood, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 20K
Psycho II (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by "her" ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, revenge, voyeur, serial killer, blood, motel, starting over, gory, mother son relationship, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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