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, scary, serious, suspense, cult film and macabre films and TV shows about / with american horror, murder, death, blood, violence, brutality, serial killer, slasher, deadly and villain plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
american horror
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american horror movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as american horror: Open Graves (2009), Mindhunters (2004), Identity (2003), Kingdom of the Spiders (1977), Dawn of the Dead (2004), Blood Fest (2018), Blow Out (1981), The Voices (2020), The Legend of Halloween Jack (2018), Underwater (2020).

List of american horror movies

 4.2
 3K
Open Graves (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, 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: suspenseful, scary, captivating, tense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: american horror, survival, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, contests and competitions, danger, buddies, burned alive, witch, dice, game of death, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
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 6.4
 58K
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: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, trap, mind game, island, dishonesty, investigation, confined, law enforcement, murder, unknown killer, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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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, suspenseful, semi serious, satirical, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, murder, psychopath, violence, slasher, deadly, journalism, small town, halloween, insanity, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
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 7.3
 228K
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: suspenseful, twist ending, mind bending, surprise ending, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, dissociative identity disorder, psychiatrist, motel, psychology, split personality, stranded, investigation, psycho terror, isolation, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, nevada, florida, united states
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Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the streets are overrun by killer spiders, trapping a small group ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, harsh, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: spider, tarantula, plague, death, siege, small town, hotel, amateur detective, deadly creature, spiders, dangerous animal, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: arizona
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The Haunted Pumpkin of Sleepy Hollow (2003)
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: horseman, magic, american horror, evil spirit, ghost, legend, remote control, thief, bully, skeleton, halloween, haunted house ...
Place: new york
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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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survival, plague, chaos and mayhem, infected, death, siege, shopping mall, group of strangers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2003, 2000s
Place: usa, wisconsin, midwest
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 5.4
 5K
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: macabre, scary, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: blood, festival, film festival, death of mother, surprise attack, murder, american horror, trapped, masked killer, teenager, zombie, psychopath ...
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 7.4
 45K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, psycho film, serious, captivating ...
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, assassination, neo noir, politics, crimes, amateur detective, witnessing a crime, state affairs, hitman, anti hero, life turned upside down ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, california
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 3.7
 515
The Voices (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Angry and upset after a sudden breakup with her fiancé, Grace Crawford seeks sanctuary at the remote home of her sister, Catherine. It becomes clear that Catherine is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, much like their late mother, who had taken ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, psychotronic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: schizophrenia, paranoia, hearing voices, suicide, sister sister relationship, mental patient, death of mother, mysticism, woman in danger, brutality, murder, dreams ...
Time: contemporary
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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: suspenseful, suspense, macabre, dark, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, revenge, undead, killer, scarecrow, halloween party, halloween, murder, death, characters killed one by one, tragic event, psychopath ...
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 5.8
 64K
Underwater (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: underwater, sea monster, giant monster, giant creature, monster, animal attack, sea creature, lovecraftian, ocean, water, explorer, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
Place: pacific ocean
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 7.3
 428K
Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, psycho, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, serial killer, schizophrenia, insanity, held captive, paranoia, violence, murder ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia
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 5.4
 6K
Hideaway (1995)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Hatch Harrison, his wife, Lindsey, and their daughter, Regina, are enjoying a pleasant drive when a car crash leaves wife and daughter unharmed but kills Hatch. However, an ingenious doctor, Jonas Nyebern, manages to revive Hatch after two lifeless ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychic, afterlife, serial killer, supernatural ability, psychopath, satanism, crimes, criminal's revenge, destiny, reincarnation, back from the dead, deal with the devil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: los angeles, washington d.c.
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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: realistic, sadistic, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, psychopath, murder, insanity, strangulation, merciless, incest, rape, manic, prostitute, sexual abuse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, midwest, california
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Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, survival, vengeance, halloween, danger, stalking, student life, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
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 6.5
 76K
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: psycho film, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, mask, slasher, serial killer, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychopath, graphic violence, stalking, small town, obsession, sheriff ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, midwest
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 6.5
 120K
Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, maniac, serial killer, camp, drowning, teenager, danger, fear, gory, cult, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1958, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: usa, 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: raped by monster, evil alien, monster, alien, spacecraft, astronaut, survival, alien encounter, cons and scams, adventure, supernatural, danger ...
Time: 80s
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Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Determined to finish off the infamous killer Jason Voorhees once and for all, Tommy Jarvis and a friend exhume Jason’s corpse in order to cremate him. Things go awry when Jason is instead resurrected, sparking a new chain of ruthlessly brutal ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, mask, serial murder, serial killer, supernatural, zombie, summer camp, psychopath, lightning, cemetery, camp, knife murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, america
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Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Evil dream-demon Freddy Krueger devises a plan to manipulate the unstoppable Jason Vorhees into hacking up the teenagers of Elm Street in an effort to make people remember the name Freddy Krueger, thus freeing him from limbo.
Style: brutal, scary, bloody, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, blood, serial killer, gory, murder, summer camp, danger, masked man, small town, slasher, teenager, homicidal maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1973, year 1957 ...
Place: new jersey, ohio, midwest
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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist Maggie Burroughs, tormented by recurring nightmares, meets a patient with the same horrific dreams. ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: memory loss, slasher, serial killer, supernatural, good versus evil, ghost, rescue, psychopath, burned alive, amnesia, nightmare, dream ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, midwest, ohio
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 6.8
 65K
The Fog (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a dark secret about the town's founding; radio announcer Stevie witnesses ...
Style: gloomy, scary, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, gold, ghost, supernatural, leprosy, anniversary, beach, lighthouse, sea, ship, decapitation, church ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979
Place: california, usa, northern california
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 4.7
 3K
Final Exam (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a small college in North Carolina, only a select few students are left to take mid terms. But, when a killer strikes, it could be everyone's final exam.
Style: psycho film, serious, realistic, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, college, serial killer, murder, school, psychopath, chase, prank, campus, high school life, teenage life, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: north carolina
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 8.0
 363K
The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, frightening, psychological ...
Plot: exorcism, devil, priest, religion, supernatural, evil force, demons, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, paranormal activity, demon, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, middle east, asia, iraq
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The Driller Killer (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, hallucination, stalking, painting, social misfits, slasher, vengeance, obsession, addiction, mental illness, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.9
 69K
The 'Burbs (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, gothic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suburbs, neighbor, obsession, paranoia, old dark house, vacation, neighborhood, eccentric family, new neighbor, disorder, obsessive quest, goofy hero ...
Time: 80s
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 4.9
 2K
Repentance (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas' teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma - action and reaction (Vipaka), against him to terrorize him ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, confined, family in danger, crimes, rivalry, deadly, split personality, murder, terror, maniac, villain, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
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The Lords of Salem (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The City of Salem, Massachusetts is visited by a coven of ancient witches.
Style: surreal, bleak, scary, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: witch, radio dj, burned alive, supernatural, coven, uncover truth, religions or cults, losing-it hero, danger, curses spells and rituals, rock, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, boston, new jersey
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 5.4
 3K
Ben (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A lonely boy becomes good friends with Ben, a rat. This rat is also the leader of a pack of vicious killer rats, killing lots of people.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: rat, death, violence, dangerous animal, friendship, animal life, danger, boy, survival horror, terror, invasion, exploitation ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
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