The Devil's Backbone (2001)

The Devil's Backbone (Spanish: El espinazo del diablo, literally The Backbone of the Devil) is a 2001 Spanish-Mexican gothic horror film directed by Guillermo del Toro, and written by del Toro, Antonio Trashorras and David Muñoz. It was independently produced by Pedro Almodóvar, and filmed in Madrid.

The film is set in Spain, 1939, during the final year of the Spanish Civil War. In the DVD commentary, del Toro stated that, along with Hellboy, this was his most personal project, and described it as his favorite along with Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy II.

Plot: Casares (Federico Luppi) and Carmen (Marisa Paredes) operate a small home for orphans in a remote part of Spain during the Spanish Civil War. Helping the couple mind the orphanage are Jacinto (Eduardo Noriega), the groundskeeper, and Conchita (Irene Visedo), a teacher who is also involved with Jacinto. Casares and Carmen are aligned with the Republican loyalists, and are hiding a large cache of gold that's used to back the Republican treasury; perhaps not coincidentally, the orphanage has also been subject to attacks from Franco's troops, and an unexploded bomb waits to be defused in the home's courtyard. One day, a boy named Carlos (Fernando Tielve) arrives at the home, looking for a place to stay after being left behind by his parents. Casares and Carmen take him in, and the boy soon strikes up an unlikely friendship with Jaime (Inigo Garces), a boy with a reputation for tormenting other kids. But Carlos soon begins having visions of a mysterious apparition he can't identify, and hears strange stories about a child named Santi who went missing the day the bomb appeared near the orphanage. Mark Deming, Rovi - Rotten Tomatoes

Location: Spain, Mexico
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Producer: Guillermo del Toro
Writer: Guillermo del Toro, Antonio Trashorras, David Muñoz
Cast: Fernando Tielve, Íñigo Garcés, Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi


Sinister (2012)

Sinister is a 2012 supernatural horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and written by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. It follows true-crime writer Ellison (Ethan Hawke) as he discovers a box of home movies that put his family in danger. The film employs "found footage" along with traditional cinematography. Sinister premiered at the SXSW festival, and was released in the United States on October 12, 2012.

Reviews for Sinister have been generally positive, with Variety praising the movie as "the sort of tale that would paralyze kids' psyches". stated that Sinister was a "deeply frightening horror film that takes its obligation to alarm very seriously".

Location: United States
Director: Scott Derrickson
Producer: Jason Blum
Writer: C. Robert Cargill, Scott Derrickson
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Thompson, James Ransone, Clare Foley, Michael Hall D'Addario


The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

The Ghost and the Darkness is a 1996 historical adventure horror film starring Michael Douglas and Val Kilmer set in Africa at the end of the 19th century. It was directed by Stephen Hopkins and the screenplay was written by William Goldman.

Set in 1898, this movie is based on the true story of two lions in Africa that killed 130 people over a nine month period, while a bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter tried to kill them.

In 1896 Lt. Col. John Paterson was sent to East Africa to build a railway bridge. He had a deadline to meet but was confident he and his large workforce of Africans and Indians can get the job done in time. John's was a man of his word and got things done - which he demonstrated on his first day by killing a lion that had been pestering the workforce. This earned John respect, but it didn't last very long because a few weeks later 2 new lions began visiting and they're man-eaters. The film is based on a true story and during the construction of the bridge, the lions would enter the workers camp to kill. Believing them not to be real lions, the locals name them 'The Ghost' and 'The Darkness'. After losing dozens of workers to the lions, the railroad company brought in Remington, an American 'great white hunter', to kill them, but even his reputation for being the best could not prevent yet more carnage. It is believed that over 130 people were killed by the two lions in just a few months.

Location: United States
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Producer: Grant Hill, Michael Douglas, Paul Radin
Writer: William Goldman
Cast: Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, John Kani, Brian McCardie, Emily Mortimer


The Dentist (1996)

The Dentist is an American horror film released in 1996. It was directed by Brian Yuzna and written by Dennis Paoli. Corbin Bernsen stars as Dr. Alan Feinstone, Linda Hoffman as Brooke Feinstone and Ken Foree as Detective Gibbs. It also features Mark Ruffalo in one of his early roles.
The film was inspired by the story of real-life dentist/serial killer Nick Rex.
The Dentist was followed by The Dentist 2 in 1998, also starring Corbin Bernsen as the titular doctor.

Dr. Alan Feinstone (Corbin Bernsen) has everything what he wants in his life. A beautiful wife, a nice house, a job as a dentist, a popular reputation and is obsessed with order and cleanliness. However, everything changes on the day of his wedding anniversary, he spies his wife Brooke, and he spots her cheating on him and having sex with their filthy poolman, Matt. Feinstone, going berserk about this, waits for them to finish, and retrieves his handgun (a .380 Walther PPK) and then follows Matt in his car, tailing him.

Location: United States
Director: Brian Yuzna
Producer: Sir Gregory Alan Wheeler Timms, Pierre David, Phillip B. Goldfine, Noël A. Zanitsch, Sheri Bryant
Writer: Dennis Paoli
Cast: Corbin Bernsen, Linda Hoffman, Molly Hagan, Ken Foree, Virginya Keehne, Patty Toy, Jan Hoag, Lise Simms, Michael Stadvec, Christopher Kriesa, Joannie Baron Christa Sauls, Mark Ruffalo, Tony Noakes, Sal Viscuso and Earl Boen

Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001)

Children of the Corn: Revelation is a 2001 horror film directed by Guy Magar. It was released straight to DVD, and was originally the final film in the original Children of the Corn film series until the release of Children of the Corn: Genesis in 2011.

A woman named Jamie (Claudette Mink) comes to Omaha, Nebraska after numerous phone calls to her grandmother have gone unanswered. Her grandmother's apartment block is empty, and Jamie meets her grandmother's neighbors while investigating. When a police detective becomes involved, she discovers that the apartment complex actually resides on the ground of the original Children of the Corn cult.

Location: United States
Director: Guy Magar
Producer: Joel Soisson, Michael Leahy
Writer: S.J. Smith
Cast: Michael Ironside, Michael Rogers, Claudette Mink, Crystal Lowe, Kyle Cassie

Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

Chernobyl Diaries is an upcoming 2012 American horror film co-produced and directed by Bradley Parker and starring Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelly, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Nathan Phillips, Ingrid Bolso Berdal and Dimitri Diatchenko.

The film follows a group of six young tourists who, looking to go off the beaten path, hire an extreme tour guide. Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since the disaster 26 years ago. After a brief exploration of the abandoned city, however, the group soon finds themselves stranded, only to discover that they are being hunted by strange beings that now live in the city.

Location: United States
Director: Brad Parker
Producer: Oren Peli
Writer: Oren Peli, Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke
Cast: Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Devin Kelly, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Nathan Phillips, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Dimitri Diatchenko


30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010)

It’s been a year since the Alaskan town of Barrow’s population was decimated by vampires during its annual month long polar night. Riddled with grief over the death of her husband, bound by nightmares and void of all emotions beyond hate and sorrow, Stella (Kiele Sanchez) has spent the past months traveling the world, trying to convince others that vampires exist.

30 Days of Night: Dark Days is a 2010 American horror film based on the comic book miniseries of the same name. It was directed by and written by Ben Ketai, alongside co-writer Steve Niles. It is a sequel to the 2007 film, 30 Days of Night. A prequel to the first film, 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails was released on and FEARnet On Demand in 2007.

Location: United States
Director: Ben Ketai
Producer: Vicki Sotheran
Writer: Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith
Cast: Kiele Sanchez, Rhys Coiro, Diora Baird, Harold Perrineau, Mia Kirshner


Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang (2012)

Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang (or simply Corazon) is a 2012 Filipino horror-drama film starring Erich Gonzales and Derek Ramsay released by Skylight Films, a division of Star Cinema.

Corazon revolves around the love story of a married couple during the times of Japanese rule in the Philippines who's having a hard time conceiving a child. After joining traditional fertility rites in honor of certain patron saints, their prayers are eventually answered but unexpected circumstances will lead to their baby's death. At which point the conflict of the story will begin.

Early production began in May 2011. The film is said to be a period love story about Philippine folklore. The director, Richard Somes revealed that the idea of the concept was created in 2008 after he finished his first horror full-length script, Yanggaw, a story that dwells on the aswang myth and the culture that surrounds the legend. The film is said to be set in the time of the Japanese rule.

Location: Philippines
Director: Richard Somes
Producer: Charo Santos-Concio, Malou Santos, Enrico Santos
Writer: Richard Somes
Cast: Erich Gonzales, Derek Ramsay, Mark Gil, Tetchie Agbayani, Epi Quizon, Mon Confiado, Sharlene San Pedro, Princess Punzalan, Wendell Ramos, Maja Salvador


The Innkeepers (2011)

In January 2010 Ti West was named as the director of the MPI/Dark Sky project. Kelly McGillis, Sara Paxton and Pat Healy signed on in May 2010. The film is produced by Derek Curl, Peter Phok, Ti West and Larry Fessenden for Dark Sky Films in partnership with Glass Eye Pix. It was shot in Torrington, Connecticut. West shot several scenes in the actual Torrington, Connecticut Yankee Pedlar Inn.

During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.

Location: United States
Director: Ti West
Producer: Derek Curl, Larry Fessenden, Peter Phok, Ti West
Writer: Ti West
Cast: Kelly McGillis, Pat Healy, Sara Paxton


Insidious (2011)

Insidious is a 2011 American independent supernatural horror film written by Leigh Whannell, directed by James Wan, and starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, and Barbara Hershey. The story centers on a couple whose son inexplicably enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for ghosts in an astral dimension. The film was released in theaters on April 1, 2011. The film has been nominated for 10 awards.

Location: United States
Director: James Wan
Producer: Jason Blum, Oren Peli, Steven Schneider
Writer: Leigh Whannell
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Andrew Astor, Leigh Whannell


The Devil Inside (2012)

The Devil Inside is a 2012 American supernatural horror film directed by William Brent Bell, and written by Bell and Matthew Peterman. It is a documentary-style found footage film about a woman who becomes involved in a series of exorcisms during her quest to determine what happened to her mother, a woman who murdered three people as a result of being possessed by a demon. Produced by Peterman and Morris Paulson, the film stars Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, and Suzan Crowley, and was released theatrically on January 6, 2012.

The film received extremely negative reviews from critics and audiences alike. Despite the negative reaction, the film topped the box office on its opening weekend, yet continued to drop drastically in the second week, before disappearing completely from the box office top ten

Location: United States
Director: William Brent Bell
Producer: Matthew Peterman, Morris Paulson, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Steven Schneider
Writer: William Brent Bell, Matthew Peterman
Cast: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, Suzan Crowley


The Grey (2012)

The Grey is a 2012 American adventure film directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson. It follows a number of men stranded in Alaska after a plane crash, who are forced to survive using little more than their wits as a pack of wolves stalks them. The film is based on the short story "Ghost Walker" by Ian MacKenzie Jeffers, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Carnahan.

Location: United States
Director: Joe Carnahan
Producer: Jules Daly, Joe Carnahan, Ridley Scott, Mickey Liddell
Based on: Ghost Walker by Ian MacKenzie Jeffers
Cast: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie, James Badge Dale


Urban Legend (1998)

Urban Legend is a 1998 horror film starring Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Jared Leto, Michael Rosenbaum, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Loretta Devine, Robert Englund, John Neville, Joshua Jackson, and Tara Reid. The film is based on the premise that a killer is using the methods of death described in certain urban legends as a means to kill the victims.
The film was followed by Urban Legends: Final Cut, which was released in theaters in 2000, and Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, which went direct-to-video in 2005.

Location: United States
Director: Jamie Blanks
Producer: Gina Matthews, Michael McDonnell, Neal H. Moritz
Writer: Silvio Horta
Cast: Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Jared Leto, Joshua Jackson, Loretta Devine, Tara Reid, Michael Rosenbaum, Robert Englund

The Nun (2005)

An insane nun terrorizes her students. One of the girls named Mary is discovered to have been impregnated by an important official at the school after having had an affair with him in her young teenage years. The girl had bought a Pregnancy test. Just as she discovered that she was indeed pregnant, the malicious Nun Sister Ursula walks in on her in the bathroom to see what she is doing and discovers her secret.

Location: Spain
Director: Luis De La Madrid
Cast: Anita Briem, Belén Blanco, Alistair Freeland, Manu Fullola, Paulina Gálvez, Natalia Dicenta, Oriana Bonet, Teté Delgado, Lola Marceli, Cristina Piaget, Montse Pla, Alessandra Streignard, Ludovic Tattevin 


The Exorcist III (1993)

The Exorcist III is a 1990 American supernatural thriller written and directed by William Peter Blatty. It is the second sequel of The Exorcist series and a film adaptation of Blatty's novel, Legion (1983). The film stars George C. Scott, Brad Dourif, Ed Flanders, and Nicol Williamson. This is the only Exorcistfilm not to be distributed theatrically by Warner Bros., in which Warner Bros. would be the current distributor for the film.
Set fifteen years after the original film and ignoring the events of Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977), the film centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman from the first film, investigating a baffling series of murders in Georgetown that appear to have a satanic motive behind them and furthermore have all the hallmarks of "The Gemini", a deceased serial killer.
Originally titled Legion, the film was drastically changed in post-production with re-writes and re-shoots ordered by the studio executives of Morgan Creek Productions, demanding the last-minute addition of an exorcism sequence, and the film was released as The Exorcist III in order to be more commercial. The final version differed from Blatty's vision; all of the cut footage is apparently lost.
Location: United States
Director: William Peter Blatty
Producer: Carter DeHaven
Writer: William Peter Blatty
Cast: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Jason Miller, Scott Wilson, Brad Dourif