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The best horror films

Ghosts, zombies, demons and vampires - we have dug deep for you to bring to light some of the scariest, bloodiest and most shocking films and series in recent years. If you're looking for the perfect entertainment for a really horrific evening, you've come to the right place!

Fog pulls in, doors creak, little children's dolls stare at you in the dark, while a creature made of tentacles and sharp teeth waits for fresh meat in the closet. There's nothing like a good horror shocker in the evening!

Here you can find the best horror films and horror series:

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The invisible

Vintage:2020

Story: A woman wants to break up with her brutal and extremely control-addicted boyfriend. After she was able to successfully escape from the heavily guarded villa and go into hiding, the horror only really starts: Her ex has apparently committed suicide, but she does not get rid of the feeling that he is still being watched. Until the first murders happen in their immediate vicinity ...

Main actor: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer
Running time: 125 minutes
FSK: From 16 years

Horror Factor: Extreme
Splatter factor: Medium
Screech Factor: High
Trash factor: low

Conclusion: "The Invisible" always had a certain trash factor, which the new edition more than skillfully ironed out: Director Leigh Whannell (Aquaman, Upgrade) delivers us a technically extremely high-quality and simply extremely exciting horror thriller, which you can enjoy thanks to a fantastic Elisabeth Moss sticking to the screen every second. One of the big horror surprises of the year - 10 out of 10 stars for it!

"The Invisible One" - You can find the trailer here

#Alive / #amLeben

Vintage:2020 (Netflix)

Story: A young nerd guards the apartment in a block of flats while his parents go on vacation. When the world suddenly ends and zombies roam the streets, he suddenly has to fight for survival on his own ...

Main actor: Ah-In Yoo, Shin-Hye Park
Running time: 98 minutes
FSK: from 16 years

Scary factor: high
Splatter factor: high
Screech Factor: Medium
Trash factor: medium

Conclusion: Despite the extremely simple storyline, #Alive captivates you almost from the first second. There are so many bad zombie films out there that this one stands out extremely positively: The actors do a fantastic job, the effects work and the 98 minutes are chewed through faster than a zombie ... well you know. An insider tip that makes us charming 8 out of 10 "Braaains!" is worth.

#Alive - You can find the trailer here

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The shaft - The Platform - El Hoyo

Vintage:2020 (Netflix)

Story: A prison experiment of the future is driving a man to revolution: In this crazy place, prisoners are always housed in pairs in cells stacked on top of each other. In the middle of the cell is the eponymous "shaft" with an elevator that starts at the top with a feast every day. When the elevator arrives downstairs, of course, there isn't much left to eat. The problem: for the occupants, the floor changes randomly every month. And nobody likes to live on the lowest level here ...

Main actor: Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan
Running time: 1 hour 34 min.
FSK: from 18 years

Horror Factor: Low
Splatter Factor: Extreme
Screech Factor: Low
Trash factor: medium

Conclusion: This Spanish horror film is not for the faint-hearted, but it also makes your head sweat a lot: What is morally justifiable in such a situation, which political systems are chalked up here, and what is the end of it all about? "The Shaft" is certainly not an easy film, but it is definitely worth watching. "8 out of 10 delicious puppies"

The Shaft - You can find the trailer here

The Hills have eyes

Vintage:2006

Story: A family with a caravan is going on vacation. On the advice of a gas station owner, they decide on an alleged shortcut and fall into a deadly trap in the middle of the California desert. A village population, degenerated by nuclear tests by the American government, wants nothing more than the death of the family ...

Main actor: Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Dan Byrd
Running time: 107 minutes
FSK: From 18 years

Horror Factor: Extreme
Splatter Factor: Extreme
Screech Factor: High
Trash factor: medium

Conclusion: Those who like real slaughter cannot pass the hills with their eyes. Director Alexandre Aja ("Mirrors") makes no compromises and sometimes acts on the verge of breaking taboos. A really nasty shocker that we like 9 out of 10 horror stars push out of sight!

The Hills Have Eyes - You can find the trailer here

Paranormal Activity

Vintage:2009

Story: The couple Micah and Katie try to find out what keeps them awake every night. In order to track down the invisible evil, the two set up a surveillance camera at night and make terrible discoveries ...

Main actor: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat
Running time: 86 minutes
FSK: From 16 years

Horror Factor: Extreme
Splatter factor: low
Screech Factor: High
Trash factor: low

Conclusion: Those who love thrills without large splatters, chopped off body parts and bloodshed will get their money's worth here. The series now has 6 parts, the last being "Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension" in 2015. We forgive 9 out of 10 Pippi spots in the box.

"Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension" - You can find the trailer here!

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The Shining

Vintage:1980

Story: With "The Shining" director Stanley Kubrick created a film as early as 1980 that is still one of the classics of the horror genre today. Unforgettable creepy: Hollywood star Jack Nicholson plays the role of Jack Torrace in the film, who becomes a crazy killer in a remote hotel and does not even spare his own family ...

Main actor: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat
Running time: 144 minutes
FSK: From 16 years

Scary factor: high
Splatter factor: Medium
Screech Factor: High
Trash factor: low

Conclusion: If you like it a little more classic, you should go to the bestselling film adaptation of Stephen King for a horror TV evening: Many scenes are absolute cult and have found many imitators to this day. In short: a masterpiece! 10 out of 10 redrums on the wall!

The Shining - You can find the trailer here

Doctor Sleeps awakening

Vintage:2014

Story: The second part of "The Shining" takes place at a time when the now grown-up Danny Torrance is still struggling with his supernatural abilities. One day he meets the young girl Abra Stone, who also has the "Shining" - and thus becomes the target of a dark community.

Main actor: Ewan McGregor, Kyliegh Curran, Rebecca Ferguson
Running time: 2 hours 32 minutes
FSK: from 16

Scary factor: high
Splatter factor: Medium
Screech Factor: Medium
Trash factor: low

Conclusion: As the successor to "The Shining", Stephen King is also behind "Doctor Sleep", the whole thing was filmed by Mike Flanagan (Haunted Hill House, The Game). The film is not only extremely long (be sure to watch the Director's Cut!), It also surprises you with new characters, exciting settings and some really great camera settings. One of the strongest stories of the king of modern horror - and full of us 10 out of 10 horror stars value!

Doctor Sleeps Awakening - You can find the trailer here

It follows

Vintage:2014

Story: The 19-year-old Jay is pursued by a being that can take any shape and creeps up on her extremely slowly over and over again.

Main actor: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto
Running time: 100 minutes
FSK: from 16

Horror Factor: Extreme
Splatter factor: low
Screech Factor: High
Trash factor: medium

Conclusion: "It Follows" is already a cult film! The strip shows little blood and the disgust factor is surprisingly low. On the other hand, you can no longer sleep peacefully afterwards - and always look around anxiously on the street. Pure paranoia! A second part has been announced for 2018.10 out of 10 panic attacks!

It Follows - You can find the trailer here

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The Girl with all the Gifts

Vintage:2016

Story: A handful of children seem to be the only way to control a zombie epidemic. One of the children has to fight his way through the apocalypse with a handful of soldiers and scientists.

Main actor: Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine
Running time: 112 minutes
FSK: from 16

Scary factor: high
Splatter factor: high
Screech Factor: Medium
Trash factor: low

Conclusion: "The Girl with all the Gifts" is reminiscent of the PlayStation game "The Last of Us" in many ways - especially since the zombie apocalypse was transmitted by a mushroom spore this time. Great drama, fabulous backdrops, great pictures and a large portion of zombie horror heave the title very high on the "These zombie films should be seen!" List.9 out of 10 horror stars!

The Girl with all the Gifts - You can find the trailer here

5 room kitchen coffin

Vintage:2014

Story: The vampires Viago, Vladislav, Deacon and Petyr share a villa in Wellington. Apart from the lack of a mirror image, one-sided nutrition and occasional arguments with werewolves, her everyday life hardly differs from that of a completely normal flat share

Main actor: Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Jonathan Brugh
Running time: 82 minutes
FSK: from 12

Horror Factor: Low
Splatter factor: high
Screech Factor: Low
Trash factor: extreme

Conclusion: Modern family meets vampires and werewolves. What at first feels like the worst trash, develops over the playing time of only 82 minutes many highly creative and lovable moments around the weirdest vampire flat of all time. And after half an hour at the latest, you really want to know what happens next. Wonderfully wacky, partly funny, partly tragic - and always well filmed.7 out of 10 horror stars!

5 room kitchen coffin - Here you can find the trailer

Train to Busan

Vintage:2016

Story: The Korean zombie hit combines fast undead with a rapid train journey. In the midst of it all are Seok-woo and his daughter Soo Ahn.

Main actor: Gong Yoo, Soo-an Kim, Yumi Jung
Running time: 118 minutes
FSK: from 16

Scary factor: high
Splatter Factor: Extreme
Screech Factor: Medium
Trash factor: medium

Conclusion: Noble horror from Korea! "Train to Busan" doesn't have to hide from big Hollywood productions, only the translation and the German speakers draw the "Zombie Horror on the Train" spectacle unnecessarily into trash regions. Our tip: It's best to watch the Korean original with German subtitles. Then it will be a wild ride, whose unique film set provides some creative moments.7 out of 10 horror stars!

Train to Busan - You can find the trailer here

10 Cloverfield Lane

Vintage:2016

Story: A young woman wakes up in a darkened basement after a serious car accident. With her in the room: a distraught man who now firmly claims that a nuclear catastrophe has taken place over them, which makes any penetration to the contaminated surface impossible.

Main actor: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr.
Running time: 103 minutes
FSK: from 16

Horror Factor: Extreme
Splatter factor: Medium
Screech Factor: High
Trash factor: low

Conclusion: Perhaps the best role in the life of John Goodman, who has seldom been seen so nasty as here. "10 Cloverfield Lane" is extremely exciting for a long time, offers some disturbing revelations and is not too good to be brutal. Only the ending may be criticized by some people - we thought it was great!9 out of 10 horror stars!

10 Cloverfield Lane - You can find the trailer here

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The Void

Vintage:2016

Story: After Sheriff Carter has picked up a wounded man and delivered him to the hospital, dark guys suddenly appear who want to kill the injured man. When some people then turn into monsters, the day is apparently over for Carter ...

Main actor: Aaron Poole, Ellen Wong, Kathleen Munroe
Running time: 94 minutes
FSK: from 16

Scary factor: high
Splatter Factor: Extreme
Screech Factor: Medium
Trash factor: low

Conclusion: The current insider tip combines everything that horror fans love: tension, lots of blood and nasty monsters. Great part!8 out of 10 horror stars!

The Void - You can find the trailer here

Raw

Vintage:2016

Story: The 16-year-old vegetarian Justine turns into a real cannibal after eating a piece of meat. At the same time, however, she also has to deal with the pitfalls of growing up.

Main actor: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Naït Oufella
Running time: 99 minutes
FSK: still unclear

Scary factor: high
Splatter Factor: Extreme
Screech Factor: Medium
Trash factor: low

Conclusion: "Raw" is so shocking that some visitors to the Toronto Film Festival 2016 passed out on the first sighting and had to receive emergency medical care afterwards. Definitely not for the faint-hearted, but rather something for the tough stomachs.8 out of 10 horror stars!

Raw - You can find the trailer here

The invitation

Vintage:2015

Story: A couple invites their friends to an unusual dinner party at their home. Soon, Guest Will is frightened.

Main actor: Michiel Huisman, Logan Marshall-Green, John Carroll Lynch
Running time: 98 minutes
FSK: from 16

Scary factor: high
Splatter factor: Medium
Screech Factor: Medium
Trash factor: medium

Conclusion: The film carries the feeling that something is wrong here for so long that it hurts at some point. Nevertheless, the curious atmosphere within the closed group is so exciting that you just want to know how it will turn out now. A somewhat tighter narrative would have done the film good anyway.6 out of 10 horror stars.

The Invitation - You can find the trailer here

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The witch

Vintage:2015

Story: In 17th century New England a family was banished to the outskirts of town in an inaccessible forest. There they are desperately trying to build a new life for themselves, but the scary events around the daughters do not make the project any easier.

Main actor: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
Running time: 93 minutes
FSK: from 16

Horror Factor: Extreme
Splatter factor: Medium
Screech Factor: High
Trash factor: low

Conclusion: The Witch benefits immensely from its audiovisual power, which the film builds up from the first minute, and which pulls the viewer into the gloomy forest like a maelstrom. The psychological factor is high, the story told is extremely dark and depressive, the horror creeps at first and in the end it is almost unbearable. Still, in the end, only "Style over Substance" remains.7 out of 10 horror stars!

The Witch - You can find the trailer here

Split

Vintage:2016

Story: For Casey and her two friends Claire and Marcia, life becomes hell when one day they are kidnapped by a sinister man. Your tormentor Kevin suffers from a multiple personality disorder and unites 23 different beings in his psyche.

Main actor: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley
Running time: 117 minutes
FSK: from 16

Scary factor: high
Splatter factor: Medium
Screech Factor: Medium
Trash factor: low

Conclusion: James McAvoy is actually known as a young Professor Xavier from the last X-Men films, but in "Split" the Scottish actor delivers a completely different form. Proud 23 personalities have to be conveyed through his facial expressions and his expression alone - and McAvoy shines in everyone! The film remains exciting until the end - and allows itself an exciting cameo at the end. 8 out of 10 horror stars!

Split - You can find the trailer here

The Belko experiment

Vintage:2016

Story: Everyday office life with a difference: Strangers completely cordon off the Belko headquarters and direct the 80 work colleagues over the loudspeaker system.They are given a gruesome choice: either they kill each other or someone else kills them all with mini-explosive devices hidden in their heads.

Main actor: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona
Running time: 88 minutes
FSK: from 18

Horror Factor: Low
Splatter factor: high
Screech Factor: Low
Trash factor: medium

Conclusion: "The Belko Experiment" is a very good version of the genre-typical "Battle Royale" - curious at first and then extremely bloody and exciting right up to the end. No wonder, after all, none other than James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) was allowed to let off steam as a writer - and you can recognize a number of faces from film and television among the actors, for example senior physician Dr. Perry Cox from "Scrubs", aka John C. McGinley, or Yondu from Guardians of the Galaxy (Michael Rooker).8 of 10 horror stars!

The Belko Experiment - You can find the trailer here

Green Room

Vintage:2015

Story: An absolute worst-case scenario: With the last drop of gasoline and completely burned down, the punk band "Ain't Rights" just managed to get to their gig in a remote pub in nowhere in America. The audience consists entirely of Nazi skinheads and the plan to run away immediately after the performance fails when they involuntarily witness a brutal murder.

Main actor: Anton Yelchin, Patrick Stewart, Imogen Poots
Running time: 94 minutes
FSK: from 18 years

Scary factor: high
Splatter Factor: Extreme
Screech Factor: High
Trash factor: low

Conclusion: "Green Room" should be seen because of the famous performances of Patrick Stewart (yes, exactly, Captain Picard!) As a neo-Nazi leader, as well as Star Trek colleague Anton Yelchin (RIP!). Unfortunately, the story takes a little too much time to warm up at the beginning - afterwards the free fall of the horror roller coaster is even worse. Nothing for weak nerves! And you should bring a strong stomach with you too!8 out of 10 horror stars!

Green Room - You can find the trailer here

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Maggie

Vintage:2015

Story: The world is dying again from a zombie epidemic, but this film is all about father (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin). The latter is infected and is expected to mutate into the undead in six weeks - a tough lot for the family.

Main actor: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson
Running time: 97 minutes
FSK: from 18

Scary factor: high
Splatter factor: Medium
Screech Factor: Low
Trash factor: medium

Conclusion: "Maggie" is definitely not a normal zombie film: Instead of confronting you with zombie hordes and lots of blood, it is more about the development of the zombie, as well as the effects of the disease on the psyche of a family. Ingenious: We wouldn't have thought Arnold Schwarzenegger capable of such a character role in his old days. Worth seeing!7 out of 10 horror stars!

Maggie - You can find the trailer here

The babadook

Vintage:2014

Story: The single mother Amelia has still not completely got over the death of her husband six years ago and is also struggling with the nightmares of her boy Samuel. Unfortunately, there is more to them than she first wants to believe.

Main actor: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman
Running time: 93 minutes
FSK: from 16

Horror Factor: Extreme
Splatter factor: low
Screech Factor: Extreme
Trash factor: medium

Conclusion: A little ghost story for in between? Anything but that! "The Babadook" is brutal psychological horror that keeps us crawling under the sofa in fear. If you are in the mood for some really nasty jump scares, this is the place for you!9 out of 10 horror stars!

The Babadook - You can find the trailer here

Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead

Vintage:2014

Story: As the second part of "Dead Snow", the sequel starts with Martin (Vegar Hoel), who last accidentally killed his girlfriend and saw off his right forearm in a fight. Now the poor man is waking up in the hospital - and soon has to face the undead Nazi henchmen from the mountains again.

Main actor: Vegar Hoel, Orjan Gamst, Martin Starr
Running time: 101 minutes
FSK: from 18

Horror Factor: Low
Splatter Factor: Extreme
Screech Factor: Low
Trash factor: extreme

Conclusion: Norway has it all and delivers the finest zombie trash! The first part is already considered a cult film among horror fans and part 2 puts a decent shovel (and a tank!) On top! It's all so wonderfully weird, disgustingly bloody and brutal that it is a real bliss. You don't need to take "Dead Snow" seriously at any point - the thing is wonderfully self-deprecating.10 out of 10 horror stars!

Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead - You can find the trailer here

Housebound

Vintage:2014

Story in two sentences: Kylie Bucknell (Morgana O'Reilly) got into contact with the wrong people, was arrested and given several months of house arrest, including a tracking device on her foot. This judgment is made worse by the fact that Kylie has to return to her childhood home in a sleepy small town and live there with her superstitious mother. Oh yes, a ghost comes on top too.

Main actor: Morgana O'Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru
Running time: 111 minutes
FSK: from 16

Scary factor: high
Splatter factor: low
Screech Factor: Extreme
Trash factor: medium

Conclusion: "Housebound" is always good for a surprise: Weird characters, nasty horror and also some REALLY funny scenes make the film a mixture that is unique in this form.9 out of 10 horror stars!

Housebound - You can find the trailer here

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clown

Vintage:2014

Story: To save the kindergarten party, Father Kent puts on an old clown costume. The problem: At the end of the day, the costume cannot be removed from the body. Over time, Kent continues to transform into a bloodthirsty clown monster.

Main actor: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stormare
Running time: 99 minutes
FSK: from 18

Scary factor: high
Splatter Factor: Extreme
Screech Factor: High
Trash factor: high

Conclusion: Nasty splatter effects with a disgust factor and a cult transformation into a horror clown save this minimally trashy horror flick over some weaknesses. True horror fans can overlook this anyway.6 out of 10 horror stars!

Clown - You can find the trailer here

Warm bodies

Vintage:2013

Story in two sentences: One day, when the zombie R (Nicholas Hoult) is heading for the city in search of food, he sees the human girl Julie (Teresa Palmer), who is attacked by some undead. On the spur of the moment, he rescues her and hides her in his home, an old Boeing 747.

Main actor: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton
Running time: 97 minutes
FSK: from 12

Horror Factor: Medium
Splatter factor: Medium
Screech Factor: Low
Trash factor: low

Conclusion: Sometimes an unusual scenario: "Warm Bodies" shows everyday zombie life from a zombie point of view - and wraps the whole thing up with a sometimes quite exciting romance, lots of charm and a little wit. Amazingly, the film works great - and makes even the coldest horror hearts beat faster with joy.8 out of 10 horror stars!

Warm Bodies - You can find the trailer here

Horns

Vintage:2013

Story: One day the girlfriend of Ignatius Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is found raped and murdered. Although he is acquitted himself, the township firmly believes in his guilt. When he wakes up after a night of partying, suddenly two horns grow on his forehead. The good thing about it: suddenly people willingly tell him their secrets. So he goes in search of his girlfriend's murderer ...

Main actor: Daniel Radcliffe, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson
Running time: 120 minutes
FSK: from 16

Horror Factor: Medium
Splatter factor: Medium
Screech Factor: Low
Trash factor: medium

Conclusion: Unusual, unique and with a wonderfully dark story, Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe shuffles through 120 minutes of the finest entertainment. "Horns" is not a horror film per se, but rather goes more in the direction of "fantasy" and "crime".7 out of 10 horror stars!

Horns - You can find the trailer here

Odd Thomas

Vintage:2013

Story: At first glance, Odd Thomas looks like a normal young man. He's a diner in a fast food restaurant and in love with the pretty Stormy. But Odd has a special gift: He can see the so-called bodachs, shadowy figures that feed on the misfortune and ruin of people.

Main actor: Anton Yelchin, Willem Dafoe, Addison Timlin
Running time: 96 minutes
FSK: from 16

Scary factor: high
Splatter factor: low
Screech Factor: Medium
Trash factor: low

Conclusion: Based on a book by horror master Dean Koontz, "Odd Thomas" sets an astonishing pace, which thanks to strong characters, a story that is definitely reminiscent of Stephen King and great effects, will not let you go until the end.9 out of 10 horror stars!

Odd Thomas - You can find the trailer here

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