Questions tagged [horror]

For questions looking to identify a story in the horror genre that also contains elements of science-fiction and fantasy. Always use in conjunction with the [story-identification] tag. Also use for questions about the genre as a whole. Do NOT use to classify works of fiction.

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'80-'90s horror movie about a woman falling in love with a male humanoid robot

I'm having a hard time finding an old movie from '80s or '90s. It might be a B-movie, I don't remember it having any big stars in it. It is English-language. It involves a lonely woman ordering an ...
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Movie where there's a cave with hundreds of human-headed spiders

In the story, there are several people (two or four) who enter a cave. In the cave, there is a spider the size of a chair, and the spider cut off the head of the person who was caught from his body. ...
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Horror movie involving a group of friends who take a boat to a desert island. A girl in the group drowns, and her ghost returns to kill the others

I don't have much information about this movie. I saw a description of it a few years ago on another now-dead movie review site. My PC had a crash and I lost the link to it. Group of friends go on a ...
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Horror movie with blood coming out of a faucet and a bathtub full of blood

I'm trying to identify a horror movie/episode I saw in the late 90s, of which I remember only the following scene: A woman enters a bathroom, scared and likely chased by a monster. I don't remember ...
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Horror short story told through a collection of postcards about a man killed by an ancient snake goddess

When I was homeless, I stumbled onto a collection of horror short stories from either 2002 or 2003. They where all based around a single award I can't remember the name of. The only memorable story ...
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Late '80s/early '90s scifi/horror movie about a group of young people dealing with an infection/virus that turns one of their friends into a killer

I'm looking for help finding a specific late 80s/early 90s scifi horror movie. The things I remember is that it follows a group of either teens or early 20s people in some kind of town and dealing ...
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Name of this early 2000s alien horror movie where children are probed by aliens

I'm looking for the name of an alien horror movie where children are probed by aliens. and then the aliens come back for them as adults. I think the probes are used to locate the children when they ...
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Masochist gets more than he bargained for in fantasy horror story

I read this short story in the 1960s and it was already old then, maybe 19th century. There are no science fiction elements, but it might be considered as fantasy, certainly as horror, given the ...
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Can anyone identify the source of SCP-008-B?

I came across a Youtube video called SCP-008-B "Crystal Plague". It's a reading of an SCP that is similar to but not exactly like the "Zombie Plague" SCP-008. Unlike the SCP-008 ...
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Movie about a monster that eats people and excrete the undigested jewelries of the victims on a church altar

This is a weird movie where they searched this empty city where the inhabitants are missing, during searching they found jewelries & metal objects on a church altar which at first they thought ...
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Short story with a boy who goes through a door that isn't there

I'm trying to remember a short story I read in the early/mid 80s with some kids who decide to take revenge on a bully, they turn up to his birthday party laden with presents which turn out to be empty;...
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Movie about a cursed place where people die in bizarre accidents [closed]

To my recollection, this movie seemed to follow the archetypal "Cabin in the Woods" format, so I would guess that it is American. Basically, a group of characters go vacationing to some ...
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'90s children's literary horror anthology book, including a story about a cruel cousin who later turns out to be an android

When I turned 10 years old back in 1992, my mother sent me a care package crammed with snacks, mad magazines, a journal, a new video game, and a book of horror stories, that had creepy illustrations ...
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Young boy with talking computer that turns evil, estranged father saves him in the end

This is a horror novel I read about 15 years ago. I’d say it probably was published in the 80’s or 90’s. The plot was about a bright boy who had a talking computer friend (had some sort of clever ...
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Movie about weird black ooze inside this girl making her kill people

I watched this movie easily before 2012 so I don't remember much. I remember a scene with a girl in a fridge with, I think, weird black venom substance. Later on there's a scene where she is like ...
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Horror movie about a killer who plays chess with his victims

In this horror movie, the main character is kidnapped by a man who forces him to play chess against him. He proves to be quite a good player. For their final game, the kidnapper and the main character ...
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Book where America is being overrun by zombies controlled by a hive mind (a woman from the previous book?). Has a dark ending

This is a book I read around 2010, but is likely to be older. Although I didn't realize it when I read it at first, it was a sequel. I believe it is set in modern day America. The plot revolves around ...
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Book where adults are turning into monsters like zombies, and a boy takes refuge with other children in a school classroom

I remember reading a book about two years ago, but I can't remember the name. It's a young adult book, and I know there are at least two books in the series. One of the main characters is a boy whose ...
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Black & white movie where someone is turned into a voodoo zombie by being made to repeat the words "I am dead" and "I am a zombie"

This movie I watched was black & white. I think it took place inside some person's house. The one scene I remember was this man turning another character into a voodoo zombie by making him repeat ...
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Movie about people who take some kind of drug and hear a transmission from a numbers station

I only watched a small part of this movie. I think the premise of this movie is that a group of characters is under the influence of some kind of drug. One scene I watched involved one of the ...
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Short film titled with a variant of "Vampire"

I saw this short film back in the days when you'd go to the cinema and there were always two or three shorts before the main feature. My memory is very sparse, but here's what I've got: I think I saw ...
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Movie where a professor opens a portal to hell

In this movie, a professor or maybe a scientist of some kind creates a device that opens a portal to hell. This ends up sending the main characters there. In hell, one of them is infested with ...
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'90s Movie About Teens trapped in a Haunted Mansion or Museum

I am trying to find the title of a movie I watched about a group of teens trapped in a haunted mansion or museum. The movie is a late '90s movie. It is about a group of teens in medieval costumes ...
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Book - A girl who gets possessed by a doll of a dead spirit in a coastal village?

I've read a translation of this book about 10 years ago. The original book is probably English, because it had English names as I recall. I'm not very good with remembering the names. The language of ...
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Movie about an insane doctor and a haunted monastery

The movie is about a set of characters who I think go to a haunted monastery of some kind. They are also tortured killed off by an insane, red-headed doctor with scars on his face. I think the doctor ...
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Horror movie where a gang of kids plot to attack a boy

I saw this live action movie on tv in the USA about 1980 to 2000, I guess. It was made in English or else dubbed into English. As I remember, one of the main characters was a kid about 10 to 14 I ...
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Movie where a man has an alien growth on his arm [duplicate]

I only remember part of this horror movie. In it, a group of characters, including a man and a woman, are at what I think was a gas station at night? The man has some kind of alien infection on his ...
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Children's creepy illustrated graphic book series from the late '70s - one story involves a man disrespecting the statue of a spider god

I have been searching for this series of illustrated (I think black & white) creepy children's comic/graphic books I used to get out of the library in the late '70s. Each little book had like four ...
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Short Story about a Lovecraftian Cult, who secretly have a makeshift nuclear reactor

I remember reading a short story, possibly online, approximately 8-10 years ago. The protagonist is sent undercover, possibly by the police or secret service, to investigate a cult living on an island....
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Movie where people communicate with a spirit using dice

In the movie I watched, I think there was a man who is killing people at the behest of his mother's spirit, though I'm not sure on that part. There was a scene where a group of characters communicates ...
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Movie where people try to kill a possessed woman with morphine

I watched a movie where some woman was being haunted by a demon. I think it appeared as a human man with a painted face. During a writing exercise of some kind, a teacher or professor tells the people ...
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Movie where an evil spirit is exorcised with poison

I remember the ending scene of a movie that I watched. In it, a girl, her father, and some other man are discussing how to exorcise an evil spirit out of the girl. The man places a cage with a rat or ...
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1950s or '60s movie with rock-like monsters that lay eggs inside people, and possibly eat them

I am looking for a movie from the '50s, maybe '60s (not sure). It's about rock-like monsters that attack people and lays eggs inside them, maybe even eat them. That is all I remember about the movie. ...
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Movie about a creature summoned by a Native American curse

I watched a horror movie about some kind of creature that was brought into the world by a Native American chief casting a curse. I think the creature was a monstrous wolf or a werewolf, but maybe it ...
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Horror movie in a subway

I remember watching a horror movie a long time ago. In it, a group of people is trapped in a subway for some reason. They are pursued and killed off by what looks like either some kind of intelligent ...
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TV Movie or Series Episode Featuring Diminutive Female Monster

I think this aired on network television in the mid to late 1980s. It's either a TV movie or an episode from an anthology series. I believe the protagonist is a woman who's either inherited or is ...
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Horror film involving the ghost of a bullied student killing off his tormentors, with the climax involving destroying his asthma inhaler

I think I ran into this one in 2020-2021 while searching for a different film. The setup was a fairly typical one of a set of students (high school age, I think?) are being killed off one-by-one with ...
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Short story where a device tosses dry ice into another dimension [duplicate]

I think that this short story is from the late ‘70s. It may have been published in F&SF. The main character is a government scientist sent to aid in the investigation of a science experiment gone ...
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Sy-fy movie where a monster appears on a kid's bed

Years ago I saw this movie on SyFy I think. I don't know the name but I remember this scene where this kid's mom goes to check the closet for monsters. She says "See? No monsters" then she ...
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One Page Horror Stories — Black and White Illustrations

As I recall, there was almost no text — just illustrations depicting a scene, and your imagination made up the rest. One page I can clearly recall: an empty bedroom with a crack in the ceiling. ...
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Horror novel from the 1990s involving vampires, the cult of Kali, and thuggees

I purchased this book second-hand in the late 90's, so it was probably published somewhere between 1989-1998. I'm basing this on the fact that the book was near new condition when I bought it. The ...
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Webcomic about Small Town Horror

I lost the link of a webcomic I very recently read and loved, and it’s driving me crazy. It’s a mainly black and white strip, graphic novel style, and heavy with gore and horror elements. Synopsis: ...
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Short story, protagonist afraid of sea; sea is an eldritch abomination hivemind, he is its drone trying to break free

A man who once nearly drowned has extreme thalassophobia and fear of the dark; in fact he conceptualizes the sea as The Dark, and he believes that it is 1) out to get him and 2) able to access all ...
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A '50s Yeti movie which has a scene with two men sitting around a fire in a cave

There is a movie from the '50s which has a scene with two men sitting around a fire in a cave. One of the men reveals that he is actually a Yeti. Although he is shaven, with a haircut, he opens his ...
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Looking for a horror movie about a serial killer with an African mask

This is a color horror/campy movie or TV movie that I began to watch when I was a kid (late 80s/early 90s). The movie was about a serial killer that recorded in film his own atrocities and messed up ...
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Old black & white movie with an ostrich-like monster

I am trying to find the name of a movie I saw many years ago. Should be from the '50s or '60s, since I remember it was black & white. The creatures looked like "ostriches", but had some &...
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Horror film about a mummy like creature that goes around killing a bunch of people and making them evil

I watched this movie in around 2012, This mummy-like creature (or evil spirit) that lives in a two-storey house, and a group of 5 or more or less, people move into it. The creature then goes on to ...
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Horror story about a lonely man whose life is tied to that of a snake in his bedroom

The protagonist is a lonely man, a loser in life with no relatives or friends. One day he finds a snake in his room. Being rejected everywhere he starts building a relationship with the snake. His ...
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1960s (or earlier) movie with a fog blistering people's skin

I remember watching the end of this as a child probably before 1970 on TV, only remember it a bit. People walking out of a fog/mist/smoke from a small town all covered with bumps and blisters. I don'...
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Instagram comic about a boy whose brother disappears then reappears with a shadow monster inside him

Some years ago I followed an artist on instagram that had drew a comic about a boy whose young brother "disappears" while playing hide and seek in a forest. He then reappears but has a kind ...

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