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Questions tagged [horror]

For questions looking to identify a story in the Horror genre that also contain elements of science-fiction and fantasy. Always use in conjunction with the [story-identification] tag.

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What was the first monster motivated by the need to replace worn-out or damaged body parts?

At least as far as movies are concerned, I do not think I have encountered in my watching experience a monster similar to the one in Jeepers Creepers, that is motivated by the need to replace worn-...
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Combination spy novel and horror regarding “mind vampires”

I am trying to track down a novel I read in December 1990 on my way to Saudi Arabia. Lost the book. It melded some Navy "moles" in the Pentagon funneling secrets (about a new plane) to the Russians ...
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Short horror story about an explorer poisoned by a witchdoctor, the effects cause him to slowly shrink while still alive

I read this short story maybe 10-12 years ago, about an explorer who discovers or goes looking for a mysterious tribe, I think in South America or possibly Africa. There might be something about ...
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90's teen horror novel where “Mike” goes on a date with a girl to see their favourite band “The Zombies” [closed]

This was a teen horror book from the 90s. It is not Point Horror, Fear Street, or Goosebumps. I am sure the the title was "Bad Blood"; however, I have searched online and can't find it. The story of ...
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60's-70's movie: home appliances revolting against the owners

My children asked me about the oldest movie I can remember (as a kid). It is a movie from before 1977 (probably mid 60's - early 70's) about a house where (children? owners?) were not taking care of ...
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Short web-original story about eldritch horrors repelling an alien first-contact

I've been trying to find a web-original short story I read a couple years back. I found it on Imgur, text on an image, fairly long, it may have been a 4chan greenpost. The essential premise was a ...
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Christmas short horror story about a woman who becomes trapped in another body?

I read this short story maybe about 5-7 years ago, possibly longer. I'm fairly certain it was part of an anthology. It stuck in my mind because I haven't run across that many Christmas horror stories....
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Flying Bloodthirsty Lampshades

I vaguely remember an old black and white movie with things that looked like lampshades. The lampshades would settle on a persons head and they would start bleeding and die. Anybody know the movie?
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Horror movie about a virus at the prom; beginning and end are stylized as a cartoon

Movie seen around 2010, about the virus at the prom, a lot of blood, in some places disgusting, but with humor. The beginning and end are stylized as a cartoon.
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Western buddy movie with a supernatural twist where a woman turns into an eagle at the end

A long time ago, probably 30 years, I saw a movie which I enjoyed but have not seen since. It may have been a TV movie. It wasn't Oscar worthy but it was unusual. Most movies are just the same basic ...
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Old cartoon show about short horror stories

I've been trying to remember the name of an old cartoon show I used to watch a bit over ten years ago. It used to air late at night, I think around midnight. But I can't remember the channel, it might ...
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Sci-fi horror movie with sentient goop, reasonably recent

For the longest time I've failed to remember the name of a movie, which was definitely released post-2000. I think the main character had a buzz cut, and it opened either on a military base or in a ...
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Horror movie/show or scene where a horse creature opens its mouth really wide and devours a man in a stables

I saw my dad watching this when I was a kid and was never really able to identify it later on. At the time it scared the crap out of my little kid brain but now that I'm older I want to find out what ...
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Scifi thriller book. Pilot is in the air and learns that a plague is happening on the ground

A few weeks ago I was browsing my local supermarket's book aisle. I saw a book with, I believe, a plane on the cover. I really enjoy horror/sci-fi/thriller books and movies that take place on a plane, ...
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Horror/fantasy short story about a strange man in a (magical?) cabin in the woods

I'm looking for an anthology of short horror or fantasy-like stories, I believe it was by a female author, with this one particular story (entitled The Master, I think) about someone who gets called ...
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Late 90's/early 2000's scifi horror movie: spec ops sent to underground lab, infectious goo takes over hosts; goo transform into spiders

In the movie, a special operations group gets sent to an underground lab where some kinda infectious goo gets loose where it can take over the host and control them just as if they were perfectly ...
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1990s-2000s horror alien movie with slugs infecting people through the mouth

I've seen this horror movie in early to mid-2000s, but the quality wasn't really good, so I suppose the movie could've been older. The main theme is some kind of alien invasion, where aliens are ...
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90s horror short story: boy grows on (coal?) factory darkness, while his coworkers perceive it as “bad vibes”, an evil feel

Short story was part of a horror anthology that was probably published in the 1990s, but might have been a little bit older. The story was about a boy who works in a factory over the summer and seems ...
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Horror Movie where a child had to hide his hands and feet under the bed cover to avoid being caught by a monster

I am searching for the title of a horror movie, which I never saw the end of. As far as I could remember, a brother has to babysit his younger brother, because the parents were out. The younger ...
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Movie where teens escape the cops to an underground tunnel filled with monsters

This movie looks like it was from 2013-15. The first scene starts with a party. The cops show up where a gang of some boys and girls escape them and they end up underground. Under the ground there ...
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Movie where a woman is running away from a plant creature which rips her shorts?

I'm trying to figure out a movie's name. In the movie there was a woman running away from some plant creature, and she was knocked out. I remember it tried to rape her and ripped her shorts as its ...
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Short story: tunnel being dug, fossil hunter asked to look inside and finds small worm-like thing

The last time i knew of this story was as an audiobook anthology. i listened to it about three or four years ago, but unfortunately this doesn't mean the story isn't much much older than this. In ...
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Comic where a robot “takes apart” a man's body while he's alive

I remember seeing a comic book in the early 90's (was it based on a movie like Creepshow or Tales From the Crypt?) where a man (possibly a scientist) finds a cute little robot and, out of curiosity, ...
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Sci-fi short story about an astronaut adrift in space and a teapot

The story I am referring to was a part of an collection of horror/sci fi stories by Indian authors and had a yellow sandy cover. I read it in 2011/2012. The story in question had an unnamed female ...
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Horror anthology with story about a woman who finds something in her bed

Looking for an elusive horror anthology published sometime before 1990. Included a story I believe to be titled “ Three in a Bed” about a woman who finds something other than her husband lying next to ...
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Horror film involving a house with glass windows and mirrors that reveal extra rooms

I watched this somewhere in 2010ish, I think, as a DVD checked out from the library (unfortunately, I check out enough books and movies as to make it difficult to search through their somewhat clunky ...
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Science fiction horror novella about yellow smoke that can control people's minds

It was a sci-fi and horror novella (the book contained 3 stories in total). The protagonist was a young kid with asthma. His parents were scientists and had to move to a new town in the middle of ...
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Horror/thriller movie about a man locked in because he had in his gene/blood the proximity to sexual depravity

Could anyone name the movie that used to be shown on horror channel (UK) a few years ago? A man was locked (and probably chained, but not sure about chain) by his own relative (most probably by his ...
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Searching for a short story scifi/horror of kid teleported to space to die

I'm looking for a short story. I believe I read it in a horror anthology, but it definitely had SF elements. What I can remember: It took place in what I recall as a vaguely dystopian society. This ...
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70's Horror film with people in a mansion: girl turns to mud in front of a man

I'm looking for a film I watched at home on TV when I was a kid, probably between 1976 and 1980. The film deals with a band of people settling in a big house, perhaps a mansion. I remember a scene ...
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Campy Alien Horror movie with Alien Stowaway on Lunar Lander?

About 10 years ago my brother and I were flipping channels and we came across a movie that we have been looking for ever since. All we really remember is that some kind of slimy alien was stowed away ...
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Horror story: main character is a college dropout, picks a fight in a bar, and ends up in a cemetery with a lady turning into a rat monster

I remember that it's a short story I first read one year ago. A guy in a mental hospital/prison is telling a tale. There is this guy with long hipster hair who drops out of college and then his car ...
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Imaginary friend tries to kill a boy

I am looking for a short story from around the 1970s. It was a horror story about a boy who lived near a lake. He had an imaginary friend that ended up trying to kill him.
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Arctic science fiction movie with a sleeping alien that farms people and has a blue gel that heals them

Great movie where aliens want to call home by way and say there is food here... Underground drilling. Blue gel that heals terrible wounds We're the cows. Maybe 70s or 80s movie. Saw it on TV.
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Hollywood horror movie, ghost of a twin maybe

Okay so I don't remember much at all. There was a ghost in this movie which tortured the people living in a house. In the end we get to know that the ghost was of the woman's daughter who died in ...
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Vampire B-movie from mid 1990s to early 2000s involving a tiger and pie

I remember very little about this movie, but I saw it a long time ago so I know it is at least older than me. The main character is some random nerd guy who gets picked on by some other blonde guy in ...
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What is the early 80's sci-fi/horror movie with floating glowing balls, but is NOT Strange Invaders?

Does anyone know the early 80's sci-fi or horror movie about floating glowing alien balls? I remember a scene where an adult was lying down (in some sort of bed or pod) suddenly shrivels up, it's a ...
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Looking for YA Horror Anthology Title(s) with one story where a mosquito infestation turns fatal and another where water attacks people

I'm looking for a horror anthology book that is aimed at young adults or older. Not really sure when it was published but I would say before or around the early 2010s. Among the stories was one with ...
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Movie/TV series with a scene of spiky, black goo growing out of a lab container?

There was a scene from a sci-fi horror video, not animated, don't know if it's a movie or TV series, where there was this black goo in a glass container and some scientists were looking at it under a ...
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80's Short TV story about a monster in the closet which grabs the mother during the day

I remember seeing this when I was really young, sometime between 1985-1989 but the show itself could be older of course as I know this was just something that was on TV. I remember a boy thinking ...
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Movie where a group go to a cabin with an evil spirit, once the spirit is killed it moves into the body of the person who killed it

I remember watching a movie where a group of people go to a house that sits alone in the woods, for a vacation or something. The thing is, there's this evil, possessed person inside a locked door. ...
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Creepy children's book where a homunculus was made

I'm trying to remember a book I read when in around 2010-2011. I live in Britain, so it was probably by a British author and set in England. I don't remember if it was an old or new book (but it was ...
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TV series with a Team

I remember watching a tv series back in 2008-2009 where theres a group of young girls and boys. They fight monster that come to the city and that comes in their way. I kinda remember the name as ...
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Japanese bunker and evil voodoo magic. Trapped inhabitants must kill themselves to escape(?)

A group of people go to an island. There's a woman who wants to buy a piece of land there to build a resort but she discovers some underground bunker so they go to check it out but there is some evil ...
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What was the 1920's/1930's SF/horror “literary ghetto”?

I was doing some research on the 1920's author Leonard Cline to support an answer to this question, and I came across this October 2006 comment on his works by Weird Tales Magazine (defunct) [the ...
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Creepy film with tentacle alien attacking crew members in a vessel in space or underwater

I think it must have been before 1991 the film came out. I think it was set in space or maybe deep underwater. The vessel had narrow rounded sci-fi corridors. They seemed trapped so definitely a ...
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Horror monster attacks 1st Venus Expedition World War IV

I am looking for a not particularly outstanding old horror science fiction story about a monster or monsters attacking the first expedition to Venus. My main memory is one particular detail. I ...
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Help Identifying an Early to mid 1960s Era Possible Sci-fi or Horror Movie or Show from Two Scenes Only

It was suggested below by a commenter that I should investigate movies with a Plymouth Fury featured in the film. After studying the design details of the Plymouth Fury I found that it does not have ...
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Movie (pre-1998) - Alien like creatures on an abandoned airport [duplicate]

I saw this movie when I was a very young kid with my grandpa circa 1995-1997. I don't remember when the movie was actually produced, but I have a feeling it wasn't a very old movie, like pre 1990s, or ...
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Movie about “flying spheres with saws” which killed people?

My memory is vague but more than 20 years ago there was a horror movie in tv where there were "flying spheres with saws" which killed people by cutting them, and IIRC there was a kid/teen with a gun ...