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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Movie with flying eel-like creature and some weird gooey alien

I saw this movie back in the 90s. I suppose it was a horror movie, but there was nudity. I remember a blonde actress, who was chained, clothes were stripped and swallowed from head down by a creature ...
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Looking for a horror/scifi anthology 2000-2012 (I think.)

There are two short stories I am specifically looking for. I can't remember the titles. From what I recall, they were in some sort of horror/fantasy combination anthology at the San Francisco Public ...
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Alfred Hitchcock horror anthology for children in the 1960s

Back in the 1960s I read an Alfred Hitchcock anthology of horror or suspense stories for children. I guess that Hitchcock merely lent his name to the anthology. If I remember correctly, the book had ...
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Movie about child infected with alien disease making him have tentacles?

I remember seeing a movie in a store that I passed up on but am interested in finding again Title had something to do with "Infection" or "Virus". Cover had a guy with like a crab ...
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Movie about meteor exuding liquid that zombifies people [duplicate]

Old movie, low budget, in colour, could be TV movie. It was before the Sunny Delight craze (which reminded me of this) so 90s at the latest. A meteorite lands in America. It is found quickly and as it ...
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Horror movie featuring a Terminator-like female cyborg as the antagonist [duplicate]

It was a sci-fi / horror with a female cyborg. Same era as The Terminator, say early '80s. Started with a commercial flight disappearing from radar, then reappearing, and when landing, a female cyborg ...
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Book of Appalachian horror short stories, including one about a man covered in snakes, and another about a man eaten by possums

I remember reading this in late '70s early '80s. The stories included one about a man covered in snakes, and another about possums that ate a man buried in a shallow grave, causing his relatives to ...
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Looking for a horror movie with a Wheelchair on fire [closed]

I am not sure if my question can fit in the horror-fantasy genre. I remember seeing a horror movie at the theater in the early 80s. It was in English and in color. The only scene that I remember, I ...
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What is the earliest published horror anthology of original material?

When it comes to science fiction, this topic has been researched extensively over the years, but I find little to nothing about it regarding horror fiction. My search criteria are: It is an anthology ...
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80's movie involving supernatural beings, possibly witchcraft

Decades ago I went to a double-feature and I only remember the name of the 1st movie, Phantasm. This had to be around 1979/1980 when Phantasm was released. The other movie though, I can't recall the ...
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Which 90s "apocalypse" movie has a prostitute with a child?

In this movie (mid 90s), the main character is a woman who works in the streets, selling her body. The woman has a child who is her only reason to exist and continue living. Unexpectedly for the ...
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80s-90s horror movie about opening a gate to a hellish dimension

A group of people/students opens a portal to a hell dimension (by summoning an alternate reality) in a building (attic/loft) (through spells, I think). After that, they can't leave the building ...
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'90s-2000s science fiction movie about a group of hackers

A group of hackers are hacking in the Pentagon/Vatican to resolve the Bible code. The one guy at the end becomes godlike. One girl, two boys and a reporter, I think.
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Novel about a young couple who find out their neighbors can transform into giants

Trying to recall a book from the early to mid '80s about a young couple who move into a lake house in, I believe, New England but may have been California or PNW. It had a bit of the Rosemary's Baby ...
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Fantasy horror choose your own adventure book series involving a character called the Dark One who assumes the form of a squid

This book series is of the "Choose your own adventure" genre. As far as I remember, it was of the fantasy horror genre. The ones I've read had plenty of either bad ending or "you die&...
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Looking for middle grades/young adult horror fantasy book

I am writing this for a friend, but we should be able to respond quickly to details. This book was popular around the mid 2000s. It was a horror/fantasy novel that featured a cartoonish, maybe ...
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Trying to ID an 80's scifi movie what take place on an alien planet with a giant volcano [duplicate]

I am trying to ID an old scifi/horror movie. It was around the 80's. I saw it on VHS. The movie takes place on an alien (possible hostile) planet. A group of people landed with a spaceship. There was ...
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Collection of children's horror stories from the '80s/'90s. One story features a boy being chased through a forest by an undead version of Snow White

I am desperately looking for a collection of short horror stories I read as a kid circa 1994. I don't remember much about the rest of the stories, but I remember one in particular: A kid runs in the ...
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Should I know who Prentice/Prentiss is by the time I listen to Magnus Archives episode 6?

I've recently listened to the 6th episode of The Magnus Archives (Squirm), and the narrator mentions Prentice (or Prentiss) in the closing statement. The way it's phrased made me think they'd already ...
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Looking for a specific short horror anthology book found in Canada/early 2000's/black cover/artwork inside

My parents and I found this book when I was young in the early 2000s at a flea market or something. It was a short horror anthology book with, I believe, a creepy cartoon kid? I remember there were ...
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Looking for a book of horror short stories from the '80s, including "Camera Obscura" and "The Lunatic"

I live in the UK and in '80s I used to take out books from the library and ruin all chances of sleep as I scared myself witless. I remember a book of horror stories that seemed like they might have ...
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A different ending for the movie “La Main du Diable”, or is this a different movie?

I just watched a 1943 french movie “La Main du Diable” directed by Maurice Tourneur. I think my question is on-topic because a Faustian contract with the Devil is Fantasy, even though very few actual ...
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What was this movie I saw billed as the "Worst SF movie ever"?

Some years ago I watched very old science fiction movie on French television that was advertised as "The worst SF movie ever made". It involved aliens who somehow woke up the dead, so the ...
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Looking for a collection of short horror fiction from the 80’s or early 90’s - was couched as for children

Excited to think someone may be able to help me here. I’m looking for an anthology of stories - I believe there were 10-13 short stories which I read multiple times in 1991/1992 or 1992/1993. The ...
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Writer tries to discredit exorcism, gets haunted by demons

I think I read this between 3 and 5 years ago, so around the year 2018 give or take a year. The central plot was that the narrator is a writer, a so much notorious one, who has decided to write a book,...
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Why did the victims in H.P.Lovecraft's stories happen to be very intelligent?

For example in Dreams in the Witch-house, the protagonist is a very talented student at Miskatonic university Does it implicate that only the brightest will learn the truth and as they either go mad ...
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An old movie about a liquid that melts people

This is a movie I watched when I was younger. I saw this movie in the early 80's, and I think it was produced in the seventies. There is a policeman who finds a corpse that looks like minced meat. I ...
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Gloomy HP Lovecraft adventure quest with de-hydrated water

There's an H.P. Lovecraft tome I can't tell you much about as I found it far too long and gloomy to finish. It must have been in paperback print somewhen roughly around 1970. My justification for 'far ...
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Looking for a webcomic from keenspace, with a demon, an angel, aliens, and all kinds of magic and conspiracies

The demon is initially kept in a bottle. The angel is actually much more and has a history going back to before history. The human loses his soul and get some magic chains. There are a pair of bounty ...
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Hindi TV series with angry ghost developing affection for single mother and her kids

I remember watching this TV series long ago on Indian television where a widow or divorced woman moved with her kids into a haunted house with an angry ghost who was not welcoming at the start. ...
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2011-2013 Movie about a guy who can shapeshift an arm into a blade and is chased by an organisation of people like him

I'm looking for a movie about a guy who can shapeshift his arm into a long greyish bone blade. He acquired this some time into the movie I think he moved to a new town. He tries reporting weird ...
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Movie with people being eaten in sleeper pods on crashed ship by monster

I'm trying to rediscover a (presumably low-budget) sci-fi movie from around the 1980's that I saw most of by coincidence. Even 15+ years ago it was not well known, I doubt it was ever in U.S. theaters ...
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A horror movie about a group of young people in a haunted mansion

I'm trying to locate a mockumentary horror movie. I remember there were 4-6 friends, who came to a haunted mansion – to film paranormal activity. Right before some of the friends started to sneak into ...
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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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