Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies of 1997  

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List of the best 1997 horror movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. All types of scary movies are represented below, including thrillers, slashers, gore, psychological horror films and more. These are all the horror movies that defined the year 1997, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List contains movies like I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream 2. This isn't necessarily a list of all horror movies from 1997, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Josh Brolin, Mira Sorvino, Norman Reedus Mimic is an American 1997 science fiction horror film co-written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, based on a short story of the same name by Donald A. Wollheim. Del Toro was unhappy with the ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Lauren Graham Nightwatch is a 1997 American horror-thriller film directed by Ole Bornedal, and starring Ewan McGregor, Patricia Arquette, Josh Brolin and Nick Nolte. It is a remake of the Danish film ...more

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Charlize Theron, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves The Devil's Advocate is a 1997 American mystery thriller film based on Andrew Neiderman's novel of the same name. It is directed by Taylor Hackford and stars Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, and ...more

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Julie Bowen, Julie Delpy, Tom Everett Scott An American Werewolf in Paris is a 1997 comedy-horror film directed by Anthony Waller and starring Tom Everett Scott and Julie Delpy. The film was in development for 6 years and follows the ...more

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Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson Anaconda is a 1997 adventure-horror film, directed by Luis Llosa, starring Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, Kari Wuhrer and Jonathan Hyde. It centers on a film ...more

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Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill Event Horizon is a 1997 British-American science fiction horror film. The screenplay was written by Philip Eisner and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Laurence Fishburne and Sam ...more

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Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche I Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1997 American slasher film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan. The film changes many aspects of the book, which was not a slasher novel. ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, Steve Guttenberg, Melora Hardin Tower of Terror is a 1997 made-for-TV supernatural thriller directed by D. J. MacHale. It is based on the theme park attraction, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, at Disney's Hollywood Studios ...more

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Amy Smart, Christine Taylor, James Marsden

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Richard Pryor, Gary Busey, Patricia Arquette Lost Highway is a 1997 French-American psychological thriller film written and directed by David Lynch. Blending elements of horror and neo-noir, the plot features Bill Pullman as a man ...more

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Tony Todd, Verne Troyer, Robert Englund Wishmaster is a 1997 American horror film directed by Robert Kurtzman. It was executive produced by Wes Craven, the only film of the Wishmaster series with his name attached. The plot of ...more

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Christopher Lloyd, John Landis, Clive Barker Quicksilver Highway is a 1997 horror film directed by Mick Garris. It is based on Clive Barker's short story "The Body Politic" and Stephen King's short story "Chattery ...more

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Nicole de Boer, Julian Richings, David Hewlett Cube is a 1997 Canadian science fiction psychological horror film, directed and co-written by Vincenzo Natali. The film was a successful product of the Canadian Film Centre's First Feature

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Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, Penelope Ann Miller The Relic is a 1997 science fiction/horror film directed by Peter Hyams and based on the best-selling novel Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The film stars Penelope Ann Miller, Tom ...more

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Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill, Monica Keena Snow White: A Tale of Terror is a 1997 American fantasy and horror television film based on the "Snow White" fairy tale. Also known as Snow White in the Black Forest, it was directed ...more

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Miguel Ferrer, Dan Monahan, Michael H. Moss The Night Flier is a 1997 horror film based on the short story of the same name which was written by Stephen King. It was directed by Mark Pavia and starred Miguel Ferrer and Julie Entwisle.

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Kōji Yakusho, Ren Osugi, Masato Hagiwara Cure is a 1997 Japanese thriller film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, starring Koji Yakusho, Masato Hagiwara, Tsuyoshi Ujiki and Anna Nakagawa.

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Asylum Robert Patrick, Deborah Worthing Asylum is a 1997 horror thriller film directed by James Seale and starring Robert Patrick, Malcolm McDowell, Sarah Douglas, Debra Wilson, Henry Gibson, and Jason Schombing. It premiered on HBO ...more

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Courteney Cox, Heather Graham Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Scream 2 is a 1997 American slasher film created and written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven, starring Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie ...more

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Tim Barlow, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Paolo Rotondo The Ugly is a 1997 New Zealand horror film, the first feature directed and written by Scott Reynolds. The film starred Paolo Rotondo, Rebecca Hobbs, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, and Roy Ward. The film ...more

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Junko Iwao, Hideyuki Hori, Shin-ichiro Miki Perfect Blue is a 1997 Japanese animated psychological thriller-horror film directed by Satoshi Kon and written by Sadayuki Murai, based on the novel of the same name by Yoshikazu Takeuchi. The ...more

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Javier Bardem, James Gandolfini, Rosie Perez Perdita Durango, released as Dance with the Devil in the United States, is a 1997 Spanish crime-drama film directed by Álex de la Iglesia, based on Barry Gifford's novel 59° and ...more

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Frankie Ray, Robert Ryder, Bill Bleiweiss Kiss the Girls Goodbye is a 1997 horror film written and directed by Lee Karaim.

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Jonathon Morris, Starr Andreeff, Dan Condurache

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Lara Daans, Justin Gorence Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Ingrid Fischer, Fidelilis Atuma Premutos: The Fallen Angel is a 1997 comedy horror splatter film written by, directed by, and starring Olaf Ittenbach. The film follows the carnage that ensues when a man accidentally resurrects ...more

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The Haunted Lantern

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Donnie Wahlberg, Dee Wallace, Eric Mabius Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial A dark underworld of drugs, pagan rituals and gothic rock becomes an irresistible pull for Kyle, an All-American high school student uprooted from his suburban home. Lead by the ferocious Shane, ...more

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Hellinger Clifton James, Shana Sosin, Veronica Bero

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Ed Mastin, Jeffrey Forsyth, Ron Bonk Gut-Pile is a 1997 horror film written and directed by Jerry O'Sullivan.

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Patrick Ives, Sky Thompson, Kurt Stefano

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Parasite Eve Hiroshi Mikami, Riona Hazuki

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Simón Andreu, María Barranco, Ángel de Andrés López "After the mysterious death of her ex-boyfriend, a radio presenter is troubled by the paranormal. Villaronga was brought in as the director and gave this pleasantly creepy film - with an ...more

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The IronBound Vampire Dolores Fuller, Conrad Brooks, Deana Enoches

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Jacqueline Lovell, Rhonda Griffin, Mel Johnson Hideous! is a 1997 film released by Full Moon Features.

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Schizophreniac: The Whore Mangler John Giancaspro Schizophreniac: The Whore Mangler is 1997 exploitation film written, directed and produced by Ron Atkins. The film was followed by two sequels, Necromaniac: Schizophreniac 2 in 2003 and The ...more

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Bleak Future Chris Pulliam, Frank Kowal, Wendie Newcomb

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赤足驚魂 Jade Leung, Mark Cheng 赤足驚魂 is a 1997 crime/thriller/horror film directed by Kai-Ming Lai.

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Witchcraft IX: Bitter Flesh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1997
Witchcraft IX: Bitter Flesh Landon Hall, Stephanie Beaton, Mikul Robins Witchcraft IX: Bitter Flesh is a 1997 horror film written by Stephen Downing and directed by Michael Paul Girard.

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Pamela Gidley, Valery Nikolaev, Norman Forsey Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Aberration is a 1997 film directed by Tim Boxell. It was set in the United States and shot in New Zealand, and stars Pamela Gidley as a woman who moves to her old childhood cabin in the woods, ...more

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Ben Affleck, Molly Ringwald, Jeanne Tripplehorn Office Killer is a comedy-horror film directed by Cindy Sherman. It was released in 1997 and stars Carol Kane, Molly Ringwald and David Thornton.

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Townies Kyle Howard, Toby Radloff, Lori Scarlett

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Rutger Hauer, Kristin Lehman, Jackie Burroughs Bleeders is a 1997 Canadian horror film directed by Peter Svatek, based upon H. P. Lovecraft's story The Lurking Fear. It first premiered at the Fantastisk Film Festival Lund in Sweden on ...more

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Kichiku Dai Enkai Sumiko Mikami, Shigeru Bokuda, Toshiyuki Sugihara Kichiku Dai Enkai is a 1997 Japanese film. It was written and directed by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri.

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Buried Alive II Ally Sheedy, Tracey Needham, Stephen Caffrey Buried Alive II is a horror/thriller television film, a sequel to the 1990 film, Buried Alive. It starred Ally Sheedy, Stephen Caffrey and Tracey Needham. It was directed by Tim Matheson, who ...more

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Naomi Nishida Haunted School 3 is a 1997 Japanese horror film directed by Shūsuke Kaneko.

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Witch Hunter Ian Watson, George Gilbert, Robert Nester

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Kyuketsu Onsen e Yokoso Aya Sugimoto, Keiko Awaji, Yuka Onishi Kyuketsu Onsen e Yokoso alternatively known as Kyuketsu Onsen ni Yokoso is a Japanese direct-to-video horror-erotic film released in 1997 by the Japanese studio known as Museum. It is based in ...more

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Televoid is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror Movies of 1997
Televoid

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Bloodletting Ariauna Albright, Tina Krause, Joseph A. Daw