Best Horror Movies of 1997

1.

The Devil's Advocate

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Aspiring Florida defense lawyer Kevin Lomax accepts a job at a New York law firm. With the stakes getting higher every case, Kevin quickly learns that his boss has something far more evil planned.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen, Craig T. Nelson, Tamara Tunie, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Debra Monk ..
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Release date: 1997-10-17
2.

Event Horizon

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

In 2047, a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the starship 'Event Horizon' which disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage. With its return, the crew of the 'Lewis and Clark' discovers the real truth behind the disappearance of the 'Event Horizon' – and something even more terrifying.

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Richard T. Jones, Jack Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee, Peter Marinker, Holley Chant ..
Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson
Release date: 1997-08-15
3.

Scream 2

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college students are killed in a theatre while watching the new film 'Stab', Sidney knows deep down that history is repeating itself.

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Jerry O'Connell, David Arquette, Timothy Olyphant, Laurie Metcalf, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Elise Neal, Jada Pinkett Smith ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 1997-12-12
4.

Alien Resurrection

5.1
6.2/10 IMDB

Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley is full of surprises … as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers to keep the creatures from reaching Earth.

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Brad Dourif, Ron Perlman, Michael Wincott, Gary Dourdan, Dan Hedaya, Dominique Pinon, Leland Orser, Raymond Cruz ..
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Release date: 1997-11-12
5.

I Know What You Did Last Summer

4.8
5.8/10 IMDB

After four high school friends are involved in a hit-and-run road accident, they dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret. A year later, they each start receiving anonymous letters bearing the warning "I Know What You Did Last Summer."

Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze Jr., Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Johnny Galecki, Muse Watson, Anne Heche, Stuart Greer, Dan Albright ..
Directed by: Jim Gillespie
Release date: 1997-10-17
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : Ghosts
6.

Ghosts

4.8
7.5/10 IMDB

In the town of Normal Valley, an eccentric magician named Maestro entertains the local children every day in his spooky mansion. One stormy night, the town's mayor leads a group of angry citizens to the mansion in an attempt to run Maestro out of town.

Starring: Michael Jackson, Pat Dade, Amy Smallman, Edwina Moore, Yasiin Bey, Seth Smith, Kendall Cunningham, Loren Randolph, Heather Ehlers, Michael Balderrama ..
Directed by: Stan Winston
Release date: 1997-09-04
7.

Nightwatch

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Patricia Arquette, Nick Nolte, Josh Brolin, Lauren Graham, Brad Dourif, Alix Koromzay, Lonny Chapman, Robert LaSardo, John C. Reilly ..
Directed by: Ole Bornedal
Release date: 1997-01-31
8.

Mimic

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form.

Starring: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Giancarlo Giannini, Josh Brolin, Alexander Goodwin, Charles S. Dutton, F. Murray Abraham, Alix Koromzay, James Costa, Javon Barnwell ..
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Release date: 1997-08-22
9.

The Night Flier

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Two investigative reporters for a tabloid magazine track down across country "The Night Flier", a serial killer who travels by private plane stalking victims in rural airports. One of the reporters, Richard Dees, begins to suspect that "the Night Flier could perhaps be a vampire"

Starring: Miguel Ferrer, Julie Entwisle, Dan Monahan, Michael H. Moss, John Bennes, Beverly Skinner, Rob Wilds, Richard K. Olsen, Elizabeth McCormick, J.R. Rodriguez ..
Directed by: Mark Pavia
Release date: 1997-04-30
10.

Spawn

4.4
5.2/10 IMDB

After being murdered by corrupt colleagues in a covert government agency, Al Simmons makes a pact with the devil to be resurrected to see his beloved wife Wanda. In exchange for his return to Earth, Simmons agrees to lead Hell's Army in the destruction of mankind.

Starring: Michael Jai White, Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo, Theresa Randle, Nicol Williamson, D.B. Sweeney, Melinda Clarke, Miko Hughes, Sydni Beaudoin, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Mark A.Z. Dippé
Release date: 1997-07-31
11.

Snow White: A Tale of Terror

4.3
6.1/10 IMDB

When young Lili's mother dies in childbirth, her father remarries Lady Claudia, a woman ruled by an evil mirror with the power to make her queen of all living things. After escaping an attempt on her life, Lili finds herself lost in a dark forest, where living happily ever after seems unlikely.

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill, Monica Keena, Gil Bellows, Brian Glover, David Conrad, Anthony Brophy, Andrew Tiernan, Taryn Davis, Dale Wyatt ..
Directed by: Michael Cohn
Release date: 1997-07-18
12.

Wishmaster

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

The Djinn having been released from his ancient prison seeks to capture the soul of the woman who discovered him, thereby opening a portal and freeing his fellow Djinn to take over the earth.

Starring: Andrew Divoff, Tammy Lauren, Robert Englund, Chris Lemmon, Wendy Benson-Landes, Tony Crane, Jenny O'Hara, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, Ricco Ross ..
Directed by: Robert Kurtzman
Release date: 1997-09-19
13.

Todd McFarlane's Spawn

4.1
8.5/10 IMDB

Todd McFarlane's Spawn is an animated television series which aired on HBO from 1997 through 1999. It is also released on DVD as a film series. It is based on the Spawn comic series from Image Comics, and was nominated for and won an Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Animation Program (longer than one hour)

Starring: Keith David, Richard Dysart, Michael Nicolosi, Dominique Jennings, John Rafter Lee, Victor Love ..
Directed by: Eric Radomski
Release date: 1997-05-15
14.

Anaconda

4.1
4.8/10 IMDB

A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, Jonathan Hyde, Kari Wuhrer, Vincent Castellanos, Danny Trejo, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Luis Llosa
Release date: 1997-04-11
15.

An American Werewolf in Paris

4.0
5.1/10 IMDB

An American man unwittingly gets involved with werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.

Starring: Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy, Vince Vieluf, Julie Bowen, Phil Buckman, Pierre Cosso, Thierry Lhermitte, Tom Novembre, Maria Machado, Ben Salem Bouabdallah ..
Directed by: Anthony Waller
Release date: 1997-05-29
16.

Video Psycho

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Ryan is a drifter going from town to town looking for the perfect girlfriend. When he meets Kylie, he is instantly smitten. Only problem is, Kylie already has a boyfriend named Rick. But Ryan won't let anyone stand in his way to be with Kylie. How far will Ryan go for love?

Starring: Jennifer Jordan, James Paulson, Adam Kraatz, DeAnna Harrison, Jared Treser, Art Molina ..
Directed by: Del Kary
Release date: 1997-08-20
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : Intensity
17.

Intensity

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house, a farm in the Napa Valley. A serial killer named Edgler Foreman Vess breaks into the house, killing Laura and her parents. Chyna survives, but she learns of Vess's captive: a girl, just as innocent as Chyna, trapped in Vess's home far from the Napa Valley.

Starring: John C. McGinley, Molly Parker, Blu Mankuma, Lori Triolo, Brent Stait, Piper Laurie, Deanna Milligan, Kavan Smith, Alex Diakun, Alf Humphreys ..
Directed by: Yves Simoneau
Release date: 1997-08-05
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : Goosebumps: One Day at Horrorland
18.

Goosebumps: One Day at Horrorland

3.5
7.5/10 IMDB

When the Morris family become lost during a road trip, they stumble upon an amusement park called Horrorland. The kids, Lizzy and Luke, love the place at first, but soon realize it is more sinister than it seems.

Starring: Jonathan Whittaker, Kirsten Bishop, Heather Brown, Michael Caloz, Neil Crone ..
Directed by: William Fruet
Release date: 1997-10-25
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : 4 Cheerleaders of the Apocalypse
19.

4 Cheerleaders of the Apocalypse

3.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Bizarre and unspeakable events begin unfolding at Yorktown, North Dakota Vo-Tech, where cheerleading coach Rebecca and new biology teacher Alex Sharpe "join forces" to face the evil. A pitch-forked farmer and a doom-saying Elvis foretell the outlandish horror to come when classrooms turn to bloody battlegrounds pitting teacher against pupil, leading our two valiant heroes on a hilarious, nightmarish adventure to discover the terrifying truth behind the carnage, madness and devilishly sexy goings-on.

Starring: James Freeman, Brenda Gnerer, Lori Barrett, Kelly Jones, Shawna Johnson, Angie Jones, Karl Roman, Sarah Gnerer ..
Directed by: Ted Roesgen
Release date: 1997-02-13
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : Goosebumps: My Best Friend Is Invisible
20.

Goosebumps: My Best Friend Is Invisible

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Sam's best friend Roxanne is determined to capture footage of a ghost on videotape, and drags Sam along with her on a visit to the local "haunted house". However, things become spooky when it appears they have found a real ghost.

Starring: Jon Davey, Dalene Irvine, Arlene Mazerolle, Vickie Papavs, K. Trevor Wilson ..
Directed by: William Fruet
Release date: 1997-09-08
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : Goosebumps: A Shocker on Shock Street
21.

Goosebumps: A Shocker on Shock Street

3.3
6.8/10 IMDB

When Erin's special effects whiz father gives she and her friend Marty the first tickets to a new theme park ride, they think they have won the jackpot. However, when the ride breaks down midway through, things quickly go from bad to worse.

Starring: Brooke Nevin, Ben Cook, Eric Peterson, Ron Stefaniuk, Jason Hopley ..
Directed by: Randy Bradshaw
Release date: 1997-09-06
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : Tower of Terror
22.

Tower of Terror

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Kirsten Dunst, Nia Peeples, Michael McShane, Amzie Strickland, Melora Hardin, Alastair Duncan, Lindsay Ridgeway, John Franklin, Wendy Worthington ..
Directed by: D.J. MacHale
Release date: 1997-10-26
23.

Invisible Enemies

3.3
5.6/10 IMDB

Invisible Enemies is a story about a college student named Jackson, who finds a pair of glasses that allows him to see the spiritual world. Through the glasses he discovers how the lives of his friends are influenced toward evil by unseen enemies. Jackson tries to convince his friends that life isn't neutral and that there are unseen realities that are affecting their lives. They think it's absurd. Cindy, Jackson's blind friend, recognised that there are many things that are real that can't be seen. Jackson, in the end, rescues his sister from near disaster by utilising the power of Jesus Christ.

Starring: Jason Guess, Rebeka Bourk, Kellee Robin, Larry Curry, Michael Rahhal, Adam Sharp-Cole, Jan Van Sickle, John Nance, Bob Pinney, Cynthia Kennec ..
Directed by: Stephen Bowlby, Stephen Vidano
Release date: 1997-11-01
24.

The Hunchback

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Based on Victor Hugo's famed novel, the story of Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer of Notre Dame, and his unrequited love for the gypsy girl, Esmeralda.

Starring: Mandy Patinkin, Richard Harris, Salma Hayek, Edward Atterton, Benedick Blythe, Nigel Terry, Jim Dale, Trevor Baxter, Vernon Dobtcheff, Nickolas Grace ..
Directed by: Peter Medak
Release date: 1997-03-16
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : Under Wraps
25.

Under Wraps

3.2
6.5/10 IMDB

A comedy-adventure in which three twelve-year-olds have a close encounter with a 3,000-year-old mummy. Marshall, Gilbert and Amy accidentally set the mummy free, but if they don't get him back to his resting place by midnight on Halloween, he'll turn into dust and lose his only chance of being reunited with his long-lost love.

Starring: Adam Wylie, Mario Yedidia, Clara Bryant, Ken Hudson Campbell, Corinne Bohrer, Penny Peyser, Ed Lauter, Bill Fagerbakke, Tom Virtue, Laura Leary ..
Directed by: Greg Beeman
Release date: 1997-10-25
26.

The Trick

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Three talent scouts are auditioning for the best eponymous 'trick'. After kicking out a magic chef type, a guy comes in who unfolds a magic door from a pen.

Starring: Tanya Myers, Steven O'Donnell, Clive Perrott, Don Warrington ..
Directed by: Rob Green
Release date: 1997-10-17
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : Goosebumps: The Perfect School
27.

Goosebumps: The Perfect School

3.1
7.3/10 IMDB

When he pulls yet another prank on his little brother, Brian's parents decide to send him to a summer school which claims to be perfect. After being there a few days, though, he begins to suspect something sinister is afoot.

Starring: Malcolm Stewart, Victor A. Young, Shawn Roberts, J.J. Stocker, David Roemmele, Joshua Peace, Cameron Graham ..
Directed by: Ron Oliver
Release date: 1997-11-15
28.

Jack Frost

3.1
4.6/10 IMDB

As a notorious serial killer is being driven to his execution, the truck carrying him encounters a bizarre accident that transforms him into a mutant snowman. The sheriff who originally caught the psychopath has remained concerned about his return, and it seems that his fears were well-founded. Before long, bodies pile up, all killed in gruesome wintry ways. Can the sheriff stop the murderer's icy reign of terror?

Starring: Scott MacDonald, Christopher Allport, Stephen Mendel, F. William Parker, Shannon Elizabeth, Brian Leckner, Kelly Jean Peters, Rob LaBelle, Eileen Seeley, Zack Eginton ..
Directed by: Michael Cooney
Release date: 1997-11-18
29.

Campfire Tales

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

Anthology of famous, scary urban legends done with a modern twist.

Starring: Jay R. Ferguson, Christine Taylor, Christopher Masterson, Kim Murphy, Ron Livingston, Jennifer MacDonald, Hawthorne James, Alex McKenna, Devon Odessa, Jonathan Fuller ..
Directed by: Matt Cooper, Martin Kunert, David Semel
Release date: 1997-05-16
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : Cutting Moments
30.

Cutting Moments

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

In the center of a monotonous suburban existence, Sarah lives silently and in subservience to her icy husband Patrick. They have been together far too long, and Patrick's affections for his wife have all but vanished. Instead, his sexual urges are tempting him to lust after their own son. Realizing how far gone her husband is, Sarah undertakes drastic, shockingly sickening measures to salvage some sense of her life and purge her years of festering resentment.

Starring: Nica Ray, Gary Betsworth, Jared Barsky ..
Directed by: Douglas Buck
Release date: 1997-07-01
31.

Ravage

2.9
5.8/10 IMDB

After witnessing the brutal murder of his family by a vicious killer, criminal psychologist Gregory Burroughs is engulfed with an obsession for revenge.

Starring: Mark Brazeale, Dina Harris, Dan Rowland, Mike Smith, Frank Alexander, Dan Skinner ..
Directed by: Ronnie Sortor
Release date: 1997-06-06
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : Night of the Living Bi-Dolls
32.

Night of the Living Bi-Dolls

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Adult parody of Night of the Living Dead. Also concludes after Revenge of the Bi-Dolls.

Starring: Sharon Kane, Chi Chi LaRue, Steve Rambo, Lisa Comshaw, Sam Crockett, Brad Austin, Tanya, Paul Carrigan, Austin Ashley, Anthony Gallo ..
Directed by: Josh Eliot
Release date: 1997-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : Mission of Darkness
33.

Mission of Darkness

2.9
5.6/10 IMDB

Equal parts horror and hilarity, it's a mission impossible to forget when a giant naked alien woman battles a giant alien phallus with the fate of the world in the balance! A monstrous alien appendage lands on earth and immediately begins invading every woman it encounters. The army figures out that it's attracted to female hormones and gathers the largest force of prostitutes it can muster to lure the beast to its doom, but that many hookers and that many soldiers ensures some "privates" engaging in some unorthodox military maneuvers. All looks hopeless as the monster shaft engorges itself to titanic proportions, until an equally big, bare alien bounty hunter babe shows up to fight the beast. Win or lose, you can be sure that everyone's going to experience a night they'll never forget!

Starring: Nicole Sheridan, Kikumoto Futoshi ..
Directed by: ???, Kotaro Ran
Release date: 1997-09-01
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : Love God
34.

Love God

2.9
5.5/10 IMDB

Manhattan, 1996. All mental hospitals must cut their patient load by a third, and LaRue (Will Keenan) is sent out onto the streets with "chronic reading syndrome". He ends up at the Love Hotel (where most of the inmates are being held), and falls in love with a mute girl who's obsessive mother dominates her life. To top it all off, LaRue is given a roommate with Tourette's syndrome and is chased by a prehistoric worm that inhabits peoples bodies and mutates them.

Starring: Will Keenan, Kerri Kenney, Michael Laurence, Dale Soules, Yukio Yamamoto, Vin Knight, Shannon Burkett, Kymberli Ghee ..
Directed by: Frank Grow
Release date: 1997-09-13
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : Stage Fright
35.

Stage Fright

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A vaudevillian's act involving the juggling of dogs is no longer a hit. He and his partner must face a brutal villain and assorted obstacles in order to secure their future.

Starring: Graham Fellows, Tess Daulton ..
Directed by: Steve Box
Release date: 1997-11-19
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : The Manson Family
36.

The Manson Family

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

Jim Van Bebber's "The Manson Family" is an extremely violent and bloody horror film that reconstructs the early activities of the Family and their descent into the Tate-LaBianca killings. Van Bebber mixes this with a contemporary sub plot involving tabloid journalist Jack Wilson's quest to film a documentary on the subject.The film is loaded with plenty of sex and full-frontal nudity. The final third of "The Manson Family" is a grueling nightmare with some of the most sadistic and savage murders ever captured on screen.

Starring: Marcelo Games, Marc Pitman, Jim Van Bebber, Amy Yates, Leslie Orr, Maureen Allisse, Tom Burns, Michelle Briggs, Sage Stallone, Geoff Burkman ..
Directed by: Jim Van Bebber
Release date: 1997-07-11
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : Buried Alive II
37.

Buried Alive II

2.8
5.3/10 IMDB

A woman inherits a fortune, causing her husband and his lover to plot her demise by poisoning her. The only trouble is it only places her in a deep coma that resembles death. When an accident occurs in the embalmer's office he doesn't complete the embalming process, causing her to be buried alive. Awakening from the grave, she claws her way out and seeks revenge against the two who caused her supposed demise

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Stephen Caffrey, Tim Matheson, Brian Libby, Tracey Needham ..
Directed by: Tim Matheson
Release date: 1997-06-18
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : The Westing Game
38.

The Westing Game

2.8
5.2/10 IMDB

A girl is angry about having to move to the city, but gets involved in a mystery when a rich neighbor is found dead. His will suggests that one of the people in her apartment house is his killer and doles out clues to find the culprit - as well as win $20 million.

Starring: Ray Walston, Ashley Peldon, Diane Ladd, Sally Kirkland, Cliff DeYoung, Sandy Faison, Lewis Arquette, Diane Nadeau, Billy Morrissette, Jim Lau ..
Directed by: Terence H. Winkless
Release date: 1997-09-14
39.

Secrets of Madonna

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

A surreal melodrama about a deranged woman raising a child.

Starring: Sunshine Cruz, Celia Rodriguez, Tonton Gutierrez, Anthony Cortez, Dick Israel, Paquito Diaz, Roldan Aquino, Alexandra Gerhard-Garcia, Flora Gasser, Jenny Smith ..
Directed by: Celso Ad. Castillo
Release date: 1997-02-21
40.

Office Killer

2.7
5.1/10 IMDB

When Dorine Douglas' job as proofreader for Constant Consumer magazine is turned into an at-home position during a downsizing, she doesn't know how to cope. But after accidentally killing one of her co-workers, she discovers that murder can quench the loneliness of her home life, as a macabre office place forms in her basement, populated by dead co-workers.

Starring: Carol Kane, Molly Ringwald, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Barbara Sukowa, Alice Drummond, Michael Imperioli, Eric Bogosian, Mike Hodge, David Thornton, Paula Cale ..
Directed by: Cindy Sherman
Release date: 1997-01-01
41.

Vampire Journals

2.7
5.4/10 IMDB

A 19th century vampire stalks a more powerful vampire lord in his quest to gain revenge over the death of his mistress. In his search for the vampire lord in Eastern Europe he kills many of his servants and fellow vampires while cursing another to vampirism as well.

Starring: Jonathon Morris, David Gunn, Kirsten Cerre, Starr Andreeff, Ilinca Goia, Constantin B?rbulescu, Mihai Dinvale, Dan Condurache, Mihai Niculescu, Petre Moraru ..
Directed by: Ted Nicolaou
Release date: 1997-02-25
42.

Hideous!

2.7
4.8/10 IMDB

Dr. Lorca, an eccentric collector of biological oddities - has just "acquired" his greatest specimen: a horrible mutant born of toxic sewage, but the creature's rightful owner wants it back. The collector's clash is cut short though, as the sickening specimen comes to life, re-animating an angry, oozing little army of ferocious freaks

Starring: Michael Citriniti, Rhonda Griffin, Mel Johnson Jr., Jacqueline Lovell, Tracie May, Jerry O'Donnell, Andrew Johnston, Mircea Constantinescu, Alexandru Agarici ..
Directed by: Charles Band
Release date: 1997-08-26
43.

Quicksilver Highway

2.7
4.8/10 IMDB

This film is actually two one hour stories, the first based on a Stephen King story called the "Chattering Teeth" about a man who picks up a hitchhiker and the second is based on a Clive Barker story called "The Body Politic" about hands that rebel against the body.

Starring: Christopher Lloyd, Matt Frewer, Raphael Sbarge, Missy Crider, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bill Nunn, Veronica Cartwright, Bill Bolender, Amelia Heinle, Cynthia Garris ..
Directed by: Mick Garris
Release date: 1997-05-13
44.

The Bloody Ape

2.7
5.2/10 IMDB

THE BLOODY APE is the most outrageous, drive-in movie take on Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" ever committed to film. A carnival barker foolishly releases his 400 pound gorilla, who then literally goes bananas on a rampage of raw rape and boffo butchery - leaving the low rent population of Long Island either sexually violated, slaughtered - or both! From maverick indy filmmaker Keith J. Crocker (Blitzkrieg: Escape from Stalag 69), THE BLOODY APE is a gore-soaked love letter to the sex and violence of the grind house movie era that pulls no punches and offers no apologies for wallowing in a skin-drenched stew of crudeness and camp! Banned from numerous festivals around the world, ignored by critics and loathed by the politically correct....but now there just is no stopping THE BLOODY APE!

Starring: Bob Ceislick, Christina Zuber Crocker, Kevin Crocker, Yalcin Cucyuksel, Domenique, Salvatore Finkel, Michelle Furnaux, Arlene Hansen, Paul Hittner, Christopher Hoskins ..
Directed by: Keith J. Crocker
Release date: 1997-07-15
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : The Advocate's Devil
45.

The Advocate's Devil

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

A charismatic basketball star (Holt McCallany) is accused of rape. A lawyer (Ken Olin) in need of a big win is brought in to get the star off. The lawyer wins the case, but along the way he discovers that the player may not be as innocent as he leads on to the public. Then things get worse when he discovers the player has led his teen-age daughter to a hotel room for a "special" birthday party for her.

Starring: Ken Olin, Mariska Hargitay, Gina Philips, Wendell Pierce, Jessica Tuck, Suki Kaiser, Holt McCallany ..
Directed by: Jeff Bleckner
Release date: 1997-10-05
46.

Night of the Demons III

2.6
4.5/10 IMDB

A group of young criminals accidentally shoot a police officer. To avoid being arrested they hide out in an abandoned house. When they realize that the house is haunted, they start to wish that they had turned themselves in when they had a chance.

Starring: Larry Day, Amelia Kinkade, Kristen Holden-Ried, Gregory Calpakis, Tara Slone, Christian Tessier, Joel Gordon, Patricia Rodríguez, Stephanie Bauder, Vlasta Vrana ..
Directed by: Jim Kaufman
Release date: 1997-10-07
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : The Eighteenth Angel
47.

The Eighteenth Angel

2.6
4.8/10 IMDB

Mythology and religious dogma are slowly revealed when an attractive young woman is approached by a modeling agency that pulls her into an underworld of priests that are not Christian but rather want to resurrect Satan by collecting the souls of 18 beautiful children.

Starring: Christopher McDonald, Rachael Leigh Cook, Maximilian Schell, Stanley Tucci, Wendy Crewson, Cosimo Fusco, Venantino Venantini, Ted Rusoff, Francesca De Sapio, Urbano Barberini ..
Directed by: William Bindley
Release date: 1997-01-01
Best Horror Movies of 1997 : When the Shadows Lay Darkest
48.

When the Shadows Lay Darkest

2.6
4.8/10 IMDB

A gang leader desperate to regain his manhood seeks help from a zombie master at an old condemn castle.

Starring: James D. Rolfe ..
Directed by: James D. Rolfe
Release date: 1997-12-03
49.

The Shadow Men

2.6
4.5/10 IMDB

Happily married couple Bob and Dez Wilson and their 12-year old son Andy are being attacked by a blinding light when driving home from a daytrip. They awaken a couple of hours later, seemingly unscathed but soon driven mad by recurring nightmares. It soon appears that they have been abducted by aliens as proved by their sons handycam that had suddenly started running right after the incident. This mysterious fact is discovered by even more mysterious Men In Black who start nagging the family up to the point of threatening to kill them. Laughed at by the police the threesome seek refuge at sf-writer Stan Mills' house and start fighting back.

Starring: Eric Roberts, Sherilyn Fenn, Dean Stockwell, Brendon Ryan Barrett, Andrew Prine, Chris McCarty, Tom Poster ..
Directed by: Timothy Bond
Release date: 1997-09-24
50.

Shopping for Fangs

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

A married woman, who's been getting seductive phone calls from a lesbian, and a man, who believes he might be a werewolf, are about to find out who they deep down really are.

Starring: John Cho, Jeanne Chinn, Radmar Agana Jao, Clint Jung, Scott Eberlein, Peggy Ahn, Jennifer Hengstenberg, Dan Twyman, Lela Lee, Dana Byrne ..
Directed by: Justin Lin, Quentin Lee
Release date: 1997-09-09

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