Best Horror Movies of 1997

1.

The Devil's Advocate

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.

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
6.7/10 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

5.1
6.2/10 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: 1997-12-09
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
5.7/10 IMDB

As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year later somebody starts sending them 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, Johnny Galecki, Muse Watson, Anne Heche, Stuart Greer, Dan Albright ..
Directed by: Jim Gillespie
Release date: 1997-10-17
6.

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
7.

The Relic

4.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Starring: Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James Whitmore, Clayton Rohner, Chi Muoi Lo, Thomas Ryan, Robert Lesser, Diane Robin, Lewis Van Bergen ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1997-01-10
8.

Mimic

4.3
5.9/10 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.

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
10.

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

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