1 – The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – Director: Jonathan Demme
A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
2 – Cachè (Hidden) (2005) – Director: Michael Haneke
A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.
3 – Funny Games (1997) – Director: Michael Haneke
Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic “games” with one another for their own amusement.
4 – Don’t Look Now (1973) – Director: Nicolas Roeg
A married couple grieving the recent death of their little daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.
5 – Videodrome (1983) – Director: David Cronenberg
A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.
6 – The Shining (1980) – Director: Stanley Kubrick
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
7 – House on Haunted Hill (1959) – Director: William Castle
A millionaire offers ten thousand dollars to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with he and his wife.
8 – Alien (1979) – Director: Ridley Scott
The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.
9 – The Descent (2005) – Director: Neil Marshall
A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.