Horror films dominated the cultural conversation in 2017. From the surprise hit “Get Out” to the movie adaption of “It” to the campy “Happy Death Day,” scary movies had an unusual hold on the collective imagination during that year. Maybe it's because reality was pretty horrifying, too. To punctuate the end of a hair-raising year, The New York Times Magazine asked ten actors who gave the best performances to play a series of eerie roles.
Phone BoothPhone Booth
6.831 2003 HD
A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light...
The 13th WarriorThe 13th Warrior
6.65 1999 HD
A Muslim ambassador exiled from his homeland, Ahmad ibn Fadlan finds himself in the company of Vikings. While the behavior of the Norsemen initially...
6.657 2002 HD
A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Freddy vs. JasonFreddy vs. Jason
6.023 2003 HD
In an attempt to free himself from a state of forgotten limbo, evil dream-demon Freddy Krueger devises a plan to manipulate un-dead mass murderer...
They LiveThey Live
7.302 1988 HD
Nada, a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the...
Panic RoomPanic Room
6.745 2002 HD
Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her...
A Tale of Two SistersA Tale of Two Sisters
7.119 2003 HD
A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the...
7.174 2003 HD
Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers...
6.656 2008 HD
Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the...
Saw VISaw VI
6.268 2009 HD
Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer...
The OrderThe Order
5.691 2003 HD
For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the...
Friday the 13th Part IIIFriday the 13th Part III
5.855 1982 HD
An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy,...
Friday the 13th: The Final ChapterFriday the 13th: The Final Chapter
6.1 1984 HD
After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his...
Friday the 13th: A New BeginningFriday the 13th: A New Beginning
5.29 1985 HD
Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still...
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream WarriorsA Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
6.666 1987 HD
It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown...
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream MasterA Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
5.839 1988 HD
Dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However,...
7.38 2008 HD
While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced...
Freddy's Dead: The Final NightmareFreddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
5.302 1991 HD
Just when you thought it was safe to sleep, Freddy Krueger returns in this sixth installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street films, as psychologist...
A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream ChildA Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child
5.4 1989 HD
Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time,...
Cannibal HolocaustCannibal Holocaust
6.315 1980 HD
A New York University professor returns from a rescue mission to the Amazon rainforest with the footage shot by a lost team of documentarians who...