Horror: Prison/Jail/Juvie/House Arrest

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1. The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

5 Metascore

Taking inspiration from The Human Centipede films, the warden of a notorious and troubled prison looks to create a 500-person human centipede as a solution to his problems.

Director: Tom Six | Stars: Dieter Laser, Laurence R. Harvey, Eric Roberts, Robert LaSardo

Votes: 13,434

2. The Task (2011)

R | 94 min | Horror

A group of reality show contestants must survive the night in a haunted jail.

Director: Alex Orwell | Stars: Alexandra Staden, Victor McGuire, Sean McConaghy, Adam Rayner

Votes: 3,203

3. Prison (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

47 Metascore

The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison's new governor.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Lane Smith, Viggo Mortensen, Chelsea Field, Lincoln Kilpatrick

Votes: 3,630 | Gross: $0.35M

4. Haunting of Cellblock 11 (2014)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of ghost hunters must up their game to compete in the competitive world of paranormal TV shows, leading them to a truly haunted prison with a grisly past that proves to be more than they bargained for.

Director: Andrew P. Jones | Stars: Jeffrey Johnson, Linara Washington, Charley Koontz, John Zderko

Votes: 702

5. Jeepers Creepers (2001)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery

49 Metascore

A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree.

Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Gina Philips, Justin Long, Jonathan Breck, Patricia Belcher

Votes: 105,566 | Gross: $37.90M

6. 30 Days of Night (2007)

R | 113 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

53 Metascore

After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster

Votes: 158,838 | Gross: $39.57M

7. The Experiment (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Moritz Bleibtreu, Christian Berkel, Oliver Stokowski, Wotan Wilke Möhring

Votes: 88,406 | Gross: $0.14M

8. The Experiment (2010)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.

Director: Paul Scheuring | Stars: Adrien Brody, Cam Gigandet, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace

Votes: 49,526

9. Stoic (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama

A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cellmate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Edward Furlong, Shaun Sipos, Sam Levinson, Steffen Mennekes

Votes: 2,450

10. Wilderness (I) (2006)

R | 93 min | Horror

Juvenile delinquents are sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoner's death, where they have to fight for survival.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Sean Pertwee, Alex Reid, Toby Kebbell, Stephen Wight

Votes: 8,959

11. The Crazies (2010)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

55 Metascore

After a strange and insecure plane crash, an unusual toxic virus enters a quaint farming town. A young couple are quarantined, but they fight for survival along with help from a couple of people.

Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker, Joe Anderson

Votes: 106,679 | Gross: $39.12M

12. Hold Your Breath (2012)

R | 87 min | Horror

A group of friends on a weekend camping trip find themselves being picked off one by one when one member of the group refuses to abide by the urban myth that you can breathe in evil spirits when passing cemeteries.

Director: Jared Cohn | Stars: Katrina Bowden, Randy Wayne, Erin Marie Hogan, Steve Hanks

Votes: 1,726

13. Inside (I) (2012)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror

Locked in a prison cell Milles Berret must face something worse than he could ever imagine. As everyone around him is violently massacred by an in-explainable force Miles must do all he can to get out from INSIDE.

Director: Daryn Tufts | Stars: Luke Goss, Paul Rae, Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Derek Phillips

Votes: 408

14. Last Shift (I) (2014)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A rookie cop's 1st shift alone in the last night of a closing police station turns into a living nightmare.

Director: Anthony DiBlasi | Stars: Juliana Harkavy, Joshua Mikel, Hank Stone, J. LaRose

Votes: 15,543

15. Shocker (1989)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

51 Metascore

After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Michael Murphy, Mitch Pileggi, John Tesh, Heather Langenkamp

Votes: 14,073 | Gross: $16.55M

16. Death Row (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

A documentary film crew gets trapped in an abandoned prison.

Director: Kevin VanHook | Stars: Jake Busey, Kyle Schmid, Stacy Keach, Claire Coffee

Votes: 623

17. Death Row (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

As eight convicts serve their sentences in a work-release program at a creepy;abandoned prison;an unknown killer stalks them in the darkness. One by one;the prisoners are slaughtered in the... See full summary »

Directors: Eduardo Quiroz, Jose Quiroz | Stars: Joe Estevez, Todd Bridges, Elias Castillo, Chris Angelo

Votes: 559

18. Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

After 13 years in prison, the mad scientist from Re-Animator (1985) gets a new chance to experiment with the arrival of a young prison doctor, who secretly hopes to learn to reanimate dead people. Good intentions turn to horror.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Tommy Dean Musset, Jason Barry, Bárbara Elorrieta

Votes: 10,518

19. Let Us Prey (2014)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

Held in a remote police station, a mysterious stranger takes over the minds and souls of everyone inside.

Director: Brian O'Malley | Stars: Liam Cunningham, Pollyanna McIntosh, Bryan Larkin, Hanna Stanbridge

Votes: 8,492

20. New Alcatraz (2001)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

As a result of a drilling accident, a giant man-eating boa constrictor is released into a maximum security prison in Antarctica.

Director: Phillip J. Roth | Stars: Dean Cain, Elizabeth Lackey, Mark Sheppard, Dean Biasucci

Votes: 1,504

21. Asylum Blackout (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of cooks at an asylum for the criminally insane get locked in with the inmates during a massive thunderstorm.

Director: Alexandre Courtès | Stars: Rupert Evans, Kenny Doughty, Joseph Kennedy, Dave Legeno

Votes: 4,095

22. Reel Evil (2012)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror

Struggling filmmakers - Kennedy, Cory and James - finally catch the break they were looking for when they are hired to shoot a 'behind-the-scenes' documentary for a major studio production.... See full summary »

Director: Danny Draven | Stars: Jessica Morris, Kaiwi Lyman, Jeff Adler, Jamie Bernadette

Votes: 587

23. The Stand (1994)

Not Rated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 29,955

24. The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

67 Metascore

In 1971, twenty-four male students are selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez | Stars: Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 34,087 | Gross: $0.64M

25. Silent Retreat (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Janey is sent to a silent meditation retreat, in the woods, for rehabilitation, only to realize that the men who run it are brainwashing women, and if she breaks the rules, she'll discover what lurks beyond the trees.

Director: Tricia Lee | Stars: Chelsea Jenish, Sofia Banzhaf, Robert Nolan, Jen Pogue

Votes: 705

26. 100 Feet (2008)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

After Marnie Watson kills her abusive husband in self-defense, she is condemned to house arrest... only to discover that the house is possessed by the enraged and violent spirit of her dead husband.

Director: Eric Red | Stars: Famke Janssen, Bobby Cannavale, Ed Westwick, Michael Paré

Votes: 11,704

27. Hatchet III (2013)

R | 81 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

25 Metascore

A search and recovery team heads into the haunted swamp to pick up the pieces, and Marybeth learns the secret to ending the voodoo curse that has left Victor Crowley haunting and terrorizing Honey Island Swamp for decades.

Director: BJ McDonnell | Stars: Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan, Caroline Williams

Votes: 7,808

28. Fear Itself (2008–2009)
Episode: Eater (2008)

TV-14 | 41 min | Horror

Nothing is as it seems when a rookie cop is assigned to watch over a serial killer known as the "Eater".

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Russell Hornsby, Stephen Lee, Stephen R. Hart

Votes: 851

29. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

16 Metascore

Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.

Director: Danny Steinmann | Stars: Melanie Kinnaman, John Shepherd, Anthony Barrile, Suzanne Bateman

Votes: 31,123 | Gross: $21.93M

30. Desperation (2006 TV Movie)

R | 131 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.

Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Tom Skerritt, Steven Weber, Annabeth Gish, Charles Durning

Votes: 10,481

31. Maléfique (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

Four prisoners find an ancient diary in the wall of their cell which might be the key to getting out.

Director: Eric Valette | Stars: Gérald Laroche, Philippe Laudenbach, Clovis Cornillac, Dimitri Rataud

Votes: 3,569

32. Bleed (I) (2016)

TV-MA | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

It seemed perfect - a new house, a new marriage, a child soon to be born. But when Sarah and Matt invite their friends to celebrate, the situation turns deadly as they enter a burned-out prison on a ghost hunt.

Director: Tripp Rhame | Stars: Chelsey Crisp, Riley Smith, Michael Steger, Lyndon Smith

Votes: 1,574

33. Billy Club (2013)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

4 friends who played Little League have reunited to pay tribute to their teammates who were murdered 15 years earlier, only to have a vengeful masked killer with a weaponized baseball bat targeting them.

Directors: Drew Rosas, Nick Sommer | Stars: Marshall Caswell, Erin Hammond, Nick Sommer, Max Williamson

Votes: 383

34. Sharkansas Women's Prison Massacre (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When a fracking environmental accident rips apart the earth's crust, the resulting hole lets out prehistoric sharks from underground. The sharks target a group of women and trap them in a cabin.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Dominique Swain, Traci Lords, Christine Nguyen, Cindy Lucas

Votes: 878

35. Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

When a young man is executed for committing murder, he leaves behind a curse letter, promising vengeance for all those connected to his unfair trial.

Director: Simon Rumley | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Erin Cummings, Mike Doyle, Mike Gassaway

Votes: 1,042

36. Dances with Werewolves

Action, Horror, Western | Announced

Winter, 1864. William Singer and his young brother Henry, along with four other Confederate POWs, escape from a Union prison camp outside Chicago. They seek refuge in the storage car of a ... See full summary »

37. Furnace (2007)

86 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Detective Michael Turner investigates mysterious deaths that occur in and around a maximum-security prison. What begins as just another suicide and murder case unfolds into a furious ... See full summary »

Director: William Butler | Stars: Michael Paré, Ja Rule, Jenny McShane, Danny Trejo

Votes: 636

38. Watchers III (1994)

R | 84 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

When a new and dangerous "Outsider" chases an intelligent golden retriever in the South American jungles, Terror grips a team of ex-Military convicts sent to capture the creature.

Director: Jeremy Stanford | Stars: Wings Hauser, Gregory Scott Cummins, Daryl Keith Roach, John Linton

Votes: 597

39. Alien³ (1992)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

After her last encounter, Ellen Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she has brought along an unwelcome visitor.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

Votes: 263,592 | Gross: $55.47M

40. Fallen Angels (2006)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

When a turn of the century prison reformatory is slated for demolition, a grisly discovery is made. Hidden deep underground beneath the west cell block is a sub-basement structure that has ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Thomas | Stars: Michael Dorn, Bill Moseley, Adrianne Curry, Michael Kaliski

Votes: 428

41. The Ruins (2008)

R | 90 min | Horror

44 Metascore

A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.

Director: Carter Smith | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Jonathan Tucker, Laura Ramsey

Votes: 67,358 | Gross: $17.43M

42. The Ruins (2008)

R | 90 min | Horror

44 Metascore

A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.

Director: Carter Smith | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Jonathan Tucker, Laura Ramsey

Votes: 67,358 | Gross: $17.43M



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