Horror Takes a Cruise – 10 Great Horror Movies on a Boat

October is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as “31 days of horror.” Don’t bother looking it up; it’s true. Most people take that to mean highlighting one horror movie a day, but here at FSR, we’ve taken that up a spooky notch or nine by celebrating each day with a top ten list. This article about the best horror films that take place on boats is part of our ongoing series 31 Days of Horror Lists .

I’m not a “large body of water” kind of guy. I do not get the appeal of exploring the sea. The ocean seems to exist to kill humans. It’s very easy to get stranded out there, and if you get stranded at sea you die. Naturally, that means I’m not much of a boat guy. For some, I gather that going out on a boat is a relaxing experience. For me, it’s just begging for a date with death. On a small lake or river where I can see land on all sides of me? I could potentially get on board with that. But if all I can see is water? No, thank you. With that being said, boats make for a great setting for horror films. And since we like to rank things here, we decided to rank the best boat-set horror films.

We must stress that this list is for boats. Submarines, underwater facilities, or any sort of floating apparatus that is stationary doesn’t make the cut. Movies like Leviathan and Underwater , while great aquatic horror, do not qualify. We also looked at movies where a majority of the running time is almost exclusively on boats. Jaws  is a great movie with great boat scenes, but it does not meet our criteria for boat horror.

Now that you know the criteria, I must give a shout-out to some honorable mention films. When the idea of doing a boat horror list came to me, three films jumped to mind — Death Ship ,  Ghost Ship , and  Jason Takes Manhattan . Funnily enough, none of those films made the final ten. That’s democracy for you! All three films are very fun in their own right, however. Death Ship  features an unhinged George Kennedy (he still made the list!).  Ghost Ship  has one of the greatest opening scenes in all of horror. And for my thoughts on  Jason Takes Manhattan , I will kindly refer you to our top ten  Friday the 13th  movies.

Enough talk about movies that didn’t make the list. That’s not what you’re here for. Grab your best boater, put on some khaki shorts and your favorite pair of Sperry’s, and prepare to go on a lovely cruise with Rob Hunter , Meg Shields , Brad Gullickson , Jacob Trussell , and yours truly .

10. Sea Fever (2017)

PhD Siobhan ( Hermione Corfield ) purchases a spot on an Irish fishing trawler so she can study deep-sea faunal behavioral patterns. The trawler, the Niamh Cinn Óir, is manned by a 6-person crew, led by Captain Freya ( Connie Nielsen ) and her husband-skipper Gerard ( Dougray Scott ). Desperate for a big haul, Gerard willingly takes the boat into an exclusion zone where they promptly hit an unknown object and become stuck. The crew discovers that what they hit is a parasitic animal that invades the boat’s water supply and begins to infect members of the crew.  Sea Fever  isn’t quite  The Thing  on a boat, but it is of that ilk and features exploding eyeballs. The film takes a clever approach to the parasite subgenre (it is a subgenre!). I especially like the way the crew develops new ideas to defeat the parasite, working with limited means. They build their own UV light – it’s neat! A bit of a downer ending, but a nifty, tightly-paced sci-fi thriller. Highly recommended. (Chris Coffel)

9. The Boat (2018)

When I say this sublime masterclass in single-character horror just barely made the cut here, I mean it. Other titles, ones better known, were hot in its wake, but sometimes quality wins. (Of course, maybe seventeen people in the world have seen the damn thing so I’m not actually sure the “quality wins” argument is a good one.) The beautifully shot film sees an unnamed sailor discover an empty sailboat drifting off the coast of Malta, and when he steps aboard to investigate, the craft seems to take on a life of its own — and it seems determined to kill him. It’s a sleek, eighty-eight-minute thriller as our protagonist fights to survive the various ways in which the boat attempts to off him, and the near complete lack of dialogue adds to the claustrophobic thrills. Add in some wit and a grim sense of humor, and you have one of the great boat-set horrors that you’ve most likely never seen. (Rob Hunter)

8. Anaconda (1997)

My anaconda don’t want none unless it’s got Voight, son!  Luis Llosa ‘s creature feature about a giant snake in the Amazon stars a Fly Girl, a rapper,  Eric Stoltz , and  Jon Voight . Oh, and  Owen Wilson  is there too! The ’90s, what a time to be alive! A documentary film crew searching for a long-lost indigenous Amazonian tribe makes the mistake of picking up snake hunter Paul Serone (Voight). Serone says he can help them find the lost tribe, but really he just needs their boat to find a record-breaking green anaconda that he has been hunting. Did I mention that Serone is a Paraguayan? That’s important because as stated, he is played by Jon Voight. Look, Anaconda  rules. Yes, some of the CGI is shoddy, but there is also a giant animatronic snake and Voight snarling all over the place. Meanwhile, Stoltz is just in bed the entire time. They don’t make them like they used to. (Chris Coffel)

7. Triangle (2009)

A group of friends head out on a yacht for a good time on the high seas. Unfortunately, an unexpected and powerful storm hits, capsizing the boat. One friend is swept away while the others manage to climb on the overturned boat and wait for the storm to pass. They eventually come across an ocean liner and climb aboard. They initially believe it to be abandoned but then they come across a deadly killer, but is it all as it seems?  Triangle  is a film that wants to be very smart and mess with your mind. Truthfully, it doesn’t make a lot of sense and any attempt to dig into the story will leave you with something that doesn’t quite add up. With that being said, it’s a highly engrossing movie that will pull you in. And it features a genuinely creepy bag-headed killer and a terrific lead performance from  Melissa George . Ignore the nonsensical plot and enjoy the ride. (Chris Coffel)

6. Harpoon (2019)

One of the most slept-on horror comedies in recent memory, Rob Grant ’s psychological pleasure craft thriller is a good reminder to buy a satellite phone before you get on your rich friend’s yacht. Those fucker’s can’t be trusted. While this list is well-populated with ghost ships, Lovecraftian beasties, and Bermuda Triangles, it is a truth universally acknowledged that going out to sea with messy, unhinged twentysomethings is the final circle of hell. Also, the boat in this movie is called the “Naughty Buoy,” which earned it some serious brownie points. With a comedic sensibility darker than the Atlantic sea bed, this “things go from bad-to-worse” nightmare follows three young maniacs who get stranded at sea  after  trying to kill each other. Putting the “ can-con ” in cannibalism,  Harpoon  is funny, frightening, and further proof that anyone willing to make amends with a spontaneous cruise is not to be trusted. (Meg Shields)

5. Uninvited (1988)

A genetically altered cat makes his way onto a shady businessman’s luxury yacht and promptly goes on a killing spree. It should be pointed out that this altered cat, escapes from a research facility with the help of another cat, sort of. If that plot sounds wild to you, then this must be your first  Greydon Clark  movie, because I assure you that this is a standard Greydon Clark movie. In most killer cat movies, the killer cat is the star, but in the case of  Uninvited , the cat is outshined by a manic  George Kennedy , who would not be denied a spot on this list. It’s bonkers, it’s wild, and it’s a top-three killer ca t movie. Best watched with the help of catnip. (Chris Coffel)

4. Project Wolf Hunting (2022)

Project Wolf Hunting  is best described as  The Raid  on a boat meets  Frankenstein  with a dash of  Con Air . A cargo ship is transporting a group of deadly criminals from Manila to Busan. To the surprise of everyone, things go terribly wrong when the criminals form an escape plan. To make matters worse, the ship is also carrying Alpha ( Choi Gwi-hwa ), a superhuman created from inhumane experiments dating back to World War II. Alpha breaks free and goes on a brutal killing spree, ripping apart criminals, cops, and everyone in between. The highlight of the film is  Seo In-guk , who plays a tattooed murderer who is built up to be a real badass. He gets into a showdown with Alpha that proves that maybe he isn’t. The title doesn’t make a lot of sense, which the movie pokes fun at, but other than that this is a pretty flawless film. Brutal, bone-crushing action and a superhuman creature all on one boat. (Chris Coffel)

3. Deep Rising (1998)

I don’t remember many movies my parents and I rented together on Pay-Per-View when I was in middle school. But not every movie is  Deep Rising . I was too young to remember the ad campaigns for the film, so when it was made available to rent, I came to it as a blank slate. But the moment those tentacled monsters reared their ugly suckers in the hull of an abandoned cruise ship, I knew I was in love. A blockbuster mashup of Lovecraftian horror with the aesthetics of 80’s-era sci-fi action — all set on an impeccably creepy luxury liner —  Deep Rising  honestly stood no chance of (sorry) rising to the top of the box office in the late 90s when horror was more interested in self-reference than pure popcorn fun. But in the years since its theatrical debut, audiences have finally come around to the film, moving  Deep Rising  to its rightful place on the mantle of exquisite aqua-horror movies. (Jacob Trussell)

2. Dead Calm (1989)

If you get on a boat and you see  Billy Zane , you immediately get off the boat because the odds are he will be an asshole and you will die. Sam Neill  and  Nicole Kidman  learn that the hard way in  Phillip Noyce ‘s excellent thriller,  Dead Calm . John (Neill) and Rae Ingram (Kidman) attempt to deal with the unspeakable tragedy of losing their son by spending time at sea on their yacht. The hope is that the isolation and time alone will allow them to properly grieve. While floating out in the Pacific, they encounter a man (Zane) on a liferaft who asks for their help. The man says he was on a ship with friends, but they all died from food poisoning, leaving him stranded. The Ingrams are rightfully suspicious. Dead Calm  plays like a stage play at sea. Three terrific actors working well off each other and delivering great performances. It’s an edge-of-your-seat thriller that zooms from the opening beat to the explosive finale. (Chris Coffel)

1. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

The  Rita  isn’t much to look at. She’s a rusty, rotting steamer, but she’ll get her crew down the Amazon and protect them far better than the Orca did her passengers. Captain Lucas is nearly as grizzled as Quint too, and he knows his environment equally. The  Rita  deposits its expedition into the fabled Black Lagoon, and it’s here where the scientists will confront the Creature.

Anyone who has ever carried the fantasy that they could one day venture into the heart of the jungle and do battle with some ancient beast imagines the  Rita . She’s the ultimate jungle cruise vessel, a storybook creation, one step removed from what Wes Anderson would fabricate. It’s perfectly Hollywood, a jewel of production design, set dressing, carpentry, and engineering. River worthy. Dream worthy. (Brad Gullickson)

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The Scariest Ship Horror Movies Set on the Sea

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There's nothing scarier than a horror movie set at sea. The top horror movies set on ships feature deadly threats from real-life elements as well as supernatural occurrences and hauntings. This is a list of the top lost at sea horror movies featuring everything from Ghost Ship to Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis to Deep Rising.

What movies will you find on this list of the top ship horror films? Movie buffs will likely place  Jaws  right at the top. Though much of the film is set on the coast, one of Jaws' most famous lines – Roy Scheider saying, “We're gonna need a bigger boat” – was delivered while out at sea. Open Water is another terrifying movie featuring characters lost at sea. Alfred Hitchcock's Lifeboat is often considered one of the suspense master's most underrated films. Other movies featured on this roundup of the best horror movies set at sea include Cape Fear , Das Boot , and The Abyss .

Do you have a favorite scary movie set at sea? Give the best films a thumbs up and please add any great movies that are missing.


When a great white shark terrorizes a small island town, the local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and a grizzled fisherman to hunt down the deadly predator. This classic film single-handedly created the summer blockbuster genre and left an entire generation wary of taking a dip in the water. With iconic music and unforgettable scenes, this film continues to be a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat experience that will keep viewers hooked.

Ghost Ship

In this eerie tale of maritime horror, a salvage crew discovers a long-lost ocean liner adrift on the high seas. Upon boarding, they soon realize that the ship is haunted by the vengeful spirits of its former passengers. As the crew members struggle to unravel the ship's dark history, they find themselves drawn into an escalating series of supernatural events, culminating in a shocking revelation. The chilling atmosphere and suspenseful storytelling make this film a must-watch for fans of ghost stories and nautical nightmares.

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The Last Voyage of the Demeter

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Sea Fever

A marine biology student finds herself trapped aboard an isolated fishing trawler with a crew suffering from a mysterious infection. As the afflicted crew members begin to succumb to their ghastly symptoms, the terrified student must fight to survive against both the deadly contagion and the increasingly hostile crew. Blending gripping human drama with unsettling body horror, this film is sure to leave viewers feeling thoroughly unnerved and queasy.

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The Abyss

A team of deep-sea divers is sent to investigate the wreckage of a submerged nuclear submarine. Along the way, they encounter a mysterious alien species living at the bottom of the ocean, sparking a tense and terrifying battle for survival. Featuring groundbreaking special effects and a captivating storyline, this thrilling underwater adventure will have audiences holding their breath until the very end.

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Set on a deep-sea mining facility, this terrifying tale follows a group of workers who discover a gruesome and malevolent creature lurking in the depths. As the body count rises and the monster's true nature is revealed, the survivors must unite to destroy the beast before it destroys them. With its claustrophobic setting and tense atmosphere, this film is a chilling reminder of the horrors that can hide beneath the waves.

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A group of friends sailing through the Bermuda Triangle finds themselves caught in a terrifying time loop after boarding an abandoned ship. Plagued by chilling visions and pursued by a malevolent force, the group must unravel the mystery of their predicament before they're trapped in the loop forever. This mind-bending psychological thriller keeps viewers guessing until the very end, with a twist that's sure to make your jaw drop.

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Deep Rising

Deep Rising

When a group of heavily armed mercenaries hijacks a luxury cruise liner, they soon find themselves facing off against a horde of bloodthirsty sea creatures determined to devour everyone on board. With the ship rapidly filling with water and time running out, the passengers must band together to survive the nightmarish onslaught. This action-packed horror flick delivers a thrilling combination of high-stakes suspense and grisly creature effects.

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Cape Fear

In this chilling tale of revenge, a convicted rapist is released from prison and sets his sights on the family of the lawyer who failed to keep him behind bars. As the predator closes in, the family must confront their deepest fears and darkest secrets in order to survive. Combining intense performances with a nail-biting script, this suspenseful thriller will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

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Open Water

Inspired by true events, this harrowing survival story follows a couple left stranded in the open ocean after their scuba diving trip goes awry. Surrounded by miles of shark-infested waters and with no hope of rescue, the pair must rely on their wits and sheer determination to stay alive. This film's unflinching portrayal of the couple's ordeal is guaranteed to make even the most hardened viewer think twice before taking a dip in the ocean.

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The Reef

When a group of friends capsizes their boat on the Great Barrier Reef, they are forced to swim for shore while being stalked by a massive great white shark. With each stroke bringing them closer to safety yet closer to the jaws of the merciless predator, this tense thriller will have you holding your breath until the final splash. The stunning underwater cinematography and nail-biting suspense make this a must-watch for shark enthusiasts and horror fans alike.

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DeepStar Six

DeepStar Six

A team of underwater researchers inadvertently unleashes a deadly creature from the ocean's depths, sparking a desperate struggle to contain the beast and prevent it from reaching the surface. As the body count rises and the station's defenses fail, the survivors must band together to outwit and destroy the monster before it's too late. This claustrophobic, suspense-filled flick serves up some truly heart-pounding scares.

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Set aboard a WWII submarine that's become haunted by mysterious supernatural forces, this atmospheric thriller follows a crew descending into paranoia and madness as they attempt to uncover the truth behind the eerie occurrences. With its claustrophobic setting and psychological horror, this film will leave viewers feeling as though they're trapped beneath the waves themselves.

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A salvage crew discovers a derelict Russian research ship floating in the Pacific Ocean, only to find it infested with a deadly alien life form intent on taking over the Earth. With time running out, the crew must band together to destroy the alien menace before it's too late. This action-packed sci-fi horror flick is a thrilling race against time, filled with high-tech gadgetry and gruesome creature effects.

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When a team of scientists is sent to investigate a mysterious spacecraft discovered at the bottom of the ocean, they quickly become ensnared in a web of mind-bending psychological terror. As their deepest fears and insecurities are brought to life, the crew must confront their inner demons in order to survive the ordeal. This thought-provoking, cerebral thriller explores the nature of fear and the power of the human mind.

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This classic suspense film centers on a group of shipwreck survivors adrift in a lifeboat, forced to confront their fears and prejudices as they struggle to stay alive. When they rescue a man they believe to be responsible for their ship's sinking, tensions rise and trust begins to unravel. Featuring a gripping script and an ensemble cast, this film offers a masterclass in character-driven storytelling and tense drama.

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The Meg

In this thrilling battle of man versus nature, a deep-sea rescue diver must confront his fears when he encounters a prehistoric megalodon shark thought to be extinct. With the massive predator threatening coastal cities and wreaking havoc on the open seas, the diver leads a daring plan to capture and kill the colossal beast. Featuring jaw-dropping visual effects and a breathtaking sense of scale, this epic shark tale is guaranteed to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.


A documentary film crew in the Amazon rainforest finds themselves in a living nightmare when they're targeted by a massive, man-eating snake. As the body count rises and the crew's chances for survival dwindle, they must work together to outsmart the cunning predator and escape its deadly coils. This pulse-pounding creature feature delivers plenty of thrills and chills, with a serpentine villain that's sure to make your skin crawl.

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The Rig

In this nerve-wracking tale of isolation and terror, an oil rig drilling team is besieged by a vicious creature lurking in the depths of the ocean. As the monster picks off the crew one by one, the survivors must figure out a way to destroy the beast before it's too late. Featuring a claustrophobic setting and a relentless sense of dread, this horror film is sure to make viewers think twice about taking a job on an offshore platform.


When a struggling family buys a dilapidated sailboat in the hopes of starting a charter business, they soon discover that the vessel is haunted by a vengeful spirit. As they fight to save their new investment and salvage their crumbling relationships, the family becomes embroiled in a supernatural struggle that threatens to tear them apart. This eerie ghost story delivers plenty of chills and atmospheric tension, making it a perfect addition to any horror aficionado's watchlist.

Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis

Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis

Based on the true story of the ill-fated U.S.S. Indianapolis, this harrowing drama follows the ordeal of the ship's crew after they're torpedoed and left to drift on the open sea. Plagued by dehydration, shark attacks, and the constant threat of enemy submarines, the men must find a way to survive their desperate situation. With its gripping storyline and attention to historical detail, this film offers a poignant look at one of the deadliest naval disasters in history.

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In the chaotic aftermath of a seismic event, the prehistoric piranhas are unleashed upon the unsuspecting residents and vacationers gathered for a wild spring break celebration. As the ravenous fish begin their feeding frenzy, a motley group of locals and tourists must band together to stop the carnage and save their town from being devoured. With its gory, over-the-top kills and tongue-in-cheek humor, this film serves up a heaping helping of campy fun that's perfect for fans of B-movie horror and creature features.

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In this macabre Lovecraftian tale, a group of shipwrecked survivors find themselves stranded in a remote fishing village inhabited by a cult of monstrous sea creatures. As the villagers' horrifying secrets come to light, the interlopers must navigate a labyrinth of betrayal and madness to escape the nightmarish fate that awaits them. With its blend of psychological horror and visceral body terror, this film is sure to leave a lasting impression on even the most seasoned genre fan.

Satan's Triangle

Satan's Triangle

This spine-chilling TV movie tells the story of a rescue mission in the Bermuda Triangle that goes horribly awry when the rescuers become trapped in a supernatural vortex of terror. As the crew members struggle to maintain their sanity and return to the safety of the real world, they find themselves confronted by a malevolent force beyond their comprehension. This suspenseful, atmospheric thriller is sure to keep viewers glued to their screens until the thrilling climax.

Lost Voyage

Lost Voyage

When a long-lost ocean liner reappears after thirty years, a team of paranormal investigators sets out to uncover the truth behind its mysterious disappearance. As they delve into the ship's dark past and navigate its haunted corridors, the group soon discovers that some secrets are better left buried. Offering a chilling blend of ghostly apparitions and maritime mystery, this eerie film is sure to captivate fans of supernatural suspense.

The Haunted Sea

The Haunted Sea

A ruthless pirate captain and her crew stumble upon a cursed treasure that awakens the wrath of an ancient sea monster. As they're pursued by the vengeful beast, the pirates must confront their own greed and treachery in order to survive the deadly onslaught. This swashbuckling horror adventure combines high-seas action with monstrous scares, making for a thrilling, rollicking ride.


In this spine-tingling supernatural thriller, a British submarine that vanished during World War II resurfaces 50 years later, seemingly untouched by time. As a team of naval experts investigates the vessel's reappearance, they find themselves drawn into a nightmarish world where the ghosts of the past refuse to stay buried. With its atmospheric setting and haunting visuals, this film is a chilling reminder that some mysteries are best left unsolved.

The Ferryman

The Ferryman

When a group of friends embarks on a sailing trip to an isolated island, they unwittingly unleash an ancient curse that forces them to confront their darkest fears. As the malevolent force begins to take its toll, the group must battle their own demons and unravel the island's sinister secrets in order to break the spell and escape alive. This gripping psychological horror film serves up a potent mix of supernatural chills and visceral terror.

REC 4: Apocalypse

REC 4: Apocalypse

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The Mysterious Mary Celeste

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10 best horror movies set at sea, ranked according to rotten tomatoes.

Phenomenal horror films are set at sea, and the terror of the ocean is best exemplified in these ten movies according to Rotten Tomatoes.

The ocean is boundless, unpredictable, and a place where humanity is not in its element. It is uncharted territory, terrifying, and unknown, so it's no wonder that the setting has been extensively utilized within the horror genre. In horror films , the sea has birthed endless waves of terror ranging from the supernatural to the mysterious.

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The vastness and the complete and utter ambiguity of the deep blue unearths a fundamental fear in all of us. These films have succeeded in showing us what we fear most, which is the terror that can ensue at sea. Below are some of the best horror films set at sea, ranked according to Rotten Tomatoes.

The Sphere (1998) - 12%

After the discovery of an alien spacecraft at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts is sent down to the bottom to investigate. Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Liev Schreiber, and Dustin Hoffman are the big names entwined within this strange pioneering discovery.

Generally, The Sphere garnered very unfavorable reviews upon release, and the films Rotten Tomato meter score speaks for itself. However, boasting an ensemble cast, The Sphere is creepy and mysterious, with a very intriguing premise and plot. Despite the reviews, The Sphere is worth a watch just for the performances from some of Hollywoods' greats.

Ghost Ship (2002) - 16%

With all the endless ways to make boats a scary place, Ghost Ship does go down one of the more obvious routes - ghosts (clue in the title). The plot centers around a salvage crew who set out to claim an abandoned vessel drifting in the Bering Sea. Things soon take a scarier turn when the crew find and board the boat and discover that it is haunted by its previous passengers, who had all met a gruesome end at the beginning of the film.

Ghost Ship received a very disappointing 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes upon release and overall, was seen as somewhat of a letdown. However, despite it not being as scary as it ought to have been, this film boasts a creepy atmosphere throughout and is just a good ghost story.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) - 42%

Whilst undoubtedly being the most subpar shark-related horror film on this list, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged  does offer some atmospheric scenes and the performances really aren't that bad either.

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The story focuses on a young teenage girl grappling with a school bully, an estranged step-sister, and a bunch of menacing, highly evolved sharks.  All of this quite frankly is what you would expect from your average creature feature but 4 7 Meters Down: Uncaged won't disappoint some keen and devoted fans of the shark fest sub-genre.

Deep Blue Sea (1999) - 60%

A brilliant and sadly underappreciated thrill ride of a movie, Deep Blue Sea is one of the best shark-related thriller films since Jaws . The film relies heavily on animatronics to showcase the sharks and in some parts of the film, the same footage is used multiple times. Nevertheless, this film is creepy and the effectiveness of the sharks, successful.

The premise is essentially about a team of scientists (who would have thought) attempting to cure a debilitating disease by enlarging the brains of the sharks they hope will give them the cure. Things don't go according to plan when these sharks get smart and begin to attack the researches, picking them off one by one. This film does have some iconic scenes, by far the best and the most talked about is Samuel L. Jacksons' speech. It's certainly silly but enjoyable.

Below (2002) - 64%

Below has a really strong cast and despite its dive down the typical paranormal route, it still manages to procure enough scares making it an effective horror film.

Whilst on patrol, a US submarine is ordered to rescue some survivors that were spotted stranded in the Atlantic Ocean . Upon completion of rescue, the crew begins to experience terrifying paranormal phenomena. Panic ensues.

Open Water (2003) - 71%

Open Water is a slow burner but well worth the watch for the myriad of interesting concepts and visuals that the film exploits. The film is so atmospheric, so creepy and director Chris Kentis even manages to make jellyfish appear incredibly terrifying. Additionally, the performances from the two main characters are especially gripping.

Open Water does so much with the slim budget. The last scene of this film is particularly haunting so it should, without a doubt, be added to every horror fan list.

The Boat (2018) - 78%

This one man and his boat ensemble is a gem that is not as well known as it should be. Despite the film being a little uneventful with not a lot happening,  The Boat is so atmospheric, so horribly creepy and the lead actors' performance so gripping that it keeps you utterly hooked throughout.

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The premise, in a nutshell, is about an unnamed man who goes out fishing, ends up getting lost in a heavy fog, and stumbles upon an empty, lone yacht. The events that follow are blood-curdling and this film really has to be watched to fully appreciate its uniqueness.

Triangle (2009) - 80%

Triangle can be watched a number of times and new details can be discovered with each viewing, that's one of the most interesting aspects of it. This film explores some captivating, albeit peculiar concepts that will leave its viewers wondering what they have just seen.

When their boat overturns during a ferocious storm, 6 friends are left stranded in the middle of the ocean. Their salvation comes in the form of a large ocean liner that they board in the hope of rescue. They find the liner abandoned and the audience is soon propelled into the main character's very own version of hell as she battles mystery after mystery in an attempt to get back to her son.

The Abyss (1989) - 89%

The Abyss is a stellar underwater thriller and upon release, received extremely favorable reviews, the special effects were praised in particular, utilized by filmmaking tycoon James Cameron .

When an underwater oil rig crew stumble upon an alien life force deep in the Atlantic Ocean during a rescue mission, the characters are swept into the unknown taking the viewers along with them. The Abyss is key viewing for hardcore fans of horror and sci-fi.

Jaws (1975) - 98%

Jaws is a classic, a monumental influence and the film that made the Great White shark quite possibly, the scariest animal on the planet. Ever since the release of Jaws , the popularity of shark horror films has soared, paving the way for the sub-genre and for good reason since Jaws is essentially a flawless cinematic experience.

This film never ceases to disappoint. A single shark causing havoc in a small American town is enough to tickle the fancy of any shark fanatic and Jaws is certainly one of the key ones to watch.

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Best Movies About Being Stranded at Sea

Films about being stranded at sea are some of the most exhilarating and terrifying out there. From Dead Calm to Life of Pi, here are the best.

Looking back, there are a surprisingly large number of movies that are about being stranded at sea. There is good reason for this: when looking to make a truly hard-hitting movie, what could be more terrifying than the feelings of hopelessness and fear associated with being stranded, miles from land with chances of survival getting slimmer by the minute? Add in an extra threat of, say a human-eating shark, or even escalating friction with the other unfortunate souls you may be stranded with, and you have a recipe for pure terror.

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The fear factor is upped by the fact that a lot of these stories are not wild fantastical tales, but are scenarios that feel far closer to home and are situations that anyone of us could potentially find ourselves in. In fact, a large percentage of these types of movies are based on true stories . Admittedly, due to the popularity of these gripping films, which can often be shot on a low budget, the market has become slightly oversaturated in recent years, with countless sequels and rip-offs flooding the scene, so to speak. With this in mind, below are 10 of the best movies about being stranded at sea.

10 Dead Calm

If you’re only going to feature three superb actors in your movie, you could do a lot worse than the combined greatness of Sam Neil, Nicole Kidman, and Billy Zane. While out sailing in an attempt to try to take their minds off the loss of their son, a married couple come across a stranded stranger. They offer kindness and help, but as the story progresses, it becomes apparent that not everything is as it seems with the stranger. A genuinely tense thriller, Dead Calm is a fine example of creating an engaging and exciting movie without needing a huge budget.

Not only has this group of pals found themselves capsized and stranded out at sea, they’re also being stalked by a great white shark. Unlike numerous shark-based movies before (and after) it, The Reef used real footage of sharks in the movie , according to Screen Rant , instead of practical or CGI effects, which always run the danger of making the sharks look unrealistic and, at times, downright ridiculous. Definitely one of the more genuinely scary shark flicks, The Reef never eases up on the tension, keeping viewers glued to the edge of their seats for the entire 90-minute run time. Maybe it's not the most original movie on the list, but certainly one of the most exciting.

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Titanic is proof that ‘bigger’ is not always better. The RMS Titanic was carrying 3,320 people when it was destroyed by a giant iceberg, the majority of who did not survive the aftermath. The real-life tragedy portrayed in James Cameron’s harrowing 1997 movie manages to perfectly capture the feelings of fear, panic and hopelessness as we spend time in those final moments with the passengers stranded at sea after the ship begins sinking.

Obviously, the sheer scale of death and destruction was certainly impactful, but it felt even more personal as we spend nearly 3 hours with the two lead characters, Rose and Jack, following their forbidden romance and rooting for them throughout. After allowing the audience to develop this tightly intimate bond with these two characters, we’re left devastated as, spoiler alert, it does not end well.

7 Open Water

Yet another movie on this list made all the more terrifying by the fact that it is based, albeit rather loosely, on a true story. This time, Open Water concentrates on an American couple who go scuba diving while on vacation, but find themselves stranded at sea and surrounded by sharks as their tour boat accidentally leaves them behind. Shot out at sea on an ultra-low budget, this actually adds an immense sense of realism and intensity, creating for a nerve racking 80 minutes in which the viewers hearts are in their mouths the entire time.

6 White Squall

A white squall is the occurrence of a sudden, violent windstorm at sea, one which hits without warning. The lack of the usual warning signs, like black clouds, makes them near impossible to avoid when out at sea, as evidenced by the skipper (played assuredly by Jeff Bridges, in one of his more overlooked performances) and his class of students on a school sailing trip in White Squall .

Needless to say, the result was catastrophic, ending in tragedy, and the skipper is put on trial. Based on the real-life sailing boat the Albatross, which sank in 1961, director Ridley Scott not only focuses on the trauma of the event itself, but also spends plenty of time developing the characters beforehand in a coming-of-age style plot which makes the tragedy even more hard hitting for the audience.

5 All Is Lost

Legendary silver screen icon Robert Redford headlines the Golden Globe-winning survival drama All Is Lost , in which the Hollywood great portrays a veteran mariner who finds his vessel adrift at sea following a debilitating collision with a storage container. The man must fight to survive a vicious incoming storm without the help of any navigation equipment or a radio to call out for help, and the riveting picture chronicles his relentless crusade to make it out alive and back to his loved ones. AlI Is Lost features almost no dialogue and only utilizes Redford's immense talent as the sole character of the film , bringing the lost mariner's desperation and fear to life in a spectacularly moving fashion.

Like Titanic , this is based on a real-life event , just on a much smaller scale. No less harrowing for the viewer, Adrift stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin as a couple who are stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after Hurricane Raymond in 1983, and must find their way to Hawaii with a damaged boat and no radio.

Like James Cameron did with Titanic , the film not only focuses on the disaster and survival aspects of the story , but also highlights the intimate bond and romance between the two leads, allowing the viewers to become fully invested in their well-being. Even from the safety of your own couch, the rollercoaster of emotions you’re taken through is mentally draining — one can only imagine what it would have been like to have been there, lost at sea.

3 The Shallows

Inspired by her husband Ryan Reynold’s minimalist movie Buried , which takes place entirely in a coffin, Blake Lively teamed up with director Jaume Collet-Serra and writer Anthony Jaswinski for this stranded at sea survival horror. This time around, the story follows a surfer (played by Lively) instead of a sailor, who gets stranded out at sea, only to find herself under threat from a great white shark.

Interestingly, the majority of The Shallows was shot in a tank using blue screens for effects, with the shark being entirely computer generated. Somehow, the result is still ultra-realistic, making you feel as if you are right there in the water with her, kind of the Blair Witch Project of stranded at sea shark movies.

2 The Poseidon Adventure

The very notion of being lost at sea is terrifying all in itself, but throw in the element of a capsized ship on the verge of being completely consumed by water and the stakes get even more dicey. The '70s classic disaster film The Poseidon Adventure centers on the titular ocean liner as it is tragically overturned by a destructive tsunami, trapping its unsuspecting inhabitants and leaving them to figure out how to escape the stranded ship.

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The spine-tingling flick went on to earn 8 Academy Award nominations and won two, with critics lauding it for its pulse-pounding tension, outstanding visual effects and commanding performances. Since its release, The Poseidon Adventure has gone on to become a cult film and is a knockout example of the disaster genre.

1 Life of Pi

One of the most critically lauded movies of its year, Life of Pi was nominated for a total of 11 Oscars, winning four. The premise revolves around a 16-year-old Indian boy named Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) who is stranded on a lifeboat with a dangerous Bengal tiger after surviving an ocean liner shipwreck. The movie is captivating from start to finish: we follow Pi’s tale as the pair learn to trust each other in this visually stunning masterclass in storytelling. Its incredible technology and deeply allegorical substance results in one of the most mesmerizing movies about begin stranded at sea.

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First-time feature filmmaker Winston Azzopardi directs his son Joe Azzopardi in offbeat suspenser 'The Boat,' set off the coast of Malta.

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A unique two-hander that pits a lost seaman against a disturbingly menacing yacht, The Boat certainly doesn’t shy away from challenging plotting, but whether it can persuade horror fans that it’s worth a look in an increasingly crowded marketplace will require some very persuasive marketing, at the very least.

Not far from the Maltese port of Valetta, a local fisherman (Joe Azzopardi) sets out in his small outboard-motor-powered boat for a day on the water. Soon, however, a heavy fog drifts in, obscuring the shoreline and leaving him completely disoriented. A sudden collision with a drifting sailboat convinces him that he’s found safety, but boarding and searching the yacht, he finds it deserted. When he returns topside, his boat has disappeared, trapping him aboard the luxury vessel. The 40-foot Aeolus proves well-equipped and -provisioned, so he tries to raise Valetta’s port on the marine radio, but can’t make contact.

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A routine trip to the latrine turns into a claustrophobic nightmare when the door jams, trapping him inside for hours listening to the sound of the boat taking on water as a freighter passes by without hailing him. When he finally breaks the door down and finds himself in waist-deep seawater, he takes drastic measures to get the bilge pumps running. Exhausted, he retreats below deck and crashes out in one of the private berths, only to find the door locked when he wakes up. Convinced that someone, or something, is somehow in control of the boat, the fisherman desperately tries to escape the Aeolus , as the yacht powers through the waves, mysteriously locked on autopilot and headed directly into a gathering storm.

The central Mediterranean region surrounding Malta is rich in both folklore and classic mythology, where the demigod Aeolus was considered the “keeper of the winds” in Homer’s Odyssey . Whether such a similarly influential entity controls the sailboat and the fate of the fisherman remains unclear, or perhaps he’s been imprisoned by some sadistic manipulator controlling the vessel remotely. The final frames partially reveal the filmmakers’ perspective, but by then their rather forced narrative allusions have been squandered over the course of the film.

Director Winston Azzopardi clearly knows his way around a luxury yacht, skillfully shooting in tight quarters whether above or below decks, and even inserting some modest special effects. Pacing is not his strong suit, however, and the script, co-written with Joe Azzopardi, becomes repetitive and predictable as the plotting quickly comes up against the physical limitations of the sailboat’s layout.

With very few spoken lines, Joe Azzopardi’s physical demeanor effectively conveys the fisherman’s confusion and desperation, but the lack of any clear narrative resolution lends scant significance to the role.

Production companies: Latina Pictures, Hurricane Films Cast: Joe Azzopardi  Director: Winston Azzopardi Screenwriters: Joe Azzopardi, Winston Azzopardi Producers: Joe Azzopardi, Winston Azzopardi, Roy Boulter Executive producers: Rita Galea, Yolanda Golea, Sol Papadopoulos Director of photography: Marek Traskowski Production designer: Ino Bonello  Editor: Daniel Lapira Music: Lachlan Anderson Venue: Beyond Fest Sales: Carnaby International

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by Alex Billington May 15, 2023 Source: YouTube

No Escape Trailer

"It's not them I'm worried about." Paramount+ in the UK has unveiled an official trailer for a horror thriller film titled No Escape , from director Hans Herbots and writer Kris Mrksa. Reinventing themselves on the other side of the world, 19-year-old Brits Kitty and Lana find refuge on a yacht in the Philippines called "The Blue" - full of beautiful people, parties and endless beaches. But in joining her crew, they fall into far greater dangers than the ones they were trying to escape. Sounds like a modern version on The Beach , involving a yacht and pirates this time. Adapted from a book by Lucy Clarke. "It's been the most incredible experience to see my novel re-imagined for screen. I’ve loved every moment of the journey from reading early scripts to visiting the set in Thailand. The series is breathtaking: transportive, gripping, and thrilling from beginning to end. I can't wait for viewers to fall in love with it, too!" Starring Abigail Lawrie , Rhianne Barreto , Susie Porter , Jay Ryan , Sean Keenan , Colette Dalal Tchantcho , and others. Jump onboard below.

Here's the official UK trailer for Paramount+'s mini-series No Escape , direct from YouTube :

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No Escape stars BAFTA Scotland Award winner Abigail Lawrie (Tin Star) and Rhianne Barreto (The Outlaws) as best friends Lana and Kitty, who are on the run from their lives in the UK. Together they find refuge on a romantic yacht, The Blue, crewed by a group of enigmatic people sailing throughout South-East Asia. But The Blue harbours dark secrets and the paradise the girls thought they had found turns into a nightmare. No Escape is a series created by Kris Mrksa ( White House Farm ), who is also writing the screenplay. With additional writing by Tolula Dada. Adapted from the bestselling novel " The Blue " written by Lucy Clarke. Featuring episodes directed by filmmaker Hans Herbots ( The Serpent, Cobra ). Executive produced by Elaine Pyke and Willow Grylls with Kris Mrksa of New Pictures. Paramount will debut the No Escape series streaming on Paramount+ in the UK starting May 18th, 2023 this summer. Look any good?

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'The Boat': Review

By Nikki Baughan 2018-10-31T13:29:00+00:00

A sea-set single-hander is terrifyingly taut

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Source: Carnaby International

Dir: Winston Azzopardi. UK. 2018. 100min

There is something about the ocean that can turn a mind to madness. Faced with the unending expanse, multiple protagonists (from films like Open Water , All Is Lost , The Mercy , Crowhurst and Adrift ) have found themselves engaged in a fight not only against their environment, but with themselves. In this intriguing, impressive feature debut from Winston Azzopardi, however, one man finds himself driven to the edge not only by the elements, but also the very vessel on which he sails.

A clever, twisting, dialogue-free screenplay

Following The Boat ’s premiere at Fantastic Fest, further festival interest should be strong; while the story may appeal to genre-skewing events, the high level of craft and talent on show here should see it secure more mainstream berths. With multiple-territory deals already secured,  it could be further buoyed by strong word of mouth.

On a beautiful summer’s day in Malta, an unnamed man (Joe Azzopardi) heads out to fish in his small row boat. All is idyllic until, suddenly, the weather turns and a thick fog descends. In the gloom, he butts up against a gleaming white yacht named the Aeolus — derived from the ancient Greek for ‘nimble’ — motionless in the water. Boarding, he finds the cabin utterly deserted; back on deck, he is shocked to find his own boat has vanished. He is adrift and alone, tiny against the horizon.

At this point, it seems as if The Boat is treading familiar waters. Yet, it’s not long before the clever, twisting, dialogue-free screenplay — co-written by Joe Azzopardi with his father Winston, who also directs — begins to reveal its hidden depths. While the sailor clearly has some serious maritime skills, slowly but surely events begin to conspire against him. The boat jerks at random, sending him flailing across the deck. The sails flap ominously, seemingly with a mind of their own. And, just as things can’t get any worse, a broken lock traps him in the tiny bathroom.

From this point, and within this miniscule space, the tension rises at a rate of knots. As a storm rages and the boat fills with water, the sailor must utilise both his experience and his tenacity;. It is soon apparent, however, that he is locked in a battle of wits; perhaps, as the occasional sounds of footsteps and knocking suggest, with an unseen foe, or perhaps even with the boat itself.  Subtle hints — bloody fingerprints, hidden food — suggest that he may not be the first to undergo such trauma; an angle that The Boat shares with 2009 nautical horror Triangle , which also takes place aboard a vessel called Aeolus.

As the only man on screen, and with minimal dialogue, Joe Azzopardi commands attention from the off. With the screenplay mercifully avoiding any soliloquies or rants, the physical and emotional toil of his predicament is instead etched on his face alongside the cuts and bruises. As bewilderment gives way to abject terror, and determination to desperation, the audience has no choice but to ride in his wake.

This is augmented by strong filmmaking craft. Cinematographer Marek Traskowski contrasts the stunning expanse of the seascape with the nightmarishly intimate proportions of the yacht to claustrophobic effect, while composer Lachlan Anderson’s emotive score works in harmony with both the relaxing undulations of the water and the sharp movements of the boat. Together with James Hayday’s expert sound design, which transforms the mundane —  ropes slapping against the mast, the creak of a floorboard — into the uncanny, the boat takes on an uneasy personality all its own.

Production companies: Latina Pictures, Hurricane Films

International sales: Carnaby International [email protected]

Producers/screenplay: Winston Azzopardi and Joe Azzopardi

Production design: Ino Bonello

Editing: Daniel Lapira

Cinematography: Marek Traskowski

Music: Lachlan Anderson

Main cast: Joe Azzopardi

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A sudden loss disrupts Carol’s orderly life, propelling her into the dating world for the first time in 20 years. Finally living in the present tense, she finds herself swept up in not one, but two unexpected relationships that challenge her assumptions about what it means to grow old.

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Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst's disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of traveling the world alone by sea.

Disturbing movies

Treasure hunter Ben "Finn" Finnegan has sunk his marriage to Tess and his trusty boat in his obsessive quest to find the legendary Queen's Dowry. When he finds a vital clue that may finally pinpoint the treasure's whereabouts, he drags Tess and her boss, billionaire Nigel Honeycutt, along on the hunt. But Finn is not the only one interested in the gold; his former mentor-turned-enemy Moe Fitch will stop at nothing to beat him to it.

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Rike is forty, a successful doctor whose job demands everything of her. She intends to use her much-needed annual holiday to fulfill her long-cherished dream of sailing alone from Gibraltar to Ascension, a small tropical island in the middle of the Atlantic. Her desire for a carefree holiday seems to be coming to pass but then, after a storm, her beautiful adventure suddenly turns into an unprecedented challenge when she spots a badly damaged, hopelessly overloaded refugee boat nearby.

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Thor is on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the prophecy of destruction to his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

Movies about hairdressers

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.

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After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator.

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Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Weapon Movies

A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee. A remake of the 1987 comedy.

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Two academic teenage superstars realize, on the eve of their high school graduation, that they should have worked less and played more. Determined to never fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

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Disaster strikes when a criminal mastermind reveals the identities of all active undercover agents in Britain. The secret service can now rely on only one man - Johnny English. Currently teaching at a minor prep school, Johnny springs back into action to find the mysterious hacker. For this mission to succeed, he’ll need all of his skills - what few he has - as the man with yesterday’s analogue methods faces off against tomorrow’s digital technology.

Movies about orphans

After attending a gathering on a billionaire's yacht during a European vacation, a New York cop and his wife become prime suspects when he's murdered.

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A U.S. soccer star suffers a career-threatening injury in the run-up to the World Cup, and during his recovery, embarks on an epic romance with a Russian single mom.

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When a long list of shenanigans lands Tyler in hot water, he’s forced to suit up and spend his summer training for an elite junior lifeguard program.

Fancy movies

A young man's life is turned upside down when his violent dreams begin to blend with reality.

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Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.

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Teenage prostitute Scarlett and minor offender Tracy end up on the run together in the wake of a courtroom shoot-out.

Heavy movies

Hypochondriac Joe Banks finds out he has six months to live, quits his dead end job, musters the courage to ask his co-worker out on a date, and is then hired to jump into a volcano by a mysterious visitor.

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The Most Dangerous Game formula gets a monstrous twist as the mythical Hydra turns the tables on a group of wealthy human-hunters. Kidnapped along with three ex-convicts, former Marine Tim Nolan is transported to a deserted island where the super rich pay a fortune to hunt human prey. But this island isn't exactly deserted; it's actually home to Hydra the Beast!

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A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multimillionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.

film yacht horror

A lusty Greek shipping magnate courts the widow of an assassinated U.S. president.

film yacht horror

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

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Gerry and Tom Jeffers are finding married life hard. Tom is an inventor/ architect and there is little money for them to live on. They are about to be thrown out of their apartment when Gerry meets rich businessman being shown around as a prospective tenant. He gives Gerry $700 to start life afresh but Tom refuses to believe her story and they quarrel. Gerry decides the marriage is over and heads to Palm Beach for a quick divorce but Tom has plans to stop her.

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Shelby Barrett (Barbara Stanwyck) rides show horses for wealthy widow "Nicko" Nicholas (Genevieve Tobin)and meets Johnny Wyatt (Gene Raymond), scion of a once-wealthy Long Island Family, but who now goes about the country riding polo ponies for "Nicko." Despite the efforts of "Nicko" and wealthy Gene Fairchild (John Eldredge), who is in love with Shelby, Johnny and Shelby are married. Shelby is treated frigidly by her snobby-but-broke in-laws, who frown even more when she and Johnny start handling the horses for wealthy neighbors on money Shelby had borrowed from Fairchild without telling her proud-but-broke husband. Matters aren't helped any when "Nicko" shows up and starts a gossip circuit directed against Shelby. When Johnny is away, Fairchild asks Shelby to help him entertain a wealthy client aboard his yacht. She tries to contact Johnny and fails but accepts the invitation...

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A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.

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With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others - as well as her own - and find a new purpose in life.

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A small-time con artist and a Hawaiian real estate developer's mischievous, enterprising mistress team up for a potential $200,000 score.

film yacht horror

The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

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Jessie Valiquette follows her scribe boyfriend of 3 years Dale Morrow on a search for his long lost Father last heard from on a deserted island in the Philippines. Along with a group of unwitting friends, the young couple encounters more than they bargained for when they discover not only was Dale's father part of a top-secret government project testing the depth of people's fears, but also that he had very good reason for not wanting to be found. Written by In-Motion Pictures

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Kevin is a young footballer who recently made a multimillion deal by transferring to FC Barcelona. He hardly realizes what is happening to him. Too young, too rich, too beautiful. His girlfriend Elza knows how Kevin should spend his millions. She is eagerly anticipating her birthday where Kevin will ask her the most important question of all. Kevin's grandmother Karla observes it all from the sidelines with concern. Fortunately there is the down-to-earth event planner Lizzy who shows Kevin the meaning of true love.

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In the middle of the Aegean Sea, six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared. Things will be measured. Songs will be butchered, and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals and rivals will become hungry. But at the end of the journey, when the game is over, the man who wins will be the best man. And he will wear on his smallest finger the victory ring: the Chevalier.

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A mother's plan to find her bachelor son a match derails when a new prospect turns up and sinister schemes unfold.

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An FSB officer fall in love with his agent, an American woman who works as a trader in a Russian bank.

film yacht horror

Internationally released Director's Cut of "Loro 1" and "Loro 2", which were released separately as two movies in Italy. The film talks about the group of businessmen and politicians – the Loro (Them) from the title – who live and act near to media tycoon and politician Silvio Berlusconi in the years between 2006 and 2009.

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When two researchers discover a colossal shark's tooth off the Mexican coast their worst fears surface - the most menacing beast to ever rule the waters is still alive and mercilessly feeding on anything that crosses its path. Now they must hunt the fierce killer and destroy it... before there is no one left to stop it

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While diving for sunken treasure, street-smart gumshoe Tony Rome finds the body of a gorgeous blonde, her feet stuck in a block of cement. Soon after, tough guy Waldo Gronski hires him to find a missing woman named Sandra Lomax, and Rome wonders if there's a connection. He sets about trying to locate the woman, and in no time finds himself mixed up with a beautiful party girl and a slippery racketeer.

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A retail billionaire's 60th birthday party is celebrated in an exclusive hotel on the Greek island of Mykonos.

film yacht horror

When a devastating boat crash shipwrecks a group of friends in the jungles of an uncharted island, they are savagely picked off one-by-one by a cannibalistic enemy that evolution forgot.

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A young man meets his soon-to-be in-laws but discovers behind their proud and wealthy appearances some deep issues and lies.

Movies for girls

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All the Best Horror Movies Coming Out in 2024

The anticipation is building so much, we could just scream

In the meantime, get excited for the oodles of spine-tinglers that do have solid release dates. From Sydney Sweeney ’s faith fright Immaculate to Zoё Kravitz ’s psychological chiller Blink Twice , and every Blumhouse haunt in between, the following thrillers, creature features, supernatural scares, slasher flicks, and survival tales are a horror buff’s dream nightmare. When you’re done scrolling, there’s more: Check out our scariest horror movies of all time , the best classic horror movies , and the funniest horror movies ever .

a person in a pool

Blumhouse expands its vast library with a supernatural horror film that turns the classic swimming-pool game Marco Polo into a death wish. The narrative belongs to the Waller family, a brood of four settling into their new home, when they begin to sense that their shimmering backyard pool harbors some sort of sinister force. Kerry Condon ( The Banshees of Inisherin ) and Wyatt Russell ( Lodge 49 ) star, while Bryce McGuire (writer on 2023’s Baghead ) directs.

Destroy All Neighbors

a man with glasses looking at the camera

Prog rock, a genre of music that embraces the esoteric, is admittedly not for everyone. But Josh Forbes’s homage to the genre’s glory days is for every horror buff. A mash-up of chuckles, chills, and, gore, Destroy All Neighbors sees a creatively stagnant musician named Will go on a killing spree. And aside from the bonkers tunes, there’s much to cheer for: old-school special effects, tons of splatter, and even a fun cameo from Kumail Nanjiani.

Somewhere Quiet

a man and woman

A Boston woman named Meg is kidnapped from a parking garage in Beacon Hill, but Olivia West Lloyd’s Somewhere Quiet isn’t interested in the salacious details of the six months Meg spent in captivity. Rather, this slow-burner is keen on the aftermath: the terrifying ways trauma manifests in Meg’s mind; the gaslighting she experiences from those around her, including her husband; and the primal fear that becomes a forever dark passenger for survivors of harrowing events.

Lisa Frankenstein

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Cole Sprouse and Kathryn Newton star in this ’80s-set horror comedy written by Diablo Cody and directed by music-video alum Zelda Williams. Newton plays a high schooler with a crush on a dead guy (Sprouse) who comes back to life after a fit of mad science. Together, they unleash pandemonium. Think of it like Heathers meets Valley Girl with a Mary Shelley twist. Also featuring a rad soundtrack and saturated neons that bring to mind Lisa Frank Incorporated, the film is a gift for Valentine’s Day.

In theaters February 9 .

Out of Darkness

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It’s 43,000 BCE—read: nothin’ but animal hide as clothing—and a group of early nomads are on the move. Confronted with dangers, both natural and mystical, they find themselves hunted by a demon and forced to do whatever it takes to stay alive. So you can imagine things get savage in this Stone Age survival tale. But where Andrew Cumming’s debut really shines is in its atmospheric mood and the bone-chilling attention to detail in every crunch, kill, and scream. Surround sound, for sure!

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Quite possibly the freakiest thing you will lay eyes on this year, Stopmotion is nothing like the idiosyncratic wonder-worlds that spring from the mind of Wes Anderson. Rather, this psychological assault comes from puppet master Robert Morgan, telling the story of an animator terrorized by her creations. A gloriously grotesque watch, with some of the most disturbing frame-by-frame animation you’ll ever see, this one will likely sear its imagery onto the wrinkles of your brain.

In theaters February 23 .

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After M3GAN, Chucky, and Annabelle, you’d think folks would have learned their lesson with cozying up to creepy toys. But apparently not yet, as the little girl in this Blumhouse offering finds herself an attic teddy named Chauncey. Little does she know this stuffie is really just a host for the imaginary friend the home’s previous tenant left behind. And now he’s full of rage.

In theaters March 8.

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On the heels of her rom-com hit Anyone but You , Sydney Sweeney returns to the big screen as star and producer. This time, however, she’s promoting a psychological horror story set in an Italian convent. Immaculate unfolds through its protagonist, Cecilia, a devout nun who learns she is pregnant with a “miracle” child. Whether the seed is that of God, man, or something way worse is for us to find out come spring.

In theaters March 22.

Late Night With the Devil

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Set in 1977, this refreshingly innovative take on found footage features a late-night talk show kicking off its sixth season on Halloween night and inviting one of its guests—13-year-old Lilly, the sole survivor of a Satanic mass suicide—to conjure the devil on live television. A SXSW 2023 favorite from Aussie brothers Colin and Cameron Cairnes, the occult film is a nerve-frazzling nightmare that would send the ghost of Johnny Carson running.

In theaters March 22; streaming April 19.

You’ll Never Find Me

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Starring Jordan Cowan and Brendan Rock, this two-handed chamber piece premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last June, where it was acquired by Shudder; and come late March, it will finally be available to stream. The story, a well-crafted tension-builder, hits its stride when a paranoid man invites a sopping-wet young woman into his RV to wait out a raging thunderstorm. The interactions and conversations that follow leave a trail of clues, lies, and hair-raising reveals.

Streaming March 22.

Mickey Mouse’s Trap

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When the copyright for Steamboat Willie —the 1928 animated short in which Mickey Mouse made his debut—expired in January 2024, the House of Mouse’s iconic rodent entered public domain, and creative minds wasted no time. The villainous force behind at least two upcoming horror films , Mickey will first take lives in this indie slasher about a theme park worker who spends her 21st birthday working the late shift from hell.

In theaters March 2024.

The First Omen

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Arkasha Stevenson—an episodic director whose credits include Brand New Cherry Flavor , Channel Zero , and Legion —makes her feature-film debut with a prequel to Richard Donner’s revered 1976 original Omen . Starring Servant ’s Nell Tiger Free as nun-to-be Margaret, the origin story of the devil incarnate takes place in Rome, where the young novitiate’s faith is tested when she learns the church is meddling in dark matters.

In theaters April 5.

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The guys behind the new Scream franchise and Ready or Not , Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, are back, with another horror film that looks to be a blast on the docket. Abigail , a genre-blender that stars a ton of familiar faces (Melissa Barrera, Giancarlo Esposito, Dan Stevens, Alisha Weir, Kathryn Newton, and the late Angus Cloud ), features a kidnapping gone wrong, when a seemingly innocent ballerina morphs into fanged bloodsucker in a tutu, hell-bent on maiming her abductors.

In theaters April 19.

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A movie about a spider attack is heading to Shudder, but this time, there’s no John Goodman in a pest-control uniform to save the day. Infested (original title: Vermin ) is a French film from Sébastien Vanicek that impressed audiences on the festival circuit last year. But if Arachnophobia was too much back in 1990, then this creature feature about a man who brings a venomous spider home on his birthday and unleashes a cluster of creepy crawlies will definitely bug you out.

Streaming April 26.

Return to Silent Hill

a person in a coat

In 2006, Christopher Gans adapted Konami’s survival horror video game for the screen, resulting in a monster thriller starring Radha Mitchell as a mother looking for her daughter in the foggy titular town. A cult following was born, and though the fans didn’t care for the disjointed sequel from another director in 2012, they are getting hyped over this Return . Gans comes back to the world of Silent Hill , too, this time with a story about a man who ventures into the fog to find his long-lost love.

In theaters April 26.

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Representation in horror is getting good. With every Jordan Peele instant classic, Julia Ducournau mind-bender, and Ryan Murphy scream, marginalized groups have gone from purged bodies to characters who matter. Here, Euphoria ’s Hunter Schafer stars in Tilman Singer’s thriller as Gretchen, a 17-year-old who moves with her family to a German resort where creepy things happen. We can’t wait to add Cuckoo to the growing list of great examples of onscreen representation .

In theaters May 3.

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A Ouija board, a videotape, a cell phone, a doll—the list of portals through which evil is unleashed is never-ending. Here, malevolent forces pierce the thin veil that separates the living from the dead through a set of tarot cards. The users? A group of friends who blatantly disregard the boundaries they’re warned about. One shuffle of a cursed deck later, and each pal is confronted with his, her, or their fate.

In theaters May 10.

The Strangers: Chapter 1

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The third film in the franchise, The Strangers: Chapter 1 bears striking similarities to the 2008 original. But according to Collider , this summer release is not a sequel, nor a reboot, nor a remake. Rather, it broadens the backstory and offers more information about the mythology’s characters. Chapter 1 is the first in a trilogy whose collective time range spans only a few days, and Chapter 3 will tap into the history of the original’s masked murderers.

In theaters May 17.

The Watchers

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Shadowing her father, M. Night, as a writer, director, and producer on Apple TV+’s Servant , Ishana Shyamalan makes her big-screen directorial debut this summer with The Watchers . She and her dad adapted the screenplay from A.M. Shine’s 2021 novel of the same name. The narrative proper unfolds around a young artist who seeks shelter from night monsters with three strangers in Ireland, and stars Dakota Fanning, Georgina Campbell, and Hannah Howland.

In theaters June 7.

A Quiet Place: Day One

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John Krasinski, who directed the previous two Quiet Place films, returns to the series with this prequel, this time as a cowriter and coproducer. Relative newcomer Michael Sarnoski ( Pig ) is directing. Another big change? The story focuses on an entirely new cast of characters. As its title suggests, the movie is set on the first day of the alien invasion that drives the horror, and reveals the why we’ve been pondering since 2018. Stars include Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn , Alex Wolff, and Djimon Hounsou.

In theaters June 28.

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'Oddity' Review: This Supernatural Horror Film Will Tear You To Pieces | SXSW 2024

Yeah, you should definitely stick your hand in the mouth of the perpetually screaming wooden man.

The Big Picture

  • Oddity is another horror gem from writer-director Damian McCarthy that grows on you.
  • The film follows Dani, a medium mourning the loss of a sister, and her search for answers in the supernatural.
  • Carolyn Bracken's performance is another completely enthralling piece of work, bringing surprising emotional heft.

Too often, horror films aren’t nearly as scary as they should be. Some of this may come from my seeing a whole bunch of them and growing accustomed to the way they often play out. Still, there is a general sense that modern horror is living in the shadow of the pinnacle of what once was . Before this sounds too much like grumbling about the “good ol’ days,” it should be noted that there are still truly great horror films being made on a smaller scale . The trouble is, for every film that creates a one-of-a-kind vision or takes a bold new approach to a familiar genre , there are massive flops that feel like cynical, unscary cash grabs chasing what has already been done rather than being fresh creative endeavors.

Thankfully, there are films like Oddity that fall into the creative category. Written and directed by Damian McCarthy , whose feature debut Caveat was a wonderfully chilling introduction, it is as genuinely scary as it is darkly funny. Remaining aware of genre enough to playfully skewer it just as it manages to be truly terrifying in an almost classical sense, it is the type of film that grows on you. When the bottom drops out from under it, you feel every moment of the fall.

What Is 'Oddity' About?

This all begins with Dani ( Carolyn Bracken ) who is working alone in a remote house in Ireland. She calls her physician husband Ted ( Gwilym Lee ) to let him know of her progress while he works late. Things are peacefully, petrifyingly quiet, which makes the arrival of one of Ted's former patients, Olin ( Tadhg Murphy ) all the more jarring. As he tries to warn Dani that someone or something is in the house, begging for her to let him in through a locked door so he can find it, she seems about ready to do so. We then cut to the title and flash forward a year to learn she was brutally killed that night. Olin is blamed for the murder, but there seems to be much unresolved that everyone is trying to move past as quickly as they can .

Not only is Ted still living there, but he is doing so with his new girlfriend Yana ( Caroline Menton), whom he met through his work. When Dani’s sister Darcy, also played by Bracken, arrives at the house bearing a strange gift , neither Ted nor Yana quite know what to do. Eventually, he goes off to work, and she stays for longer than she had hoped to do so. Darcy, a blind medium who can see into the past and people when she comes into contact with an object that was close to them, begins to piece together more of what went on that night.

The less that is known about the precise way this all unfolds, the better your experience will be, even as some elements end up being more simple and straightforward in retrospect. There is one more thing that can be discussed and that is the gift Darcy brings with her. A wooden man that almost looks as if Pinocchio grew up into a being that was perpetually screaming in immense pain, it sits almost perfectly still in the home when you can see it and then changes when you can't. It’s often familiar in how it presents this, but still frighteningly effective. Some of this comes down to the design of the creature, which looks authentically carved from wood from certain angles while seeming more alive in others, but there is also much to be praised about the way it is all presented as well. Every time you don’t see it, you’re thinking about what the hell it could be doing. What you don't see is just as scary as what you do .

The film has a strong sense of patience, building up a sense of dread until it is almost suffocating. There are bursts of brutality and some moments designed to make you jump, though these work because of the more restrained way we are taken further into the darkness. Spending time primarily either in the isolated residence with Yana and Darcy or at Ted’s work, McCarthy never once misses an opportunity to keep cranking up the dread . Whether it is in the more delightful jokes that acknowledge some of its silliness or the increasingly supernatural forces that are at play, never once are you not locked in.

Carolyn Bracken Is Completely Enthralling in 'Oddity'

As we then arrive at a crushing yet cathartic conclusion, much of the film falls to Bracken to carry it home . Not only is she more than up to the task, but she gives it a surprising emotional heft in a final sequence that tears you to pieces. No stranger to giving great performances in horror, having similarly disappeared into her role in the disquieting recent film You Are Not My Mother , we can feel so much of what becomes a more frighteningly familiar terror just based around her performance. Though the film is relatively confined in terms of how long we get to spend with her character, it is Bracken who makes it feel immense as we get to the tragic end.

It is she who gives both life and death to McCarthy’s dark tale, making it impossible to look away just as we fear what it is that we will see there. That some of the final revelations carry with them a sense of lingering sadness and unresolved agony makes this cut all the deeper. When its final moments ring through the nearly empty home, Oddity provides one closing reminder of what may be lurking out there . As we learn when it is almost too late, sometimes the most terrifying things in our lives are those that come knocking from inside the house.

Oddity is another horror gem from writer-director Damian McCarthy with an enthralling performance by Carolyn Bracken.

  • Oddity is a patient yet petrifying work of horror that is truly scary in a way that can feel unfortunately all too rare.
  • The wooden man is not only well-designed, but the way McCarthy captures it creates a creeping sense of dread.
  • Some delightful jokes that acknowledge some of its silliness fit in perfectly with the supernatural forces that comes knocking.

Oddity had its World Premiere at the 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival. It will be available to stream on Shudder in the U.S. this summer.


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21 movies taking place on a CRUISE, SHIP or BOAT

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1. Poseidon (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss , Kurt Russell , Emmy Rossum , Josh Lucas

Votes: 110,078 | Gross: $60.67M

2. Like Father (2018)

TV-MA | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

After she's left at the altar, a workaholic advertising executive ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with her estranged father.

Director: Lauren Miller Rogen | Stars: Kristen Bell , Danielle Davenport , Kimiko Glenn , Wynter Kullman

Votes: 22,936

3. Deep Rising (1998)

R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who had already invaded the ship.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Treat Williams , Famke Janssen , Anthony Heald , Kevin J. O'Connor

Votes: 40,626 | Gross: $11.20M

4. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Sandra Bullock , Jason Patric , Willem Dafoe , Temuera Morrison

Votes: 85,729 | Gross: $48.61M

5. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio , Kate Winslet , Billy Zane , Kathy Bates

Votes: 1,274,025 | Gross: $659.33M

6. Out to Sea (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

A failed gambler, intent on meeting a rich widow, tricks his widowed brother-in-law into boarding a cruise ship as dance hosts.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Jack Lemmon , Walter Matthau , Dyan Cannon , Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 9,482 | Gross: $27.97M

7. Triangle (2009)

R | 99 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Five friends set sail and their yacht is overturned by a strange and sudden storm. A mysterious ship arrives to rescue them, and what happens next cannot be explained.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Melissa George , Joshua McIvor , Jack Taylor , Michael Dorman

Votes: 128,929

8. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Jason Voorhees is accidentally awakened from his watery grave and ends up stalking a ship full of graduating high-school students headed to Manhattan, New York.

Director: Rob Hedden | Stars: Jensen Daggett , Kane Hodder , Todd Caldecott , Tiffany Paulsen

Votes: 42,828 | Gross: $14.34M

9. 2012 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: John Cusack , Thandiwe Newton , Chiwetel Ejiofor , Amanda Peet

Votes: 396,356 | Gross: $166.11M

10. Ghost Ship (2002)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A salvage crew discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea, and soon notices that its long-dead inhabitants may still be on board.

Director: Steve Beck | Stars: Julianna Margulies , Gabriel Byrne , Ron Eldard , Desmond Harrington

Votes: 108,647 | Gross: $30.11M

11. After the Sunset (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The story of what happens after a master thief achieves his last big score, when the F.B.I. Agent who promised he'd capture him, is about to do just that.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Pierce Brosnan , Salma Hayek , Woody Harrelson , Don Cheadle

Votes: 49,723 | Gross: $28.33M

12. Virus (1999)

R | 99 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

After outrunning a typhoon at sea, a strong-willed tugboat navigator and her crew discover a high-tech alien life form that's taken control of a Russian research vessel and aims to destroy on a massive scale.

Director: John Bruno | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis , Donald Sutherland , William Baldwin , Joanna Pacula

Votes: 29,823 | Gross: $14.01M

14. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community off Cape Cod, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider , Robert Shaw , Richard Dreyfuss , Lorraine Gary

Votes: 656,168 | Gross: $260.00M

15. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Biography, Crime

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks , Barkhad Abdi , Barkhad Abdirahman , Catherine Keener

Votes: 490,455 | Gross: $107.10M

16. Under Siege (1992)

R | 103 min | Action, Thriller

An ex-Navy Seal turned cook is the only person who can stop a group of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. battleship.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal , Gary Busey , Tommy Lee Jones , Erika Eleniak

Votes: 95,030 | Gross: $83.36M

17. Life of Pi (2012)

PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Suraj Sharma , Irrfan Khan , Adil Hussain , Tabu

Votes: 664,347 | Gross: $124.99M

18. The Perfect Storm (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: George Clooney , Mark Wahlberg , John C. Reilly , Diane Lane

Votes: 177,357 | Gross: $182.62M

19. All Is Lost (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Star: Robert Redford

Votes: 83,643 | Gross: $6.26M

20. Adrift (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Shailene Woodley , Sam Claflin , Jeffrey Thomas , Elizabeth Hawthorne

Votes: 61,512 | Gross: $31.45M

21. Waterworld (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner , Jeanne Tripplehorn , Dennis Hopper , Tina Majorino

Votes: 208,934 | Gross: $88.25M

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Six years after “Avengers: Infinity War,” another film is vying to become the most ambitious crossover event in history, this time in the lower-budget cinematic realm.

The filmmakers behind “ Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey ” — the micro-budget slasher that sparked headlines for turning A. A. Milne’s jovial bear into a feral serial killer and made an incredible $5.2 million at the box office after costing under $50,000 to make — have unveiled “Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble,” bringing together Pooh and various other beloved children’s characters gone bad.

“As horror fans, we would love an Avengers that is all villains,” explained actor-producer Scott Chambers, who leads Jagged Edge. “It’d have Freddy Krueger, Jason, ‘Halloween,’ ‘Scream,’ all of those. Obviously that will never happen, but we can make it happen in our own little way, and that’s where this film has been born.”

Many of the characters set to appear in “Poohniverse” will first feature in standalone films coming this year and falling under Jagged Edge’s version of the MCU, the Twisted Childhood Universe. Among them are “Bambi: The Reckoning,” “Peter Pan’s Neverland Nightmare” and “Pinocchio Unstrung,” plus last year’s “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” and its sequel “Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2,” which is being released theatrically in the U.S. on March 26. The upcoming films will include various easter eggs linking them toward the upcoming horrifying crossover.

“We’ve got access to all these concepts so it’s like a self-contained bubble and we can do what we want with them,” says Rhys Jake-Waterfield, who directed “Blood and Honey” and “Blood and Honey 2,” and will helm “Poohniverse.” “So yeah, it’s really exciting.”

Casting is to include Chambers returning as Christopher Robin, Megan Plactio as Wendy Darling, Roxanne Mckee as Xana and Lewis Santer as Tigger, with more announcements to come.

“Poohniverse: Monsters Assemble” is a Jagged Edge Production with ITN Studios and Premiere Entertainment handling sales. Stuart Alson and Nicole Holland will serve as executive producers for ITN.

“Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2,” from ITN Studios and Jagged Edge, will be released in cinemas March 26, 27 and 28 by Fathom Events.

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The 19 Best Horror Movies of 2024 (So Far)

M any of today's most innovative, heart-racing stories are being told in the horror genre, and so far, 2024's terror slate is full of the most anticipated slasher flicks in recent years. There's something for everyone, from horror-thrillers that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats, to campy monster stories set to give M3GAN a run for her money. From the return of beloved franchises like Saw , Beetlejuice , and A Quiet Place , to the debuts of festival darlings like I Saw the TV Glow , here are the best horror movies of 2024 to add to your watchlist. (If you just can't wait for your next scare, check out the best horror movies of 2023 to watch now on streaming.)

'Out of Darkness'

Release Date : February 9, 2024

Starring : Kit Young, Chuku Modu, and Iola Evans.

This acclaimed horror indie, set 45,000 years ago, follows a community of prehistoric humans searching for a new home in an inhospitable tundra. When night falls, the group is stalked by a terrifying enemy.

Trailer : HERE


Release Date : March 8, 2024

Starring : DeWanda Wise, Pyper Braun, Tom Payne, Taegen Burns, Veronica Falcon, and Betty Buckley.

When Jessica (Wise) and her family moves back into her childhood home, her stepdaughter Alice (Braun) befriends a seemingly cuddly bear named Chauncey that she finds in the basement. As the girl's connection to the doll becomes more concerning, Jessica comes to realize Chauncey is much more than the stuffed toy bear she believed him to be.


Release Date : March 22, 2024

Starring : Sydney Sweeney, Simona Tabasco, Álvaro Morte, and Benedetta Porcaroli.

When a devout American nun (Sweeney) joins a remote convent in the picturesque Italian countryside, her warm welcome quickly devolves into a nightmare as it becomes clear her new home harbors unspeakable horrors.

'The First Omen'

Release Date : April 6, 2024

Starring : Nell Tiger Free, Tawkeef Barhom, Sonia Braga, Ralph Ineson, and Bill Nighy.

The latest film in the supernatural horror franchise The Omen will be its first prequel story. When a young American woman is sent to Rome to begin a life of service to the church, she uncovers a terrifying conspiracy that hopes to bring about the birth of evil incarnate.

Release Date : May 10, 2024

Starring : Harriet Slater, Adain Bradley, Avantika , Wolfgang Novogratz, Humberly González, ​​Larsen Thompson, and Jacob Batalon.

When a group of friends violates the sacred rule of Tarot readings—never use someone else’s deck—they unleash an unspeakable evil trapped within the cursed cards. The co-eds end up in a race against death to escape the gruesome fate foretold in their readings.

Release Date : April 19, 2024

Starring : Melissa Barrera, Dan Stevens, Kevin Durand, Kathryn Newton, Angus Cloud, William Catlett, and Giancarlo Esposito.

The directors of 2019's horror-comedy Ready or Not are back with a new terrifyingly funny tale. When a group of would-be criminals kidnap the 12-year-old ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure, the captors realized that they are in for way more than they bargained for, as this is no ordinary girl.

Release Date : May 3, 2024

Starring : Hunter Schafer, Jessica Henwick, and Dan Stevens.

This long-awaited indie flick is expected to receive a release date after making its festival debut at SXSW. On a trip to the German Alps with her father and stepmother, Gretchen discovers that their resort hides sinister secrets, as she’s plagued by strange noises and frightening visions of a woman pursuing her.

Trailer : TBA

'The Strangers: Chapter 1'

Release Date : May 17, 2024

Starring : Madelaine Petsch, Froy Gutierrez, and Gabriel Basso. 

This year marks the start of an all-new trilogy set in the world of the 2008 psychological slasher by the same name. When a longtime couple's car breaks down in the middle of a cross-country road trip, they’re forced to spend the night in a secluded Airbnb, where they are terrorized from dusk till dawn by three masked strangers.

'The Watchers'

Release Date : June 7, 2024

Starring : Dakota Fanning, Olwen Fouéré, Georgina Campbell, Hannah Howland, Alistair Brammer, and Siobhan Hewlett.

M. Night Shyamalan's daughter, Ishana Night Shyamalan, is set to make her directorial debut this year, based on author A.M. Shine's 2022 novel by the same name. When a 28-year-old artist named Mina gets stranded in an untouched forest in western Ireland, she encounters several other people who warn her about an unsettling and horrific presence that lives in the trees.

'A Quiet Place: Day One'

Release Date : June 28, 2024

Starring : Lupita Nyong'o, Joseph Quinn, and Djimon Hounsou.

This prequel spin-off to the hit horror-thriller franchise by John Krasinski will bring the initial chaos of the society-ending alien invasion to the big screen, showing a group of strangers banding together as the sound-sensitive monsters touch down in NYC.

Release Date : July 12, 2024

Starring : Nicholas Cage and Maika Monroe

While investigating a serial killer, a young FBI agent (Monroe) discovers the murderer's sinister links to the occult. At least, that's as much plot as we can decipher from the film's excellent, super-cryptic teasers .

'Speak No Evil'

Release Date : September 13, 2024

Starring : James McAvoy, Mackenzie Davis , Scoot McNairy , and Alix West Lefler.

This remake of the acclaimed Danish horror film Gæsterne  follows a family invited for a weekend at an idyllic country house—a dream holiday that warps into a snarled psychological nightmare.

'Alien: Romulus'

Release Date : August 16, 2024

Starring : Cailee Spaeny is leading the cast opposite David Jonsson (“Industry”), Archie Renaux (“Shadow and Bone”), Isabela Merced (“Rosaline”), Spike Fearn (“The Batman”) and Aileen Wu (“Away From Home”).

Two things we know about the next Alien film's top-secret plot: It's a standalone story set in the timeframe between the franchise's first and second films , and it centers on “a group of young people on a distant world, who find themselves in a confrontation with the most terrifying life form in the universe," per Variety .

'Beetlejuice Beetlejuice'

Release Date : September 6, 2024

Starring : Michael Keaton, Jenna Ortega, Monica Bellucci, Justin Theroux, Willem Dafoe, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O'Hara.

The plot of this highly-anticipated revival is tightly under wraps, but all we need to know is that Keaton (Beetlejuice), Ryder (Lydia Deetz), and O'Hara (Delia Deetz) are all returning in their original roles, with Wednesday Addams herself leading the new cast.

Release Date : September 27, 2024

Starring : TBA

The long-running horror franchise isn't stopping any time soon. We'll be on the lookout for cast and plot details throughout the year.

Release Date : October 18, 2024

Starring : Naomi Scott and Lukas Gage

Smile was one of the biggest box-office horror hits of 2022, and a sequel was quickly greenlit. While plot details are under wraps, it's likely that Scott's character will be terrorized by the same trauma monster.


Release Date : December 25, 2024

Starring : Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hoult, Lily-Rose Depp, Emma Corrin, Willem Dafoe, Simon McBurney, and Ralph Ineson.

The Witch and The Lighthouse director Robert Eggers will helm this chilling gothic tale of the obsession between a young woman and the terrifying vampire infatuated with her, bringing untold horror in its wake.

'Handling the Undead'

Release Date : TBA

Starring : Renate Reinsve, Bjørn Sundquist, Bente Børsum, Anders Danielsen Lie, Bahar Pars, and Inesa Dauksta.

This Norwegian zombie horror is set to hit theaters this year after earning rave reviews at Sundance. When the newly dead awaken on a hot summer day in Oslo, three grieving families try to figure out what this resurrection means and if their loved ones are really back.

'I Saw the TV Glow'

Starring : Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Danielle Deadwyler, Phoebe Bridgers, Helena Howard, Fred Durst, Amber Benson, and Conner O’Malley.

Another buzzy hit out of Sundance, Jane Schoenbrun's acclaimed film follows teenagers Owen (Smith) and Maddy (Lundy-Paine) as they bond over their love of a television series. After the show is mysteriously canceled, their reality begins to blur.

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The opening night of the Boston Underground Film Festival features the East Coast premiere of “Immaculate” with Sydney Sweeney. (Photo Black Bear Pictures)

The 24th Boston Underground Festival returns Wednesday to celebrate horror in its many guises.

Opening night: The East Coast premiere of “Immaculate” with Sydney Sweeney (“Euphoria,” “White Lotus 1”).

“It’s a dark, fun film with some thought behind it, very much in the realm of ‘Black Narcissus,’ the Michael Powell film,” explained festival programmer Nicole McControversy of the 1947 classic about nuns going mad in the Himalayas.

“We get to see Sydney explore her range as a performer as a young novitiate about to become a nun who goes to this idyllic place in Italy. She thinks she’s found her sisters and God. But dark stuff is at play.”

For McControversy, at BUFF since 2008, each festival takes, “A look at what’s going on in the world of horror. Usually it’s dystopian anxieties, communal strife.”

“Boy Kills World,” another East Coast premiere, stars Bill Skarsgård (“It,” “John Wick: Chapter Four”) as a deaf man with a mission. “That is one very wild out-there action movie. We get to see Bill and his fighting chops. The choreography is brilliant!

“It’s got a ‘Kill Bill’ framework, a vengeance story.  He’s training in forests with a shaman and the film follows his journey.”

From Canada comes the slasher film “In a Violent Nature,” one of McControversy’s favorites. “That film in particular takes a familiar format, a slasher film you’ve seen from the ‘80s, and does something very different. It puts us in the perspective of the slasher. There’s a lot of moments where you’re standing in his body in the woods watching teenage shenanigans play out. And then,” she laughed, “he goes and kills them.  It really pulls apart the things that make a slasher film.”

BUFF’s film slate, said Kevin Monahan, its artistic director since 2005, isn’t meant to be so underground it’s a fringe event.

“When I first started doing this, I wanted to put a hand grenade in people’s faces,” he said of equating shock with artistic integrity. “But I’ve matured a lot. While we always feel the need to provoke, we don’t go after it. It happens organically because of the films.

“One film I’d like to direct people to is ‘Strange Kindness,’ which rates as a world premiere Thursday. It’s a quiet, low burn character-driven piece that was shot in Cape Cod. So the filmmakers are local as is the talent — and we’d love the community to come out specifically for this.”

Currently the only way to see “Strange Kindness” is at BUFF — they have no distributor yet.

“The hope,” said McControversy, “is the industry will take notice. The dream is that it would be picked up.”

The 24th Boston Underground Film Festival runs at the Brattle from March 20 – 24. Individual tickets are $15, a BUFF badge for every entry is $150.

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