★★★★★ USA. 1h49m. Horror. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Joseph Stefano (screenplay) and Robert Bloch (“Psycho”). Cinematography by John L. Russell. Edited by George Tomasini. Music by Bernard Herrmann. Starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire.

A woman on the run from the police stumbles across a lonely motel run by a psychopath. Considered one of Hitchcock’s best films and praised as a major work of cinematic art by international film critics and scholars due to its slick direction, tense atmosphere, effective camerawork, a memorable score and iconic performances. Often ranked among the greatest films of all time, it set a new level of acceptability for violence, deviant behavior and sexuality in American films, and is widely considered to be the earliest example of the slasher film genre.

★★★☆☆ USA. 1h44m. Horror. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Written by Joseph Stefano (screenplay) and Robert Bloch (“Psycho”). Cinematography by Christopher Doyle. Edited by Amy E. Duddleston. Music by Bernard Herrmann, Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek. Starring Anne Heche, Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, William H. Macy.

A modern remake of the 1960 film of the same name directed by Alfred Hitchcock, in which an embezzler running from the law arrives at an old motel inhabited by an insane killer. Both films are adapted from Robert Bloch’s 1959 novel of the same name.

★★★☆☆ USA. 56m. Horror. Directed by Philip Ford. Written by Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan (screenplay) and Royal K. Cole, Sherman L. Lowe (story). Cinematography by Reggie Lanning. Edited by William P. Thompson. Music by Edward H. Plumb. Starring Robert Livingston, Lorna Gray, Ian Keith, Thomas E. Jackson, Charles Trowbridge, Earle Hodgins, LeRoy Mason, William Haade, Wilton Graff, Charles Cane.

Someone is breaking into a small medical practice at night and stealing blood, but only of certain types. A young doctor and nurse investigate.

★★★★★ USA. 1h36m. Horror. Directed by George A. Romero. Written by John Russo, George A. Romero. Cinematography by George A. Romero. Edited by George A. Romero. Starring Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Judith Ridley, Keith Wayne.

Follows seven people who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in western Pennsylvania, which is under assault by an growing number of zombies. The film grossed US$12 million domestically and US$18 million internationally, earning more than 250 times its budget. Night of the Living Dead has been regarded as a cult classic by film scholars and critics, despite being heavily criticized upon its release for its explicit gore. It eventually garnered critical acclaim and was selected in 1999 by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry.

★★★★☆ UK / USA. 2h4m. Sci-Fi / Horror. Directed by Ridley Scott. Written by Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof. Cinematography by Dariusz Wolski. Edited by Pietro Scalia. Music by Marc Streitenfeld. Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron.

The crew of the spaceship Prometheus follow a star map discovered among the artifacts of several ancient Earth cultures. Seeking the origins of humanity, the crew arrives on a distant world and discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human species.

★★★☆☆ USA. 1h35m. Horror / Comedy. Directed by Joe Dante. Written by John Sayles (Screenplay) and Richard Robinson, John Sayles (story). Cinematography by Jamie Anderson. Edited by Joe Dante, Mark Goldblatt. Music by Pino Danaggio. Starring Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn, Barbara Steele, Dick Miller, Belinda Balaski.

A river is infested by lethal, genetically altered piranha, threatening the lives of the local inhabitants and the visitors to a nearby summer resort.

★★★★☆  USA / Sweden. 2h28m (2h50m). Psychological Horror. Directed by Ari Aster. Produced by Patrik Andersson, Lars Knudsen. Written by Ari Aster. Starring Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, Ellora Torchia, Archie Madekwe, Will Poulter. Music by Bobby Krlic. Cinematography by Pawel Pogorzelski. Edited by Lucian Johnston.

A group of post-graduate anthropologists accept an invitation to witness a Midsummer ritual held by a Swedish pagan commune.

★★★☆☆  France. 2h6m. Psychological Horror. Directed by Roman Polanski. Produced by Andrew Braunsberg. Written by Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach. Based on “The Tenant” by Roland Topor. Starring Roman Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet, Rufus, Shelley Winters. Music by Philippe Sarde. Cinematography by Sven Nykvist. Edited by Françoise Bonnot.

A new resident in a Paris apartment building endures a baffling, Kafkaesque persecution by his neighbors, while developing an obsession with the former occupant.

★★★★☆  USA. 1h46m. Horror. Directed by Gary Dauberman. Produced by James Wan, Peter Safran. Screenplay by Gary Dauberman. Story by James Wan, Gary Dauberman. Starring Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Michael Cimino. Music by Joseph Bishara. Cinematography by Michael Burgess. Edited by Kirk M. Morri.

A sleepover at the Warren’s home becomes a fight for survival after their cursed objects are brought to life.