Horror Noir

Movies at the intersection of film noir and horror. Supernatural mysteries, gruesome murders, shocking twists, and plenty of rain and darkness.

Each of these films has an entry in John Grant's 2013 Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir, and is either tagged as Horror on imdb or listed as one of the 1000 most acclaimed horror movies by They Shoot Zombies, Don't They? The result is that "horror" and "noir" are both pretty loosely defined, especially noir, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
  • The Unknown
  • M
  • The Most Dangerous Game
  • Cat People
  • The Night Has Eyes
  • The Leopard Man
  • The Seventh Victim
  • Bluebeard
  • The Lodger
  • Hangover Square
  • The Beast with Five Fingers
  • The Mask of Diijon
  • The Spiral Staircase
  • Daughter of Darkness
  • Rear Window
  • Alias John Preston
  • Dementia
  • Diabolique
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • The Housemaid
  • Peeping Tom
  • Psycho
  • Homicidal
  • Taste of Fear
  • Cape Fear
  • Hypnosis
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much
  • Maniac
  • Paranoiac
  • The Sadist
  • The Squeaker
  • Lady in a Cage
  • Nightmare
  • The Night Walker
  • Seance on a Wet Afternoon
  • Catacombs
  • The Collector
  • I Saw What You Did
  • Repulsion
  • Aroused
  • Targets
  • Blind Beast
  • And Soon the Darkness
  • Glass Ceiling
  • Straw Dogs
  • Endless Night
  • Frenzy
  • Sisters
  • When Michael Calls
  • Dying Room Only
  • Night Watch
  • The Infernal Trio
  • Eyes of Laura Mars
  • Magic
  • Dressed to Kill
  • Nightkill
  • The Night of the Hunted
  • The Fan
  • Roadgames
  • Tattoo
  • The 4th Man
  • The Terminator
  • Blackout
  • Blue Velvet
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • Manhunter
  • Angel Heart
  • Fatal Attraction
  • The Stepfather
  • Stripped to Kill
  • The Vanishing
  • Lisa
  • The First Power
  • Misery
  • Cape Fear
  • Cast a Deadly Spell
  • Scissors
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Nightwatch
  • Mute Witness
  • Se7en
  • The Grave
  • The Stendhal Syndrome
  • Thesis
  • Funny Games
  • Lost Highway
  • Perfect Blue
  • To the Limit
  • Audition
  • Resurrection
  • American Psycho
  • The Barber
  • Frailty
  • The Hole
  • Mr In-Between
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Gothika