What starts out as a “Dream Cruise” turns into a nightmare for a sea-fearing American lawyer (Daniel Gillies), who joins a client on a daylong pleasure trip that takes a turn for the worse. Ryo Ishibashi, Yoshino Kimura. Directed by Norio Tsuruta, who co-wrote the script with Naoya Takayama from a short story by Koji Suzuki.
In “The Washingtonians,” a man (Johnathon Schaech) finds a strange artifact in his late grandmother's basement that suggests the founding fathers had some dark secrets that could change the face of history. Saul Rubinek. Directed by Peter Medak (“The Changeling”). Schaech co-wrote the screenplay with Richard Chizmar.
In “We All Scream,” an ice-cream vendor who was the victim of a long-ago prank seeks revenge against the now-grown gang members who perpetrated it. Lee Tergesen, William Forsythe. Directed by Tom Holland from a short story by John Farris.
In “Right to Die,” a husband (Martin Donovan) sees his comatose wife repeatedly flat-line and then recover, only to have her ghost grow stronger and more vengeful. Corbin Bernsen, Julia Anderson. Directed by Rob Schmidt.
“Valerie on the Stairs” is a portrait of a troubled ghost (Clare Grant) who haunts a writers' commune and seeks to be freed from her supernatural tormenter. Tyron Leitso, Christopher Lloyd. Written and directed by Mick Garris, who adapted a story by Clive Barker.
In “The Screwfly Solution,” a housewife (Kerry Norton) and her daughter take it on the lam when a virus turns men into psychotic killers who only target women. Jason Priestley, Elliott Gould. Directed by Joe Dante.
In “Pelts,” a fur trader (Meat Loaf) uses the skins of supernatural raccoons to construct a perfect coat, but the pelts turn violently on those who wear them. John Saxon. Directed by Dario Argento from a script by Matt Venne, who adapted F. Paul Wilson's short story.
In “Pro-Life,” a teen (Caitlin Wachs) who is pregnant with a demonic baby is brought to a women's health clinic, where her antiabortion father (Ron Perlman) attempts to “save” her, with help from his three weapons-toting sons. Mark Feuerstein, Emmanuelle Vaugier. Directed by John Carpenter.
In “Sounds Like,” a quality-control supervisor (Chris Bauer) who monitors his company's telephone conversations develops a heightened sense of hearing that he takes dramatic action to silence. Laura Margolis. Written and directed by Brad Anderson, who adapted a short story by Mike O'Driscoll.
In “The V Word,” two teens (Branden Nadon, Arjay Smith) bite off more than they can chew when they sneak into a funeral home and come face-to-face with a vampire (Michael Ironside). Lynda Boyd, Jodelle Ferland. Directed by Ernest Dickerson; written by Mick Garris.
In “Family,” a couple (Matt Keeslar, Meredith Monroe) harboring a secret and looking for a fresh start move in next door to a rather peculiar neighbor (George Wendt) who has an unusual hobby and some family secrets of his own. Directed by John Landis.
Featured: director Tobe Hooper's “The Damned Thing,” a tale about a small Texas town plagued by an unknown force, and the sheriff (Sean Patrick Flanery) who tries to restore order. Marisa Coughlan, Ted Raimi. Screenplay by Richard Christian Matheson, who adapted an Ambrose Bierce short story.