The title of this list is a tad misleading. These aren’t going to be the classics you should watch if you want to call yourself a true horror fan…I’m not the one to tell you that.
This list is all about movies that maybe didn’t get as much love as they should have, I haven’t heard enough people talk about, or personal favorites that don’t fit on any other list.
And to start off with a pun: Let’s DIVE into the list!!
10. Underwater (hence the pun line)
This movie was released at a very poor time…the ads didn’t do it as much justice…and quite frankly I think people give Kristen Stewart a hard time for a role she played 8-12 years ago…really people, she’s actually made great movies since Twilight (and I’m not even a fan of hers or of sparkling vampires and stalker werewolves). NOW ONTO THIS FILM!! It’s really good! The atmosphere, the story, the characters, and the brutal kills are a thrill ride. Also if you’re a Lovecraft fan…you missed out.
9. The Faculty
This isn’t even going to be the oldest film on this list…but GOD I love this movie!! I remember watching the commercials for this movie and wanting to see it in theaters….I didn’t get to because my parents didn’t like taking us to R movie in theaters…but they didn’t mind letting us watch them at home. When I finally got to see this movie it was everything I wanted! The Breakfast Club meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers…with Frodo and the T-1000 in the same movie!! (the actors not the characters….though actually…kind of, yeah)
8. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
I like the idea of this movie. I wish they’d gone further with the debate/argument that everything that happened to Emily could be explained away…they just gave it away too early. There are still some interesting ideas and frightening scares that make this a good film from the possession genre of horror.
Anthologies for the WIN!! I don’t think enough horror fans have seen this anthology (or the sequels for that matter) and that’s a shame! There are some fantastic stories in this collection and each one is better than the last. If you love Tales from the Crypt or Creepshow, this is a series you NEED to check out.
6. Jennifer’s Body
Megan Fox has been given the same treatment as Kristen Stewart. Listen y’all…sometimes actors are given shit scripts. That’s not their fault. >getting off tiny soapbox< But really, this movie isn’t that bad. The most unbelievable part isn’t the acting, it’s that Amanda Seyfried is a nerd…but that’s neither here nor there. The story is fun and the gore is deliciously disgusting. This is a good time film that you’re supposed to just have fun while watching.
This is the oldest film on this list. This is my guilty pleasure. It’s campy, it’s a product of its time and I love it all the more for that. If you’re a fan of the novel House of Leaves…you CANNOT tell me this film didn’t influence it in some way.
4. Train to Busan
Zombies may be on the downturn…but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch this movie! I think that was actually a major reason a lot of people I know didn’t check this one out. And SHAME on them!! The characters are brilliantly written, the underlying themes don’t punch you in the face, and quite frankly……it’s what I wanted World War Z to be…
3. Would You Rather
Look…it’s not the best…but unlike a lot of torture porn horror films…this one at least doesn’t go completely overboard. It keeps the main character’s goal front and center. Plus…that ending hit me harder than I thought it would.
I WILL RECOMMEND THIS FILM EVERY YEAR!! Sorry, I didn’t mean to yell. But where is the lie? This is a French film. It’s a post-apocalyptic, dark comedy, horror romance. Yes, all of those things. True, the B-plot of the revolutionary group is a little…meh, but the rest of the story is fantastic! Plus, I’ll never look at a squeaky bed the same again…
1. The Void
Another one for the Lovecraft fans. This film may sometimes feel like it doesn’t know where it wants to go…I think that’s the point. Though to be honest…I love any horror film where people turn into disgusting twisted gross monsters on a rampage.
Time for some honorable mentions that I won’t be discussing at any length…maybe to add to the mystery of them…or because I don’t want to go on tangents…yeah…that’s the one.
5. The Host
2. The Babysitter
1. ABCs of Death
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