5 Cult Classic Horror Movies That Every Self-Respecting Horror Fan Needs to See!
Horror is a unique category; it sometimes stands by itself, but is often a mix of suspense, thriller, and science fiction. It is a difficult category to lock down, and it is even harder to find true fans of the genre. There are a lot of people out there who will tell you that they are true horror fans, but go on to tell you that their favorites include the first Purge and Jaws (not that Jaws is a bad movie). These 5 classics are something than any self respecting horror buff should have in their collection.
I feel a little queasy even having to write this, but an entire generation is out there who have never seen or heard this film or the series it inspired. There is nothing like the Tremors franchise and probably never will be. It helped to spark the career of Kevin Bacon and delivered solid performances from the great Fred Ward and Michael Gross who would go on to become the face of the franchise.
If you are one of those who have never experienced the greatness of Tremors, you should stop what you are doing and go rent it right away. Wait! First check TBS they have played it regularly for the past 20 years. I guarantee that it will be the best movie about giant, killer, underground, dinosaur worms you will ever see.
C.H.U.D stands for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers; or does it? CHUD is all kinds of ridiculous fun from the fact that it takes itself so seriously to the fact that it recycles the cast of Home Alone. My wife stumbled across this movie by accident, but since it has become one of our favorites, I have found out that it actually has a pretty big cult following. The movie even spawned a nonsensical sequel that had nothing to do with the original and tried to take the series in a comical direction. If you are a fan of the horror genre you will love the ridiculousness of this film and may even want to add it to your collection like I did. Also , the creatures are pretty gnarly once you actually get a good look at them.
It is a crying shame that this movie did not get more attention than it did. For one it stars Doug E. Doug, one of the biggest double named stars of the '90s. HE WAS IN COOL RUNNINGS FOR THE LOVE OF...sorry I lost it there for a second, I am ok now. Back to the good Doctorr.
The story is your standard horror schlock with a single maniac murdering a bunch of teenagers. The twist? This maniac is the son of crazy doctor who can't hold back his insane giggle as he goes about his daily murder. It is pure, unadulterated, '90s horror and a highly underrated film.
The sequels were a disaster, but the original was unlike anything any horror aficionado had ever seen before. A product of the cancelled Project Greenlight TV show, this film barely squeaked into production. Names like Jason Mewes, Judah Friedlander, Eric Dane, and Balthazar Getty probably have something to do with it release. This was one of the few refreshing horror movies of the early 2000s, but it never caught steam in the main stream. Skip the sequels and just play this masterpiece on repeat until the next best horror movie comes along.
If you have not seen this movie, then you are not a true horror movie fan. This was the first movie that gave Adam Green the recognition he so deserves, if only among true horror diehards.Victor Crowely had all the potential to be the next Jason Voorhees - he is even portrayed by Kane Hodder - but a straight to video release meant that the masses never had a chance to see this movie on the big screen.
Adam Green is one of us and has made many films that speak solely to the true horror movie fan. He has made his mark pretty much everywhere from the cult hit TV show Holliston to the criminally ignored Digging up the Marrow; just skip Frozen - I don't know what he was thinking.
I'm sure this list could go on forever, but at a certain point you run out of cult classics. Is there a movie that I missed? Do you think one of these doesn't belong on the list? Let me know in the comments!
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