Everybody knows "The Exorcist" & "The Sinning" are great horror films. Many know "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" & "Night Of The Living Dead" to be genuinely scary. Some go more for the classics, "Psycho" & "The Haunting". And Hammer Films has devoted fans. But what do you count to be a horror film that deserves more attention and respect than it seems to get? What horror film, that you don't see others commonly naming, do you think ought to be included in the lists that list the films above - what horror film do you suggest as a largely forgotten gem?
I often suggest to horror fans that they watch "Shock Waves" - the best underwater Nazi zombie movie of 1977. It's very low budget and with a goofy sounding premise (underwater Nazi zombies) - but it works. Whatever money the filmmakers had they spent getting John Carradine & Peter Cushing, and they are worth it. The other actors (including Brooke Adams & Luke Halpin from "Flipper") are all fine, the sets are all on location and fine, etc - but if you don't half-watch it, like for camp, but actually turn out the lights late at night and get into it, something about it really works and it's authentically creepy and with genuine scares. We watch it at my house every few years - it's a great horror film.
Obessed 2009 with Beyonce and Ali Larter. That movie terrified me. If I ever did before I sure as Hex make sure I don't flirt with women that arn't my wife now. Highly under appreciated for the fear factor of the crazy chick coming for you!
I pretty much agree with Captain Redbeard, "Obsessed 2009" movie was more scarier for me than any other movie, also "Orphan" and "The Good Boy" had good stories.
How about Peter Pan.......seriously. Think about it. A pre-teen is peeping in on your daughter and eventually kidnaps her. He also has cut off a hand of a pirate and fed it to a croc. The idea of this flying delquent should make us shudder.
It's too bad that these seem to remain so obscure:
Eye of the Devil
The Gate (1986)
The Godsend (1980)
The Eighteenth Angel
Roadgames aka Road Games
I Sell the Dead ~ horror comedy
Die! Die! My Darling! aka Fanatic
Close Your Eyes aka Doctor Sleep
Full Circle aka The Haunting of Julia
The Iron Rose aka La rose de fer (1973)
Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural
Curse of the Demon aka Night of the Demon
Frankenstein: The True Story (TV miniseries)
Chronicle of the Raven aka Jennifer's Shadow
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (TV miniseries)
The Changeling (1980) ~ Recent airings are stirring interest in it.
by Steven Escareno 7 years ago
Hey there hubberinos, I just came up with a great game we can all play together. After reviewing "Scream 4", I thought it might be interesting if some members of hubpages could say what their rules would be to survive a horror movie. Now, you can list the same exact reasons in...
by warrellfamily01 7 years ago
I can't remember the name of the movie, but it's made in the 80's and in the end, the girl who had killed everyone at the camp was actually a boy. Her (his) aunt had dressed him like a girl but no one knew of it until the end when they show his junk! Anyone know the name of this...
by rob_allen 6 years ago
What is you favorite Horror Film of all time?
by crankalicious 7 years ago
Among my least favorite films are SHINING THROUGH and I AM SAM.My least favorite movie experiences usually involve somebody talking. What's that Darren Aronofsky film with the tree? I forget, but I do remember two old people sitting behind me and when the tree in the bubble shows up, one turns to...
by Ryan Fuller 8 years ago
Since it is October, what is your all time favorite horror film?Mine would have to be Halloween. Both the original and the remake are great films.
by salt 7 years ago
Im not good at scary movies...
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