The Best Under-Rated Horror Movies

Published: November 29, 2013

A list of horror movies I feel have been over looked when trying to decide the best of the genre to watch when you are home alone, with friends, or just in the mood for some chills. Enjoy my list.

 

  1. Slither (2006)

     

    Slither is a science fiction horror film that was released in 2006. It takes a road less travelled in horror movies, and goes for tongue-in-cheek comedy on top of down right creepy crawly monsters. It has features Nathan Fillion, and Michael Rooker better known as Merle Dixon in The Walking Dead TV series.

  2. Pontypool (2008)

     

    This movie will, and most likely has, flown past people's horror radars. It was a canadian horror movie that takes a unique twist on a zombie outbreak. Filmed in mostly one location, it really wracks up the tension. I won't say more because I'm afraid of spoiling it's magic. 

  3. The Mist (2007)

     

    Probably my favorite Stephen King movie so far. I feel like this movie deserved way more attention than it got. It had expertly made Lovecraftian monsters, and a great cast. If you're a fan of The Walking Dead television series, the original showrunner Frank Darabont made this film, and a lot of the characters from the walking dead are in the film.

  4. Event Horizon (1997)

     

    I know, I know, it's a Paul W.S. Anderson movie, but believe it or not, he has made some that weren't total stinkers. This is one of them. A very tense, lovecraftian adventure set in outer space, with a great cast.

  5. REC (2007)

     

    The inspiration for Qaurantine, this original found footage film will have you on the edge of your seat. If you don't mind sub-titles, fast running zombies, and shaky cameras, then this is your film. The plot is kind of loose, but let's be honest.. that's not why we watch horror movies. 

     

     

These are my picks for movies you may not have seen, or probably didn't hear of. Some of them are popular only in name, but all them deserve attention and a good viewing. So pop some popcorn, and turn the lights off. You won't be dissapointed.