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mr.Burns 16-06-2011 11:41

Underrated Horror films...
 
I think one of the most underrated Horror films is The Strangers. Tense, brutal, and a very good ending. (imho)

Any more?

Jenzen 16-06-2011 11:47

Silent Hill

Not sure if I like it more than alot of the critics did because of the games but I thought it was very very creepy and scared me way more than much more successful horror films have.

ironjade 16-06-2011 11:49

[REC]

Slither

End of the Line

The Last Seven

ruddiger 16-06-2011 12:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by ironjade (Post 50813162)
[REC]

Slither

End of the Line

The Last Seven

.REC is Not underrated :eek:

Mine would be Jeepers Creepers .

juliancarswell 16-06-2011 12:09

I got home a couple of weeks ago about 11.30 and, unusually, came in through the back door. My missus was watching a film with Keither Sutherland ( I think it was called Mirrors)
She didn't hear me and didn't know I was stood behind her until she turned around. Judging from the height she leaped screaming from the chair , this film is underrated.:D

Arcana 16-06-2011 12:16

Mimic (1997)

It's well known that this was a troubled production and the end result is not to del Toro's liking in many respects but it's far better than its reputation.

The Last Broadcast (1998)

A micro-micro budget film but very effective nontheless. Unfortunately overshadowed by the later Blair Witch Project (which I like also).

eduble 16-06-2011 12:19

Is strangers a remake of Ils (Them) ?

mialicious 16-06-2011 12:31

Dolls
In the mouth of madness
Maniac cop
Candyman
Brain damage
Basket case
Boneyard
Hellraiser: Inferno
Puppetmaster
Prince of darkness

Moboloco 16-06-2011 18:23

Midnight Meat Train, alot was put off seeing it because it had vinnie jones as one of the main characters. I was really impressed with it.
If you like tense,dark,mystery,gorey movies... then check it out. It is a bit brutal in certain parts.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0805570/

I like it most because it suprises you in regards to the story.

donna255 16-06-2011 18:44

The Changling with George C Scott.

jamespondo 16-06-2011 19:36

Child's Play.
Now roped in with the other "Chucky" movies but it's way better than the comedic sequels. A very neat little chiller.

April Fools Day (original)
Some found it boring and silly. But I thought it was way before its time and a good twist on the slasher film

crossbones 16-06-2011 20:57

Quote:

Originally Posted by mialicious (Post 50813824)
Dolls
In the mouth of madness
Maniac cop
Candyman
Brain damage
Basket case
Boneyard
Hellraiser: Inferno
Puppetmaster
Prince of darkness

what an awesome list of films you have chosen here mialicious :cool::)

i think the remake of The Ring is underrated. i like it.

Radiomaniac 16-06-2011 21:05

The two Dr Phibes films with Vincent Price, there are some really magnificently gruesome scenes and ideas in those films.

brangdon 16-06-2011 22:17

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Originally Posted by Jenzen (Post 50813135)
Silent Hill

I like it because it's visually beautiful and I like the soundtrack. I've not played the game; I suspect most films made from games get rated badly by people who liked the game and can't bear to see any changes.

I like a lot of sequels, which most people hate. Including Hellraiser II and Saw II and Omen II. I like digging into the backgrounds and getting more depth on the characters.

Johnny Clay 16-06-2011 22:54

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Originally Posted by eduble (Post 50813634)
Is strangers a remake of Ils (Them) ?

No. They're just rather similar. The Strangers is by some way the better film though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mialicious (Post 50813824)
Dolls
In the mouth of madness
Maniac cop
Candyman
Brain damage
Basket case
Boneyard
Hellraiser: Inferno
Puppetmaster
Prince of darkness

These gems do need a bit more mainstream love, but rest assured they are highly regarded in horror film circles.

btw - Silent Hill. Some visually arresting moments and a nice creepy feel to it at times. Shame I couldn't make head nor tail of the plot.

SpaceToilets 16-06-2011 23:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by mialicious (Post 50813824)
Dolls

This film absolutely destroyed me when I was a yout. My oldest sister rented the film out with her mate for a sleepover, watched it with them, ended up absolutely traumatised and couldn't sleep on my own for days after that. I must have been about 4-5.

Silent Hill: beautiful to look at and was doing great until they introduced the church people.

Jenzen 17-06-2011 10:09

Thats the thing with Silent Hill because it grabbed me so much visually I dont think I was too bothered about the plot :D

Bit like watching a David Lynch movie lol

Big Poy 17-06-2011 10:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by juliancarswell (Post 50813479)
I got home a couple of weeks ago about 11.30 and, unusually, came in through the back door. My missus was watching a film with Keither Sutherland ( I think it was called Mirrors)
She didn't hear me and didn't know I was stood behind her until she turned around. Judging from the height she leaped screaming from the chair , this film is underrated.:D


+1 but then ive always had a thing about mirrors and creepy things happening so this was literally like my worst nightmare!

davetherave1701 17-06-2011 12:15

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Originally Posted by ironjade (Post 50813162)
[REC]

Slither

End of the Line

The Last Seven

I agree totally about slither ..great film .
But ....the last seven WTF seriously ? awful awful film complete rip off of reeker 1& 2 .

halloweenbabe 17-06-2011 15:03

Seconds with Rock Hudson... never been able to watch it a second time... psychological horror rather than blood-n-guts...

The Stone Tape :eek:

spendleb 17-06-2011 15:11

Event Horizon, scared me stupid, really got into my head!

ultros 17-06-2011 16:47

Ghost House (1988) Is a hidden gem in my opinion.If you used to go to video rental shops in the late 80's you probably saw the cover of it (It had a girl holding a clown doll standing in front of a creepy house).
It had bad acting and some dodgy special effects,but it was really creepy and lots of fun,with that '80's horror' charm that was so cool :cool:

+ It had this really freaky nursery rhyme type song/chant that used to start whenever something bad was about to happen :eek:

Willbert 17-06-2011 17:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by spendleb (Post 50839781)
Event Horizon, scared me stupid, really got into my head!

I first saw this when I had had a heavy smoke. I was glued, terrified, to my seat for its entirety. Top film.

UltraViolet 17-06-2011 17:20

Quote:

Is strangers a remake of Ils (Them) ?
To me it's a remake, they are incredibly similar, but they say 'it's not'... :rolleyes:

The French film Ils/Them is far superior. Strangers isn't underrated, Ils/Them is.

Mirrors isn't underrated either, see the better original film called Into The Mirror.

:p

JasonWatkins 17-06-2011 17:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jenzen (Post 50813135)
Silent Hill

Yeah, got to agree there. Didn't really scare me or anything but I thought it was pretty well done and quite atmospheric.


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