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Old 16-06-2011, 11:41
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I think one of the most underrated Horror films is The Strangers. Tense, brutal, and a very good ending. (imho)

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Old 16-06-2011, 11:47
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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.
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Old 16-06-2011, 11:49
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Old 16-06-2011, 12:02
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.REC is Not underrated

Mine would be Jeepers Creepers .
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Old 16-06-2011, 12:09
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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.
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Old 16-06-2011, 12:16
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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).
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Old 16-06-2011, 12:19
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Is strangers a remake of Ils (Them) ?
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Old 16-06-2011, 12:31
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Old 16-06-2011, 18:23
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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.
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Old 16-06-2011, 18:44
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The Changling with George C Scott.
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Old 16-06-2011, 19:36
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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
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Old 16-06-2011, 20:57
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what an awesome list of films you have chosen here mialicious

i think the remake of The Ring is underrated. i like it.
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Old 16-06-2011, 21:05
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The two Dr Phibes films with Vincent Price, there are some really magnificently gruesome scenes and ideas in those films.
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Old 16-06-2011, 22:17
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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.
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Old 16-06-2011, 22:54
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Is strangers a remake of Ils (Them) ?
No. They're just rather similar. The Strangers is by some way the better film though.

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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.
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Old 16-06-2011, 23:06
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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.
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Old 17-06-2011, 10:09
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Thats the thing with Silent Hill because it grabbed me so much visually I dont think I was too bothered about the plot

Bit like watching a David Lynch movie lol
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Old 17-06-2011, 10:21
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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.

+1 but then ive always had a thing about mirrors and creepy things happening so this was literally like my worst nightmare!
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Old 17-06-2011, 12:15
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I agree totally about slither ..great film .
But ....the last seven WTF seriously ? awful awful film complete rip off of reeker 1& 2 .
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Old 17-06-2011, 15:03
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Seconds with Rock Hudson... never been able to watch it a second time... psychological horror rather than blood-n-guts...

The Stone Tape
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Old 17-06-2011, 15:11
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Event Horizon, scared me stupid, really got into my head!
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Old 17-06-2011, 16:47
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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

+ It had this really freaky nursery rhyme type song/chant that used to start whenever something bad was about to happen
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Old 17-06-2011, 17:17
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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.
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Old 17-06-2011, 17:20
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Is strangers a remake of Ils (Them) ?
To me it's a remake, they are incredibly similar, but they say 'it's not'...

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.

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Old 17-06-2011, 17:46
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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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