Undervalued Horror Gems

I must confess, I wouldn’t be as much of a movie fan as I am now if it weren’t for the horror genre. Fear is the most fascinating human emotion and no medium in the arts has it been more sublimely represented and conveyed than in cinema. I was hooked ever since I saw the trailer for Bram Stoker’s Dracula right before Batman Returns in theaters when I was a kid. So in honor of the best genre in film, here’s a list of horror movies that has made a lasting impact on me and of course come highly recommend.

Full disclosure: I won’t be including titles that are popular such as Psycho, Suspiria, or Audition. I love those movies…

  • The Seventh Victim
  • The Devils
  • Triangle
  • Carnival of Souls
  • The Perfume of the Lady in Black
  • City of Pirates
  • Eyes Without a Face
  • Pulse
  • The Black Cat
  • Cemetery Man
  • The Face of Another
  • Kill, Baby... Kill!
  • A Lizard in a Woman's Skin
  • The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Let's Scare Jessica to Death
  • The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
  • May
  • Santa Sangre
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • Daughters of Darkness
  • Dead & Buried
  • All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
  • The Blood on Satan's Claw
  • The Stendhal Syndrome
  • Witchfinder General
  • Lisa and the Devil
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  • Martin
  • The Woman
  • Tombs of the Blind Dead
  • Kwaidan
  • Onibaba
  • Kuroneko
  • Possession
  • Night of the Eagle
  • House
  • The Vampire Lovers
  • Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde
  • Black Sunday
  • The Ring Finger
  • The Innkeepers
  • Trouble Every Day
  • The Tall Man
  • Black Sabbath
  • Pontypool
  • Dead Ringers
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Fascination
  • The House of the Devil
  • Near Dark
  • The Boxer's Omen
  • Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly
  • Seconds
  • Blood and Roses
  • In My Skin
  • Vampire Circus
  • Night of the Demon
  • Spider Baby
  • Lips of Blood
  • The Skin I Live In
  • Seance on a Wet Afternoon
  • Diabolique
  • The Grapes of Death
  • In the Mouth of Madness
  • Requiem for a Vampire
  • Wait Until Dark
  • The Entity
  • The Living Dead Girl
  • From Beyond
  • Alucarda
  • The Brides of Dracula
  • The Devil's Rejects
  • Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
  • Little Otik
  • Hard Candy
  • Island of Lost Souls
  • Lord of Illusions
  • Tetsuo: The Iron Man
  • Inland Empire
  • Bug
  • demonlover
  • The Innocents
  • Suicide Club
  • Noriko's Dinner Table
  • The Strangers
  • Them
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • The Crazies
  • The Fourth Kind
  • Funny Games
  • The Call of Cthulhu
  • Inside
  • Spider
  • The Last Exorcism
  • Phenomena
  • Cargo 200
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • The Loved Ones
  • Berberian Sound Studio
  • V/H/S