As a horror fan, it gets frustrating trying to wade through the mounds of subpar movies in search of a hidden gem. After the 25 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen and 20 More of the Best Horror Movies You Haven’t Seen, many of you have already watched all of them and are back to searching for something new. Don’t worry, here are 20 more of the best horror movies you haven’t seen.
When you hear about a movie called "Mother’s Day" starring Rebecca De Mornay, it doesn’t exactly strike fear in your heart. The poster and cover of the movie aren’t exactly terrifying either, but you have no idea what you’re about to see.
"Mother’s Day" is one of the most gruesome home invasion movies you’ll ever see, and it just seems to get worse and worse for the victims who may or may not be so innocent after all.
I was fully prepared to hate this alien abduction tale. I don’t mind Keri Russell but nothing looked particularly original or scary. The story may be familiar, but it’s full of some extremely creepy elements and doesn’t break the rule of overexposing its monster or creature. "Dark Skies" definitely deserved more recognition that it received.
A Tale of Two Sisters
If you saw the 2009 remake titled "The Uninvited," you got the basis of the story without any of the fine storytelling that made "A Tale of Two Sisters" so fantastic. The plot finds a pair of sisters who are reunited after one spent some time in a mental institution only to find their father’s new wife may be trying to kill them.
The Uninvited Guest
Sometimes the simplest plots are the scariest. In the 2004 Spanish thriller "The Uninvited Guest," a man is living in a huge mansion when a stranger shows up, asks to use his phone, and then disappears somewhere within his house. I don’t want to ruin it by telling too much, but soon we start to question if there was ever anyone else in the house at all. It’s a great psychological thriller.
Director Barry Levinson takes found footage to a whole new level when an entire town falls victim to an outbreak of a deadly infection. The feel is more documentary than "Paranormal Activity," so don’t worry about feeling nauseous from 90 minutes of shaky handheld camera shots.
This isn’t exactly what you’d consider traditional horror, but you’ve never experienced a movie like this before. There’s a slasher, body swapping and a time-traveling bear, combined with some of the most ADHD joke-telling you’ve ever seen. It’s one of those that you’ll want to watch again as soon as it’s over.
When I heard about a found footage horror movie starring Jesse McCartney, I wasn’t exactly preordering tickets. I waited for it to come out on video and was shockingly surprised with how much I enjoyed it. It’s far from perfect, but the screenplay was penned by Oren Peli, who wrote "Paranormal Activity," so that should ease some of your doubt.
Jumping leaps and bounds beyond the original film, "V/H/S 2" is a collection of horror tales including a point of view perspective of a zombie outbreak and alien abduction. However, nothing will prepare you for “Sacred Heaven.”
I don’t even want to describe it to you because it’s that good. The amount of things that happen in such a short amount of time and on such a small budget are truly astounding.
An American Ghost Story
It’s far from a perfect movie and the acting isn’t going to win any awards, but there’s something intriguing about this movie. The story follows a writer who moves into a house that’s supposed to be haunted, but his obsession with it starts to ruin his life. Again, don’t expect a Coen Brothers film, but you could do much worse.
This is the closest you’ll get to seeing a new Hitchcock movie. Director Brad Anderson creates so much mystery and tension that you’ll forget what’s real and what’s in Trevor Reznik’s sleep deprived imagination. Most people just focus on Christian Bale’s extreme weight loss for his role, where he dropped 62 pounds, but the story is engulfing and fascinating.
The Curse of Chucky
Before you groan at the thought of another Chucky movie, this isn’t another goofy pun-filled joke fest. "The Curse of Chucky" cuts out all the silliness of the last few Child’s Play installments and gets back to the scares that made the original such a classic. Be sure to watch through all of the credits for a really fun bonus scene.
I assumed everyone had watched "Suspiria," but the more I mentioned it to friends, the more I realized a troubling amount of people have never even heard of it. Dario Argento wrote and directed one of the scariest movies that still holds up over thirty years after its original release. You don’t have to appreciate nostalgia to watch this one, because if it came out today, it would have audiences terrified.
Would You Rather
While struggling to make ends meet in caring for her sick brother, Iris agrees to be part of a game that promises endless wealth to the winner. Once she gets there, it’s clear that things are much more sinister. I would describe it as "Saw" around a dinner table. The only complaint I have is the casting of Sasha Grey — yes, the porn star — who may be the worst actress on the planet.
Following up 2009’s "The Collector," this installment shows what the Collector can do when he has his own place to set up deadly traps. The opening scene is one of the bloodiest and craziest scenes in recent memory, so even if you didn’t enjoy the first one and don’t want to see more, you should watch the opening scene. It’s that wild.
Most people know David Cronenberg for "The Fly," but somehow "The Brood" flew completely under the radar. If you have any hesitations on dusting off a horror movie from 1979, does the promise of mutant children brutally attacking people help at all?
The Lords of Salem
Rob Zombie makes his most ambitious film yet, as a woman begins to have flashbacks of the Salem Witch Trials that took place in her hometown. It’s so stylized, if you enjoy any of Rob Zombie’s work, you should watch this just to see what he can do when there seems to be no limitations.
The final chapter in the greatest slasher series that most people haven’t seen definitely doesn’t go out on a low note. This is the first film in the series that isn’t directed by Adam Green, but the gritty yet somehow fun feel is still there. If you’ve watched all three, which I highly recommend, there’s a quick cameo in this one that’s beyond brilliant.
Nothing Left to Fear
Rocker Slash started a horror film studio and their first project was "Nothing Left to Fear." The story follows a pastor and his family as they move to a new town, only to soon realize everything isn’t as it seems. It takes several unexpected turns and will give you yet another reason to never again visit Kansas.
What happens when you take over an old hotel that was built over the entrance to Hell? You’re about to find out! Lucio Fulci knows how to build tension and suspense like none other. As a nice addition, the soundtrack is one of the creepiest you will ever hear. Go watch "The Beyond" right now.
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No One Lives
It’s not like you don’t know what you’re getting into right from the start. When a movie is called "No One Lives" you can bet there’s going to be a lot of killing, and that’s exactly what you get. There are no ghosts or monsters, but if you’re looking for a good slasher, you just found it.