The 12 most underrated horror movies you need to watch this Halloween

October 7, 2016
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Sharknado has taken over the B-movie genre over the past few years, leaving SyFy’s extensive catalog of monster movies deep in the shadows, which is a shame. Not only does Sharktopus introduce a half-shark, half-octopus as its titular monster/U.S. Navy weapons’ project, it comes with an amazing original song. This is far from a cinematic masterpiece, but it deserves a place in the B-Movie Hall of Fame as one of SyFy’s best offerings.

Rear Window

If jump scares and bloody disembowelments aren’t your thing, Alfred Hitchcock has the perfect movie for you. Rear Window stars James “Jimmy” Stewart, a newspaper photographer trapped in his apartment with a broken leg. He witnesses what appears to be a murder, and to keep himself busy, he attempts to solve it with the help of his girlfriend (Grace Kelly) and nurse (Thelma Ritter) without getting killed himself.

Train To Busan

What’s the worst place to face a zombie attack? Train to Busan makes its pitch for a train, where one infected passenger quickly turns what was supposed to be a simple commute for  Seok-woo (Yoo Gong) and his daughter Soo-an (Su-an Kim) into a hellish fight for survival. As long as you don’t mind subtitles, this movie should easily find a spot among some of the best zombie horror movies of this decade, if not beyond.

The Witch

This film is fucking weird. Like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, it does not play with blatant gore and violence. Instead, it makes the viewer really, really uncomfortable with disturbing images, settings, and character relationships. The pacing of the film is bizarre and the scene cuts are even more bizarre, which only adds to the oddity and obscurity of this folktale-inspired story line. If you want a nontraditional film to keep you up at night, this one is for you.

Crimson Peak

Ignore what the critics say: This film is fantastic. Crimson Peak got a lot of backlash after its release last year, but in actuality it is one of the most gorgeous films to grace the horror genre. It’s slow-paced with a lot of subtle terrors, but it follows the tropes of a classic gothic novel perfectly. If you want a real throwback to Victorian era horror, then Guillermo Del Toro’s film is the perfect pick.

Tales Of Halloween

Tales Of Halloween is a compilation of 10 different short films directed by 10 totally different directors (including Neil Marshall) as an ode to Halloween. That’s right, every single film is centered on something around the spooky holiday, and as Jack Black notes when playing R.L. Stine, every good horror story is comprised of a beginning, a middle and a twist. These films do just that to keep you on the edge of your seat all night long. 

Written by AltPress