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20 Overlooked Horror Movies You Shouldn’t Miss

Excision

This is a list of movies that may have gone under your horror radar, or movies that aren’t talked about enough. Feel free to jump in the comments section to talk about all the other lesser-known horror gems. Enjoy!

Excision (2012)

A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother. (Drama, Horror)

Severance (2006)

During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down one by one. (Comedy, Horror, Thriller)

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for them. (Comedy, Horror, Thriller)

The Pact (2012)

As a woman struggles to come to grips with her past in the wake of her mother’s death and the disappearance of her sister, an unsettling presence emerges in her childhood home. (Horror, Mystery, Thriller)

Eden Lake (2008)

Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences. (Horror, Thriller)

Slither (2006)

A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters. (Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi)

Shutter (2004)

A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. (Horror, Mystery, Thriller)

Session 9 (2001)

Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back. (Horror, Mystery)

The House at the End of Time (2013)

Dulce is a mother of two who experiences terrifying encounters with apparitions inside her old house, a place where a tragedy occurs. Thirty years later, an elderly Dulce returns home to decipher the mystery that has tormented her for so long. (Drama, Horror, Mystery)

Pulse/Kairo (2001)

Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet. (Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi)

Timecrimes/Los Cronocrímenes (2007)

A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences. (Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi)

Coherence (2013)

Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead. (Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi)

Dog Soldiers (2002)

A routine military exercise turns into a nightmare in the Scotland wilderness. (Horror, Mystery, Action)

Lake Mungo (2008)

A supernatural drama about grief. (Drama, Horror, Mystery)

Splinter (2008)

Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror. (Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller)

Pontypool (2008)

A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town. (Horror, Thriller)

Inside/ À l’intérieur (2007)

Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby. (Horror, Thriller)

Frailty (2001)

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family’s story of how his religious fanatic father’s visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed “demons.” (Crime, Drama, Thriller)

Them/Ils (2006)

Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise… they’re not alone… and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night. (Horror, Thriller)

The Changeling (1980)

A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre. (Horror)

 

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