5 Underrated Horror Movies Worth Watching

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5.  The Haunting In Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)

Despite its ridiculous title, this sequel was definitely worthy of a theatrical release.  I would even argue that it was better then the original.  The casting was very well-done and the story manages to captivate you until it ends.  There are some questionable parts to be found,  but overall this is a well-made horror film . The scares are solid and tend to be subtle, aside from a few jump scares.

 

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4.  Slither (2006)

Slither is one of those films that I expected to hate before watching it.  As soon as I see horror-comedy as the genre, I know there is a good chance that it could be a dud.  However, this James Gunn feature manages to pull off both the horror and the comedy.  The story is completely absurd,  but that’s one of the things that helps make it such an interesting watch.  Casting Elizabeth Banks in a major role also helps.

 

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3.  Black Christmas (2006)

This film seems to get quite a bit of hate in many circles.  I think part of this has to do with it being a remake, which I understand as it definitely does not live up to the original 1974 classic.  Taken on its own merits, however, the Black Christmas remake is a solid film and one that I watch every Christmas.  They bring quite a few elements in from the original, such as the glass unicorn as a murder weapon and the strange phone calls.  The character personalities also sync up well, and the house mom [Andrea Martin] actually played Phyllis in the original film.  Though it certainly has its issues, I still firmly believe that this is definitely a movie that doesn’t get enough credit.

 

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2.  The Unborn (2009)

The Unborn actually performed quite well at the box office, but critics absolutely hated it.  Honestly, I can’t understand the hate for this film.  It features some of the most disturbing scenes I’ve ever seen in a movie. which still scare me to this day.  If you’ve been holding out on this feature because of the poor reviews it received, I strongly recommend watching it yourselves and making your own decision. You may be surprised.

 

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1.  A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

This is, hands down, the greatest Nightmare on Elm Street film aside from the original and Freddy Vs. Jason.  There are parts of this one that are so over-the-top that you probably won’t be able to help but laugh.  That being said, you will never feel bored while watching this.

So that’s it!  I could’ve went on forever with this list but these five I feel strongly about.  What horror movies do you think are underrated?

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  1. Mitch365 Mitch365 says:

    I remember watching the unborn a long time ago. I liked the movie enough when I watched it but never really thought of it again after. Guess it was just forgettable for me. I do remember the scene with the old man coming down over the stairs though. That scared the crap out of me.

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