Forty Great Horror Movies You May Have Overlooked

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1.
Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)
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Based on the Ed Gein case, a deranged rural farmer becomes a grave robber and murderer after the death of his possessive mother, whose corpse he keeps (among others) as his companion in a decaying farmhouse. (84 mins.)
 
2.
A Bucket of Blood (1959)
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A dim-witted busboy finds acclaim as an artist for a plaster-covered dead cat that is mistaken as a skillful statuette. The desire for more praise soon leads to an increasingly deadly series of works. (66 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
3.
Hungry Wives (1972)
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A bored, unhappy suburban housewife gets mixed up in witchcraft and murder. (130 mins.)
 
4.
The Bride (1973)
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The neurotic and newlywed Barbara (Robin Strasser) finds her husband (Arthur Roberts) in bed with his old flame Eva (Iva Jean Saraceni)... (85 mins.)
 
5.
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981 TV Movie)
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In a small Southern town, a wrongfully-killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him from beyond the grave. (96 mins.)
 
6.
Dementia (1955)
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This film, with no dialogue at all, follows a psychotic young woman's nightmarish experiences through one skid-row night. (56 mins.)
 
7.
Equinox (1970)
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Four friends are attacked by a demon while on a picnic, due to possession of a tome of mystic information. Told in flashbacks by the sole survivor. (80 mins.)
Director: Jack Woods
 
8.
Edge of Sanity (1989)
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When Henry Jekyll's experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde... (85 mins.)
 
9.
Häxan (1922 Documentary)
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Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe. (91 mins.)
 
10.
The Visitors (1988)
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Frank, Sara and their two children have recently moved into the house of their dreams on the countryside... (109 mins.)
Director: Joakim Ersgård
 
11.
The Burning (1981)
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A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement. (91 mins.)
Director: Tony Maylam
 
12.
Gargoyles (1972 TV Movie)
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An anthropologist/paleontologist and his daughter, while travelling through the southwestern US, stumble upon a colony of living, breathing gargoyles who in the end only want to be left alone. (74 mins.)
Director: B.W.L. Norton
 
13.
Terror in the Night (1964)
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A troubled teen with an undeserved criminal past is the suspect when young women start turning up around town dead and marked up with lipstick. (61 mins.)
Director: Bill Posner
 
14.
10 to Midnight (1983)
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A LAPD detective is on the trail of a very handsome young man who had been seducing and slashing many young women to death. (101 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
15.
The Sleep of Death (1980)
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Set in 1815, a young Englishman touring Europe encounters more than he bargained for. His pursuit of the beautiful Countess St... (90 mins.)
Director: Calvin Floyd
 
16.
The Farmer (1977)
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Kyle Martin returns as a silver star hero, but realizes running a one man farm is not profitable, and the bank wants to foreclose... (97 mins.)
Director: David Berlatsky
 
17.
Snakes (1974)
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A snake lover sends out venomous snakes and reptiles to kill his enemies. (83 mins.)
Director: Arthur A. Names
 
18.
The Unguarded Moment (1956)
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A beautiful teacher is protective of a high school boy who sexually harassed her, and later he becomes a murder suspect. (95 mins.)
Director: Harry Keller
 
19.
Shock Corridor (1963)
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Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder. (101 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
20.
Cropsey (2009 Documentary)
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Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances. (84 mins.)
 
21.
Fade to Black (1980)
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A shy, lonely film buff embarks on a killing spree against those who browbeat and betray him, all the while stalking his idol, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike. (102 mins.)
 
22.
Killing Spree (1987)
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A man suspects his wife of adultery and goes on a killing spree, eliminating all he believes are sleeping with her, but his victims don't stay dead. (88 mins.)
Director: Tim Ritter
 
23.
The Hearse (1980)
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A girl is haunted by a phantom hearse, which she believes is connected to her departed aunt, a witch with a bad reputation in town. (99 mins.)
Director: George Bowers
 
24.
Without Warning (1980)
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An alien creature stalks human prey. (89 mins.)
Director: Greydon Clark
 
25.
Alone in the Dark (1982)
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A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house. (92 mins.)
Director: Jack Sholder
 
26.
Galaxy of Terror (1981)
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SciFi suspense thriller in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations. (81 mins.)
Director: B.D. Clark
 
27.
Nightbeast (1982)
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A creature from outer space crash lands in a small town and starts killing people. (80 mins.)
Director: Don Dohler
 
28.
The Galaxy Invader (1985 Video)
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An alien is hunted by a gang of drunken hillbillies who saw him crash-land his spaceship. (79 mins.)
Director: Don Dohler
 
29.
Fight for Your Life (1977)
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A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the house of a black minister... (82 mins.)
 
30.
Midnight (1982)
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A teenage runaway and 2 guys traveling cross-country encounter a family of satanists. (94 mins.)
Director: John Russo
 
31.
Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things (1972)
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Six friends dig up a corpse to use in a Satanic ritual to make the dead rise from their graves. (87 mins.)
Director: Benjamin Clark
 
32.
Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except (1985)
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Jack Stryker took two bullets in the leg in Vietnam and was carried back by one of his men. When he... (84 mins.)
Director: Josh Becker
 
33.
Intruder (1989)
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The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac. (83 mins.)
Director: Scott Spiegel
 
34.
Girls Nite Out (1982)
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A killer, wearing a dancing bear suit, stalks a variety of cheerleaders during an all-night scavenger hunt at a remote Ohio college. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Deubel
 
35.
Mindwarp (1992)
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In post-apocalyptic 2037, Judy rebels against the AI-ruled utopia where people live in a happy VR simulation. She's exiled to a post-nuclear wasteland where she meets drifter Stover. Mutated cannibals capture them for their leader Seer. (91 mins.)
Director: Steve Barnett
 
36.
The Stuff (1985)
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A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world. (87 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
37.
Killer Workout (1987)
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Two years ago, a young woman named Valerie was burned after entering a tanning salon. Now, her twin sister, Rhonda runs a local gym where all of a sudden, people are being murdered. (85 mins.)
Director: David A. Prior
 
38.
The Undertaker and His Pals (1966)
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An undertaker and his two friends, who are restaurant owners, drum up business by going out on the town... (63 mins.)
 
39.
Video Violence (1987 Video)
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A husband and wife open a video store in a new town, and come to find out that the locals only rent horror films and the "occasional triple X'er"... (90 mins.)
Director: Gary R. Cohen
 
40.
Edge of the Axe (1988)
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A deranged guy in a mask kills people with an axe. (91 mins.)