50 Alternative Horrors

Most of these titles are barely recognized outside of horror groups.
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1.
Near Dark (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A small-town farmer's son reluctantly joins a traveling group of vampires after he is turned by a beautiful drifter. (94 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
2.
Hardware (1990)
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The head of a cyborg reactivates and rebuilds itself and goes on a violent rampage in a space marine's girlfriend's apartment. (94 mins.)
Director: Richard Stanley
 
3.
From Beyond (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms. (86 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
 
4.
The Mist (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
5.
Let the Right One In (2008)
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Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
6.
Versus (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
There are 666 portals that connect this world to the other side. These are concealed from all human beings. Somewhere in Japan exists the 444th portal.... The forest of resurrection. (119 mins.)
 
7.
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater. (82 mins.)
 
8.
Phantasm (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him. (88 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
 
9.
[Rec] (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying. (78 mins.)
 
10.
May (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her is sent into a murderous tailspin. (93 mins.)
Director: Lucky McKee
 
11.
Dead Alive (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
12.
Baby Blues (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Josie Patterson is attempting to start her life over after a tragic incident changed the life she previously knew forever... (86 mins.)
Director: Dylan Pearce
 
13.
Splinter (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
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. (82 mins.)
Director: Toby Wilkins
 
14.
Them (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (77 mins.)
 
15.
Altered (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Fifteen years ago, a group of men's lives were forever changed by a strange occurrence. Now, the same group of men will spend a night together ... in terror. (88 mins.)
 
16.
The Burrowers (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
In the Wild West a rescue party sets out to find a family of settlers that has vanished from their home under mysterious circumstances. (96 mins.)
Director: J.T. Petty
 
17.
Feast (2005)
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Patrons locked inside a bar are forced to fight monsters. (95 mins.)
Director: John Gulager
 
18.
Demons (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A group of random people are invited to a screening of a mysterious movie, only to find themselves trapped in the theater with ravenous demons. (88 mins.)
Director: Lamberto Bava
 
19.
Basket Case (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A young man carrying a big basket that contains his extremely deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will. (91 mins.)
 
20.
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults. (112 mins.)
 
21.
Laid to Rest (2009)
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A terrifying story of a young girl who wakes up in a casket with a traumatic head injury and no memory of her identity... (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Hall
 
22.
The Signal (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television. (103 mins.)
 
23.
Cold Prey (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Jannicke, Morten Tobias, Eirik, Mikal and Ingunn are on a snowboarding vacation in Jotunheimen. They... (97 mins.)
Director: Roar Uthaug
 
24.
Alien Raiders (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, an idyllic family grocery store in Buck Lake... (85 mins.)
Director: Ben Rock
 
25.
The Woods (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucky McKee
 
26.
The Sender (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A disturbed telepathic man is unable to fully control his ability to transmit his dreams and visions into the minds of the people around him or even influence reality. A female therapist tries to help him but his mother gets in the way. (91 mins.)
Director: Roger Christian
 
27.
Dust Devil (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A woman on the run from her abusive husband encounters a mysterious hitch-hiker. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Stanley
 
28.
Black Sheep (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. (87 mins.)
Director: Jonathan King
 
29.
The Children (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents. (84 mins.)
Director: Tom Shankland
 
30.
Outpost (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
In war-torn Eastern Europe, a world-weary group of mercenaries discover a long-hidden secret in an abandoned WWII bunker. (90 mins.)
Director: Steve Barker
 
31.
The Tripper (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer targets a bunch of hippies who are heading to a weekend-long concert. (93 mins.)
Director: David Arquette
 
32.
C.H.U.D. (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A bizarre series of sudden disappearances on the streets of New York City seems to point toward something unsavory living in the sewers. (88 mins.)
Director: Douglas Cheek
 
33.
Xtro (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A man who was abducted by aliens returns to his family three years later, but his presence affects them negatively. (81 mins.)
 
34.
The Last Winter (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The American oil company North Corporation is building an ice road to explore the remote Northern Arctic National Wildlife Refuge seeking oil... (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Fessenden
 
35.
Undead (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A quaint Australian fishing village is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out. (104 mins.)
 
36.
Eden Log (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A man wakes up deep inside a cave. Suffering amnesia, he has no recollection of how he came to be here... (98 mins.)
Director: Franck Vestiel
 
37.
Rogue (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island. (99 mins.)
Director: Greg McLean
 
38.
Hatchet (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare. (85 mins.)
Director: Adam Green
 
39.
Mulberry St (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A deadly infection breaks out in Manhattan, causing humans to devolve into blood-thirsty rat creatures... (84 mins.)
Director: Jim Mickle
 
40.
Martyrs (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. (99 mins.)
Director: Pascal Laugier
 
41.
Isolation (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
On a remote Irish farm, five people become unwilling participants in an experiment that goes nightmarishly wrong. (95 mins.)
Director: Billy O'Brien
 
42.
The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers. (95 mins.)
Director: Jorge Grau
 
43.
American Zombie (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Pic documents the daily lives of a small community of the living deceased who make their home in Los Angeles. (90 mins.)
Director: Grace Lee
 
44.
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance. (84 mins.)
Director: Robert Hiltzik
 
45.
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A troubled young man still mourning the childhood loss of his family now has to deal with his professor being turned into a monster. (85 mins.)
Director: Jon Knautz
 
46.
The Resurrected (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries. (108 mins.)
Director: Dan O'Bannon
 
47.
The Last Broadcast (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'. (86 mins.)
 
48.
Severance (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down one by one. (96 mins.)
 
49.
Grace (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
After losing her unborn child, Madeline Matheson insists on carrying the baby to term. Following the delivery, the child miraculously returns to life with an appetite for human blood. Madeline is faced with a mother's ultimate decision. (84 mins.)
Director: Paul Solet
 
50.
Trailer Park of Terror (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Six troubled high schoolers and their leader become lost after their bus crashes during a raging storm. They seeks refuge for the night in an abandoned trailer park, managed by a sexy woman, Norma. (98 mins.)
Director: Steven Goldmann