Strange and Bizarre Horror Movies (although good)

by dave_2007 | created - 30 Jul 2011 | updated - 30 Jul 2011 | Public

Horror movies I enjoyed that aren't mainstream.

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1. Basket Case (1982)

91 min | Comedy, Horror

6.1
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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.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner, Robert Vogel

Votes: 12,800

A young man carrying a big basket that contains his deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.

2. Microwave Massacre (1983)

Unrated | 76 min | Comedy, Horror

3.9
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Fed up of his wife's bad cooking, Donald kills her and turns to cannibalism to satisfy his appetite.

Director: Wayne Berwick | Stars: Jackie Vernon, Loren Schein, Al Troupe, Marla Simon

Votes: 1,399

A guy kills his wife because she's a bad cook. (Of note, the killer is the same actor who did the voice of Frosty the Snowman)

3. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

R | 92 min | Horror

4.4
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33 Metascore

A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.

Director: Tom Six | Stars: Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura

Votes: 63,148 | Gross: $0.18M

A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a new "pet"-- a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.

4. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror

6.0
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During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi

Votes: 42,979

An anthropologist heads a rescue party into the South American jungle to find a missing film team making a documentary on cannibal tribes but can only return with their footage, which reveals their crueler intentions.

5. Victim (I) (2010)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A young man finds himself held captive by a mysterious doctor and his brutish henchman.

Directors: Matt Eskandari, Michael A. Pierce | Stars: Stephen Weigand, Bob Bancroft, Brendan Kelly, Jelly Howie

Votes: 4,221

A young man finds himself held captive by a mysterious doctor and his brutish henchman.

6. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

R | 89 min | Horror

6.0
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31 Metascore

Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie

Votes: 65,489 | Gross: $12.63M

Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.

7. The Food of the Gods (1976)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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A group of friends travel to a remote Canadian island to hunt, only to be attacked by giant killer animals which have populated the place.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher

Votes: 2,815

Morgan and his friends are on a hunting trip on a remote Canadian island when they are attacked by a swarm of giant wasps. Looking for help, Morgan stumbles across a barn inhabited by an enormous killer chicken. After doing some exploring, they discover the entire island is crawling with animals that have somehow grown to giant size. The most dangerous of all of these, however, are the rats, who are mobilizing to do battle with the human intruders.

(note scary for me as it was the first drive-in movie I saw when I was young)

8. Session 9 (2001)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery

6.5
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58 Metascore

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.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle, Josh Lucas

Votes: 47,270 | Gross: $0.38M

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.

9. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery

6.1
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58 Metascore

A photographer's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Vinnie Jones, Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb, Brooke Shields

Votes: 52,325 | Gross: $0.08M

A New York photographer hunts down a serial killer.

10. The Last Broadcast (1998)

86 min | Horror, Mystery

5.4
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A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'.

Directors: Stefan Avalos, Lance Weiler | Stars: David Beard, Lance Weiler, Stefan Avalos, Jim Seward

Votes: 4,194

Bristling with equipment, two enthusiastic local access cable TV producers recruit an assistant and venture into a forest in search of the mythical and horrifying Jersey Devil. Days later, only one of the trio emerges. He becomes the prime suspect in the disappearances of the other two. However, a local filmmaker examines extensive footage found at the scene and arrives at a different conclusion.

(note filmed a year before The Blair Witch Project)

11. Trilogy of Terror (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 72 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes

Votes: 4,338

Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women.

(note....although a made-for-tv movie I was 7 when I saw it and it gave me freaking nightmares for a week...pretty tame now though)

12. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

Unrated | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 10,248

An aging, reclusive southern belle, plagued by a horrifying family secret, descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

(note another I saw when I was young)