Unconventional and Original Horror

These horror movies are not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed. They set the precedent for many other horror movies in the genre.
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1.
The Addiction (1995)
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A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood. (82 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
2.
Till Death (1978)
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A widower, visiting the crypt that holds the body of his wife, is accidentally trapped therein. That night... (80 mins.)
Director: Walter Stocker
 
3.
I Zombie: The Chronicles of Pain (1998)
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A young man gets infected and gradually starts turning into a zombie. (79 mins.)
 
4.
Martin (1978)
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A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges. (95 mins.)
 
5.
Cube (1997)
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Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
6.
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
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A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal. (67 mins.)
 
7.
They Have Changed Their Face (1971)
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In this allegory on capitalism, director of a known car corporation invites one of his employees to his country villa to give him the good news. He just got promoted. However, the old man is not what he seems and promotion has a price. (90 mins.)
Director: Corrado Farina
 
8.
Long Weekend (1978)
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When a suburban couple go camping for the weekend at a remote beach, they discover that nature isn't in an accommodating mood. (97 mins.)
Director: Colin Eggleston
 
9.
The Territory (1981)
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A small group of well-to-do vacationers go on a hiking trip into the woods. Foolishly unprepared to deal with Mother Nature and their situation... (104 mins.)
Director: Raoul Ruiz
 
10.
Viy (1967)
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A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of witch in a small old wooden church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him. (77 mins.)
 
11.
Night of the Devils (1972)
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The patriarch of a wealthy family fears that he will show up one day in vampire form. Should this happen, he warns his family not to let him back in his house, no matter how much he begs them. (91 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Ferroni
 
12.
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
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When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
13.
Session 9 (2001)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
 
14.
Nadja (1994)
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This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional... (93 mins.)
 
15.
End of the Line (2007)
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In this unsettling and creepy thriller, Karen (Ilona Elkin), a young nurse who works in a psychiatric ward... (95 mins.)
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh (2012)
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A young man returns to his recently deceased mother's charming gothic revival home, only to discover a sinister presence lying within that may be linked to a peculiar cult run by two strange brothers. (82 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Gudiño
 
18.
U.F.O. Abduction (1989 Video)
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On a typical fall evening in 1983, a young man was videotaping his niece's 5th birthday party. As the night's strange occurrences took place, he kept his video camera running, recording the entire event. (66 mins.)
Director: Dean Alioto
 
19.
Sole Survivor (1983)
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A lone survivor of a plane crash is haunted by a feeling unworthy of survival. Dead people start coming after her to collect her. (85 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
 
20.
The Carrier (1988)
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The main character is stricken with a horrible disease, but it doesn't affect him. It spreads to every inamimate object that he touches... (99 mins.)
Director: Nathan J. White
 
21.
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
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A recently institutionalized woman has bizarre experiences after moving into a supposedly haunted country farmhouse and fears she may be losing her sanity once again. (89 mins.)
Director: John Hancock
 
22.
Peeping Tom (1960)
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A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror. (101 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
23.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
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Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind. (81 mins.)
 
24.
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
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An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations. (70 mins.)
Director: Erle C. Kenton
 
25.
The Demon (1963)
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Purif, young peasant of the South Italy, is considered from the people a possessed one and a witch.... (98 mins.)
Director: Brunello Rondi
 
26.
Carnival of Souls (1962)
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After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival. (78 mins.)
Director: Herk Harvey
 
27.
Flight of the Living Dead (2007)
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A fellow scientist accidentally escapes containment aboard a plane during turbulence. After she is gunned down by a security guard... (94 mins.)
Director: Scott Thomas
 
28.
In My Skin (2002)
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A woman grows increasingly fascinated with her body after suffering a disfiguring accident. (93 mins.)
Director: Marina de Van
 
29.
Christmas Evil (1980)
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A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree. (100 mins.)
Director: Lewis Jackson
 
30.
Blood & Donuts (1995)
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A vampire falls for a woman working at a donut shop. (89 mins.)
Director: Holly Dale
 
31.
Mill of the Stone Women (1960)
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Hans arrives in a town near Amsterdam to write a story on the reclusive sculptor, Professor Val, who... (96 mins.)
Director: Giorgio Ferroni
 
32.
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
 
33.
The Appointment (1981)
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A family is confronted in their house by an evil force. (90 mins.)
 
34.
The Spider Labyrinth (1988)
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Alan Whitmore, a young American researcher, goes to Budapest to visit Professor Roth, with whom he collaborated on a secret project called "Intextus"... (86 mins.)
 
35.
The Baby (1973)
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A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant. (84 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
36.
The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
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An astronaut is transformed into a murderous gelatinous mass after returning from an ill-fated space voyage. (84 mins.)
Director: William Sachs
 
37.
Demon Seed (1977)
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A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife. (94 mins.)
Director: Donald Cammell
 
38.
Dance of the Damned (1989)
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A vampire follows his instincts to a strip joint where he focuses in on one of the performers. He picks... (82 mins.)
Director: Katt Shea
 
39.
Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
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A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him. (97 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
40.
In the Winter Dark (1998)
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An intense psychological drama around four people in a remote country village; where a creature is killing the local animals. (92 mins.)
Director: James Bogle