25 Overlooked Scary Movies

by axrhodes | created - 04 Feb 2018 | updated - 05 Feb 2018 | Public

Good horror movies are hard to find and easy to miss. Here are some pretty good ones that may have slipped by you. From horror author A.X. Rhodes- www.axrhodes.com

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1. 6 Souls (2010)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

28 Metascore

A forensic psychiatrist discovers that all but one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.

Directors: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein | Stars: Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Conroy

Votes: 31,752

2. Alligator (1980)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

62 Metascore

A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger

Votes: 10,225

3. The Blackcoat's Daughter (I) (2015)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break.

Director: Oz Perkins | Stars: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, James Remar

Votes: 17,103 | Gross: $0.02M

4. Cube (1997)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

Six complete strangers with widely varying personalities are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

Votes: 204,612 | Gross: $0.50M

5. The Dunwich Horror (1970)

R | 90 min | Horror

Wilbur Whateley travels to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon. But, little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human...

Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley, Lloyd Bochner

Votes: 3,591 | Gross: $0.45M

6. The Exorcist III (1990)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

48 Metascore

A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.

Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller

Votes: 24,378 | Gross: $26.10M

7. Frailty (2001)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A mysterious man arrives at the offices of an FBI agent and recounts his childhood: how his religious fanatic father received visions telling him to destroy people who were in fact "demons."

Director: Bill Paxton | Stars: Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Matt O'Leary

Votes: 74,552 | Gross: $13.10M

8. The Good Son (1993)

R | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

45 Metascore

A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle and befriends his cousin, a boy of the same age who shows increasing signs of violent and psychopathic behavior.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse

Votes: 35,522 | Gross: $44.59M

9. Hotline (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A beautiful telephone operator is stalked by a murderous madman.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Lynda Carter, Steve Forrest, Granville Van Dusen, Monte Markham

Votes: 205

10. Inside (2007)

R | 82 min | Horror

Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Claude Lulé, Dominique Frot

Votes: 36,373

11. Jekyll & Hyde (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: David Wickes | Stars: Michael Caine, Cheryl Ladd, Joss Ackland, Ronald Pickup

Votes: 995

12. The Lazarus Effect (2015)

PG-13 | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

31 Metascore

A group of medical researchers discover a way to bring dead patients back to life.

Director: David Gelb | Stars: Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass, Evan Peters, Sarah Bolger

Votes: 40,033 | Gross: $25.80M

13. The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Crime, Mystery, Horror

A detective comes out of retirement to help his daughter's fiance prove that he did not commit a series of murders.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: George C. Scott, Rebecca De Mornay, Ian McShane, Neil Dickson

Votes: 969

14. The Night Flier (1997)

R | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

36 Metascore

A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.

Director: Mark Pavia | Stars: Miguel Ferrer, Julie Entwisle, Dan Monahan, Michael H. Moss

Votes: 9,256 | Gross: $0.13M

15. The Orphanage (2007)

R | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

74 Metascore

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep, Mabel Rivera

Votes: 143,818 | Gross: $7.16M

16. Pulse (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

27 Metascore

When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.

Director: Jim Sonzero | Stars: Kristen Bell, Rick Gonzalez, Christina Milian, Ian Somerhalder

Votes: 27,715 | Gross: $20.26M

17. Ravenous (1999)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

46 Metascore

In a remote military outpost in the 19th century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies

Votes: 35,789 | Gross: $2.06M

18. The Relic (1997)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James Whitmore

Votes: 23,966 | Gross: $33.96M

19. The Screaming Woman (1972 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 73 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A wealthy former mental patient goes home to her estate to rest and recuperate. While walking the grounds one day she hears the screams of a woman coming from underneath the ground who has ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Ed Nelson, Laraine Stephens, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 484

20. The Signal (2014)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

54 Metascore

On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.

Director: William Eubank | Stars: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 61,105 | Gross: $0.60M

21. Tale of a Vampire (1992)

R | 93 min | Horror, Drama, Romance

Condemned to life without end, and to an undying passion for a lost love he can never find, a vampire stalks a beautiful young woman.

Director: Shimako Sato | Stars: Julian Sands, Suzanna Hamilton, Kenneth Cranham, Marian Diamond

Votes: 672

22. The Uninvited (2009)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

43 Metascore

Anna returns home after a stint in a mental hospital, but her recovery is jeopardized by her cruel stepmother and ghastly visions of her dead mother.

Directors: Charles Guard, Thomas Guard | Stars: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, Elizabeth Banks, David Strathairn

Votes: 74,615 | Gross: $28.57M

23. Vampires (1998)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

42 Metascore

Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 51,420 | Gross: $20.24M

24. Wer (2013)

R | 89 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

A defense attorney begins to suspect that there might be more to her client, who is charged with the murders of a vacationing family, than meets the eye.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: A.J. Cook, Brian Scott O'Connor, Sebastian Roché, Simon Quarterman

Votes: 7,663

25. The Wicker Man (1973)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

87 Metascore

A puritan Police Sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the townsfolk claim never existed; stranger still are the pagan rites that take place there.

Director: Robin Hardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland

Votes: 66,427 | Gross: $0.06M



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