It's a Scary World Out Thereby cherrymorello1-402-37927 | created - 12 Jun 2013 | updated - 22 Oct 2014 | Public
Non mainstream horror movies well worth watching for either scares or laughs, or both!
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1. The Magician (1898)
1 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
In a traditional "magician" attire, the wizard of illusion and jump cuts, Georges Méliès, says the magic words and conjures up wonders from a plain wooden box.
Película muda, muy entretenida, acerca de un siniestro mago que utiliza sus poderes para hipnotizar y asesinar.
2. Help! (1924)
18 min | Short, Comedy, Horror
Max accepts a wager that he cannot remain in a haunted castle for one hour (11 PM to midnight) without crying for help. As soon as he arrives he encounters strange and nightmarish visions, ... See full summary »
Divertida historia de fantasmas: el protagonista debe pasar la noche en un castillo embrujado para ganar una apuesta... ¿lo logrará?
3. A Bucket of Blood (1959)
Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
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.
Cargada de humor negro, esta película, el debut de Roger Corman, esconde una crítica al esnobismo bastante acertada.
4. Scream of Fear (1961)
Approved | 81 min | Horror, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.
Quizás este thriller no haya alcanzado la fama que merece a causa de las similitudes que tiene la historia con alguna otra del maestro Alfred Hitchcock. Sin embargo, sea o no un plagio, está maravillosamente realizada. Merece la pena verla: es muy entretenida, está bien actuada y aguanta el clima de tensión desde un primer momento. Ojalá todos los plagios fueran así.
5. Carnival of Souls (1962)
PG | 78 min | Horror, Mystery
After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.
La gran inspiración para La noche de los muertos vivientes, cargada de imágenes fantasmales y pesadillescas, con un final impresionante.
6. Onibaba (1964)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Horror
Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.
7. Viy (1967)
77 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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.
8. Hasta el viento tiene miedo (1968)
88 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Girls that were punished to sat at a boarding school during Spring Break have no idea the school is haunted by the restless spirit of a former student seeking revenge.
9. Valerie a týden divu (1970)
Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.
10. Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Horror
During summer break, two bored Catholic schoolgirls vow to become Satanists and play a series of increasingly dangerous and morbid games.
Para todo fan del satanismo y las historias desagradables. La escena final es de las que no se olvidan fácilmente.
12. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)
R | 95 min | Horror
Baron Frankenstein creates two "zombies" - one male, one female - planning to mate them in order to create a master race.
13. La cabina (1973)
14 min | Short, Comedy
An amateur photographer watches a beautiful woman emerge from a beach hut and disappear into the sea.
Obra maestra del cine español, que necesita revalorizarse y verse mucho más a menudo. Cuenta con el grandísimo José Luis López Vázquez y narra una fábula de pesadilla de la sociedad, dicen que española, pero yo creo que de la sociedad, a secas.
14. Blood for Dracula (1974)
R | 106 min | Horror
An ailing vampire count travels to Italy with his servant to find a bride.
No tan buena como su predecesora, pero no tan mala como la pintan.
15. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.
Musical de terror glam. Hay que verlo para creerlo.
16. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Horror, War
In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
Durísima película de Pasolini, carente de humor. Terror puro.
17. The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)
110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Stefano, a young restorer, is commissioned to save a controversial mural located in the church of a small, isolated village.
Uno de los más logrados giallos que he visto. Perfectamente ambientado en el amenazante marco natural del sur de Italia (sinónimo del mundo incivilizado, los bajos instintos, la brutalidad y el secretismo), el giro final es como para que las ventanas rían, desde luego.
18. Martin (1978)
R | 95 min | Drama, Horror
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.
Votes: 8,360 | Gross: $0.10M
Magnífico giro de tuerca a la leyenda del vampiro. Trata de un muchacho que asegura ser vampiro, aunque todo el mundo le toma por loco, a excepción de su primo, un fanático religioso que tomará cartas en el asunto.
20. Alucarda (1977)
R | 78 min | Horror, Thriller
After the death of her parents, a young girl arrives at a convent and brings a sinister presence with her. Is it her enigmatic imaginary friend, Alucarda, who is to blame? Or is there a satanic force at work?
21. The Shout (1978)
86 min | Horror, Drama
A traveler by the name of Crossley forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host.
22. The Driller Killer (1979)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.
23. Tourist Trap (1979)
PG | 90 min | Horror
A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by a masked assailant who uses his telekenetic powers to control the attraction's mannequins.
24. The Burning (1981)
R | 91 min | Horror
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.
25. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
At the snobby Crawford Academy, Virginia's group of friends start to go missing years after horrible events that happened to her as a child around her birthday.
27. Sleepaway Camp (1983)
R | 84 min | Horror
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.
Votes: 19,539 | Gross: $11.00M
28. Poison for the Fairies (1984)
90 min | Fantasy, Horror
A 10 year old girl convinces a lonely classmate that she is a witch, forcing the child to become her assistant. Though their games are initially rather naive, they gradually take a nasty and violent turn.
Película muy interesante y para nada convencional dentro del género de terror. La historia está relatada siempre desde el punto de vista de dos niñas dispares: una manipuladora y audaz, la otra tímida y sensible. Siempre vale la pena echar un vistazo a las películas del director mexicano Taboada. En mi opinión, esta es una de las mejores.
29. Street of Crocodiles (1986)
Not Rated | 20 min | Animation, Short
Inside a box full of curio, a puppet who is recently freed from his strings explores a dusty and forlorn commercial area. The explorer becomes ensnared into miniature tailor shop by baby-faced dolls.
30. Tras el cristal (1986)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Horror
In Spain, the former Nazi doctor Klaus tries to commit suicide jumping off the roof of his manor. However, he survives with the entire body paralyzed and dependable of an iron lung with ... See full summary »
32. StageFright (1987)
Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
A group of stage actors lock themselves in the theater for a rehearsal of their upcoming musical production, unaware that an escaped psychopath has sneaked into the theater with them.
34. Paperhouse (1988)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy
A young girl lost in the loneliness and boredom of reality finds solace in an ill boy, whom she can visit in a surreal dream world that she drew in her school composition book.
Votes: 4,666 | Gross: $0.24M
35. Puppetmaster (1989 Video)
R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.
37. The Exorcist III (1990)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 20,234 | Gross: $26.10M
38. Frankenhooker (1990)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror
A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.
Votes: 7,239 | Gross: $0.21M
39. Cube (1997)
R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.
Votes: 181,360 | Gross: $0.50M
41. The Nameless (1999)
R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
The mutilated body of a six year old girl is found in a water hole. The girl is identified as the missing daughter of Claudia. However, only two pieces of evidence could be used to identify... See full summary »
43. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
R | 92 min | Drama, Horror
Votes: 36,533 | Gross: $8.29M
44. El arte de morir (2000)
R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
In Spain a young artist has gone missing, and a hardened detective takes on the case. Six friends become the focus of the investigation, being pressured for their knowledge of the artist's ... See full summary »
46. Pon (2002)
R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
After writing a series of articles about pedophilia, the journalist Ji-won receives threatening calls on her cellular and she changes her number. Her close friend Ho-jung and her husband ... See full summary »
47. May (2002)
R | 93 min | Drama, Horror
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.
Votes: 29,403 | Gross: $0.15M
48. Yogen (2004)
R | 95 min | Horror
While stopped at a roadside phone booth for transmitting his work through the Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his ... See full summary »
49. Hellbent (2004)
R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller
Halloween in West Hollywood, two guys making out in a park are interrupted by a serial killer. Later that night, a group of gay kids decide to visit to the site of the murders.
Votes: 2,100 | Gross: $0.19M
26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure