My favorite underrated horror

by danieljgreenwood | created - 27 May 2014 | updated - 29 Dec 2014 | Public
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1. Dead End (I) (2003)

R | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.

Directors: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa | Stars: Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Mick Cain, Alexandra Holden

Votes: 23,552

2. Black Cadillac (2003)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

Three young men become terrorized in a high-speed car chase with a mysterious pursuant.

Director: John Murlowski | Stars: Randy Quaid, Shane Johnson, Josh Hammond, Jason Dohring

Votes: 2,705

3. Dead Birds (2004)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

Director: Alex Turner | Stars: Henry Thomas, Patrick Fugit, Nicki Aycox, Michael Shannon

Votes: 9,142

4. The Burrowers (2008)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller, Western

In the Wild West a rescue party sets out to find a family of settlers that has vanished from their home under mysterious circumstances.

Director: J.T. Petty | Stars: Clancy Brown, David Busse, William Mapother, Jocelin Donahue

Votes: 7,055

5. House Hunting (2013)

R | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

2 families looking for a new home go to an isolated open house, but when they find a girl with no tongue, they soon discover they can't leave.

Director: Eric Hurt | Stars: Marc Singer, Art LaFleur, Hayley DuMond, Janey Gioiosa

Votes: 2,280

6. Reeker (2005)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Strangers trapped at an eerie travel oasis in the desert must unravel the mystery behind their visions of dying people while they are preyed upon by a decaying creature.

Director: Dave Payne | Stars: Devon Gummersall, Derek Richardson, Tina Illman, Scott Whyte

Votes: 9,412

7. No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker (2008)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

A sheriff and his son chase casino robbers, only to find the all of them are being chased by something else.

Director: Dave Payne | Stars: Michael Muhney, Stephen Martines, Lew Temple, Desmond Askew

Votes: 3,036

8. Absentia (I) (2011)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Catherine Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine, Justin Gordon

Votes: 15,486

9. Fear of the Dark (2003)

PG-13 | 86 min | Horror

Twelve year old Ryan Billings has been diagnosed with an acute fear of the dark. He spends each night lying awake in torment, waiting and watching as the evil in the darkness grows stronger... See full summary »

Director: K.C. Bascombe | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Jesse James, Rachel Skarsten, Charles Edwin Powell

Votes: 2,822

10. Dark Circles (2013)

R | 87 min | Horror

Alex and Penny are sick of the hectic city life and decide a move out to the country to raise their newborn child. But they don't expect the horrors threatening their relationship and family.

Director: Paul Soter | Stars: Brett Beoubay, Jamie Bernstein, Ashley Braud, Philippe Brenninkmeyer

Votes: 3,883

11. Pontypool (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak

Votes: 26,815 | Gross: $0.00M

12. WNUF Halloween Special (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Horror

Originally broadcast live on October 31, 1987, the 'WNUF Halloween Special' is a stunning expose of terrifying supernatural activity that unfolded at the infamous Webber House, the site of ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris LaMartina, James Branscome, Shawn Jones, Scott Maccubbin, Lonnie Martin, Matthew Menter, Andy Schoeb | Stars: Paul Fahrenkopf, Aaron Henkin, Nicolette le Faye, Leanna Chamish

Votes: 698

13. The Shrine (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

Two female journalists and a photographer travel to Europe to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances, only to find themselves embroiled in a struggle against a kind of evil they never expected.

Director: Jon Knautz | Stars: Aaron Ashmore, Cindy Sampson, Meghan Heffern, Trevor Matthews

Votes: 12,536

14. Dark House (IV) (2014)

R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

22 Metascore

When Nick Di Santo learns that his father is not only alive but can possibly reveal the origin of his son's dark gift, he sets out on a trip that takes him to an abandoned mansion he thought only existed in his childhood imagination.

Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Luke Kleintank, Alex McKenna, Anthony Rey, Zack Ward

Votes: 2,200

15. Open Grave (2013)

R | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

33 Metascore

A man wakes up in the wilderness, in a pit full of dead bodies, with no memory and must determine if the murderer is one of the strangers who rescued him, or if he himself is the killer.

Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Thomas Kretschmann, Josie Ho, Joseph Morgan

Votes: 25,502

16. Resolution (III) (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

80 Metascore

A man imprisons his estranged junkie friend in an isolated cabin in the boonies of San Diego to force him through a week of sobriety, but the events of that week are being mysteriously manipulated.

Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead | Stars: Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran, Emily Montague, Kurt David Anderson

Votes: 11,262

17. Soft for Digging (2001)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A man wanders into the woods in search of his cat and witnesses a murder.

Director: J.T. Petty | Stars: Edmond Mercier, Sarah Ingerson, Andrew Hewitt, Kate Petty

Votes: 501

18. Parasomnia (2008)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

A horror-thriller centered on a woman (Wilson) suffering from a medical condition that causes her to sleep her life away, waking briefly on rare occasions.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Sean Young, Patrick Kilpatrick, Dylan McKnight, Cherilyn Wilson

Votes: 2,180

19. Wind Chill (2007)

R | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

52 Metascore

Two college students share a ride home for the holidays, but when they break down on a deserted stretch of road, they are preyed upon by the ghosts of people who have died there.

Director: Gregory Jacobs | Stars: Emily Blunt, Ashton Holmes, Martin Donovan, Ned Bellamy

Votes: 20,633 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Splinter (I) (2008)

R | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Toby Wilkins | Stars: Shea Whigham, Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Charles Baker

Votes: 30,875

21. Right at Your Door (2006)

R | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

57 Metascore

A dirty bomb goes off in Los Angeles, jamming freeways and spreading a toxic cloud.

Director: Chris Gorak | Stars: Mary McCormack, Rory Cochrane, Tony Perez, Scotty Noyd Jr.

Votes: 12,154 | Gross: $0.06M

22. The Skeptic (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

31 Metascore

A lawyer who doesn't believe in ghosts is haunted after moving into a family mansion.

Director: Tennyson Bardwell | Stars: Tim Daly, Tom Arnold, Zoe Saldana, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 3,802 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Haunter (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

49 Metascore

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Abigail Breslin, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 15,377

24. Deathwatch (2002)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, War

In the middle of World War I, nine British soldiers caught behind enemy lines seek refuge in a complex network of German trenches. What they soon discover is that they aren't alone - and it isn't a German soldier that's hunting them down.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Jamie Bell, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Mike Downey, Laurence Fox

Votes: 9,973

25. The Echo (I) (2008)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

An ex-con moves into an old apartment building, where he encounters a domestic problem involving a police officer, his wife, and their daughter. When he tries to intervene, however, a mysterious curse entraps him.

Director: Yam Laranas | Stars: Jesse Bradford, Amelia Warner, Carlos Leon, Iza Calzado

Votes: 5,053

26. Session 9 (2001)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery

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: 49,700 | Gross: $0.38M

27. The Attic Expeditions (2001)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Trevor is a young man who has been sentenced to a long stay in a mental hospital after brutally killing his girlfriend. However, the longer Trevor is in stir, the more he wonders if the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Kasten | Stars: Andras Jones, Seth Green, Jeffrey Combs, Wendy Robie

Votes: 1,562

28. Mulberry St (2006)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A deadly infection breaks out in Manhattan, causing humans to devolve into blood-thirsty rat creatures. Six recently evicted tenants must survive the night and protect their downtown ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Mickle | Stars: Nick Damici, Kim Blair, Ron Brice, Bo Corre

Votes: 5,284

29. ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Life is wonderful for the people in the quiet, island town of Port Gamble....until a zombie virus outbreak!

Director: Kevin Hamedani | Stars: Janette Armand, Doug Fahl, Cooper Hopkins, Russell Hodgkinson

Votes: 3,907

30. Doghouse (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of men, heading to a remote village to help one of their friends get over his divorce, soon discover that all the women have been infected with a virus that makes them man-hating cannibals.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Danny Dyer, Noel Clarke, Emil Marwa, Lee Ingleby

Votes: 20,122

31. Barricade (2012)

PG-13 | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A father's quiet retreat to the woods with his two children turns into a fight for survival.

Director: Andrew Currie | Stars: Eric McCormack, Jody Thompson, Conner Dwelly, Ryan Grantham

Votes: 2,681

32. Collapse (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

The normal worries of a struggling small town farmer are blown away when the world is suddenly overrun by undead monsters. How can a good man protect and provide for his family in a hostile world without becoming a monster himself?

Directors: Jason Bolinger, Insane Mike Saunders | Stars: Chris Mulkey, Karen Landry, Travis Slade Reinders, Linnea Quigley

Votes: 276

33. Below (2002)

R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

55 Metascore

Strange happenings occur on a WW II submarine.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, David Crow, Matthew Davis, Holt McCallany

Votes: 19,768 | Gross: $0.61M



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