Underappreciated (or Unknown) Excellent Horror Films

So many horror films come out every year that it's no surprise when a good one slips through the cracks. It's getting harder and harder for a film to distinguish itself in a crowded market that is growing every day.

This list is meant to give horror fans a reservoir of movies they may have missed. Great indie titles that got buried, films whose names or cover art might not convince you immediately of their worth. I promise you, everything on this list is at least an entertaining film, and often, much more than that. Give them a try.

Some might feel that these films will border on thriller, dark fantasy, sci-fi, documentary, etc. I feel they belong here, and if you want to know why they do, go watch my documentary Fear Man. That will clear it up for you. Enjoy!

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  • The Abandoned
  • Abattoir
  • Accidental Exorcist
  • Acolytes
  • Across the River
  • Afflicted
  • The Alchemist Cookbook
  • Alena
  • Alexandra's Project
  • Always Shine
  • American Fable
  • American Grindhouse
  • American Movie
  • An American Terror
  • Among the Living
  • Amusement
  • Anabel
  • Anamorph
  • Uneasy Lies the Mind
  • Anguish
  • Anna Unbound
  • Another Evil
  • Antisocial
  • Antisocial 2
  • Applesauce
  • Apt 3D
  • The Arbalest
  • Arbor Demon
  • White Coffin
  • The Attic
  • Autumn Lights
  • Ava's Possessions
  • The Baby's Room
  • Bachelor Games
  • Backcountry
  • Backwater
  • The Bad Batch
  • Bad Kids Go To Hell
  • Badlands of Kain
  • The Bar
  • The Battery
  • Be Afraid
  • Be My Cat: A Film for Anne
  • Beautiful Prison
  • Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
  • Below
  • Berberian Sound Studio
  • Best Worst Movie
  • Beyond the Bridge
  • Beyond the Gates
  • Big Bear
  • Big Sky
  • The Binding
  • Bite
  • Bitter Feast
  • Black Death
  • Black Rock
  • Bleed
  • Blind Alley
  • Blood Is Blood
  • Bloody Knuckles
  • Body
  • Bokeh
  • Borgman
  • Bottom of the World
  • Bound to Vengeance
  • The Boy
  • Brackenmore
  • Breakdown Lane
  • Butter on the Latch
  • Buzzard
  • Cabás
  • Call of the Wolf
  • The Canyon
  • Cassadaga
  • Catch Hell
  • Catch Me Daddy
  • Cemetery of Splendor
  • Cheap Thrills
  • A Christmas Tale
  • Circle
  • Citadel
  • The Club
  • Cold Prey
  • Cold Sweat
  • The Color Out of Space
  • The Complex
  • Condemned
  • Cooties
  • Corman's World
  • The Corpse of Anna Fritz
  • Cottage Country
  • Crawl
  • Crawl or Die
  • Crossland
  • Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th
  • Cub
  • Curse of Mesopotamia
  • Curve
  • Cut!