Forgotten Gems of Horror


So October is now gone and with it, the barrage of horror marathons and spooky tv that tv and horror networks usually reserve for the month. Granted before Halloween week is even started, the holiday decorations for Thanksgiving and Christmas are already out which drives us horror fans crazy. But as a horror fan, do you get tired of the “good stuff” on tv meant to scare us and send us under the covers? What exactly is the “good stuff”? I tend to find a lot of people, individual and networks alike, gravitate towards the same films year after year, every once in a while throwing in one that really isn’t on repeat every other day. Considering how wide the horror genre actually is, one not that familiar with the horror community would think that we like watching the same movies all the time. Yes, we have our favorites, but let’s be clear: I can still get bored watching Friday the 13th when you put it on a loop. So where do you turn when SyFy is playing Jeepers Creepers 2 once again? Remember, we as horror fans just don’t confine our horror watching to one month a year (blasphemy!) We may go crazy in October (it’s allowed), but we need our horror throughout the year and yes, that includes the holidays. Well, my horror freaks, allow me to introduce you to a few(ha!) films that aren’t played regularly (if at all) on our once glorious cable networks. Granted, I am partial to foreign horror, so any horror films you find on this list will be the original Asian movie. I very rarely find the remakes to be on this side of good. Here is my take on the forgotten gems of the horror scene. (Keep in mind that “forgotten” does not necessarily mean older/classic.) Let the viewing commence!

Helldriver (2011)

Subspecies (1991)

Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl (2009)

Midnight Movie (2008)

Frankenhooker (1990)

Gothic Lolita Psycho (2010)

4closed (2013)

The Machine Girl (2008)

2ldk (2002)

X Game (2010)

Village of the Damned (1995)

Art of the Devil 2 (2005)

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Ring of Curse (2011)

The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

Sick Nurses (2007)

The Stuff (1985)

Whispering Corridors (1998)

Possession (1981)

Cronos (1993)





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