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20 Scariest Horror Movies You've Never Seen


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« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2016, 06:34:13 pm »


'The Orphanage' (2007)





When a woman returns with her husband and son to reopen the orphanage that raised her, she quickly discovers the creepy secret behind her son's new friends. Producer Guillermo del Toro may have been the bold-faced name attached to this 2007 Spanish supernatural horror, but director Juan Antonio Bayona gets the credit for his ability to extract more from less. Like fellow countryman Alejandro Amenábar's The Others, Bayona eschews an overreliance on CGI in favor of more gothic elements and traditional ghost story signifiers — bring on the dark basements and eerie lighthouses — leading to a slow-burn horror film that rewards patience over cheap shocks. JN
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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2016, 06:35:36 pm »


'Paperhouse' (1988)




Before he gifted American moviegoers with the slasher-flick classic Candyman, British director Bernard Rose burst out of the gate with a different kind of horror movie. A sullen adolescent girl works out her unconscious psychosexual neuroses and parental issues by entering nightly into a dream world modeled after a drawing of a house she absentmindedly doodled in school. If she alters the picture during the day, it directly affects her imagination’s nighttime rambles — hence the worry when she crosses out the eyes on a drawing of her absent father and sketches a hammer into his hand. Paperhouse reminds you, in the most genuinely unsettling way, that there's nothing scarier than your own imagination run wild. MK
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« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2016, 06:37:21 pm »


'Possession' (1981)




If there's any justice in the world, this furious hurricane of a movie will belatedly ascend to its rightful place among Rosemary's Baby, Psycho, and the rest of the scary-movie canon. Sam "I Played the Older Damien Thorn" Neill is a spy who returns home to West Berlin to find that his wife (Isabelle Adjani) is halfway out the door. He eventually forgives her taking on a German lover and abandoning their young son to squalor — and oh, right, shacking up with a gooey, tentacle-equipped demonic entity. From beginning to end, everything about Andrzej Zulawski's horror film is overheated, but attention must be paid to Adjani's hyperventilating performance as a woman possessed, which reaches a pinnacle with a milk-and-goo-pouring-from-every-orifice miscarriage in a subway tunnel. If nothing else, this neglected horror gem will make you think twice about adding that electric carving knife to your wedding registry. EH
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« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2016, 06:38:02 pm »


'Thesis' (1996)



While working on a thesis about violence in cinema, a grad student discovers a movie in which a fellow student who disappeared three years earlier is tortured and killed. After enlisting a friend obsessed with grindhouse flicks to help investigate the murder, the duo link the girl's murder to an ex-boyfriend at the school…or do they? Snuff films have been explored before in everything from Cannibal Holocaust to David Cronenberg's Videodrome, but director Alejandro Amenábar (Open Your Eyes, The Others) balances actual, terrifying visuals with Hitchcockian red herrings for one of the best debut films in years. The technology might be quaint, but the fear remains resonant. JN
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« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2016, 06:38:50 pm »


'Trouble Every Day' (2001)




Acclaimed French art-house director Claire Denis doesn’t often show up on lists of scary-movie masters, but she proved herself a true genius of body horror with this gorgeous, shocking riff on the bloodsucker genre. Vincent Gallo and Béatrice Dalle are the subjects of a scientific experiment that has left them thirsty for the sweet red stuff; yet rather than interpret their lust as either romantic or tragic, Denis treats these monsters as base, carnal, and terribly single-minded. The film's gory centerpiece is a depiction of extreme erotic hunger as unwatchably gruesome as it is strangely sexy: Eat your heart out, all other vampire movies. MK
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