10 Horror Films That Aren't Talked About Enough

Exhausted the usual horror movie recommendations? Give some of these a whirl...

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The classics sit on top of their pedestals in the horror hall of fame for a damn good reason. The Exorcist, Psycho, The Shining and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre are the undisputed gold standard of the horror genre, and will likely never be topped. Don't bother searching for new material that quite reaches that impossible standard - it's futile. Just accept it.

The internet is a treasure trove of intriguing, undiscovered recommendations with which to pad out your rainy day watch list. Many great horror films have risen from relative obscurity to become firm fan favourites in recent years; films such as Lake Mungo (2008), Session 9 (2001), and Behind the Mask:The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006), to name a few.

We know that it can be quite tiring to hear the same titles crop up again and again. Ahead is a selection of the best horror films that have yet to fully find the audience that they deserve.

10. Razorback (1984)

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In Razorback's chilling opening scene, a gigantic, monstrous boar tears through a remote home in the Australian outback and claims the life of a small boy, carrying him away to be devoured alive while his grandfather attempts to pursue.

The distraught grandfather is accused of murdering the child by the townsfolk, who refuse to accept the existence of a razorback large and deadly enough to inflict such damage. When a nosy American reporter (of course she has to be American) is slain by the very same razorback, her husband travels to Australia in an attempt to piece together what has happened to her.

Razorback is essentially Jaws, if Jaws were set in the Australian outback with a massive wild boar in place of a great white shark. As a premise for a creature feature, it may well sound rather laughable, but Razorback isn't without its moments. The beast itself is shown sparingly and selectively; and when it is, it's surprisingly effective.

The aforementioned opening scene, in particular, is very well done, making an otherwise bland and nonthreatening animal seem almost otherworldly. Give credit where credit is due - Jaws had an advantage in that sharks are already universally terrifying.

What Razorback achieved in making a giant pig scary is admirable.

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