There are few things more tragic in
the world of cinema than an unheralded classic.
Unseen gems are dotted throughout
the decades of onscreen outings, appearing in every genre from comedy to
sci-fi, and it’s always sad to see a (usually low budget, usually under-promoted)
movie fail to find the audience it deserves upon release.
That said, some genres are friendlier
to underrated flicks than others, and horror in particular is filled with cult curios
which are given new life when critics reappraise them years after their initial
subpar box office showing. Something about horror’s edgier, more off-the-wall
style means fans of the genre are far more open to something a little rough around
the edges, a touch surreal, or just less well-known than more mainstream
As such, it took a lot of research
to round up fifteen underrated great horrors for this list, when plenty of critics
have spotlighted lesser-known horrors and subsequently catapulted them to fame
over the years.
Nonetheless, plenty of research (read: sleepless nights spent watching these terrifying flicks) uncovered fifteen horrors which have yet to be rediscovered by most viewers.Give one a shot tonight—if you dare.