Top 10 Little Known Horror Films For Halloween.
Little known treats for a very creepy Halloween.
7. Session 9
Another low-budget horror feature, Session 9 is a slow-paced atmospheric horror film that is probably the most atmospheric and creepy film you will ever see. If the asylum in the film doesn’t creep you out in a major way by the end, you’re a brave man indeed. They always say ‘fear of the unknown’ is the greatest fear of them all, and Session 9 delivers on that by not showing us the meaty details and leaving them for our own imagination which always conjures much scarier imagery.
The film also makes use of some creepy locations and devices such as an audio taping have never been scary before.
Another French film for the list and it’s even better than High Tension. Possibly the most gory film you will ever see, Inside is a terrifying ride involving a pregnant woman being attacked my a stranger in the house who wants to kill the unborn child at all costs.
There are so many shocking and cringe-worthy sequences that words cannot do justice. The ending is especially disturbing and bloody and I doubt Hollywood will ever dare remake this film for the mainstream audience because they may never be able to handle it.
A very recent release, Pontypool is a little known horror film that made it’s way to DVD recently and surprised the hell out of me as I was expecting a mediocre zombie film. What I got instead was a taut and gripping pyschological thriller that is possibly one of the most original horror films you will see.
The whole film is set inside one location (the radio chatroom) in a small town called Pontypool late night where a radio host gets reports from the outside about strange and violent behavior from individuals. Slowly, the infection begins to spread on the inside too and havoc ensues. Again, the imagination is used here to great effect as simple descriptions of violent attacks on the radio send a greater chill down the spine than if they would have showed it. I won’t spoil the cause of the infection’s spread for you, but let’s say the scholarly slant the film takes is immensely refreshing in a spate of derivative horror films.
- Into the Woods
- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
- Gone with the Wind
- Get Santa