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Old 04-18-2002, 09:36 PM
A LIST OF OBSCURE HORROR GEMS THAT YOU'D LIKE TO RECOMMEND TO YOUR FELLOW SCHMOES

I’m not talking about well-known movies that we all love, like HALLOWEEN or THE EXORCIST, but those little-known horror flicks that you would want to recommened to your fellow Schmoes.

1. AFRAID OF THE DARK (1991) Mark Peploe
2. THE BEGUILED (1971) Don Siegel
3. BODY SNATCHERS (1994) Abel Ferrara
4. THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL (1978) Franklin J. Schaffner
5. BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING (1965) Otto Preminger
6. DEAD OF WINTER (1987) Arthur Penn
7. THE LAST OF SHEILA (1973) Herbert Ross
8. THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE (1973) John Hough
9. THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE (1976) Nicholas Gessner
10. NOSFERATU, THE VAMPYRE (1979) Werner Herzog
11. THE REFLECTING SKIN (1990) Phillip Ridley
12. SECONDS (1966) John Frankenheimer
13. TARGETS (1968) Peter Bogdanovich
14. THE UNINVITED (1944) Lewis Allen
15. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO AUNT ALICE? (1969) Lee J. Katzin

AFRAID OF THE DARK is a British chiller concerning a mad slasher targeting blind women. THE BEGUILED stars Clint Eastwood as a Civil War soldier seeking refuge at an all-girls school in the South. The 3rd installment of BODY SNATCHERS should have been a bonafide hit, as its setting was switched to a Southern military base. THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL pits Hitler-cloning Nazi Gregory Peck against Jewish Nazi hunter Laurence Olivier. BUNNY LAKE concerns a twisted brother-sister relationship and a missing child (also filmed in England). DEAD OF WINTER stars Mary Steenburgen as a struggling actress trapped in a snowbound mansion. THE LAST OF SHEILA is a murder mystery among Hollywood players aboard a Mediterranean yacht. HELL HOUSE is a retread of THE HAUNTING, as THE UNINVITED predated them both as one of the first classic ghost stories. Jodie Foster is THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE, murdering people who discover her “secrets”. NOSFERATU is a visionary, modern-day German remake of the silent classic. THE REFLECTING SKIN is one of the best vampire stories ever told. SECONDS stars Rock Hudson in his best role as a man who undergoes an identity change by a sinister society. TARGETS stars Boris Karloff in his valedictory role as an aging horror film star. And AUNT ALICE is one of the great “Psycho Mama” sub-slashers starring Geraldine Page and Ruth Gordon.

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