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10.30.2015by: Alex Maidy

Top 10 Scariest Movies You Have Probably Never Seen

Halloween is finally here which means many of you are probably looking for a good scary movie to watch. You could go with a classic that everyone has heard about or roll the dice with some found footage flick on Netflix. But, if you are really curious, how about you choose from one of these ten less well known horror films that you have likely never seen before. Every one of them is going to give you the creeps and could become a new favorite. None are hard to find, so please let us know if we help you have a spooky holiday this weekend. If you also have a recommendation, let us know in the talk backs below.

#10 - SILENT HILL

Director Christophe Gans fully delivered on the creepy factor with this adaptation of the Playstation video game. Replete with Pyramid head, faceless nurses, and a bunch of disturbing visuals, SILENT HILL is one of the best video game adaptations that doesn't get the respect it deserves. The sequel was pretty awful, but I promise you will want to sleep with the light on after watching this flick.

#9 - KILL LIST

Ben Wheatley is slowly making a name for himself in the States, but in England he is known for his varied output which includes this amazing film. KILL LIST plays like a cross between THE WICKER MAN and IN BRUGES. If movies about cults mess with you, this movie will rocket to the top of your list. Scary as hell and will stick with you for a long time.

#8 - PONTYPOOL

Those wacky Canadians sure do love their horror! A lot of the best genre work comes out of the Great White North including this 2008 movie. Starring Stephen McHattie as a DJ, PONTYPOOL follows a plague as it sweeps through the country and is transmitted by the English language. Sounds nuts and it is, but the movie sticks primarily to a radio station as the world succumbs to the auditory plague. A unique movie and definitely one worth checking out.

#7 - THE ORPHANAGE

Produced by Guillermo Del Toro and directed by J.A. Bayona, THE ORPHANAGE is like PAN'S LABYRINTH crossed with THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE with a little CRIMSON PEAK thrown in for good measure. A slow burn of a film, THE ORPHANAGE has some truly unsettling imagery that will creep you out long after the credits roll. Watch out for Tomas!

#6 - DEATHDREAM

Bob Clark may be forever remembered for his movie A CHRISTMAS STORY, but the late filmmaker also made some truly memorable horror films. From BLACK CHRISTMAS to CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS, Clark found a way to make some truly scary movies. DEATHDREAM is by far his least remembered movie but deserves to be watched for the way it blend zombie and vampire lore into one terrifying movie.

#5 - THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL

Those in the know recognize the name of director Ti West. Outside of the films V/H/S and ABCS OF DEATH, West has managed to deliver some of the most original and well made horror movies of the last decade. THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL is a throwback to the exploitation horror films of the 1970s and brings cult favorites like Tom Noonan and Mary Woronov into a movie that echoes everything from ROSEMARY'S BABY to THE EXORCIST.

#4 - INSIDE

Some movies have earned the disclaimer of being hard to watch and INSIDE is definitely one of them. A pregnant woman alone is tormented by a woman who wants her unborn child. The cover art in some countries features a large pair of scissors and I will not say more than than. Disturbing and gory, this is also a phenomenal horror flick.

#3 - THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN

The original 1976 version of this movie is a cult classic in it's own right, but the 2014 remake is more of a sequel, but is also a remake. Well, it kind of treats the original movie as if it exists in the film and then takes the killer on a real life follow-up to the original killings. Never mind my explanation and watch this movie.

#2 - SUSPIRIA

I am a big proponent and fan of 1970s Italian horror films from directors like Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento. These movies are unlike any other films from around the world and the stunningly violent effects are still impressive to this day. SUSPIRIA consistently ranks as one of the scariest movies of all time and yet I still meet tons of people who have never seen it. Do yourself a favor and check out the works of Dario Argento as soon as you can, but don't bother watching anything made after 1995. Trust me.

#1 - SESSION 9

Brad Anderson, the director behind THE MACHINIST and TRANSSIBERIAN, has worked in horror both on the big screen and the small. But, none of his films echoes the psychological power of SESSION 9. Virtually nothing happens on screen to make you think there are ghosts or supernatural powers at play but you will still leave this movie feeling haunted and uneasy. It is a great movie that is criminally underseen and will definitely appeal to fans of any type of horror. This is a movie everyone should see.

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8:32AM on 10/31/2015

Seen them!

Well...besides 'Pontypool' but that was already on my Netflix list so it kind of counts, right? Nice list and happy about the shout out to 'Silent Hill'. that awesome film doesn't get enough love.
Well...besides 'Pontypool' but that was already on my Netflix list so it kind of counts, right? Nice list and happy about the shout out to 'Silent Hill'. that awesome film doesn't get enough love.
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8:29AM on 10/31/2015

Great flick

No idea why its so overlooked? It got the look and feel of the game perfect and adapted the storyline in a refreshing way. Also had a vital ingredient that all other video game movies miss, the franchises composer Akira Yamaoka.
No idea why its so overlooked? It got the look and feel of the game perfect and adapted the storyline in a refreshing way. Also had a vital ingredient that all other video game movies miss, the franchises composer Akira Yamaoka.
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7:30PM on 10/30/2015
Interesting. Never even heard of this movie .Wonder if this is where Kojima got part of his plot for MGS V from.
Interesting. Never even heard of this movie .Wonder if this is where Kojima got part of his plot for MGS V from.
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3:52PM on 10/30/2015
Nice list. Watched all of them but I had never heard of Deathdream. Shall add that to my list of movies to watch. Not sure if Suspiria should be on this list as it is the most popular of Argento's flicks. Perhaps Phenomena would be considered more underrated. Anyway, below are some other suggestions in no particular order.. These are just at the top of my mind right now
1. Pupi Avati's The House with Laughing Windows
2&3. Michele Soavi's Stage Fright and Cemetery Man
4. I Sell the Dead
5.
Nice list. Watched all of them but I had never heard of Deathdream. Shall add that to my list of movies to watch. Not sure if Suspiria should be on this list as it is the most popular of Argento's flicks. Perhaps Phenomena would be considered more underrated. Anyway, below are some other suggestions in no particular order.. These are just at the top of my mind right now
1. Pupi Avati's The House with Laughing Windows
2&3. Michele Soavi's Stage Fright and Cemetery Man
4. I Sell the Dead
5. John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness
6. Frailty
7. The Changeling
8. Grave Encounters
9. Stake Land
10. The Children
11. The Stuff
12. My Little Eye
13. Waxwork
14. Subspecies
15. Don't Look Now
16. Serpent and the Rainbow
17. Ravenous
18. Uzumaki
19. Carnival of Souls
20. Marebito
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3:23PM on 10/30/2015
-THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL: 1/10
-SILENT HILL: 3/10
-THE ORPHANAGE: 7/10

I would personally recommend EL DIA DE LA BESTIA, THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES and SANTA SANGRE (I gave them all a 9/10).
-THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL: 1/10
-SILENT HILL: 3/10
-THE ORPHANAGE: 7/10

I would personally recommend EL DIA DE LA BESTIA, THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES and SANTA SANGRE (I gave them all a 9/10).
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12:47PM on 10/30/2015

That's funny

Session 9 is my fav all time movie. Loved the atmosphere and how it was shot. Always wanted to visit the place but i think it got torn down for condos in 2005. The above pictured scene contains the most epic Fuck You in the history of cinema, lol.
Session 9 is my fav all time movie. Loved the atmosphere and how it was shot. Always wanted to visit the place but i think it got torn down for condos in 2005. The above pictured scene contains the most epic Fuck You in the history of cinema, lol.
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12:46PM on 10/30/2015
Not only have I seen all these, I own them all too! Good list. I always look for older movies I've never seen around this time of year.
Not only have I seen all these, I own them all too! Good list. I always look for older movies I've never seen around this time of year.
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12:43PM on 10/30/2015
LOVE this movie!
LOVE this movie!
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11:17AM on 10/30/2015
Thank goodness for mentioning Session 9. That movie was very haunting but very underrated.
Thank goodness for mentioning Session 9. That movie was very haunting but very underrated.
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11:16AM on 10/30/2015

I have another 10 for you

Good list, i guess, but these movies are a bit clichéd to be honest, and there are better one's out there. Here are ten that i would definitely recommend also. They are in random order.
1. Howl. Just saw this, and despite a few flaws, it's a pretty good Werewolf flick.
2. We Are Still Here. Nice little haunted house movie here, recommended.
3. Backcountry. This is more of a "lost in the woods" type of movie, but it delivers.
4. Spring. A guy goes to Italy, and meets a girl, but she's hiding
Good list, i guess, but these movies are a bit clichéd to be honest, and there are better one's out there. Here are ten that i would definitely recommend also. They are in random order.
1. Howl. Just saw this, and despite a few flaws, it's a pretty good Werewolf flick.
2. We Are Still Here. Nice little haunted house movie here, recommended.
3. Backcountry. This is more of a "lost in the woods" type of movie, but it delivers.
4. Spring. A guy goes to Italy, and meets a girl, but she's hiding something very strange indeed. I really liked this one as it's a bit weird.
5. Starry Eyes. This is a "body shock" horror, but one of the better ones. It's about a girl seekeing fame at any cost.
6. The Houses That October Built. Here you've got a group of friends looking for the scariest ghost houses in America, and they find it.
7. The Borderlands. I really liked this little flick about a haunted castle in Scotland.
8. Deathgasm. New Zealand splatter at it's finest.
9. Chained. Captive movie starring Vincent D'Onofrio.
10. Exists. This kinda came and went, but i thought it was a good Yeti movie. Directed by Blair Witches Eduardo Sanchez
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10:12AM on 11/01/2015
Now thats an actual top 10 list of horror movies i haven't seen. Thanks for the recommendation.
Now thats an actual top 10 list of horror movies i haven't seen. Thanks for the recommendation.
3:56PM on 10/30/2015
Enjoyed Spring, The Final Girls and Deathgasm very much. Am planning to watch Howl and The Borderlands soon.
Enjoyed Spring, The Final Girls and Deathgasm very much. Am planning to watch Howl and The Borderlands soon.
11:18AM on 10/30/2015
I agree with We Are Still Here and Starry Eyes, especially Starry Eyes. My recent favorite horror movie is The Final Girls. It's more like a horror / comedy movie which was surprisingly good.
I agree with We Are Still Here and Starry Eyes, especially Starry Eyes. My recent favorite horror movie is The Final Girls. It's more like a horror / comedy movie which was surprisingly good.
11:15AM on 10/30/2015
This remake surprises me as how good it is. Very worth watching indeed.
This remake surprises me as how good it is. Very worth watching indeed.
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11:03AM on 10/30/2015
Pretty good list man. Most of these movies are definitely worth checking out if you have not heard of them yet. Love Session 9!
Pretty good list man. Most of these movies are definitely worth checking out if you have not heard of them yet. Love Session 9!
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10:47AM on 10/30/2015
I was extremely happy with this adaptation. They created their own story but kept major elements from the game. Anderson, this is how you do it!
I was extremely happy with this adaptation. They created their own story but kept major elements from the game. Anderson, this is how you do it!
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10:43AM on 10/30/2015

Seeeion 9

Totally agree on Session 9.
Totally agree on Session 9.
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