10 Underrated Horror Movies Every Horror Movie Buff Should See

10 underrated horror movies

Martyrs (2008)

Every Horror Movie Buff Should See

Fifteen years following a scarring experience of physical torture, a woman and her friend go on a journey for revenge.

WARNING: This film has been described as incredibly gruesome and includes possibly one of the hardest scenes to watch in history.

Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

Every Horror Movie Buff Should See

Five separate stories become intertwined on Halloween night, including a high school teacher doubling as a secret serial killer, a college virgin who may have found “the one,” a group of mean teenagers whose prank goes too far, a couple that blows out their jack-o-lantern too soon, and a hermit who gets a strange visitor.

The Changeling (1980)

Every Horror Movie Buff Should See

“It is psychologically scary and genuinely frightening.”

After he loses his family in an accident, a man rents out an old house. What he doesn’t know is that he’s sharing the space with the ghost of a murdered child who is feeding off of the man’s sadness.

Monkey Shines (1988)

Every Horror Movie Buff Should See

“What’s creepier than a monkey trying to kill a man confined to a wheelchair?”

A paralyzed man trains a monkey to help him with his disability, but the monkey soon grows feelings of rage against its owner.

Session 9 (2001)

Every Horror Movie Buff Should See

“Abandoned mental hospitals were never so good as in this movie.”

An asbestos cleaning crew begins work on an abandoned asylum, but their job becomes complicated as the haunted atmosphere begins to have negative effects on their personalities.

A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

Every Horror Movie Buff Should See

“Brilliantly scary, honestly terrifying, gorgeously shot, and has such a great twist ending.”

Shortly after arriving home to their cruel parents from their time at a mental institution, two sisters’ lives are interrupted by the presence of a ghost.

Black Christmas (1974)

Every Horror Movie Buff Should See

“It was one of the films that truly started the genre, and was genuinely freaky as hell.”

A stranger terrifies the girls in a sorority house with threatening phone calls before murdering them one by one.

Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Every Horror Movie Buff Should See

“It’s an excellent psychological thriller that gives you the creeps with its believability. Very Hitchcock-esque.”

A man who has lost his child tries to discover more about his past while suffering from delusion. He tries to recognize the difference between reality and non-reality as he tries to keep his current life together.

Cube (1997)

Every Horror Movie Buff Should See

“It was Saw, before Saw was a thing.”

A group of strangers wake up in a seemingly endless maze of deadly traps. As they carefully and skeptically try to find their way out, each person learns that they possess a particular skill that landed them in the Cube.

The Orphanage (2007)

Every Horror Movie Buff Should See

“Not only is it deeply frightening, but utterly heartbreaking as well. It has the perfect amount of body horror to put you on edge.”

A woman brings her son to the now-abandoned orphanage where she grew up. Her son begins making imaginary friends, and starts having strange experiences when she reopens the orphanage.