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10 (+ 1) Horror hidden treasures That Need To Discover

10 (+ 1) Horror hidden treasures That Need To Discover

by horrormovies.gr21/05/2014

The carving of the past toward finding valuable hardware horror has always been a favorite pastime of many friends of terror. Always becoming something interesting we find every time indulging in this obstinate, but charming search process. Such research indicates clearly that in the history of horror cinema there are many great movies that for various reasons they stayed in obscurity and ignored by the younger audience in particular. Motivated well by the above reasoning and with her love always guide for emergence of notable horror films, the Editorial Board of conducted an investigation thoroughly chasing the past the scene.

A survey we want to believe that yielded fruits, which you can study in the text that follows. This is a list of 10 relatively unknown and rare horror films with an extra add on end – something like a bonus which is not lacking quality in anything from the other (indeed can be and better than most films on the list). We hope that you will find our list interesting and that after reading these movies will eliminate some of the veil of mystery that covers restricting their radiation.

We note that the films are not placed with benchmarks from the best to the worst or vice versa but in random order. Get ready for an exciting journey to different countries of the world such as USA, Canada, Japan, Britain, Germany, Denmark, Spain …
10 + 1 good horror hidden treasures come to light …


Curtains (1983)

(The Nightmare)

curtains 1983

The syskotismeni this film from Canada was assessed more than fans of slasher idiom since moving into these patterns although not 100%. Another reason why he managed to see a bit of light was that monumental, incomparably frightening scene with ice skating where a katatromagmeni girl stalked by gruesome figure of the killer who wears that mask foul candy – a hallmark of "Curtains." Originality is not missing and it seems from the first moments unfolded the tangle of the case. An experienced actress named Samantha inserted in a psychiatric institution with the consent of the Director of the upcoming movie which will be called Audra. But the Director surrenders to the Foundation and invites to the remote home audition six young women, one of which will be selected as leading lady in the film. Meanwhile, Samantha runs away from the Foundation and furious at the home of Director switches where auditions are made. Soon the girls are murdered by a mysterious killer who covers his face with a terrifying mask candy. What and why behind the bloodshed?

Surely if we are meticulous will find and cons in "Curtains". However, his virtues as a horror film is more than evident. Is a dark, atmospheric, suspenseful, violent. The sense of threat hovering over the protagonists constantly at home and scattered abroad, snowy environment hostile. Therein we will experience and the ultimate terror with a nightmarish scene that causes big chills, filmed with the craftsmanship of good cinema, horror paliomoditikoy. Because besides kitsch and cliché, the oldest cinema horror knew how to create intelligent scenes that produce genuine horror feeling visually and effectively. Can the "Curtains" suffered many hardships during production with repetition, filming scenes, dialogues, cast changes etc. But today it seems that the difficult struggle of the justice. The loyal followers of cycle that is maintained until today, the release of the DVD in and the expected release of and in blue-ray shows that won the bet of the year. Don't let this treasure to slip from your hands. Grab the opportunity now!

Directed By: Richard Ciupka.
Writer: Robert Guza Jr..
Cast: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson.

Homebodies (1974)

(The Killers)


I remember the pleasant surprise that I had caused the "Homebodies" when I see him on VHS. Especially that "standard" title (r.r. The killers) the Greek version was all the money! The original case, the scenario of a peculiar and unusual ' bad ' was definitely something new for even the "popular" horror maniac. This odd combination of black comedy and horror with the help of the aforementioned original patterns are the recipe for success of "Homebodies". The case centred on a group of elderly whose meagerly homes going to demolished to give way to modern apartment buildings. The pressure in the elderly to leave their homes and settle in Foundation is intense but they refuse to comply. Don't stay alone in denial though but undertake murderous action xepastreyontas in various ways all those involved in the future destruction of their homes.

Benchmark "Homebodies" is unquestionably older "killers". The lethal work is distinguished by excellent cooperation and teamwork but also resourcefulness as regards sneaky methods of culling. Falls from great heights, thapsimata in wet cement, lethal electric shocks are some of the methods include bloody their menu. The brutal image interspersed with humorous moments, crazy dialogues but also social criticism on the behavior of society towards older people. All the appropriate dosage of course. That is why it is so good "Homebodies". It would be desirable for each friend of horror to get a glimpse of this rare film thus discovering another great treasure horror, unknown to the general public. Certainly those who see it will remember for long.

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Directed By: Larry Yust.
Screenplay: Larry Yust, Howard Kaminsky, Bennett Sims.
Cast: Peter Brocco, Frances Fuller, William Hansen.

Motel Hell (1980)

("Motel Hell")

motel hell

It is famous in the history of horror that the classic "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" Tobe Hooper's film was a station for horror cinema with great influence on subsequent horror films. Apart from the phylum of slashers another sub-category was developed based on the foundations of timeless film Hooper, the paranoid families. "Motel Hell" 1980s however belongs to the descendants of Leatherface and his perverse, but despite references in the film, Hooper has an air of autonomy thanks to some original features. The main feature of the memorable victory could not be other than human cultures (!) that keeps the couple's paranoid film aiming to "mature" to be used as feedstock for the first quality smoked meats produced by Vincent – one of two paranoid of "Motel Hell."

Indeed you read correctly, the middle-aged Vincent with the crazy sister own a country Motel and the wider farm United with it. The two brothers capture passers-by, cut the vocal cords and the plant living in the garden of the farm until the appropriate time for the "harvest". In case tangle the sheriff and his brother Vincent and a young girl from the "accident" was found in the motel. The film can be considered a parody of "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" having the character of black comedy. However, it still shocks me often, especially with the shots of the victims planted. The close-ups in clipped their necks and anxious efforts to draw cries of Salvation cannot cause your a shudders, even amid all the comical context where the work moves. The epic prionomachias scene – tribute to "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" – toward the finale is another important highlight of the film. If won't paranoid families then you should take a look at "Motel Hell." You will certainly enjoy whatever imperfections advocates low-budget.

Directed By: Kevin Konnor.
Screenplay: Robert Jaffe, Steven-Charles Jaffe, Tim Tuchrello.
Cast: Rory Calhoun, Paul Linke, Nancy Parsons.

Nattevagten (1994)

(Night Watchman)


Can the Dane Nikolaj Coster Waldau-blonde to became known to the general public through the successful HBO's series "Game of Thrones", though the dark past (which is not so dark after the encounter example in Black Hawk and Dawn of Kingdom Heaven) hides a forgotten brilliance from the not-so-distant 90s. The reason for the Danish "1994" Nattevagten, also known by the English title as "Nightwatch". Care not to confuse with the American remake of 1997 from the same Director (Ole Bornedal). In "congenial" Nattevagten and Nikolaj Coster-kid Waldau then impersonates the law student who gets a job in a morgue as a night watchman. Its tasks are the patrols in the same rooms where preserved human corpses. Brrrr. The shudders as the hero and the beholder is intense during these ghoulish scenes.

But the project does not only offer them through a masterfully structured plot with suspense, surprises and twists, to send from where unread doesn't expect it. You see … a serial killer is released free killing prostitutes, the shells of which ends up in the morgue where he works the night watchman. And if that wasn't enough … He is considered the number one suspect for the murders of women as all evidence in his face. But it is this mysterious killer or has erected some diabolical intrigue against him by the real murderer? The "Nattevagten» has been welcomed in the frozen country (Denmark) and was chosen and for showing the famous Cannes Film Festival in 1994. It's a macabre and intelligent horror treasure which must be xethapsete.

Director: Ole Bornedal.
Screenplay: Ole Bornedal.
Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sofie Gråbøl, Kim Bodnia.

Twice-Told Tales (1963)

(Partner With The Devil)

twice told tales

We are now in the tribute anthology. The forgotten in the mists of ' 60s-Twice Told Tales ' consists of three extensive Chronicles stories compared with other vertebrate horror films based on literary works of the famous 19th century American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. The stories explore the fields of love, romance, magic, distorted science and the macabre by making the "Twice-Told Tales" to differ slightly from many anthologies that showcase more much the pure terror. Not that the "Twice-Told Tales" contains no trepidation, but enriches much intensely with erotic aesthetic and elegant romantic touches by arriving in a wonderful result that seduces.

The topics of "Twice-Told Tales ' is emotionally but and tragic at the same time. A depressed spouse brings to life the beloved wife with a strange liquid to embittered when soon learns that she loves his best friend. An overprotective father and paranoid scientist leverages its scientific knowledge to keep his daughter with him forever! Two brothers argue for property within a cursed House with tragic and bloody events. All three stories have something to tell us, something to give us, but much more the Lord their protagonist. The great Vincent Price and starring in three, being also the Narrator that the preface for the enchanted his audience. The Price with the hermeneutic raciness, with unparalleled theatrikotita and with the compelling of monologues is the head of the entire effort as a capable conductor guiding his Orchestra to success. Our compliments!

Directed By: Sidney Salkow.
Screenplay: Robert E. Kent.
Cast: Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Joyce Taylor.

Lemora: A Child' s Tale Of The Supernatural (1973)


Another wonderful film that stayed in the dark, mostly due to the "anti-Catholic"/"antiekklisiastikis" image. "A Tale Lemora: Child's of the Supernatural" tells the strange story of little Lily, a young beautiful girl who was raised next to a priest, after the gangster's father killed her mother. The Lily grew by acquiring hot Catholic faith and singing in church where the priest preaches-protector. Sometime the Lily receives a letter from her hometown who motivates to visit the dying father. The little girl runs away from the supervision of the priest and switches to Astaroth – as her hometown – but instead of her father entangled in a mysterious tangle of magic and vampirism which outstands as a mysterious woman named Lemora. The Lemora welcomes heartily the Lily … But what is the actual plans for the young lady?

"A Child's Lemora: the Tale of Supernatural ' is a really disturbing movie with a completely unusual case. Stylistically reminiscent of the exploitation films of the cinema of the 70s kitsch animated around the themes of vampirism, female sexuality and mysticism. However retains its own special identity, being above all a bizarre and absurd story, something like horror fairy tale for grown-ups. The Cheryl Smith who played the little Lily definitely isn't the most talented young actor of the era but remains sympathetic as a character. The show steals the imposing Lesley Taplin in the role of Lemora, as a seductive female character, but at the same time dark and sinister. The film offers some very frightening scenes that mark the memory. Such is the grace of a deformed leader attack people on the bus that carries the Lily at the siege of Asteroth or Lily by a scary old woman when she has reached anymore at Asteroth. Along with all this there is the "antikatholiko" message that develops mainly through the controversial Lily's relationship with the priest. Indeed the film leaves strongly suggestive of a "closer relationship" between them but this is not something that should lead us to reject the film in General. The ambiguous finale leaves room for various interpretations to conclude satisfactorily an extremely peculiar horror film.

Directed By: Richard Blackburn.
Screenplay: Richard Blackburn, Robert Fern.
Cast: Lesley Taplin, Cheryl Smith, William Whitton.

Nightmare Detective (2006)

nightmare detective

The Japanese ' nightmare on Elm Street "? Like this could be described in this dark film from the land of the rising sun. The "Nightmare Detective" or "AkumuTantei" as it is the original title, borrowed the concept of the legendary film of Craven, adapting it to the traditional culture of paranoia which governs numerous horror films from Japan. The film has to do with a series of mysterious suicides that exhibit a common point. The victims just before moving on fatal act communicated telephonically by a mysterious man who recommended as ' 0 '. The young detective who investigates and the two recent cases of suicides realizes that something is amiss and focused in helping a strange man who has the gift (or curse, depending on how you view it) to penetrate other people's dreams and to communicate with them. Through this man the detective tries to reach the mysterious guy who literally "kill" his victims in their sleep, giving the impression that he committed suicide.

The attempt by the detective's plain Calvary, as apart from the objective difficulties of research must wrestle with her own inner fears and worries about its own existence. Into the same spiritual torment plunges and the queer fellow who suffers from severe suicidal tendencies. The "Nightmare Detective" is definitely a peculiar two-dimensional movie. On the one hand a shocker with the violent image of that format the appalling bloody scenes, on the other hand plays with the psychology and the mind of the viewer during the moments when the actors struggle with their personal demons. Yes, the "Nightmare Detective" possessed by known absurdities that govern the Asian horror cinema, but in general it is imposing as a film, with dark photo, notable characters and eventually captures the viewer easily on its own nightmarish world.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto.
Screenplay: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Hisakatsu Kuroki.
Cast: Matsuda Ryûhei, Hitomi, Masanobu Andô.

Vampyr (1932)

Vampyr 1932

This is one of the leading and most known films of Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish one of the greatest directors in world cinema. Of course for the youngest audience horror, the age-old "Vampyr" is unknown and we hope that with this tribute the friends of terror will have a good reason to look for. Because we are talking about a movie experience, for a movie full of pungent atmosphere, melancholy and moyntada. The Franco-German production filmed in the style of silent film while not 100%. Prolonged silent footage, the show titles with narrative-descriptive content, continuous atmospheric and monotonous musical themes, the expressivity of the body and faces of the actors are some of the main elements that create the illusion that "Vampyr" belongs in the silent film era. The quantitative sparse dialogues remind the transition in post-silent era forming this strange hybrid style that seems to fit perfectly with the surreal, hallucinatory style that showcases the work of Dreyer.

"Vampyr" is one of the earliest high-profile movies that focuses on bampirismo. Here, of course, and unlike the famous bampirika masterpieces of that era such as Nosferatu (1922) and Dracula (1931), the vampiric presence isn't as obvious, but camouflaged behind gruesome narratives and curses, accompanied by sporadic data semantics bampirikis as dagkwmatiwn and paloykwmata marks. Essentially the power of "Vampyr" located in the stuffy atmosphere that captures in a nightmarish world of terror, hallucinations and macabre. That terrible scene the hero tracks the transfer through a coffin is indicative of morbid film identity. Can the ' Vampyr ' to TCE by the majority of critics at the time of its release, but today has been re-evaluated in perspective, gaining the status of "classic" even in the most sophisticated, underground circles.

Director: Carl Theodore Dreyer.
Screenplay: Carl Theodore Dreyer, Christen Jul.
Cast: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel.

Paperhouse (1988)

(Paper Nightmare)

Paperhouse 1988

From the Director of "Candyman" Bernard Rose comes this exquisite psychological thriller fantasy aesthetics which earlier had certainly succeeded in shelving some video club the golden era of VHS with the psarwtiko entitled ' House of cards ' Nightmare. The relatively unknown and scarcer "Paperhouse" is a metaphor of the novel Marianne Dreams ' "(1958) by Catherine Storr and it would not be hyperbole to classify the best psychological thriller/horror that has given us the Great Britain. The film's central figure is the old Anna suffering from glandular fever (Infectious Mononucleosis). Whenever lipothymaei or sleeping, "transferred" to a fictional place dominated by a lonely House. The strange is that this House has painted on paper and any time you add objects to the drawing, they appear and on home visits in her dreams. Sometime will meet at home a crippled boy with which develops friendly ties. Later, Anna learns that the boy exists and actually suffering from heavy illness. As Anna tries to help her new friend, she paints her father under the House. But something goes wrong and the dream becomes nightmare with uncertain results.

"Paperhouse" enchants both interesting, dramatic history and its magnificent directorial work revealed particularly in all the scenes of the imaginary world where the little heroine. The vastness of the landscape chortariasmenoy stretches a whopping around and beyond the home, highlighting the best in dreamy, hallucinogenic world of Anna in which we wallow. The mutation of the same world in the darker version of with the commanding presence of terrible father of Anna, gives the nightmarish film dimensions from which even an adult would want to escape. And here is that special mention should be made in the participation of Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire, A Bridge Too Far) in the role of Anna's remote father who gives a chilling performance, as well as two children, Charlotte Burke and unjustly lost Elliott Spiers, who wrote their own personal story in this touching film. Look for the "Paperhouse" and you will not regret it.

Director: Bernard Rose.
Screenplay: Matthew Jacobs.
Cast: Charlotte Burke, Jane Bertish, Samantha Cahill.

Raw Meat (1972)


Also known as a "Dead Line" in Britain from where he comes, the forgotten horror film that deals with the topic of cannibalism with discreet but intense manner. In "Raw Meat" the cannibals living in an abandoned Metro underground station in London. Rumors want people stranded in the region for a century about surviving through cannibalism. The case begins to investigated by a police inspector after the controversial testimony of a couple of students for the disappearance of a drunkard in the subway at night.

Certainly not the most extreme movie with cannibals we've seen. However, the "Raw Meat" manages to convey the horror of cannibalism with conviction, with realism and – why not – with enough feeling judging from the dramatic scenes that keep an eye on the Lair of the kanibalwn. Apart from the rotten side of, the "Raw Meat" presents a more light-hearted, via aeratoy and particularly kefatoy Donald Pleasence in the role of a police inspector. Notable are also the sensibilities of women from leading student pair onto the topic of itinerant, methyswn, beggars and generally all decadent people who belong to the margins of society. Of course there is violence but in measured amounts, that dynamic clash of kanibaloy with Metro officials to stand out like a fly inside the milk … or better in the blood …
Oh, there is also a brief surprise appearance by the great Christopher Lee!

Director: Gary Sherman.
Screenplay: Gary Sherman, Ceri Jones.
Cast: Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington, David Ladd.

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Who Can Kill A Child? (1976)

(The Island Of The Damned)

who can kill a child

The designation "adikimeni" we can't give him easily for horror film and when do you need to pay attention to each case very well. Yes, with clear thinking and fully aware of the gravity of the above characterization, we can be sure that the stunning ' Who Can Kill A Child ' (also known as Island of the Damned) by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador in worth with a thousand! It's a scarcer diamond that adorns the horror story of the Spanish horror film for nearly four decades but few horror fans know. "Who Can Kill A Child" (original title: ¿Quién puede matar a un niño?) is a special film that causes fright and shock simply by embarrassing and rather indigestible matter: children killers! Yes that's right. The seemingly innocent children of the film proved extremely capable murderers who kill cold-blooded adults in the place without guilt and qualms. This apathy causes knots in our stomachs with the film is ultimately much more ' extreme ' horror films that we consider extreme usually.

Protagonists in "Who Can Kill A Child? ' is a happy married couple Englishmen who summers in Spain. During their vacation visiting a small island near the Spanish coast and from there the nightmare begins. Initially, they find that the island is empty (or almost empty anyway) than adults. Only young children move to the island. Soon children manifest the deadly aggression to surprise the pair. A struggle for survival starts against a powerful (yeah, believe the) opponent who does not hesitate to nothing. The film shock before start the action. This makes assembling nasty shots of documentary with atrocities against children by several wars of modern history. These plans serve as a perfect introduction and oppose cleverly in the main theme that will retain our interest until the end. I.e. children of victims will become aggressors for reasons that are not clear, although the scary guy's guess from the leading pair gives a grisly hint, despite the obvious lack of logic.

The film plays cleverly and with the same title, with both reporting from a local in the context of the facts and the obvious disappointment or the hesitations of the pair in cases in which harm or are intended to harm kids. Generally the directorial set-up is astonishing despite the low budget with Serrador to intelligently leverages all available tools for increasing threat and suspenseful. The interpretations are surprisingly good. The island's environment causes such claustrophobic anxiety being asfyktikotero than the inside of an elevator! The atmospheric music blends seamlessly with the emerging climate of despair. The unpleasant finale is simply the culmination of shock and despair. So difficult and if you like to watch, would commit big mistake if you don't search for "Who Can Kill A Child?". Loose talk about one of the best horror movies with devilishly children of film horror!

Directed By Narciso Ibáñez Serrador:.
Narciso Ibáñez Serrador: Scenario.
Cast: Lewis Fiander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo.
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