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10 (+ 1) Horror hidden treasures that we must Discover – Part 3

After two excavations of rare, but precious material dyseyretoy horror, how about one more trip to search for new diamond indecipherable horror?

Making the traditional trip to various countries around the world, the presents the third part of ' Treasures ' Horror in the context of our efforts to highlight unfamiliar but (believe) notable horror films and simultaneously enriched the knowledge of Greek public horror.

So check other 10 (+ 1) interesting and somewhat peculiar horror movies that are in darkness but waiting to be discovered and potentially become an enjoyable horror experience for those who approach.


Amsterdamned (1988)

(Manhunt in Amsterdam)

amsterdamnedFrom the creator of cult horror film "The Lift" ("the elevator of terror" as we learned in Greek VHS version) comes this original film police terror from the Netherlands. "Amsterdamned" by Dick Maas revolves around a serial killer who uses the famous Amsterdam canals network for moving and approaching unsuspecting victims. A burly Detective with the help of a friend trying to locate him/her at the risk of their lives in a completely unusual research involving up to chase with Kris-Kraft in the canals of Amsterdam.

The second horror film of Dick Maas is clearly more ' serious ' from his debut with the lethal elevator and suggested not only to friends of terror but also to those of action and adventure. The idea of "aquatic" serial killer is eyrimatikotati and wonder how it has escaped so far from fashion of remakes that plague the poor in ideas newest horror movie. Enjoy this dynamic horror adventure in ' Venice of the North "and you will not regret it.

Directed By Dick Maas.
Writer: Dick Maas.
Actors: Huub Stapel, Monique van de Ven, Serge-Henri Valcke.

Martin (1977)

martin 1977When the Great George Romero claims that this film is his favorite of his own films, then we realize that we are talking about a project that we should take very seriously. Although traditionally the ' Martin ' is part of horror movies with vampires, however, are much more. Rare combination of horror and tragedy displayed so well tied, both convincing and shrill. By the time the young Martin moves into the House of my God-worshiping old uncle we are witnessing a series of bizarre images which oscillate between violence, lust and paranoia against the backdrop of the enigmatic nature of the tragic protagonist who quenches sipping the blood of unsuspecting victims.

Martin is the vampire 84 years or just suffering from an unhealthy obsession? Is the black-and-white flashbacks of memories from the true past of the hero or fiction? The 5th this film of Romero is an unprecedented triumph of experimental horror film. May be overshadowed by the international radiation of famous movies of Mythology of "living dead" Romero's, however, quality has nothing to envy and must find every watched a friend of horror. The depressing atmosphere will captivate you. The central character of that as a lone wolf of the steppe is heading toward slow, but inevitable, catastrophe will just shock you and you will be remembered forever …

Directed By: George Romero A..
Screenplay: George Romero A..
Cast: John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest.

Coisa Ruim (2006)

coisa ruim 2006From the dismal Portugal comes this well-made psychological/metaphysical thriller with intense dramatic moments and the kalogrammenoys dialogues that astonish. Through a powerful and tight-knit story "Coisa Ruim" deals with diverse topics such as horror the exorcism, daemonization, folklore curses of the past, the traditional superstitions and omens makabrioi reminding thus classic horror movies such as the "Exorcist" and "After Midnight".

But despite the cliches and the usual subjects, the film retains its own identity, while having the luck to be surrounded by capable actors who give excellent performances without exception. The moirolatriko environment of the village where the protagonist returns family man with his family accompanied by smart directorial downloads (such as e.g. the misty shots of the forest) build unique atmosphere captures. Several shocking implications of possible incest intensify our concern while the potential us finale shudders to the fullest. Bravo to the Portuguese for this very good effort.

Director: Tiago Guedes, Frederico Serra.
Screenplay: Rodrigo Guedes de Carvalho.
Cast: Adriano Luz, Manuela Couto, Sara Carinhas.

Hardware (1990)

(Lethal Metal)

hardware 1990This is a common case of film buried by critics but this has not prevented to gain cult status among the faithful of friends. The criticism on the "Alien patterns recycling ' and ' Terminator ' too little may hurt the value of" Hardware ", a film that may belong to the category of B movies but never ceases to fascinate, projecting the vision and inspiration of the author. An inspiration that constantly looming in the movie as in the Bloodshot colors that adorn the sky and interiors of imikatestrammenwn buildings, the dismal post-apocalyptic world, inspired characters or the extremely well-designed robot that is the primary decor.

Talking to a robot or better head than a robot soldier donates to his beloved. The robot, however, belonged to a military program with the murderous purposes. So begins to epanasynarmologeitai and to spread terror and death to the girl's apartment. The good effects, wonderful music themes, some good moments and gore entries-surprise star of rock such as Iggy Pop and Lemmy do American-British this film even more pungent and guaranteeing the viewer's entertainment.

Directed By: Richard Stanley.
Screenplay: Steve MacManus, Kevin O'Neill, Richard Stanley.
Cast: Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch.

At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964)

(Tonight I'll take your soul)

midnight 1964This film has enormous historical importance for an entire country that is of the most populous in the world. The "Midnight At I'll Take Your Soul" or "À Meia Noite Levarei Sua Alma-" like the original title is a starting point for the scene of horror of Brazil being the first horror film on the list. The country's coffee and Pele can pride themselves with, among others, and one of the most characteristic and peculiar cult horror film Trilogies. Created by the eccentric filmmaker, actor, screenwriter and star of José Mojica Marins media holds a special place in low budget horror cinema and certainly can't leave indifferent anybody hip friend of this idiom. Here we refer to the first film of the trilogy where he with the dark and brutal character of Coffin Joe which embodies Marins himself as in the other films in the trilogy.

Grave digger by profession, Coffin Joe (Zé do Caixão or as it is called in the local language) is the fear and terror of the small town where it operates. Defying death, people and religion the ingenious gravedigger begins his murderous activities in the region in order to perpetuate its biological line through long-cherished son trying to do with a woman other than his wife who cannot procreate. But at some point the violent work will cause the wrath of dead and everything that defied in life will rise up against him. The image of Coffin Joe reminiscent of Count Dracula (black Cape, sharp claws, etc), the rampant cynicism and the hopeless blasphemous behavior. If you are a friend of trash/horror cult look for the paranoid Marins's work and will not miss.

Director: José Mojica Marins.
José Mojica Marins: Scenario.
José Mojica Marins: Actors, Magda Mei, Nivaldo Lima.

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

(The Most Dangerous Prey)

the most dangerous gameThis short-lived brilliance (just a little over an hour) comes from a distant era that considered Golden for the early horror cinema. Yes the 1930s gave classics but also some lower-profile horror films but looming larger quality productions of the period. This much can be said unreservedly for the "The Most Dangerous Game" creators of the legendary "King Kong" (1933) Ernest Schoedsack and Merian B. C. Cooper. But his relationship with the film "King Kong" doesn't end here as the basic leading duo Fay Wray and Robert Armstrong that we saw in the movie with the gigantic monkey color here.

"The Most Dangerous Game" is a metaphor of the novel by Richard Connell. The story has been adapted many times in film, on television and elsewhere, but here the early adaptation is certainly one of the leading and most faithful to the original story. The castaways a ship finding salvation on a nearby island and staying in the Castle an eccentric Hunter. But Hunter does not hunt animals but humans. So the guests will become victims of a candidate agonizing Chase in the wild on the island. Adventure, horror, suspense and some incisive one-liners make the film particularly entertaining. Look it up!

Directed By: Irving Pichel, Ernest Schoedsack. B.
Screenplay: James Ashmore Creelman, Richard Connell.
Cast: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks.

Sauna (2008)

sauna 2008Fast-forward to the frozen North European and particularly Finland. The film that will concern us is the "Sauna" a dark, atmospheric and very intense psychological thriller which focuses on the concept of sin and Atonement. The prototype with the movie is that it is placed in the 16th century at the end of the Russo-Swedish war. Two brothers have a mission to develop the post-war border between Sweden and Finland in their path but brought in a heinous act: kill a man and leave his daughter to die in a locked basement.

But shortly afterwards the eerie sightings a female figure and the existence of a shadowy sauna in the next village where used to "launder" sins make their travel nightmare. The "Sauna" is not the typical horror film, easy for the general public. Has heavy atmosphere, difficult issues and is flooded with feelings of melancholy. The performances are stunning and the photography of wooded and marshy environment magical. If you like more "cerebral" horror movies, take a look at this hidden treasure and you won't regret it.

Directed By: Antti-Jussi Annila.
Writer: Iiro Küttner.
Cast: Ville Virtanen, Tommi Eronen, Viktor Klimenko.

The Tingler (1959)

the tingler 1959If I had to make a ten with the most original and unusual scenarios horror films, then ' The Tingler ' will definitely be included in the list. A scientist (Vincent Price) promotes the theory that the tremor in fact caused by an unknown creature that dwells within us which calls the Tingler. He also believes that the lack of plasma detection due to human scream that comes the moment of fear which suppresses. Therefore decides to use it as a Guinea pig a deaf woman, a known to confirm his theory. But the situation will get out of control …

Incredibly original right? But what reason I encourage you to not only see the inventiveness of the central idea. There are additional reasons to do, especially if you are a friend of the old cult horror film. The huge Vincent Price with floating presence is one of the main reasons. The directorial finesse of Maestro William Castle b-mova is another serious reason. In general the ' The Tingler ' not irritated one, does not hesitate to highlight her occasional naivety of turning it into a memorable, fun experience containing terror and a few more surprises.

Director: William Castle.
Screenplay: Robb White.
Cast: Vincent Price, Darryl Hickman, Judith Evelyn.

Witchboard (1986)

(The Game Of Magic And Death)

witchboard 1986Horror movies on the notorious game spirits known as ouija is not many and very few of them really deserve. The ' Witchboard ' may be the best choice in this matter, and let us not be some awful film in General. But it is atmospheric, frightening and much more serious than the ' relatives ' movies. Furthermore contains some memorable scenes aimatobammenwn murders and a fun soundtrack featuring the immortal 80s. Teenage amerikania? Yes but with style and taste!

The case focuses on what the title says, the well-known spirit table in which passion for a young girl using the to learn various things that concern. But the malicious spirit that lurks in the table gradually overwhelms, kills her friends in a variety of ways and tries to free the world of the living. I managed the girl to be spared by the spirit? The answer lies in the movie …

Directed By: Kevin Tenney.
Screenplay: Kevin Tenney.
Cast: Todd Allen, Tawny Kitaen, Stephen Nichols.

Mark Of The Vampire (1935)

mark of the vampire 1935Now let's make another long journey in time and specifically in monumental 1930s that gave us many masterpieces of classic horror. Of course here we are not talking about one of the most famous film but an effort that is considered of secondary importance but not indifferent. The "Mark Of The Vampire" is a wonderful film paliomoditikoy mystery and horror at the same time he has been lucky enough to be surrounded by a team of great actresses of the time such as Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi and Lionel Atwill.

When a nobleman is found dead in his house bearing bite marks on his neck, the local doctor concluded that he was killed by a vampire. And while suspicions focused on a count of the area and his daughter considered vampires research will show that things are more complicated than they seem. No need to say more. Just give a chance to this highly interesting and entertaining horror film. It rolls very pleasantly and Puckered duration (approximately one hour) make it accessible without losing essence or staple wealth.

Directed By Tod Browning.
Screenplay: Guy Endore, Bernard Schubert.
Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi.

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The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)


the lodger 1927This Diamond comes from the golden age of film and boyboy by one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. The reason of course for the Alfred Hitchcock and the forgotten masterpiece "The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog" that would lay strong foundations in the subsequent building of thriller and suspense films generally with any expected ramifications this has (inevitably) and at the scene of horror. By launching traditional "chitskokika" patterns considered justified the first ' real ' footage of Hitchcock while the big Alfie had directed but also participated in many films (many now extinct) until then.

The film comes from the early period of his career in his native Britain and together with "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1934) and "The Lady Vanishes" (1938) is considered one of the greatest works of that period who introduced him to the cinema. Based on the history of Marie Belloc Lowndes and in play, the film takes us in the London of the time which bullied by a serial killer with the murder fetish blonde women. A landlady suspects that the recent tenant of one of the rooms is the killer. And her daughter is blonde ….

Mystery, suspense, psychological terror but masterfully intertwine and romantic in "The Lodger" who except the legend of Jack the Ripper appears to have affected and by the techniques of German Expressionism from the dark shots, the ' distorted ' expressions and the pessimistic atmosphere hovering at work. Must for fans of cinema boyboy. Necessary the monitoring of all primeval seekers gems of wider thriller idiom.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock.
Screenplay: Eliot Stannard.
Actors: June, Ivor Novello, Marie Ault.
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