Whether you consider yourself a cinephile, a “film bro” or an Average Joe, it seems like everyone has the same issue when it comes to scrolling endlessly through a streaming service in the hope of finding that one perfect film to satiate an appetite for whatever it is that best suits your mood. It seems we all spend more time looking for a film than actually watching one.
But it doesn’t have to be this way…
Here at The Film Magazine, we pride ourselves on offering great suggestions, whether they be within a Ranked list or a Top List, whether it be a suggestion as to what the best Scream movie is, where to start with a particular series, director or genre, or the 10 Best Found-Footage Horror Movies, and in this list we’re turning our attention to 10 of the Most Underrated Horror Movies of All Time to flesh out those horror movie watchalongs, viewing parties and marathons that can make or break any given weekend.
No matter who you are or how much you love horror movies, there should be something here for you.
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1. It Follows (2014)
Perhaps the most widely-known film on this list, It Follows takes the 80s nostalgia kick that spilled over into most forms of media throughout the 2010s and perfects it.
Paying homage to the style of perhaps the most prolific mainstream film director of the 1980s, John Carpenter, and applying Randy Meeks’ number one rule of horror (“Sex equals death”) to its most literal, It Follows is a brilliant tribute to an iconic era of horror.
A perfect balance between old and new, It Follows manages to be intense, scary, fun and enjoyable all at the same time. For fans of 80s horror, It Follows is a must-see.
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2. Green Room (2015)
Green Room follows a punk band who unknowingly take a gig at a local Nazi-punk bar and find themselves under attack after a dispute. It may not be incredibly original in its bare bones idea (which is essentially a punk Assault on Precinct 13) but Jeremy Saulnier’s direction, Sean Porter’s cinematography and the fantastic Punk soundtrack injects a certain energy and aesthetic into the film that makes it unique.
With a majority of the film taking place in one location, Green Room offers excellent character work from each of its key players and memorable performances from Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Patrick Stewart per the result.
Although the punk aspects of the film means that this isn’t going to be for everyone, Green Room is a brilliantly bleak horror film that will stick with you.