25 LESSER-KNOWN or OVERLOOKED HORROR FLICKS TO ADD TO YOUR HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST!

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Need a little variety for your Halloween viewing this year? These are 25 lesser-known, overlooked or more obscure horrors from recent years that certainly are worthy of a spot on your movie playlist for the upcoming Halloween season!

(Click on the titles below the movie poster gallery to get to our reviews!)

Click on the titles here to go to the review page for the corresponding movie!

  1. BEREAVEMENT
  2. THE LOVED ONES
  3. STAKE LAND
  4. THE DEAD
  5. THE INNKEEPERS
  6. AMERICAN MARY
  7. THE LORDS OF SALEM
  8. HOUSE OF THE DEVIL
  9. WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (2013)
  10.  ABSENTIA
  11. MALEVOLENCE
  12. GINGER SNAPS
  13. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS
  14. THE LAST EXORCISM
  15. THE HILLS RUN RED
  16. THE PACT
  17. LOVELY MOLLY
  18. WAKE WOOD
  19. THE AWAKENING
  20. ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE
  21. THE SHRINE
  22. BABYSITTER WANTED
  23. LAKE MUNGO
  24. HAUTE TENSION
  25. HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES

Also check out my MONSTERZERO NJ’S 25 MUST WATCH HORROR FLICKS FOR THE HALLOWEEN SEASON

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HORROR YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED: LAKE MUNGO (2009)

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LAKE MUNGO (2009)

This is definitely a movie that the less you know going in, the better it is, so I am going to make this particular review short, sweet and to the point…

Written and directed by Joel Anderson, Lake Mungo is a spooky and subtle story of the tragic death of young Alice Palmer (Talia Zucker), the seemingly supernatural events that follow and the journey these events take her family on. Australian flick is filmed like a documentary and quietly draws us into the mystery of the events following Alice’s death through the painful testimony of her family, mother June (Rosie Traynor), dad Russell (David Pledger) and brother Mathew (Martin Sharpe). Are they being haunted by Alice?…or is it the emotional effects of her drowning? The answers are not only unexpected, but chilling and sad as well. Anderson crafts a well-done thriller without any special effects or gore, just loads of atmosphere and old fashioned goose-bump inducing chills. The cast all perform like real people and give this faux documentary a chilling realism that goes a long way in making it work.

This little horror kinda flew under the radar, playing a few festivals here in the US and in it’s native Australia, but deserved more attention than it got and is definitely worth a look by horror and thriller fans, who don’t mind something a bit more subtle, yet effectively bone chilling. Recommended.

-MonsterZero NJ

3 spooks (out of 4).

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