You may call yourself a horror fan, but there are times when a flick so inventive and enjoyable slithers across the screen it leaves you thinking, How have I not seen this before? These are nine of those underrated horror movies, to be watched as soon as possible.
1. Lovely Molly (above)
Female lead starts to lose her mind while spending the duration of the reel in little to no clothing. Sound familiar? Well, think again. Yes, Gretchen Lodge, who stars as Molly, a newlywed who sees a demon creature more than she does her new hubbie, spends much of the film completely nude. However, Eduardo Sanchez’s supernatural creep show is more than skin deep; it’s an attempt at reinvigorating the found-footage subgenre. And for better or worse, it’s bone rattling.
Highly acclaimed by critics yet pretty much universally unseen by the general pubic, Coherence is a crazy-compelling psychological thriller whose weird-out factor is through the roof. Similar to Karyn Kusama’s recent breakout hit, The Invitation, this puzzle of a picture is also centered around a dinner party that goes awry. Only this time, it’s the universe that’s responsible for the evening’s troubling chain of events. Sci-fi fiends, this one’s for you.
GoldenEye 007 for Nintendo 64 was easily one of the most iconic video games of the ’90s—if not all-time. Now you can take it back to your childhood by playing the first-person shooter installment on your computer, for free, with modern graphics.
GoldenEye: Source, a fan-made mod project, is a multiplayer version of the classic game, modified on Valve’s source engine for PC. There is no single-player option, however, as it’s all bout taking it to your gaming friends.
The game includes high-definition graphics, 25 maps, 10 game modes and all 28 weapons from the original GoldenEye.
Rodney Ascher’s terrifying film explores the topic of sleep paralysis, and the twisted inner workings of the human brain.
2. “There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane” (2011)
HBODocs From the title, we obviously know that there’s something wrong with Aunt Diane, but you don’t know the depths of it. The film is compelling throughout it’s entirety, profiling a woman who seems to have things together, as she’s happily married with kids, but then you recognize there’s something very troubling about her.
3. “Boy Interrupted” (2009)
Filmmaker Dana Perry profiles her son Evan, who had a fascination with death and dying at a young age. He went through therapy throughout his youth as he struggled with depression and mental illness. Boy Interrupted is a heavy watch, especially when you see Evan’s downward decline, but it highlights the seriousness of mental illness.
4. “Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy” (2014)
Freddy Krueger has probably been the star of your nightmares before. Explore the origins of the terrifying “dream demon” in this award-winning documentary.
5. “My Amityville Horror” (2013)
Daniel Lutz tells his version of the notorious Amityville haunting at his Ocean Avenue home where Ronald DeFeo Jr. once slaughtered his sleeping family.
6. “Paradise Lost” (2009)
Berlinger and Sinofsky’s documentary profiles the triple murder of three children in West Memphis, Arkansas. The film follows the families of the victims and the accused throughout the trial, and centers on the small-town criminal justice system.
7. “The Imposter” (2012)
Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Barclay goes missing in 1994, and three years later is found alone and scared in Spain. However, it becomes clear to the family that the boy who went missing is not who he says he is, and is literally an imposter to the family. This chilling documentary will send shivers down your spine from beginning to end!
8. “Killer Legends” (2014)
Urban legends make for great horror stories, but how much of them are fiction? Filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills attempt to uncover the truth behind the urban legends we’ve grown to be fearful of.
9. “Room 237” (2012)
This documentary explores one of the greatest horror movies of all time, The Shining. It’s an intricate look into fan interpretations of it and its twisted theories.
10. “Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father” (2008)
This one may pull at your heartstrings a bit. Dear Zachary follows filmmaker Kurt Kuenne’s tribute to his murdered best friend, Andrew Bagby, who was killed in cold blood by his estranged girlfriend, Shirley Turner. In a shocking turn of events, Turner announces that she is pregnant with Bagby’s child. The film is an expose of the custody case, and an emotional letter to his son, Zachary.
Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong was born as Anulak Jansuk (อนุรักษ์ จันทร์สุข, Thai pronunciation: [ʔànúrák ʨansùk]) in Buriram in Northeastern (Isan) region of Thailand on September 23, 1991. He had his first fight at the age of 11 in 2002.
His first fight outside of Thailand was in a 4-Man Tournament at 63.5 kg at the “Nuit des Titans” event in Tours, France on 30 Jan 2010. He beat Fabio Pinca by decision in the first fight and Anuwat Kaewsamrit by decision in the final to win the 4-Man Tournament.
His second fight outside of Thailand was at the “La Nuit des Champions” event in Marselle, France on 28 November 2010. He won against Damien Alamos by decision over 5 rounds.
He lost in the final of the “Fuktien Group 8-Man Tournament 8-Man @146 lbs against Ikuysang K.Rungtanakiat by TKO in the 5th round (broken collarbone) at Omnoi Stadium on 23 July 2011.
His first fight back after recovery from injury 5 months later was at the “A1 – WCC” event in Lyon, France on 08 Dec, 2011 where he beat Fares Bechar by TKO in the fourth round.
Sitthichai went on to win :
The “Toyota Vigo 8-Man Marathon” at 147 lbs in Chonburi, Thailand on 31 May 2012.
The Thailand (PAT) Welterweight Championship Title at 147 lbs against Petchmankong Gaiyang 5 Daow by 5 round decision at Lumpinee Stadium on 25 Sep, 2012
The “1 – King” 4-Man Tournament at 70 kg against Puengluang Sitpupantu by TKO in the first round in Koh Chang, Thailand on 05 Jan, 2013.
A rematch between Sitthichai and Fabio Pinca went down at Best of Siam 3 in Paris, France on February 14, 2013 and he came out on top again, winning a unanimous decision.
He won The “Toyota Vigo 8-Man Tournament” @70 kg against Dejlit Poptheeratham by Decision 3 rounds at Udon Thani on 29 March 2013.
In his first ever fight under kickboxing rules, he lost a highly disputed decision to Enriko Gogokhia on the Oktagon 2013 event that was Glory 7: Milan undercard in Milan, Italy on April 20, 2013. He had initially been set to face Davit Kiria on the main card but was demoted to the prelims when his opponent was changed.
It was reported that he would fight Kamel Jemel at the WBC World Muay Thai Millennium Championship in Saint-Pierre, Réunion on September 7, 2013. However, he denied ever being on the card.
He beat Juri Kehl on points at MAX Muay Thai 2 in Pattaya, Thailand on June 29, 2013. It was a fairly one-sided fight, although Kehl did land a high kick in round two which knocked Sitthichai down. However, the referee counted it as a slip.
Robin van Roosmalen was the oldest of three children of father William Roosmalen who was former world champion in Thai- and Kickboxing and also the only man to knock out William Beekwilder and Vitali Klitschko in a kickboxing bout. Growing up in a Kickboxing family, Van Roosmalen began training at just at the age of 3 under his father in his gym and later also began Boxing, wrestling, Mixed martial arts and Judo where he recently received a black belt. He is currently under contract with It’s Showtime. He is known for his aggressive high paced style.
Back in September, it was announced that Stephen King’s The Mist was going to head to television for a series. At that time, all we knew was that the show would be adapted by Christian Torpe, who wrote the successful Danish show “Rita” and that King himself gave his blessings. But that’s all we knew.
Now, news has come via Deadline that Spike has give the pilot order for the series from Dimension Television, marking the first Spike scripted dramatic series since the company changed their network approach. Additionally, Torpe has been bumped up to executive producer.
Spike Executive Vice President of Original Series Sharon Levy states, “We are thrilled to join forces with the incredibly creative Christian Torpe and Dimension Films to develop Stephen King’s enthralling novella to a compelling series unlike anything else on television.”
As you all know, I absolutely love The Mist. I think it’s one of the finest horror films of the 2000’s as it mixes the terror of the unknown with the horror of humanity at its worst. It’s a shining example of all that horror has to offer, including a fair bit of gore for all you bloodhounds! Plus, the story’s influence on the Silent Hill franchise can’t be ignore and you all know how obsessed I am with those games!
The nature of the the original story and the film definitely allows it to lend itself towards a TV series. There are more than enough events that take place for each episode to have a focus. Furthermore, a TV series could go beyond the supermarket and into other homes, other businesses, other locations to show new groups of people and what they have to do in order to survive. For all we know, the supermarket story is the tamest and least horrific example of what The Mist has to offer.
This album and ‘Discovery‘ are the two albums that split the fans. But ‘Homework’ was a statement maker. It carries so much identity from the artwork, the inlay photos, the production style that lived up to the literal name ‘daft punk’ in a dance music format, the videos of the four main singles. This was nothing like your average electronic duo… Not even the Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Leftfield etc at the time carried this level of creativity. Aside from that, every track is a winner. Chicago House, Tech House and Disco made in their own way. It shows how you can do so much with so little, this would still be playable at any house party or rave.
The movie has developed a cult audience over the years, partly due to its bleakness and unusual themes, particularly when compared to other Japanese fantasy and science fiction films of the same period (with the exception of Honda’s 1960 film The Human Vapor).
The film was never released in mainstream American theaters, but probably did have limited exhibition in Japanese-American communities on the West Coast in its original language. The film did have limited release in the UK under its Matango name. When it was released by American International Pictures in 1965, it was directly syndicated on 16mm color film to television as a TV-movie bearing the title Attack of the Mushroom People (the English title is, in fact, placed directly over the original Japanese title painted on stone, part of which is cropped out of the image). With the advent of home video, used TV prints of this dubbed version found their way to well-established public domain dealers such as Something Weird Video, making it available for home viewing in Beta or VHS formats, leading to the film gaining its cult following and reputation as an unusually dark and layered film.