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Halloween: Underrated Horror Movies To Give You Nightmares

Halloween is only a few weeks away. And we at FandomWire have compiled a list of underrated horror movies to rattle your chains this spooky season.

Grave Encounters

A paranormal reality TV Show crew travel all over the country in search of haunted places. They come across a long abandoned mental asylum with a morbid past. They intend to stay the night and film the entire premises. The crew are only their for the ratings. But little do they know that the place is actually haunted and their are powerful spirits roaming around. Grave Encounters starts slow but leaves you with a stomach churning experience once the credits roll.


A spy returns home from a long mission in West Berlin. When he comes back to his wife, he is in for a surprise. His wife is filing for a divorce. The husband uses his espionage skills to figure out that his wife is having an affair. But what he uncovers next in beyond his wildest imaginations. Possession takes you to a very dark and bleak place and leaves you hanging. There is rage, obsession, and inhumanity filled up to the brim in this movie. Suffice it to say, it’s not for everyone.


The Found Footage genre is featured the most on this list. REC was one of the many that sprang up after a horror movie revolution led by Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project. REC is a horror movie franchise, having multiple installments. The one we are talking about is the original Spanish found footage version that came in 2007. The story involves a late night TV Show host and her crew following fire service crew to an apartment building. Once inside, the Police seal the premises since a woman is reportedly infected with a virus that gives her super-human strength and feral instincts.

The Strangers

The Strangers does not have nay ghosts. We would not even kill it a slasher movie. It is still very, very twisted. A couple in a remote house are stalked and hunted by three strangers in masks. Nobody knows why they are hell-bent on killing the couple. When finally asked why they are doing so, they reply with “you were home”. After watching the movie, you will think twice before staying in a motel or a house even a little bit away from civilization. Lock your doors and windows. The Strangers are coming.

The Orphanage

The Orphanage has a slow paced plot and there are aren’t any jump scare scenes for mainstream horror movie lovers. But the movie does have its moments. If you liked The Haunting of Hill House, then there’s no doubt you will love The Orphanage. Once orphaned Laura decides to re-open the orphanage she once lived in along with her husband and her adopted son Simon. Simon makes an imaginary friend names Tomas. When Simon goes missing, his imaginary friend starts showing up more and more. Laura starts losing her grip on reality and finally comes to realize the dark secret behind the orphanage’s past.

Drag Me To Hell

Loan officer Christine Brown denies an old lady an extension on her existing loan. This drives the older woman crazy, who places a powerful spell called the Curse of Lampia on Christine in an act of revenge. Christine’s life then turns into a living nightmare as apparitions and poltergeists start haunting and attacking her. If you are a fan of jump scares, this is the one for you.