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50 Greatest Horror Movies You May Not Have Heard Of

As Halloween Approaches, Gary Raymond and Gray Taylor of Wales Arts Review, present a list of the 50 greatest horror movies you may not have heard of – the perfect list for all those who are looking for something a little different during spooky season. Horror films have been a major part of cinema throughout its entire history, and they continue to be so in the present day. Rather than go for one of the classic horror films you have seen a million times, why not go for a new scare with one of the films on our list!

Be warned that some of the trailers accompanying the entries on our list are not for the fainthearted. Click on the links to see the descriptions and trailers of the horror movies in each set of ten on our list. 

Here is our list of the 50 greatest horror movies:


50: Audrey Rose (1977. Dir: Robert Wise)

49: Housebound (2014. Dir: Gerard Johnstone)

48: Kuroneko (1968. Dir: Kaneto Shindo)

47: Tombs Of The Blind Dead (1972. Dir: Amando de Ossorio)

46: Sisters (1977. Dir: Brian de Palma)

45: From Beyond (1986. Dir: Stuart Gordon)

44: Kill, Baby… Kill (1966. Dir: Mario Bava)

43: Uzumaki (2000. Dir: Higuchinsky)

42: Hour of the Wolf (1968. Dir: Ingmar Bergman)

41: The Cabin In The Woods (2012. Dir: Drew Goddard)


40: Starry Eyes (2014. Dir: Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer)

39: The Happiness of The Katakuris (2001. Dir. Takashi Miike)

38: Der Golem (1915. Dir: Paul Wegener and Henrik Galeen)

37: Blood On Satan’s Claw (1970. Dir. Piers Haggard)

36: Requiem for a Vampire (1971. Dir: Jean Rollin)

35: Tale Of Two Sisters (2003. Dir. Kim Jee-woon)

34: Dawn of the Dead (2004. Dir: Zack Snyder)

33: The Company Of Wolves (1984. Dir. Neil Jordan)

32: Brides of Dracula (1960. Dir: Terence Fisher)

31: Dr. Jekyll And Sister Hyde (1971. Dir. Roy Ward Baker)


30: Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I have the Key (1972. Dir: Sergio Martino)

29: The Devil’s Backbone (2001. Dir. Guillermo del Toro)

28: It Follows (2014. Dir: David Robert Mitchell)

27: Profondo Rosso AKA Deep Red (1975. Dir. Dario Argento)

26: The Blood Spattered Bride (1972. Dir: Vincente Aranda)

25: Frightmare (1974. Dir. Pete Walker)

24: A Bay of Blood (1971. Dir: Mario Bava)

23: The Sorcerers (1967. Dir. Michael Reeves)

22: Empire of Passion (1978. Dir: Nagisa Oshima)

21: Satan’s Slave (1976. Dir. Norman J. Warren)


20: Shivers (1975. Dir: David Cronenberg)

19: Under The Skin (2013. Dir. Jonathan Glazer)

18: Vampyr (1932. Dir: Carl Theodore Dreyer)

17: Dark Age (1987. Dir. Arch Nicholson)

16: The Babadook (2014. Dir: Jennifer Kent)

15: Brain Dead (1992. Dir. Peter Jackson)

14: Vampyres: The Daughters of Dracula (1974. Dir: José Ramón Larraz)

13: Freaks (1932. Dir. Tod Browning)

12: The Beyond (1981. Dir: Lucio Fulci)

11: Society (1989. Dir. Brian Yuzna)


10: The Pit and the Pendulum (1960. Dir: Roger Corman)

9: From Beyond the Grave (1974. Dir. Kevin Connor)

8: Possession (1981. Dir: Andrzej Zulawski)

7: Color Me Blood Red (1965. Dir. Herschell Gordon Lewis)

6: The Haunting (1960. Dir: Robert Wise)

5: Carnival Of Souls (1962. Dir. Herk Harvey)

4: Daughters of Darkness (1971. Dir: Harry Kumel)

3: Hausu (1977. Dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi)

2: Santa Sangre (1990. Dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky)

1: Peeping Tom (1960. Dir: Michael Powell)