Favourite ten weird (and slightly surreal) horrors you have probably not seen

by tvcarsd | created - 6 months ago | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Not necessarily killer horror movies or most under-rated. These are movies I think horror movies buffs should hunt down just to see at least once in their lives. If you, like me, enjoy movies that take you on unexpected, surreal or dreamy rides through horror then you'll likely find some gold in these select titles.

The list is prioritized from 'least likely to have be seen', 'level of weirdness' then the essential 'horror theme' element. I recommend not reading any of the reviews prior to watching any of these movies as they will almost always contain spoilers which is a killer for many weird movies.

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1. High Desert Kill (1989 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Drama, Horror

Like every year, Jim, Ray, Brad and Paul leave the town for a week to go hunting in the woods. But this year everything is different: There's not a single animal to be found, the whole ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Marc Singer, Anthony Geary, Micah Grant, Chuck Connors

Votes: 250

2. Devil Fetus (1983)

84 min | Horror

A woman becomes possessed and dies after a monster is released from an antique vase she had purchased. Twelve years later the monster is re-awakened. First he possesses the family's dog, before moving on to the woman's nephew.

Director: Hung-Chuen Lau | Stars: Eddie Chan, Yung-Chang Chin, Pak-Kwong Ho, Meng-Kuang Hsu

Votes: 299

3. The Alchemist (1983)

R | 78 min | Horror

A man seeks revenge on an evil magician who placed a curse on him.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Robert Ginty, Lucinda Dooling, John Sanderford, Viola Kates Stimpson

Votes: 498

4. Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (1973)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror

The Norris family get jobs working at a seedy old carnival as a cover for searching for their missing son who disappeared after visiting said carnival. Eccentric manager Mr. Blood turns out... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Speeth | Stars: Janine Carazo, Jerome Dempsey, Daniel Dietrich, Lenny Baker

Votes: 601

5. Kiss of the Tarantula (1976)

PG | 85 min | Horror

A disturbed teenage girl unleashes her pet tarantula against her "enemies."

Director: Chris Munger | Stars: Ernesto Macias, Suzanna Ling, Herman Wallner, Patricia Landon

Votes: 638

6. Dream Demon (1988)

R | 89 min | Horror

A young woman about to be married begins having terrifying dreams about demons. When she wakes, however, the demons are real and begin to commit gruesome murders.

Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Jemma Redgrave, Kathleen Wilhoite, Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail

Votes: 718

7. Meet the Hollowheads (1989)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

The Hollowheads, a slightly darker and more satirical 80s take on The Jetsons (1962), have their hands full when the head of the family's sleazy and abusive boss invites himself to their family dinner.

Director: Thomas R. Burman | Stars: John Glover, Nancy Mette, Richard Portnow, Matt Shakman

Votes: 670

8. Nightwish (1989)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A professor and four graduate students journey to a house in the mountains to investigate paranormal activities, but the experiment goes awry after an alien entity starts attacking them.

Director: Bruce R. Cook | Stars: Brian Thompson, Jack Starrett, Elizabeth Kaitan, Alisha Das

Votes: 782

9. The Other Hell (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

Nuns become possessed by the Devil and lust after the abbot!

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: Franca Stoppi, Carlo De Mejo, Francesca Carmeno, Susan Forget

Votes: 813

10. Dante's Inferno (1911)

71 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe de Liguoro | Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Pier Delle Vigne

Votes: 2,352



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