1. Tales from the Crypt presents: Demon Knight
I believe this movie to be one of the more underrated horror movies out there. It’s the classic story of Good vs Evil; featuring demons, a group of unwitting hotel residents, and the mysterious stranger who hasn’t completely told the truth about why he’s there.
2. Shaun of the Dead
You’ve got red on you. This is the movie that can be thanked for the zombie hysteria that has hit pop culture for the past decade. It’s funny, but doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to its horror aspects. It’s also what brought the comic genius of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright to American audiences for the first time.
The slasher genre had hit hard time by the time the nineties rolled around. Every slasher franchise had completely exploited itself to squeeze the last dollar it could out of its loyal audience. The public had grown tired of them and the box office numbers began to show it. Then in 1996 Wes Craven brought us Scream and we remembered what made slasher movies so great. It’s tense, scary, and always leaves you guessing all the way up to the end. It’s also a bit of irony that they’re now up to Scream 4, the franchise that originally was a breathe of fresh air, is now the franchise that is cashing in whenever possible.