Any hidden gems you can think of?

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  1. snowbeast323

    snowbeast323 New Member

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    There are many horror films that are better than the last one,.....

    but there is the ocassional "hidden gem" or "rough diamond "that comes along

    For me its derinitely Communion AKA Alice Sweet Alice

    Also I think Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil really stands out from the rest of the series

    And of course Graduation Day.............just kidding

    What are your gems?
     
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    amen to that!! Alice, Sweet Alice is a great one!

    hidden gem(s) that come to mind are..
    Curtains & Hell Night, but are great slashers aswell! :D
     
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    I liked Alice Sweet Alice and Prom Night IV as well, actually. PN4 is just a decent stand-alone slasher flick done well enough to be entertaining, but being in the Prom Night series kinda screws it up given how weird II and especially III got.

    I watched Don't Go in the House last night for the first time and I thought it was actually pretty good. It's got that Maniac-ish thing going for it, but some of the set pieces are really crazy and it's creepy and weird enough to stick with you.
     
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    Sole Survivor (1983). A spooky little hidden gem and a long time fave of mine. Thank god for the neat DVD from CodeRed.
     
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    I consider pretty much all the movies mentioned so far pretty awesome: Curtains, Hell Night, Don't Go in the House, Sole Survivor, and Alice, Sweet Alice.

    I'd add The Sender and Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural.
     
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    i've never seen Don't Go in the House, i know its a video nasty, i've been interested in seeing it for a while.
     
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    There are so many, but I'm gonna have to recommend Brian Yuzna's forgotten 1989 shocker "Society." Don't research it, just watch it... It's awesome.:glasses:



    I'm also picking it because nobody has mentioned this on the boards in a while.
     
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    Shock Waves and Dead & Buried. I was surprised at how good these were. Same goes for Fright and Hell Night.

    ~Matt
     
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    I love those too, but I'm not sure where I'd draw the line at hidden - oh well, I guess you can argue that you are most likely to find these in the collection of a connoisseur.

    I am totally gonna get the Dead & Buried blu-ray, btw., even though I haven't gone blu-ray yet...
     
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    Yeah, definitely. When does it come out again? I might have already pre-ordered it.

    I'd consider Shock Waves a hidden gem, though. It was thought to be lost until Blue Underground located original print materials and released it on DVD.

    ~Matt
     
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    yeah Hell Night is good. i think it is really overlooked. i thought Dead & Buried was pretty cool.
     
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    I always found the opening to Dead & Buried to be profoundly disturbing. What happens is just SO unexpected. Shit, I REALLY can't wait for the blu-ray!

    ~Matt
     
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    It is indeed disturbing. Though a couple of the other deaths are pretty bad as well, film doesn't sustain the extreme unpleasantness throughout, but it doesn't really have to. It has already etched a horrible image on the viewer's mind. Too bad the acid-in-the-nose death doesn't quite work. It's an interesting idea for a horror movie death, but the handy work isn't quite up to scratch.

    January 27th, by the way - I hope Blue Underground goes on to commit more of the lesser known peiod genre movies to blu-ray - The Prowler and Shock Waves in particular.
     
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    Fright was good as well, especially if you're more into the real-life kinda horror. It's like an early 70s British cross between Halloween and Ils or something.
     
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    Yeah it's actually really good. And interestingly enough, the Anchor Bay DVD has gone OOP (got it a few years ago for like $12) so the movie is once again a "hidden gem".

    ~Matt
     
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    OK, this is going from old memories, as I don't think this is available on DVD (yet)

    But, I remember "Silent Night, Deadly Night 4" being surprisingly good. And completely unrelated to all the predecessors. Looking it up on IMDB reveals that it is also a Yuzna film.

    Another gem is "Parents" which is one of my favorite films. It's long been OOP, but well worth hunting for a copy, even if it is full frame. It's truly a one of a kind thing.
     
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    You can see "Parents" on hulu.com. They actually have a pretty good transfer of it. I don't know if this is an unexpected gem or not but I personally loved "Near Dark." I thought the entire film was really well done.
     
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    I found Midnight to be a pretty nice little hidden gem.
     
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    Agreed. I bought that one not too long ago and really dug it. Loved the crazy disco scene...haha! Vampyr789, it's worth checking out.

    Dead & Buried's normal looking "zombies" were creepier than your usual garden variety.

    This recommendation probably belongs on the Classics forum, but The Nanny is a seldom mentioned gem from Hammer. Bette Davis was great in this captivating thriller. Glad it's on DVD.
     
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    I am going to go with Cave of the living dead, and Swamp of the ravens. Both cool little flix that rarely get mentioned.
     

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