Bad Surge's Horror to Check Out

by BadSurge | created - 13 Oct 2013 | updated - 10 hours ago | Public

Horror films, and all horror sub-genre films, that I must see or own.

Once I view 'em, they get shipped to Bad Surge's Movies That Are Good list. Unless they suck.

Do you know of a hard to find, lesser known horror flick not on the list!? For God's sake. comment about it below!

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1. Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)

Unrated | 92 min | Mystery, Thriller

A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Antonio Sabato, Uschi Glas, Pier Paolo Capponi, Rossella Falk

Votes: 1,673

2. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)

Not Rated | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town rife with superstition and a distrust of outsiders.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas

Votes: 7,129

3. The Psychic (1977)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

A clairvoyant woman discovers a skeleton in a wall in her husband's house, and seeks to find the truth about what happened to the victim.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gabriele Ferzetti, Marc Porel, Gianni Garko

Votes: 3,618

4. Eden Lake (2008)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

65 Metascore

Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.

Director: James Watkins | Stars: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O'Connell

Votes: 71,480 | Gross: $0.01M

5. A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971)

Not Rated | 95 min | Mystery, Thriller

The potentially unhinged daughter of a British politician is accused of killing her hedonistic neighbor after she witnesses the murder in a dream.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Jean Sorel, Stanley Baker, Silvia Monti

Votes: 3,840

6. Byzantium (2012)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

66 Metascore

Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 38,846 | Gross: $0.08M

7. The Tunnel (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them.

Director: Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Bel Deliá, Andy Rodoreda, Steve Davis, Luke Arnold

Votes: 18,360

8. Home Movie (II) (2008)

R | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

In the remote woods of Upstate New York, David and Clare Poe are attempting to live an idyllic life. However, their twin children's bizarre behavior might just tear the family apart.

Director: Christopher Denham | Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Cady McClain, Amber Joy Williams, Austin Williams

Votes: 4,015

9. The Haunted (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Horror

When the Smurl family moves into a duplex, they find out its haunted.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Sally Kirkland, Jeffrey DeMunn, Louise Latham, George Wallace

Votes: 1,639

10. Asylum (I) (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror

In order to secure a job at a mental institution, a young psychiatrist must interview four patients inside the asylum.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Richard Todd, Sylvia Syms, Peter Cushing

Votes: 5,325

11. The New York Ripper (1982)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska, Howard Ross, Andrea Occhipinti

Votes: 8,449

12. Wild Country (2005)

R | 67 min | Horror

In Glasgow, the teenager single mother Kelly Ann is forced by Father Steven "Steve" Gillis to deliver her baby boy for adoption. Six weeks later, Father Steve organizes a hike in the ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Strachan | Stars: Samantha Shields, Martin Compston, Peter Capaldi, Alan McHugh

Votes: 553

13. Romasanta: The Werewolf Hunt (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror

An uproar is caused when some mutilated cadavers are discovered, giving way to the legend of the "Werewolf of Allariz". A traveling vendor rolls through the forest in his old wagon. A woman... See full summary »

Director: Paco Plaza | Stars: Julian Sands, Elsa Pataky, John Sharian, Gary Piquer

Votes: 3,206

14. Big Bad Wolf (2006)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

After being attacked by a werewolf, a teenager believing it may have been his stepfather attempts to expose him.

Director: Lance W. Dreesen | Stars: Trevor Duke-Moretz, Kimberly J. Brown, Richard Tyson, Sarah Aldrich

Votes: 2,352

15. Vacuity (2012)

13 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

Trapped in a dying space station's airlock, Alan must choose between living to see his family again or sacrificing himself to save the lives of his crew.

Director: Michael Matzur | Stars: Michael Steppe, Chellie Newman, Troy William Dunn, Luke Hystad

Votes: 195

16. Bunny the Killer Thing (2011)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

Four youngsters bump into a weird creature, which looks to be half human, half rabbit. This creature is called Bunny the Killer Thing, and it haunts anything which reminds of women's genitals.

Director: Joonas Makkonen | Stars: Matti Kiviniemi, Tuomas Massa, Valtteri Herrala, Joonas Makkonen

Votes: 109

17. The Manitou (1978)

PG | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

47 Metascore

A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit.

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Michael Ansara, Stella Stevens

Votes: 2,404

18. Run! Bitch Run! (2009)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

Things go horribly wrong when Catherine and Rebecca, two Catholic school girls, knock on the wrong door while selling religious paraphernalia.

Director: Joseph Guzman | Stars: Ivet Corvea, Cheryl Lyone, John Winscher, Peter Tahoe

Votes: 2,648

19. Grotesque (2009)

Not Rated | 73 min | Horror, Thriller

A doctor kidnaps a young couple and forces them into a game of torment that slowly extinguishes their hopes for survival.

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Kotoha Hiroyama, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Shigeo Ôsako

Votes: 5,463

20. Subconscious Cruelty (2000)

92 min | Fantasy, Horror

An anthology of horror, consisting of four segments all themed around gory subjects.

Director: Karim Hussain | Stars: Sophie Lauzière, Anne-Marie Belley, Brea Asher, Ivaylo Founev

Votes: 1,510

21. Shocking Africa (1982)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

A look at the fast disappearing tribal customs of North Africa.

Directors: Alfredo Castiglioni, Angelo Castiglioni

Votes: 87

23. From a Whisper to a Scream (1987)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Horror

In a small Tennessee town, an historian relates four horror stories to a reporter.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Vincent Price, Clu Gulager, Terry Kiser, Harry Caesar

Votes: 1,730 | Gross: $1.36M

24. Mortuary (I) (1983)

R | 91 min | Horror

Convinced that her father's death was not accidental, a beautiful girl decides to investigate to find out the truth, aided by her boyfriend. Her sleuthing draws her to a local mortuary, where many secrets will be revealed.

Director: Howard Avedis | Stars: Mary Beth McDonough, David Wysocki, Bill Paxton, Lynda Day George

Votes: 1,314 | Gross: $4.32M

25. Pieces (1982)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The co-eds of a Boston college campus are targeted by a mysterious killer who is creating a human jigsaw puzzle from their body parts.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Braña, Edmund Purdom

Votes: 7,514 | Gross: $2.03M

26. Whiskey Mountain (1977)

PG | 95 min | Horror

Bill, Dan, Diana and Jamie, four motorcyclists who arrived at Whiskey Mountain for a treasure hunt, are terrorized in the woods by a gang of murderous hillbilly drug dealers.

Director: William Grefé | Stars: Christopher George, Preston Pierce, Roberta Collins, Linda Borgeson

Votes: 115

27. Abby (1974)

R | 89 min | Horror

A possession film about a marriage counselor who becomes possessed by the demon of sexuality, when her father in law, an exorcist, freed it while in Africa. He returns home, along with his ... See full summary »

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Carol Speed, William Marshall, Terry Carter, Austin Stoker

Votes: 719

28. Grizzly (1976)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

An eighteen-foot-tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park, leaving it up to a Park Ranger to save the day.

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Christopher George, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel, Joan McCall

Votes: 3,641

29. The Wax Mask (1997)

Unrated | 98 min | Horror

Paris, 1900: a couple are horribly murdered by a masked man with a metal claw who rips their hearts out. The sole survivor and witness to the massacre is a young girl. Twelve years later in... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Stivaletti | Stars: Robert Hossein, Romina Mondello, Riccardo Serventi Longhi, Gabriella Giorgelli

Votes: 1,599

30. A Cat in the Brain (1990)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

A horror film director is stalked by a mad psychiatrist/serial killer bent on killing people to model the killings after the director's gory death scenes from his movies.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Lucio Fulci, Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone, David L. Thompson

Votes: 2,765

31. The House of Clocks (1989 TV Movie)

Unrated | 84 min | Horror

Three lowlife punks are trapped in a posh villa while trying to rob it and become at the mercy of the murderous owners whom have the power to stop and reverse time via their mystical clocks.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Keith Van Hoven, Karina Huff, Paolo Paoloni, Bettine Milne

Votes: 1,013

32. Murder-Rock: Dancing Death (1984)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

The owner of a prestigious New York ballet school teams up with a male model to solve a series of bizarre murders of a few of the students.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Olga Karlatos, Ray Lovelock, Claudio Cassinelli, Cosimo Cinieri

Votes: 1,286

33. The Black Cat (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror

A professor with the psychic ability to communicate with the dead uses his powers on his pet cat in order to take vengeance upon his enemies.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Patrick Magee, Mimsy Farmer, David Warbeck, Al Cliver

Votes: 3,031

34. Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (1984 TV Movie)

72 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

Sherlock Holmes (Peter Cushing) has retired. But when Alec MacDonald (Gordon Jackson) asks him to take on another case, he says yes. There have been some mysterious murders, and there are ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Peter Cushing, John Mills, Anne Baxter, Ray Milland

Votes: 361

35. The Monster Club (1981)

Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

A writer of horror stories is invited to a "monster club" by a mysterious old gentleman. There, three gruesome stories are told to him; between each story some musicians play their songs.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Vincent Price, John Carradine, Anthony Steel, Roger Sloman

Votes: 2,642

36. And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)

R | 91 min | Horror

England, 1795: the young Catherine has just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes the victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she is raped by a ghost and gets pregnant.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee, Stephanie Beacham

Votes: 1,911

37. The Vault of Horror (1973)

R | 87 min | Horror

An anthology of five horror stories shared by five men trapped in the basement of an office building.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Terry-Thomas, Tom Baker, Daniel Massey

Votes: 4,383

38. Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)

PG | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A Victorian scientist tests a serum that transforms him into a sensuous murderess.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Ralph Bates, Martine Beswick, Gerald Sim, Lewis Fiander

Votes: 2,176

39. Scars of Dracula (1970)

R | 96 min | Horror

A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at Count Dracula's castle. He is murdered. After some time has passed, the young man's brother Simon comes to the small town ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Christopher Lee, Dennis Waterman, Jenny Hanley, Christopher Matthews

Votes: 4,485

40. The Vampire Lovers (1970)

R | 91 min | Horror

Seductive vampire Carmilla Karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich in a remote area of late eighteenth-century Gemany.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Ingrid Pitt, Pippa Steel, Madeline Smith, Peter Cushing

Votes: 4,807

41. Supernova (I) (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller