Before <em>Cold Sweat</em>, and , writer-director Adrián García Bogliano helmed this gritty low-budget Argentinian production, AKA <em>36 Steps</em>, that has a premise that sounds like typical &#34;torture porn&#34; -- six young women are kidnapped and held captive -- but is treated with unique flair. The women aren&#39;t chained in a dingy basement; they&#39;re free to roam around a luxurious house with a pool and tennis court. The catch is that a hulking Leatherface-type character with a sledgehammer will pop up if the rules are broken: they must be happy, they must dance on cue, they must stay on the grounds, they must follow directions on mysterious notes. It all plays like a warped version of <em>The Real World</em>, with a wicked sense of humor and surreal, kinetic direction propelling the twisty plot.<p>Sort of a Columbian version of an Asian horror movie, <em>Al Final del Espectro</em> features the familiar female ghost with long, dark, stringy hair, this time in a Columbian setting. The film presents the intriguing scenario of an agoraphobic woman whose new apartment is haunted, meaning she must decide whether it&#39;s worse to stay in her comfort zone with a ghost or venture out into the non-haunted public world. A <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/horror-movie-remakes-round-up-1874102" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">remake</a> starring Nicole Kidman, called <em>At the End of the Spectra</em>, was at one point slated to go into production, but that now appears to be dead.</p>If you don&#39;t mind the low production value, you&#39;ll find plenty of laughs in the raunchy dialogue, over-the-top characters and sly social commentary of this vampire flick that plays like <em>Clerks</em> meets <em>From Dusk Till Dawn</em>.<p>A grisly fun tale about ancient demons disguised as decayed child corpses that come to life in a morgue and trap a group of workers inside. Creative creature design (including a mutant poodle), well-rounded characters, a strong cast highlighted by comedy veterans <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/ground-breaking-female-comedians-1923873" data-inlink="RdnV1RhI0rGC69m5Lndo9g&#61;&#61;" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">Phyllis Diller</a> and Norman Fell and a refreshingly unconventional heroine (a portly, middle-aged woman) make this a real stand-out.</p>Enjoyable horror-comedy farce featuring a series of convoluted madcap antics centered around a woman who buys a hotel with a mad scientist living in the basement (and no discernible &#34;boogie man,&#34; despite the title), featuring surprisingly lighthearted performances from horror legends Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre, along with a strong supporting cast of comedic actors.<p>This <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/best-worst-horror-movies-1873324" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">so-bad-it&#39;s-good</a> Mexican flick, AKA <em>Zombie Apocalypse</em>, proves that cinematic teenagers are stupid in any language. On Halloween night, a group of teens thinks it&#39;s a good idea to sneak into an abandoned house and use a satanic book they find to raise the dead. It&#39;s such a good idea, in fact, that they go out of their way to break into a morgue and steal a body suitable for raising. Too bad for them they end up stealing a claw-handed satanic serial killer. Bad things ensue, including a rousing ending that turns the film from a slasher into an all-out zombie movie.</p>This grisly Hong Kong fare is part slasher and part exploitation sleaze about a serial killer with a penchant for necrophilia -- even when the corpse is covered with maggots. It&#39;s fascinatingly icky stuff, kind of like a Far East version of .<p>This centuries-spanning British anthology aired on BBC as a miniseries in three 30-minute episodes, each telling a <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/scariest-ghost-movies-of-all-time-1873303" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">ghost story</a> from a different era set in and around the same cursed house and each creepier than the one before it. This is classic, old-fashioned haunted house stuff.</p>In this creepy, twisty Philippine film, AKA <em>Sigaw</em>, a man recently released from prison moves into his deceased mother&#39;s apartment and discovers that ghosts frequent his floor. Its 2009 remake was more widely seen, but the original is the superior movie.What begins as a slow-moving drama about the behind-the-scenes workings of a horror movie shoot turns into something much darker midway through when we discover that the crew has something sinister in mind for the special effects guy (<em>Day of the Dead</em>&#39;s Joseph Pilato). In real life, horror icon Tom Savini provided the special effects for the film.<p>This well-acted, frighteningly realistic British <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/point-of-view-and-found-footage-horror-movies-1873270" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">&#34;found footage&#34;</a> feature takes the form of a video tape found in camcorder at murder scene, revealing the secrets of a seemingly normal middle class family that implodes over the course of a few short weeks.</p>Emotional, well-acted Hong Kong ghost story that borders on supernatural drama with an involving <em>Roshomon</em>-ish plot device of two characters telling their own versions of a ghostly legend. One comes from a taxi driver and the other from a deliveryman who hires him to act as his guide to a remote location that only the cab driver knows. Along the way, they relate their versions of the dark tale behind their destination point.<p>Amusing, if overly long, send-up of &#34;old dark house&#34; fare and Hammer horror films buoyed by a hilarious lead from popular <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/british-horror-movies-1872924" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">British</a> comedian Frankie Howerd. Fans of the more popular UK horror spoof <em>Carry on Screaming</em> should find plenty to enjoy in this less over-the-top tale of a thespian invited to perform at a spooky old home, only to find the eccentric family (led by Ray Milland) resorting to murder to get their hands on the patriarch&#39;s inheritance.</p><p>An atmospheric score and a dark sense of humor color this occasionally grisly <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/australian-horror-movies-1872923" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">French</a> offering (AKA <em>La Nuit de la Mort</em>) about a nurse who gets a new job at an old folks&#39; home, only to find the senior citizen residents have a taste for blood.</p>Like <em>Cujo</em> times 20, this tale of a roaming pack of mad dogs terrorizing a small island&#39;s residents features harrowing action and inventive set pieces, but perhaps most impressive is the technical aspects of how the filmmakers managed to coordinate so many dogs performing so many stunts -- things that these days would no doubt be accomplished with CGI. It&#39;s actually hard to watch at times, because it&#39;s hard to believe claims that &#34;no animals were harmed in the making of this film.&#34;An atmospheric, slow-boiling, somewhat perverse thriller with a set-up a bit reminiscent of 2013&#39;s : an odd, reclusive teenage girl who lives at home with her repressive mother (and grandmother) forms an all-too-deep attachment to her absentee father when he comes for a visit, trudging up dark family secrets that result in murder.<p>I know what you&#39;re thinking: not another <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/japanese-horror-movies-1872928" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">Japanese</a> &#34;curse&#34; movie! However, despite the generic title, this isn&#39;t just another <em>Ring</em> or <em>Grudge </em>retread with a long-haired female ghost killing people right and left. No, the long-haired female villain -- a morose teen outcast -- is very much alive, and she&#39;s found a way to take revenge on those who&#39;ve wronged her by using her gift of writing. Words hurt, people! <em>Ring of Curse</em> plays like a prequel to a <em>Ring</em>/<em>Grudge</em>-like film, detailing what would lead to such a supernatural curse, and it does so in a remarkably reserved, introspective, downright dramatic manner, topping it off with a shrewd twist that you can&#39;t help but applaud.</p>Wonderful comedic performances and delightful dialogue highlight this indie flick about a real estate agent desperately trying to sell a haunted house that&#39;s funnier than most major studio comedies.This quirky micro-budget horror-comedy revolves around the oddball adventures of codependent twin sisters who haven&#39;t spoken a word in public in years and embark on a fish-out-of-water excursion after they&#39;re released from their psychiatric hospital by administrators who fail to recognize their psychotic tendencies.<p>Also known as <em>Baker County, U.S.A.</em>, this surprisingly dramatic, not overly exploitive <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/top-backwoods-horror-movies-1873302" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">backwoods</a> survival thriller about a group of city folks who run afoul of some country yokels when they witness a murder. It&#39;s Backwoods Justice 101, but it refreshingly doesn&#39;t paint all of the country folk as uniformly bloodthirsty, ignorant heathens.</p>Very much ahead of its time, this essentially real-time early found footage film, AKA <em>The McPherson Tape</em>, came a full decade before <em>The Blair Witch Project</em>. Presented as home video of an alien encounter that takes place during a birthday party at a rural house, it&#39;s hyper-realistic -- for better and worse (e.g., inane dialogue with multiple people speaking at once) -- remarkably well done for a low-budget movie shot without the benefit of having a bunch of similar films to use as a template. That said, those viewers who complained about the rough-around-the-edges style of <em>Blair Witch</em> and its ilk (shaky camera, poor lighting, obscured action) will no doubt find it a bit frustrating.What this Mexican vampire movie, AKA <em>The Vampire</em>, lacks in pacing and plot it makes up for in style and innovation, with beautiful, noir-ish cinematography, surprisingly effective special effects, a modern edge (including being one of the first films to feature a vampire with canine fangs) that pre-dates Hammer&#39;s <em>Horror of Dracula</em> by a year and a captivating performance by Germán Robles as the titular vamp.<p>Poor lighting hinders an otherwise strong low-budget effort from Scotland with a simple yet effective plot about a group of teens camping in the Scottish Highlands who discover an abandoned baby and end up being pursued by <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/best-werewolf-horror-movies-1873336" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">werewolves</a>. The unorthodox, bear-like creatures are designed by the same man responsible for the werewolves in <em>Dog Soldiers</em>.</p><p>This energetic Japanese mix of <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/slasher-movies-1873211" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">slasher</a> and backwoods survival horror is fun and fast-paced with a playfully constructed script and a warped sense of humor that lets us know not to take anything in it seriously; the story, after all, revolves around a small village with a penchant for luring young women to the local spa and chopping off their legs.</p>This taut thriller plays like a mix of <em>Misery</em> and <em>Flowers in the Attic</em>, as dark family secrets and homicidal mania erupt when a pregnant woman (Patty Duke) decides to visit her late husband&#39;s mother for the first time, arriving during a snowstorm that traps her in her mother-in-law&#39;s mansion for days.