We’ve had a few epic years of horror movies with our beloved genre making serious inroads into the mainstream. With so many amazing offerings, it’s easier than ever to let winners slip between the cracks. With so many of us under self-quarantine, the need for high-quality streaming content is high. It’s with this in mind that we’ve put together the following list: 10 RECENT Underrated Horror Movies!
These are films that might have been overshadowed by bigger releases or simply never got the recognition they deserve. They’re all worthy of your time and attention, so if you haven’t seen some of them, plan to remedy that situation as soon as possible!
Annabelle Comes Home
Directed by Gary Dauberman
Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren lock the possessed doll in the artifacts room in their house. But when the doll awakens the room’s evil spirits, it soon becomes an unholy night of terror for the couple’s 10-year-old daughter, her friends and their young baby sitter.
Directed by Tate Taylor
A lonely middle-aged woman befriends some teenagers and decides to let them party in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober, don’t curse, and never go upstairs. They must also refer to her as Ma. But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on Earth.
I Trapped the Devil
Directed by Josh Lobo
Hoping for a joyful family reunion, Matt and his wife pay a surprise visit to the home of his estranged brother, Steve, to celebrate Christmas. To their shock, they soon learn that Steve has a hostage in his basement — a man he claims is the devil.
Directed by Patrick Lussier
A detective tries to track down a masked killer who reappears every Halloween to wreak bloody havoc.
Wrinkles the Clown
Directed by Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker
Mysterious videos appear on the Internet of a dangerous clown who likes to scare misbehaving children in Florida.
Directed by Gareth Evans
London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back at any cost, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where the cult lives. As Thomas infiltrates the island’s community, he learns that the corruption of mainland society that they claim to reject has infested the cult’s ranks nonetheless – and uncovers a secret more evil than he could have imagined.
Directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke
Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately searches for a new home for his infant child and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.
You Might Be the Killer
Directed by Brett Simmons
A camp counselor suffering from memory loss suddenly finds himself surrounded by murder victims and turns to his horror movie enthusiast friend for help.
Directed by Xavier Gens
On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, a ship approaches a desolate island, far from all shipping lanes. On board is a young man who is on his way to assume the post of weather observer and live in solitude at the end of the earth. He finds no trace of the man he has been sent to replace, just a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. For the next twelve months, his entire world will consist of a deserted cabin, trees, rocks, silence and the surrounding sea.
Directed by Adam MacDonald
A frustrated, angst-ridden teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.
Have you seen all of these recent, underrated horror movies? What are some other recent horror movies that deserve a shout-out? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.