Sunday, October 31, 2010

Rue Morgue's 100 Alternative Horror Films


A few years back, Rue Morgue magazine released a list of 100 Alternative Horror Films, each entry chosen for both its quality as a genre picture and the fact that it is rarely seen on other horror lists.  I'm not trying to step on any copyrighted toes, so what follows is just the list of titles chosen.  If you want to see the reasoning behind those choices or learn more about the films, you can read the original article at the Rue Morgue website by clicking HERE.

I've included Netflix links to the titles when available, and will attempt to include Amazon links at a later date.

Rue Morgue Magazine Presents
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)  NETFLIX / AMAZON

Aftermath (1994)  NETFLIX / AMAZON

Alien 3: Director's Cut (1992)  NETFLIX / AMAZON

Alucarda (1978)  NETFLIX / AMAZON

Amityville II: The Possession (1982)  NETFLIX / AMAZON

Angel Heart (1987)  NETFLIX / AMAZON

Angst (1983)  NETFLIX / AMAZON

Anguish (1987)  NETFLIX / AMAZON

Aswang (1994)  NETFLIX / AMAZON

The Bad Seed (1956)  NETFLIX

Battle Royale (2000)  NETFLIX

The Beast Within (1982)  NETFLIX

Black Sabbath (1963)  NETFLIX

Black Sunday (1960)  NETFLIX

Blood of the Beasts (1949)  NETFLIX

The Butcher Boy (1997)  NETFLIX

Calvaire (2004)  NETFLIX

The Changeling (1980)  NETFLIX

Charlie's Family a.k.a The Manson Family (2003)  NETFLIX

Communion (1989)  NETFLIX

Curdled (1996)  NETFLIX

Curse of the Demon (1957)  NETFLIX

Cutthroats Nine (1972)  NETFLIX

Cutting Moments (1997)  NETFLIX

Dead & Buried (1981)  NETFLIX

Deathdream (1974)  NETFLIX

Dellamorte Dellamore (1994)  NETFLIX

Deranged (1974)  NETFLIX

The Devil's Backbone (2001)  NETFLIX

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)  NETFLIX

Duel (1971)  NETFLIX

The Entity (1981)  NETFLIX

The Eye (2002)  NETFLIX

The Exorcist III (1990)  NETFLIX

Eyes Without A Face (1960)  NETFLIX

Frailty (2001)  NETFLIX

Gates of Hell a.k.a. City of the Living Dead (1980)  NETFLIX

Genesis (1998)  NETFLIX

The Haunting (1963)  NETFLIX

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)  NETFLIX

I Walked With a Zombie (1943)  NETFLIX

Ilsa She Wolf of the SS (1964)  NETFLIX

In My Skin (2002)  NETFLIX

Incubus (1965)  NETFLIX

The Innocents (1961)  NETFLIX

Irreversible (2002)  NETFLIX

Ichi The Killer - Uncut (2001)  NETFLIX

Kairo a.k.a. Pulse (2001)  NETFLIX

Lady In a Cage (1964)  NETFLIX

The Last Horror Movie (2003)  NETFLIX

The Laughing Dead (1998)  NETFLIX

Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1973)  NETFLIX

Les Diaboliques (1955)  NETFLIX

Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)  NETFLIX

Let's Scare Jessica To Death (1971)  NETFLIX

Love for Mother Only (2003)  NETFLIX

Lighthouse a.k.a. Dead of Night (2000)  NETFLIX

Lumière (1996)  NETFLIX

Man Bites Dog (1992)  NETFLIX

Maniac (1980)  NETFLIX

Martin (1977)  NETFLIX

The Masque of the Red Death (1964)  NETFLIX

May (2002)  NETFLIX

The Mothman Prophecies (2002)  NETFLIX

Nattevagten a.k.a. Nightwatch (1994)  NETFLIX

Nekromantik 2 (1991)  NETFLIX

The Night of the Hunter (1955)  NETFLIX

Onibaba (1964)  NETFLIX

Opera (1987)  NETFLIX

Paperhouse (1988)  NETFLIX

Peeping Tom (1960)  NETFLIX

Perdita Durango (1997)  NETFLIX

Pin: A Plastic Nightmare (1988)  NETFLIX

Psycho II (1983)  NETFLIX

The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)  NETFLIX

Ravenous (1999)  NETFLIX

Raw Meat (1972)  NETFLIX

Razor Blade Smile (1998)  NETFLIX

The Reflecting Skin (1990)  NETFLIX

Repulsion (1965)  NETFLIX

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)  NETFLIX

Rituals a.k.a. The Creeper (1976)  NETFLIX

Santa Sangre (1989)  NETFLIX

The Separation (2003)  NETFLIX

Session 9 (2001)  NETFLIX

The Seventh Seal (1957)  NETFLIX

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)  NETFLIX

Spider Baby (1964)  NETFLIX

Street Trash (1987)  NETFLIX

Targets (1968)  NETFLIX

Tetsuo: Iron Man (1989)  NETFLIX

This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse (1967)  NETFLIX

Tombs of the Blind Dead (1971)  NETFLIX

Two-Thousand Maniacs! (1964)  NETFLIX

Uzumaki (2000)  NETFLIX

Vampyres (1974)  NETFLIX

The Vanishing (1988)  NETFLIX

Wait Until Dark (1967)  NETFLIX

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)  NETFLIX

The Witchfinder General (1968)   NETFLIX


  1. Fantastic list... Nice to see recognition of stuff like Deathdream, Lemora, Let's Scare Jessica To Death, Aftermath, Cemetery Man, and Vampyres.

  2. Thanks for posting. Great to-do list for any horror hipster.


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