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Hidden Horrors

Hidden Horrors

Current Version: April 2015 (1st edition)

The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films: Introduction | #1-#100 | #101-#200 | #201-#300 | #301-#400 | #401-#500 | #501-#600 | #601-#700 | #701-#800 | #801-#900 | #901-#1000 | Full List | Sources | The 21st Century’s Most Acclaimed Horror Films | Top 50 Directors

This is an extra little feature to highlight some of the lesser seen films that have been nominated. I’ve excluded films with more than 1000 IMDb votes. A bit of a mixed bag here, but hopefully there are some hidden gems to be found. The ranking is exactly the same as it is in the full ranked list of nominations. This list can also be found on iCheckMovies and IMDb.

Et mourir de plaisir

1. Et mourir de plaisir

Roger Vadim

1960 / France / 87m / Col / Vampire | IMDb

I vampiri

2. I vampiri

Riccardo Freda & Mario Bava

1956 / Italy / 85m / BW / Vampire | IMDb

Il profumo della signora in nero

3. Il profumo della signora in nero

Francesco Barilli

1974 / Italy / 101m / Col / Giallo | IMDb

Ganja & Hess

4. Ganja & Hess

Bill Gunn

1973 / USA / 110m / Col / Vampire | IMDb

Outer Space

5. Outer Space

Peter Tscherkassky

2000 / Austria / 10m / Col / Experimental | IMDb

Rituals

6. Rituals

Peter Carter

1977 / USA / 100m / Col / Slasher | IMDb

Il mulino delle donne di pietra

7. Il mulino delle donne di pietra

Giorgio Ferroni

1960 / Italy / 95m / Col / Gothic | IMDb

A Warning to the Curious

8. A Warning to the Curious

Lawrence Gordon Clark

1972 / UK / 50m / Col / Mystery | IMDb

Gritos en la noche

9. Gritos en la noche

Jesús Franco

1962 / Spain / 90m / Col / Thriller | IMDb

Misterios de ultratumba

10. Misterios de ultratumba

Fernando Méndez

1959 / Mexico / 82m / BW / Supernatural | IMDb

Kitchen Sink

11. Kitchen Sink

Alison Maclean

1989 / New Zealand / 14m / Col / Surrealism | IMDb

La novia ensangrentada

12. La novia ensangrentada

Vicente Aranda

1972 / Spain / 100m / Col / Vampire | IMDb

Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan

13. Tôkaidô Yotsuya kaidan

Nobuo Nakagawa

1959 / Japan / 76m / Col / Jidaigeki | IMDb

Dementia

14. Dementia

John Parker

1955 / USA / 56m / BW / Psychological | IMDb

The Queen of Spades

15. The Queen of Spades

Thorold Dickinson

1949 / UK / 95m / BW / Gothic | IMDb

Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly

16. Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly

Freddie Francis

1970 / UK / 102m / Col / Black Comedy | IMDb

Le frisson des vampires

17. Le frisson des vampires

Jean Rollin

1971 / France / 95m / Col / Vampire | IMDb

La campana del infierno

18. La campana del infierno

Claudio Guerín

1973 / Spain / 106m / Col / Thriller | IMDb

The Stone Tape

19. The Stone Tape

Peter Sasdy

1972 / UK / 90m / Col / Haunted House | IMDb

The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes

20. The Act of Seeing with One’s Own Eyes

Stan Brakhage

1971 / USA / 32m / Col / Experimental | IMDb

Temnye vody

21. Temnye vody

Mariano Baino

1993 / Russia / 94m / Col / Supernatural | IMDb

The Sorcerers

22. The Sorcerers

Michael Reeves

1967 / UK / 86m / Col / Science Fiction | IMDb

Valkoinen peura

23. Valkoinen peura

Erik Blomberg

1952 / Finland / 74m / BW / Supernatural | IMDb

Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû

24. Kyôfu kikei ningen: Edogawa Rampo zenshû

Teruo Ishii

1969 / Japan / 99m / Col / Exploitation | IMDb

The Sender

25. The Sender

Roger Christian

1982 / UK / 91m / Col / Psychological | IMDb

Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso

26. Sette orchidee macchiate di rosso

Umberto Lenzi

1972 / Italy / 92m / Col / Giallo | IMDb

Panna a netvor

27. Panna a netvor

Juraj Herz

1978 / Czechoslovakia / 83m / Col / Gothic | IMDb

The Brotherhood of Satan

28. The Brotherhood of Satan

Bernard McEveety

1971 / UK / 92m / Col / Supernatural | IMDb

The Fall of the House of Usher

29. The Fall of the House of Usher

James Sibley Watson & Melville Webber

1928 / USA / 13m / BW / Surrealism | IMDb

Sugar Hill

30. Sugar Hill

Paul Maslansky

1974 / USA / 91m / Col / Zombie | IMDb

Miss Muerte

31. Miss Muerte

Jesús Franco

1966 / Spain / 86m / BW / Science Fiction | IMDb

El vampiro

32. El vampiro

Fernando Méndez

1957 / Mexico / 95m / BW / Vampire | IMDb

Mo

33. Mo

Chih-Hung Kuei

1983 / Hong Kong / 105m / Col / Martial Arts | IMDb

L'assassino è costretto ad uccidere ancora

34. L’assassino è costretto ad uccidere ancora

Luigi Cozzi

1975 / Italy / 86m / Col / Giallo | IMDb

L'orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock

35. L’orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock

Riccardo Freda

1962 / Italy / 88m / Col / Gothic | IMDb

Omnibus: Whistle and I'll Come to You

36. Omnibus: Whistle and I’ll Come to You

Jonathan Miller

1968 / USA / 42m / Col / Supernatural | IMDb

La semana del asesino

37. La semana del asesino

Eloy de la Iglesia

1973 / Spain / 90m / Col / Cannibal | IMDb

House of Whipcord

38. House of Whipcord

Pete Walker

1974 / UK / 102m / Col / Exploitation | IMDb

Cuadecuc, vampir

39. Cuadecuc, vampir

Pere Portabella

1971 / Spain / 67m / Col / Vampire | IMDb

The Silent Scream

40. The Silent Scream

Denny Harris

1979 / USA / 87m / Col / Slasher | IMDb

Next of Kin

41. Next of Kin

Tony Williams

1982 / Australia / 89m / Col / Thriller | IMDb

Schalcken the Painter

42. Schalcken the Painter

Leslie Megahey

1979 / UK / 68m / Col / Gothic | IMDb

La dama rossa uccide sette volte

43. La dama rossa uccide sette volte

Emilio Miraglia

1972 / Italy / 100m / Col / Giallo | IMDb

Carodejuv ucen

44. Carodejuv ucen

Karel Zeman

1978 / Czechoslovakia / 73m / Col / Fantasy | IMDb

The Mad Doctor

45. The Mad Doctor

David Hand

1933 / USA / 7m / BW / Haunted House | IMDb

Kyuketsuki Gokemidoro

46. Kyuketsuki Gokemidoro

Hajime Satô

1968 / Japan / 84m / Col / Science Fiction | IMDb

The Man Who Changed His Mind

47. The Man Who Changed His Mind

Robert Stevenson

1936 / UK / 66m / BW / Science Fiction | IMDb

Sombre

48. Sombre

Philippe Grandrieux

1998 / France / 112m / Col / Drama | IMDb

Private Parts

49. Private Parts

Paul Bartel

1972 / USA / 87m / Col / Comedy | IMDb

The Dorm That Dripped Blood

50. The Dorm That Dripped Blood

Stephen Carpenter & Jeffrey Obrow

1982 / USA / 84m / Col / Slasher | IMDb

La noche de las gaviotas

51. La noche de las gaviotas

Amando de Ossorio

1975 / Spain / 89m / Col / Zombie | IMDb

Night School

52. Night School

Ken Hughes

1981 / USA / 88m / Col / Slasher | IMDb

The Boneyard

53. The Boneyard

James Cummins

1991 / USA / 98m / Col / Zombie | IMDb

The Werewolf

54. The Werewolf

Fred F. Sears

1956 / USA / 79m / BW / Werewolf | IMDb

The Signalman

55. The Signalman

Lawrence Gordon Clark

1976 / UK / 37m / Col / Supernatural | IMDb

La rose de fer

56. La rose de fer

Jean Rollin

1973 / France / 86m / Col / Gothic | IMDb

Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel

57. Die Schlangengrube und das Pendel

Harald Reinl

1967 / Germany / 85m / Col / Supernatural | IMDb

Grip of the Strangler

58. Grip of the Strangler

Robert Day

1958 / UK / 78m / BW / Crime | IMDb

Strange Behavior

59. Strange Behavior

Michael Laughlin

1981 / New Zealand / 87m / Col / Psychological | IMDb

Night Warning

60. Night Warning

William Asher

1982 / USA / 96m / Col / Slasher | IMDb

La maldición de la Llorona

61. La maldición de la Llorona

Rafael Baledón

1963 / Mexico / 74m / Col / Supernatural | IMDb

Escalofrío

62. Escalofrío

Carlos Puerto

1978 / Spain / 82m / Col / Supernatural | IMDb

Horrors of the Black Museum

63. Horrors of the Black Museum

Arthur Crabtree

1959 / UK / 95m / BW / Crime | IMDb

La main du diable

64. La main du diable

Maurice Tourneur

1943 / France / 78m / BW / Drama | IMDb

The Flesh Eaters

65. The Flesh Eaters

Jack Curtis

1964 / USA / 87m / Col / Exploitation | IMDb

Slaughterhouse

66. Slaughterhouse

Rick Roessler

1987 / USA / 85m / Col / Slasher | IMDb

El espejo de la bruja

67. El espejo de la bruja

Chano Urueta

1962 / Mexico / 75m / Col / Witchcraft | IMDb

El espanto surge de la tumba

68. El espanto surge de la tumba

Carlos Aured

1973 / Spain / 95m / Col / Supernatural | IMDb

Death Weekend

69. Death Weekend

William Fruet

1976 / Canada / 87m / Col / Rape and Revenge | IMDb

After Midnight

70. After Midnight

Jim Wheat & Ken Wheat

1989 / USA / 90m / Col / Anthology | IMDb

Morgiana

71. Morgiana

Juraj Herz

1972 / Czechoslovakia / 100m / Col / Gothic | IMDb

I Was a Teenage Frankenstein

72. I Was a Teenage Frankenstein

Herbert L. Strock

1957 / USA / 74m / BW / Exploitation | IMDb

House of Mortal Sin

73. House of Mortal Sin

Pete Walker

1976 / France / 104m / Col / Thriller | IMDb

Ranpo jigoku

74. Ranpo jigoku

Akio Jissoji & Atsushi Kaneko & Hisayasu Sato & Suguru Takeuchi

2005 / USA / 134m / Col / Anthology | IMDb

Frankenstein: The True Story

75. Frankenstein: The True Story

Jack Smight

1973 / USA / 185m / Col / Science Fiction | IMDb

Malpertuis

76. Malpertuis

Harry Kümel

1971 / Belgium / 125m / Col / Haunted House | IMDb

Un tranquillo posto di campagna

77. Un tranquillo posto di campagna

Elio Petri

1968 / Italy / 106m / Col / Psychological | IMDb

La horripilante bestia humana

78. La horripilante bestia humana

René Cardona

1969 / Mexico / 81m / Col / Splatter | IMDb

La ville des pirates

79. La ville des pirates

Raoul Ruiz

1983 / France / 111m / Col / Surrealism | IMDb

Aswang

80. Aswang

Wrye Martin & Barry Poltermann

1994 / USA / 82m / Col / Vampire | IMDb

Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro

81. Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro

Umberto Lenzi

1975 / Italy / 100m / Col / Giallo | IMDb

L'inferno

82. L’inferno

Francesco Bertolini & Adolfo Padovan & Giuseppe de Liguoro

1911 / Italy / 68m / BW / Fantasy | IMDb

Baba Yaga

83. Baba Yaga

Corrado Farina

1973 / UK / 91m / Col / Mystery | IMDb

Psychos in Love

84. Psychos in Love

Gorman Bechard

1987 / USA / 88m / Col / Comedy | IMDb

Der Student von Prag

85. Der Student von Prag

Henrik Galeen

1926 / Germany / 110m / BW / Drama | IMDb

Yôkai hantâ: Hiruko

86. Yôkai hantâ: Hiruko

Shin’ya Tsukamoto

1991 / Japan / 89m / Col / Comedy | IMDb

Der Student von Prag

87. Der Student von Prag

Stellan Rye & Paul Wegener

1913 / Germany / 83m / BW / Supernatural | IMDb

The Sandman

88. The Sandman

Paul Berry

1991 / UK / 10m / Col / Fantasy | IMDb

Nightmare

89. Nightmare

Freddie Francis

1964 / UK / 83m / Col / Thriller | IMDb

Def by Temptation

90. Def by Temptation

James Bond III

1990 / USA / 95m / Col / Supernatural | IMDb

Lisa, Lisa

91. Lisa, Lisa

Frederick R. Friedel

1974 / Mexico / 65m / Col / Exploitation | IMDb

Color Me Blood Red

92. Color Me Blood Red

Herschell Gordon Lewis

1965 / USA / 79m / Col / Splatter | IMDb

Die Säge des Todes

93. Die Säge des Todes

Jesús Franco

1981 / USA / 90m / Col / Slasher | IMDb

The Man They Could Not Hang

94. The Man They Could Not Hang

Nick Grinde

1939 / USA / 64m / BW / Science Fiction | IMDb

Don't Open Till Christmas

95. Don’t Open Till Christmas

Edmund Purdom

1984 / UK / 86m / Col / Slasher | IMDb

Buppha Rahtree

96. Buppha Rahtree

Yuthlert Sippapak

2003 / Thailand / 109m / Col / Comedy | IMDb

Not of This Earth

97. Not of This Earth

Roger Corman

1957 / USA / 67m / BW / Science Fiction | IMDb

Hasta el viento tiene miedo

98. Hasta el viento tiene miedo

Carlos Enrique Taboada

1968 / Mexico / 88m / Col / Mystery | IMDb

Uncle Silas

99. Uncle Silas

Charles Frank

1947 / UK / 103m / BW / Mystery | IMDb

Lèvres de sang

100. Lèvres de sang

Jean Rollin

1975 / France / 88m / Col / Vampire | IMDb

The Maze

101. The Maze

William Cameron Menzies

1953 / USA / 80m / BW / Gothic | IMDb

Spasmo

102. Spasmo

Umberto Lenzi

1974 / Italy / 94m / Col / Giallo | IMDb

La marca del Hombre-lobo

103. La marca del Hombre-lobo

Enrique López Eguiluz

1968 / Spain / 88m / Col / Werewolf | IMDb

Shojo no harawata

104. Shojo no harawata

Kazuo ‘Gaira’ Komizu

1986 / France / 72m / Col / Splatter | IMDb

La vie nouvelle

105. La vie nouvelle

Philippe Grandrieux

2002 / France / 102m / Col / Psychological | IMDb

Witchcraft

106. Witchcraft

Don Sharp

1964 / UK / 79m / Col / Witchcraft | IMDb

Crooked House

107. Crooked House

Damon Thomas

2008 / UK / 90m / Col / Haunted House | IMDb

J'accuse!

108. J’accuse!

Abel Gance

1938 / France / 104m / BW / War | IMDb

Humongous

109. Humongous

Paul Lynch

1982 / Canada / 94m / Col / Werewolf | IMDb

El jorobado de la Morgue

110. El jorobado de la Morgue

Javier Aguirre

1973 / Spain / 87m / Col / Gothic | IMDb

What's the Matter with Helen?

111. What’s the Matter with Helen?

Curtis Harrington

1971 / USA / 101m / Col / Psychological | IMDb

Macabre

112. Macabre

William Castle

1958 / USA / 72m / BW / Thriller | IMDb

Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe

113. Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe

Ulli Lommel

1973 / UK / 82m / Col / Crime | IMDb

Luther the Geek

114. Luther the Geek

Carlton J. Albright

1990 / USA / 80m / Col / Splatter | IMDb

Nelle pieghe della carne

115. Nelle pieghe della carne

Sergio Bergonzelli

1970 / Italy / 88m / Col / Giallo | IMDb

The Devil Commands

116. The Devil Commands

Edward Dmytryk

1941 / USA / 65m / BW / Supernatural | IMDb

Zhong gui

117. Zhong gui

Chuan Yang

1983 / Hong Kong / 85m / Col / Supernatural | IMDb

Chi sei?

118. Chi sei?

Ovidio G. Assonitis & Robert Barrett

1974 / Italy / 109m / Col / Supernatural | IMDb

La nuit des traquées

119. La nuit des traquées

Jean Rollin

1980 / France / 87m / Col / Science Fiction | IMDb

Simon, King of the Witches

120. Simon, King of the Witches

Bruce Kessler

1971 / USA / 99m / Col / Witchcraft | IMDb

Before I Hang

121. Before I Hang

Nick Grinde

1940 / USA / 62m / BW / Science Fiction | IMDb

Gospodin oformitel

122. Gospodin oformitel

Oleg Teptsov

1989 / Soviet Union / 109m / Col / Mystery | IMDb

Faceless

123. Faceless

Jesús Franco

1987 / USA / 98m / Col / Slasher | IMDb

Play for Today: Penda's Fen

124. Play for Today: Penda’s Fen

Alan Clarke

1974 / UK / 90m / Col / Drama | IMDb

La femme qui se poudre

125. La femme qui se poudre

Patrick Bokanowski

1972 / France / 18m / Col / Surrealism | IMDb

The Mask

126. The Mask

Julian Roffman

1961 / Mexico / 83m / Col / Thriller | IMDb

There's Nothing Out There

127. There’s Nothing Out There

Rolfe Kanefsky

1991 / USA / 91m / Col / Slasher | IMDb

Trzecia czesc nocy

128. Trzecia czesc nocy

Andrzej Zulawski

1971 / Poland / 105m / Col / War | IMDb

Zirneklis

129. Zirneklis

Vasili Mass

1991 / Latvia / 98m / Col / Psychological | IMDb

The Magician

130. The Magician

Rex Ingram

1926 / USA / 83m / BW / Fantasy | IMDb

Krysar

131. Krysar

Jirí Barta

1986 / Czechoslovakia / 53m / Col / Fantasy | IMDb

Satan's Slave

132. Satan’s Slave

Norman J. Warren

1976 / UK / 86m / Col / Supernatural | IMDb

The Night Walker

133. The Night Walker

William Castle

1964 / USA / 86m / BW / Thriller | IMDb

S&man

134. S&man

J.T. Petty

2006 / USA / 84m / Col / Found Footage | IMDb

Return to Glennascaul

135. Return to Glennascaul

Hilton Edwards

1953 / Ireland / 23m / BW / Mystery | IMDb

Barbe-bleue

136. Barbe-bleue

Georges Méliès

1901 / France / 9m / BW / Mystery | IMDb

El hombre y el monstruo

137. El hombre y el monstruo

Rafael Baledón

1959 / Mexico / 78m / BW / Werewolf | IMDb

Straight on Till Morning

138. Straight on Till Morning

Peter Collinson

1972 / UK / 96m / Col / Psychological | IMDb

Arang

139. Arang

Sang-hoon Ahn

2006 / USA / 97m / Col / Rape and Revenge | IMDb

The Midnight Hour

140. The Midnight Hour

Jack Bender

1985 / USA / 94m / Col / Comedy | IMDb

Vec vidjeno

141. Vec vidjeno

Goran Markovic

1987 / USA / 102m / Col / Thriller | IMDb

La orgía de los muertos

142. La orgía de los muertos

José Luis Merino

1973 / Spain / 91m / Col / Zombie | IMDb

La casa 3

143. La casa 3

Umberto Lenzi

1988 / Italy / 95m / Col / Haunted House | IMDb

Cheuuat gaawn chim

144. Cheuuat gaawn chim

Tiwa Moeithaisong

2009 / Thailand / 90m / Col / Splatter | IMDb

Raat

145. Raat

Ram Gopal Varma

1992 / India / 128m / Col / Supernatural | IMDb

La nuit de la mort!

146. La nuit de la mort!

Raphaël Delpard

1980 / France / 91m / Col / Cannibal | IMDb

Three Cases of Murder

147. Three Cases of Murder

David Eady & George More O’Ferrall & Wendy Toye & Orson Welles

1955 / UK / 99m / BW / Anthology | IMDb

El retorno de Walpurgis

148. El retorno de Walpurgis

Carlos Aured

1973 / Spain / 73m / Col / Werewolf | IMDb

Cementerio del terror

149. Cementerio del terror

Rubén Galindo Jr.

1985 / Mexico / 88m / Col / Zombie | IMDb

Blood & Donuts

150. Blood & Donuts

Holly Dale

1995 / USA / 89m / Col / Vampire | IMDb