While gory, shocking horror films will always have their place in theaters (and living rooms) around the world, there's something to be said for the quiet horror that disguises itself like a trickster spirit, reels you in, and worms its way under your skin. A jumpscare will raise your heart rate, make you jolt in your seat, or maybe even scream; quiet horror slips in unnoticed and undetected, unnerving you even hours or days after your viewing.
Don’t let the title's “underrated” fool you. While any horror film buff is likely champing at the bit to proclaim their favorite film is “underrated,” this list isn’t just about the underrated; instead, we’re celebrating films that made the conscious decision to sacrifice easy scares for a more existential, subtle fright - and were overlooked as a result.
- 13,585 VOTESPhoto: StudioCanal
- 21,172 VOTESPhoto: Picturehouse
- 31,074 VOTESPhoto: USA Films
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- 5369 VOTESPhoto: Entertainment One
- 6358 VOTESPhoto: IFC Midnight