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Owenmoz

"Low" budget horror films.

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So after facing myself with my vcrs for "Anaconda"; "Predator 2", "Jeepers creepers(1&2)" "Jason X" amongst few other slasher horrorish films i came to realise they are quite entertaining really. Because of reasons. Still im here to collect recomendations on such films. Not necessarilly good horror films. Entertaining slashy light low budgetish kinda movies. Can have a horrible story and terrible dialogue so long as they are entertaining. I suppose thats what im looking for. Although feel free to give recomendations on outsanding ones. Im never one to shun those, just not sure why im really feeling these crappy lovable movies right now

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Night Claws. The best worst only low-budget sasquatch horror movie you'll ever need. Howling 2 is the same, but with werewolves. It gets bonus points because Christopher Lee is in it!

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Down on the list! Never heard of either but i'll get them asap. The reviews look promising!

On another line; some movies such as scream and american werewolf in london are sorta made purposelly bad/good; i want those too.

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Army of Darkness, the third in the Sam Raimi's Evil Dead series starring Bruce Campbell is the best of the lot before they went on to better things. Low budget and old fashion special effects with plenty of blood and other fluids squirting out to make it funny. You can usually find them in a bargain bin.

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Doc of the dead, a zombie documentary about zombies by redletter media is great low budget zombie film.

It doesn't have the ''this is my boom stick'' sequences from army of darkness but it has it's moments.

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Much to the chagrin of my wife I'm a frequent shopper at the low budget garbage sections of Family Video and Netflix.

 

Anything by the Asylum is entertaining.

 

Here's a couple more of my favorites

 

Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies

Hell Night

Brain Damage

Monsters (though more scifi than horror)

Ginger Snaps

From Beyond

Splinter

The Dentist (Corbin Bernsen is great in this)

 

 

If you really want to torture yourself find some old VHS copies of Moontrap and Xtro. Or Street Trash. Street trash is something everyone should see once. Or never. Not quite sure on that one.

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I havê started The list. Exceeds expectations só far. Thanks folks!

 

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I'm a fan of Jeepers creepers to because of Justin Long.

 

Alice in murderland (2010)

Tangerine (2015)

Some kind of hate (2015)

Hansel vs. Gretel (2015)

Hansel & Gretel: warriors of witchcraft (2013)

Alyce Kills (2011)

Hellgate (2011)

House of good and evil (2013)

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Don't get me started, the list is going to be so long... ooops, too late.

 

 

Deep Rising (1998)

Ghost Ship (2002)

Below (2002)

Slither (2006)

Ghosts of Mars (2001)

The Thing (1982)

The Thing (2011)

The Crazies (1973)

The Crazies (2010)

The Prophecy (1979)

The Prophecy/God's Army (1995)

The Prophecy 2 (1998)

The Prophecy 3 (2000)

The Prophecy 4 Forsaken (2005)

The Prophecy 5 Uprising (2005)

Splinter (2008)

The Descent (2005)

Dog Soldiers (2002)

Evil Aliens (2005)

Doghouse (2009)

The Cave (2005)

The Ruins (2008)

Evil Dead (1981)

Evil Dead 2 Dead by Dawn (1987)

Army of Darkness (1993)

Phantasm (1979)

Phantasm 2 (1988)

Phantasm 3 Lord of the Dead (1994)

Phantasm 4 Oblivion (1998)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead (1990)

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Day of the Dead (1985)

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

Prince of Darkness (1987)

In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

Possession (1980)

Street Trash (1987)

Basket Case (1982)

Basket Case 2 (1990)

Basket Case 3 (1991)

Frankenhooker (1990)

Brain Damage (1988)

Altered States (1980)

Tremors (1990)

Tremors 2 (1996)

Tremors 3 (2001)

Tremors 4 (2004)

Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Feast (2005)

Feast 2 Second Helping (2008)

Feast 3 Happy Finish (2009)

The Thaw (2009)

The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

Hellraiser (1987)

Hellbound Hellraiser 2 (1988)

Hellraiser 5 Inferno (2000)

Hellraiser 6 Hellseeker (2002)

Lord of Illusions (1995)

Fallen (1998)

The Burrowers (2008)

Isolation (2005)

Dark Star (1974)

Altered (2006)

Alien Raiders (2008)

The Fog (1980)

The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

Squirm (1976)

They Live (1988)

Severance (2006)

The Blob (1988)

The Stuff (1985)

Q The Winged Serpent (1982)

Night of the Comet (1984)

Night of the Creeps (1986)

 

 

Note that some of these aren't ”low budget” and some aren't ”good”. Some were already mentioned by others, hope it doesn't bother you... I could write more movies, but I feel the list is long enough for now...

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I really loved the 2005 film, "The Descent." It's a strange combination of a spelunking film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Aliens. Didn't have much impact in terms of film, but the new "Tomb Raider" reboot ripped it off liberally, stealing its main plot arch and a certain scene where the main character is baptized in blood:

 

 

The French also had a really great run of very nihilistic horror films in the 2000s. My favorite of the lot was "Inside," about a woman stalking a pregnant woman. One of the most intense thrillers I've ever seen:

 

 

Not really a slasher film at all, but the last truly great horror film I saw was "The Witch." Worth seeing if you like horror:

 

 

 

Otherwise, too many to list. I'd have to sit down and think some more.

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The Babadook (2014) is a low budget horror movie that is actually excellent and suspenseful.

 

Continuing Juan Carlo's mention of French horror films from the early 2000s, Haute Tension (2003) has a lot of, well... tension and a whole lot of gore. In fact I think most of the movie had to get edited out because it was so gross and extreme. (I, personally, thought it was awful but I mean if you want horrible movie reccomendations...)

 

Last Shift (2014) is a pretty fun bloody horror movie.

 

The ultimate horrible story/terrible dialogue low budget awfulness, though, goes to WolfCop (2014). Just... WolfCop.

 

 

 

 

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The ultimate horrible story/terrible dialogue low budget awfulness, though, goes to WolfCop (2014). Just... WolfCop.

 

You may have killed me with this suggestion xD

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Don't get me started, the list is going to be so long... ooops, too late.

 

 

Deep Rising (1998)

Ghost Ship (2002)

Below (2002)

Slither (2006)

Ghosts of Mars (2001)

The Thing (1982)

The Thing (2011)

The Crazies (1973)

The Crazies (2010)

The Prophecy (1979)

The Prophecy/God's Army (1995)

The Prophecy 2 (1998)

The Prophecy 3 (2000)

The Prophecy 4 Forsaken (2005)

The Prophecy 5 Uprising (2005)

Splinter (2008)

The Descent (2005)

Dog Soldiers (2002)

Evil Aliens (2005)

Doghouse (2009)

The Cave (2005)

The Ruins (2008)

Evil Dead (1981)

Evil Dead 2 Dead by Dawn (1987)

Army of Darkness (1993)

Phantasm (1979)

Phantasm 2 (1988)

Phantasm 3 Lord of the Dead (1994)

Phantasm 4 Oblivion (1998)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead (1990)

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Day of the Dead (1985)

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

Prince of Darkness (1987)

In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

Possession (1980)

Street Trash (1987)

Basket Case (1982)

Basket Case 2 (1990)

Basket Case 3 (1991)

Frankenhooker (1990)

Brain Damage (1988)

Altered States (1980)

Tremors (1990)

Tremors 2 (1996)

Tremors 3 (2001)

Tremors 4 (2004)

Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Feast (2005)

Feast 2 Second Helping (2008)

Feast 3 Happy Finish (2009)

The Thaw (2009)

The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

Hellraiser (1987)

Hellbound Hellraiser 2 (1988)

Hellraiser 5 Inferno (2000)

Hellraiser 6 Hellseeker (2002)

Lord of Illusions (1995)

Fallen (1998)

The Burrowers (2008)

Isolation (2005)

Dark Star (1974)

Altered (2006)

Alien Raiders (2008)

The Fog (1980)

The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)

Squirm (1976)

They Live (1988)

Severance (2006)

The Blob (1988)

The Stuff (1985)

Q The Winged Serpent (1982)

Night of the Comet (1984)

Night of the Creeps (1986)

 

 

Note that some of these aren't ”low budget” and some aren't ”good”. Some were already mentioned by others, hope it doesn't bother you... I could write more movies, but I feel the list is long enough for now...

I know at least half of these! Good stuff really. Its been ages!

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I really loved the 2005 film, "The Descent." It's a strange combination of a spelunking film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Aliens. Didn't have much impact in terms of film, but the new "Tomb Raider" reboot ripped it off liberally, stealing its main plot arch and a certain scene where the main character is baptized in blood:

 

 

The French also had a really great run of very nihilistic horror films in the 2000s. My favorite of the lot was "Inside," about a woman stalking a pregnant woman. One of the most intense thrillers I've ever seen:

 

 

Not really a slasher film at all, but the last truly great horror film I saw was "The Witch." Worth seeing if you like horror:

 

 

 

Otherwise, too many to list. I'd have to sit down and think some more.

 

Most of these are actually good. Not the so bad its good kind. Like genuinely good. Thanks for the Suggestions. The witch was messed up.

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The Mimic series of films were fairly good, and one of the sequels (either 2 or 3) had an awesome twist at the end.

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Reanimator,

 

The tenent

 

Messiah of evil

 

evil dead 2 dead by dawn

 

house of the dead the movie was just terrible, the games had a better story... seriously

 

um, anything by lucio fulci and dario argento also early Roman Polanski not low budget but good.

 

halloween 3(I swear Why rob zombie didn't remake this one I'll never know I mean watch this one and then image rob zombie remaking it.

 

I saw this movie orphan recently, was [censored]ing awesome. babadook was good.

 

 

edit, the made for tv movie DAGON Is one of the best HP Lovecraft adaptions I've yet to see.

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