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May 20, 2005

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Shane writes: I was wondering if you could list some great horror movies that are low level or have gone under the radar. I have mostly every well known horror movie and I'm just looking for some unknown ones that I might have missed ala Ginger Snaps.

Noel responds: Since Ginger Snaps, eh? I like that. Let's see, not sure how horrific or how below the radar to go, but just off the top of my brainpan ...

1. May
2. Bubba Ho-Tep
3. Shaun of the Dead
4. Dog Soldiers
5. The Convent
6. Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed
7. Beyond Re-Animator
8. Monsturd
10. Spiders

I'll also share your question with the class as I'm certain our fellow CineSchlockers will have their own suggestions!

Posted by G. Noel Gross at May 20, 2005 7:57 AM


Like Noel, I'm not certain the radar missed this one, but SHAUN OF THE DEAD. You probably, if you don't have it, want the recently reissued MARTIN DVD, as well.

Posted by: jack white [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 25, 2005 9:49 PM

While the new extras are nice on the latest Martin disc, it's important to realize the aspect ratio is seriously out of whack ...

Posted by: G. Noel Gross at May 26, 2005 11:33 AM

"Martin" was one of my faves growing up. The last 10 min. used to freak me out the way that Flyboy's zombie entrance in the elevator does still in "Dawn of the Dead". Oh, and "Shaun" was the coolest and best film I saw all year, and in any year. I met the guys who made the film in NYC at a screening last August and went out with them afterward...the coolest guys. The third "Ginger Snaps" is excellent as well.

Posted by: Chris Fitzpatrick at May 26, 2005 3:59 PM


Yeah, Romero shot it full frame and the disc is widescreen, but damned if those extras don't compensate for it. I think this one flew under the radar screen both when originally released and when the new DVD came out. It is scary in the traditional horrific sense and in a cerebral way that in more unsettling with each viewing. Bela Lugosi meets the Rust Belt is the closest way to describe it.

Anyhow, highly recommended.

Posted by: jack white [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 27, 2005 10:24 PM

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