Insanely underrated in my opinion Deep Rising directed by Stephen Sommers (the Mummy, the Mummy Returns) is an absolute blast. One of my all time favorites and infinitely rewatchable.
I love claustrophobic horror. Any movie set in an environment you can’t escape, the arctic, space underwater, anything like that. A cool thing about this movie I learned years ago when I bought the dvd was all the underwater scenes were shot on a soundstage that they blew feathers through to look like they were underwater. It works incredibly well.
I have a huge soft spot for this film. I don’t know why, but for some reason I find myself returning to it multiple times a year.
The Blob (1985)
I love the original Steve McQueen film and the remake from director Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, the Mist) keeps so many of the classic elements and still adds just enough to make it unique.
This is an Australian movie and one I love to introduce to others. Staring Molly Ringwald and a great cast of Aussie talent this is not to be missed if you are a fan of the Nightmare on Elm St Series.
This didn’t do great at the box office but it is filled with horror, humor and gore. Until Guardians of the Galaxy this was my favorite James Gunn film.
Based on a book by Joe Hill (son fo prolific horror writer Stephen King) Horns is a very interesting “love story” along the lines of the crow.
Maybe my favorite movie on this list, weirdly enough it’s a comfort film to me. I’ll just put it on while I work.
Directed by Danny Boyle (28 Days Later, Trainspotting) this is an excellent sci-fi movie that breaks into horror about 1/3 of the way though and it is worth your time. Starring Chris Evans and Cillian Murphy.
When I first heard about this movie it had appeared at a festival and the write up said it was like Alien in Egypt. I waited anxiously for the video release and bought it immediately.