The likes of Hannibal, Scream, Night of the Living Dead and Psycho are some of the most popular horror movies to have reached our cinema screens, but there are also plenty of underrated scary movies that often go under the radar amongst DVD collections across the world.
Let us shine a light onto some of the other iconic horror films that don't perhaps get the recognition they truly deserve.
A much better watch than The Blair Witch Project, this unknown Asian horror movie is so realistic you feel like the drama is unfolding around you. The story is centred on a journalist obsessed with the paranormal who investigates strange phenomenons. These are eventually related to the demon Kagutaba with the reporter leaving no stone unturned in his search for an answer to these mysteries.
f video camera perspective films are your bag then you will also be mesmerised by [Rec]. Set in the heart of Spain, a television reporter and cameraman follow emergency service workers into a dark, uncertain apartment block and soon become trapped inside with something or someone terrifying.
Dario Argento's Suspiria is one of the more fascinating horror thrillers from the 1970's. Based on a young dancer who arrives at a famous European ballet school, the young girl soon encounters strange circumstances at the school which she eventually discovers to be a front for a coven of witches hell-bent on terrorising whoever gets in their way. Some even suggest it is one of the scariest movies of all time!
4.Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
A Japanese horror film written and directed by Takashi Shimizu, the third of the Ju-on film franchise was the first to hit the cinema screens with the previous two going direct to video. The plot focuses on six different characters with separate storylines that each seem to be related with one another. So successful was this that an American remake was commission titled "The Grudge" in 2004.
5.Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)
One of the leading hammer horror films, Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde sees this particular doctor receive a gender face lift in a striking twist on the famous tale of duality. In order to retrieve female hormones for his experiment a number of London's women meet their bloody deaths as a result.
6.The Changeling (1980)
Arguably THE most underground and unknown Halloween movie of all time, The Changeling has always struggled to receive the critical acclaim of other horror movies. Nevertheless the storyline, which is based on actual supernatural events witnessed by the film's writer, is exceedingly gripping and fully deserves a mention.
Regarded as one of the ultimate urban-legend movies, Candyman is written by the chilling imagination of Clive Barker, who creates a tortured murderous soul unintentionally summoned to reality by a university student researching the myth of this character. A box-office hit at the time which also opened our eyes to the dark history behind even the most innocent of nursery rhymes and "Bloody Mary".
A shocking horror movie that tells of an emotional story of demons taking control of the body of a child. Director, James Wan really knows how to create suspense throughout and the ending is one of the most eye-catching you will get for any Halloween party.
There are obviously others that haven't quite made the cut, but we had to draw the line somewhere! Let us know what your underrated Halloween films are and see if you agree with our choices.