I don’t know about you guys, but one of my favorite ways to get my Halloween on is by watching horror movies. The good ones are few and far between, but the bad ones are usually hilarious, so either way, it’s a win-win situation. Need some spooking yourself, but tired of seeing the same old Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street films time and time again? Never fear; we here at Crushable HQ have assembled a bunch of horror movies that you probably haven’t seen. So come on in. Turn out the lights. Grab a friend if you need one. And let’s get scary.
1) The House of the Devil
Generally my standards are not high when it comes to horror movies found on Netflix Watch Instantly, so it’s always a pleasure when an unexpectedly good one comes along. The House of the Devil is one of those. It all starts when college student Samantha Hughes (Jocelin Donahue) decides she can’t take living with her horrible roommate anymore and starts hunting for an apartment off campus. Since she’s a little strapped for cash, though, she thinks it’s a dream come true when she stumbles upon an unusual babysitting gig that will pay her more than enough to pay her rent. Naturally, this particular dream proves to be a little too good to be true, and shit goes down. The House of the Devil falls under the satanic panic genre, and though it was made in 2009, it takes its stylistic cues from the horror movies of the ‘70s and ‘80s—like, for instance, claiming that it’s based on true events a la The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Rubber is about a tire named Robert who goes on a murderous rampage by psycho-kinetically causing peoples’ heads to explode. I’m not really sure I need to tell you anymore about it than that.
3) My Name Is Bruce
Everyone’s favorite B movie actor Bruce Campbell is probably most famous for having played Ash in Sam Raimi’s classic Evil Dead movies. He is not, however, actually Ash. It can therefore become something of a problem when megafans mistake the actor for the character, especially when it comes to matters of the supernatural—which is exactly what happens in My Name Is Bruce. As one review put it, “a little bit of purposefully lousy filmmaking goes a long way.” Hilarious? Oh yes.