As a horror fan we are always on the look out for great horror movies, sometimes we feel as though we have watched all of them. With the huge number of horror movies being released it is easy to let a few gems slip through the cracks. Thats why we got together with Jason Krawczyk the director of He Never Died and he shared with us his favorite horror films that most people have not seen. You can order He Never Died right here!
He Never Died (review) will be released on December 18, 2015. The film takes place when Jack (Rollins) is in a rut. His existence has been whittled down to sleeping and watching TV and he sees the human race as little more than meat with a pulse. When Jack suddenly finds his long lost daughter taken by the city’s crime syndicate, he must combat his inner demons as he embarks on a bloody war path to seek revenge and save her.
WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?
Who Can Kill A Child? I probably could if they were the kids from this movie. A couple goes on vacation to a god forsaken island where crazy children are murdering adults. First of all, that concept is creepy, and secondly, you have no idea why. Once in a while, I don’t need an explanation. Just make the damn thing entertaining.
DEAD AND BURIED
I’m not sure why DEAD AND BURIED isn’t more of a cult hit, as it’s an incredibly well made film. There are some immaculately orchestrated scenes and it’s a fairly tight story. There aren’t really jump scares, so it relies on its spookiness. I think more movies should strive to be spooky, as well as horrifying. Zombie deaths are a dime a dozen, but DEAD AND BURIED threatens your sanity, as well as your life. This is probably my favorite movie on this list.
ALYCE KILLS is an ambitious little movie about cerebral self-immolation. I’m not sure why I liked it, or why anyone else would, but I did nonetheless. It’s a vulgar display of all sorts of debauchery along with literal bags of body parts. The thing is though, all the boobs and severed limbs are second to character.
THE TALL MAN
THE TALL MAN is a victim of terrible marketing. It’s more of a gloomy thriller than a horror movie, but I think it deserves some attention. A small town is plagued by the infamous “Tall Man.” He’s an urban legend that steals children. About half-way through, this movie takes a hard left turn and it’s not what my previous sentence described at all. It’s a morally ambiguous film and it’s a gorgeous visual experience.
This movie will always hold a special place in my heart. I saw TERROR VISION on TNT’s “MonsterVision” and it fucked me up. My parents wheeled their TV into my room when I was about six and got to watch whatever I wanted for one lonely night. I think when filmmakers make a cheesy and nonsensical monster movie, they expect no one to take it as fact. Well, guess what Ted Nicolaou? I watched your movie as if it were a 100% possibility and it is now branded somewhere on my frontal lobe. Good job. Looking back, it’s a fun movie, has some wonderful practical effects, and totally encapsulates the 80’s. It’s practically a time machine.
EVIL ED is the Swedish love letter to splatter comedies like EVIL DEAD and DEAD ALIVE. It’s not a perfect film by any means, but there’s an innocent charisma in its enthusiasm. There’s some solid gore, goofy jokes, and slick character work.
DUST DEVIL: THE FINAL CUT
I hope Richard Stanley gets another opportunity to direct THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU. His visuals alone are worth the price of admission… or iTunes download. Anyway, DUST DEVIL is more about the psychological torment of a supernatural series killer, so it gets quite psychedelic. If you like THE SHINING, THE HITCHER and ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, give DUST DEVIL a shot.
THE LOVED ONES
It’s kind of like MISERY – if it took place during a high-school prom. From beginning to end I didn’t know who was safe and that’s a wonderful way to cork-screw tension. Plus, all the characters are incredibly fleshed out and well performed.
Holy-hell-in-a-hand-basket – INSIDE is brutal. There are some movies that are so disturbing that they numb your senses until you’re able to tolerate almost anything (HUMAN CENTIPEDE, SALO, MARTYRS). INSIDE somehow keeps the stakes palpable enough for you to feel the entirety of its horror. The movie is about a crazy woman trying to cut out the baby of a pregnant woman. That tagline alone is grotesque and that’s the entire movie.
Alright, I’m not entirely sure if I even understand CEMETARY MAN, but damn, does it look good. There are some incredible and inventive ideas, shots, and gore and it never forgets to be entertaining. It also has my favorite interpretation of the Grim Reaper on the silver screen.