Top 5 Scariest Forgotten Horror Movies – Part 9

Top 5 Scariest Forgotten Horror Movies – Part 9

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What’s in a word, right guys? The term forgotten has pretty much lost all
of it’s meaning thanks to this series–which, I’m pretty confident that we can announce
this now–it’s my favourite series on this channel. I love Top 5 Scariest Forgotten Horror Movies. It’s so much fun–and I think it’s safe
to say that, most importantly–we’ve all learned a thing or two along the way. Also, it’s pretty important to know, that
if you start this series from the beginning–we’ve compiled 45 of the best forgotten horror movies–ever. So, yeah. Part 10–that’ll be the Top 5. And that’s awesome. Good job everyone. Hello horror fans, what’s going on–and
once again welcome back to the scariest channel on YouTube–Top 5 Scary Videos. As per usual, I’ll be your horror host Jack
Finch–as today, we curiously take a look at the Top 5 Scariest Forgotten Horror Movies–Part
9. Roll the clip. For the curious amongst you, that clip was
from 2015’s We Are Still Here–which just so happened to clock in at our Number 2 spot
for our last entry in this forgotten horror movie series–and you know what? That movies frickin’ awesome–so it deserves
a second shout out. Also, if you haven’t already taken a look
at this series in its entirety so far–then, now would probably be a good time. Just saying. It’s pretty good. Anyway–on with the show. Kicking off at Number 5–Deathwatch, 2002 And I, for one–am incredibly glad that this
list has made it this far–so we can start unearthing these kind of gems–you know, the
kind of movies that fell down the cracks at the start of the millenium, when straight-to-DVD
horror still stood a chance for earning your favour–and when renting DVDs at supermarkets
or corner shops was still a thing that people did. For the most part, we don’t do that anymore–but
hey, as the old saying goes–time flies when you’re having fun. The thing is, I feel that Deathwatch is the
type of movie that just wouldn’t get any credit unless this movie was recommended–and
you know what? This film has a 25% rating on Rotten Tomatoes–but
I just do *not* agree. Deathwatch is awesome–it’s a rare entry
to period-drama horror in a setting that rarely gets a look in when it comes to the genre. During a historical period that–truly–defines
the term horror. The Great War. And really, this movie is incredibly unique
in its approach. Written and directed by M.J Bassett, the director
responsible for the likes of Silent Hill: Revelation and 2006’s Wilderness–Deathwatch
tells the tale of a squad of British Soldiers, the Y Company–who after being trapped behind
enemy lines, come across a complex, maze-like network of German Trenches–where they discover
a handful of seemingly terrified German soldiers who have been besieged by some sort of evil. It stars Jamie Bell as Private Charles Shakespeare–who
struggles to keep his head through the twisting tunnels of trench warfare, amongst piles of
corpses–hordes of hungry rats–and lots, and lots of… barbed wire. Yeah, don’t sleep on the barbed wire. You see, what sets this movie apart is that
it plays out like a sort of…paranormal slasher–in a setting that certainly shouldn’t ever
warrant it–but it *works*. And, also, most importantly–Private Quinn–played
by Andy Serkis–absolutely steals the show here, and his performance in this movie is
second to none. Honestly, I have no idea why this movie got
so slated. The performances throughout are excellent. The attention to historical detail is an unexpected
bonus–and whilst this movie *could* have been better if it had a little more production
pampering–for what it’s worth, Deathwatch is a great horror film. It’s far more than the sum of its parts. Swinging in at Number 4–Alone In The Dark,
1982 Don’t worry guys–it’s just a dream. Heh… yeah. And please guys–do not get this movie confused
with the 2005 Uwe Boll flick which is.. all levels of terrible. And also an insult to the awesome video game
series–but, whatever guys. That’s a story for a different time. Because here’s a question for you–if you’re
a brand new psychiatrist at a maximum security psychiatric hospital–what’s the worst thing
that could possibly happen during a three day blackout? Yeah. If you’re curious, watch this movie. Listen, Alone In The Dark has been ridiculed
somewhat for it’s kitschy approach to an otherwise pretty damn terrifying notion–but,
I’d argue against that–and say that’s exactly what sets this movie apart. The reason that Alone In The Dark is so damn
effective, is because it’s–well, it’s pulpy. It’s a little too quirky for its own good–and
that proves to be really, really unnerving. And also, that’s the reason as to why you
can excuse a few things that just–don’t make any sense in this movie. So please, keep that in mind. Written and directed by Jack Sholder–the
man responsible for A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 and 1987’s The Hidden–Alone In The Dark
tells the tale of Dr. Dan Potter, a psychiatrist who moves to a small town just outside of
Philadelphia with his family–and takes up a position at a hospital that houses four
particularly heinous criminals. Frank Hawkes, a paranoid former POW. Byron Sutcliff–a pyromaniac preacher. Ronald Elster, an obese child abuser–and
John–The Bleeder–Skagg. A homicidal maniac who enjoys slicing and
dicing a little too much. And, pretty much–the entire premise to this
film is that one quiet evening–the town is hit by a blackout–and these four criminals
escape, with the desire to enact some twisted, tortuous revenge on their new psychiatrist. And whilst that *is* pretty much it, in terms
of narrative–the twisted simplicity of this movie is what sets it apart from the rest. Honestly, this film is terrifying–and whilst
it’s plot isn’t plausible in the slightest–watching this film certainly won’t give you that
reassurance. Also, it’s on YouTube–so yeah, give it
a watch. Next up at Number 3–Mister Frost, 1990 Jeff Goldblum–a name that will certainly
turn a few heads, whatever the title of the movie–and although Goldblum traditionally
has had quite the habit for stealing the show in relatively unknown cult classics–this
one is perhaps one of his more obscure movies–and really, that’s saying something. The thing is with Jeff Goldblum, whilst being
a brilliantly entertaining actor–for the most part, he can’t help but play… well,
himself. Don’t get me wrong–Goldblum is amazing,
but–he’s not exactly the most transformative of actors. This movie though–perhaps more so than any–suits
that style to perfection. And what better role to play–than, well–than
the Devil himself. Written and directed by Phillipe Setbon, Mister
Frost tells the tale of a police detective–named Felix Detweiler, played by Alan Bates–who
after chasing a series of mysterious murders–eventually investigates the report of a dead body at
a remote, French estate–which is owned by the even more mysterious Mister Frost. You see, this film doesn’t lure us on with
any air of mysterious–because pretty much the first scene is Mister Frost himself, admitting–with
very little prompting–that he’d cheerfully just buried a body in his garden. And also, many, many others. And that’s what makes Goldblum’s performance
so damn good in this movie–he’s a perfect, slightly awkward–genuinely convincing pathological
mass murderer–who does the whole thing which such a jovial set of mannerisms–I don’t
know. It’s an incredibly unique brand of cinematic
serial killer that only Jeff Goldblum could deliver. But–it doesn’t end there, because after
Mister Frost is arrested and ultimately placed in an asylum–he does not speak a word for
two years–going completely mute–with the case coming to an end, as the police are completely
unable to establish his identity. And–well, after two years–when Mister Frost
finally speaks and reveals his identity–he lets the world know that he is, in fact, Satan. And whilst, on the surface, this film may
seem slightly ridiculous–please, don’t let it fool you, because Jeff Goldblum is
*not* kidding–and he just may well be the most believable Satan ever captured on screen. This film is super, super underrated–and
is perhaps the definition of a forgotten horror movie. Give it a watch, because it’s certainly
worth your time. Coming in at Number 2–The Hide, 2008 You know what guys? I normally wouldn’t do this–but… considering
the fact that we’ve made it to Part 9 of this series, I think it’s time to pull out
something a little bit special. Now, it’s important to note that this film
isn’t necessarily a horror film–in fact, it’s a matter of personal opinion as to
deciding what genre this movie is at all. But that’s exactly what makes it special. I suppose you could say that The Hide was
a thriller of sorts–a chamber piece, maybe–a gritty-bafta worthy FilmFour kitchen sink
in a Suffolk Marsh kind of set up–if you know then you know, and your guess is as good
as mine. But the one thing that this film certainly
is–is entertaining. I remember first catching this film on the
midnight slot of Film Four’s debut showing–and I was absolutely blown away. And for the non-British amongst you, Film
Four is a filmmaking production company that champions independent British and International
cinema. It’s awesome, really–and it produces stuff
exactly like this. Also, please don’t get this movie confused
with another film of a similar name, Hide–which also came out in 2008, because you may be
very, very confused. Written and directed Marek Losey in his debut
feature film–The Hide tells the tale of a middle aged man named Roy Tunt–played by
the phenomenal Alex MacQueen, a familiar face for fans of British TV–who owns a bird-hide
out in the Suffolk Marshes. As you may imagine, Roy is an obsessive bird
watcher–and he’s determined to spy out the last bird on his list–the elusive sociable
plover–to one thing needed to complete the entire British list of birds. But, after awhile spent in his Hide–he’s
unexpectedly joined by a dishevelled and tattooed stranger–a man named Dave John, played by
Phil Campbell–and that’s when Roy’s walkie-talkie buzzes, and picks up a police message about
a local murder–with the suspect fitting Dave John’s description. Listen, that’s all I’ll say–because this
movie is 100% reliant on it’s remarkable narrative–but holy moly does this film earn
it. There is something entirely timeless about
this movie–and in many ways it could’ve been written by Poe or Twain or Hemingway. This film is really, really good–and whilst
it may not seem it, it’s one of the more disturbing indie movies of recent times. And finally, coming in at our Number 1 spot–The
Hand That Rocks The Cradle, 1992 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is the Hand
That Rules The World. And while you may be thinking–wait a minute,
Jack–who’s been packing your pipe–put down the Longbottom Leaf–you smoke too much,
Pip. How the hell is this a forgotten horror movie?! But I’d say–listen, we need to talk about
this film–and yes, it is certainly worthy of this list–because an entire generation
of horror fans are perhaps yet to discover it. And that’s batshit crazy–because this particular
breed of psychological horror-thriller was a period of cinema that is entirely unique
to it’s time. We have to let them know! This film is so nineties it hurts–and yes,
whilst some of its themes are perhaps a little too played out–and yes, whilst perhaps this
movie steals a little bit too much from 1987’s Fatal Attraction–out of all of the psychological
horror movies of the late eighties and early nineties–The Hand That Rocks The Cradle,
for me, stands above the rest–and of late, it’s kind of fallen between the cracks in
the pantheon of horror cinema. And that’s not cool. Directed by Curtis Hanson and written by Amanda
Silver, a brilliant screenwriter responsible for the Planet of the Apes series–The Hand
That Rocks The Cradle tells the tale of Claire Bartel, a happily married woman who is pregnant
with her second child. At a routine check up, she is sexually molested
by her obstetrician, Dr. Victor Mott–and after she reports him to the state medical
board, instead of answering to the charges–he commits suicide. Well, it turns out that the wife of the doctor,
who was also pregnant–lost her baby after an early labor came about due to stress caused
by the ordeal–and quickly swears vengeance on Claire. That woman–is Mrs. Mott–played by the phenomenal
Rebecca De Mornay–and is perhaps one of the most terrifying and underrated villains in
psychological horror. You see, whilst this movie is certainly not
perfect in any sense–it touches on a very particular fear, and that’s exactly what
sets it apart as a psychological thriller. This film requires us to question ourselves
and our own moral position as it plays out in it’s painstaking car-crash manner. Yeah, it’s a little heavy handed in parts–but
my word, is this film entertaining. Also, Julianne Moore plays the best side-character
ever in this film–and if they ever remake this movie, they should add more of her. But yeah–like I said, this movie is 90s horror
101–and it deserves more credit than what it gets. Well, there we have it horror fans–our list
for the Top 5 Scariest Forgotten Horror Movies–Part 9. Wow. Look how far we’ve come guys–and guess
what, Part 10 is just around the corner–because come on, we can’t leave it here, can we? Well, what did you guys think? Let us know your thoughts down in the comment
section below, as well as any choice picks of your own. Before we depart from today’s video–let’s
first take a quick look at some of your more creative comments from Part 8 of this forgotten
horror movies series. First up, Shane Rene says– Best series by far! Keep going! –And thank you Shane! We’re trying–and like I said, we’re certainly
gonna go for a Part 10–purely for the fact that–well, even numbers and all that. Thank you, either way. And finally, Curtis Newton says– Watch “martyrs”–a french movie. –Ahh. Beleive me Curtis, Martyrs is no where near
forgotten–unfortunately, because that movie is messed up–and it can’t be unseen. Ever. Nope. Well, on that note, unfortunately, that’s
all we’ve got time for in todays video–cheers for sticking around all the way until the
end.

100 comments

  1. Wow Guys! How are we already at Part 9??? If you need to catch up on this amazing series we have a playlist!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F-7wwaj4Fg&list=PLT-ZIcZ9Ht1jpIY8ruPRx9Z1CyZsHCAzx

  2. OMG thank you Jack for giving love to Mr Frost, it honestly is the very definition of forgotten, nobody I know has ever seen it and it's in my opinion, Jeff's finest performance, he is absolutely chilling in this flick, listen to Jack everyone please, if you haven't watched it, please find it now!!!!!😁

  3. Your mixing Thrillers in these lists! Just make a Thrillers top5! So many great Horror movies no mix in Thrillers!

  4. How about horror comedy called Transylvania 295000 for part 10? Has a few big names before they were big names.i hope I got the numbers right

  5. Not sure if any of these have been listed, or mentioned in previous lists in this series, but here are some of my suggestions: "Eyes Without a Face", "Cat People" (the original), "Black Sunday", "Castle Freak", "The Abominable Dr. Phibes", "Prophecy" (the one about the monster bear), "House by the Cemetery", "Parasite", "Funhouse"

  6. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is the best that was the only movie on this list I watched and another good one is Sugar Hill that is another good one you guys see that that's about voodoo

  7. Ok has everyone honestly forgotten Ghost Story, 1980, hello, John Houseman, Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, and Alice Krige, omfg it's a phenomenal classic paranormal chiller, it's soooo sadly forgotten, I love this movie and always gets overlookedπŸ˜πŸ˜•β˜ΉοΈπŸ˜’πŸ˜­.
    Lol not really crying but come on guys, recognize this classic ghostly chiller, it's Soo damned bleak and atmospheric, ahhh love it!!!!!!!!😁😁😁😁😁

  8. While i like tgis channel's content, i have to say whoever chose the movies for these lists doesn't seem to understand that just because a movie does not get hourly publicity, doesn't mean its forgotten.
    'May' was on one of the previous lists; 'May' is certainly a cult movie that did not get main stream exposure, but its anything but forgotten. Quite the contrary, 'May' is generally beloved by horror fans.

  9. No, I find dvd,s all time, pick them up got legend, 1995 Dawn of dead, seen old 1,was 8,9remake at 15in 1995.Anywaz great list. Horror fan's πŸ’‘, then share

  10. I would like to see the top 5 scariest versions of Dracula. Video games, books, movies, whatever, doesn't matter. I just would like to see that as a Halloween special. Thanks! 😊

  11. I wanna see at least an honorable mention to cannibal: the musical. c'mon, the creators of south park doing a horror comedy with decent gore FX and released by the king studio of camp, troma. not to mention it had some damn catchy tunes.

  12. Big fan! As Lucy got her nickname I feel jack should as well. All hail jack the Lore keeper. The great bearded one!

  13. Great job Jack as always. The list is getting so long I can't remember what we covered and what we didn't cover! But I agree with you there's so many films out there that missed out because of timing.

  14. I'd like to suggest Shivers for part 10. A Donald Sutherland piece that puts a spin on the zombie genre. Kind of. Zombies are the closest thing I can compare the folks to in this one. Certainly not one of the greats, but worth a watch.

  15. Jack my main man! To date this is my favorite top 5 scariest series. Mainly because there are some serious diamonds out there to be found in the proverbial rough, and people like you help us find them. So cheers brother. Keep up the good work!

  16. I have been hunting down your recommendations on Netflix and I haven't been disappointed yet. Shutter, The Ritual, The VVitch, Would You Rather, In the Tall Grass…more please. October isn't over yet and I need more spooky stuff.

  17. Great Top 5 Jack.
    Not sure why everyone quotes rotten tomatoes I like what I liker regardless of anyone else's opinion.
    Except for Top5 Scary Videos of course.

  18. I agree with The Hand that Rocks the Cradle. It was scary when I was a child and now that I am a mother it is more terrifying!

  19. So Jack I took your advice and watched all 9 episodes and well I can't believe that you left out Teeth..maybe a part 10 now?? MIght not be a typical scary horror movie but it seems to be more and more forgotten as one of the WTF did I just watch and the end scene with the dog is enough to scare any guy!!

  20. Idea: Forgotten Horror TV Series. Horror TV series are kind of rare, and tend to fall by the wayside among the Soap Operas, Sitcoms, & Reality TV series so a round up of Horror Television would be a good place to remind or inform people of the existence of these kinds of shows.

  21. Definitely my favorite series out of all your content, just don't let Lucy know because I like the whole staying alive thing!

    Ok Jack I mentioned Brain scan on every video now, I really hope you'll include it on the next list.

  22. Jack, mate, please check out Stephen King's "Kingdom Hospital", "I'll Take Your Dead", "Night Watch with Ewen McGreggor", and "The Temp with Timothy Hutton". Cheers to guy with beard and pale goddess!

  23. I nominate 2005's Tideland for this list. I never see it mentioned anywhere or by anyone and I think it really has fallen through the cracks. Its a canadian horror movie masquerading as "dark fantasy" but it truly is a sad surreal horror film at its core and I think its worth at least a mention because it truly disturbed me more than your everyday horror movie usually does.

  24. Deathwatch is an absolutely astounding film with a great setting. I really wish it got more exposure and creidit

  25. I agree, this is possibly my favorite series on the channel, as well . This channel is a wonderful source for horror titles. Keep it up guys!

  26. i'm watching 'Mr. Frost' now! OMG it is AWESOME. I'D NEVER have found it without You!
    Goldblume should've gotten an award. Holy defecant!!! THANKS!!!

  27. Have you guys featured "House" (the bizarro Japanese film c. 1977) in a video yet? I can't recall, but if you haven't, I'd love to hear your impression of it. It's insane.

  28. Viy (1967)
    Carnival of Souls (1962)
    Paperhouse (1988)
    Deathdream/Dead of Night (1974)
    Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)
    Body Snatchers (1993)
    Blue Sunshine (1977)

  29. Jack ! Mate ! I love your taste in movies! Only thing that would make it better is ;if you were a Canadian just like me

  30. Top 5 and jack should never stop the forgotten every film y'all have mentioned I have sought to find so good keep it up

  31. not sure if this movie has made one of your list but it should…Β  1983 'sΒ  (the keep)Β Β Β  have you seen it?

  32. Uwe Boll's Alone in the Dark might have sucked but the 2 disc soundtrack they released for it is a metalhead's dream.

  33. Mullholand Drive and Cronenberg's Crash deserve to be included in a future list.
    Psychological horror at its best.

  34. What about Patient #7 or Seven days. I think both of them should be on the list. Seven days is a foreign film but very powerful in it's delivery.

  35. The first movie to ever scare the HELL out of me was "Its Alive". I was only a kid, but it still gives my chills. Thanks for the run down!

  36. I know this is a bit obscure but have you seen The Shout (1978) with Alan Bates and John Hurt? It's about a man who claims to have learnt magic from Australian Aborigines including the ability to kill simply by shouting. It's a very weird and surreal film, it's got that bleak British quality but it was directed by some eastern European guy so it has a kind of strange, continental feeling to the way the landscapes are shot. The horror is in the clash between the mundane and the utter alien. It's really worth a look.

  37. theres also psychomania 1973 back story George Sanders committed suicide after making the film. Henson says "The story goes that George Sanders saw an answer print of Psychomania in Madrid. Then he went back to his hotel room, killed himself, and left a note saying, β€˜I'm so bored.’

  38. Feast (2005) directed by John Gulager is a great watch ! Not to mention producers attached to this movie are Wes Craven, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon. Not sure if this movie is on any of the previous lists.

  39. Having watched Death Watch a few years ago I can safely say that it doesn't deserve the low rating. It is a great film 😁

  40. A list of every entry to this point might be nice. Of course they need the views, so they are less likely to do that I suppose. Have you done the movie Warlock (1989)?

  41. PART 9 – can anyone say WOOT WOOT. cnt wait for 10. <3<3Love Top 5 Scary Videos<3<3. Keep the work up Lucy, & Jack. Love your work, and and the effort you put into your vids. Thx for all the scary titles I hadn't known about yet. Still remember you are the only channel that mentioned "The Relic" one of my fav horrors as a kid. Giving me nightmares of decapitating Monsters. πŸ˜‰

  42. I'm not sure if this has already been mentioned or not… but possibly one of the better "horror" films related to WWI could well be the French film, "J'Accuse." Made during the war with the help of the army and sold as a morale booster, the movie is essentially a sort of ghost story in which you have one French soldier see the dead rise from their graves in ghostly form and pass judgement on those that survived the war. Historiography has suggested that it was quite haunting and frightening in the years immediately after the war. It's probably "forgotten" today because of how old the movie is.

  43. When you run out of "horror" films to put on a list so you add non-horror films to make a part 9. πŸ˜‚You should give Darling (2015) a watch, it went completely under most people's radar, so I would say it's "forgotten".

  44. cthulhu 2007, Night Flyer 1997, Altitude 2010, Dark Was the Night 2014, the last winter 2006. You should give you the chance to see these movies born to be forgotten despite being great in their simple narrative.

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