Five Movies That Don’t Get Enough Respect

 Waxwork II

The Waxwork movies are nothing more then an excuse to have fun. The premise is simple, people can enter waxworks, and as we know, a waxwork can be anything from Dracula, to zombies, to the wolf man. In this one, we get to go to space, get an awesome cameo from Bruce Campbell, and just have fun with a movie that doesn’t get you to think hard.

 The Ruins.

Yes, the movie about killer plants made the list. I’ve heard many people pan the movie, and it’s always based on two things. 1. The book was better, and , 2. it’s about killer plants. As a horror fans I don’t see why we can’t just roll with any premise, I mean I even had fun with Death Bed : The Bed That Eats. Just accept the plants. And when wasn’t a book better then the movie, books encompass everything, from thoughts to actions, and will always be better. The true shinning point of the movie is the paranoia, not the plants, just give it another chance.

 Leatherface : The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

It’s almost hard to believe that this movie exists. The end of the second didn’t leave any hope for a sequel, but it made it. I for one am glad. This movie has it all, creepy children, great atmosphere, a beautiful chainsaw, and Viggo Mortensen. Yes, Aragon is in a Texas Chainsaw movie, and as a bad guy at that. Him and the little girl make this one worth the watch alone.

 My Little Eye

I don’t know why this isn’t on every top ten list out there. My Little Eye is one of the creepiest movies I’ve ever seen, and one of the most atmospheric. It’s not until the last ten minutes that we get any real action, yet it will have you on the edge of your seat. Great and original camera work, awesome characters, and some of the creepiest scenes caught on camera.

 Funny Games US

Funny Games US might be nothing more then a shot for shot remake of the original, but I’m glad it is. I never heard of this until I saw it on the shelf, and decided what the hell I’ll rent it. Now it’s what I consider one of the best movies of all time. While not scary, it will leave you feeling dirty, disgusted, and just plain not right. And aren’t movies, or all art for that matter, about provoking emotion?


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