Underrated Horror Movies
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You’ve seen every great horror film, including Nightmare on Elm Street and The Exorcist. Additionally, you’ve been keeping up with more recent blockbusters like The Boogeyman and Insidious: The Red Door. This must imply that you’ve all seen the best horror movies, right? Well, not quite.

The actors and actresses in some of the best contemporary horror films give outstanding performances that soon establish them as the new faces of the genre. Naturally, a few names that spring to mind are Anya Taylor-Joy in The Witch and Florence Pugh in Midsommar. These two actors have proven to have a remarkable ability for exploring the horror genre and producing frightful and genuine performances in some of the most underrated horror movies.

Many fans follow these performances, but many are unaware that the performers have prior experience in the horror genre. It’s not possible to give every single one of the actors’ and actresses’ outstanding performances the recognition and credit they deserve, even if they are at the top of their game and well-liked by the public in some of the most underrated horror movies. This holds true for both the biggest horror stars from the contemporary era of horror and the largest stars from the past. The presence of their favorite horror stars in these underrated horror movies may surprise fans.

Even while we love well-known movies that get great reviews, we also have to appreciate the unsung heroes that go unnoticed—from creepy psychological thrillers to obscure cult favorites. They include terrifying performances by some of the biggest performers, and there’s no shortage of jump scares and suspenseful moments. See our list of 7 underrated horror movies that are available to watch right now.

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7. Mayhem (2017)

Underrated Horror Movies
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6. Malevolent (2018)

Underrated Horror Movies
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5. A Cure for Wellness (2016)

Underrated Horror Movies
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4. Spree (2020)

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3. Let Me In (2010)

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2. Orphan (2009)

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1. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) – Underrated Horror Movies

Underrated Horror Movies
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