Originally Posted by darthrsg
I'm in the need of a horror flick. What's good? What stuck with you for a bit?
Any good zombie movies out? Hidden gem creature feature?
In the creature feature genre...
Howl (2015, British)
Similar to Dog Soldiers
in some ways. On the gorier side. Fun creature effects. Decent acting for a low-budget feature. Simple but effective no frills plot. Only thing I don't like is the digital cinematography.
With Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, and Oliver Platt as the nutty alligator hunter/philosopher. And of course, Betty White in one of her more memorable cameos outside of MTM.
Pride & Prejudice & Zoms
A little light on zom action, but otherwise good. Sort of Underworld
meets Jane Austen.
Also lower budget, but good. A small squad of soldiers are sent to a remote part of the Afghan desert to keep tabs on the enemy. Not long after they arrive, strang sh** begins to happen. Not recommended for xenophobes or paranoiacs.
Underrated and underappreciated imo. And still one of my favs for pure monster action.
Kong Skull Island
If you like CG effects, then you should enjoy this. Great cast, and some very heavy doses of fun (but also quite violent) kaiju monster type action. Story is sort of a tongue-in-cheek homage to Coppola's Apocalypse Now
(if such a thing is possible).
Stir the tiles! Classic story about a medieval village menaced by an old dragon that likes virgins. The creature FX are a little sparse and dated, but the solid story and nice cinematography make up for most of that.
Clash/Wrath of the Titans
The newer versions with Sam Worthington. I like the 2nd one cuz it was made on film. But the first one probably has the better creatures and storyline. Both are pretty enjoyable though imho.
The Dinosaur Project
meets Jurassic Park
. Kinda fun though, and pretty well-done for a low-budget shaky-cam flick. British-made.
Trollhunter (2010, Norwegian)
Another low-budget shaky-cam flick, this time about a trollhunter. Better than you might guess from the title.
Kristen Stewart deep-sea creature feature. Haven't seen it, but it looks fairly promising from the ads.
"Bevery Hills 90210" meets Heinlein. Space soldiers battle giant bugs from outer space, while trying to make some time with one another. Heavy on gore.
Lovecraft run amok in a strange seaside village that is averse to visitors and newcomers.
Anne Parillaud as a lady vamp with a taste for mobsters.
I Am Dragon
Russian fairytale about a young woman kidnapped from her village on her wedding day. This is really not horror, but is pretty well done for what it is. A bit on the longish side though. So requires some patience to get through.
Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe
Weird Chinese action-adventure story about dragons, werewolves, and other magical nonsense. Didn't really make much sense to me, but I liked the visuals. Kind of Tomb Raiderish
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Coppola's somewhat surreal take on the literary classic, with Gary Oldman and Winona Rydyer as the story's star-crossed lovers.
And I'll throw one non-creature suggestion out as well...
With Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as two crazy storm-chasers trying to launch their cockamamie analyzer into the belly of the beast.
For somethin really
low budget and schlocky, you might also try Axe Giant
More as I think of em.