5 Weird Underrated Halloween Movies You Should Watch At Least Once

Some movies just stick with you, even if they don’t have the best cinematography, effects, or even script. Below are some Halloween-related ones that I still watch every year. What underrated Halloween movies are your favorites?

Van Helsing (PG-13)

From Imdb.com

I don’t know if it’s the tragic almost-love story, the combination of some of my favorite gothic book characters, the studly Hugh Jackman—or a combination of all three—but I never seem to get tired of this movie. The action sequences, special effects (sort of), dramatic acting (mostly), and mystery embedded in this film made me wonder why I didn’t know about it until I found it playing on the Syfy channel one day back when we had cable. Sure, the storyline is a bit over the top and the cheesy one-liners can get the gag-reflexes going, not to mention some of the costumes are a bit impractical, but I think it’s still a pretty entertaining movie.

The Brothers Grimm (PG-13)

THE BROTHERS GRIMM, Heath Ledger, Matt Damon, 2005, (c) Dimension Films

This weird, grim (of course), disturbingly puzzling, almost Tim-Burton-esk plot never fails to keep me glued to the screen in anticipation. I mean, who wouldn’t want to watch Matt Damon and his “brother” Heath Ledger fight the forces of evil to save a German village from the twisted spells of a fairytale queen? I would advise you though, not to watch it right before going to sleep…unless you want some really warped dreams.

The Little Vampire (PG)

(Not the animated one)

From Imdb.com

I think the acting, costumes, Scottish scenery, and fun characters compensate for the cheesy special effects and storyline that viewers may make of this 2000 family film. Since I’m naturally a history buff, especially for the medieval & renaissance era, I appreciate the main character’s journey through the past to help a new vampire friend and his vampire family discover how they can become human again.

The Others (PG-13)

From Imdb.com

Though the cast is limited and the setting singular, I like the individual journeys the characters take in this film to discover how the recent supernatural occurrences in their home are tied to a past event that afflicted their family long ago. Plus, a twist to the story sums up the built-up suspense we see throughout the rest of the movie, which is always a suspenseful movie plus.

The Village (PG-13)

From Imdb.com

Despite how some of you might feel about M. Night Shyamalan (*cough* The Last Airbender *cough*), I’ve been a fan of his suspense dramas and the plot twists they provide. Though this film is a bit slow in some parts—and even though I already know what the end-twist is going to be each time I watch it—it’s one that still keeps me on the edge of my seat.

Published by Ashley Weaver

I am a writer, reader, student, and teacher of literature and the English language.

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