What are the best obscure horror movies?

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    #1The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a German Expressionist silent film by Robert Wiene. The film was released in 1920 and was written by Carl Mayer and Hans Janowitz. It features Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, and Friedrich Feher in the lead roles.


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    Raymond Keller
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "I don't know what's in the mind of these brilliant German Expressionist directors. Instead of your typical horror story, they convey it with acting, cinematography and overall theme. Minimalistic but effective."
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    Nosferatu is a German Expressionist silent horror film written by Henrik Galeen and directed by F.W. Murnau, with Max Schreck playing the role of Count Orlok. It was released in 1922 and was based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.


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    Nicholas Lopez
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "This is what happends when you fail to get a Dracula license: you create a new character. I'm glad that Count Orlok's race is counted as canon for the vampire mythos."
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    Faust is a silent film in 1926. Based from the drama by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the film is about Mephisto wagering against God if humans are redeemable or not. He tricks aged alchemist Faust from striking a deal with him.


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    Vihaan Nair
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Not scary in conventional ways but it's very artistic. No need for jump scares or gore to scare people. Two thumbs up!"
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    Häxan is a documentary-style horror film written and directed by Benjamin Christensen. It explores the origin of witchcraft, satanism and other demonic practices of the ancient and medieval period.


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    Jessica Romero
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "A unique take of a horror movie at that time. Instead of a typical, titular monster as main attraction, it's a documentary style."
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    #5The Golem

    The Golem

    The Golem is a German Expressionist horror movie in 1920. Set in 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates a golem as the protector of the Jewish community. Unfortunately, the golem rebels its creator and wreaks havoc.


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    Vincent Reid
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "I'm still bewildered how Germans do a not scary but haunting movie. Maybe it's the crooked architecure or the limited colors. Too bad nobody knows this film"
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    #6Don't Torture a Duckling

    Don't Torture a Duckling

    Don't Torture a Duckling is an Italian mysterious horror thriller motion picture that stars Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, and Tomas Milian. It was directed and written by Lucio Fulci and co-written by Roberto Gianviti.


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    Barbara Williamson
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "It's oriented to a crime thriller film which was prominent at that time. You'll get tensed with each moments whenever the protagonists are endangered."
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    #7The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is an Italian mysterious horror thriller motion picture that stars Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, and Enrico Maria Salerno. It was directed and written by Dario Argento and premiered on February 27, 1970.


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    Matthew Anderson
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "So this is how Italians take horror movie. Kinda getting tired of the jump scares from Hollywood movies. This one is a refresher."
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    #8Aaah! Zombies!!

    Aaah! Zombies!!

    Aaah! Zombies!! or Wasting Away is a horror comedy film in 2007. It is about the zombie's perspective where they see themselves as humans while trying to escape from the military, intending to kill them.


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    Ajay Kapur
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Never heread of a movie where zombies are the "good guys", they only want to munch your head. This one was different, it's about thinking zombies acting as humans."
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    V/H/S/2 is a horror thriller supernatural movie directed by Simon Barrett and Jason Eisener, and starred by Lawrence Michael Levine, Kelsy Abbott, and Adam Wingard. This movie first appeared on 6 June 2013.


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    Katherine Ruiz
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "It's for gore and slasher fanatics, you won't survive the film if you can't stomach the disturbing scenes."


Best What are the best obscure horror movies
1The Cabinet of Dr. CaligariMovies 17 Paid
2NosferatuMovies 11 Paid
3FaustMovies 8 Paid
4HäxanMovies 7 Paid
5The GolemMovies 7 Paid
6Don't Torture a DucklingMovies 6 Paid
7The Bird with the Crystal PlumageMovies 4 Paid
8Aaah! Zombies!!Movies 4 Paid
9V/H/S/2Movies 1 Paid

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