Searching for the underrated horror movies of 2023? You’ve come to the right dark alley! While the blockbuster beasts are busy scaring the masses, the real gems are quietly lurking, waiting to send shivers down the spines of those daring enough to discover them. This year, the horror genre has been a treasure trove of hidden frights, filled with unexpected chills and thrills. So grab your popcorn, maybe a protective talisman (just in case), and join us on a journey into the shadows of horror that’s so underrated, it’s almost a crime.
Here are our picks of the 10 most underrated horror movies of 2023! (so far)
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In Unseen, a near-blind woman named Emily is pursued by her murderous ex in the woods. With only a video call to Sam as her eyes, she must navigate the perilous terrain and escape. It’s a pulse-pounding thriller that tests the limits of trust and survival when sight is lost.
A popular social media influencer finds herself trapped in a deadly game where her followers aren’t the only ones watching. It’s a thriller that will make you reconsider that next selfie. Like, share, scream!
Time’s ticking, and so is the terror. Clocktakes the biological clock and turns it into a nightmare. A group of friends find a mysterious clock that brings their deepest fears to life. It’s a psychological thriller that will make you think twice about hitting the snooze button on life’s big decisions.
Who knew a pandemic could be so… entertaining? Sick takes the COVID experience and turns it into a slasher extravaganza. A deadly virus ravages the world, and one family fights to stay alive. Warning: Side effects may include screaming, jumping, and a sudden fear of masks.
Swallowed serves up a tense queer horror experience, following two childhood best friends on a perilous mission to smuggle drugs over the Canadian border. Agitating and intense, this body horror turns a risky adventure into a fight for survival. It’s a road trip with a terrifying twist!
Huesera: The Bone Woman follows a pregnant woman ensnared by occult forces and a cursed pregnancy. Set in a village rich with ancient traditions, she must confront the haunting presence of a witch known as the Bone Woman. It’s a bone-chilling tale that weaves folklore and fear into a spellbinding body horror.
A brilliant teenager creates a monster to protect herself, but things go awry when she can’t control it. It’s a retelling of Frankenstein with a fresh perspective, loaded with insight and terror. It’s alive!
Margaret and Ben take a weekend trip with longtime friends Ellie and Thomas and their two young children. Eventually, Ben begins to suspect something supernatural is occurring when the kids behave strangely after disappearing into the woods overnight. It’s a chilling tale that explores the fear of the unknown and the terror that can lurk in the most familiar of places.
And there you have it, dear horror enthusiasts! A collection of the most underrated, underappreciated, and under-the-bed-hiding-worthy horror movies of 2023. These films are not just a quick scare; they’re a masterclass in storytelling, creativity, and good old-fashioned frights. From the absurd to the profound, they offer a unique glimpse into the dark corners of the human psyche. So turn off the lights, grab a friend (or a teddy bear), and embark on a journey into the unknown.
Just remember, once you start, there’s no turning back.