Half Dozen Underrated Movies on Amazon

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

Today starts my 8th day with sciatic nerve pain. Since practically any movement from my armpit to my knee sends searing cramping spasms throughout my lower right back, thigh, knee, calf, and ankle; I have been lying flat on my back and doing as little as possible. That translates to laying on the couch and bed, scrolling through streaming channels looking for some form of entertainment. I am currently scrolling through movies from 2000-2010. And I have reconnected with a few little-known gems.

So I thought that would make a great little list. 6 movies that flew under the radar of the mainstream. Naturally, this list is in no order at all, other than how they pop up on my watch list. And if none of these catch your eye, then we will blame the muscle relaxers and pain killers I am currently ingesting.

Chawz 2009

In a quiet rural town near Mount Jiri where murder is unheard of, bodies start to pile up prior to a big festival. The assailant isn't human, though; the killer is really a giant boar that no longer fears humans.

This South Korean horror film is the best of both worlds; it mixes humor with feral hog action. It reminds me of the classic vs Nature horror movies of the 1970s. 

Uzumaki 2000

In a small town in Uzumaki, one teenager notices how residents, including her father, are becoming more obsessed with spiral shapes. This fixation leads to death and more as the town is then affected by an all-consuming and intangible force.

One of the best WTF movies. Cosmic horror sprinkled with Japanese storytelling. You will either enjoy or hate this film, there is no middle ground.

The Gift (2000)

In Brixton, Georgia, Blanchett's psychic character gets entangled in a local murder, and it's up to her to find the killer before she herself becomes a victim.

Least known Sam Raimi film, but it’s stacked with a great cast: Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, Hilary Swank, Giovanni Ribisi, Katie Holmes, and Greg Kinnear. Who doesn’t like Southern Gothic horror with a splash of supernatural? 

Creep (2004)

An inebriated woman who gets trapped in a London tube station one night. As she searches for an exit, she's hunted by someone or something inhabiting the labyrinthine tunnel system.

Do you like subterranean survival horror? Do you like when the dog doesn’t die? Well, here you go.

The Gravedancers (2006)

The story follows the unearthly consequences of dancing on top of a gravesite; three people make this mistake and must now deal with the spirits of those they disturbed with their foolish frolicking.

My indie entry on the list. Saw this at a film festival and was surprised. A solid entry in horror.

Dance Of The Dead (2008)

The corpses in a cemetery next to a power plant suddenly spring to life and look for sustenance. They eventually head for the local high school, which is having its prom that same night. The students and faculty then spend their evening fending off their insatiable zombie attackers.

There were around 142 trillion zombie movies that came out in the 2000s(it seemed like it anyway). By 2010, a zombie movie had to be something special to even get my attention. Well, this one did. Its irreverence toward the subgenre is what puts it apart from the rest. Naturally, it is no Shaun of the Dead, but the crude slapstick is still funny.

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