Part 11. We’re doing it. We’ve done it, in fact–but we’re still
going to be doing it throughout the duration of this particular Top 5 Scary Video. Ever since we began this series, Forgotten
Horror Cinema has been quaking in their boots at the thought of being left behind–fallen
down the back of the proverbial cupboard, to join the other dusty DVD’s in their fadement
journey toward obscurity. But not any more! No longer will these gems of horror cinema
remain unrecognised–and instead, like a particularly grim looking Scarecrow under a perfect Harvest
Moon–they will be outstanding in their field. Let’s take another look, shall we? Hello horror fans, what’s going on, and
once again welcome back to the scariest channel on YouTube–Top 5 Scary Videos. As per usual, I’ll be your horror host Jack
Finch–as today, we curiously take a look at the Top 5 Scariest Forgotten Horror Movies–Part
11. Phew. Roll the clip. For the curious amongst you, of course–that
scene was from 1991’s The People Under The Stairs, perhaps one of Wes Craven’s most
underappreciated of horror films–and yet a movie that still manages to find a way of
making us crawl up the walls. For the astute amongst you, then you’ll
know that particular movie managed to make its way onto Part 10 of this series–and as
is usually the case, consider this clip your friendly reminder to give it a watch if you
haven’t. I know a lot of you in the last video enjoyed
that mention–so consider it done. Let’s begin, shall we? Kicking off at Number 5–Cherry Falls, 2000 And you know what? I’m actually pretty damn shocked that I
haven’t covered this movie on Top 5 Scary Videos yet–and so it seems, it has so far
managed to give even me the slip. But no longer! Because Cherry Falls is an awesome movie. Bizarrely enough though, this movie also very
nearly didn’t make it out of the cutting room floor. And you know what? I’m super sad–because Brittany Murphy stars
as the leading role of this movie, and she was such a phenomenal actor that was taken
far too soon. Really–Don’t Say A Word, Girl Interrupted–Brittany
Murphy was a force to be reckoned with in cinema, and she had so much more to offer. So, if for any reason–watch this movie to
see Murphy do what she did best. And also, Cherry Falls is just a straight
up awesome movie–despite the fact it very nearly didn’t get released. Written by Ken Selden and directed by Australian
filmmaker Geoffrey Wright, Cherry Falls is a slasher movie that surprisingly has some
intelligently morbid undertones to it. I remember watching it on a whim after finding
it in the DVD graveyard of HMV way back as a wee-whipper snapper–and after finishing
the movie, thinking, damn–this is gonna be a cult classic or something. That was great. And yeah, after that. Nothing, really. Go figure. But whatever, now is the time for Cherry Falls
to rise up. It tells the tale of a local teenager and
daughter of the town’s sheriff, Jody Marken, played by Murphy–who alongside the local
highschool drama slog, find themselves wrapped up in the classic virgins-die-first slasher
fest. However, whilst on the surface this movie
seems like a box of cliche frogs. It is certainly not that, and it may well
actually be one of the most creative and subversive slasher horror movies of the early 2000s. And there you go–another reason to give it
a watch. Swinging in at Number 4–From Beyond The Grave,
1974 In the previous part of this series, we spoke
about a particularly awesome horror film from the 70s–Symptoms, starring Angela Pleasance–that
just so happened to take the number one spot in our series. Whilst her father, Donald Pleasance, is a
legend of horror cinema himself–why settle for one Pleasance, when you can have two? As thankfully for us, the two of them happen
to feature in this horror anthology of British cinema. Now, whilst both of them take minor roles
in this anthology piece, as do many of the other British horror names throughout this
movie–the whole thing is underpinned by the brilliant Peter Cushing, aka Grand Moff Tarkin
from Star Wars–may I add–who in this regard plays an equally evil proprietor. And yeah, that was a Death Star reference–but
hey, I’m clutching at straws here. You see, the anthology narrative behind this
movie–is intertwined by an antiques shop, known as Temptations Limited–who peddle their
wares under the banner–Offers You Cannot Resist. Quick note, you probably *should* resist them–because
nothing good ever comes from purchasing an ancient cursed item. Trust me. During the course of the movie, four items
are sold that culminate in four differing stories. A Mirror. A Medal. A Snuff Box. And an Antique Door. And that’s all you need to know, really,
because as so far as anthology horror is concerned, although in some senses they’re sometimes
difficult to vibe with compared to a fully fledged horror narrative–in this sense, From
Beyond The Grave is actually one of the most accessible horror anthologies going. It’s intelligently crafted, every scene
is paced with some remarkably capable performances–and you can tell that every frame was made with
a reverence for the genre of horror. Written by Raymond Christodoulou and Robin
Clarke–and directed by Kevin Connor–From Beyond The Grave should be welcome in any
horror fan’s repertoire. Give it a watch, you’ll be surprised. Next up at Number 3–Fallen, 1998 Hey, what can I say–it’s about time that
we featured some Denzel Washington over here at Top 5 Scary Videos–as well as the late,
great, legendary titan of cinema, James Gandolfini–in perhaps one of his most off the wall supporting
roles. And by off the wall, I mean–possessed by
a demon for a few scenes and then–that’s about it really. Go and chill in the Green Room. You know what, that’s what I loved about
Gandolfini though. He wasn’t afraid about taking roles that
he just… liked the look of. Also, he got to sport a dope-ass moustache,
so there’s that too. Strangely enough though, on that theme–and
for what it’s worth, 1998’s Fallen certainly doesn’t get the credit that it deserves. And I’m not exactly sure why. Hey, I’m not saying that Fallen should be
held up as some genre-defining moment in cinema–I’m just saying that it was a surprisingly exceptional
movie–and it had an absolutely stacked cast to boot. Maybe I’m just nostalgic, but I miss the
time where big budget movies were willing to take risks and make movies about supernatural
detective thrillers. If anything, the nostalgia of a time where
cinema still took a risk is worth it alone to watch this movie. Written by Nicholas Kazan and directed by
Gregory Hoblit, Fallen tells the tale of Philadelphia Police Detective John Hobbes, played by Washington–who
visits a serial killer who he was responsible for capturing, a man named Edgar Reese–played
by Edgar Koteas. Just as Reese is about to be executed on Death
Row though, he grabs Hobbes hand and speaks to him in ancient Aramaic. As he is executed–he laughs and sings Time
is On My Side by the Rolling Stones. And then several days later–a string of murder
cases emerge, ones that are eerily similiar to Edgar Reeses’ modus operandi. Initially believing it to be a copycat killer,
Fallen quickly takes a turn into the realm of the supernatural akin to the likes of The
Exorcist 3–yet, in this regard, it fully fleshes out the whole demonic-serial-killer
possession thing out with a far more frighteningly scope. We’ll say no more–and although this movie
requires quite a bit of suspension of disbelief to be fully enjoyed as a horror thriller–most
importantly, this movie is really blood entertaining. Plus the cast is stacked. Denzel, John Freakin’ Goodman, Donald Sutherland,
Embeth Davidtz–Elias Koteas–and the late James Gandolfini. Yeah, give this one a watch. Coming in at Number 2–Just Before Dawn, 1981 Alright–we’re heating things up a bit here–because
the remaining two entries on this list are absolutely worth your while. In fact, I would go so far as to say that
they’re some of the greatest forgotten horror movies that we’ve ever featured on this
series. So yeah. It took some digging. But take note. The first of them is 1981’s Just Before
Dawn–potentially one of the most overlooked teen slashers in the whole of horror cinema. In fact, I’m going to go out on a limb and
say that 1981’s Just Before Dawn is the best slasher horror that you’ve never heard
of. And yes, whilst there are certain visual themes
in this movie that won’t be for everyone–and everything from the score to the set design
is a little dated–the actual craftsmanship behind this independent production is exactly
what slasher horror cinema should be. Really, this film was made with some love
and affection, and a real appreciation for just exactly why the vital ingredients of
teen slasher have stood the test of time. Written and directed by Jeff Lieberman, the
man responsible for 1978’s Blue Sunshine–Just Before Dawn tells the tale of a group of five
college kids–Warren, Constance, Jonathan, Megan and Daniel–who after inheriting a remote
rural property in the Mountains–head out for a trip in classic teen slasher fashion. The thing is though, instead of just one serial
killer out to get them in the dead of night–there’s a whole family of them. Just Before Dawn is Friday the 13th meets
Deliverance with a spattering of The Hills Have Eyes in–and whilst that make sound like
a hodge-podge of epic proportions that is doomed to fail–in actual fact, that’s *exactly*
why it’s so good. The thing is–this movie can be really difficult
to get ahold of, down to the fact that even during its original release it had already
faded into obscurity. If you can manage to get your hands on it,
however–you’re certainly in for a treat. Surprisingly, for an otherwise unknown cast–Just
Before Dawn is incredibly well acted, particularly by the backwoods… individuals. Shall we say. Certainly give this one a watch. And finally, coming in at our Number 1 spot–Long
Weekend, 1978 And the final slot on this list is reserved
for a movie that is so overlooked it’s almost criminal. You see, I have long championed that awesome
and mysterious place, known only as Australia–and when it comes to cinema, they have quietly
yet consistently pumped out some of the most precious hidden gems known to horror. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but Australian
horror cinema seems to strike a fine balance between the fear of the physical–the natural
world, and the man made world. Perhaps better than any other–1978’s Long
Weekend exemplifies that theme. And it doesn’t just exemplify it–but it
takes it, and runs with it–and just keeps on going. Really, you might watch this film and think
that it couldn’t possibly take it any further. Spoilers. It does. Oh boy does it keep on going. Directed by Colin Eggleston, an Ozploitation
director who has certainly earned his fair share of salt–but the real genius behind
this movie, is the name attached to the script. Everett de Roche, one of the most legendary
script writers ever to have cut his teeth in Australian Cinema–despite being an American. The premise to this movie is simple enough. It concerns a couple, Peter, played by John
Hargreaves–and Marcia, played by Briony Behets–who, alongside their trusty dog–head to the outback
on a weekend camping trip. And that’s it really. The thing is though, the couple in question
have their own share of inner demons–and outwardly, their marriage is on the rocks. Quickly, the couple demonstrate an incredible
lack of respect for nature–especially the husband Peter. They pollute the bush. They kill a dugong out in the water. They throw lit cigarettes in a dry bush–and
they spray insecticide around their camp. And as tensions between the couple escalate
to a fever pitch–nature is certainly not pleased with their disrespectful ways. First, an eagle attacks–then, a possum. And then… well. Then things get really bad. Give this movie a watch, and don’t let it
be forgotten. Well, there we have it folks–our list for
the Top 5 Scariest Forgotten Horror Movies–Part 11. Look how far we’ve come, eh? Well, what do you guys think? Do you agree? Disagree? Have any more to add to this list? Then let us know your thoughts down in the
comment section below. Before we depart from today’s video though,
let’s first take a quick look at some of your more creative comments from over the
past few days. First up, sherolled 27 says– My life is complete, Jack has finally said
the words, Hell Pig! — Well sherolled 27–brace yourself, cos
I’ve just said it again. Hell Pig. And again! Well, actually, what’s more impressive is
that you’ve been patiently waiting for me to say Hell Pig. That’s… so oddly specific. And finally, Aeniema says — This is also my favorite series. You turned me on to movies I’ve never heard
of … thanks 🙂 — And, you’re very welcome. It’s my favorite series too. And look at us– Part 11. Who woulda thought it. Well, there we have it folks–unfortunately
that’s all we’ve got time for in today’s video, cheers for sticking around all the
way until the end.