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18 Underrated Monster Movies You Need To See
Jaws: The Revenge
The shark effects rival "Jaws 3-D," not only because they're terrible, but because they look unfinished. No one should look at a shark in a horror movie and think, "Okay but give him another coat of paint," and no shark in the history of sharks has ever been out for revenge because another shark died, but this movie falls firmly into so bad it’s good.
Disturbing Behavior
A hybrid film that combines elements of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and "The Stepford Wives," "Disturbing Behavior" touches on themes of assimilation versus individuality, grief, and morality. The political divide between the outcasts and the preppy kids is as simple as it is poignant.
Basket Case
Featuring a demon called Belial who likes hamburgers and revenge, "Basket Case" gets distracted from the main plot easily. There are many supporting characters that don’t get their due in this film, but it is still a fascinating film that will have you wondering why it exists.
Even though it’s a shameless “Jaws” ripoff, “Piranha” is a delightfully terrifying film, leaning into black comedy rather than traditional horror. The humor prevents it from being taken as seriously as other monster epics, but that doesn't take away the fun you can experience when you watch.
Dr. Phibes
"The Abominable Dr. Phibes" stars Vincent Price in a perfect blend of camp, dark humor, and some genuine scares to create the ultimate standard for a midnight movie. Because of the revenge structure, the film works as a series of vignettes rather than a traditional narrative.