Hello. I'm interested in the horror genre. I often find myself occupied, thinking about who the person was that came up with typical archetypes in the genre, or what kind of myth or tale is responsible to what is commonly accepted as scary stuff. I mean, we all don't accept candy from stranger for a good reason, or is it all suspicion? I only know the popular story's, and it's not that I don't want to know more about them and think I don't know enough yet. I also know the more popular, mainstream titles in movies. Do you have any recommendations that are lesser known horrors, and possibly change my conception of the genre? It's this kind of enrichment I'm currently seeking after Books and movies are fine. If it's a movie after a book, also fine If they were very good or very bad, or just something that stayed with you for some unknown reason, tell me about it. Thank you for sharing the less common horror title. The things I enjoyed in the past hopefully resemble nothing I'm not yet familiar with. I want to develop a good, deep, broad taste for the genre. Connoisseurs, please help me with some quality or original titles to look at. European and North American works for me, but regardless of where it originates or out of what time it stems, doesn't matter. I speak English and Dutch. Most movies are no problem for me, even different languages are maybe worth a shot. Anything with subtitles will do. Books and movies please. Titles I know already are Saw, Rob Zombie films, the famous serial killer movies (and parodies), The fourth kind, The ring, the sixth sense, resident evil is horror to a degree, I seriously enjoyed Silent Hill, most zombie films deserve my attention, they are flat out fun, among which I've seen most titles that have "of the (dead)" in them. The first horror I saw was as a child, it really stressed my out; animation the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I also fell in love with the genre since then. Before that 'scary' elements in stories were only meant to depict forces of evil, or bad guys. Little did I know it was a genre, and Sleepy Hollow did a good job at showing me that art can be used to torment you. I also didn't know it wasn't the only movie with that intention. Books read are scarce; the Relic and it's sequel, which is by far not as enjoyable as the first one, which was great. It's long winded and vulgar in the beginning, and I don't know the rest of it yet. There are probably more, but if you have a rare title, chances are a newbie like me hand't heard of it. It opens my doors to understand more about horror and what makes it really horror! Like the title says, I'm also looking for uncensored gore and violence. It triggers me, because I think there are no borders in entertainment. I even find it spectacular and fascinating. Also, if there are communities or resources or libraries you think I should look: let me know. But so far I haven't googled my way into the depths of becoming a horror specialist. All I have is my taste and preference and I'm fond of it. More.