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I have said it before and I will say it again: is my shit. That being said, there's absolutely no shortage of gnarly underground and indie films that won't make it to mainstream audiences or fans without a little push and good ol' fashion name dropping. Whether you are in the mood for a slow-burning psychological drama or a heart pounding thriller, these five movies have got what you want.

5. The Mind's Eye

If your first assumption is that this sci-fi horror thriller is based on the powers of the human brain's untapped pineal gland you may have just proven yourself to be very educated on the psychokinetic subject. Or perhaps you are happily experimental with your own levels of DMT in your spare time — either way kudos to you, brainiac.

Far from being a slow-paced snore fest, is an intense thriller for fans who like a bit more action with their science fiction and horror, and added realism to their boning scenes.

The Mind's Eye is available to stream or purchase, here.

4. Satanic

Although this film isn't particularly terrifying, it was a much welcomed return to post-adolescent horror. A supernatural thriller based upon obvious forces and the typical merry band of dumbasses that stumble unwittingly into trouble — or in this case, Satan's sights. The acting in is both fresh and solid, special effects and cinematography are also on point, but if I were to put my finger on any one element that makes this movie worth a watch it would be young actress Sophie Dalah. Her elegant exhibition of the dedicated little hellion princess Alice is both devilishly captivating and deeply intoxicating to watch.

Satanic is currently streaming on so be sure to check it out — once it gets dark of course.

3. Tales Of Poe

A deliciously bold adaptation of three of Edgar Allan Poe's classic works including timeless favorite The Tell-Tale Heart, by independent film directors Bart Mastronardi and Alan Rowe Kelly. A melodramatic and eerie female dominated reimagining with stunning performances from legendary scream queens Amy Steel (April Fools Day, Friday the 13th Part 2), Caroline Williams (Hatchet III, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), and Adrienne King (Friday the 13th, Friday the 13th Part 2), as well as an enchanting narration from underground horror princess, Debbie Rochon (Dollface,The Girl).

Check out Tales of Poe here

2. The Id

From director Thommy Hutson and writer Sean H. Stewart, takes us down the spiraling path of one woman's psychological deterioration. Exhausted and sickened by the life she has dedicated to caring for her abusive father, Meredith Lane begins drifting deeper into her delusional and explicit mind. Starring stunning silver screen horror icon Amanda Wyss (A Nightmare on Elm Street), and an incredible performance from actor Patrick Peduto (Revelator), The Id is a painfully personal tale of desperation.

Check out The Id on Amazon Instant Video, here.

1. She Who Must Burn

Truly a must-see as well as a beloved and recent addition to my "top shelf collection," Larry Kent's is both brilliant and wonderfully unforgiving — hands down one of my favorite indie films of the year. She Who Must Burn features exceptional performances from actors Jewel Staite (Firefly, Serenity), and Sarah Smyth (Supernatural, 50/50), as well as one hell of a breakout from indie actress Missy Cross (Night of the Living Dead Mexicans).

This movie is fire, trust me. Read more on my thoughts about She Who Must Burn here.

Check out She Who Must Burn on Amazon Instant Video, here.

Are you just dying to get your paws on these five indie flicks? Have one you want to see on our next list? Share your thoughts in the comment section below and keep on supporting indie film!


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[Source: Justin Cook — Independent Film Public Relations]


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