There are plenty of fantastic horror flicks out there that don't get enough credit, so I'm on a mission to give them some publicity. The latest underrated flick that I checked out was 'Eden Lake', which was released in 2008. It's an English indie flick, and despite having superstar actor Michael Fassbender play one of the two main roles, it isn't too well known in the horror community.
The film follows a young couple who adventure out to a soon to be holiday park for an exciting camping trip, but trouble ensues when a group of 12/13 year old kids arrive on the beach next to them. Slowly the action ramps up, until eventually the couple are running for their lives trying to escape the murderous tweens.
The film is generally terrifying, as such a situation is quite possible, and it could happen to absolutely anyone. You really feel for the characters, as they're not the stereotypical drunken sex obsessed teens that we get to see so often in slasher flicks, so the tension is ridiculously high, particularly in the last 30 or so minutes of the movie as they're chased through the woods.