We've handpicked our favourite horror films that dared to be different...

Words By Jason Miller

Ahead of the release of Nicholas Hoult's new comedy horror film Warm Bodies on Friday February 8th we have handpicked our top five horror films that definitely veer away from the cliches...

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1. Edward Scissor Hands (1990)
A true cult classic, Tim Burton handcrafted a true modern day fantasy horror of the loner with scissors for hands, played beautifully by Johnny Depp. Influenced by both Beauty and the Beast and Frankenstein the films gothic cinematography and subversive touches was met by widespread critcial acclaim on its release.

2. Zombieland (2009)
Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson lead this well tuned zombie apocalypse comedy horror which to date is the top grossing zombie film in the United States. Based around a road trip across the American South West, the action packed film is filled with wisecracks and a big injection of pop cultural references. Best of all is the scene stealing cameo by comedy legend Bill Murray that's not to be missed...

3. House (1977)
Attacking mattresses, monster pianos and blood spurting paintings are just three of the things to love in this Japanese horror classic. Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi the supernatural film tells the tale of six young girls on holiday in a house that quickly turns against them with wicked consequences.

Interesting, weird, creepy and goofy this film was ahead of its time!

4. Return to Oz (1985)
Definitely one of the Disney studios bravest releases, Return to Oz is a truly dark unofficial sequel to the Julie Garland classic. Want proof? Electroshock therapy asylums, screeching detachable heads and the infamous monkeys with wheels for legs are just three examples of why this fantasy horror remains a cult classic for both adults and kids alike.

5. The Fly (1986)
One of David Cronenburg's finest films, The Fly is the horrific sickening tale of genetic experimentation gone terribly wrong... Starring Jeff Goldberg and Geena Davis, the 1986 film is a masterclass of filmmaking slowly unravelling to a beautifully inspired gruesome ending.