I have a friend who a I am hosting regular movie night with. At first I was trying to pick movies that weren’t too dark or violent. After about the third movie she admitted that she REALLY enjoyed horror movies. Apparently, and she quotes this with glee to people, I responded by saying, “Oh! That opens up a whole world of possibilities!’ Since then we’ve watched mostly horror movies and are currently working our way through the INSIDIOUS series. INSIDIOUS 2 was a fantastic time and had us on the edge of our seats. With INSIDIOUS 3 we christened the ghost ‘gloopy feet’ which lead to much hilarity when ever it appeared.
I also watched two incredible horror movies recently: HOST, a shorter horror film about friends holding a seance over ZOOM. It is nearly an all female cast and very intense. A Quiet Place Part II a worthy sequel to the first film. Never has so much tension been gleaned from such small, careful actions.
What horror movies have you enjoyed recently or in the past? Do you have a list of all time favourites and what resources do you use to find good new entries in the genre? Here is a YouTube review show I enjoy.
This is my loosely ordered top ten movies. I could, and might, do another ten that I enjoyed almost as much.
Ringu - Scared the crap out of me from the very first scene.
Jaws - Probably my first true horror film. Saw it in the cinema as a teen. It had a massive impact. I loved it and I wouldn’t go into the sea for a good few years.
Tremors - A silly but lovable classic staring Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward.
Train to Busan - Fast zombies done right and possibly the best zombie transformation in cinema.
Monsters (2010) - A road trip with sense of impending doom, flawed characters and an ending I adore. You may well not.
Open Water - I was in agony the majority of the latter half of this movie. I cared so much about those people.
HOST - A superb, finely crafted but violent modern horror movie. Don’t hold you seances over ZOOM people! (Use Discord mb?)
It follows - just because you’re getting increasingly paranoid doesn’t mean it’s not following the protagonists.
Alien - I thoroughly spoiled this movie for myself before watching it otherwise it might be higher on the list.
Texas Chainsaw massacre (1974) - It starts out with an oppressive, doom laden atmosphere and ends up being completely bonkers but it grabbed me and didn’t let go until the dizzying end.