From the rise of Mike Flanagan, the return of Michael Meyers and a Creepshow comeback the 2010’s have been an interesting year for horror movies. With that said here are my top ten favorite horror movies of such an innovative decade.
The Final Girls:
I love this movie and find it equally sweet, emotional and personal as it is funny and innovative.
I found this movie on Netflix knowing little about it and am VERY glad that I did. It functions similarly to a version of The Descent with male protagonists. However it very much is doing it’s own thing balancing very well shot atmospheric horror and strong character development with likable realistic characters.
This movie is bananas. It somehow turns the original brutal Sawesque horror mystery to a crazy bloody as hell Aliens style action flick that somehow is only an hour and 29 minutes. It’s a hoot and has Shooter McGaviin and an awesome ending.
Cabin In The Woods:
What can I say? It’s this generation’s Scream times five in terms of it’s meta nature while being a non stop thrill ride throughout. It also has classically witty Joss Whedon characters while also showing what an exceptional film maker to be Drew Godard is and why Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford are gifts to cinema..
On the other end of the epic horror scale comes the intimately creepy/awkward…Creep. I adore this film, but given how organically it flows and how natural this film feels I don’t want to spoil any of it. It’s on Netflix and I implore you to watch it.
Same as the first this is on Netflix and I highly recommend it though I don’t want to say too much. What I can say is that these films really show what a great actor Mark Duplass is on many levels. These movies fascinate me in how equally hillarious yet completely unnerving they are.
It’s Goosebumps, I’m a 90’s horror kid.
What can I say that hasn’t already been said? What can you say on a heavily nuanced masterpiece that has been analyzed by basically everyone on the internet. All that to say this film is infinitely rewatchable and gets better every time I do.
I was very skeptical of this movie initially given how simple of a set up this had. However, that’s the magic of Mike Flanagan as he’s VERY much able to create an enchantingly intricate world within a bedroom.
Of all of the movies on here this is the one that I most REALLY want people to see. I feel that the direction, acting and cinematography are all exceptional. The writing has a great combination of very human feelings and interactions with a fascinating lore.
Cult of Chucky.
Happy Death Day
Happy Death Day 2 U
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
3 From Hell