Cold sweats, stiff muscles, screams, and despair are some of the effects that our body goes through when watching horror movies, when more than one night it cost us to fall asleep and, despite that, we can not stop seeing them. In horror movies, there are all kinds of movies, some more entertaining than others, but each director tries to convey to the audience their unique way of seeing fear.
For critics, some movies are exceptional works of art, and you should not lose another second and watch them. Therefore we present some of the films of the last decade that have been endorsed by experts from the film industry.
The film is a real wonder that plays with psychological terror. It is a complex, sophisticated, and, most importantly, terrifying movie. It has the best performances of its time. Toni Collete is impeccable, with a character so strong that she will be remembered in the horror genre as one of the best. The story tells of Annie, who, after losing her mother, decides to move to her house; She hopes to forget the problems she had in her childhood in that place, but everything becomes distorted when her daughter begins to see demonic figures.
11. It Follows
Story of Jay, 18, who, after having her first sexual intercourse with her boyfriend, will begin to be harassed by supernatural forces. A film in which the highest care was taken with each element and its meaning. A film that has a classic touch from the 80s.
10. Goodnight Mommy
The Austrian film of 2014 caused a lot of controversy at the time of its release, due to its particular psychological terror that many are not accustomed to. The story focuses on two twin brothers waiting at home for their mother to return after plastic surgery. The change of personality of the woman will cause children to begin to suspect that maybe she is not their mother.
9. The Witch
Story of a family of Christian settlers who live alongside a mysterious forest, which is stalked by demonic forces. The life of the family will take a complete turn when the newborn child disappears. The director reveals his sensibilities and abilities to develop a disturbing atmosphere. Also, it perfectly portrays important issues of that era, such as witchcraft, religion, and the role of women in society.
8. The Taking of Deborah Logan
Mia is making a documentary about Alzheimer’s, recording the daily life of Deborah suffering from the disease, and Sarah, her daughter. However, little by little, something strange and demonic takes over the woman’s body. This film is fascinating in several aspects, from the innovative approach of the camera, the performances, and the incredibly well-told story.
It tells the life of Josh and Renai, who move to a new house where their son has a terrible accident and is in a coma. A very well presented story with magnificent performances.
Angela is a television reporter who accompanies a group of firefighters. One day they receive a call from an older woman who is locked inside her apartment. The reporter and her cameraman will assist with the rescue team, but it will be a decision they will regret. The woman is not as simple as she looks; she is infected by a virus that gives her inhuman strength.
5. Get Out
It is an intense and suspenseful film, which also sends a clear and strong criticism against racism and discrimination. The story tells of Chris, who is encouraged to meet the parents of his girlfriend, Rose. When they arrive at the place, Chris notices strange and disturbing behavior on the part of the African-American inhabitants of the place. The film was even nominated for an Oscar in 2017, something that is not common in the movie of the genre.
4. The Conjuring
Based on the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, world-renowned paranormal investigators, who help the Perron family after they are terrified of a dark presence. The movie is full of an atmosphere of tension and suspense at every moment. It is a perfectly raised and told story.
The story focuses on two brothers who make plans to destroy an ancient mirror that has a malevolent force that caused the deaths of families and that of their parents.
2. A Quite Place
The tension is unique. It portrays a family that has survived mysterious creatures, and the only way not to attract them is not to emit any kind of sound. You will not be able to move a muscle with the suspense.
1. The Babadook
A single mom, disturbed by the brutal death of her husband, struggles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon finds a sinister appearance all around her.