Pic related. Just watched Starry Nights. Thought it was awesome.
Any recommendations of others along that and these lines?
The only time I ever see it mentioned here is when I post it, but this leaves me feeling punched in the stomach every time I finish it. It got a Criterion release a long time ago, but it is very unknown. I heard about it from a hardcore horror collector like fifteen years ago, and I still consider it one of my favorite horror films. Avoid the shit remake though.
I think more than half of those are 5/10 at best. That's just my opinion though. It feels like horror has been so shit for so long that people are much more lax with calling mediocre horror films great.
There's no era where there were more than 10 great horror films. Horror is a challenging genre so this whole "these days" thing is moot. Hell, in the past year we got The Babadook and It Follows.
The Babadook seems to be very polarizing, so I wouldn't rely too much on anyone's opinion here. I haven't seen the full thing yet so I can't say though. I just got back from It Follows a few hours ago and loved it too. I can't wait to see what that guy does next.
Films like Mama and Sinister missed the mark, but you can tell the filmmakers tried. It was a labor of love. Stuff like The Hills Have Eyes and A Serbian Film are just actively terrible shock-value schlock through and through.
Lake Mungo is the scariest film I've ever seen.
Nice input. What do you like with your refined tastes?
A lot of the movies I enjoy on my list are really only 6-7/10 to me. Anything that's unique and memorable stand out and for whichever reason hit the mark.
Back in high school I was obsessed with Asian horror for a short time, and I remember watching the original Dark Water and that one scene at the end filled me with more fear and dread than I've experienced since seeing The Exorcist as a little kid. I don't remember if the whole film could be considered great, or if it has aged well, but if you haven't seen it I would definitely recommend it.
uff, if you think rosemary's baby if horror you have to admit this one is too. The laugh at the end was creepy as hell
well, maybe you are right about this last decade is really bad in horror, but this list is the best I can think off.
yes, it's really good, great atmospheric, works at many levels kinda movie.Late phases is better tho.
I really like American mary, it was fun, if you are checking every horror new release like I do you will see that "fun" it's not a very recurrent thing in 00's movies, so I appreciate it.
It got a Criterion release and it was remade with Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland and Sandra Bullock. It's on a bunch of horror charts and it's mentioned frequently in horror threads here.
I know it's a thriller but in some ways reminds me of martyrs, there is blood, of course it's almodovar so it's plenty of comedy but you can't tell that isn't at least creepy.
I wish dead girl was more recommended here, it's realle awesome