2015 was not the cream of the crop when it came to Horror movies. There was so much potential and then so many just fell completely flat and didn't deliver. With that said though there are some movies that took me completely by surprise. Almost every movie, other than two, on my list are movies that I expected to fall flat just like the others. Luckily I was completely wrong and some of these gems are not only my favorite of 2015 list but permanently on my "top of horror" list.
Here are the top 5 horror movies of 2015
5. The Green Inferno - Eli Roth
The Green Inferno absolutely had its flaws, however it was everything that Eli Roth meant it to be. The movie did not take itself seriously at all and had the whole theater was either laughing out loud or cringing in disgust. Also, we were due for a good splatter fest with all the tame horror movies that we have been given lately.
4. Krampus - Michael Dougherty
Being a huge fan of Trick'r Treat I knew that I wouldn't be let down by another holiday horror movie by Michael Dougherty. The fact that it received a PG-13 rating made me a bit nervous fearing that it would be watered down to make more money, but Krampus was anything but watered down. Krampus was brutal, unforgiving and taught us a valuable lesson about family values.
3. It Follows - David Robert Mitchell
It Follows stood out to me because it was so unique. In a world of remakes and sequels it was really nice to see something completely new. Who would of thought that sex could be so scary?
2. Crimson Peak - Guillermo del Toro
Crimson Peak was one movie that I was looking forward to from the moment it was announced, and it did not disappoint. Guillermo del Toro made such a beautiful dark fairy tale and we can only hope for more like this in the future.
1. The Visit - M. Night Shyamalan
Honestly, I never thought that I would be putting an M. Night Shyamalan movie in a number one spot...ever. Since The Sixth Sense he just got lazy and gave us some really questionable work. However, that did not prove to be the case with The Visit. It worked so well because of the awesome cast (namely Deanna Dunagan as Nana) and an excellent story line. I really did not see the end coming, did you?! My imagination was running wild the entire time with what could be really going on with the grandparents, and when the truth was revealed I was totally taken by surprise. Its such a refreshing feeling to not be able to figure out what is going on and spoil the ending for yourself. I found The Visit to be funny, engaging and terrifying. Lets hope that this means that M. Night is back in action and ready to keep delivering for us.