The one thing that horror fans can agree on is they can't agree on anything. The horror genre is an expansive world that showcases an incredibly eclectic variation of films. The recent explosion of "horror hybrids" have been a matter of contention as of late, because they aren't like the horror films people are accustomed to. Thus, people have been arguing whether or not these films are "horror," and a gap is expanding between the different groups of horror lovers. The website Movies, Films and Flix recently put together a list of 10 21st century horror films that can unite the masses. I dig this quote from the article:
I believe if we put genre lovers in a room, and placed this list in front of them, world peace would be caused. If not, they could probably find one they all like. Which is a good start.
Here are the 10 films!
1. 'Trollhunter' (2010)
Trollhunter is a great start towards uniting horror fans because everybody loves this movie. It may not be considered "true horror," but it features elements of the genre that are accessible for everyone.
2. 'Thirst' (2009)
Thirst is a beautiful and bloody tale of vampires that critics and audiences loved. You need to watch this movie.
3. 'Cheap Thrills' (2013)
Cheap Thrills is one of my favorite horror hybrids because it focuses on building likable characters and dangerous villains. It will leave you exhausted and exhilarated.
4. 'Bone Tomahawk' (2015)
Bone Tomahawk is a fantastic horror western that features great dialogue and some crazy ultra-violence. It is the rare film that is beloved by the art-house and grindhouse crowds.
5. 'Pontypool' (2008)
Pontypool proves you can create tension without bloodshed. It dares to be a different kind of "zombie" film and it features some very good performances. Watch this movie!
6. 'Housebound' (2014)
Housebound is a brilliant horror comedy that is really weird and lots of fun. It proves that "horror" films can have fun while scaring the crap out of people.
7. 'Spring' (2014)
Spring is one of my favorite modern horror hybrids because it creates a new creature and gives the world a solid love story. You've never watched a movie like this before. Watch the clip below and you will see how this film differs from the norm.
8. 'Creep' (2014)
What I love most about Creep is that it creates a modern and unsettling new villain. Mark Duplass is amazing in the movie and you will never want to answer another Craigslist ad again.
9. 'I Saw the Devil' (2010)
I Saw the Devil is a nasty film that is expertly made. The acting, violence and plot are all fantastic, and if you can survive the experience you will grow to love the movie.
10. 'Kill List' (2011)
Director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, A Field in England) is a master of combining genres and Kill List is proof. You will have no clue where it is going, and you will love it.
What are your favorite horror films on this list? Comment below. I'd love to hear what you think!