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Unk’s Favorite Horror Films of the Last Decade

December 31st, 2019 by unkle lancifer · 18 Comments

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bdwilcox
bdwilcox
9 months ago

For me, the most striking omission is “Black Death” (with Sean Bean) from 2010. To me, that was an almost perfect horror film.

JennyD13
JennyD13
9 months ago

Great List!

Luki8701
9 months ago

What a great list! I agree pretty much with every movie selected, though I am pretty sure I could come up with some more movies after some thinking.

However I must say I am completely floored because I just realized some of these movies are already 5+ years old… several times I had to pause and make sure that yes, that and that movie really came out in 2015 or 2011 and not a year ago, haha. Time just flies.

And yes, I also enjoy The Thing prequel and It Follow did not work for me, pretty much in it’s entirety, aside from the soundtrack.

Luki8701
9 months ago

@unkle lancifer

I would really love to see the original version of the movie. I had the original script and, while the movie sticks pretty close to it – aside from that ending, which the script is missing – there were several moments and interactions that would only make the movie even better.

You know what my favorite scene is? The short moment between the only two women at the camp, at night, when they are looking out of the window talking about how, after this discovery, things will never be the same again. It is hardly 60 seconds long, but the dialogue and the shot of looking out into the cold arctic darkness really brings the best essence of The Thing for me.

Oh well, yes the CGI is somewhat iffy and it is a shame it had to replace the amazing practical effects, but I love the movie non the less. Also the soundtrack is, while not as classic and amazing as the Carpenter/Morricone, still great and evocative.

https://youtu.be/Z993rHWIbRw

Matt Sunshine
Matt Sunshine
9 months ago

This is an awesome post Lance. I find myself moving toward, not by definition mainstream, but “comfort” horror as well. I find these days I despise being grossed out. Although I would actually include It Follows as comfort for me.

Speaking of comfort horror, I was kind of surprised you left off 2010’s Devil, just from the way you talked about it a few times. I always thought it was a fun little under rated good time.

Though I’ve seen the majority of stuff, there are still a good number of titles I have not seen on here. I have stopped with remakes now unless I hear enough good about them, so I have not seen The Thing 2011, but I’m now going to give it a try just based on your list.

Anyway, great list. I’m looking forward to checking out the ones I didn’t see, and re-watching those that got lost in my memory.

Ghastly1
Ghastly1
9 months ago

I don’t watch much in the way of modern films because I think for the most part they are shit; I saw part of The Town That Dreaded Sundown because I love the original, Curse of Chucky because I like the first two Child’s Play films and Halloween because the original is one of my favorite films of all time and they were all fairly mediocre at best.
But the one that really towered above all of those others was Bone Tomahawk. That one genuinely blew me away. I was really surprised and delighted by how politically incorrect it was, how it was oozing horrific and dreadful atmosphere and how damn gory it was. It is the closest thing to a film version of the ultimate western, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy that there is and that probably made me appreciate it even more.
If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it even if you don’t like westerns.

Chuckles72
Chuckles72
9 months ago

As Jake Peralta would say – Noice! Every time that I see a poster for The Innkeepers I want to watch it again.

Couple of notable omissions, IMHO.

The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015). This one blew my socks off. It is one of the most mis-interpreted horror films of the decade.

What we do in the Shadows (2014). The inclusion of Tucker and Dale shows that horror-comedy is on the table, and this is one of the best that I have ever seen. Vadislav’s comparison of virgins and sandwiches caused me to spray my coffee all over my desk.

Ghastly1
Ghastly1
9 months ago

Uncle Lancifer,
I started to watch TTTDSD but didn’t finish it. I am going to give it another try just so I can say for sure whether it is in my opinion any good.
Curse of Chucky just didn’t do it for me, I think they did everything that can or should be done with Chucky in the first two. When they keep beating the dead horse, you end up with “…in space” and all kinds of nonsense and that we can really do without.
Halloween had its moments but the dad, the doctor and the boyfriend really annoyed me. I cheered when the former two characters were dispatched. My hope for Halloween Kills is that the first one to be killed, is the boyfriend because it really was disappointing that he wasn’t.
All I can say about Bone Tomahawk is wow, that was intense. I went into it expecting it to be utter garbage but in this instance I was proven very wrong.

Matt Sunshine
Matt Sunshine
9 months ago

Hey Lance,

I just watched As Above, So Below for the first time. I saw your list yesterday and the same day, AASB went on Netflix here, so I took it as a sign.

I’m not crazy about the found footage thing either, but I won’t completely exclude it. That was intense though. It got so hard to watch the deeper they went inside. It was really effective what they did with the sound design at times.

Matt Sunshine
Matt Sunshine
9 months ago

Hey,

Yes, I remember The Citadel really creeping me out as well.

I just watched The Devil’s Candy, I think I liked it. However, it wasn’t a good environment at the time for watching a movie over here, so I need to see it all over again.