Top Ten Tuesday has fallen on Halloween this year and I’m pumped! Time to talk about some of my favorite horror movies over the past five years.
If you just came to talk about books, check out my TTT list I wrote two weeks ago about scary books on my TBR. You can find it here.
1 The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
This is a great horror-comedy that goes full on meta and makes fun of the traditional horror tropes while also being pretty scary. Some jokes are probably geared towards horror fans, but you don’t need to be a movie buff to enjoy this film.
Also the elevator boxes scene is soooo unsettling.
2 The Conjuring (2013)
I love Haunted Houses and The Conjuring has to be one of my tops in this genre. I was invested in both the family being terrorized and the infamous Warrens, so I was also glad that the ending wasn’t bleak.
3 The Babadook (2014)
This might be my favorite on this list. The Babadook not only scared me but broke my heart. The grief and isolation that the mom was going through really got to me.
4 It Follows (2015)
Not only was I thoroughly creeped out by the monster, but I think the movie did a great job with the allegory it represented. If you haven’t seen it this is one that I highly suggest checking out.
5 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
I remember the trailer for this movie being amazing and I was thoroughly surprised that this sequel lived up to expectations. I still think John Goodman should have gotten nominations for his role. So creepy.
6 Green Room (2016)
A punk band ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time and have to go up against Neo-Nazis. Maybe it is due to the political climate, but I really enjoyed these stupid kids trying to take on skinheads.
7 Hush (2016)
I ran across this home invasion chiller on Netflix. A deaf-mute author goes up against a sick killer playing a cat and mouse game with her. The movie might be small scale, but the suspension is thick.
8 The Witch (2016)
Shit, this movie. There’s some deeply disturbing imagery, and along with a maddening score… Geez. Don’t come to The Witch if you want the same old horror tropes. This is dense and seeps into every bit of you.
9 Get Out (2017)
All the praise that Get Out has gotten this year is well deserved. Not only a timely social commentary, but a great horror movie in its own right. I still get feelings of claustrophobia thinking about ‘The Sunken Place’.
10 It Comes at Night (2017)
Sadly, due to bad advertisement, It Comes at Night got a bad rep this summer. I was thankfully warned beforehand and adjusted my expectations. I can’t wait to watch it again, as this seems like a movie that needs multiple viewings to let everything sink in.
The Invitation (2015)
Don’t Breathe (2016)
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
The Monster (2016)
The Devil’s Candy (2017)