It’s been quite a decade for horror movies.
The genre has succeeded on numerous levels, producing so many different types of memorable films – from supernatural thrillers and monster movies to horror-comedies and remakes/sequels – while remaining an impressive force at the box office.
It’s even picked up a few Oscar nods.
As 2019 clicks to a close, and with Halloween upon us, we decided the time was right to tally up the horror films that scared/impacted/delighted us the most from the past 10 years.
The list includes offerings from Austria, South Korea, Australia and other countries, underscoring the fact that great horror is being made all around the globe.
The picks are also pretty evenly spread out over the years, a testament to how consistent the genre has been over the decade. (The only year that isn’t represented on the list is 2011 and we came very close to picking that year’s “You’re Next.”)
Here are the 25 best horror movies of the decade (2010-2019), listed chronologically by year. And most, if not all, of these are available to watch online. So, stream away, fright fans!
1, “Let Me In” (2010)
It’s not quite as impressive as the original, the 2008 Swedish film “Let the Right One In,” or John Ajvide Lindqvist’s brilliantly horrifying novel of the same name. Yet, this American-British remake is still, by far, the best vampire film of the last 10 years, with uniformly great performances by a young cast featuring Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloë Grace Moretz.
2, “Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale” (2010)
You better watch out, indeed. This title might make this one sound like a family-friendly option for the holidays. But this surprisingly scary Finnish film is anything but warm and fuzzy, as it delivers a brutal twist on the story of Santa Claus and his elves.
3, “Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil” (2010)
If you can only watch one horror comedy of the last 10 years – and, truly, we feel sorry for you if that’s indeed the case – make sure that you pick this one. Riffing off nearly every “in-the-woods” scary movie imaginable, this modern cult classic is a laugh-a-minute gross-out of epic proportions, featuring incredible performances by both Alan Tudyk (“Tucker”) and Tyler Labine (“Dale”).
4, “Trollhunter” (2010)
Ever since “The Blair Witch Project” in 1999, the horror genre has been filled – sometimes for better, usually for worse – with found-footage “mockumentary”-style features. But this Norwegian dark fantasy is a definite …
Source:: East Bay – Entertainment