We’re only four months into the new year and it seems that horror movie buffs all around the world already have their hands full in terms of new gems to get excited about.
Horror fans across the globe seem to have been suddenly blessed as of recent. This particular area of the film world has finally begun to thrive into a very glamorous and properly appreciated culture in film. Though we have sure suffered our weight in remakes and endless sequels, it’s no doubt that we are seeing some of the most original and artistic horror films of our generation.
Though when awards season comes around, reality strikes yet again. The Horror and film noir genre’s unique and underground artistic expression just may be doomed to be seen as an underrated spark outside the spotlight.
But perhaps we shouldn’t feel so down about this, could the fact that it ดูหนังออนไลน์ resides out of the spot light be the reason for it’s eternal genius? Each year, we see our fair share of remakes of old classics and endless sequels to the point of no return (Fast And Furious has gone on to the point where it’s nowhere but down from here, so we might as well keep going) but it’s balanced out by rare gems that proves why horror is the epicentre for free artistic expression.
The fact that the horror genre remains slightly underground, for the most part, makes it very much easier to have something made. Horror directors, particularly indie horror directors, tend to take more chances, but why?
Horror has become the breeding ground for underground artists. Made by artists, for artists. Normal guys, trapped in their room working up concepts with their friends after band practice, these are the people behind the camera in the horror film genre. Horror is the Heavy Metal of film culture.
Horror artists seem to have a slight sense of playfulness that more serious screenwriters or directors tend to lack. And it is the lack of seriousness that goes into the process of crafting a story that leads to the genius that is free expression, that leads to a beautiful script.
It’s not certain why, but horror filmmakers just have something else pumping through their veins, something that you can’t teach. Something you’re born with, and it’s what makes this genre the immortal beast that it always will be.
So without further adieu, here is the best horror movies, in and out of the spotlight, to check out in the new year so far…
The film that is guaranteed to scare the life out of every parent who watches.
I certainly won’t be hiring a babysitter any time soon…
A desperate couple who struggles to rekindle the excitement in their relationship hires Emelie (Or whom they think to be Emelie) to look after their daughter and two sons. The oldest brother, and strongest amongst the siblings, holds a painful responsibility of defending his siblings as he uncovers the truth behind Emilie’s intentions for the night that follows.
With superb child acting and an impressive story arc, this film will scare you in a way you would never expect. In a world where we are led to be frightened by gore and jump scares (not that there’s anything wrong with that) this film gets into your head and frightens you in a more psychological but terrifying manner.
This film is certainly a hidden gem, and is easy to miss, so it certainly earns it’s spot as #1 on the list.
10 Cloverfield Lane
J.J Abrams doing horror is a stroke of genius that gives us hope that the Writer/Director will continue his ventures into the Genre. It’s always exciting to see a well beloved story told in a new light, if remakes and sequels must be a thing, this is the way to do it.
We are introduced to Michelle (Played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who decides to skip town within the aftermath of a bad breakup, driving down the night highway in a disarray of bad emotions. The next morning, Michelle finds herself chained to a wall of an underground bomb shelter. She is greeted by Howard (A fantastic performance by John Goodman) who claims to have rescued her from a car accident that night.
But as her senses return, Michele struggles to trust Howard of his intentions as she and Emmett (played by John Gallagher Jr) can’t help but risk their lives to get a peek at what lies outside the shelter.
This film is terrifying in the sense that it revolves around three characters dealing with a particularly bad situation. Throughout the film you find yourself trapped in a hot box with these three characters as it has you, as an audience member, struggle to find a moral centre. Of course, Michelle is the obvious voice of reason in this film, right? The fact that we have gotten a peek at “What’s out there” leaves us at quite an advantage over the characters. But to look at it from the character’s perspective is something else entirely.
These people have no clue, not one of them, what exactly is happening outside the bunker. Howard is simply an average guy fighting to keep his neighbor’s alive for the sake of the future of the Human race. And Michelle and Emmet are simply bewildered and scared survivalists trying to wrap their heads around it.
It is the thrill ride of a lifetime and is definitely a film well worth a trip to the local Theatre.