my list of favorites… (new additions at the end)
the woman – domestic violence, rape, and revenge horror
possession (the one from the 80s) – monsters, divorces, and doppelgangers
altered – aliens and a hermit guy, innawoods
resolution – drug addiction, atmosphere, original premise, creepy spying, innawoods
slither – aliens, bad relationships, marriage, monsters
relic – bad science, monsters, sexy beasts
the seasoning house – brutality, warfare, rape, oppression, and revenge
from beyond – science, monsters, villianous experimentations
pontypool – language, viral plagues, zombies of a sort, bad day at the office
the grey – animal attacks, betrayal, isolation, survival horror, innawoods
the thing (80s) – brilliant. isolation, distrust, betrayal, aliens.
return of the living dead (any of the first three) – zombies that can speak.
dead end – dark humor, great acting, excellent dialogue, ghosts, innawoods
teeth – abstinence-only sex ed, incest, revenge.
trick r treat – werewolves, murderers, ghosts, pumpkins.
pieces – slasher film with lots of suspense moments.
pioughkeepsie tapes (if you’re a fan of true crime documentaries, you’ll love it)
s&man – mockumentary, self-referential to the horror genre and “extreme” video.
V/H/S – anthology film, harpies, ghosts, video nasties.
abcs of death – anthology, some artsy, some feminist, some violence, zombies.
the masters of horror series. varies
memories of a murder – serial killers, korean horror.
audition – best bad guy ever, gory
funny games – self-aware horror that breaks fourth wall
cabin in the woods – same
the pact – murders, ghosts, incest, abuse.
the host – monsters, claustrophobia
the frighteners – ghosts, bad cgi, JEFFREY COMBS’s BODY IS AN INSTRUMENT OF PAIN
the road (not the one with viggo in it. the foreign one)- ghost road
the shrine – demons, religions, eastern european fear
severance – killers, history, warfare, strife, business, bad days at the office, innawoods
andromeda strain – viral plagues, government fuckups
the mist – monsters, religious nuttery, perfect ending
the shining – domestic abuse, ghosts, evil places, creepy kids
the descent – claustrophobia, monsters, betrayal, great characters/acting, innawoods
anamorph – crime thriller, dark arts, murder
the stuff – consumerism, monsters, plagues, cassandra complexes, industrial espionage
troll – (NOT TROLL 2!) – naked julia louis-dreyfus, sonny bono, monsters, fairy badness, creepy kids
nightwatch – fate, monsters, secret worlds, russian behavior
primal – aussie mayhem, monsters, claustrophobia, isolation, innawoods horror
dogtooth – incest, abuse, control issues, isolation
barton fink – isolation, art horror, serial killers, mayhem, the life of the mind
call of cthulu – silent horror, monsters, elder gods, madness
dead man – existential horror, art horror, isolation, innawoods, ghosts
ravenous – cannibals, innawoods, isolation
american werewolf in london – monsters.
dog soldiers – monsters, betrayal, war games
may – social anxiety, medical weirdness, frankensteining
they live – a documentary
the changeling – possessed wheelchair, kid ghosts, perfect soundtrack
contracted – sexual repression, rape, body horror, gay rights being impeded
REAL THINGS THAT HAPPENED:
cropsey, dark days, the dust bowl (ken burns), tell me and I will forget, kinjongilia, reel injun, titicut follies, just melvin just evil, child of rage, a place for pedophiles, children underground, this entire series