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The best fictional stories are birthed from reality. Director Jordan Graham uses a real familial connection to evoke terror in his Sundance winning film Sator.
If you haven’t heard of A24, an indie distributor that’s been building up horror cred for years, you need to stop what you’re doing and go research them immediately. They have grown their catalogue to include some of modern horror’s most innovative and thought provoking titles.
The Games and Guts staff formulated this list of 15 movies that they deemed worthy of the “scariest of all time” title. Vote for your pick!
German horror has a very specific brand that has been influential on the entire genre.
French horror is weird. But amazing. And always a trip. These three films are the epitome of what French horror is capable of:
With it’s dark, dramatic themes and tones taken straight out of the grittiest thrillers, South Korea has got it going on in terms of horror movies.
Is it a bit messed up to look at these killers as sexy? Maybe, but who can blame us?
Halloween is fast approaching, but due to the pandemic these halloween movies will become your new form of spooky celebration. Different moods for different folks, so this top ten list encompasses all tastes.
Cults in horror can either go really well or really bad.
Released in 1992, Candyman still holds up today. It’s as relevant as ever, and its planned sequel is more than necessary.
What do you get when you throw a total #gamer into a total #zombie apocalypse? You get Cho-Ilhyung’s #Alive.
Most of us watch horror movies for one reason: to get scared. But how far is too far? These are some of my favorite horror movies that, for a variety of reasons, were deemed too disturbing and ultimately got banned:
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the representative film of cult culture. Why is this strange, raunchy musical from the 70s revered and beloved today? Can it be relevant in a pandemic stricken world?
Found footage refers to the subgenre of discovering “lost” video of an event. Stick around for these underrated found footage thrillers:
Found footage films usually partake in tropes in order to seem genuine. Shaky camera work, faux realistic acting, and badly edited monsters abound! Good found footage films realize these tropes and do their best to subvert or capitalize on them. Grave Encounters does the latter ridiculously well.
These unique slashers turn the subgenre on its head in the best way possible. I’ve never seen anything like them:
A lot of people will be surprised to discover that Cell is one of my favorite novels. Stephen King’s 2006 zombie romp is a fun read that doesn’t overstay its welcome.
For some films, the reality is surprisingly scarier than the fiction.
“Horror comedy” is a personal favorite subgenre of mine. These are my top 5 favorites.
Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone is, all things considered, the best ghost story to hit the big screen.
There is a new Resident Evil Netflix show coming. Guess what? It doesn’t follow the games. Does this come as a surprise? No. Resident Evil, with its vast success in the gaming industry, refuses to follow its own plots in live action media.
The amount of overused tropes and cliches continuously bug me. Of the hundreds of cliches out there, these are my 10 least favorite:
Climax struck a nerve for me, but why was it so effective in its horror? Here’s a (spoiler free) run-down of what I noticed.
Most humans in the world have at least one irrational fear and horror movies know that. Here are some of the top phobias that are used throughout the genre.
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