Top 10 films for the hardcore horror lover
You’re either here because you’ve tested how hardcore a horror fan you are, or you’re keen to find some great movies that you might have missed.
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Already taken the quiz? You’re obviously a ‘hardcore horror fan’. With Halloween quickly approaching, we’ve put together some appropriately spooky movies to get you in the mood for the festivities.
So, in no particular order…
1. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Directed by Zack Snyder, Dawn of the Dead is a remake of George A. Romero’s film of the same name. This American horror film depicts the lives of a handful of human survivors hiding out in a shopping centre which has been surrounded by swarms of deadly zombies.
2. Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
From British director Peter Strickland, Berberian Sound Studio is a psychological thriller set in the 1970s, about a sound engineer who (unbeknown to him) travels to Italy to work on an Italian giallo film. Whilst it may lack actual gore, its one that true horror fans will appreciate.
3. We Are What We Are (2010)
A Mexican cannibal horror film directed by Jorge Michel Grau, We Are What We Are is a film about a family of cannibals who, after their death of the father, try to continue a ritualistic tradition of kidnapping and eating other humans.
4. Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Five friends get more than they bargained for when they go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods. Together, they discover the truth behind the cabin, unaware of the horrors that await them.
5. The Mist (2007)
From Director Frank Darabont who brought us (two Stephen King Oscar-nominated films) “The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Green Mile.” The Mist centres around a small town that is trapped by a mysterious, monster-filled mist.
6. The Babadook (2014)
Australian psychological thriller written and directed by Jennifer Kent. The Babadook tells the story of a woman left distraught after the sudden death of her husband. Whilst trying to keep it all together Amelia is caring for her young son, who believes a monster from a children’s picture book is lurking in the house.
7. The Descent (2005)
After a group of six female friends go exploring they end up trapped in an unmapped underground cave system with no hope of rescue. However, they soon learn they are not alone.
8. The Orphanage (2007)
With fond memories of where she grew up, (accompanied by her own family) Laura returns to restore and reopen this now abandoned orphanage. However, after her son begins communicating with an invisible friend, it’s clear they’re not alone.
9. Mulholland Drive (2001)
A nightmare that starts with Betty, (played by Naomi Watts’) who tries to achieve ultimate Hollywood stardom. A dream which is illustrated through subplots, twisted logic and unrequited love, David Lynch's tale of murder and amnesia, shows the dangers of chasing fame and fortune.
10. The House of the Devil (2009)
Ti West writes and directs this supernatural chiller. When cash-strapped college student Samantha Hughes takes a babysitting job in a remote country mansion, she soon senses that something is not quite right.