My Top Five Recent Horror Movies

Happy Halloween Spooky Readers,

If you prefer classic horror movies, you might prefer yesterday’s blog post. I thought we would set the mood for the spooky season with me sharing my favourite horror films. Here are some of the newish horror films I have enjoyed in the past. Aunty Google says for a movie to be considered as a classic the film must be over 25 years old so some of these are from the early 2000’s.

I am using poster images I have found through google I do not own any rights and am using the image purely for future review purposes (Fair use under the copyright act sections 29 and 30 under use for a review). 

A Quiet Place (2018)

A Quiet Place is one of my favourite horror films that has been released recently. For me personally this book encapsulates what it’s like to read a scary book and I think that’s why I enjoyed the film so much. I loved how quiet the film was I know that’s a stupid thing to say given the title of the movie, but it really does add a whole other level of fear or at least it does for me.

IT Chapter 2 (2019)

Don’t come for me I prefer IT Chapter 2; you would think the whole tormenting children part would add to the horror but apparently not. I think it’s because as adults they have to face their fears and I can relate to that more possible or I’m full of shite. I do occasionally watch them back-to-back but there are far more jump scares for me in chapter two.

The Decent (2005)

I must have watched this film not long after it was released which means I would have been around 12. Despite the great jump scares this film has I wasn’t scared of the creatures because they looked like the Uruk-hai from Lord of the Rings, my geek brain saved the day. Having said that I can also blame Final Destination two, but I can’t be behind a vehicle carrying pipes because of this film.  The two endings of this film are both sad, but they made a second movie and all I want to say is why would you go back? Sorry but even if a friend might still be alive down there it’s a HARD pass from me bye! Sorry not sorry Karen!

Final Destination (2000)

When The Final Destination franchise started, they were scary maybe it was possible down to my age at the time and it was new however including three and onwards I think they’re funny I’m a disgusting person I know. I still fitch at death from the first film for example the bus even though I know it’s coming. I say that when I stayed at a hotel recently, there was a clothesline in the bathroom and instantly thought of the clothesline garrotte scene and was like “Nah we not pulling it out to see if it’s even functional”.

Dog Soldiers (2002)

Dog Soldiers is on the list for the pure mental anguish this film caused. A couple of days after watching this film we went camping and I am going to tell you now little 9/10-year-old me did not cope at all! Every single rustle was a werewolf or something coming to kill me. To the point the boys of the family we went camping with didn’t even play their usual practical jokes of tapping the tent.

Honorary Mentions

  • The Purge (2013)
  • The Boy (2016)
  • Get Out (2017)
  • Hannibal (2001)
  • Ready or Not (2019)

Stay Spooky L x