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In celebration of the Film Junk Podcast's 10 Year Anniversary, I counted down my top ten horror films of the last ten years. For more info, listen to the full discussion on Episode #350.
- 1.Under the Skin (2014)What makes Under the Skin a horror film? It’s horrifying. Sure, Scarlett Johansson’s character might be an alien, but her biological make up and place of origin doesn’t discount the unsettling imagery and horrific moments littered throughout this film. Like Prometheus, I feel it has a place on a sci-fi list but in terms of tone, execution, and intent: it’s pure horror.
- 2.It Follows (2015)Logic and rules be damned, I thought It Follows presented a fresh, high concept that worked brilliantly as a spiritual successor to John Carpenter’s Halloween. Disasterpeace’s score is great, it’s confidently directed, and Maika Monroe is an absolute pleasure to watch on screen. What a wonderful young lady.
- 3.Prometheus (2012)Prometheus is full of big sci-fi ideas, but at its core, it follows a fairly traditional horror structure as the crew of the titular spacecraft are stalked and knocked off in various ways. Not to mention its third act dip into some Cronenberg-ian body horror and the overall sense of doom as the crew attempts to meet their makers.