There are great horror classics that have kept audiences on the edge of their seats for years and have motivated and inspired great filmmakers to explore this genre with current themes and issues that have completely conquered us.
We present to you 10 contemporary horror movies that you cannot miss.
The violent death of her husband six years ago continues to be a traumatic event for Amelia who cannot put her life in order and even less with the indiscipline of her son Samuel, who constantly dreams that a monster will come to kill them.
Amelia is fed up with her present, however, the single mother will not only have to face her reality but also a sinister presence that seems to be the creature that haunts Samuel’s dreams and that is now captured in a disturbing book of stories called ‘The Babadook’.
The Witch (2015)
Robert Eggers’ film debut transports us to the edge of a New England forest in 1630. In this inhospitable setting, Thomasin and his family experience a series of strange phenomena: malevolent animals, the disappearance of his brother, and other disturbing events that he announces. the presence of a wicked being.
As time passes, not only does evil lurk from the forest, but the paranoia and suspicion of Thomasin’s family increase to such a degree that they feel the enemy is among them.
Lights Out (2016)
The fear of the dark was a great burden during Rebecca’s childhood but now that she is an adult she believes that this terror is just a traumatic episode from the past.
However, when her little brother Martin begins to experience disturbing events very similar to the ones that terrified her as a child, Rebecca will have to face again the atrocities that lie behind when she turns off the light.
Get Out (2017)
The acclaimed Jordan Peele’s debut feature introduces us to Chris, an African-American photographer who is about to take an important step in their relationship: meeting the parents of his girlfriend Rose.
However, what seemed to be a quiet weekend at his girlfriend’s parents’ house turns into a nightmare when Chris makes a series of horrible discoveries, mainly related to some African-American employees who live in the house.
A Quiet Place (2018)
Starring and directed by John Krasinski, A Quiet Place transports us to a dystopian 2020 where the sound has become a death sentence.
The Abbott family is one of the few survivors who has managed to live their lives in silence and thus prevent deadly aliens with ultra-sensitive ears from ending their lives. However, despite having all possible measures, these monsters can arrive at any time with the slightest noise.
Ari Aster’s debut feature introduces us to the tragedy Graham’s experience after the death of Ellen Taper Leigh, the matriarch of the family and Annie’s mother.
Not only does this passing plague Annie, but it also initiates a series of sinister and disturbing discoveries about her lineage and the terrible fate they have apparently inherited.
Faced with a last effort to prevent their relationship from falling apart, Dani and Christian, an American couple, decide to take a trip with their friends to a small and idyllic island in Sweden to enjoy a summer festival that takes place every 90 years.
However, once in the remote village, the experience of Dani, Christian, and their friends will not be the respite and happiness they hoped for, but rather a bewildering and quite disturbing journey with pagan rituals and cults that even threatens their lives.
The Wretched (2019)
Ben feels involved in a losing streak that goes from the imminent divorce of his parents to have to deal with a group of privileged teenagers every day.
However, he has no idea that his life will turn into a real ordeal when the disappearance of children, the intriguing and sinister personality of his neighbor, and a series of supernatural horrors make him face a malevolent witch.
Jordan Peele proves that the success of getting Out! It was no coincidence and with Us, he claims his position as the great horror filmmaker that he is.
Adelaide, her husband Gabe, and their two children decide to spend a few days at their childhood home near the beach. However, the quiet getaway turns into a deadly nightmare when Adelaide’s old fears resurface and she and her family are confronted with an evil version of themselves.
The Lighthouse (2019)
After The Witch, Robert Eggers once again demonstrates his mastery of horror with The Lighthouse, the film starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe that makes clear how terrible and disturbing it can be to try to keep your sanity inside an isolated lighthouse in a remote and mysterious island of New England in the 1890s.