After the great year the genre has had in 2022, it’s safe to say horror He is going through his own renaissance. Horror has always been a divisive genre. Fans of the genre are extremely loyal while critics and award shows rarely give these films the recognition they deserve. However, the genre has gone through a period of reinvention that has brought back some of the best aspects of horror films while improving others.
movies like burberry smile, And no They reinvigorated the genre by switching up typical horror properties and keeping audiences on the edge of their seats. Horror has put it at the forefront of many movie conversations in recent years, especially this past year, and fans of the genre have been feeling good about what’s to come next.
While this applies to all horror genres, it is especially true of the slasher subgenre. Slasher movies have been a favorite since the 70’s with movies like Black Christmas And The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The subgenre experienced another resurgence in popularity in the 1990s with the late Wes Craven Screamtaking the film’s subjective nature to a new level by intentionally critiquing horror tropes.
Recently, slasher movies have seen another resurgence in popularity with movies that have reshaped what it means to be a slasher. The great killer is more than a masked murder maniac, so let’s take a look at some of the modern cutthroats that have reinvigorated the genre:
10 Terrible (2016)
On Halloween night, a young woman named Tara Hayes (Jenna Cannell) finds herself obsessing over a sadistic killer named Art the Clown. despite of horrifying is the movie that Art the Clown is best known for, and it wasn’t his first appearance in this movie. He was actually in a 2011 short film of the same name, and his full-length film debut was in the 2013 anthology horror film Every holy eve. The movie is definitely not for everyone as the killings are brutal and gruesome. Art is an exceptionally ruthless killer who uses vicious tactics to harm his victims. It differs from other pieces in the sense that the art is evil, unpredictable, and truly heartless.
9 You’re Next (2011)
In an effort to fix their estranged family, Paul and Aubrey Davidson invite their grown children and partners to their home for the weekend to celebrate their wedding anniversary. The weekend gets off to a rocky start when masked assailants invade the house hunting down every member of the family. you are next It completely reinvents the genre by offering a fresh take on home invasion and its bright sub-genres. It blends horror with black humor seamlessly and shows one last girl who is somehow an expert at fending off masked killers. Sure, it’s a little overdone at times, and some of the characters’ actions are preposterous, but the writing is smart enough to make up for it. If savage gore and dark humor is more your speed, you’ll enjoy this.
8 Creep (2014)
A videographer responds to an online ad promising $1,000 for a day of shooting in a remote mountain town. His assignment is to film the dying letters of a man named Joseph (Mark Duplass), but as the man’s messages get darker and darker, the videographer begins to realize that his client is not what he first seemed. crawling is an odd yet clever take on both found footage and the terrifying subgenres of horror. Not particularly gory for a horror movie, but Mark Duplass’s unbroken performance makes the viewer cringe. Joseph’s bizarre and disturbing tendencies may not be so bloody, but they are terrifying and almost funny.
7 The Green Room (2015)
A punk rock band finds themselves trapped in a secluded location in the Pacific Northwest after witnessing a horrific act of violence. Since they witnessed this crime, the squad has become a deadly target for a gang of white skinheads who want all evidence of the crime removed. green room It has the violence and thrills one would expect from a slasher movie, but what sets it apart from others in the genre is that the killers here are unapologetic fanatics who have motives, unlike other slashers. It’s also smartly written and well acted, which isn’t always a foolproof combination in horror movies. It’s a wild ride, unpredictable from start to finish and relentless in its suspense.
6 Happy Death Day (2017)
On her birthday, college student Tree Gelbman (Jessica Roth) finds herself stuck in a seemingly endless loop that forces her to relive the day of her death over and over until she discovers her killer. A near perfect blend of comedy and horror, Happy death day Offers a refreshing change of pace in the slanting genre. use a hard day– A neat premise, adding new ideas for both the slasher films and the time-loop movies. Tree realizes she’s stuck in a loop relatively quickly, but both her frustration and her acceptance of the reality of her situation lead her to her absolute determination to uncover her killer and take them down for good. Cleverly made, the movie puts a darkly comic, semi-sci-fi thriller on the chops that sets it apart from the apocalyptic films and has fans desperate for a third movie.
5 Halloween (2018)
Years after the fateful Halloween night in Haddonfield, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is confronted by her old enemy, Michael Myers, who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree four decades earlier. David Gordon Greens Halloween The trilogy is highly divisive among fans of the franchise, mostly because of the story in Halloween Ends. Despite this, most fans can agree that the first film in the Green’s recycled sequel trilogy is an excellent continuation of Laurie Strode’s story. She is a hardened survivor who has become a recluse who lives in her fortress in her home. Her relationship with her daughter is strained as a result of her lifestyle, but her reclusive and battle-ready tendencies prove more than helpful when The Shape returns to this doomed city.
4 Bodies Bodies (2022)
A group of rich twenty-somethings get together for a hurricane party at a friend’s remote mansion. As a storm rages outside, the spoiled youths get involved in a murder mystery party game called “Bodies, Bodies, Bodies”. The game takes a turn for the worse when one of the players ends up dying, and the narcissistic friends start turning on each other.
Sharp and humorous commentary on backstabbing and fake friends, Bodies Bodies Bodies It is a new view of the behavior of both the young and the wealthy. It’s also a rare movie that more accurately depicts Gen Z’s mannerisms and sense of humor. These characters are by nature ready and willing to stab each other in the back with little explanation or hesitation. They barely take a moment to process what or how it happened, and instead go into full attack mode. It’s dark, hilarious, and will get you down to the very end.
3 Pearl (2022)
Released just a few months after the first movie, this prequel tells an origin story X’The amazing villain, Pearl. Stuck on her family’s secluded ranch in rural Texas while her husband is fighting overseas in World War I, Pearl dreams of becoming a Hollywood star and escaping ranch life and the forever watchful eye of her religious mother. Pearl He does an excellent job of building up the tension and using the audience’s unease against them. We realize there has always been something sinister inside of Pearl, but we get to see this latent madness slowly but surely make its way into her central character.
Shot and edited to pay homage to the films of Hollywood’s golden age, the vibrant colors and costumes are atypical for a slasher film, but that makes it all the more effective. Pearl longs for a life of fame and fortune, but that doesn’t seem to be the driving force behind her violent tendencies. He’s always been a part of it.
2 Scream (2022)
25 years after the infamous killings changed the suburban town of Woodsboro forever, a new killer takes up the mantle of Ghostface and begins a series of violent murders to revive the secrets of the town’s murderous past. Scream It breathed new life into the already successful franchise that once again set a new precedent for slasher films and horror films in general. It’s the self-aware dialogue and constant breakdowns in the horror genre that have made the franchise last as long as it has lasted, and this fifth installment has taken it even higher. It introduced a new generation of characters that closely related to the old characters that now allows the franchise to continue with multiple entries.
that it Scream The movie was made for a new audience while maintaining the appeal of what made it popular in the first place. He’s keenly aware of the current state of Hollywood, endlessly opting for horror tropes, and fully acknowledging that its characters are in a state of rearrangement. It’s modern without being in-your-face about it, and really captures the same essence as the first Scream film.
1 X (2022)
In 1979, a group of young filmmakers traveled to rural Texas to begin production on their adult film in a cabin they had rented from an older couple. When the elderly hosts catch them in the act, the group ends up fighting for their lives to escape the farm property. Tee West has outdone itself X In a triumphant return to its terrifying roots. It’s clever, deliciously entertaining, and unexpectedly brutal. hateful and bloody, X It is rather thought provoking. It plays on fears of aging and fading relevance while always maintaining tension.
The characters are well fleshed out and the acting is fantastic, specifically from Mia Goth and Jenna Ortega who both give outstanding performances. The movie is also meticulously detailed as it moves into a larger, decades-spanning story. It’s a bit atmospheric for a slasher movie, but that works in its favor. The suspenseful atmosphere as well as the grinding feel of the film makes it the slasher that undoubtedly reinvigorated the genre.