Much like posh cheese, fine wine, and public transport discounts, horror films seem to only get better with age. You only need to take one look at '80s slashers and practical effect creature-features to see that the scares were just better back then, and I say that with the most fedora-tipping I-liked-it-before-it-was-cool undertone as possible. Vintage, baby.
However, it isn’t all bad when you come crashing back into the new millennium, with a handful of directors taking inspiration from the bad boys of the past and injecting Generation X with some mind-bending horror befitting ‘classic’ status. Skipping out on cliché and ramping up the gore, our very own land of hope and glory itself holds 10 perfect examples of how to make horror trendy again over the past 18 years.
Haunted teapots, royal families gone mad, and crumpets possessed by Satan himself - there’s none of those. But there is a whole bunch of blood, brains, and guts on offer with the Queen’s seal of approval.