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12 Brilliant Recent Horror Movies That Shocked Everyone

We definitely didn't see these gems coming...

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The past couple of years have seen an influx in horror films unafraid to twist the usual conventions. Even remakes or reimaginings of classic tropes have come with some risky decisions that surprised reviewers and audiences alike.

Some have been shadowed by misfortune during their production, or taken so long to get off the ground that it's just amazing they managed to get to the release date in the first place. More recently, we've seen movies get all the way through these hurdles only to fall at the final one: this global pandemic's affect on cinema screenings means that a lot have been sadly relegated to straight-to-stream fixtures.

Thankfully, a fair few have navigated the perils of the industry to pull off some devilishly captivating horrors. We've been gripped, terrified, and shocked in ways hitherto unseen cinematic choices - some of which may have changed the horror genre for good.

So buckle up for this ride - and when you're done, there's some good news! Most of these are available to stream somewhere. You know, if you have time to kill.

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