The 1990s and 2000s were an awful time for horror and the vast majority of nineties and noughties horror movies sucked. Yes, there were exceptions. Several great Japanese horror films came out during this time and we also got movies like The Silence of the Lambs, Seven, Scream, Bride of Chucky, Final Destination, 28 Days Later, Saw, Shaun of the Dead, The Mist, REC, and Let the Right One In, but those were very much in the minority.
But in the 2010s, something wonderful happened: horror got good again. Many 2010s horror films were not only highly scary, but understood what makes a horror film great and were crafted with a real sense of artistry. Sure, we've had a few stinkers such as Truth or Dare, the Paranormal Activity sequels, Ouija, The Haunting of Sharon Tate, Slender Man and The Devil Inside, but the number of great 2010s horror films more than compensates for those.
With the 2010s over, it's a great time to look back on its many terrific horror films, which prove horror is going through a revival. If you want an overview of this wonderful decade for horror, these twenty gems are a great place to start...
Film Studies graduate, aspiring screenwriter and all-around nerd who, despite being a pretentious cinephile who loves art-house movies, also loves modern blockbusters and would rather watch superhero movies than classic Hollywood films. Once met Tommy Wiseau.