The 2010s were a decade of slicing, dicing, and monstrous thrills, and horror fans were treated to a whole host of legitimately terrifying films. From satanic thrillers to psychological suspense flicks, these were the best horror movies of the last decade.
One of Darren Aronofsky’s best films, Black Swan is a fever dream that follows Nina, a solid corp ballerina in an esteemed New York ballet company with dreams of one day dancing the lead. When she does finally get her big break, Nina begins to crumble under the pressure to embody perfection, and her already-tenuous grasp on reality slips from her grip entirely. And that’s where things start to get a little bit freaky.
In reference to Nina’s penchant toward self harm, as well as the film’s body horror, The Guardian writes:
“Fantastically deranged at all times, Darren Aronofsky’s ballet psycho-melodrama is a glittering, crackling, outrageously pickable scab of a film.”
In a rare event for a horror movie, Black Swan went on to sweep during awards season. And lead actress Natalie Portman walked away with the Oscar, BAFTA, Critic’s Choice, and SAG Award wins for her nuanced portrayal of a mentally ill artist teetering on the brink of sanity until her eventual and terrifying fall.
Arguably one of the most self-aware horror movies since Wes Craven’s Scream, The Cabin in the Woods follows a group of gorgeous youngsters and their one goofy stoner friend during a long weekend at a cabin in the woods owned by a distant relative. But as The Sydney Morning Herald’s Jake Wilson put it:
“It sounds like the oldest horror story in the book but from the first scene of The Cabin in the Woods, it’s clear that the director, Drew Goddard, and his co-writer, Joss Whedon, are bent on turning the formula upside down.” Keep watching the video to see the best horror movies of the last decade!
Black Swan | 0:14
The Cabin in the Woods | 1:08
Goodnight Mommy | 2:01
It Follows | 2:47
Don’t Breathe | 3:47
Train to Busan | 4:25
The Witch | 5:18
Get Out | 6:08
It Comes at Night | 7:05
It | 7:46
Hereditary | 8:44
A Quiet Place | 9:41
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night | 10:24
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