As a horror fan myself, I know how busy we can get. Between watching Nightmare on Elm Street 3 on repeat and listening to podcasts about Nightmare on Elm Street 3 on repeat, who has time to watch the half a dozen new horror films that seem to be released every week? Luckily, that’s why you have us at iHorror.
I have taken on the daunting task of watching every horror film I can get my hands on. I have sifted through hundreds of no-plot B-movies and came out the other side with a perfectly-curated list that will hopefully help even seasoned horror connoisseurs find something new. If these films fail to fill the void for you let me know in the comments.
Let me ask you this, do you enjoy a bunch of small stories crammed inside of a larger story in an attempt to make a cohesive plot? Then look no further than Southbound. This anthology is brought to you by some heavy hitters in the world of horror; Directed by Roxanne Benjamin (V/H/S), Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (Ready or Not), and David Bruckner (The Night House).
This movie has everything: flying skeleton monsters, a time-looping gas station, a ghost providing surgery instructions over the phone, and its own cult segment. Southbound achieves the perfect blend of both terror and camp, something many anthologies fall short on. Just don’t try to analyze this one too much — Southbound is a film that doesn’t let the plot get in the way of its storytelling.
Do you like time loop movies? Do you want to find that perfect meth recipe? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then I have a movie for you. Starring the amazing Milo Cawthorne (Deathgasm), and Olivia Tennet (Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers), Blood Punch dares to ask, do you think you would get tired of killing the same jerk every day?
This movie doesn’t take itself too seriously and manages to create a fun ride for the audience. Although this isn’t the best time loop film ever made – that would be Groundhog Day – the chemistry between Cawthorne and Tennet really makes the film stand out. If you are looking for a few laughs with your horror I recommend Blood Punch.
They Look Like People
I love horror films that leave me feeling empty as the credits roll. They Look Like People accomplishes exactly that. Starring Evan Dumouchel (The Siren), and Margaret Ying Drake (When I Consume You), They Look Like People asks, how far are you willing to go to save a friend?
At the heart of this movie is the story of two friends attempting to reconnect after some time apart. Unfortunately for them, an impending war puts this relationship to the test. This film is complemented by entrancing imagery and an anxiety-inducing soundtrack. If you are looking for a more abstract movie, then check out They Look Like People.
Daniel Isn’t Real
These days it seems like every movie is trying to cash in on our nostalgia. Daniel Isn’t Real digs deep in that barrel and takes something out of all of our childhoods – our imaginary friends. Starring Patrick Schwarzenegger (Scouts Guide to The Zombie Apocalypse), and Miles Robbins (Halloween 2018), this film grips you from the very first scene and doesn’t let go.
Although the topic of imaginary friends becoming a little… overbearing has been done before, Daniel Isn’t Real takes this idea to new extremes. Combining brilliant dialog with gut-wrenching tension, this movie will have you searching for clues throughout its runtime. If you want a fresh twist on an old idea, check out Daniel Isn’t Real.
We Go On
What would you give to find out if there is an afterlife? That is the question posed by We Go On. Directed by Jesse Holland (Yellow Brick Road), and Andy Mitton (The Witch in The Window), We Go On offers a terrifying glimpse into the afterlife.
Not only is this film downright terrifying, but the whole movie is filled with an impenetrable fog of melancholy. The story given to us is a three-act play on tragedy and redemption. It isn’t often that a horror film comes along that feels truly unique, but We Go On delivers. If you are looking for something terrifyingly hopeful, check out We Go On.