30 Best Horror Films Of The Last 10 Years

Close-up Culture take a break from handing out trick-or-treat candy to name our favourite horror films of the last ten years.

30) The Conjuring (2013)

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The first instalment of The Conjuring series harkens back to Poltergeist and The Exorcist for some old-school terror.

29) Oculus (2014)


An antique mirror causes all kinds of havoc for Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites in this Blumhouse Productions hit.

28) The Loved Ones (2010)


Sean Byrne’s tale of prom night torture tricks and treats.

27) Let The Right One In (2008)


Young Kare Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson shine in this Swedish horror that would be given a American remake two years later.

26) Revenge (2018)

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Coralie Fargeat’s action-horror serves up bloody revenge after a woman (Matilda Lutz) is raped and left for dead.

25) Under The Skin (2014)


Scarlett Johansson leads this eerie sci-fi horror in which a beautiful alien creature seduces Scottish men.

24) Better Watch Out (2017)


A deranged Christmas horror flick led by a terrific Olivia DeJonge performance.

23) It (2017)


Jump scares galore as Pennywise terrorises young children in this adaptation of Stephen King’s book.

22) It Comes At Night (2017)


Trey Edward Shults’ film is a paranoia-fest set in an apocalyptic world.

21) Hush (2016)


He’s behind you! Mike Flanagan’s high-concept slasher follows a deaf author who is under threat from a masked killer stalking her isolated house in the woods.

20) Cabin In The Woods (2012)


Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s fresh horror mashup delivers fun and scares in equal measure.

19) Hounds Of Love (2017)


Ben Young’s debut feature is a harrowing tale loosely based on the 1986 Moorhouse murders.

18) Goodnight Mommy (2016)


Unnerving Austrian horror aplenty as twins welcome their mother back from reconstructive surgery.

17) Train To Busan (2016)


We all feel like zombies on the tube, but Yeon Sang-ho’s film cleverly imagines an actual zombie outbreak on a speeding train.

16) The VVitch (2016)


Slow-burn terror set in the paranoia and sparseness of 17th century New England.

15) Mandy (2018)


Nicolas Cage does not disappoint in this blood-splattered venture into action-horror.

14) It Follows (2015)


Sexually-transmitted horror haunts our young cast in David Robert Mitchell’s second feature film.

13)  The Shallows (2016)


Jaume Collet-Serra’s survival flick is surprisingly good as Blake Lively tries to fend off a giant shark.

12) A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)


Shelia Vand plays a vampire stalking the run-down streets of an Iranian city in Ana Lily Amirpour’s stylish black-and-white treat.

11) Don’t Breathe (2016)

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A blind man turns the tables on the young criminals who have broken into his home in this breathless horror.

10) 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)


John Goodman is a force of unpredictability and dread in this impressive follow up to the hidden footage success of Cloverfield.

9) Hereditary (2018)


Toni Collette gives a career best performance in this chilling family horror.

8) Raw (2017)


Julia Ducournau’s tale of a young cannibal discovering her true identity gives plenty to dig our teeth into.

7) The Love Witch (2016)


Anna Biller and Samantha Robinson make for a dream team in this technicolour Halloween delight.

6) A Quiet Place (2018)


Silence is the only means of survival as John Krasinski teams up with Emily Blunt for his directorial debut.

5) Drag Me To Hell (2009)


Alison Lohman is formidable as she tries to fight back against a hellish curse placed against her.

4) The Babadook (2014)


Jennifer Kent’s Australian horror follows a single mother as she tries to ease her son’s fears of a monster lurking in the house.

3) The Wailing (2016)


South Korean director Hon-jin Na tells the unsettling and mysterious story of a village plagued by problems.

2) Under The Shadow (2016)


Narges Rashidi is captivating as a mother who attempts to protect her daughter from a mysterious force during 1980s war-torn Iran.

1) Get Out (2017)


Jordan Peele’s debut feature captivatingly stirs together social subtext and skin-crawling horror.

What is are your favourite horror films of the last 10 years?



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