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Greatest Horror Films of the Zeros (ranked)

by MATTEO BITTANTI
Greatest Horror Films of the Zeros (ranked) by MATTEO BITTANTI
Criteria - No remakes (especially idiotic Hollywood remakes) - No sequels (especially idiotic Hollywood remakes) - International - Released in movie theaters (exception: Black Mirror on Netflix) - Cross-genre allowed (e.g., Under The Skin is more sci-fi than horror) - “Post-horror” stuff that critics love like The Babadook or Under the Shadow is definitely NOT allowed. - Final list: Jan 1, 2010. Recommendations always welcome! Interestingly, there is only American horror film in my top 10, Eli Roth’s Hostel. I feel that contemporary American horror behaves like a zombie: it propagates itself like The Thing through a parade of remakes,… Read more

Criteria

- No remakes (especially idiotic Hollywood remakes)

- No sequels (especially idiotic Hollywood remakes)

- International

- Released in movie theaters (exception: Black Mirror on Netflix)

- Cross-genre allowed (e.g., Under The Skin is more sci-fi than horror)

- “Post-horror” stuff that critics love like The Babadook or Under the Shadow is definitely NOT allowed.

- Final list: Jan 1, 2010.

Recommendations always welcome!

Interestingly, there is only American horror film in my top 10, Eli Roth’s Hostel. I feel that contemporary American horror behaves like a zombie: it propagates itself like The Thing through a parade of remakes, prequels, and tie-ins,but it is really dead inside. In the age of Global cinema, horror has been outsourced to “developing” countries (France, Spain, Eastern Europe…)

Follow-up: GREATEST HORROR SERIES OF THE ZEROES https://mubi.com/lists/greatest-horror-films-of-2010-2020

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