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Feb 4, 2020

It's a month into 2020 and the "terrible teens" are due for a post-mortem! There were huge changes in the world of entertainment in the years 2010 to 2019 and the horror genre was right in the middle of it all.

The advent of streaming services and the popularizing of "binge-watching" changed the way we watched horror and the amount of new and old films and television shows were available to us.

This was also a period where there was a huge variety of subgenres to choose from and it was a time where diverse storytellers shared their visions of the world and mavericks pushed the envelope of what makes a horror film a horror film.

 So, was 2010 to 2019 an embarrassment of riches, or just an embarrassment? Were the advances in technology good or bad for the horror genre? Were we a "Haunted House Divided" over all the changes?

Join me as I take a 2-part deep dive into "the State of Horror" as we move towards a new decade. I look at the good trends and the bad ones and give my opinion of who was the most influential filmmaker in horror from 2010-2019, and what movie I feel defined the decade. It's bound to be controversial! 

At the end of Part One, I'll also give a list of my favorite horror movies from the years 2010-2015. I'll give the rest at the end of Part Two.

I hope you enjoy the show!

Movies Discussed:

Films of 2010:

Black Swan

The Crazies

Dream Home

I Spit on Your Grave


The Intruder

The Last Exorcism

Let Me In

Paranormal Activity 2

Piranha 3-D

The Reef


A Serbian Film

The Silent House

Sint (Saint)

Stake Land

Tucker & Dale vs Evil

We Are What We Are

The Wolfman

Films of 2011:


Fright Night

The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

The Incident

The Innkeepers

Red State

The Thing

The Tunnel

The Woman

You're Next

Films of 2012:

American Mary

The Bay

Berberian Sound Studio

The Cabin in the Woods




John Dies at the End

The Lords of Salem

Lovely Molly


The Pact



The Woman in Black

Films of 2013:

Curse of Chucky

The Conjuring

Evil Dead

Frankenstein's Army

Jug Face



We Are What We Are

Willow Creek

World War Z

Films of 2014:


As Above, So Below

The Babadook

The Canal


Deliver Us from Evil

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

It Follows


The Purge: Anarchy

Starry Eyes

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Films of 2015:

Crimson Peak



The Invitation


The Lazarus Effect

Sinister 2


We Are Still Here

The Witch

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