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!
Films of 2010:
I Spit on Your Grave
The Last Exorcism
Let Me In
Paranormal Activity 2
A Serbian Film
The Silent House
Tucker & Dale vs Evil
We Are What We Are
Films of 2011:
The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)
Films of 2012:
Berberian Sound Studio
The Cabin in the Woods
John Dies at the End
The Lords of Salem
The Woman in Black
Films of 2013:
Curse of Chucky
We Are What We Are
World War Z
Films of 2014:
As Above, So Below
Deliver Us from Evil
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
The Purge: Anarchy
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Films of 2015:
The Lazarus Effect
We Are Still Here
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