7 Best Modern Horror Movies

Last Updated on October 6, 2021 by

Looking for good new horror movies to watch? Then you have found the right place!

Here, we list our horror movie favorites from recent years.

Here is our list of the best horror movies:

The Invitation (2016)

The Invitation embodies in a complex way the fear of our time for extremism and sectarianism through an intricate study of both the individual and human relations. Paranoid fear at its best.

The Visit (2015)

A slightly bumpy but clearly terrifying movie about two kids visiting their grandparents for the first time. The Visit focuses on family relationships. The story is portrayed from the children’s perspective, which gives the film nerve and heart. When the children watch the adults, it happens with both a critical distance and a spontaneous loving acceptance, which is both hopeful and heartbreaking.

Get Out (2017)

A dark, satirical view of the racist structures of American society. Behind a thin line of political correctness, the white liberal academic elite is hiding a horrifying racist agenda. Has been called “the first great paranoia movie of the Trump era”.

Annihilation (2018)

A low-key and thought-provoking film about a man and her relationship to himself and the outside world. Annihilation has a strong ecocritical theme where our view of nature and culture is problematized and criticism is directed at the anthropocentrism of our time. At the same time, the film can be seen as an existential study of human relationships and perhaps above all of the individual’s complicated relationship to himself.

Alien: Covenant (2017)

For its nightmare landscape, from the silent extraterrestrial nature, to how the expected glimpses of alien civilization come to pass, to android David’s icy world and art view. I see this as a nightmare similar to Beksinski’s paintings or Cronenberg’s films.

The Purge: Election Year (2016)

For the very simple basic idea, which says something about our time and for the scene with Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty. I like horror movies with very simple ideas, which seem to capture a certain raw social side of the day, like films like Saw and Hostel have done before.

As Above, So Below (2014)

how they succeeded with the alchemical “as above, so below” theme in certain scenes, such as with the dormant knight and the figure in black cap. Similar to The Descent (2005) but is more dreamy.

So there you have it, the most clinically approved, perhaps the most scientific horror movie list you’ve ever seen. Enjoy, and now get really, really scared – that’s good for you!