Top 3 Unsettling Horror Movies Of the Last Decade

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Nothing really stays and lingers in your mind like a good scary movie! While some people are scared to death of horror movies and then there’s this other lot that loves horror. So, if you belong to the latter one, then this list is for you.

In this list, we will be looking at the 3 best not-so-mainstream horror movies released between 2010 and 2019.

The Witch (2015)

The period piece horror genre is really hard to pull off. To really get under the viewer’s skin, we need to be able to relate to the character’s journey. As it goes, no cinema-goers in the modern world are a farming family living in New England in the 1630s.

Yet, writer-director Robert Eggers has managed to craft a deeply unnerving and scary film. This young director is poised to bring us quality horror movies.

The Witch will scare you with an ambient psychological dread and off-screen threatening hints rather than cheap scares. To put it quite simply, The Witch is terrifying, captivating, and impressive, all at the same time.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

A supernatural thriller where a team of father-son coroner duo tasked with unraveling the mysteries behind an unidentified dead body. As the story unfolds, the body of this unknown Jane Doe becomes more surprising and eerily dangerous.

The movie unwraps itself in a beautiful way that allows the mysteries to get more intricate with each new piece of information. This results in an extremely engaging story and keeps you on the toes wondering what will happen next.

It also adds to creating an extremely unsettling atmosphere that boasts of many suspenseful and scary moments to keep you glued. All in all The Autopsy of Jane Doe is one of the best horror movies that you’ll want to re-watch time and again.

A Quiet Place (2018)

This movie is set in a reality quite different from our own, an Earth dominated by blind creatures with an elevated sense of hearing. And as far as good moviemaking goes, the sound design is used masterfully to glue you to the screen. So much so that even you will get scared whenever there is a sound.

The entire cast including director John Krasinski and his wife, Emily Blunt, give you extremely convincing performances. You will start feeling for the Abbott family whose members are the protagonists of this movie. And this empathy gives rise to extremely scary moments for the audience every time the family gets in danger. You will grief unconditionally every time a family member dies (Oops! Spoiler Alert!).

A Quiet Place is an intelligent horror movie with no real ghosts, only monsters. Simply put, it is an amalgamation of non-mainstream, gripping, and thought-provoking horror elements seconded with excellent film-making.

Want More Scary Stuff?

None can deny that horror movies are but a guilty pleasure. And if you can’t get enough of the horror genre, then here are some more spooky movies to give you more nightmares:

  • The Conjuring
  • The LightHouse
  • Happy Death Day
  • The Babadook
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