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When it comes to the mainstream movie industry, the horror genre hasn’t really been doing too well. Barring a few exceptions, most mainstream horror productions are badly produced and overloaded with recurrent themes and clichés.
So, where does a horror aficionado go when the mainstream lets him/her down? Well, you go to the independent side of things. It so happens that independent moviemakers understand horror better than their Hollywood counterparts.
That’s why, in the last few years, the independent movie industry has come out with a few stellar horror films that you definitely need to take a look.
Here are a few that we can think of right now.
The Invitation by Karn Kusama is a slow burner and a good one at that. Though seeing Kusama’s name might force you to rethink watching the movie, thanks to her previous failures, the good news is that she’s got her groove back with this one.
The film’s plot focuses on a character named Will who is invited to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife and current SO. At the party, Will is shown gradually descending into paranoia, but, is his paranoia warranted? Well, you’ll have to watch the movie to find out.
Train to Busan
Well done zombie movies are a rarity. The last good one to come out was the mainstream production called World War Z. Fortunately, indie movie lovers have another one to look forward to.
Yeon Sang-Ho’s action packed “Train to Busan” is a surprise and a good one at that. A quick read of the synopsis may not convince you regarding the potential of this indie horror movie, but trust us, this is a pretty good zombie movie. It’s got everything, from ‘scares’ to drama, along with tons of edge-of-your-seat action.
In fact, it turned out to be a blockbuster hit in Korea.
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Robert Eggers hit the jackpot with his directorial debut, The Witch. This is, by far, one of the best horror movies to come out in over a decade. It does so much with so little. The story focuses on a puritan family that is exiled from their original plantation due to differences in their religious interpretations. As they begin to settle in the middle of nowhere, things start to happen and the family’s faith is tested.
The Witch can be best described as “unsettling”.