Monday, January 11, 2016

The Horror Chamber's Top 5 Horror Films of 2015

Yeah, it maybe 11 days late but yours truly here has seen a lot of horror films in 2015. It was tough narrowing down my five favorite films. There were great horror films, "Goodnight Mommy", "Headless", "The Editor" and "Felt" to name a few but these five films really stood out in my mind.

5. What We Do In the Shadows

What happens when you have vampires in a mockumentary film, you get an entertaining and funny film from start to finish. That was the case with “What We Do in the Shadows”. One of things that I like about this film is the ability that it blends the horror and comedy genres into one film. Whether it was the funny dialogue to the entertaining performances, it felt like a fun time. The film has very good performances from Jemaine Clament and Taiki Waititi as they both made their characters engaging and entertaining. Check this film out, if you’re a fan of horror comedies. You will love this film.

4. Crimson Peak

I know there have been some people that don’t like this film, but I thought that this was a very good film from Gulliermo Del Toro. One of things that makes this very good was the film’s dark tone and its special effects. It helped conveyed some of the dark and gothic images that’s needed for the story to succeed. The film also has great performances from its three leads Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain which really made this very good. Hopefully, this film will find an audience on DVD & Blu-Ray.

3. Spring

This is a film that should’ve gotten more eyeballs from horror fans during the year than it did. “Spring” felt like a cross between a monster film and a Richard Linklater / Alejandro González Iñárritu film. What makes this great was the way that directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead did a great job directing their two main actors (Lou Taylor Pucci and Nadia Hilker) as both of the actor develop a very good job chemistry with each other. It helped make this dark love story work so well. It also has some very good effects and great cinematography from Moorehead.

2. We Are Still Here

If there was a film that shocked me to my core this this year, it would be this film. Whether it’s the writing and directing of Ted Geoghegan or the great lead (Barabra Crampton, Andrew Sensenig) and supporting performances (Larry Fessenden, Lisa Marie, and Monte Markham), it was a shocking gorefest from start to finish. It’s easily the best ensemble cast of the year. If “It Follows” wasn’t the best horror film of the year, this would’ve been easily it. This is a film that you check if you’re a horror fan as I can’t wait for Geoghegan’s next film.

1. It Follows

This is one of those films that you feel like you’ve walked out of theater and knew that this might be a classic film ten or fifteen years down the line. From everything from the screenplay to the directing, to the actor and to the score everything had that certain ingredient that makes for a perfect horror film. Director David Robert Mitchell does a great job making the screenplay and the direction feel very dark and suspenseful. It made some of the film’s intense moments keep you on the edge of your seat. This film is also helped with very good performance from Maika Monroe and Keir Gilchrist. This is a must for horror fans who haven’t seen this film yet, as it’s a great film.

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