A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
These insane asylum movies do not paint a rosy picture of American mental-health treatment facilities. Make sure to check out 'Session 9' for one of the most terrifying found-footage flicks in the genre, as well as 'Stonehearst Asylum' for a recent psychological-horror based on the Poe short-story!
Tired of dialogue that sounds like it was written by someone with English as a third language? Try our selection of genuinely intelligent indie horrors for a change of pace, including the superbly crafted zomcom horror 'Pontypool'.
A list crowned by recent Australian masterpiece, 'The Babadook' - which, for our money, is the best film of its ilk released in recent years. For those not in the know, psychological horror relies less on blood and guts and more on brains: playing on the audience's unconscious fears, toying with the uncanny, and making strategic use of silence.
Like the monsters they feature, these horror flicks have hidden in the shadows, evading detection. Which, with efforts like 'Grave Encounters', 'Under the Skin', and 'Triangle', is a real shame. So grab your flashlight and get exploring!
Nostalgic for the noughties? Enjoy our collection of the best horror movies from 2000-2009, including some not quite modern, not quite classic gems like 'Dog Soldiers', 'The Ring', and - what many consider to be the best horror movie of modern times - 'Let the Right One In'.