Modern horror movies are full of unbelievable computer generated monsters and enough blood to make even the most hardened horror fan cringe. Most of them are mediocre at best, but check out these ten films that are well made and will freak you out!
One of the most famous horror movies of the past decade is 'Paranormal Activity'. This buzzed-about film is about a young couple who start having strange experiences in their house. They set up a night-vision camera to record the strange events, and things quickly start spiraling out of control. The sequels to this movie are also very freaky, but the first movie takes the cake for having the original idea.
You probably never even heard of 'The Descent', but this is one of the most intense horror movies in a long time. The story follows a group of girls that goes spelunking in the mountains who eventually become trapped underground by a cave-in. This frightening situation is already freaky enough, as the girls begin to panic in the darkness... and then something else shows up.
'[Rec]' is a foreign film from Spain that was remade into 'Quarantine' in the United States. They're basically the same movie, but the original is just slightly better overall. '[Rec]' starts out slow and innocent, but then things get crazy when a group of firemen investigate a strange incident. The action escalates quickly and there are a ton of scares along the way.
'The Ring' is one of those movies that will make you afraid of the dark like you're a little kid again. The plot revolves around a video tape where the watcher dies seven days after watching it. The main character is investigating the tape and watches it, which makes the remainder of the film a thrilling race against time to discover the secret of the tape. You might need to sleep with the lights on after this one.
As far as horror mockumentaries go, 'Lake Mungo' is the best one so far. This film follows an Australian family whose daughter drowned in the local dam. The family begins to experience strange paranormal occurrences as they uncover the true identity of this girl. While this movie isn't packed with jump-scares or deadly monsters, the build-up of creepy events throughout the movie will definitely freak you out.
Yet another foreign film on this list is 'The Orphanage', which is a Spanish film directed by Guillermo del Toro. The plot follows a woman as she attempts to reopen an orphanage, but her son disappears and strange people start appearing in the house. While this film has a lot of cliche horror movie moments, but it's also just plain creepy. The final moments of the movie will have you leaping out of your seat!
28 Days Later
'28 Days Later' is regarded as a modern classic in the horror genre, and it's great because it delivers two different types of scares. The plot follows a man who wakes up in a hospital after a virus has wiped out most of the population and the rest have been turned into bloodthirsty zombies. The first half of the movie revolves around survival and has plenty of intense and scary moments, and the second half is more of a psychological thriller.