Best of the Decade: Ten Horror Hidden Gems

We’re continuing our look back at the last decade of movies, and while Gordon and Mat have already shared their personal picks for the best of the 2010s, there were plenty of other great films from the past ten years that are well worth mentioning. In this feature the team has raided the MovieViews archive and chosen ten of the best horror films that you might have missed upon release but should certainly check out if you’re a fan of the genre.

Whether you prefer out-and-out scares, zombies, a touch of comedic horror or something just completely bonkers, there’s something for everyone in this list!


Assassination Nation 2018 4 girls take back their town in violent and visceral fasion. Reservoir Dogs meet Mean Girls in a chilling tale of how far fake news can take us. Gordon
Better Watch Out 2016 An unexpectedly smart Christmas horror film packed with dark humour, impressive acting from the young cast and some genuine shocks in the storyline. A welcome surprise from a genre overloaded with duds. Mat
Don't Breathe 2016 It's relentless thrill and threat seems to be coming to a conclusion at the halfway point but then doesn't let up for another 40 minutes. Gordon
In Fabric 2018 A wonderfully odd tale of a demonic red dress that terrorises each new owner. A real gem for fans of quirky British cinema. Gordon
Lights Out 2016 David Sandberg's adaptation of his own short film is a taut, effective chiller with good characters and some incredible use of sound and light to build tension. Watch it with the lights off to maximise the scare factor! Mat
Mom and Dad 2017 Even for Nic Cage this is one messed up film! Two kids fight to stay alive as a mysterious wave of parents killing their offspring hits town. Funny, sick and damn good fun! Gordon
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 2016 Surprisingly the period drama elements provide more enjoyment than the zombies, though without them the film would be far less humorous and action-packed. A bizarre concept that could have been awful but is actually really fun. Mat
Rubber 2010 A mad genius of a movie. This oddball film would have worked with a human killer, but the fact it is a tyre just adds to the joyous insanity! Gordon
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil 2010 A unique and witty spin on the 'killer in the woods' horror film, with two very likeable lead actors. It runs out of steam in the second half, but the hilarity of the first makes up for it. Mat
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead 2014 Some unique twists on the usual zombie lore and an abundance of Aussie humour make for a better than average film, despite the low budget effects, limited acting and washed-out cinematography. Mat


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