Welcome to 'Part Dos' of my favorite horror movies of the decade (2015-2019.) This part of the decade is definitely my favorite, and it has (and continues to have) some of the best performances of all horror cinema.
On top of that, this decade of horror cinema has been dominated by women. From performances by Lupita Nyong'o, Toni Collette, and Florence Pugh, to performances by Jane Levy, Carla Gugino, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more, this part of the decade has memorable films and has shown that women are the true superstars of the horror genre.
The 2010's decade is coming to an end... what a morbid fast-ball getting ready to crack me right in the face. 10 years ago, I didn't think this would come at me so fast, yet here it is. Some overall amazing films have come out during this time- way too many to name- and some not so great ones, but all in all, we can say that beautiful art was made this decade of cinema. And more than that, some amazing horror films have made their debut, as well as made way for a contemporary genre of horror- elevated horror. I believe we have been truly blessed with this decades horror filmography, and we have some real classics and gamechangers.
To close out this spooky season and the 2010's, I have decided to rank my favorite horror movies from 2010 to 2019. Now that is a lot of horror movies to think about, and honestly, I love a great deal of them. So, how do I make this ranking as fun, short, simple, and understanding as possible? I want to talk about and share all of my favorites, but I don't want to overwhelm and clutter this list with movies that I enjoy, but don't necessarily love, so I have decided to break this down in 2 parts. The first part will be covering the first half of the decade and so on with part two. Also, I have decided to limit both lists to 30 films each, totaling 60 for the entire decade.
Let's get started with my favorite, must-see horror films from the years 2010 through to 2014!!
It has been 10 years since Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Woody Harrelson signed off as the Zombieland family in their 2009 film. In the span of those 10 years, there have been 2 American presidents, One Direction formed and broke up, The Jonas Brothers got back together, and the world lost iconic stars like David Bowie, Whitney Houston, Prince, and more.
Now, the cast is back for a 'Double Tap' exactly a decade later, and the fans couldn't be more excited to slip back into a film that brings us the memory of 10 years ago, when times seemed much simpler.
Tim Burton has produced, directed, and written films that have been carried through decades. Some of these films are even holiday traditions- like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Edward Scissorhands (1990). His most notorious films created abstract worlds and stories that spanned the worlds between life and death, dealt with love, acceptance, and identity, and gave us stories that we're eager to share with our younger siblings and children. Even his most abstract pieces of work like Mars Attacks! (1996) are some of my favorite films to revel in all its weirdness and fun.
With all of these amazingly creative and reimagined stories, there has also come a massive assemblage of memorable and lovable characters. From Jack Skellington to his re-adaptation of Willy Wonka and Alice in Wonderland, these characters have been over-exaggerated and completely complex people that capture an essence of unconventionality and uniqueness that many others don't attempt to. Many creators, however, have followed in the steps of Tim Burton, creating wonderfully different characters that don't always fit in, but enhance the beautiful nature of sometimes misunderstood and empathetic creatures.
His characters and films have been so influential in pop culture that they prompted many exhibitions and tributes on his work around the world. What I have love most about Tim Burton's wacky characters, is their ability to capture a personality of jagged edges and floral colors, with a depth that captures loneliness but hope as well. I will always love Tim Burton's film because of the joy they brought me as a child and the comfort and understanding they continue to bring me as an adult.
With that being said, here is a ranked list of my top 15 favorite Tim Burton characters (reimagined and original.) I love all of his characters, all the way from the dead receptionist to his versions of the Batman characters, but I narrowed it down to a sweet 15 list of main characters to make this as easy to get through as possible.
Enemy of my enemy is my friend. Enemy of my nightmare is a machete-wielding zombie, and he's not my friend, but he's the only hope we have.
Freddy vs. Jason (2003) follows two of the most notorious horror villains of all time. Freddy, the burned boogeyman and Jason, the hockey-masked zombie duke it out in this celebrity death match. I wish there were more of these films made, pitting more and more horror villains against each other for pure, gory fun.
Eddie Murphy has always known how to do all the theatrics hasn’t he?
Well before I get into this film, I just have to say how intricate this film is embedded into my childhood. It was one of my first DVDs. I watched it all the time, and it used to terrify me. The Haunted Mansion ride at Disney, CA was mine and my dad’s favorite, and the memories I share with this film are very close to my heart. Young me loves this film. Older me loves the nostalgia of this film, but she also now realizes it’s not that great for a few acting and plot missteps. Nonetheless, this film is an endearing classic to me that helped shape my love for horror films for years to come.
My name is Jacinda, and I am a film lover and student. Check out more of my pieces at Flipscreened!
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