Look, there are some people that, if cited as a favorite character or quoted/emulated, can have red flags the size of an interstate billboard. Even if the character is the protagonist of the movie, it doesn’t matter because while they might be the focus of the story, they’re not great people in their actions and deeds.
Horror is one of the most popular genres in America, bringing droves to theaters and watching on streaming like the zombies it can depict. Audiences only sticking with horror in the English language are missing out though, because some of the scariest films to exist come from outside our borders.
These films will require subtitles, but damn are they worth it. Extreme horror, paranoia, curses, zombies, and more populate the world of horror outside the Americas, giving twists on old legends and new stories alike from their native countries. Branch out, turn on the subtitles, and pray nothing is watching while you check out these non-English horror films.
Science fiction has long been a staple of the film industry, captivating audiences with imaginative worlds and thought-provoking ideas. In recent years, the 21st century has seen an explosion of science fiction films, with new technologies and special effects allowing filmmakers to bring their wildest visions to life.
Are ratings and reviews hat important? Film history has shown us time and time again that a movie that upon release might’ve been maligned could gain a completely new reevaluation in the future. This happens with every genre, but sci-fi has given use some real underrated gems in the past couple of decades. Without further ado, here are five of the most underrated sci-fi films of the century so far.
Hell has been a concept dating back thousands of years, persisting throughout human civilization in some form or another to taunt humanity about the afterlife. Damnation, torture, torment, lakes of fire, punishment for misdeeds or blasphemy… there’s always one of those things involved somewhere. Movies have taken the idea into a whole new dimension of weird though, showcasing every type of Hell imaginable from the mundane to the bizarre.
Every genre has cliches, there’s no way around them at this point. Not many genres have enough stupid cliches that will immediately turn viewers off as horror does, though.
Everyone has watched a movie at some point in their life that, by the time the credits roll, you’ll have muttered to yourself “what the f*ck am I watching?” at least once. Sometimes it’s a good thing, sometime’s not so good, and sometimes we just can’t comprehend what’s going on in the mind of the filmmakers.
There are plenty of great trailers for terrible movies, but we’ve also seen the reverse happen as some of the greatest movies ever made have questionable marketing material.
Here’s my list of five great movies with terrible (or weird) trailers.
Wes Craven’s Scream series redefined the slasher genre with self-aware, genre-blending thrills. The iconic mix of comedy and horror (along with the Ghostface mask) helped define the 90s.
With a successful outing early last year and another film in the works, the Scream franchise is back in the cultural zeitgeist. That makes this the perfect time to rank each Scream movie from worst to best. With multiple quality installments, it’s no easy task to pick favorites.
Hearing about your favorite book, comic, or game being adapted into a movie used to be one of those things to get excited about. Sure, The Legend of Chun-Li was a bad movie. So was Resident Evil though, and Eragon, and Death Note. Okay, the bar is kind of low with those, but there have been fantastic and well-regarded adaptations too. Marvel has made a whole business off of it!
Horror has such a long and varied history at this point it’s hard to feel shocked or scared by a movie anymore, especially from a single line of dialogue. Some movies though can take that one line and chill audiences to the bone. The moments where a reveal makes you say “Oh **insert choice of expletive here**” and flips the entire script. Lines that truly establish a character as a legitimate threat, or a sudden, unexpected danger.
Chewing scenery isn’t something that just any actor can do. There have to be a million special elements that all come together from the writing to the actor, especially when it comes to budget.