As if things weren't terrifying enough right now...
Hereditary (2018) “With so much real-life emotional torment going on, by the time Hereditary’s supernatural set pieces arrive you’ve already been horrified to the max. The wrath of Satan seems pretty tame compared to the suffering that damaged family members can inflict on one another.”
The Shallows (2016) “Things go beyond ridiculous when it comes to the shark’s vindictive mindset, but they got that way in Jaws too, you may recall, and nobody whined about it much.”
Devil (2010) "Since the story stems from the mind of the much-maligned M. Night Shyamalan there’s a twist, of course, but without his heavyhanded presence behind the lens, we’re spared the ponderous ordeal of getting to it."
The Call (2013) “The Call does falter near the end when some scary-movie cliches sneak in, but things are just so damn enthralling up until then that its winning sheen remains mostly untarnished.”
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) "The makers of Paranormal Activity 2 rejected the opportunity to rip off and cash in on its worthy predecessor, and thanks to them I feel proud to be a horror fan again."
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) "The latest installment isn’t quite as terrifying as the second, but it’s still extremely creepy and engrossing and everything you’d want in a 21st-century nightmare maker."
Creep (2015) “Duplass’s whacked-out performance keeps you fairly riveted to the screen, wondering what crazy shit Josef’s gonna pull next–and how the tormented Aaron will respond. It’s one of the most memorable sicko roles I’ve seen in a while.”
Don’t Breathe (2016) “Don’t Breathe…is destined to battle it out with the likes of Green Room and 10 Cloverfield Lane for the title of Top Hollywood Fright Flick of 2016.”
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) “Howard is by turns vulnerable and menacing, and Goodman is perfect for the part. His paranoia-driven portrayal keeps you guessing about his motives and the validity of his contamination claim.”
The Platform (2020) "As social commentary The Platform couldn’t be more timely, but director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia isn’t concerned with just making people think: he wants to shock them even more."