Top 5 Indie Horror Films

Top 5 Indie Horror Films

As summer begins to come to a close, I am anxiously counting down the days to Halloween. There is no better way to celebrate spooky season than curling up on your couch and watching a horror flick. Here are my top five indie horror movies.

5. The Witch (2015)

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At number five we have The Witch, a slow burn horror-mystery movie directed and written by Robert Eggers. The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, and Kate Dickie. The movie occurs in 1630s New England and follows a family burdened with black magic, witchcraft, and possession. There is something especially unnerving about a movie that takes place during colonial times. The Witch definitely uses this to their advantage with horrifying twists on seemingly mundane life.

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4. Creep (2014)

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Creep takes place at number four. It is an indie thriller directed by Patrick Brice. Brice also wrote the movie with his co-star Mark Duplass. Mark and Patrick are the only two actors in the movie, they did a fantastic job at portraying the unsettling feeling behind someone who is just a little too nice. This found footage film centers around a man who responds to an online job posting to film a terminally ill man’s final messages. As the movie progresses, the videographer begins to notice the man’s odd behavior, and questions what exactly he signed up for.

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3. Hereditary (2018)

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Another A24 movie, Hereditary, lands the number three spot. The supernatural horror movie was directed and written by Ari Astor and is A24’s highest-grossing film. Starring Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, and Alex Wolff the film follows a grieving family experiencing unexplainable and disturbing occurrences after the death of their secret-keeping grandmother.

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2. Midsommar (2019)

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Taking second place is yet another A24, Ari Astor film, Midsommar. The movie takes place in beautiful Scandanavia at a rural mid-summer festival. However, the seemingly perfect vacation soon turns into a violent cult competition. Midsommar stars Florence Pugh who was recently seen in Black Widow. 

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1. The Babadook (2014)

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Finally, at number one we have The Babadook. This psychological drama is one of my all-time favorite films. The movie was written and directed by Jennifer Kent. The film stars Essie Davis, as Amelia a single mother caring for her son, Samuel, portrayed by Noah Wiseman. After finding a mysterious book, Amelia and Samuel become haunted by paranoia.

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