Our Favourite Horror Movies of the Last 5 Years

If you’ve ever read me droning on about horror movies, you’d know that I, in fact, am a fanatic of the genre. Of course, our favourite horror movies of the last 5 years do not entail that the other movies that have released in these years belonging to the genre are bad. Films are subjective and you might just hate some of the films listed here. However, that being said, most of the films listed here are either critically acclaimed or my personal favourite, or both. So, here’s a list of our favourite horror movies of the last 5 years that will definitely give you chills, thrills and a lot of spooks!

Green Room (2015)

Neo-Nazi groups are always a great addition when it comes to horror and Green Room is one great example of that. Following a band stuck in a secluded venue who find a disturbing scene in front of them, this is one of the best horror movies that really amps up the claustrophobia as the movie progresses. Definitely one of our favourite horror movies of the last 5 years.

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The Witch (2015)

I think I have raved about The Witch a bit too much and it’s not without reason. The movie, directed by Robert Eggers, takes place in 17th century New England and you can bet your bottom dollar that the witchy stuff at the end is the least horrifying thing here. One of the best horror movies of the decade, this one’s a masterpiece.

Watch it here.

Goodnight Mommy (2015)

This Austrian psychological horror movie will have you wondering who the real bad guy is. However, the fact that kids are horrifying is not an unknown fact for me and this movie kinda solidifies it. So what if you don’t know whether the bandaged woman in the house is your mother or not, burning someone alive is absolutely bonkers and no one can tell me otherwise. Goodnight Mommy holds on to its tension till the absolute last minute and this is one of our favourite horror movies of the last 5 years.

Watch it here.

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It Follows (2015)

If there has ever been a movie that has absolutely mystified me even after rewatching it a hundred times, then it’s It Follows. STDs are horrible enough, but having a sexually transmitted demon follow you creepily to murder you must take the cake. Sexually transmitted demon aside, though, the film will confuse you regarding a lot of different things and the more you watch it, the more confusing it all becomes. Definitely one of the best horror movies of the decade.

Watch it here.

Split (2016)

Dissociative identity disorder with 23 alter egos with the last being a horrifying monster? Yeah, sign me up! M. Night Shyamalan along with James McAvoy and the brilliant Anya Taylor‑Joy bring forth a horror movie that will make your skin crawl. This is one of our favourite horror movies of the last 5 years not only because of the tight script, but also because McAvoy is absolutely horrifying as Kevin.

Watch it here.

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

Mike Flanagan can create magic anywhere and it’s not just The Haunting of Hill House. Although its 2014 predecessor was absolutely awful, the skilful mind of Flanagan creates a compelling movie that will scare the socks off of you. Definitely one of our favourite horror movies of the last 5 years.

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Don’t Breathe (2016)

One of my personal favourite horror movies, Fede Álvarez’s Don’t Breathe focuses on a burglary gone wrong. However, something worse awaits those who can sit quietly throughout the runtime. This horror movie is so full of tension that at one point I thought that I would pass out in the theatres.

Watch it here.

Train to Busan (2017)

Train to Busan will always feature in every horror movie list of mine. A clear winner in the zombie subgenre, Yeon Sang-ho’s zombie horror flick has tons of blood, gore and tension and equal amounts of weep-worthy moments. I have never felt as much sorrow at a zombie-inflicted death as I have felt in this film. Definitely my favourite horror film in the last 5 years.

Watch it here.

The Babysitter (2017)

If you’re in the mood for something more fun and not serious, then McG’s teen black comedy horror film will be right up your alley. Although the 2020 sequel is disappointing in every which way, this Samara Weaving-starrer is hilarious and gory in the right doses.

Watch it here.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

The first time I watched The Killing of a Sacred Deer, I was at a loss for words. Yorgos Lanthimos’s film is dark, brooding and utterly crazy but effective. You feel trapped with the Murphys but will not be able to find solace anywhere else either. Deeply, deeply disturbing.

Watch it here.

It (2017)

A kiddie movie at face value, this Stephen King adaptation is such a fun watch… most of the time. At other times it features Bill Skarsgård as It and that’s enough to give us nightmares. The kids are the best part of this one and truly give you something to connect to.

Watch it here.

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Get Out (2017)

I don’t know what I love the most about Get Out, so it’s safe to say everything. The way Jordan Peele tackles the problems of racial inequality enveloped as a horror movie with several themes within is mind-boggling. Add to that the amazing performances, a fitting score and the humour – you have a movie that will tickle all your senses. Get Out is, hands down, one of my favourite horror movies of the last 5 years.

Watch it here.

Hereditary (2018)

I needed to take a break after watching Hereditary for the first time, and that’s saying something. This movie is so visceral and creepy that it becomes a difficult task to get out after it’s done. Whether it be the very real family problems or that the cult had planned for everything – Ari Aster’s directorial debut is one of our favourite horror movies of the last 5 years. Also, Toni Collette deserved an Oscar for her performance.

Watch it here.

Stree (2018)

Song and dance aside, Stree brought forth in Hindi horror something that wasn’t there before. The film is not only insanely funny and well-acted, but it has a social message masked in its horror roots. One of the best horror movies in Hindi cinema, hands down.

Watch it here.

Us (2019)

Jordan Peele went a bit deeper with his themes with Us, talking about income inequality. The film is absolutely horrifying and Lupita Nyong’o was robbed of an Oscar – her stellar performance and Peele’s amazing direction is what makes this movie one of our favourite horror movies.

Watch it here.

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Midsommar (2019)

To be honest, I had a panic attack within the first minute of Midsommar. Serious and very deep with its symbolism from the opening scenes, Ari Aster’s second movie, in my book, is better than its predecessor. Although the first scared me to no end, this one went under my skin so badly that I had to re-watch it to make sense of what happened. It’s one of my favourite horror movies so far. Also, watch out for some amazing performances, especially from Florence Pugh.

Watch it here.

Ready or Not (2019)

More than a horror movie, this thriller is such a fun watch. Lots and lots of blood and gore and an amazing Samara Weaving screaming like a banshee is all we need to be hella entertained. Getting married is tough, but when you have to play a death game, it’s the worst first night that anyone can imagine.

Watch it here.

The Lodge (2019)

The Lodge is shocking. At the end of the movie, I was confused about whom to believe and what to think – the film had such a deep impact on me. I loved the execution and the symbolisms and Riley Keough, along with Jaeden Martell and Lia McHugh, are absolutely fantastic to drive this cabin-fever driven movie home.

Watch it here.

The Invisible Man (2020)

Hands down the best horror movie of 2020, The Invisible Man, an adaptation of H.G. Wells’s story, is a crazy experience. There’s nothing supernatural here, but the reality of Cecilia’s abusive marriage is enough to bring anyone nightmares. This one’s of the best horror movies of the decade.

Watch it here.

Host (2020)

A reminder of how shitty the year was, Host is a supernatural horror movie created entirely on Zoom. I don’t know which is worse – the year, or the fact that there’s a supernatural entity out to kill you over a doomed Zoom call séance.

Watch it here.

Did you like our picks for our favourite horror movies of the last 5 years? Tell us in the comments below whether you have a few picks of your own to add!

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