Mike Thorn’s 50 Favorite Horror Films of the Decade

Today on Ink Heist, we are excited to welcome author Mike Thorn to the site with a list of his 50 favorite Horror films from the last decade. If there is one thing we love as much as dark fiction here at Ink Heist, it’s dark films. We watch a TON of movies throughout the year, and it seems like every time we hit our streaming services, we struggle to find things we haven’t seen. That’s where Mike’s list comes in handy and another reason why it’s so interesting. There is a good balance of more well-known mainstream films mixed with titles that are a little more obscure. A huge thanks to Mike for sharing this list with us. Not only did we find a lot of films we want to check out, we think it will generate a good discussion. What are some of your favorite Horror films?

50 Favorite Horror Films: 2010-2019

01. The Lords of Salem (Rob Zombie, 2012)

02. Daguerrotype (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2016)

03. Creepy (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2016)

04. 31 (Rob Zombie, 2016)

05. Knock Knock (Eli Roth, 2015)

06. My Soul to Take (Wes Craven, 2010)

07. Lesson of the Evil (Takashi Miike, 2012)

08. Djinn (Tobe Hooper, 2013)

09. Kotoko (Shinya Tsukamoto, 2011)

10. Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese, 2010)

11. Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas, 2016)
12. Mekong Hotel (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2012)
13. The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)
14. Split (M. Night Shyamalan, 2016)
15. Twixt (Francis Ford Coppola, 2011)
16. Dracula 3D (Dario Argento, 2012)
17. CAM (Daniel Goldhaber, 2018)
18. The Love Witch (Anna Biller, 2016)
19. The Complex (Hideo Nakata, 2013)
20. Scream 4 (Wes Craven, 2011)
21. The Visit (M. Night Shyamalan, 2015)
22. The Green Inferno (Eli Roth, 2013)
23. The Strangers: Prey at Night (Johannes Roberts, 2018)
24. Exeter (Marcus Nispel, 2015)
25. Tumbbad (Rahi Anil Barve, 2018)
26. Unfriended (Levan Gabriadze, 2014)
27. Atlantics (Mati Diop, 2019)
28. Raw (Julia Ducournau, 2016)
29. Mom and Dad (Brian Taylor, 2017)
30. Rigor Mortis (Juno Mak, 2013)
31. Wolf Creek 2 (Greg McLean, 2013)
32. Dream Home (Pang Ho-cheung, 2010)
33. Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie, 2013)
34. The Ward (John Carpenter, 2010)
35. I Spit on Your Grave (Steven R. Monroe, 2010)
36. Ghostland (Pascal Laugier, 2018)
37. Vampire (Shunji Iwai, 2011)
38. The Shallows (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2016)
39. Cult of Chucky (Don Mancini, 2017)
40. Gerald’s Game (Mike Flanagan, 2017)
41. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (Johannes Roberts, 2019)
42. Curse of Chucky (Don Mancini, 2013)
43. Doctor Sleep (Mike Flanagan, 2019)
44. Oculus (Mike Flanagan, 2013)
45. Final Destination 5 (Steven Quale, 2011)
46. Ballad in Blood (Ruggero Deodato, 2016)
47. Kidnapped (Miguel Ángel Vivas, 2010)
48. Devil (John Erick Dowdle, 2010)
49. Here Comes the Devil (Adrián García Bogliano, 2012)
50. Revenge (Coralie Fargeat, 2017)


Mike Thorn is the author of Darkest Hours and Dreams of Lake Drukka & Exhumation. His fiction has appeared in numerous magazines, anthologies and podcasts, including Dark Moon Digest, The NoSleep Podcast, DarkFuse, Unnerving Magazine, Turn to Ash, and Tales to Terrify. His film criticism has been published recently in MUBI Notebook, The Film Stage, Seventh Row, Vague Visages, and In Review Online. Connect with him on Twitter (@MikeThornWrites) or visit his website (mikethornwrites.com) for more information.

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