Here is a list of 10 horror movies which we liked in the year 2014, There isn’t many good horrors this year so bare with us. People are more into zombies then horror genre this year.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a horror film meta-sequel to the 1976 film of the same name. It was made low-budget to keep the same cinéma vérité as Charles B. Pierce’s film. The film is produced by Ryan Murphy of Ryan Murphy Productions (Glee, Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story) and Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Insidious) for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon in his feature-length directorial debut, and is written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. This is one of the last films of Ed Lauter before his death on October 16, 2013. The film was released on October 16, 2014, by Orion Pictures.
Willow Creek is a 2013 independent found footage film about a couple interested in Bigfoot lore, written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.
The film was premiered at the 2013 Independent Film Festival of Boston, and subsequently screened within such festivals as Maryland Film Festival.
Starry Eyes is a 2014 horror film directed and written by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer. The film had its world premiere on March 8, 2014 at South by Southwest and features Alexandra Essoe as a hopeful young starlet that finds that fame’s price is not always easily paid. Funding for the movie was partially raised through a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Horns is a dark fantasy thriller film directed by Alexandre Aja, based on Joe Hill’s novel of the same name. Daniel Radcliffe stars as a man accused of the rape and murder of his girlfriend (Juno Temple) who uses his newly discovered paranormal abilities in his pursuit to uncover the real killer.
Afflicted is a footage film that was written and directed by Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, and is their feature film directorial debut.
Filmmakers Derek Lee and Clif Prowse play versions of themselves, ostensibly: two friends who embark on a European vacation while filming it all for their web series. The men seem so enmeshed in the world of YouTube — the affected personas and the desire for instant feedback — that Afflicted feels realer than so many forays into found footage. Even as Derek begins to exhibit signs of vampirism, the film remains grounded in reality. Goosebumps.
Oculus is a 2013 American psychological/supernatural horror film directed by Mike Flanagan. The movie had its world premiere on September 5, 2013, at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and received a wide theatrical release on April 11, 2014.The film stars Karen Gillan as a young woman who is convinced that an antique mirror is responsible for the death and misfortune that her family suffered. The film is based upon an earlier short film by Flanagan, Oculus: Chapter 3 – The Man with the Plan.
The Taking of Deborah Logan is a 2014 independent American horror film and the feature film directorial debut of Adam Robitel, written by Robitel and co-writer Gavin Heffernan.
The film stars Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, and Michelle Ang. It is set in the fictional town of Exuma, Virginia, Mia (Michelle Ang) leads a documentary team making a movie about Alzheimer’s patient Deborah Logan (Jill Larson). As Deborah’s symptoms become increasingly strange, her daughter Sarah (Anne Ramsay) suspects that there is something else at play. This is one of the most terrifying possession films in recent memory, preying on a very real fear of human illness and losing one’s mind, This one you should not miss.
The Babadook is a 2014 Australian psychological horror film, written and directed by Jennifer Kent and starring Essie Davis and Daniel Henshall. The Babadook is a simple but truly frightening horror film, and the creepy boogeyman at its center isn’t even the scariest thing about it. The simple nature of the movie was the most intense at times. The Ring feeling was almost felt.
The film is produced by Causeway Films and is based on the short filmMONSTER, also written and directed by Kent in 2005. The film was shown at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and received critical acclaim.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a film directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. It’s gorgeously shot and scored, making it one of the most stylish and memorable films of the year.
Sheila Vand stars as the Girl, a vampire who preys on the residents of Bad City and makes time for a romance with Arash (Arash Marandi). As one of several female-driven horror films on this list, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is searingly feminist. The Girl’s righteous revenge against the evil men who rule Bad City is exceptional wish fulfillment, but she also demands a love story on her own terms, leaving Arash to accept her as she is.
The film is described as being set in “the Iranian ghost town Bad City” and depicts the doings of “a lonesome vampire”.
Deliver Us from Evil is a supernatural horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. It was one of those movies which you will love or hate and we absolutely loved it.
Despite being officially based on a 2001 non-fiction book entitled Beware the Night by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool and a marketing campaign highlighting that it was “inspired by actual accounts”, the film actually does not showcase any of the cases recounted in the book and instead features a completely original plot imagined by Derrickson and co-writer Paul Harris Boardman.