The horror genre has recently experienced a renaissance, with production companies like Blumhouse and A24
and directors like Robert Eggers
and Ari Aster
offering titles that subvert many of its preconceived tropes and standards. Filled with complicated themes, stunning cinematography, compelling narratives, and strong performances from top-tier talent, these modern horror movies are changing the perception of what it means to be scared.
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Whether they pull back society's safe veneer to expose its dangerous chaos, explore important issues of racism and classism, highlight primal feelings of grief and loss, or simply contain some of the scariest imagery seen on the screen, these are the best modern horror movies ranked by IMDb.