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- A24's Fifteen Best Horror Films Until 2023
Over recent times, horror films from A24 are increasingly present in cinemas and streams. The renowned independent film producer has gained prominence in the world of cinema for its bold and innovative approach to storytelling.
With a portfolio of films including Hereditary, The witch e Midsummer, A24 continues to expand its catalog with narratives that deliver chilling and memorable cinematic experiences, establishing itself as an influential force in contemporary cinema. Because of this, Showmetech prepared a A24's list of the best horror films by 2023:
A24's Fifteen Best Horror Films Until 2023
7,3 IMDb | 90% Rotten Tomatoes
The story, directed by ari aster, follows the Graham family, who are dealing with the recent death of their grandmother, a dominant figure in their lives. As supernatural events begin to occur, the mother, played by Toni Collette, discovers dark and disturbing secrets about his family roots.
The film explores the heredity of trauma and the growing madness that spreads through the family.
7,1 IMDb | 83% Rotten Tomatoes
Midsummer takes viewers on a disturbing journey to a rural festival in Sweden, directed by ari aster. In the plot, a group of American friends, led by Dani, played by Florence Pugh, participates in the festival.
However, what begins as a seemingly idyllic celebration soon turns into a terrifying experience. As macabre traditions are revealed, the group finds themselves trapped in a cult nightmare where disturbing rituals and forced isolation dominate the narrative.
The Witch (2015)
7,0 IMDb | 90% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed by Robert eggers, The witch is set in XNUMXth century New England. The story follows a Puritan family who, after being banished from their community, move to an isolated farm on the edge of a dark forest. Faced with unexplained supernatural events and the disappearance of their youngest son, the family begins to face fear and paranoia.
The film delves into religious superstition and unknown evil, exploring how isolation and fear can affect family relationships. The authentic setting, dialogue in Old English, and an unsettling soundtrack make this film a notable example of historical and psychological horror.
Talk to Me (2023)
7,2 IMDb | 94% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed by Danny Phillippou e michael philippouOn Talk to me The discovery of the mysterious embalmed hand, which grants friends the power to summon spirits, triggers a series of supernatural and terrifying events. Initial curiosity quickly turns to terror when one of the friends makes a mistake that opens a door to the spirit world, releasing forces beyond their understanding.
Now, they find themselves in an extreme situation where they are pursued by terrifying threats from both sides, forcing them to make difficult decisions about who they can trust: the dead from the other dimension or the living.
The Lighthouse (2020)
7,4 IMDb | 90% Rotten Tomatoes
By the direction of Robert eggers, O Farol is a claustrophobic narrative set in an isolated lighthouse in the late XNUMXth century. The film follows two lighthouse keepers, played by Willem Dafoe e Robert Pattinson, who face a distressing coexistence. Confined in a cramped space, the characters are tormented by terrifying visions, creating an atmosphere of increasing insanity.
The film uses black and white photography and a script full of symbolism to plunge the audience into a psychological nightmare of isolation, paranoia and darkness.
The Sacrifice of the Sacred Stag (2017)
7,0 IMDb | 79% Rotten Tomatoes
YOUsacrifice of the Sacred Deer is a dark tale, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, about morality and revenge. The film follows surgeon Steven, played by Colin Farrell, and his wife, Anna, played by Nicole Kidman, when a troubled teenager, Martin, played by Barry keoghan, comes into their lives.
As inexplicable and horrific events begin to occur, Steven is forced to make an impossible choice. The film builds a slow, harrowing tension as the characters' actions lead them to a sinister fate.
Death Death Death (2022)
6,2 IMDb | 85% Rotten Tomatoes
With direction Halina reijnOn death death death, Bee and her friend, along with other wealthy guests, gather at a remote mansion for an extravagant party. As the night progresses, the group decides to play a macabre game called death death death, where one of the participants is designated as the victim and the others must guess who the killer is. However, before the game can be completed, some guests decide to sleep, leaving it unfinished.
The situation turns terrifying when the power in the house goes out due to a storm, and Bee, brave enough to investigate, finds one of the guests with his throat slit. Isolated in the mansion, with no cell phone signal, car or electricity, the group is forced to come together to find out who the real killer is among them before more deaths occur. Conflict and distrust intensify as the wealthy friends now struggle to maintain their sanity and safety.
Saint MauD (2020)
6,7 IMDb | 92% Rotten Tomatoes
Saint MauD is a film directed by Rose Glass which explores the faith and obsession of a private nurse named Maud, played by Morfydd clark. Maud dedicates herself to saving the soul of her patient, Amanda, played by jennifer ehle, who suffers from a terminal illness.
The film follows Maud on her sinister journey as her religious obsession leads her to commit increasingly extreme acts to fulfill her mission.
6,9 IMDb | 69% Rotten Tomatoes
ClimaxDirected by Gaspar Noah, is an intense and disturbing sensory experience. The film follows a group of young dancers who gather at an abandoned school to celebrate the completion of their tour. However, the night takes a dark turn after ingesting a mysterious drug.
The mesmerizing choreography and electrifying soundtrack create a terrifying atmosphere as the characters spiral into paranoia and despair. The film is a harrowing look at the horrors of the human mind and the decay of reality.
At nightfall (2017)
6,2 IMDb | 88% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed by Trey Edward Shults, At nightfall is a post-apocalyptic tale of survival. The story follows a family who lives isolated in a house in the woods, trying to protect themselves from a mysterious threat plaguing the outside world.
When they accept another family into their home seeking shelter, tensions and fear rise, revealing the horrors that can arise in human relationships.
7,0 IMDb | 93% Rotten Tomatoes
By ti west, set in 1918, the film follows the young Pearl, played by Mia Goth, whose greatest desire is to achieve fame and glory. However, her reality is bleak, as she finds herself trapped on an isolated farm, tasked with caring for her sick father and subject to the constant surveillance of her overbearing and bitter mother.
As Pearl Struggling against the ambitions, temptations and repressions that suffocate her, the narrative unfolds into a tale of how her dream of stardom is denied to her. In his desperate search for fame, Pearl begins to resort to murder, embarking on a journey of darkness to achieve his goals.
Pearl serves as a prequel to X: Mark of Death, exploring the events that shaped the character decades before the events of the main film.
The Envoy of Evil (2017)
5,9 IMDb | 75% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed by oz perkins, The Envoy of Evil is a dark narrative set in a boarding school. Two students, Kat and Rose, played by Kiernan Shipka e Lucy Boynton, face supernatural forces and possessions while the school sits empty during winter break.
The film builds an icy and sinister atmosphere as inexplicable events unfold, leading the young women to confront the evil that resides in the shadows.
Green Room (2015)
7,0 IMDb | 90% Rotten Tomatoes
Directed by Jeremy Saulnier, Green Room is an intense survival story that unfolds in a punk rock environment.
When a garage band, “Ain't Rights,” witnesses a murder at a club after a show, they become trapped in the venue's green room, surrounded by a gang of neo-Nazis led by Darcy, played by Patrick Stewart.
6,3 IMDb | 86% Rotten Tomatoes
LambDirected by Valdimar Jóhannsson, explores the supernatural and Norse folklore. The story follows a couple who make a shocking discovery on their remote farm when a sheep gives birth to a child with animal features.
The Cursed Woods (2019)
5,6 IMDb | 83% Rotten Tomatoes
By Lee Cronin, the plot of The Cursed Forest offers an engaging narrative centered on Sarah, played by Sean Kerslake, a young mother looking for a new life for herself and her son, Chris, in a quiet town in the Irish countryside. As she tries to put a tumultuous past behind her, Sarah's life appears to be following a more serene path.
However, this peace is abruptly interrupted when she meets a new neighbor in a mysterious way. As a result, Sarah finds herself increasingly disturbed and insecure about what is real and what is not.
Text proofread by: Pedro Bomfim (01 / 11 / 23)