Redefining horror.

A horror film is one that seeks to elicit fear in its audience, for entertainment purposes . Horror may also overlap with the fantasy, supernatural fiction, and thriller genres. Horror films often aim to evoke viewers' nightmares , fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown .

The horror genre is often too predictable and trite. Many horror movies feel like they’re made with a checklist; Spookey house- check, some abandoned building- check, a mean spirit or ghost- check. But those things do not excite us now.The reality of our world is far more spooky and horrific sometimes.

here are some of such movies which redefined the horror genre completely:

1]The best and newest one : The Platform.

  • The Platform , 2019 : A vertical prison with one cell per level. Two people per cell. One only food platform and two minutes per day to feed from up to down. An endless nightmare trapped in The Hole.
  • From metaphysical horror to dystopian critique of society.
  • At the lower levels, hunger is so big that cannibalism is the rule and not the exception.

2] The Human Centiped,probably the most horrific perverted and disturbing film I have ever seen. Here is a description from the BBC and trust me you couldn’t describe it horrifically enough.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take three human beings and sew them all together via their digestive tracts? Wonder no longer! In the slightly misleadingly titled The Human Centipede (misleading for shouldn’t it feature 30 legs, not merely six?) Dutchman Tom Six has written and directed the world’s first Siamese-triplet movie.

In case you were unsure: it’s a horror film.

Actually, its story is straight out of one of Eli Roth’s ‘torture porn’ Hostel pictures. Two American tourists are on their way to a party when their car breaks down in a forest.

This being Europe — or, perhaps more pointedly since it’s a Dutch movie, this being Germany — the girls seek shelter at the gleamingly modernist home of a Dr Heiter (Dieter Laser). He sports a long coat like Herr Flick in ’Allo ’Allo! and, when asked if he lives with his wife, replies: “No, I do not like human beings.” Danger signs!

Soon the girls are stitched together — tongue to anus — and then to a shouty Japanese man (Akihiro Kitamura). Heiter marvels at his work and gets them to go walkies. In truth, rather than looking hapless or brutalized, they resemble a pantomime donkey.The Human Centipede has its moments, but they’re largely obscured by umpteen holes in the plot as well as by reams of exposition.

3] SAW: the Saw movie franchise revolves around the Jigsaw Killer (a.k.a. John Kramer), who tortures victims he believes are complacent or guilty, in order to make them appreciate their time on Earth. For seven straight years from 2004 to 2010, the Saw franchise kept churning out sequel after sequel, all of which were solid hits at the box office. The Saw horror series is the most twisty, timey-wimey and downright confusing franchise ever.

If you’ve seen Saw, you’ll know that the identity of the killer is a surprise reveal. Facilitating that twist means Jigsaw doesn’t get a lot of active screen time to be a douchebag in. “I’ve never killed anyone,” Jigsaw tells , reasoning that everyone who has died in his games has had a fair chance of survival. 

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