Top 10 Horror Films of 2021

Top 10 Horror Films of 2021In many ways 2021 seemed like a remake of 2020. Covid still loomed large and every time we attempted to get our lives back to normal something seemed to stop us with pings and isolation periods plunging us back into mini mind numbing lockdowns. Thankfully the horror film industry was far from being stuck on repeat and menacing movie makers used this troubled time to innovate and experiment delivering new and exciting flicks to frighten and entertain in equal measure making 2021 just that little bit more bearable.

Top 10 Horror Films of 2021

Below we run down our Top 10 horror films of 2021 hand plucked from festival screenings, cinema screens and home releases by our tried and trusted team. Enjoy the list and see if your favorite made the cut:

Keeping Company

“Keeping Company is a delirious and darkly comic ride through the murderous insanity of capitalism. It is definitely worth your uncomfortable laughter.”
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Movie Rating:★★★★☆ 

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Tarumama

“It’s going to be worth keeping an eye out for Beltran’s next feature, especially if it’s another horror. Combining emotional turmoil, shocks and scares Tarumama is worthy addition to the genre and a great cabin-in-the-woods story.”
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Movie Rating:★★★★☆ 

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The Feast

“Well-played by the cast, the family seethe with resentment and recrimination in their spacious but sterile minimalist abode. Meanwhile, the surrounding countryside makes a foreboding backdrop to third act meaty horror and nasty EC comics style comeuppance. Unlikely then that the Welsh tourist board will be chasing Jones for ad campaigns any time soon.”
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Movie Rating:★★★★☆ 

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The Brilliant Terror

“Ultimately, the litmus test for this kind of documentary such as this is: Do I want to check the films out from the clips shown? Hell, yes. It’s one thing to present a bunch of genial folks trying to get their weird movies made but if those weird movies look like they’re going to suck then the overall effect is one of sympathy for the little guy but little else. Not so here. These projects can’t hide behind multi-million dollar CGI and hype and they look all the better for it. My list of horror films to see just got longer.”
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Movie Rating:★★★★☆ 

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Val

“The final third of the film has an unusual vibe that reminded me a lot of Tim Burtons ‘Beetlejuice’ – from the vivid colours to the dinner scene that felt like a direct nod to the gothic ghostly tale. Mischa Reeves is fantastic as the enticingly enigmatic Val and I couldn’t take my eyes from her. With a devilish finale that is both unexpected and rewarding, Val is a dazzling gem of a film that has me craving more.”
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Movie Rating:★★★★☆ 

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Dashcam

“Savage presents Dashcam as a compendium of found-footage horror’s best bits. Acknowledging his ghost train aesthetic, he stages one segment in a creepy after hours fun fair, alongside other traditional horror locales. Fans will chuckle as background clues tease out the story, while cheering the foreground destruction.”
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Movie Rating:★★★★☆ 

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Zomblogalypse

“A truly independent horror comedy made with blood, sweat and tons of passion for the genre, Zomblogalypse is a massive achievement and proves Zom-Com’s are as everlasting as their principle subject matter given a creative force such as Bungard, Hipwell and Watts behind them. With so much gore and so many laughs who knew the zombie apocalypse could be so funny.”
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Movie Rating:★★★★☆ 

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No Man of God

“This film is ALL about Elijah Wood and Luke Kirby, with both delivering some truly incredible performances. You won’t learn anything new about the case and if you’re looking for a fast paced, crime thriller – this definitely isn’t for you – however No Man of God manages, where others have failed, to bring a truly human element to the despicably inhumane.”
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Movie Rating:★★★★☆ 

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Beyond The Infinite Two Minutes

“To reveal much more of the plot would spoil a jubilant, charming, unrelentingly good-natured slice of sci-fi which will warm the heart and tickle the funny bone. The lack of budget is more than made up for by the breezy, consistently imaginative shifts in plotting, the amusing dialogue and a set of protagonists it’s easy to love. You’ll be surprised at just how many amazing things can be packed into two minutes.”
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Movie Rating:★★★★½ 

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Censor

“Wonderfully weaving fantasy and reality into a disturbing tale of obsession and insanity Censor is as much about film censorship as it is the psychological censorship our minds perform when dealing with a disturbing memory…Working as both a love letter to the 80’s video nasties and a shocking and tragic tale of one woman’s descent into darkness Censor is a frighteningly good movie and a fantastic calling card for Prano Bailey-Bond’s career in horror.”
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Movie Rating:★★★★½ 

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See you for more scares in 2022!

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Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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