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The new Golden Age of Horror


Critics are calling our modern moment a Golden Age of Horror Movies, thanks to film such as "Get Out," "A Quiet Place" and others. Here's a list of some of the more well-known and widely acclaimed horror movies to shake up entertainment and critical conversations recently.

The Conjuring (2013)

Dir. James Wan

Rotten Tomatoes: 86%

Budget: $20 million

Gross USA: $137,400,141

In 1971, Ed and Lorraine Warren help a family terrorized by satanic haunts wreaking havoc in their house.

"The Babadook" is an Australian supernatural psychological horror film. The film was released in 2014.  Movie Stills Database

The Babadook (2014)

Dir. Jennifer Kent

Rotten Tomatoes: 98%

Budget: $2 million

Gross USA: $924,29

After a car crash kills Amelia's husband, she reads a book about a monster that lives in the dark areas of her house. As she starts to feel the effects of the monster, she tries to destroy the book, and the nightmare follows them throughout the rest of the story.

"It Follows," an American supernatural psychological horror film, was released in 2014. Movie Stills Database

It Follows (2015)

Dir. David Robert Mitchell

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

Budget: estimated $1 million

Gross USA: $14,673,301

A supernatural entity follows a young woman continuously after she has sex with the person it was previously following. The only way to get the entity to stop following her is to have sex with someone else.

"Split," an American psychological horror-thriller film, was released in 2016. Movie Stills Database

Split (2016)

Dir. M. Night Shyamalan

Rotten Tomatoes: 76%

Budget: $9 million

Gross USA: $138,291,365

A man with 23 distinct personalities steals young women. To escape, they must work with his friendly personalities and avoid his dangerous ones, before the 24th emerges.

"It," a horror film based on the Stephen King novel, came out in 2017. Movie Stills Database

It (2017)

Dir. Andy Muschietti

Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

Budget: $35 million

Gross USA: $327,481,748

Based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Stephen King, a group of kids comes together to defeat a clown monster in Derry, Maine.

Get Out
Chris Washington, played by Daniel Kaluuya, is the guest of a very odd garden party in “Get Out,” a speculative thriller. When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he realizes the sinister reason he was really invited. Movie Stills Database

Get Out (2017)

Dir. Jordan Peele

Rotten Tomatoes: 99%

Budget: estimated $5 million

Gross USA: $176,040,665

Chris’s girlfriend, Rose, invites him to her parent’s house in a rural countryside. What first appears as her parents’ clumsy handling of their interracial relationship becomes less innocent as the truth comes to light.

John Krasinski and Noah Jupe star in "A Quiet Place." Movie Stills Database

A Quiet Place (2018)

Dir. John Krasinski

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

Budget: estimated $17 million

Gross USA: $100,005,934

The Abbott family struggles to survive in a world where creatures hunt humans by sound. 

Clark Gudas

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