What are the best horror movies of the decade?

Horror, in general, is a genre of fiction that is intended to frighten, scare, or disgust its viewers by inducing feelings of horror and terror. Having said this, why do some people enjoy the sight of the scary? One of the most popular theories is what people are referring to as "the beast within". Malcolm Turvey, director of Film and Media studies program pitched in on the matter. He says "It argues that an unconscious, repressed part of every human is actually savage". "That the veneer of civility is very thin, and beneath that is essentially a monster". “According to this idea, although we consciously disapprove of what the monster is doing. "Deep down, a part of us enjoys seeing the murder and mayhem the monster unleashes—because if we could, we would do that.”

Then, there is the other side of the argument, those who don't really enjoy horror movies that much. Some find themselves rooting for the protagonist to defeat the monster. There is also a sense of discovery by watching horror movies. The dread of finding out that what we see in front of us is actually something that we didn't know we feared. No matter which side of the fence you're on, horror is a fascinating genre to explore. If you're for a good scare, the past decade has seen some good horror films. Check out our list of some of the best horror movies of the decade.

asked by Dave - Binge.co Contributor
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  1. 15

    #1Suspiria

    Suspiria

    Suspiria is an Italian horror motion picture that stars Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, and Flavio Bucci. It was written and directed by Dario Argento himself and premiered on February 1, 1977, in Italy.

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    Tyler Peterson
    Written on January 23, 2020
    "This is a modern classic that came out of this decade. It's a must-see for any horror film fan. It's less scary and more inventive and haunting. If you've been wanting to see something unique in the way of horror films, check this one out."
  2. 11

    #2Hereditary

    Hereditary

    Hereditary (2018) is a drama horror mystery movie directed by Ari Aster and starred by Toni Collette, Gabrielle Byrne, and Alex Wolff. This movie's initial release date on US theaters is in 8 June 2018.

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    Diana Williamson
    Written on January 23, 2020
    "This movie needs no introduction but if you haven't seen or heard about this, you should definitely watch it. This definitely one of the horror movies of the decade."
  3. 9

    #3The Wailing

    The Wailing

    The Wailing is a Korean horror film directed by Na Hong-Jin in 2016 starring Kwak Do Won, Hwang Jung Min, and Jun Kunimura. It won several awards in Blue Dragon Film Awards, Grand Bell Awards, and Sitges Film Festival. 

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    #4A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place is a 2018 psychological horror movie directed by John Krasinski. Starring Emily Blunt and the director himself, it tells the story of a family who lives in silence, in fear of a creature who hunts through sound.

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    #5Halloween

    Halloween

    Halloween is a horror movie directed by David Gordon Green, written by Green himself, together with Danny McBride. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer,  and Andi Matichak, Halloween hit theaters on October 19, 2018.

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Best What are the best horror movies of the decade
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SuspiriaMovies 15 Paid
2HereditaryMovies 11 Paid
3The WailingMovies 9 Paid
4A Quiet PlaceMovies 2 Paid
5HalloweenMovies 1 Paid
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