Top 5 Scariest Horror Movies From The 2010’s

Top 5 Scariest Horror Movies From The 2010’s

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Okay guys – this one is going to be a little
bit difficult, to say the least – mainly because, well – this decade isn’t over just yet – and
I’ve got a hint of a feeling that perhaps some of the best horror films of the 2010’s
are yet to be revealed. I’m looking at you, Ari Aster. Nevertheless – thankfully, the 2010’s have
been a sterling effort in the recombobulation of how horror cinema has adapted to the ever
changing tide of the things that go bump in the night. This decade has been a time where the paranormal
has made its return – and the supernatural has seeped its way out of every corner of
screenwriting – and thankfully, horror cinema has taken itself seriously again. It’s been a great decade for horror so far
– so let’s take a look at some of the best. Hello horror fans – what’s going on, and
once again welcome back to the scariest channel on YouTube – Top 5 Scary Videos. As per usual, I’ll be your horror host Jack
Finch – as today, we curiously take a look at the Top 5 Scariest Horror Movies From The
2010’s Roll the clip. For the curious amongst you, that clip was
from – of course, 2012’s The Cabin In The Woods, written by the genius that is Joss
Whedon and directed by Drew Goddard – and you know what I’m going to say already,
don’t you? The 2010’s have been a fantastic decade
for horror so far, perhaps the best decade since the 80s – so it’s hard to squeeze
absolutely everything into this five point list. So consider The Cabin In The Woods our Number
6 Entry – and honorable mentions go out to, I Saw The Devil, The Wailing, Upgrade, Annihilation,
You’re Next, It Follows, Grave Encounters, The Ritual, IT: Chapter 1, The Babadook, The
Endless, The Void – yeah, you get the picture, right? Kicking off at Number 5 – The Conjuring, 2013 Which – I imagine, some of you may consider
to be pretty low on this list – but trust me, it’s a close one. Nevertheless, there is no doubting – no matter
whether you saw it as a product of mass-marketed-Hollywood-machine horror – 2013’s The Conjuring is a fantastic
horror film – and most importantly, it served to reignite an essence of the genre that had
otherwise been lost in the first decade of the 21st century. And not only that, but it served to cement
James Wan as the trailblazer of horror cinema that he rightfully is. The Conjuring ignited a wave of paranormal
horror fans back into the fandom, after getting a first taste of the New Flesh in 2010’s
Insidious – and so Wan later galvanized the form in the best way possible, take a stab
at The Perron Family Haunting of Ed and Lorraine Warren Fame – because everyone loves some
demonology, right? Directed by James Wan and written by Chad
and Carey Hayes – The Conjuring tells the infamous tale of the Perron family and their
haunted house out in Harrisville, Rhode Island. Starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as
Lorraine and Ed Warren respectively – The Conjuring works because it gradually lets
us become absorbed by its narrative – much in the same fashion as the late 60’s and
early 70’s haunted house horror – and it does that deliberately, without us ever getting
chased off by the sublime or the ridiculous. The Conjuring is a horror film with a delicate
balance – if at any point, a scene became too over the top – our immersion would be
utterly ruined. But thankfully for us – that never happens,
and as an audience we’re given the respect to be able to follow the Warren’s tale to
its rightful conclusion. The thing that set The Conjuring apart, was
that James Wan had the foresight to treat both his subject matter with respect – as
well as we as an audience. It set the tone for the rest of the decade,
and although the wider franchise was average at best – The Conjuring has cemented itself
as a very important horror film. Coming in at Number 4 – Train to Busan, 2016 Guys. I love this film. I really do, and I can rightfully say that
the next four entries on this list are pretty much neck and neck for the top spot, so it’s
a hard choice. But like I said – the 2010’s have been a
fantastic decade for horror – and more so than anything else, international cinema has
been carving a path with some of the most innovative and creative approaches in horror. This spot was a toss up between the other
incredible 2016 Korean horror, The Wailing – but for me, Train to Busan is just far too
good to pass up. Zombie horror is a darling of the genre – and
ever since George A. Romero tantalized our tastebuds with the hordes of the living dead,
the zombie apocalypse became a tried and tested formulaic approach to horror cinema. But with that comes complacency, and that
dead horse quickly became well and truly beaten. But 2016’s Train to Busan had something
to say about that. Directed by Yeon Sang-ho, and written by Park
Joo-suk, Train to Busan did something that many modern zombie horrors had forgotten – it
injected some much needed humanity into an otherwise stark landscape. This film works because we care about the
people that are caught on it’s terrifying train ride, in carriages packed with flesh
hungry zombies – men, women and children – and it’s filmmakers go to incredible lengths
to tell their stories, whilst still giving us the blood, guts, gore and entrails that
we expect. There’s not much more I can say about Train
to Busan – there’s a reason why it’s made many of these lists already, and if you haven’t
seen it yet – you really, really should. Next up at Number 3 – Get Out, 2017 And like I said, these next few spots are
neck and neck. Where do I even begin with 2017’s Get Out
– other than the fact that this was Jordan Peele’s directorial debut – who still somehow
managed to pull off the mammoth task of writing and directing one of the most important – and
equally terrifying horror movies of the decade. Get Out is a horror film like no other – and
in many ways, it is genreless in it’s approach. In many instances, its as hilarious as it
is horrifying – testament to Jordan Peele’s ear for both character and dialogue, and his
unrivaled experience as both a comedy writer and an actor. But then – that’s where the horror slowly
begins to emerge in Get Out, as it unwinds itself through a few strange encounters here
– and a few off-handed comments there. It doesn’t come with a killer in a mask,
or an ancient curse unlocked from an antique box. The horror of this film comes with the sublime
– and it’s in the ridiculousness of the situation, where Jordan Peele shines a torch on the malintent
and underlying perversions of race, class and identity. Narratively speaking, Get Out is also near
perfection. It tells the tale of Chris, played by the
incredible Daniel Kaluuya, of Skins, Doctor Who and Black Mirror fame – a black man who’s
girlfriend, Rose – invites him to finally meet her parents, a wealthy white family who
live in Upstate New York. What is otherwise an anxious social situation
for any young couple to be in – gradually begins to spiral into something else completely,
and if you haven’t already seen Get Out – I will say no more, because part of it’s
terrifying charm is in the slow, trickle of terror that Jordan Peele masterfully demonstrates. Get Out is one of the finest films of the
decade, and it marked a point in one of the most exciting new minds in horror. Swinging in at Number 2 – The Witch, 2015 Alright guys – you know what I always say
– never, ever piss of a witch – and perhaps the greatest cinematic depiction of cautionary
folklore, New England Mysticism, the bleak despair of historical Puritanism and the trials
and tribulations of Colonial Life – all of those things wrapped up into an absolutely
beautiful, stunning, visual representation of everything that civilization has ever thought
and felt about Witches, Witchcraft – and persecution. All of those things – are the embodiment of
2015’s The Witch. And if you can’t tell already – I absolutely
*adore* this film, and it’s one of my favourite horror films ever made. For me, it is the perfect horror experience
– but partly because of that, it’s also incredibly divisive. Because taste is relative – and this film
is clearly not everyone’s cup of tea. But whatever – this is my list, and The Witch
is incredible. Written and directed by the genius that is
Robert Eggers – again, in his directorial debut – which is becoming a recurring theme
in the upper entries of this list – but it also goes to say something important about
the fresh, innovative new direction that horror cinema has taken this decade. It’s exciting – isn’t it? The Witch tells the tale of a Puritan family
in 1630s New England – who are banished from their Colonial Settlement, and forced to venture
into the bleak wilderness to carve out a new life for themselves in the unforgiving landscape. And that’s it – that’s all I’ll say
– because in that opening sequence, Robert Eggers sets the stage for an incredibly human
tale of despair – one that covers the meaning of religion, family – identity – possession
– the curiosity of the human mind. I could go on and on. But I’ll end on one note – The Witch is
as atmospheric as it is timeless – and it marks a turning point in horror cinema. And finally – coming in at our Number 1 spot
– Hereditary, 2018 Pound for pound – Hereditary is the scariest
film of the decade. I’m just gonna come out and say it. Because it is. And guess what, it was *another* directorial
debut – because hell yeah humanity, we’re knocking it out of the horror park at the
minute. Many people have compared Hereditary as this
generations The Exorcist – and I think in many ways it just may well be – because it’s
been so long since a film like this affected so many people in the exact same way. The Conjuring is a scary film – for sure – but
only half of us would be truly terrified by it’s scenes. Films like The Void and The Endless are gross,
both cerebrally and physically – but Hereditary is all of these things – all at the same time,
and it manages to weave such a rich tapestry that it’s difficult *not* to analyse the
Seven Hells out of it. And then we have to talk about Ari Aster,
the writer and director of this magnum opus of horror – and the fact that this guy came
out of nowhere to take horror cinema by storm, is such an exciting journey to be on. I won’t say anything about the plot to Hereditary,
because if you haven’t seen it – go into it blind, and experience the hell out of it
– because as those final 20 or so minutes sink in – you will be — affected. Put it that way. Also, Toni Collette, who plays Annie Graham
– alongside her son Peter, played by Alex Wolff – are just, something else entirely
– and if a horror film ever deserved an academy award for a performance – it’s this one. But another important point – is that this
decade is not over just yet – and Ari Aster has his sophomore film ready to be released
this July. Midsommar. And if you’re asking me? I think that there’s a very good chance
it’ll take the top spot if we ever do a part 2. I’m excited. Are you? Well – there we have it horror fans, our list
for the Top 5 Scariest Horror Movies From The 2010s – so far, anyways – because there’s
much more where that came from. Well, what did you guys think? I know that there’ll be many, many more
entries to add to this list – so why don’t you let me know YOUR Top 5 Scariest Horror
Movies From This Decade – down in the comment section below. Before we depart from today’s video, let’s
first take a quick look at some of your more creative comments from over the past few days. CHEROKEE’S FINEST INDIAN says — Rec seems a lot like the movie quarantine. — And yes – that is because Quarantine is
an American remake of the original Spanish Language film, REC. Now no hate – but the original is far superior. And finally, EDsavant ignited an incredibly
controversial debate by saying – The decade started in 2001 not 2000, why can’t
anybody grasp this. — And … well, EDsavant – you’re either
an incredible wind-up merchant, or you are incredibly misinformed. So if someone was born in 1990, are you telling
me they were born in the eighties? That’s not acceptable. Well – there we have it horror fans – unfortunately
that’s all we’ve got time for in today’s video. Cheers for sticking around all the way until
the end. You know the drill by now, hit that thumbs
up button – as well as that subscribe bell, and we’ll be seeing you in the next one. As per usual, I’ve been your horror host
Jack Finch – you’ve been watching Top 5 Scary Videos – and until next time, you take
it easy.


  1. Am I the only horror fan that thought the first Conjuring was severely overrated? I just don't get the hype on that one, I found it boring. The second one was decent though.

  2. I would have pitched The Wailing over Train to Busan.
    But some good ones there. Horror has moved on from slashers and torture porn.

  3. Get out was so f*cking boring and filled with stereotypes?‍♂️. I cant believe how overrated is that thing

  4. Hereditary. The Void. The Conjuring. A Quiet Place. Get Out. The Ritual. The Endless.
    I hope that Midsommer joins their ranks. The trailers look good, like it will be a good blend between supernatural horror from Hereditary and The Ritual and cosmic horror from The Endless.

  5. The Witch and Hereditary are soooo underrated in my opinion. I’m glad you all are REAL horror fans who understand the genius behind them.

  6. 'Sup, Jack?
    Have been watching you and Lucy for a while, but I don't think I ever left a comment.
    I love how consistent you are with your content. When I first saw 'top 5' in the channel's name I was skeptical of its integrity and quality, but I was very positively surprised. It seems you and Lucy really do have a true passion for horror. It's always nice to have a good source of horror related content and spoiler-free recommendations.
    Keep up the good job!

    As for the video:
    The Conjuring was very good, but except for maybe one jump scare it wasn't very effective.
    Get out isn't scary. It's a good thriller, but not as good a horror movie.
    The Witch isn't scary, but it's extremely atmospheric.
    Hereditary also didn't scare me, but it is by far the best in this list imo.
    I still need to watch Train to Busan. I did watch The Wailing and found it ingenious, although I do have to re-watch it.

    I think all around I just became numb to horror movies. Once you get past the few that really get you, you rarely feel scared, let alone frightened by something you see on-screen.

    BTW everyone is welcome to recommend me some really terrifying films. I have a bias for films with fantasy/sci-fi elements, but any suggestion will be appreciated.

  7. I don't know. The racial undertones of get out would have been far more relevant if the film had been released around the same time is Guess Who's Coming To Dinner. Aside from that, it was a good suspense thriller.

  8. Cool list. I would have had to put Crimson Peak on there somewhere, but all of these were really good, so….

  9. There was something about The Babadook that completely freaked me out. It was so moody and odd. It truly gave me the creeps, and that doesn't happen to me often.
    Vera Farmiga is a first-class actress. I bet the film wouldn't have been as good if someone else had played the role.

  10. Come on Jack, The Witch, realllly!!! It's not scary at all! I didn't find it thrilling, it was slightly suspenseful but whatever. It is your list. Still a great vid anyway. Keep them coming! ?

  11. Hey Jack.. I asked Lucy this once so now I will ask you. You give us a lot of great creepy videos, but was wondering what scares you? thanks keep em coming.. a huge horror fan

  12. Any movie, film, or clip taken from any real life politician… makes me so scared that they are in control… it scares me silly… But great channel all the same. I come here to look up good movies that I haven't yet watched.

  13. Hi Jack, I've got to agree with you and say that I would put Heredity at the top of my horror list of the 2010s too! I bought it on eBay a few months ago not knowing what it was about and I was blown away by the whole experience. The story, the acting, (Toni Collette is awesome!), and the fabulous directing make it a movie to watch over and over. Another great video Jack thanks from your Aussie friend Ann xoxo

  14. I would consider Conjuring too high to be even number 10.
    It was a jumpscare fest with an insanely boring plot.

  15. Maybe it’s just me, but I thought hereditary was pretty lame, I did like how they didn’t hide the child death though, so respect for that

  16. The conjuring is good not scary though
    Train to busan is good not scary though
    Get out is boring and directed by a racist
    The witch is good not scary though
    Hereditary is quite scary the first film in a while that shook me up

  17. dont worry Jack, I also love the Witch. I also love Korean horror The Wailing(Gokseung). please check it out. it also got some horror biblical references

  18. To be honest I always found "The Conjuring" to be trash! It is full of all the horror-movie-stereotypes. By the way, I really wanted to give this video a thumbs-up, but while I am watching this, it really has 666 likes, no way I´m going to ruin this!

  19. Jake always talked about the movie train to Busan so I finally decided to watch it and the movie is amazing even though the ending makes you cry

  20. James wan is lucky McKee if he toned down on the weird but I like them both wish McKee would return hopefully kindred spirits will be that return

  21. Unfortunately, for me, The Witch is one of those movies where the hype overshadowed the movie. I saw it fairly recently and tried my best to go in with no expectations. It just seems a little too slow for me. I will revisit it some time soon to give it another chance. The soundtrack is absolutely phenomenal, though!

  22. I can tell anyone who has seen "The VVitch" which part had me going NOPE until the credits rolled – "Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?"
    That line still gives me goosebumps. Dx

  23. I really like your list Jack! I would probably want the movie “It” to be put somewhere not sure where.

  24. Can we maybe get a definition of what Jack believes horror is? It’s hard to disagree with any list like this bcuz it’s all personal opinion but I wouldn’t have put the top 2 in this list at all.
    Hell House LLC should’ve made this list some where.

  25. I hate to be "that guy", but Get Out isn't even horror. It's a slick Hollywood movie with a horror schtick, just like It. I realize it's important social commentary on a horrific thing in society. But if that's what makes it horror, then every war movie should be horror too.
    The only part that really terrified me in that movie was
    When he finds the box of pics of the family's victims. The tension as he slowly walks down the stairs and tries to get our of the house, knowing that they know that he knows, had me on the edge of my seat.
    [Also kind of a bummer to not see The Visit or Willow Creek mentioned.]

  26. Honorable Mentions:
    •Hereditary (A)
    * Hush (A)
    * Oculus (A)
    •Split (A)
    •Creep 1&2 (A- & A)
    * Kill List
    * The Babadook (A)

    My List
    #5. The Autopsy Of Jane Doe (A)
    #4. Under The Skin (A)
    #3. It Comes At Night (A+)
    #2. The VVitch (A+)
    #1. It Follows (A+)

  27. I've seen get out and it's really funny movie
    because black slaves and part of the kkk it makes since

    since I am a legal white man and the new civil rights leader
    The hate crime is still alive and it will never die.
    plus I only have sex with every black women for money because I am not allowed to date with any black women because my mother hates black people and she'll make me break up with you

  28. Dear god this channel lost my respect with listing Get out. It was a horrible movie that thrives for absolutely no reason.

  29. I can't watch the films with the Warrens because they add a bit of legitimacy to 2 of the biggest con artists in the U.S at the time

  30. Get Out is just another version of The Skeleton Key. Its not horror, its mystery and drama. Maybe people think its horror because of skin color is brought into it?

  31. I loved Get Out! It was the first horror film I've seen in years. I'm not into blood and guts. Psychological horror is what gets me. My nerves can't handle a lot of jump scares.

  32. This channel is the only place I've seen anyone speak positively about Hereditary. Can someone please explain that to me?

  33. I watched Hereditary alone in my house before bed. I had to pause after the possession scene midway for a break lol. no horror ever, has forced me to take a break, never. Amazing

  34. I'm sad there is no mention to the new Suspiria and Mother! but it is a very nice list anyway. Just discovered your channel and I'm really digging it. Keep up the good work.

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