Movie fan who watched 154 horror movies this year shares the best ones to watch

It would be fair to say that Dan Evans has a penchant for seeing one horror movie, or even 154 this year, to be precise.

Dan (@Dan_Draws) took the time to tweet a thread of eight of his favorite horror movies out of the 154 he’s seen in 2022.

The list ranges from a movie that Dan says is the “most graphically brutal movie I’ve seen in a long time” to a 1980s slasher film with “the craziest twist ending I’ve ever seen.”

Without further ado, here is Dan’s list of horror movies:

Hell House LLC

Hell House LLC features some really scary clowns.  Credit: Terror Movies
Hell House LLC features some really scary clowns. Credit: Terror Movies

This 2015 film, which Dan says is an “intelligent found-footage horror with some really chilling moments,” tells the story of a haunted house attraction who accidentally settles in an actual haunted house.

Told in documentary style, the film has a whopping 75 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating, with one reviewer writing, “Don’t watch this while you’re alone on a cold, dark night.

Sadness

Dan says this 2021 Taiwanese film is “the most graphically violent film I’ve seen in a long time.” If that doesn’t make you want to watch, then what will?

He says it’s a “new twist on the zombie/outbreak genre” and has an impressive 91 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

sleeping camp

Felissa Rose in the sleeping camp.  Photo credit: United Film Distribution Company
Felissa Rose in the sleeping camp. Photo credit: United Film Distribution Company

This low-budget 1983 slasher has a cult following, but it also drew a lot of controversy for what Dan describes as “the craziest twist ending I’ve ever seen.”

In it, Felissa Rose, who was only 13 at the time of filming, plays a shy girl attending a summer camp where the children and caregivers are dropping like flies under very suspicious circumstances

The film spawned four sequels and has an 81 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Dan added, “I know most people have seen this before, but it was new to me.”

Green Room

Patrick Stewart plays a neo-Nazi in Green Room.  Credit: A24
Patrick Stewart plays a neo-Nazi in Green Room. Credit: A24

Dan says this 2015 film is “more of a thriller, but who cares,” adding, “Super stressful, great cast, super freaking awesome.”

Anyone who knows Patrick Stewart as the friendly Professor X might be a little surprised by his appearance in Green Room as a bloodthirsty neo-Nazi.

Critics loved it and it sits nicely with a 90 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.

splinters

Splinter is a Monster Siege movie.  Credit: Magnet Release
Splinter is a Monster Siege movie. Credit: Magnet Release

Dan says this is “a low-budget Monster Siege movie” and “really good”

Most people agree — it has a 76 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating — and according to the synopsis, the film follows “a voracious Splinter parasite that turns its still-living victims into deadly hosts.”

Unfriended

Unfriended is a found footage horror film.  Credit: Blumhouse
Unfriended is a found footage horror film. Credit: Blumhouse

Dan says this 2014 found footage film is “not the best of its kind, but a lot of fun.”

Set entirely on the main character’s desktop computer, things take a turn when a ghost crashes the chat room and wreaks havoc.

sorority series

Sorority Row has been described as
Sorority Row has been described as “silly but fun”. Credit: Summit Entertainment

This 2019 film is “stupid but funny” and “grated a nostalgia itch,” according to Dan.

At 26 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Dan might be in the minority because he likes this one.

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According to Dan, which was released this year, the film is a “dirty ’70s-inspired slasher.”

It took a storm of comparisons when it hit theaters The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and it follows a group of amateur filmmakers who decide to shoot some porn in rural Texas — but their elderly hosts aren’t all they seem.

a forerunner, Pearl, is currently in US cinemas, with a UK release date to be announced.

So if you fancy a silly scare tonight, there are plenty of suggestions to keep you entertained.

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