Nekrokosm, one of the upcoming films being developed by A24, will partner up with Mandy filmmaker Panos Cosmatos. Additionally, it adds another horror film to the already-popular list of spooky A24 films. A24 boasts an expanding and top-notch selection of spooky films, with titles like Hereditary and Midsommar drawing good attention and accolades. Below is Ranker’s top list of scary movies if you’re looking for some recommendations.
1. Lamb (2021)
Director- Valdimar Jóhannsson
At their sheep farm in the isolated, harsh, wind-swept landscapes of highland Iceland, sad-eyed Mara. Along with her taciturn husband, Ingvar, seek refuge in the demanding schedule and back-breaking work. They are haunted by the indelible mark of loss and silent anguish. Then, with their marriage on the verge of failure, something mysterious transpires. Instantaneously joy returns to the couple’s depressing home. As a difficult chapter ends and a fresh one begins, Ingvar’s disturbed brother Pétur now shows up at the farmhouse. He threatens Mara and Ingvar’s fragile, just discovered pleasure. However, nature’s gifts call for sacrifice.
2. X (2022)
Director- Ti West
Burlesque owner and ambitious producer Wayne gathers a team of young filmmakers to work on their project, The Farmer’s Daughters. With the goal of breaking new ground in cinema and reinventing the adult film genre. Wayne is certain they will all become famous soon. As his fiancée Maxine, an aspiring actress, is a part of the movie. The gang soon arrives at the carefully chosen spot. An isolated cabin in rural Texas Wayne rented from spooky owners Howard and his wife Pearl. They starts to work. A silent undercurrent of doldrums, however, sends shivers down the spine. As visionary director RJ begins filming steamy scenes right in front of their white-haired hosts.
3. Green Room (2015)
Director- Jeremy Saulnier
Teenager Pat plays in the punk rock group The Ain’t Rights at a night and drug club in the Pacific Northwest. Their attempt to become famous through a tour falls flat due of hostility. Unfortunately for them, when they are witnesses at a crime scene, their trip eventually turns into something extremely unpleasant. The Ain’t Rights begin to coordinate their efforts to attempt and leave the club alive and return to Washington, D.C., before Darcy Banker, the notorious club owner, learns of the incident.
4. The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (2017)
Director- Yorgos Lanthimos
A strong and compassionate friendship gradually develops between Martin, 16, and renowned cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Steven Murphy. After Martin’s father unexpectedly passes away on the operation table. Even though Martin’s sincere intentions are immediately overshadowed by a hazy. Yet unsettling sense, pricey gifts and a dinner invitation will eventually win the orphaned kid the favour of Dr. Steven’s ideal family. Then, while the innocents are forced to suffer, the perfect family is suddenly struck by a cruel and heartless punishment. Now everything begins to break apart. Ultimately, only an unthinkable and unbearable choice that necessitates a pure sacrifice can purge the soul. As the sins of one person burden the entire family. But one must acknowledge the sin in order to receive catharsis.
5. Under The Skin (2013)
Director- Jonathan Glazer
A young woman who prowls the streets and roads of Scotland in pursuit of the human prey. She came to loot is actually an alien creature inhabiting a human body. She lures her abandoned and alone men into an ethereal realm where they are stripped and eaten. However, the alien visitor started to alter as a result of existence in all its complexity. She starts to accept that she is a person, which has terrible and terrifying repercussions.
6. It Comes At Night (2017)
Director- Trey Edward Shults
After a sudden outbreak of a deadly and contagious disease, Paul, his wife Sarah, and their son Travis have isolated themselves in a strict self-quarantine, holed up in their boarded-up home deep within the perilous forest. When that happens, communication with the outside world is minimal and limited to what is absolutely necessary. However, the delicate balance of things will suddenly change if a family in need of food and shelter decides to reside in Paul’s home. A tense atmosphere where the enemy may be anyone, even themselves, slowly gives way to mistrust and then paranoia as the two families’ difficult coexistence continues.
7. The VVitch (2015)
Director- Robert Eggers
In the middle of the seventeenth century in New England, the tormented patriarch William and his Puritan family established a modest cottage on the fringes of a dense and dark forest. Soon after the struggling family moves into their new, remote farmhouse, tragedy strikes when their infant kid disappears without a trace. Shortly after, further unanticipated and severe misfortunes befall the devout farmers.
8. The Lighthouse (2019)
Director- Robert Eggers
Ephraim Winslow, a reticent former lumberjack, and Thomas Wake, a grizzled lighthouse keeper, set foot in a remote and perpetually grey islet off the coast of late 19th-century New England as the wavering cry of the foghorn fills the air. The tight-lipped guys will be forced to put up with each other’s annoying quirks, pent-up animosity, and developing hostility over the ensuing four weeks of backbreaking labour and unfavourable circumstances. The keepers of the pale beacon are then marooned in the already hostile volcanic rock by a fierce and never-ending storm, ushering in a protracted period of ferocious hunger, agonising pain, frenzied isolation, and terrifying alcohol-induced visions. Now, the uncanny grip of madness becomes stronger.
9. Midsommar (2019)
Director- Ari Aster
Against the backdrop of their impending breakup, Dani, an American graduate student, turns to Christian, her self-centered and distant boyfriend, who is traumatised and still trying to come to terms with a horrific family tragedy. Dani joins Christian, two of his friends, and their cryptic buddy Pelle to attend an occult event held at a remote pagan commune tucked away in the middle of the Swedish province of Hälsingland once every ninety years in the hopes of saving their deteriorating relationship. Dani feels content at last, for the first time in a long time. The strange traditions of the welcome town begin to mar the legendary ideal in this warm and lush sanctuary of peace, harmony, and unceasing sunlight, though, as Pelle’s visitors begin to feel uneasy. However, the naturalistic ceremonies appear violent in the perspective of visitors who are not familiar with them.
10. Hereditary (2018)
Director- Ari Aster
Unsettling incidents and perceptible spiritual manifestations begin to nestle in the remote house’s dark corners as the miniature artist Annie Graham and her family get ready for her mother Ellen Leigh’s funeral, the achingly complex and enigmatic septuagenarian. The already distressed mother is being engulfed in a thick mist of sorrow, remorse, and a sinfully delicious sense of pleasure. The increasing distress of Charlie, Annie’s 13-year-old daughter, becomes apparent, and Peter, Charlie’s older brother, starts to experience the unrelenting agony of guilt. Currently, a dark, menacing force is gradually taking Annie’s autonomy from her and demanding that she make a terrible sacrifice in exchange for wonderful benefits.