I was feeling pretty confident about this year’s crop of horror movies throughout 2015, but it wasn’t until I put this list together that I realized how special this year’s line-up really is for one significant reason – there’s a remarkable amount of variety. We’ve got a vampire satire, a horror western and another movie that plays out entirely on a laptop screen. There’s also technical achievements, great strides in storytelling techniques and a striking respect for the importance of character development across the board.
2015 didn’t just deliver a batch of quality horror movies that we can continue to enjoy for years to come. It also highlighted the genre’s boundless potential and proved that we’ve got a ton of filmmakers who are recognizing and seizing the opportunities it affords.