You can’t deny that there are a lot of bad horror movies out there, and that’s because half the time, writers only focus on trying to scare people with blood, guts, ghosts, zombies, etc. without trying to tell a story.  But there are also a lot of great horror movies out there, and we’ve come up with a list of some of the great ones you should check out this weekend. See below:

The Platform

This Spanish horror film has been one of the most-watched new films on Netflix for all of March 2020. The story is great— a futuristic prison sends a platform of food down floor by floor, and there’s not much left by the time it gets to the bottom. Grisly and smart, this is a movie people will be talking about long after the pandemic.

 

Cargo 

Cargo is the best of what we’re calling the emo zombie wave in horror. It stars Martin Freeman as a man who has just lost his wife to infection, and who is also staring down his own rabid turn. He’s got just 48 hours until he becomes one of the walking dead roaming the Australian landscape, and in that time he must find a suitable safe haven for his baby daughter.

1922 

In this movie, Thomas Jane stars as Wilfred James, a provincial man who manipulates his teenage son  into helping kill his mother so she can’t take her share of the family’s money and ship off to the big city — effectively leaving their farm to die. Wilfred and his boy struggle to cope with what they’ve done, and must try to survive their now-cursed life as killers.

Shutter 

This is a film that deftly blends multiple genres, redefining the ghost story in a new way that incorporates elements of the vengeance or regret narrative. A couple hits a woman with their car after a night of partying and they drive away. Then weird things start happening with their photographs.