First off, I know what you’re thinking “didn’t this girl just do a verbatim title about horror?” Why yes I certainly did, but this is the thing. If you’re like me and you are stuck in your home for the next month or more because all the stuff we’ve grown up watching in movies and television about plagues and pandemics and us as horror fans just laughed it off is now actually happening, then WTF? When do the dead rise? When is there no more room in Hell? So I’ll just dub this post the April Edition of the quarantine top ten list.
It’s only been about a week or two for me. I think it’s Friday, and maybe I am already mentally standing at the door of the Channard Institute, but dammit I have been binging so many horror films like eight or ten a day, and I am getting tired of being cooped up and laying around.
So I own so many horror and sci-fi and just movie DVDs in general, but then I also have I guess every streaming service. I wish Shudder would update with new movies for 2020. I think I noticed maybe two new movies come up, but Amazon has so much stuff, and even some of the free Prime stuff is so good! Especially if you like 1980s horror movies, I always find some perfect retro horror or sci-fi that either passed me by or I just wasn’t born when it came out, so as of now I have nothing but time on my hands and so it’s movie after movie for me.
I love typing this stuff up and I really hope you all appreciate it. I bond with horror types. Be my new friend and take a look at my latest top ten list below.
10. The Stand
Directed by Mick Garris with Author/Producer Stephen King
After a deadly plague kills most of the world’s population, the remaining survivors split into two groups – one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being – to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
While it’s written by horror author Stephen King, I always felt it was more of an apocalyptic sci-fi mini-series.
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey.
Directed by Boris Sagal
Lone survivor, doctor Robert Neville, struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race while fighting The Family, a savage luddite death cult formed by the zombie-like infected to erase the past.
Directed by Robert Wise
A team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.
Directed by F. W. Murnau
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter’s wife. All while taking lives in a ruse of the Bubonic Plague also known as the Black Death.
I swear I tried to keep it to only sci-fi movies. :-/
5. The Host
Directed by Bong Joon-ho
A monster emerges from Seoul’s Han River and begins attacking people. One victim’s loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches.
Mutated giant monsters that eat children and deliver an unknown virus anything in the vicinity counts, right?
4. The Faculty
Directed by Robert Rodriguez
Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.
3. The Stuff
Directed by Larry Cohen
A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world.
2. The Hidden
Directed by Jack Sholder
Law abiding people suddenly become violent criminals. A cop and an FBI agent race for answers in this sci-fi thriller.
1. The Thing
Directed by John Carpenter
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
While I may have strayed off of the Sci-Fi theme of this post I just couldn’t help but mention some of the Sci-Fi/Horror films as their are so many good one out there that tap in to this subject. If you have any comments I’d love to hear your thoughts on these picks.