Some Horror Recommendations, pt. 3: clever and scary

(Part One: Good For Parties)
(Part Two: Bad Dreams)

The Last Exorcism, Daniel Stamm, 2010
I really don't think I can be interested in a post-70s exorcist film unless it's presented through the rational lens of a skeptic, which this is. Don't read any spoilers or hype and just take it for what it is. Underrated.

Feast, John Gulager, 2004
A bunch of strangers are trapped in a bar, fighting off some type of man-eating, man-humping monster. It (almost--if not entirely--exclusively) uses fun and terrifying practical effects, and that alone is worth the refreshing pleasure. It's incredibly visceral and nasty and pretty funny, too.

The Sacrament, Ti West, 2013
It's hard to pick a Ti West film; I think they're all worth seeing, even if they rarely trancend a asense of "hipster homage." This one, though, has cults and VICE-style reporters and some pretty great practical effects, not to mention a sense of present and impending doom.

Pontypool (2008, Bruce McDonald)
"Talky, tense and claustrophobic, ‘Pontypool’ is a post-modern mash-up of Orson Welles’s notorious ‘War of the Worlds’ radio broadcast and Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’. -Nigel Floyd, Time Out London

Dead Ringers, Cronenberg, 1988
Jeremy Irons plays twin gynecologists. 


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