The Green Inferno (2013)
Director: Eli Roth
A group of college activists decide that their next project is to save the Amazon and put a stop to deforestation, meanwhile uploading their progress to YouTube. However, things don’t quite go to plan when their plane crashes in the middle of the jungle and they are all captured by a group of crazed native cannibals.
This is an homage from Roth to other cannibal films, the most famous being Cannibal Holocaust (1980), and it features some of the director’s expertly twisted humour displayed through a gory blood-fest of a film.
Director: Mike Flanagan
A home invasion movie with a twist.
A deaf writer living in a secluded part of the woods must turn to different methods of survival when a masked murderer turns up at her house and attempts to fight his way inside. This is a tense film from beginning to end that twists the trope of a helpless girl fighting a killer on its head brilliantly. An intelligent new take on this genre makes it a must-see film that will have you holding your breath as you watch the silent game of cat and mouse.
The ‘Saw’ Series (2004-2017)
Director: James Wan, Darren Lynn Bousman, David Hackl, Kevin Greutert, Michael & Peter Spierig
The Saw franchise is a 21st century phenomenon that has lasted most of this century thus far.
A serial killer with a difference, Jigsaw sets up deathly traps to teach people lessons on how to become a worthy member of society and appreciate the gift of life. After he dies, his legacy is passed on to a carefully selected individual to continue the depraved tests of humanity. The franchise comes to a head when Jigsaw’s replacement wages a vendetta against Jigsaw’s wife who has prepared for this exact moment.
One of the highest grossing horror franchise’s of the 21st Century is one of the best gory horror’s of them all; a series that encompasses a moralistic story with the horror of a crazed psychopath torturing helpless victims.
Don’t Breathe (2016)
Director: Fede Alvarez
Three thieves, who break into houses for fun, begin to case a house reported to have a large sum of money hidden inside. They realise the house belongs to an old and blind war veteran who is a recluse after the large payout from his daughter’s death. This encourages them to break into the house searching for the cash, but soon realise their victim is not only in the house, but is not as helpless as they first imagined. the break in becomes a fight to break out.
This is simply one of the best new home invasion films that shocks and surprises you with every new twist.