It’s easy to say that the Horror genre has always been a fan favourite. The rating of the chilling flicks hardly matters if it compensates for the scream-worthy moments. This is why many spooky flicks that might not have matched the critical expectations ended up becoming cult classics. Sometimes followed by a great run at the box office.
However, exceptions are always there. There are multiple horror movies that not only pleased the fans but also rose up to the expectations of critics. And ultimately, garnered prestigious awards including OSCARS win.
Here’s a look at 5 Acclaimed Horror Flicks, with Academy Awards to their name.
1. Get Out (2017)
Jordan Peele completely revolutionized the horror genre with his magnum opus Get out. The chilling film by the debutant director marked the transition of psychological depiction in horror movies. It starred Daniel Kalyuua in the lead role and explores the series of shocking events that happen to his character.
The film was nominated for several academy awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Kalyuaa. Moreover, it won the Best Original Screenplay and made history at the award ceremony.
You can watch the film on Amazon Prime Video.
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2. The Silence Of the Lambs (1991)
Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkin’s Silence Of the Lambs stand at the top of the genre. It was our first introduction to Hannibal Lecter, who would later haunt our dreams with that creepy soup sound. The film was well received at the Academy Awards and is a must-watch for any horror fan.
All in all, the film won the big five academy awards. Including the best actor and actress for Jodie Foster and Hopkins respectively.
You can watch the film on Hulu.
3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
The Tim Burton directorial starring Johnny Depp is one of the best Musical Horrors of all time. The film is about an innocent man named Benjamin, who is wrongfully convicted for a crime he did not commit. Eventually, Benjamin starts taking his revenge by murdering his barbershop customers with a razor blade.
The film earned Depp an Oscar nomination for his acting contribution and was also nominated in other categories. You can watch the complete film on Hulu.
4. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby is one of the most critically acclaimed horror flicks of all time. It features the character of Rosemary, who move into a new apartment and gets pregnant. The twist in the story happens when her neighbour has some wicked plan for the baby.
The film was nominated for several awards and won the academy award for best supporting actress. You can watch classical horror on Amazon Prime Video.
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5. The Exorcist(1973)
William Friedkin’s Exorcist is regarded as the masterpiece of the genre. It is one of the rare exceptions that was bestowed the honour of Best Picture nomination. And ultimately won the Best Adapted Screenplay. Rest assured, the film is guaranteed to give you the chills.
The film is available to rent on google play movies and YouTube. Plus, you can also watch it on Amazon Prime Video.
Let us know your favourite critically acclaimed horror films in the comment section below.
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