Welcome to The A-Z of Horror – an alphabetical window into the horror genre. Over the course of 26 days, I’ll be taking a look at horror in all its facets and forms, offering up suggestions of what to watch, should you be in the mood for a real good scare.

Today: M is for Modern Classics

The great thing about the horror genre is that it is self-perpetuating, churning out a constant stream of hits and misses amongst an endless cycle of movies. Some films really hit the mark and some miss it by miles, but usually the genre balances itself out thanks to the sheer amount of stories that crop up on a yearly basis.

Every once in a while, some of these stories are truly exceptional. These movies are referred to as modern classics.

Below is a list of ten modern classics you owe yourself to watch! These are movies which continue to define and shape the horror genre and are truly the best of the best when it comes to contemporary chills.

Each modern classic includes a suggestion of where to watch the film… should you want to catch up. And you really should catch up.

Ten of the best modern classics:

  • Get Out (2017) – Get Out is currently available to watch on Sky Cinema.
  • ‘It’ (2017) – ‘It’ is currently available to buy on DVD/Blu-ray or to rent/buy on iTunes.
  • Don’t Breathe (2016) – Don’t Breathe is currently available to watch on Sky Cinema.
  • The Babadook (2014) – The Babadook is currently available to stream on Netflix.
  • The Void (2016) – The Void is available to buy on DVD/Blu-ray or to rent/buy on iTunes.
  • The Belko Experiment (2017) – The Belko Experiment is currently available to stream on Netflix.
  • Drag Me to Hell (2009) – Drag Me to Hell is currently available to buy on DVD/Blu-ray or to rent/buy on iTunes.
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) – 10 Cloverfield Lane is available to stream on Netflix.
  • Happy Death Day (2017) – Happy Death Day is available to buy on DVD/Blu-ray or to rent/buy on iTunes.
  • Cult of Chucky (2017) – Cult of Chucky is available to buy on DVD/Blu-ray or to rent/buy on iTunes.

No explanation provided for each of the aforementioned movies because they need to be watched, rather than explained. Get watching!

If you’ve reached this point of The A-Z of Horror, then well done – you’re at the half-way point. If you’re a newbie hopefully you’ve learnt a few things you didn’t know and if you’re an old pro, then hopefully you’re reminded of horror stories worth revisiting.

Tomorrow: N is for…