A found-footage horror podcast is being turned into an eight-episode Netflix show executive produced by horror master James Wan. The show is called Archive 81 and it’ll star Mamoudou Athie (Black Box, Underwater) and Dina Shihabi (Altered Carbon, Jack Ryan).
Throughout film history, horror has been a go-to genre for a lot of first-time directors. In horror, you can make a huge impression with a long-lasting career. Not every debut horror film creates a legend, of course, but the 20 on this list sure did.
Horror movies have long mined their frights from real-life fears, tucking social commentary into fantastical tales of slashers, body-snatchers and other metaphorical ghouls. The past decade has seen the genre hold a mirror up to the world, with powerful results. Here are five notable horror trends since 2009.