You’re Next (2011, dir. Adam Wingard)

A family reunion is interrupted by home-invading masked killers. Superior horror flick with touches of black comedy. Knows precisely what it is and works to fulfil expectations well: a brisk, bloody job well done.

Here’s the trailer.

Run Hide Fight (2020, dir. Kyle Rankin)

A bereaved teenager is caught up in a school shooting incident: she decides to fight back. Well-made, autumnal thriller with absurdist touches: part Die Hard, part Elephant. Strong performances and direction help, though a clearer perspective on its worldview would have been useful. Interesting, nevertheless.

Here’s the trailer.

Beyond The Gates (2016, dir. Jackson Stewart)

Chalk-and-cheese brothers encounter a mysterious VHS board game that may be linked to their father’s disappearance. Jumanji meets From Beyond, kinda, in this modest 80s-throwback fantasy-horror. Starts slow, and doesn’t have the resources to realise its premise, but fun for genre fans nevertheless.

Here’s the trailer.