World War Z (2013, dir. Marc Forster)

A UN investigator tracks a zombie virus to its source. The z-movie as big-budget spectacular; not quite action-adventure, not quite horror. A series of linked set-pieces, and not bad, though not for fans demanding a faithful adaptation of its source novel.

The Ritual (2017, David Bruckner)

Four friends on a camping holiday in memory of their murdered friend take a short cut through a forest. Well-sustained Scandinavian backwoods horror (from the Adam Nevill novel) with some emotional depth and an intriguing mythology.

The Colony (2013, dir. Jeff Renfroe)

Survivors of a new ice age find a neighbouring colony has been taken over by feral cannibals. Patchy SF/horror which can’t decide which old story it wants to tell (base under siege, cannibal zombies, epidemic, road movie) so has a bash at several.

It Comes At Night (2017, dir. Trey Edward Schults)

A family hides in the woods after a disease outbreak. Sombre and effective post-apocalyptic horror, more focused on survivors’ paranoia than on raging zombies and the like.

Ravenous [AKA Les Affames] (2017, dir. Robin Autert)

A small band of humans try to survive a zombie outbreak in Quebec. Stylish and at times absurdist zombie flick, borrowing from Cell and from Beckett in equal measure. Character-focused throughout, with something for gore fans and indie drama lovers. Recommended.

Eat Locals (2017, dir. Jason Flemyng)

A vampire gathering is interrupted by an army/cleric hit squad. Slightly ramshackle low budget comedy-horror with a clear debt to Dog Soldiers, this just about gets by on its game cast of familiar faces, plus plenty of ideas, not all of which get a fair shake.

Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017, dir. Victor Salva)

The Creeper continues his assault on a rural town. Inserted into the narrative space between parts 1 and 2, this belated  – and perhaps unwanted – third instalment has some effective moments, though struggles to realise its patchy script with iffy CG. For completists only.

Another perspective? Here’s Xussia’s take.