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1. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead) returned to the horror genre with this story of a young woman (Alison Lohman) who must endure the curse of a vengeful client. Sam and his brother Ivan wrote the script in the 1990s; Sam offered it to Edgar Wright to direct before taking the job himself.
2. Fresh (2022)
Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones meet through an online dating app, only for Edgar-Jones to discover his interests include a very unhealthy appetite. Stan sent in an audition video of himself dancing to director Mimi Cave to ease her concerns about a specific scene in the film not knowing he already had the role.
3. Wolf (1994)
Jack Nicholson plays to type as a charmer who finds himself struggling with his feral side after being bitten by a werewolf. Michelle Pfeiffer co-stars. Although Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London) supervised the make-up effects, the production didn't want to cover Nicholson in prosthetics. "It would be a real mistake to cover Jack Nicholson with a bunch of rubber," Baker said. "For one, he’s got a great face with a lot of character...He shouldn’t have to change into this thing with a rubber dog nose."
4. 47 Meters Down (2017)
While no shark movie may ever equal the thrills of 1975's Jaws, the genre can still surprise audiences. In 47 Meters Down, two sisters on vacation find themselves in the ultimate "bottle" predicament after being trapped in a shark cage with little oxygen left and a swarm of sharks circling. Co-stars Mandy Moore and Claire Holt shot much of the movie in London, with some exterior surface shots in the Dominican Republic.
5. Willy's Wonderland (2021)
Nicolas Cage brings his singular style to this frenzied tale of a drifter who agrees to clean up a Chuck E. Cheese's-style attraction overnight but instead finds himself facing off against its murderous animatronic occupants. Director Kevin Lewis said he and Cage discussed how to frame scenes in the movie using comic book panels they both knew as a reference.
6. Personal Shopper (2016)
Kristen Stewart stars in this eerie, low-key ghost tale about a woman who can communicate with spirits but has trouble deciphering their true intentions. Stewart and director Olivier Assayas previously worked on 2014's Clouds of Sils Maria.
7. Black Swan (2010)
Natalie Portman stars in director Darren Aronofsky's haunting tale of a ballerina who strives to be the best no matter the emotional (or physical) cost. Portman's face was digitally placed on dance double Sarah Lane for the most demanding dance sequences.
8. Let the Right One In (2008)
This Swedish coming-of-age tale marries adolescent angst with the problems of being a bloodsucker. Bullied Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant) befriends Eli (Lina Leandersson), who's reluctant to share the fact she comes from a family of vampires. Let the Right One In is creepy, atmospheric, and much better than Let Me In, the 2010 American remake. One possible reason for that: Director Tomas Alfredson refused to let either child lead read the script, hoping to create more spontaneity in their scenes.
This story was originally published in 2019; it has been updated for 2022.