The Best of Terror 2017: Top 300 Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 24% of 1230 horror movie reviews. Movies are classified according to their genres, subgenres, moods and antagonists. They are sorted according to the sum of various ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality and rewatchability.

Trouble Every Day

Two American newlyweds in Paris learn that some things feel better than love.
Kinky

 

France
Germany
Japan
2001
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Character Focus: 
Cannibal Film
4
French as fuck!
4
4
6
5.04
1
1
2
Performances
Pace
Photography
There’s an awful lot of close-ups in this film, which says more about Claire Denis’ directing than her screenwriting. Is it a way to bring us closer to her characters, to conceal nonexistent production design, is it guerrilla filmmaking, or is it incompetence? Anyhow, people spend a lot of time horizontally in Trouble Every Day, and often naked. This film is very French.
Twenty minutes into this erotic movie, you get your first of several pairs of boobs. Nothing much happens, here, for most of the running time, and yet, it’s hard to keep up with the plot. Dialogue is scarce. The cinematography is suffocative. There’s one thing to keep in mind that gives Trouble Every Day its narrative backbone: Béatrice Dalle’s character has cannibal tendencies.
The second half will grab you by the nuts. What starts as a drama eventually reaches the horror status that earned its reputation. It gets gory. If you like your stories vague, though, this is for you. I’d call it arthouse, but I’m afraid to lose you. If you like rough sex, there’s some of that. Ever wondered what happens to a horror movie when you take suspense and build-up away? Try this film...
Alternate Titles: 
Gargoyle
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