The Best of Terror 2018: Top 250 Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 15% of 1613 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.

The Haunting of Sharon Tate

A pregnant actress becomes plagued by visions of her imminent death.

 

United States
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Stalker: 
Trespasser
Cultists: 
Clubbist
Guru
Worshipper
Dimensional: 
Nightmare
5.04
Too soon?
5.04
4
6
6
2
3
2
Performances
Plot
Ambiance
This story has been told many times before, but never quite like this. The main protagonist is Sharon Tate, played by Hilary Duff, who was married to filmmaker Roman Polanski. In 1969, Tate, while pregnant, was murdered by members of the Manson Family. Writer and director Daniel Farrands somehow managed to turn this tragedy into a supernatural horror flick.
Roman Polanski isn’t cast, for factual reasons, and because the script doesn’t need him, but his absence is a hindrance. Talking about a character we never see can be problematic, narratively speaking. In addition to the supernatural element, Farrands takes liberties in regard to the actual events, in a way to make the story more cohesive, organic, and staggering.
The film doesn’t look like a period piece. Nothing about the sets, clothes, and hairdos feels like the 1960’s. The budget is relatively small, and the set pieces are minimalist. The Haunting of Sharon Tate can be blamed for its bad taste, or its lack of tact. Banking on events both sensational and horrifying while making Tate some kind of a psychic is a bold move.
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