List of eco-horror films

This is a list of eco-horror films. These are documentaries dealing with the possible disastrous ecological consequences of human activity.[1][2] Also included are some natural horror films and other films in the horror genre whose plots include mention of ecological issues.[3][4]



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  1. ^ Ford 2008. "Unlike most horror films these movies aren't fiction, they are serious documentaries tackling the big issues of our time. But the message is still: Be afraid."
  2. ^ Ulaby 2008.
  3. ^ Simpson 2010. "... this article examines how a number of exploitation horror films have dealt with environmental topics and issues of trespass. In particular ... animals ... in some key Australian eco-horror films from the last 30 years..."
  4. ^ Screen Daily 2011. "...Drought, [an] eco-horror tale about survivors of an apocalypse whose precious water source is threatened by a legion of bloodthirsty youths."
  5. ^ a b c Ford 2008.
  6. ^ Taubin, Amy (September 2006). "An Inconvenient Truth". BFI. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  7. ^ Simpson 2010.
  8. ^ Jordan, Bruce (20 June 2010). "Long Weekend (1978)". Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  9. ^ Whitty, Stephen (18 September 2007). "Eco-horror tale short on horror but effectively unsettling". Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  10. ^ Nayman, Adam (24 November 2008). "The Big Chill: Larry Fessenden's The Last Winter". Cinema Scope: Issue 29. Retrieved 4 September 2011.
  11. ^ Foy 2010, p. 168. "The Happening is a naturalist parable of what might occur if the earth began rejecting humanity as a virus."
  12. ^ Piepenburg, Erik (28 October 2012). "With 'The Bay,' Barry Levinson Makes Eco-Horror". Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  13. ^ Ramos, Steve (14 September 2012). "TIFF12 Review: THE BAY. Veteran filmmaker Barry Levinson tries his hand at found footage horror and comes up short". Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  14. ^ "Harbinger Brings Evil to Cannes with TomCat!". 2016-05-09. Archived from the original on 2016-05-09. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
List of natural horror films

Natural horror (also known as creature features) is a subgenre of horror films that features natural forces, typically in the form of animals or plants, that pose a threat to human characters.

Though killer animals in film have existed since the release of The Lost World in 1925, two of the first motion pictures to garner mainstream success with a "nature run amok" premise were The Birds, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and released in 1963; and Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1975. Following Jaws, numerous horror films of a similar narrative were produced, including Grizzly (1976), Piranha (1978), and Alligator (1980). Today, natural horror films are still produced, with varying tones, such as Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2008) and The Shallows (2016).

Lists of horror films

This is a chronological list of horror films split by decade. Often there may be considerable overlap particularly between horror and other genres (including, action, thriller, and science fiction films); the list should attempt to document films which are more closely related to horror, even if they bend genres.

By style
By theme
By movement
or period
By demographic groups
By format,
or production
Lists of films by genre

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