This is a list of eco-horror films. These are documentaries dealing with the possible disastrous ecological consequences of human activity. Also included are some natural horror films and other films in the horror genre whose plots include mention of ecological issues.
^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..."
^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."
Foy, Joseph J. (2010). "It Came From Planet Earth: Eco-Horror and the Politics of Postenvironmentalism in M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening". In Dale, Timothy M.; Foy, Joseph J. (eds.). Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent through American Popular Culture. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-2580-0.
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).
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.
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