The horror genre is one which gets a bad rep. This is due to a large percentage of the films being predictable, exploitative, badly acted and featuring the same old horror tropes. Each year there is a slew of horror films that are released, and every now and then there will be a diamond in the rough. These gems often go unnoticed due to the market being saturated by garbage, and they will be pigeonholed in with the terrible releases of the year. These modern films have all gone under the radar, but are certainly worth checking out for horror fans.
10. The Canal
The Canal is an Irish horror film which has an old school feel in that it there is a heavy sense of dread that develops throughout the film, and this makes it a tense and gripping film from the get-go. This is largely achieved through the creepy camerawork, sound and lighting that is used, but also thanks to the excellent acting from Steve Oram and Calum Heath. The Canal follows David, a film archivist, who has suspicions that his wife is having an affair with one of her work clients. This stress is then furthered when David is given some troubling footage to work on of a crime that took place in his house in 1902. Unnerving twists and turns follow, and it is a genuinely chilling watch, which also contains gore and jump scares to keep you on the edge of your seat until it reaches its dramatic conclusion.