Letterboxd is keeping us on our toes.
The internet has been loud as ever about what the best horror movies of the past year really were. And honestly, we’re always excited when we see a fresh face added to the pile. Well, Letterboxd has done just that.
And now that we here at Dread Central have made our own voices heard, we’ve peeked around the great world wide web to see what other people believe to be the best of the best for 2021. Letterboxd has continued to keep us on our toes with their recently released best of the year round-up, and there is at least one very unique title in the mix.
First and foremost, the number one horror film of the year according to Letterboxd has been awarded to a title most fans have yet to hear about. History of the Occult is a black and white brain-fryer that is sure to get you scratching your head. In the film, you’ll be privy to bizarre commercials and found footage style strangeness. It’s certainly unlike anything else released this. year.
Here are Letterboxd’s top 10 horror movies of 2021
- History of the Occult
- The Innocents
- A Quiet Place Part II
- Last Night in Soho
- Fear Street: 1666
- The Night House
- Fear Street: 1978
- The Medium
- My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To
2021 was a year stacked unlike any year of recent memory. The main reason for that is the way that the COVID-19 pandemic decimated 2020’s release schedule, strong-arming studios into delaying their biggest releases a full year. When 2021 finally rolled around, we were left with a bounty unlike anything I had ever experienced as a horror journalist.
Lastly, what have been some of your unexpected and underappreciated horror movies of 2021? Let me know on Twitter via @joshkorngut. I’m always around to chat all things under-the-radar horror!