Horror success: discover the best 10 films from the A24 studio

Since its creation in 2012, the production and distribution films A24 has been progressing a lot — especially those in the horror genre. In recent years, the American company founded by Daniel Katz, David Fenkel and John Hodges has been delivering horror films that combine supernatural elements with twisted stories and powerful messages.

The A24 popularized artistic horror and won over audiences and critics alike because his films manage to capture the viewer’s attention through their visuals and make them an immersive experience.

With that in mind, we separate the 10 best studio horror movies, according to his notes on IMDb. Check out:

Hereditary (2018)

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When her mentally ill mother dies, Annie (Toni Collete), her husband (Gabriel Byrne), son (Alex Wolff) and daughter (Milly Shapiro) resort to different ways to cope, including flirting with the supernatural.

From then on, each one begins to have disturbing and supernatural experiences linked to sinister secrets and emotional traumas of previous generations of the family.

Midsommar: Evil Doesn’t Wait the Night (2019)

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A family tragedy keeps Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) together after a near separation.

The couple travels with their friends to a summer festival in a remote Swedish village, and what starts out as a normal vacation takes a sinister turn when the villagers invite them to join in on disturbing festivities.

Pearl (2022)

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Pearl is a young woman doomed to live trapped on her family’s isolated farm, taking care of her sick father under the watchful eye of an authoritarian and strict mother. Wanting to be an actress, dancer and a life like she sees in the movies, she discovers a way to fulfill her desires and ambitions.

The film is an origin story inspired by the villain of X – The Mark of Death, being a prequel that shows the life of the character in 1918decades before the events of X.

The Sacrifice of the Sacred Stag (2017)

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After the untimely death of Martin’s father on the operating table, a deep and empathetic bond begins to form between the boy and respected cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Steven Murphy.

The orphaned teenager soon becomes part of Dr. Steven, but unexpectedly the family is hit with a fierce and merciless punishment.

Green Room (2015)

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Wandering through an isolated part of the Pacific Northwest, a band comes across a horrific act of violence. As the only witnesses in the case, the band members become the target of a vicious gang of skinheads who want to ensure that all evidence is eliminated.

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The Witch (2016)

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New England, 1630s. Christian couple William and Katherine live with their five children in an extremely religious community, but are expelled from there because they have a different faith from the one practiced there.

The family then starts to live in an isolated place, on the edge of the forest, suffering from a shortage of food. One day, their newborn son disappears. And that’s the question the family members seek to unravel as they grapple with their worst fears.

Saint Maud (2020)

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The film follows the life of a young nurse who has recently been discharged from psychiatric care. Now, she has been entrusted with the care of Amanda (Jennifer Ehle), a retired dancer with cancer. Maud’s (Morfydd Clark) faith soon turns into an obsession in which she must save the dancer’s soul before she is condemned to hell.

The film is present in the book “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”edited by Steven Schneider.

X – The Mark of Death (2022)

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The film takes place in 1979, where a group of adult film actors and actresses and the film crew go to an elderly couple’s farm in rural Texas to shoot a movie. As time passes, visitors realize that they are not safe there.

Death, Death, Death (2022)

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Bee and his girlfriend decide to travel to Europe for a party with some friends in a secluded mansion. The group decides to play “Death, Death, Death”, a game where someone is “murdered” and the group needs to discover the killer.

The joke becomes reality when one of the friends is found dead, and Bee and the others need to find out who the real killer is before it’s too late.

Under the Skin (2013)

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An alien arrives on Earth in search of human prey. His main weapon is his sexuality, but along the way, he discovers an unexpectedly human part of himself.

And in your opinion, what is the best horror film from A24? Take advantage of the indications and share the article with friends – already decide which production to watch over the weekend!

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