I heard that "Get out" was good, but I have'nt seen it so I can't really comment. My favourite, "recent" (and it's not all that recent really) horror movie was cabin in the woods, I thought that was sort of clever. A company of wolves is a great movie, not at all recent though.
I just stumbled upon Danielle Dax's music, and learned that she starred in Company of Wolves. Then saw this film mentioned in this thread! Small world! Will be on my watchlist!
I'm not fond of modern cinema, however I can suggest relatively modern stuff like Call of Cthulhu (2005) by HPL Historical Society. It certainly doesn't look modern though, but that's the whole point. I think it's a pretty good watch, the only downside perhaps is the lack of actors, but it doesn't hurt overall impression.
EDIT: Just watched Company of Wolves, found the movie very unusual, in a good way. Not trivial to interpret. Danielle performed great as a Wolf Girl.
I really liked that movie. Someone was telling me that Angela Carter (one of the writers of a company of wolves ) is worth reading, but I haven't yet read any of her works.
NOT FROM THIS YEAR but if you close your one eye then the other it'll look like 2018: Circle (2015), 13 Demons (2016), Cube (1997), Creep (2014), Murder Party (2007), Life After Beth (2014), The Ritual (2017), The Perfect Host (2010), Would You Rather (2012).
Some of these are not pure horror or lean on it. Some endings will suck. I hope you like some of them.
WARNING NOT HORROR AT ALL (Unless you think about it as scary): When you mentioned Nosferatu (haven't watched yet) I thought about the movie "The 400 Blows" (1959). Then I thought of "Harold and Maude" (1971)...THEN I thought of "Blowup" (1966). AND THEN "Felidae" (1994). I gotta stop.
I watch a LOT of horror movies, like that's really the only thing that keeps my attention these days. And though most of them are total stinkers I've seen a handul that made me think "wow, that was actually pretty bearable!"
The first one I'd recommend is Creep (2014), which was mentioned a couple posts up. It's a found-footage style movie (my favorite kind personally) about a man who comes across an online ad posted by a dude named Josef requesting that someone comes by to film him for the entire day for $1000. It's weird, doesn't go in the way you expect at all and actually freaked me out a little bit because of just how unsettling Josef is.
The other film is Truth or Dare (2017) and NOT the Blumhouse one with the same name! I found this by scrolling through Netflix trying to find a movie to put on as background noise while I grinded in one of my phone games. I thought this was the other film (which I watched in theatres, wouldn't recommend obviously) and thought it'd be good noise but I was surprised! It has a similar "play or die" plot to the other film but it's exected a lot better in my opinion. It's very gory without being over the top, and if you enjoy stuff like that then I'd absolutely suggest watching this film while you play Tetris or something. It just seems like a good movie to watch while playing that.
As you can see I'm really not the best at summaries other than "it's good watch it!" but even if these films aren't for you I hope you can derive some enjoyment out of them.
Thanks for recommendations and for reviving a great thread! There is no such thing as necroposting on Sunfish Forums, by the way - all opened threads are immortal - indulge in thread necromancy to your heart's content
Creep sounds very intriguing, gotta see it! I've recently watched 1408, found it so-so. It's kind of predictable at times, and a bit over the top in special effects and suspense. But I still recommend to watch it at least once. I watched the Director's Cut version - the film has multiple releases with very different endings, and I think this one is the strongest and makes more sense stylistically. It probably could've been better if it was longer and without that "alternative timeline" part.