Withsharks,bugs,plantsand things that go bump in the night (at the营地）firmly covered, we thought we’d help you to curl your toes, chill your blood and make those tiny neck hairs stand on end with a more inclusive — yet no less terrifying — list of films in which Mother Nature takes on a villainous, and often murderous, role.
虽然我们的一些选秀权具有各种形式的猖獗野生动物，但我们也在寻找偏远荒野的异常可怕的薄膜。这些是可怕的电影，可以充分利用令人毛骨悚然的大气和令人不安的孤立感，只有深深的暗树木可以提供。因为，众所周知，在阳光下降之后，户外户外户外始于连续杀手，恶魔精神和嗜血的小动物。除了coulrophobia（对小丑的恐惧）, nyctohylophobia — the fear of being in forests or woodlands at night — is perhaps the most horror movie-ready phobia out there. A few of our picks truly play into this most primal of fears.
Our list for wilderness- and wildlife-centric horror films is just a primer. In fact, there’s an entire subgenre dedicated just to animals-run-amok movies. So please, add to this list in the comments section and check out our previous roundups of natural horror films.
“The Birds” (1963)
A terrifying nature-run-amok film presented by none other than the Master of Suspense himself, “The Birds” is well worth revisiting (or watching for the first time). That is, of course, if you’re not a raging ornithophobic. And if you’ve never seen it, please do treat yourself to Alfred Hitchcock’s deliciously tongue-in-cheek short “lecture” that served as the film’s official trailer.
One of the most curious things about “The Birds” is that Hitchcock muse Tippi Hedren, playing the heroine in a movie about a small coastal California community under attack by villainous winged wildlife, went on to establish herself as one of Hollywood’s most outspoken animal rights activists several years after completing the film. However, Hedren’s animal rights work hasn’t directly been extended to the avian community, perhaps because of lingering on-set trauma or because of the fact that, for a while there, her own home was filled with some mightybig cats。
“Blair Witch Project”（1999）
In the brilliant found-footage creep-fest “The Blair Witch Project,” filmmakers Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez transform an otherwise ordinary stretch of woodland (in this case, Seneca Creek State Park in Montgomery County, Maryland) into one of the most nightmarish landscapes in the history of horror cinema without even trying.
These woods aren’t dressed up for the occasion with eerie lighting, fog machines, CGI monsters or props (save for the cairns and creepy five-pointed stick figures dangling from the trees). This is Mother Nature at her most familiar, naturalistic, reassuringly generic — woods that perhaps resemble somewhere where you’ve hiked, explored, camped, fished and, just like the film’s trio of doomed student documentarians, found yourself completely and utterly lost.
Why be stalked and terrorized by just one species of animal when you can be stalked and terrorized by a whole assortment of them — a grizzly bear, a mountain lion, wolves, German shepherds and a bunch of birds of prey — all at once?
Welcome to “Day of the Animals,” a campy, multi-critter take on the Mother Nature-goes-berserk sub-genre spawned by “Jaws” in the mid to late 1970s (see also: “Orca,” “Piranha,” “Grizzly,” “Alligator,” “The Swarm,” “Nightwing” and others). In addition to gifting the world with a scene in which ashirtless Leslie Nielsen wrestles a bearin a thunderstorm, “Day of the Animals” offers a serious (anti-hairspray?) message: If we don’t tread more lightly on our fragile planet, solar radiation brought on by a depleted ozone layer will cause all forest animals living at an altitude above 5,000 feet to go bonkers and kill us all.
所以that’swhat the fox says?
虽然难以将“Antichrist”作为恐怖电影归类，但这通常来自丹麦最受欢迎/鄙视的电影攻击者可怕的乏味，令人痛苦，技术令人惊叹的，这确实是可怕的，而且非常紧张。继他们年轻儿子的意外死亡之后，一个哀悼的情侣（Willem Dafoe，Charlotte Gaintbourg）撤退到树林里的一间客舱，他们对自己和彼此做出可怕的事情。孤立的Sylvan设置提供了充足的险恶气氛：令人毛骨悚然的雾气，橡子风暴，有进取心的蜱虫，最着名的蜱虫，最着名的，一种拟人，自障碍狐狸提供“敌基督”，最多oft - 重复的线。然而，它不是大自然（“自然是撒旦教堂”，坚持要加强的巫术痴迷的性格）这是这个有争议的艺术家令人震惊的最恐怖的方面，而是人类思想的恶化。
“The Evil Dead” (1981)
Never mind that there’s one very angry demon trying to escape from the cellar or that your possessed girlfriend is tied up in the woodshed awaiting dismemberment by chainsaw. It’s the woods that are home to the most terrifying — and evil — thing of all. In the woods is whereitwatches, and waits.
典型的“森林里的机舱”类型的电影，“邪恶死亡”已经产生了续集，重拍，无数的模仿者和一个聪明的致敬horror mash-up。Not one of these films has managed to make the woods — or a single tree — look quite as menacing or malevolent. Filming on the cheap in a secluded area outside of Morristown, Tennessee, director Sam Raimi employed a number of inventive and super-low-budget camera tricks to bring his misty, murderous forest to life. Come for the fountains of blood and buckets of gore. Stay for the high-speed demon-cam tracking shots.
While Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster about a very large fish certainly deserves to be on any list of nature-centric horror films, we just couldn’t resist instead sharing the trailer for this ridiculous movie from just a couple years earlier concerning antagonistic (butnotkiller) frogs and a host of other more deadly critters.
Writes Eric D. Snider for Film.com: “For someone eager to see a movie in which lazy, rich, drunken Southerners bicker with one another and are systematically bumped off by swamp fauna, however, ‘Frogs’ is extremely satisfying. And for someone eager to see all of that, and to be bored in the process, ‘Frogs’ is a masterpiece!”
While human error is to blame for the truly awful predicament presented in “Frozen” — being marooned high above the ground on a ski lift for天如下一群狼圈——这是伟大的outdoors that gets to play villain in this 93-minute stress-fest that allegedly prompted a few fainting spells when screened at Sundance. As far as the young cast of snowboarding strandees is concerned, Shawn Ashmore was eliminated by flesh-eating flora in “The Ruins,” Kevin Zegers was butchered by a hillbilly mutant in “Wrong Turn” and Emma Bell lost a big chunk of her neck to a zombie in the first season of “The Walking Dead.” Which one of them, if any, will survive the Mount Holliston ski lift?
“Long Weekend” (1978)
You better treat Mother Nature with respect or else. While there are plenty of both pre- and post-“Jaws” nature-strikes-back-themed horror films out there, it’s somewhat rare that you find an entireecosystem- 不仅仅是一个特定的群体/课程/种类动物是鸟类，熊或蝙蝠 - 恐吓人类en masse。
In the “Long Weekend,” a hateful, bickering Aussie couple prone to littering and other acts of carelessness and disregard toward the natural world get their comeuppance and then some during a remote coastal getaway. A well-acted and legitimately scary psychological thriller from Down Under, the tagline of “Long Weekend” pretty much says it all: “Their crime was against nature. And nature found them guilty!”
随着好莱坞希望我们思考，阿巴拉契亚山脉是谜团的神秘和阴谋 - 以及健康的谋杀，疯狂和美发剂量。虽然拍摄于加利福尼亚州南部，“南瓜队”的“严峻童话故事”，由晚期特效化妆Maestro Stan Winston（“捕食者”，“外星人”和詹姆斯卡梅伦，Tim Burton和Steven Spielberg的众多合作），使用Appalachian Backwoods设置为适当的威胁大气效果。
With a plot revolving around a murderous, humanoid creature that’s been awakened from its slumber in a local pumpkin patch by a witch at the instruction of a vengeful, grieving father whose young son was accidentally killed by a group of teenagers, “Pumpkinhead” hasn’t aged all that well. Regardless, it’s certainly better than Winston’s other stab at directing, the Anthony Michael Hall-starring “A Gnome Named Gnorm.”
“The Ruins” (2008)
A semi-effective and exceedingly gory mash-up of three somewhat tired horror movie standards (killer plants, flesh-eating infections and exotic vacations gone真实的糟糕的是，在观看“废墟”之后，您可能想要打包一个体面的局部碘解决方案供应 - 以及大量的额外防晒霜 - 在您的下一次游览墨西哥的考古遗址之旅之前。
The antagonists in “The Ruins,” based on a novel by Scott Smith, are a particularly mean-spirited strain of predatory, squeak-emitting jungle vines that happen to have an appetite for toothsome young tourists. Just think of them as a distant cousin of Audrey II without the musical chops. And unlike many nature-themed horror films where the bad guys only come out at night, much of the most gruesome scenes in “The Ruins,” a tale of chapped lips and amputated limbs, take place directly under the blistering and unforgiving Mexican sun.
Dim-witted, rock-eating monsters of a certain age and dramatic Northern European landscapes collide in “Trollhunter,” a tremendously fun and funny found-footage fantasy film from Norwegian writer/director André Øvredal.
While nature itself doesn’t play a villainous role in “Trollhunter,” the craggy mountains, majestic fjords and dense forests of Western Norway provide a stunning backdrop in this faux-documentary about a group of at-first-skeptical student filmmakers who tag along with a grizzled, government-employed poacher of folkloric beasts as he makes his rounds. Seriously, you’ll either have nightmares for weeks or find yourself longing to visit the Norwegian countryside after watching this one. The scene where the dreaded, three-headed Tusseladd emerges from the darkness of the forest is as thrilling as it gets.
“Wrong Turn” (2003)
就像在它之前的许多恐怖电影一样，“错误的转弯”融入我们遗失的恐惧和猎杀 - 在树林里，在讲故事方面并没有提供任何令人难以置信的突破性。但是，在血管桶中，一些令人兴奋的动作序列，包括一个在树木和恶棍（三手指，锯齿和一只眼睛）的脸上的动作序列（由礼貌的斯坦温斯顿）只有一个三闭山地男子的母亲爱情，“错误转”是一种切割或斜线，而不是休息。