Top 5 Horror Films With Great VFX Work

Drag me to hell

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Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell (2009) used digital effects to show heads with eyes popping out, demonic goats, and people being dragged into hell. Space-horror, Prometheus proved that digital imagery can look incredible on film too, and The Walking Dead TV series uses CGI along with more traditional techniques. The VFX here made the scenes look so real that people couldn’t distinguish.

Night of the living dead

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Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent horror film, directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea. In late 1960s visual effects just started gaining some prominence when this film just came along to redefine all means of wonder that special effects are capable of doing. The audience remained stunned and this VFX work became legendary.

Pan’s labyrinth


This film got high accolades for the visual effects work that was shown in the movie. Pan’s Labyrinth employs some computer-generated imagery in its effects, but mostly uses complex make- up and animatronics. It was after this film that people started to take interest in VFX courses as a career option.

Jason X


Jason X is a 2001 American Slasher film directed by James Isaac. It is the tenth installment in the Friday the 13th film series and stars Kane Hodder in his fourth and final film appearance as the undead mass murderer Jason Voorhees and his futuristic counterpart, Uber Jason. This film is one of the best installments in space horror list of movies with amazing VFX work resulting in wide popularity and a huge fan base for its VFX work.


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Society is a 1989 American horror film directed by Brian Yuzna. Though the film was completed in 1989, it was not released in the United States until 1992. It was Yuzna’s directorial debut and was written by Rick Fry and Woody Keith. The film stars Billy Warlock as Bill Whitney, Devin DeVasquez as Clarissa Carlyn, Evan Richards as Milo and Ben Meyerson as Ferguson. Screaming Mad George was responsible for the special effects.


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