List of natural horror films

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Natural horror (also known as creature features) is a subgenre of horror films that features natural forces,[1] typically in the form of animals or plants, that pose a threat to human characters.

Though killer animals in film have existed since the release of The Lost World in 1925,[2] two of the first motion pictures to garner mainstream success with a "nature run amok" premise were The Birds, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and released in 1963; and Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1975. Following Jaws, numerous horror films of a similar narrative were produced, including Grizzly (1976), Piranha (1978), and Alligator (1980).[3] Today, natural horror films are still produced, with varying tones, such as Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2008) and The Shallows (2016).[4]

Amphibians[edit]

Arachnids[edit]

Birds[edit]

Fish[edit]

Piranhas[edit]

Sharks[edit]

Insects[edit]

Ants[edit]

Bees[edit]

Cockroaches[edit]

  • Mimic (1997, evolved genetically engineered cockroaches)[12]

Mammals[edit]

Bats[edit]

Bears[edit]

Canines[edit]

Felines[edit]

Primates[edit]

Rats[edit]

Whales[edit]

Other mammals[edit]

Mollusks[edit]

Octopuses[edit]

Reptiles[edit]

Alligators and crocodiles[edit]

Dinosaurs[edit]

Snakes[edit]

Other reptiles[edit]

Plants[edit]

Worms[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Puckett, Terek (27 October 2013). "Revolt of Nature Horror Films: The Must-Sees". PopOptiq. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  2. ^ "The Lost World (1925)". Internet Archive: The Public Domain Review. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Hickman, Matt (28 October 2014). "12 horror films that reveal Mother Nature's evil side". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  4. ^ Stolworthy, Jacob (9 June 2016). "The Shallows could be the shark film all horror fans have been waiting for since Jaws". The Independent. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  5. ^ a b Honeybone, Nigel (21 October 2012). "Film Review: Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)". HorrorNews.net. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Ann, Melissa (17 March 2016). "Man vs Nature: 10 Crazy Natural Horror Films". PopHorror. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Eight Legged Freaks (2002)". AllMovie. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Kaye, Don (22 June 2015). "The 20 Best Nature Runs Amok Movies". Den of Geek. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  9. ^ a b c Gregersdotter, Katarina; Höglund, Johan; Hållén, Nicklas (22 February 2016). Animal Horror Cinema: Genre, History and Criticism. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 4–5. ISBN 113749638X.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g Gambin, Lee (8 October 2012). Massacred by Mother Nature: Exploring the Natural Horror Film. Midnight Marquee Press, Inc. ISBN 978-1936168309.
  11. ^ "Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare (1995)". AllMovie. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  12. ^ a b c Merchant, Brian (14 November 2012). "The Evolution of Eco-Horror, from Godzilla to Global Warming". Motherboard. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Bats (1999)". AllMovie. Retrieved 19 October 2018.