List of natural horror films

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Natural horror is a subgenre of horror films that features nature running amok[1] typically in the form of animals or plants that attack and/or kill humans. These organisms, which may be mutated or uncharacteristically dangerous for their species, act as the primary or secondary antagonist of their films.

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]

Bacteria and viruses[edit]

Birds[edit]

Crustaceans[edit]

Fish[edit]

Eels[edit]

Piranhas[edit]

Rays[edit]

Sharks[edit]

Snakeheads[edit]

Other fish[edit]

Insects[edit]

Ants[edit]

Bees[edit]

Cockroaches[edit]

Flies[edit]

Mosquitoes[edit]

Moths[edit]

Parasites[edit]

Wasps[edit]

Other insects[edit]

Jellyfish[edit]

Mammals[edit]

Bats[edit]

Bears[edit]

Canines[edit]

Felines[edit]

Pigs[edit]

Primates[edit]

Rats[edit]

Whales[edit]

Other mammals[edit]

Mollusks[edit]

Octopuses[edit]

Squids[edit]

Reptiles[edit]

Alligators and crocodiles[edit]

Dinosaurs[edit]

Lizards[edit]

Snakes[edit]

Turtles and tortoises[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 p 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. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ a b c Merchant, Brian (14 November 2012). "The Evolution of Eco-Horror, from Godzilla to Global Warming". Motherboard. Retrieved 8 September 2016.