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“Nature is merciless. We play just a small little part in the world and we’ve over-extended ourselves, like an ungracious guest.”
― M. Night Shyamalan
Ecological Horror is an important sub-genre of horror wherein Mother Nature is both the villain and the hero, having patiently endured our human nonsense and cruelty for too long. Think of the traditional haunted house movie, but with the planetary biosphere playing the role of the house, attacking humanity for our indescribable contempt for, and betrayal of, the natural world.
Ecological horror also grapples with the terrors of scale — from a 1940s obsession with mutant creatures who teach humanity a lesson about tampering with nature (see: 'Godzilla'), to the modern fascination with (and resulting dread of) nature as an omnipresent, inescapable force that can unravel the human body and mind as a result of our genetic modifications (see: 'The Fly').
These films presuppose that our geo-engineering of the planet — from the level of the atom to the atmosphere — will come with consequences, and Mother Nature will eventually have her day in court.
Genre: Eco-Horror, via Film Comment:
Our Top 10 Eco-Horror Movies, via Horror Homeroom:
How Global Warming Is Changing Horror, via Polygon:
Eco-Horror, the Nature of Horror, via Horror Homeroom:
Eco-Horror: Green Panic on the Silver Screen, via NPR:
The Evolution of Eco-Horror, from Godzilla to Global Warming, via VICE:
Eco-Horror and the Cinematic Lessons of the 1970s, via The Hampton Institute:
‘Us’ is a warning: The Earth Doesn’t Want Us Here, via The Washington Post:
Eco-Horror, Climate Change And 'Annihilation ', via Headstuff:
The Best and Worst of 1970s Eco-Horror, via The Abominable Dr. Welsh: