The Academy Award nominations have been announced and cinephiles are scrambling to catch up on the Best Picture honorees before the big ceremony. Not everyone is a fan of Oscar, though. Perhaps you are already sick of hearing about the Wolf of Wall Street controversy or Matthew McConaughey
's weight loss. If you prefer something a little more scary, silly, and/or gory than what the Academy Awards has to offer, here are nine comparable alternatives for horror fans.
Instead of: Gravity
Watch: Europa Report
While Alfonso Cuarón
is arguably a horror movie itself (and a gorgeous one at that), it was not the only critically-acclaimed space-terror film of last year. Sebastián Cordero
directed an international cast of actors in this tense sci-fi/horror about a space crew seeking alien life on Jupiter's moon. Just when we were all sick of found footage, Europa Report
proved there is still life in the subgenre.