The fear factor surrounding water is not given enough credit; Without even getting into the carnivorous critters that lurk below the surface, the murky depths, lack of a foothold, and ultimate apathy of large bodies of water really do make it one of the creepiest settings in the world.
This may fall asleep in our everyday lives, but the horror genre has proven itself a little smarter than most, churning out hundreds of excellent water-based films to drown audiences in waves of tension. And with beach season in full swing, r/horror has dedicated itself to rhyming some of the best aquatic escapades they’ve ever seen.
One user provided a healthy dose of entertainment on the high seas, including the shallows, 12 feet deep, Batyour personal favorite The hostY black water, which is not only based on a true story of an Australian crocodile attack in 2003, but also used real crocodiles to film the movie; Could there be a bolder production out there?
jaws seemed too easy an answer for such a list, but on the other hand, maybe it would be too disingenuous not to include it anyway.
But it was the original poster that boasted the most impressive list of all, even going against its own rules and listing water-based movies that weren’t exactly horror, like pirates of the Caribbean.
The water can be terrifying, but perhaps that factor is tempered by our knowledge that sharks aren’t as aggressive toward humans as many of these movies seem to portray. With that in mind, it’s about time we started funding a hippo horror movie; perhaps realism brings a new seriousness to the genre.