Spring is a charming, zany romcom/horror hybrid that though disparate in genre and anatomy, was deftly woven together by director Justin Benson to concoct a compelling story.
Number 3 of the Best Indie Films of 2014 is Blue Ruin. It’s a lean, mean revenge-centric film that doesn’t think about any kind of repercussion, only the results.
The Babadook may not be the most original horror movie but this unassuming Australian horror film is one of the most effective of its kind. It’s a low-budget, oddly titled horror flick that relied on psychological terror rather than gore and predictable jump scares.
Slicing in at #5 of the Best Indie Films of 2014 is Snowpiercer, a post apocalyptic, class warfare film that takes place in the confines of a perpetually running locomotive that’s circling the globe non-stop for more than 18 years.
It is perhaps one of the most influential films that was never made. Jodorowsky’s Dune is still in a limbo some forty years later; only to be realized and reanimated in a documentary.
Coming in at 9 in our countdown of the Best Indie Films of 2014 is a slow-moving, brooding vampire flick that deals with the disillusionment of being an immortal bloodsucking creature.
Locke is an ingenious, character-driven existential thriller that unwinds in the tightest of spaces—inside a car. Every scene is rendered by only one on-screen character behind the wheel of his BMW.
The Guest is a methodical suspense thriller/home-invasion/slasher hybrid that has a knack for showing how to invade personal space or overstay a welcome in the most disturbingly mesmerizing way possible.