List of eco-horror films
This is a list of eco-horror films. These are documentaries dealing with the possible disastrous ecological consequences of human activity. Also included are some natural horror films and other films in the horror genre whose plots include mention of ecological issues.
- Long Weekend (1978; animals turn hostile towards a young couple who disrespect nature)
- The Last Winter (2006; oil drilling in Alaska awakes slumbering forces)
- The Happening (2008; plants release a toxin as a defense mechanism)
- The Bay (2012; about the Chesapeake Bay water quality problems)
- Harbinger (2016; about the poisonous effects of fracking)
- Ford 2008. "Unlike most horror films these movies aren't fiction, they are serious documentaries tackling the big issues of our time. But the message is still: Be afraid."
- Ulaby 2008.
- Simpson 2010. "... this article examines how a number of exploitation horror films have dealt with environmental topics and issues of trespass. In particular ... animals ... in some key Australian eco-horror films from the last 30 years..."
- Screen Daily 2011. "...Drought, [an] eco-horror tale about survivors of an apocalypse whose precious water source is threatened by a legion of bloodthirsty youths."
- Ford 2008.
- Taubin, Amy (September 2006). "An Inconvenient Truth". BFI. Archived from the original on 12 November 2007.
- Simpson 2010.
- Jordan, Bruce (20 June 2010). "Long Weekend (1978)". Classic-Horror.com. Archived from the original on 8 December 2010.
- Whitty, Stephen (18 September 2007). "Eco-horror tale short on horror but effectively unsettling". NJ.com. Archived from the original on 14 August 2019.
- Nayman, Adam (24 November 2008). "The Big Chill: Larry Fessenden's The Last Winter". Cinema Scope: Issue 29. Archived from the original on 10 February 2007.
- Foy 2010, p. 168. "The Happening is a naturalist parable of what might occur if the earth began rejecting humanity as a virus."
- Piepenburg, Erik (24 October 2012). "With 'The Bay,' Barry Levinson Makes Eco-Horror". nytimes.com. Archived from the original on 1 November 2012.
- Ramos, Steve (14 September 2012). "TIFF12 Review: THE BAY. Veteran filmmaker Barry Levinson tries his hand at found footage horror and comes up short". upcoming-movies.com. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
- McGinniss, Paul E. (1 November 2012). "Levinson's Eco-Horror Film 'The Bay' Highlights Need to Protect Our Water". EcoWatch. Archived from the original on 26 August 2019.
- "Harbinger Brings Evil to Cannes with TomCat!". Golden State Haunts. 9 May 2016. Archived from the original on 9 May 2016.
- Ford, Matt (22 October 2008). "Eco-horror films shocking us into action". CNN. Archived from the original on 4 April 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
- Foy, Joseph J. (2010). "It Came From Planet Earth: Eco-Horror and the Politics of Postenvironmentalism in M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening". In Dale, Timothy M.; Foy, Joseph J. (eds.). Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent through American Popular Culture. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-2580-0.
- "Lawrence Gough unveils Extraction, talks up Drought". Screen Daily. 30 August 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
- Simpson, Catherine (2010). "Australian eco-horror and Gaia's revenge: animals, eco-nationalism and the new nature". Studies in Australasian Cinema. 4 (1). doi:10.1386/sac.4.1.43_1. ISSN 1750-3175. Archived from the original on 11 December 2011.
- Ulaby, Neda (14 June 2008). "'Eco-Horror': Green Panic on the Silver Screen?". NPR. Archived from the original on 20 January 2010.