Let me talk about a common phenomenon: the ratings of western horror/thriller films in the 10s are generally low by domestic audiences. This phenomenon has been mentioned by BtoZMovie, a Weibo user who specializes in horror films that I am concerned about. Give a few horror movies Douban score: It Follows (“It’s Behind”), 6.4. The 2015 National Critics Association Awards Top Ten Independent Films. Grave (“Raw Eat”), 7.1. Nomination for Best Director, Best New Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Debut, Best Original Music, Best Director at the 2018 French Caesars Film Awards Nominated for the Sound Effects Award. The VVitch (“Witch”), 7.0. Nominated for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Jury Awards. American Independent Spirit Award for best debut and best debut screenplay. Hereditary (“Had Fortune”), 7.2. Best Actress Award at the 2018 Gotham Independent Film Awards, nominated for the Best Breakthrough Director Award. Nominated for the Best Debut of the American Independent Spirit Awards in 2019, and nominated for the Best Actress in a leading role. Received nominations for the protagonist award. The Lighthouse (“Lighthouse”), 7.2. Fabici Award for Director’s Biweekly Unit at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Nominated for the 2020 Academy Award for Best Photography. Received a lot of nominations for photography awards. Midsommar (“Midsummer Nightmare”), 6.6. The 2019 National Critics Association Awards Top Ten Independent Films. The Endless (“Endless”), 7.0. As you can see, many of the above-mentioned films have won awards for independent films, which are by no means bad films in the eyes of the public. Even when many of them were screened at the film festival, they “exploded” a little, so that fans of horror films rushed to tell each other. There are also high-scoring horror/thriller films, such as “Horror Cruise”. However, people mentioned it mostly because of “brain burn” rather than “horror”. “Escape from Deadly Town” and “House in the Woods” are not low, but they are not “pure” horror/thrillers. They are mostly spoofs and distractions. The domestic scores for these horror films are not high, and the reason is often that they are “not scary enough.” In fact, many horror films in the 10s no longer pursued flesh and blood or Jump Scare. “It’s Behind” is a metaphor for the spread of disease, and “raw” is a metaphor for adolescent sexual consciousness awakening. “The Witch”, “Inheritance of Doom” and “Midsummer Night Terror” revolve around religious/cult themes, and domestic audiences are not able to get it. Another point is that these films are not so much horror/thriller films as independent films, with outstanding audio-visual style characteristics that do not conform to the public’s stereotype of “horror films”. The most talked about is “Quiet Place”, which is a business thriller that is formal and does not require the audience to understand any metaphors. As a result, domestic audiences are entangled in “this situation is that the protagonist and the couple are having children.” , And then all kinds of “reproductive criticism”, logical error correction, bad reviews all the way, it is simply! Other underestimated movies, “Journey to the Shore” only scored 6.8, which made me quite unfair: it was the top ten of the “Film Weekly” at any rate, and how was it worse than “The Diary of the Sea Street”? Kurosawa Kiyoshi is a director who is seriously underestimated in China. “Standing in the Yuan” is also low at 7.2 points. An overrated movie…it’s too hateful to talk about, not to mention it.