Indie horror is still pretty wrapped up in the "so retro it could have actually been made in the 70s/80s" thing. (Thanks, House of the Devil.) I'm getting a little tired of it, but then We Are Still Here comes along to make me eat my words. It's just my kind of retro: adults, turtlenecks, and suspense, with a big bloody payoff.
Long story short, We Are Still Here is the best horror movie you should see at the drive-in in 1979.
About halfway through this my husband turned to me and said, "Y'know, you don't see a lot of cow horror in movies." And he's right -- a remote farm is a pretty good setting for some body horror, but Isolation is too by-the-numbers to be a lot of fun. Good special effects, but utterly predictable.
Look, pretty much everything you need to know about this movie you can see in the poster. It's Rutger Hauer and the slogan is: "He's seen the future.. now he has to kill it. He'll need bigger guns." The rest of the movie is written as delightfully terribly as the slogan.
Hauer plays a cop in an alternate future London who must stop an Alien rip-off from tearing out people's hearts. He also calls a dog a "dickhead". Twice.
This is my favorite movie. Yes, Shaun of the Dead. There are some scary bits, some gory bits, some funny bits, and some touching bits, wrapped up in a big message about how behaving like a grown-up is unpleasant but necessary sometimes. The creators of this movie clearly love the genre, and it's full of really delightful in-jokes for the zombie fan.