Personally, I was a big fan of 2008's The Ruins, a flick that I never felt got the kinda love it rightfully deserved. While not a perfect film by any means, it delivered pretty much everything I look for from a horror film and got me excited about the future of its director, Carter Smith.
We've been saying that Ti West is a director to keep your eyes on for years now, and it finally seems as if the rest of the world is catching up. Need proof? Mr. West has landed some truly big name talent for his next flick, The Side Effect.