Year of Horror! (And Accompanying Superlatives)

Well, it’s officially 2011 now. I’ll be trying to switch focus to sci fi movies this year, but never fear, horror lovers: I can never stay away for long. (I just don’t know how to quit you, and all that.)

As far as looking back on the year of 2010 . . . well, I didn’t watch nearly as many educational horror movies as I was supposed to, which is why, out of this list, The 100 Best Horror Films, I’ve still only seen sixty of the movies. (To be fair, they did change the list on me halfway through the year. Still. I know I should have watched The Amityville Horror instead of Jason X or Sorority Row, but dammit, sometimes, I can’t help myself.)

For the complete list of new horror films (new to me, that is) that I watched and reviewed in the year of 2010, continue onward. I have also picked out some Horror Superlatives (creepiest movie, biggest guilty pleasure, grossest scene etc.)

  1. Skinwalkers (January)
  2. White Zombie (January)
  3. The Howling (January)
  4. Aliens (Jan/Feb)
  5. The Woods (Feb)
  6. Psycho Beach Party (Feb)
  7. Jason X (Feb)
  8. The Eye {original} (March)
  9. Friday the 13th 2 (April)
  10. Resident Evil: Extinction (April)
  11. The Omen {original} (May)
  12. Pet Sematary (June)
  13. Prime Evil (July)
  14. Hostel (August)
  15. May (August)
  16. REC (September)
  17. Halloween {remake} (September)
  18. Hideaway (October)
  19. Audition (October)
  20. The Thing (October)
  21. Sorority Row (October)
  22. Cloverfield (November)
  23. Rosemary’s Baby (December)
  24. The Orphanage (December)

*Small SPOILERS for one scene in Audition and one scene in Hostel. Shouldn’t ruin the film or ending for you in any way, but may be the deciding factor on whether you want to see these movies or not. Particularly with Audition*

*Also, quite larger SPOILERS for Pet Sematary. These are at the very end and will be clearly marked ahead of time.*

2010 Horror Superlatives!!!

Favorite Film: The Orphanage

Runners Up: Hostel, REC, Cloverfield, Aliens, Friday the 13th Part II (I’m not apologizing for this. I like the Jason series. Bite me.)

Least Favorite Film: Halloween (Rob Zombie)

Runners Up: Rosemary’s Baby, White Zombie, Resident Evil: Extinction

Creepiest Movie: May

Biggest Guilty Pleasure: Jason X. But Sorority Row came in a very close second.

Grossest Scene: Victim eats psycho kidnapper’s vomit from a dog bowl- Audition

Most Cringeworthy OhmygodpainOW Scene: Standing on severed Achilles Tendon- Hostel

Best Example Of How Asshole Parents Turn Their Children Crazy: May’s Mother, May

Best Costume Idea For Comic Con: Asami, Audition

And, finally . . .




Meanest Death: Gage – Pet Sematary

Most Evil Child: Gage – Pet Sematary. (Yeah, sure, we had a couple of Antichrists in the list. But they don’t really do much during the film. Gage, on the other hand, SAWS INTO Jud’s Achilles tendon, not to mention kills his own mother. And he just looks so damn adorable doing it! Love you, Gage!)

Thanks for all the carnage, 2010!

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8 Responses to Year of Horror! (And Accompanying Superlatives)

  1. ky02121 says:

    You need to see House of the Devil and Frozen.

    • I don’t think I’ve heard of House of the Devil, but I just looked it up on imdb. I was kind of interested in seeing Frozen. Are they recommended because they’re both good or because they’re reeeeally bad?

      • Fatpie42 says:

        Oh s***! After all this time I STILL haven’t reviewed House Of The Devil. Oh my goodness.

        Look, I’m going to write it now, but to give a quick preview, it’s really good. It’s a bit silly admittedly, but it’s essentially a tribute to old 70s horror movies and it does a great job with some fantastic performances.

        I seem to remember hearing about Frozen, but don’t remember anyone ever saying what the hell it is. It appears to have 61% on RT. (House Of The Devil had 86% on RT. They’ve got similar marks on imdb, mind you.) IMDB summarises the premise as follows:
        “Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.”
        I’m not sure if it’s one for me, I must admit….

  2. Ky02121 says:

    They aren`t bad at all. In fact Frozen will probably make my top ten list for 2010. House of the Devil is paced very slowly but I loved the direction. It`s set in the 1980`s. Do you listen to any horror podcasts? I recommend Horror Etc. and Killer Reviews. I saw your post on lj in the movie group:)

  3. Jaime says:

    Argh, I definitely cringed remembering the severed Achilles Tendon from Hostel. That and the eyeball snipping. *shudders*

    And I second The House of the Devil, if only because it is so very 80’s.

  4. Fatpie42 says:

    Just looked at the horror list you link to (as opposed to your own list). I’ve found out the RT scores of all of them plus I’ve listed which ones I liked, didn’t like (whether by a lot or a little) and haven’t seen. Turns out I’ve seen 53 out of the list.:

    Liked (32)
    100. They Live (1988, Directed by John Carpenter) 88%
    96. Frankenstein (1931, Directed by James Whale)100%
    88. Dawn of the Dead (2004, Directed by Zack Snyder)76%
    86. Army of Darkness (1992, Directed by Sam Raimi)73%
    83. The Fly (1986, Directed by David Cronenberg)91%
    81. The Host (2006, directed by Joon-ho Bong)92%
    77. Return of the Living Dead (1985, Written and Directed by Dan O’Bannon) 88%
    76. The Wicker Man (1973, Directed by Robin Hardy)89%
    71. The Frighteners (1996, Directed by Peter Jackson)69%
    66. Event Horizon (1997, Directed by Paul Anderson)21%
    65. Re-Animator (1985, Directed by Stuart Gordon)92%
    64. Misery (1990, Directed by Rob Reiner)90%
    63. The Mist (2007, Directed by Frank Darabont) 73%
    60. Village of the Damned (1960, Directed by Wolf Rilla) 95%
    59. Day of the Dead (1985, Written and Directed by George A. Romero)78%
    56. The Eye (2002, Directed by The Pang Brothers)64%
    50. [REC] (2007, Written and Directed by Jaume Balagueró)96%
    42. Ginger Snaps (2000, Directed by John Fawcett)87%
    34. Shaun of the Dead (2004, Directed by Edgar Wright)91%
    31. Planet Terror (2007, Written and Directed by Robert Rodriquez)74%
    30. Let The Right One In (2008, Directed by Tomas Alfredson) 98%
    28. Silence of the Lambs (1991, Directed by Jonathan Demme)96%
    27. The Thing (1982, Directed by John Carpenter)80%
    26. May (2002, Written and Directed by Lucky McKee)68%
    25. Aliens (1986, Directed by James Cameron)100%
    23. Jaws (1975, Directed by Steven Spielberg)100%
    18. Dead Alive (1992, Directed by Peter Jackson)(It’s called “Braindead” dammit!)85%
    13. Carrie (1976, Directed by Brian De Palma)91%
    11. An American Werewolf in London (1981, Written and Directed by John Landis) 88%
    8. Psycho (1960, Directed by Alfred Hitchcock)99%
    5. Night of the Living Dead (1968, Directed by Dean Lachiusa & George Romero) 96%
    4. Halloween (1978, Directed by John Carpenter) 93%

    Didn’t Like (21)
    98. Scream (1996, Directed by Wes Craven)81%
    94. The Mummy (1932, Directed by Karl Freund)92%
    92. Dog Soldiers (2002, Written and Directed by Neil Marshall)76%
    87. Child’s Play (1988, Directed by Tom Holland)70%
    85. The Ring (2002, Directed by Gore Verbinski)71%
    84. Nosferatu (1922, Directed by F.W. Murnau)98%
    80. The Omen (1976, Director by Richard Donner)82%
    74. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992, Directed by Francis Ford Coppola)82%
    61. Tale of Two Sisters (2003, Written and Directed by Ji-woon Kim)87%
    49. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, Directed by Robert Wiene) 100%
    40. Hellraiser (1987, Directed by Clive Barker)63%
    35. The Blair Witch Project (1999, Written and Directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez)84%
    33. 28 Days Later (2002, Directed by Danny Boyle) 88%
    20. Interview With The Vampire (1994, Directed by Neil Jordan)60%
    17. The Howling (1981, Directed by Joe Dante)60%
    12. Ringu (1998, Directed by Hideo Nakata)97%
    9. The Evil Dead (1981, Directed by Sam Raimi)100%
    6. The Shining (1980, Directed by Stanley Kubrick)88%
    3. Dawn of the Dead (1978, Written and Directed by George A. Romero)94%
    2. Alien (1979, Directed by Ridley Scott)96%
    1. The Exorcist (1973, Directed by William Freidkin)84%

    Haven’t seen (47)
    99. Hostel (2005, Written and Directed by Eli Roth) 59%
    97. The Amityville Horror (1979, Directed by Stuart Rosenberg) 25%
    95. Horror of Dracula (1958, Terence Fisher) 89%
    93. Darkness Falls (2003, Directed by Jonathan Liebesman) 9%
    91. Jacobs’ Ladder (1990, Directed by Adrian Lyne) 71%
    90. The Wolf Man (1941, Directed by George Waggner)94%
    89. Pet Sematary (1989, Directed by Mary Lambert) 50%
    82. Salem’s Lot (1979, Directed by Tobe Hooper)82%
    79. The Legend of Hell House (1973, Directed by John Hough)46%
    78. Phantasm (1979, Written and Directed by Don Coscarelli)63%
    75. The Last House on the Left (1972, Written and Directed by Wes Craven)63%
    73. IT (1990, Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace)64%
    72. Feast (2005, Directed by John Gulager)55%
    70. Night of the Comet (1984, Written and Directed by Thom Eberhardt)85%
    69. The Birds (1963, Directed by Alfred Hitchcock)95%
    68. Poltergeist (1982, Directed by Tobe Hooper)86%
    67. Halloween 2 (1981, Directed by Rick Rosenthal)27%
    62. Audition (1999, Directed by Takashi Miike)77%
    58. Cemetery Man (1994, Directed by michele Soavi)62%
    57. Three… Extremes (2004, Directed by Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike and Chan-wook Park)84%
    55. The Body Snatcher (1945, Directed by Robert Wise)80%
    54. Rose Red (2002, Directed by Craig R. Baxley) – This appears to be a TV mini-series, not a movie.
    53. High Tension (2005, Directed by Alexandre Aja)98%
    52. Don’t Look Now (1973, Directed by Nicolas Roeg)95%
    51. Rosemary’s Baby (1968, Directed by Roman Polanski) N/A
    48. Bride of Frankenstein (1935, Directed by James Whale)100%
    47. Saw (2004, Directed by James Wan)48%
    46. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957, Directed by Terence Fisher)100%
    45. Storm of the Century (1999, Directed by Craig R. Baxley)75%
    44. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945, Directed by Albert Lewin)89%
    43. White Zombie (1932, Directed by Victor Halperin)77%
    41. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971, Directed by Robert Fuest)77%
    39. The Ruins (2008, Directed by Carter Smith)47%
    38. Wolf Creek (2005, Written and Directed by Greg Mclean)53%
    37. Serpent and the Rainbow (1988, Directed by Wes Craven)59%
    36. The Orphanage (2007, Directed by J.A. Bayona)86%
    32. Black Christmas (1974, Directed by Bob Clark)63%
    29. The Uninvited (1944, Directed by Lewis Allen)83%
    24. Suspiria (1977, Directed by Dario Argento)93%
    22. Zombi 2 (1980, Directed by Lucio Fulci) 36%
    21. The Hills Have Eyes (1977, Written and Directed by Wes Craven)56%
    19. Frailty (2001, Directed by Bill Paxton)73%
    16. The Descent (2005, Directed by Neil Marshall)84%
    15. Ju-On (2000, Written and Directed by Takashi Shimizu)64%
    14. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Directed by Tobe Hooper)90%
    10. Friday the 13th (1980, Directed by Sean S. Cunningham)60%
    7. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, Directed by Wes Craven)95%

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