The 50 Greatest Cult Movies of All Time It’s midnight somewhere. “Cult movie” is a hard thing to pin down. For the purposes of this list — celebrating the tenth anniversary of Donnie Darko — we’ve put a premium on the intensity and selectiveness of a movie’s appeal. We’ve also limited each director to one film. See you at midnight! 1. Year in Review: The 15 Best Foreign Films of 2009 Goddamn I’m sick of making lists. Thankfully this is the last one of the year for me, and even better it’s the one I find most important. Foreign movies don’t always get the attention or the exposure they deserve, so it’s nice to have the chance to highlight the ones I think are the best. And while some folks believe the term ‘foreign films’ should only apply to foreign language films I’m tired of that artificial restraint, so this list is open to movies from any and all countries outside of the US. (Except Luxembourg of course. They know why.)
Top 25 Horror Movies of 2009 The Definitive List By now you should have probably noticed a ton of Top Lists for 2009 on site written by the staff members of our site. To give you an objective overview of what the top films of 2009 really were I have taken all the Top Lists written by the staff and compiled them into one master list. I have also include the votes of our readers to make this list as accurate as possible. So without further ado here is the Definitive List of the Best Horror Films of 2009. If you have not seen any of these films.. you need to. As far as our staff and the readers of our site are concerned these horror movies are the cats ass!
Horror Cinema 2011: 20 Best, 20 Worst, and 13 to Watch Out for Next Year Not very long ago I was commenting (ok, whining) that 2011 was one "weak-ass" year for fans of horror cinema. But then I sat down to write a top ten, which became a top twenty ... plus a bunch of "honorable mention" titles left over. And after I finished cobbling together a Bottom 20, just to keep things even, I was irritated to notice that I've already seen at least 13 2012 horror flicks that also deserved a mention. So here's the whole package, courtesy of me, Movies.com editor and resident film critic for FEARnet.com.
The Lost Generation: A Decade of Teen Movies The best teen movies reflect modern youth culture and alter it—they transform the vernacular, fashion, and the trajectory of the genre itself. They are original and smart (even mid-dick joke). Some are raunchy comedies, some are stark dramas, some defy classification, but all are unflinchingly honest (even mid-dick joke). Though they very seldom win awards, the best teen movies usually compel repeat viewings and somehow seem to intuit the needs and tastes of generations to come. 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned @djscruffy: And that's why you're a heathen and should be burned at the stake. @djscruffy: In defense of public schools, I would suggest that the reason many of these books are challenged so often is that they're frequently included in school curriculums and libraries. I grew up in a state that, according to these links, engaged in book-burning less than a decade before my birth.
10 SXSW '11 Films We've Seen and Highly Recommend With over 120 films to choose from in just nine days at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival, even the most experienced planner will be unable to take in all of them. That is just simple math. Sometimes you just have to take a page from Neil ... The Ten Best Horror Movies You Haven’t Seen October means Halloween, and Halloween means horror, and horror? Well that means some damn good movies. I presume many of you are searching for a good horror flick to curl up with this month, and while I will advise you to first consult my 10 Best Horror Films of Decade list, I thought I’d compile a new one made up of films that aren’t quite as widely known. Yes, I love The Ring, The Orphanage and The Descent, but there are smaller, more niche movies that are deserving of your attention, and really, once you’ve been scared or grossed out once, it’s not quite the same if you watch the same film again. Here are some new titles that some of you may have seen, but I predict most of you will have not.
Good Horror Movies Every Fan Has To See If you ask people on the street for some suggestions of a great horror movie, odds are you'd get a wide range of answers. You’d get everything from the scariest slasher film to horror comedies and even b-rated horror movies that barely classify for the genre. Because we all have a different capacity for being scared and our own unique reasons for watching horror films, we of course have varying tolerances for gore and suspenseful movies.
Combustible Celluloid - Guide to Cult Movies and Cult Films Army of Darkness (1993) The third film in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy features more zombies, more action, more laughs, and more kisses. With Bruce Campbell. "Gimme some sugar, baby!" Basket Case (1982) Frank Henelotter's amazing low-budget splatter comedy showcases Siamese twin brothers -- one normal, the other a squishy little beast who lives in a basket -- searching for revenge on the New York doctors who separated them.
The 50 Best Films of the 2000s « Febriblog? The Best Films of the 2000s. A list like this is rather ridiculous to make at such a time, as reading other’s lists compulsively has simply made me seek out dozens of other films I’ve either never heard of, or have yet to get around to. Plus, it in no way factors in other films from this year even, ones that haven’t even seen a proper distribution yet, never mind foreign films that won’t see the light of day for another 2 years likely. So really, what I’m saying is, I probably should have waited to make this epic list until, oh, 2014. But I’ve got the bug, so here goes, just keep in mind that A.) Year In Review: The 11 Best Foreign Films of 2011 The title of this post is pretty self explanatory, so no introduction is really needed here. But… I do feel compelled to point out the same thing I point out every year. Nailing foreign releases down to a particular year isn’t an exact science. Obviously every film has an actual date of initial release, but most foreign titles don’t hit our shores until the following year, if at all. I try to go by original release date whenever possible though which means some of my choices have yet to be screened in the US outside of film festivals and import DVDs. That said, here’s a list of my eleven favorite foreign films for 2011 in alphabetical order.
Werewolf Legends from Germany translated and edited by D. L. Ashliman University of Pittsburgh © 1997-2010. Contents Return to D. 100 Horror Films Not to Miss! & Fangoria Frightfest - So horror junkies lets get injected with the best nail biting films out there! 100. They Live (1988, Directed by John Carpenter) 99. Hostel (2005, Written and Directed by Eli Roth) 98.