The Five Best and the Five Worst Horror Movies of 2012 (Thus Far) It’s been a really interesting year for horror movies so far. Granted, we are only a few months away from the end of the year, so I probably could have waited a few months, but the line between the great horror films, and the terrible horror films is already so divided, that it needs to be discussed. Some of the horror films I have seen this year have truly dropped my jaw and redefined the genre for me. Chernobyl Diaries This promotional image is ten times better than the actual film. This film had SO MUCH potential. A dull, cliché film that reminded us why horror can be such an iffy genre. The Devil Inside Unless contortionists and bad acting scares you, this movie offers nothing you haven’t seen before. Listen up, all possession movies. Not only was this movie not scary, but the acting was terrible, and more so than scary, the possessed people were annoying. Also, the decision made in the last five minutes of this movie (get in the car!) Rec 3 [Genesis] Woman in Black Underworld:Awakening
The 50 Most Genuinely Creepy Horror Movies They rely on atmosphere and suspense rather than gore and jump-scares. Here’s our pick of the 50 most genuinely creepy horror movies… Creepy isn’t the same as scary. Films can be scary simply by using loud noises and sudden movements to make their audiences jump; they can play on primal fears and physical reactions to give you a thrill. But creepy is harder to pull off. To be effectively creepy, a film needs to establish a certain atmosphere; it needs to draw you in and make you care. I love most kinds of horror movies, but creepy films are probably my favourite. Cat People (1942) Serbian immigrant Irena doesn’t have a friend in the world when she meets Oliver. The Nameless (1999) Five years after her daughter Angela went missing, presumed dead, Claudia starts getting weird phone calls. Dead End (2003) The Harrington family are driving home for Christmas when they decide to take a shortcut. Night Of The Living Dead (1968) “It is happening, and no one is safe.” Candyman (1992) Ring (1998)
Top 100: Great Movies Every Guy Must See Guy movies look and feel a certain kind of way. Revenge, action, comedy, and yes, even a little romance, is what it takes to please us. We’re not even above embracing a kids’ movie once in a while. The qualities that we look for vary. Sometimes we want mindless action and heavy fireworks. 100. Logline: A young man seeks revenge for his father’s death in the streets of Civil War-Era New York. Memorable Moments: There would be a giant hole in cinema without Daniel Day-Lewis. Why Guys Dig It: Scorsese+Day-Lewis=Movie Heaven! Buy the Movie 99. Logline: After losing his hand and his family in an attack upon returning home from Vietnam, a veteran and his hook cut a swath of destruction through the people responsible. Memorable Moments: William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones star in this classic, considered an extremely violent film for the time. Why Guys Dig It: Balls out mayhem where the baddies are bad and the vengeance is just! Buy the Movie 98. Buy the Movie 97. Buy the Movie 96. Buy the Movie 95.
The 25 best horror movies you've never seen There are a lot of terrible horror movies out there. Possibly more than any other genre, horror seems to appeal to wannabe filmmakers who figure it’s easy and cheap to pull off a scary movie – and thanks to the success of many low budget horror movies, distributors seem to be putting out an awful lot of them. So I’d understand if you didn’t want to trawl through an endless sea of crap to find the few real gems amongst the cinematic slurry. But I’m an addict, and keep coming back for more punishment. The payoff is that sometimes, very occasionally, you discover something brilliant. 25. Let’s start with a festive one, seeing as Christmas as just gone. There’s plenty of festive murder, a lovely animated section featuring angels and devils holding a curling match, and a wonderful showdown at an ice rink. 24. The less you know about The Hamiltons, the better, really; anything you do know will just spoil the surprise. 23. 22. Also released under the unpromising title Aaah! 21. 20. 19. 18. 9.
25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Pt. 2 Human Traffic Very unique comedy about the drug/club culture in the UK. Five friends ponder society, drug use and their own lives as they go about their usual weekend of snorting, smoking, popping, dancing and sex. The Matador Pierce Brosnan plays an assassin going through a mid-life crisis as he approached retirement. The Good, The Bad, And the Weird Two comical outlaws and a bounty hunter fight for a treasure map in 1940s Manchuria while being pursued by the Japanese army and Chinese bandits. Tucker and Dale vs. A group of college students go camping for the weekend and, through a series of unlucky events, begin thinking that the harmless Tucker & Dale (pictured above) are trying to kill them. New Kids Turbo An absolutely nutty movie from the Netherlands. Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang KKBB is a murder-comedy (?) Big Trouble Big Trouble is one of those movies where all of these different people end up intertwined at the end of the movie. Once Upon A Time In The West Persepolis 13 Assassins Dr. Drive
The Greatest Horror Movies You Haven’t Seen As Halloween approaches, you’ll be inundated with more spooky stories and fiendish films than you can possibly consume before October 31. However, if you’re looking for a creepy movie to curl up with that doesn’t star a madman named Freddy, Jason, or Michael, we have a solution. These underrated, under-seen, and unusual horror films offer something scary that strays from the norm. You’ll still find supernatural terror, psychopathic killers, and ghastly creatures in our slate of 15, but these original, beautifully photographed stories are refreshingly different from the usual Halloween fare. Session 9 This indie effort from Brad Anderson, who went on to direct episodes for Boardwalk Empire and The Killing, is one of the more underappreciated horror films of the past few decades.
Movies You Must See Before You Call yourself film buff The top 50 foreign language films of the last decade It is quite clear that mainstream cinema no longer applies just to Hollywood blockbusters, or the odd British comedy. With the advent of mass home cinema in the last decade, and the increasing availability of pretty much anything and everything on DVD, Blu-ray, or streaming services like Netflix, world cinema has finally crossed the divide of being the preserve of the connoisseur, or the type of thing you’d stumble on late at night on TV. In the last ten years, world cinema has made a massive impact on film-of-the-year lists, and many people’s personal favourites. Starting from 2002 and ending here in 2012, it’s safe to say that you’ll have seen many of the films below, and enjoyed them simply as great pieces of filmmaking, regardless of where they came from. If, however, you are in any doubt of the utter brilliance of world cinema, then take your time to read the list below, and pick a few to watch that interest you. 50. The anti-Hollywood blockbuster. 49. 48. 47. 46. 45. 44. 43. 42.
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. 97. 96. 95. 94. 93. 92. 91. 90. 89. 88. 87. 86. 85. 84. 83. 82. 81. 80. 79. 78. 77. 76. 75. 74. 73. 72. 71. 70. 69. 68. 67. 66. 65. 64. 63. 62. 61. 60. 59. 58. 57. 56. 55. 54. 53. 52. 51. 50. 49. 48. 47. 46. 45. 44. 43. 42. 41. 40. 39. 38. 37. 36. 35. 34. 33. 28 Days Later (2002, Directed by Danny Boyle) 32. 31. 30. 29. 28. 27. 26. 25. 24. 23. 22. 21. 20. 19. 18. 17. 16. 15. 14. 13. 12. 11. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.
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An Oral History of the Infamous Boy Meets World Horror Parody Episode It should be easy to write off Boy Meets World as a blip on the lengthy timeline of family-friendly sitcoms. The show opted for simplicity over a high concept hook: at the center was the "Boy," Cory Matthews, a regular kid who navigated the ups and downs of life along with his mom, dad, older brother Eric, younger sister Morgan, his best friend Shawn, romantic interest Topanga, and wise sage of a teacher Mr. Feeny. As a well-intentioned, by-the-books comedy, the conclusion of Boy Meets World should have spelled the end of the series in viewers' TV Guides and minds. But Boy never disappeared. How did Boy Meets World's legacy survive? One episode in particular encapsulates everything the show continually got right, a half hour experiment that was as risky as the show was heartfelt: "And Then There Was Shawn," the series' horror episode, which was routinely revived during the Halloween season (the episode, strangely enough, originally aired during sweeps on Feb. 27, 1998).
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