Friday, January 7, 2011

Dr. AC's 2010 Horror Film Wrap-up


Howdy troops,

After much deliberation, here is my assessment of the horror year that was. All of the films listed below were encountered by the Doc for the first time from January 1 to December 31, 2010 (i.e. no repeat viewings were eligible). To accommodate and acknowledge as many films as possible, I've broken them down into various categories in alphabetical order, with my top pick denoted with an asterisk. If I didn't see it personally, I didn't weigh in on it. (My Soul to Take, you're off the hook...this year.)

(Disclaimer: These are my personal picks and should in no way reflect on the WildClaw team as a whole. After all, I understand some people out there genuninely liked Survival of the Dead.)

As always, feel free to wiegh in with any comments, quibbles, contrasting opinions, overlooked items, 20 ton weights...we'll tag you back.

See you for more freaky fun & gory games in 2011!

TOP 10 2010 HORROR RELEASES

Black Swan*
Cold Prey 2
Crazies, The
Human Centipede (First Sequence), The
Last Exorcism, The
Rare Exports
[Rec] 2
Triangle
Suck










MIXED BAGS

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
Daybreakers
Dread
Frozen
Horde, The
Lesbian Vampire Killers
New Daughter, The
Pirahna 3D
Saw 3D
Splice







SOMETIMES IT’S TOUGH BEING A HORROR FAN

Descent Part 2, The
Giallo
Survival of the Dead
Wolfman, The















TOP HOME VIEWING DISCOVERIES
Next time you think you’ve seen it all, check one of these bad boys out…

10 Rillington Place (1971)
Alien Raiders (2008)
Altered (2006)
Baby’s Room, The (2006)
Angst (1983)*
Cookers (2001)
Coraline (2009)
Embodiment of Evil (2008)
Hills Run Red, The (2009)
Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)
Left Bank (2008)*
Mummy’s Revenge, The (1973)
Murder Party (2007)
Panic Beats (1983)
Psychos in Love (1987)
Roman (2006)
S&Man (2006)
You’ll Find Out (1940)





PLEASANT SURPRISES (NOT AMAZING, BUT WORTH SEEING)

Big Bad Wolf (2006)
Blood Creek (2009)
Bloody Birthday (1981)
Carrie (2002)
Curse II: The Bite (1989)
Devil’s Hand, The (1962)
Do You Like Hitchcock?(2005)
Fear[s] of the Dark (2007)
Flesh Eaters, The (1964)
Forbidden World (aka Mutant) (1982)
Fragile (2005)
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Leech Woman, The (1960)
Masters of Horror: Sounds Like (2006)
Nesting, The (1981)
Screams of a Winter Night (1979)
Slumber Party Massacre III (1990)
Spare Parts (1979)





HOME VIEWING TORTURE

Amateur Porn Star Killer (2006)
Bloody Ape, The (1997)
Santa Claws (1996)
Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things (1971)














TOP 10 “WHAT THE &@%^@% DID I JUST SEE?” FLICKS
(in the best possible “pick your jaw up off the floor” way)

Absurd (aka Horrible) (1981)
Airport 1975 (1974)
Bete, La (1975)
Black Gestapo (1975)
My Son My Son What Have Ye Done? (2009)
Omen IV: The Awakening(1991)
Seytan (Turkish Exorcist) (1974)*
Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
Terror from the Year 5000 (1958)
Wild Beasts (1984)









WORST HORROR VIEW OF 2010

Nightmare on Elm Street, A (2010)

3 comments:

Zahir Blue said...

Uh...what about Let Me In????

Dr. AC, Fool for Blood said...

My apologies, Zahir, but I have not yet gotten to see LET ME IN. And here's why: I loved the original LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and had no expectations of patronizing Hollywood's version...until I heard that it was pretty darn faithful and worthwhile. Of course, by the time the word of mouth got around, LMI had already left theaters. I do, however, plan to check it out on DVD.

I'm assuming you have seen it and liked it? Did you see/like the original Swedish film?

Dr. AC, Fool for Blood said...

And now, looking at your profile, I see that LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is listed as one of your favorite films, so if you were pleased with LET ME IN, then that's just further incitement for me to check it out forthwith.