I can’t believe that we are already in the middle of December! I have never been this late posting my superlatives before. I think we have all been unusually busy or just plain burnt out playing on Horrorthon (I’m speaking about you, JSP). We will be doing a wrap up at some point so there is an “ending” to this year’s contest. I need to update Scorrorthon and JSP will be completing the monster list. I watched some terrific movies this year and had a great time doing so.
All Around Favorite: Macabre (Rumah Dara)
Hands down, Macabre is simply the best horror movie in years. The “mother” character is instantly iconic and chilling. This film never lets up for one second and the gore is shocking. I fully expect all of you to watch this next year
Runners up: Escape From Tomorrow, We Are What We Are
Worst Movie: Keep My Grave Open
True I watched a poor quality version of this 70’s clunker but even a pristine print would not change my opinion of this boring, Psycho-rip-off, slasher.
So Bad its Good: Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes
A made-for-TV Amityville horror movie starring Patty Duke in the most ridiculous Amityville premise to date – how could this not be my top choice for this category?
Most Disturbing: We Are What We Are
The less you know about this chilling Gothic film the better your cinematic experience will be. It’s a slow burn with terrific acting.
Goriest (tie): Macabre and Thantomorphose
I forgot to review V/H/S 2 which has a stand-out installment in this anthology series directed by Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto who also directed Macabre. Given that I did not review it the honor goes to both Macabre and Thantomorphse. Thantomorphose is 90 minutes of a pretty, young woman slowly decomposing as she realizes her life has been pointless.
Scariest: Would You Rather
I didn’t watch anything this year that really scared me but the predicaments that the characters are placed in become increasingly disturbing – great, tense stuff!
Best Looking Monster: Big Ass Spider!
This is the only “monster” movie I watched and it totally delivers on its title!
Best Death: You’re Next
You will never look at a blender the same way again…
Most Avoidable Death: Every single death that occurs in all the Amityville Horror films
Just leave the fucking house!
See you next October!