Since I am a horror fanatic, I decided that I would also give you, my fellow horror hounds, my list of my favorite horror films that I saw last year. Now this was really a daunting task, due to the fact that there were some truly incredible and remarkable films that I saw both in theaters and on DVD/Blu-Ray. So boils and ghouls, here are my Top Ten Horror Films of 2013!
Patrick Wilson from THE WATCHMEN and INSIDIOUS) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga from ORPHAN and SOURCE CODE), who must help a family in Harrisville, Rhode Island from being haunted by a demonic spirit. Director James Wan (SAW, DEAD SILENCE) employs some of the old traits of filmmaking that were used back in the 1970's the make the film look and feel like it was made in that decade. With it's smart script and outstanding acting, THE CONJURING is, without a doubt, THE best horror film of 2013!!
If you're sick and tired with the recent
bombardments of crappy remakes, re-imagines, and reboots, then you're
gonna love this film!
mother Lorraine Lambert (Barbara Hershey), after he plunged into the eerie netherworld The Further to pluck
back his son Dalton (Ty Simpkins) from the clutches of the infernal Mother Crane. But wife Renai (Rose Byrne) believes that her husband did come back and thinks something else has possessed Josh. Wan has done his homework, lifting the good ol' thrills and chills from
classic horror films from the past. The movie continues to showcase his ability to really creep the
audience out with simple things such as eerie sounds, long pauses of
silence, and scares that will get under your skin.
Fede Alvarez as he just paints the silver screen blood red! Young Mia (Jane Levy), is a recovering drug addict who, along with her brother and friends, heads to the old
remote family cabin
in the woods. While there the kids discover the Book of
the Dead in the basement, read some of the passages, and summon the dormant demons that live in the woods. One by one the
kids are picked off until there's only Mia left to fight off the evil
dead spirits. The film is a fun-filled gorefest ride of death that will please fans of the original.
Sheri Moon Zombie portrays Heidi Hawthorne, a local radio station DJ who receives mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record. She plays it and then experiences a flashback to a past trauma. Then things really start getting weird! Sheri really goes for it as Heidi, and Zombie changes his style of directing and goes for a more dramatic, art house look and feel. But remember, this is a Rob Zombie film so expect the unexpected. A really underrated horror gem of a flick.
10) THE BLACK DAHLIA HAUNTING: I
had the privileged of seeing the film last year at Miss Misery's Days
of Terror Convention. With the release of the film on the home market, I was so excited to watch it again and again. The film's about a young woman named
Holly Jenson (Devanny Pinn) who's investigating the murder of her father
by her blind younger brother Tyler (Noah Dahl). During her
investigation, she accidentally awakens the spirit of Elizabeth Short (Alexis Iacono), better known as the infamous Black Dahlia. Soon Tyler's physician Dr. Brian Owen (Britt
Griffith) begins to suspect something different about Holly, which
triggers a deadly secret from his past. Written and directed by Brandon Slagle, the movie is a great indie horror gem that all of you should definitely see!
And that, my fellow children of the night, is a wrap! I sincerely hope you enjoyed my Top Ten Horror Film list and I really hope this encourages you all to check out these incredible fright flicks! Remember, if you get scared from watching these cinematic nightmares, keep repeating yourself: It's only a movie...only a movie...only a movie...only a movie....BOO!!
Thanks for reading, and enjoy the screaming.