Holy crap. Six years.
Hail Horror, my yearly ritual of recklessly exploring the cavernous, decrepit mansion that is, in the most loving terms, the horror film, will be six years old next week. And like every year, I have a small number of films I know I want to get to, but the best entries are always the ones I don't think of...the ones recommended by you, the discerning horror fan. Without you I never would have seen (and loved) RAW MEAT and forever have "Mind the doors" stuck inside my head. I wouldn't have taken a second look at John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS and realized how great a film it is. I also wouldn't have seen SOMBRE, a film I really hated but was worth watching for the great comments from those that disagreed with me.
So once again I come hat in hand, asking for any horror recommendations. If there's anything out there you think I should check out, let me know in the comments section. As always:
- It can't be a movie I've already reviewed (to help with that I have a nice list at the bottom of this post)
- It has to be readily accessible - either at the local theater, store, rental house or VOD/Streaming?mail-order service (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, iTunes...you get the idea). I'm not adverse to spending a few bucks to see, rent, or even purchase a film, but I'm not going to shell out $49.99 for an obscure Asian bootleg with no subtitles).
Like I said, I have a few movies already lined up, ranging from 60s Hammer horror to torture porn sequels and hopefully a hidden gem or two. So let me know what you think is worth watching out there. Grab a flashlight, make sure your feet are under the covers, and let the shrieking commence!
Here's where we left off after five years:
SOMBRE / HABIT / SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD / DON'T LOOK NOW / SPLICE / THE STENDHAL SYNDROME / GOTHIC / MONSTERS / PRINCE OF DARKNESS / SESSION 9 / HORROR OF DRACULA / TENEBRE / MR. FROST / GRACE / PHANTASM II / MARTYRS / FRIDAY THE 13TH PART II / DEAD SNOW /BAY OF BLOOD / DEADGIRL / RAW MEAT / TRICK 'R' TREAT / THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF /THE SHINING/ MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN / BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA / C.H.U.D. / HATCHET / RE-CYCLE /DANCE OF THE DEAD / THE SIGNAL / KAIRO / PHENOMENA / THE HOWLING / NOSFERATU (1922) /PHANTASM / THE HAPPENING / [REC] / THE WOODS / DIARY OF THE DEAD / THE MONSTER SQUAD /FROM BEYOND / RE-VISTING PLANET TERROR / THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) / MAD LOVE / 28 WEEKS LATER / SUBLIME / RE-VISTING DEATH PROOF / NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990) / DEAD SILENCE / SEVERANCE / RESIDENT EVIL 3: EXTINCTION / SCANNERS / THE DESCENT / GRINDHOUSE / THE EVIL DEAD / BROKEN LIZARD'S CLUB DREAD / THE MASK OF FU MANCHU / RINGU / FEAST / HALLOWEEN (1978) / HELLRAISER / A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET / DEAD AND BREAKFAST / FRIDAY THE 13TH / THE HILLS HAVE EYES (2005) / DAY OF THE DEAD / CAT PEOPLE (1942) / HOUSE OF WAX