The Horror Booth’s Top 5 Horror Films of 2012

5. V/H/S VHS

V/H/S met the expectations I had heading into it. It shows that there is quite a bit of life yet remaining in found-footage horror; this one being right up there as one of the best, if not, THE best in this sub-category. I’m cheering loudly for this to do well and get the props it deserves.

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Ethank Hawke did a great job carrying this film – a lesser actor could have ruined this one completely since it does have a few hiccups here and there. I was hoping it was going to be a similar outstanding experience as the first time I watched Insidious when it was released, but it fell just short of that. I still highly recommend Sinister to everyone enough that I suggest it is worth going out to see it now rather than wait for when it is released on VOD or DVD. I know I plan on watching it again sometime in the future. When quality films like this are made in this genre I always hope it does well. Go see it!

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3. THE CABIN IN THE WOODS The Cabin in the Woods

The final half hour of carnage in this movie is some of the most entertaining and enjoyable piece of action I have seen in a horror film in some time. The ending was fairly satisfying and unexpected.

The Cabin in the Woods is a movie I had some mixed feelings about, but now looking back on it, I realize just what an entertaining experience it really was. I will definitely watch this at least a couple more times in the future. I think it has the potential many years from now to be considered a horror classic. I highly recommend it.

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I must give Zombie major credit here. He showed a lot of guts and confidence having his wife play such a major role in this film. Yes – she is not an accomplished or even very talented an actress, but she managed to hold things together quite well for most of the film. Her role was certainly not a simple one as her character goes through a significant transtion as the film moves along. The rest of the cast was excellent as well, especially the veteran actors Zombie employed for this.

THE LORDS OF SALEM is atmospheric, at-times-funny, scary and visually stunning. This is easily Rob Zombie’s best effort yet.

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The final scene in this film was terrifying, heart-breaking, disturbing, and left me nearly breathless. I can’t get it out of my head and I don’t think I’ll be able to get it out of my mind for quite some time. It just wrapped up nicely exactly what had been slowly building up throughout the entire film. It is shocking, yet, not surprising to see how the ride ends.

Writer and Director, Richard Bates Jr., deserves some serious accolades here. I can’t believe this is his first full-length feature as a Director. I can’t wait to see what else he has in store for us in the future. Topping this one will be a challenge!

Excision is easily one of the best films I have watched this year – hell, it probably is the best. I’m fairly certain it will make many best-of lists of genre fans. It is a film that demands to be viewed again to truly appreciate what an amazing piece of art it is. If you haven’t seen it, go see it NOW.

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One Response to The Horror Booth’s Top 5 Horror Films of 2012

  1. Gutted that I haven’t been able to get hold of Lords of Salem yet. It looks great 🙂

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