Posted on January 4th, 2011
suspiria_89, Wednesday Dec,22
2010 has been a pretty disappointing year as far as horror goes. You would have to go all the way back to the early 2000’s to find a less exciting year. With that being said, 2010 wasn’t a total loss. We did have some very fun and solid horror flicks released this year. Below is a list of what I consider to be the ten best horror films of 2010. Enjoy.
# 10. The Horde (AKA La Horde): Plot: After>
# 9. The Human Centipede: Plot: Two stranded American tourists are given shelter by a famed German doctor who made his fortune surgically separating conjoined twins. Now his mad genius is pushing the doctor to do the reverse. He tells the women that they will be surgically attached to a Japanese businessman mouth to buttocks,>
#8. Paranormal Activity 2 Plot: After experiencing what they think are a series of “break-ins”, a family sets up security cameras around their home,>
#7. Frozen Plot: A typical day>
#6. Sella Turcica: Plot: Plot: Sgt. Bradley Roback returns home after a mysterious accident leaves him paralyzed. Upon Brad’s return, his family remains unaware of the details of the accident and severity of his condition. As hours pass, Brad’s health terribly worsens barreling down to a gruesome conclusion that will change the family forever.
Out of all of the horror directors out there, none have inspired me more than Underground horror director Fred Vogel. Say what you want to about him, but he is very passionate about the horror genre and he truly loves it. He isn’t some greedy studio executive, he is a true horror movie fan who makes real horror films for real horror fans. Out of all the ToeTag films, The Redsin Tower is my favorite, but Sella Turcica blew me away. Sella is a chaotic and at times an emotional descent into madness. It is unlike any horror film I have ever seen and it is totally different than anything else the ToeTag team as done. From a technical standpoint the film is as perfect as can be. The story and the pacing are spot>
# 5. The Reef: Plot: A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.
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#4. Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever Plot: It’s back: The flesh-eating virus that decimated a cabin full of coeds is>
# 3. Piranha 3D lot: After an earthquake under Lake Victoria, thousands of prehistoric piranha are released upon a bunch of spring breakers…. Or at least something like that happens. All I remember is the boobs and blood.
Looking for a story or anything that resembles a plot? Well, looks elsewhere, because you won’t find it in Piranha. Piranha 3D is as close as your going to get to a modern day exploitation movie. Much like Cabin Fever 2, Piranha 3D isn’t going to win any awards. It was made to entertain and that’s exactly what it does. Featuring absurd amounts of gore and nudity, including a bizarre underwater softcore porn scene(Apparently Riley Steele has the lung capacity of a fucking dolphin) Piranha 3D is a blast to watch and a perfect example of American horror. Funny how it took a French director to make a good American horror flick.
#2. Hatchet 2 Plot: Marybeth escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling iconic killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about her family’s connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact the bloodiest revenge against the bayou butcher.
As much as I love the first Hatchet movie, I have to say that it wasn’t the holy grail of slashers that the trailers made it out to be. The sequel however is a different story. I do believe it’s>
#1. Black Swan: Plot: Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side – a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
I came very close to not mentioning this movie due to the fact that it isn’t a horror movie in the traditional sense. But after reading a article about the film in Fangoria magazine, I decided to add it. If it’s close enough to horror for Fangoria to write about it, than it is a horror movie. I had previously had no intentions of seeing Black Swan until I came across said article. After reading the article I knew I had to see the movie and that’s exactly what I did. Good thing I did, because If I wouldn’t had, I would have missed the best film of the year. Not just the best horror film, but the best film period. Those familiar with Aronofsky know that he is very capable of creating a masterpiece. He did it in the past with Requiem for a Dream and he’s done it again with Black Swan. Black Swan is a perfect combination of beauty and horror.
The cinematography is superb and the camera movements at times seem hypnotizing. The film is shot in a way that makes it seem as if the characters are standing right in front of you. The color schemes and the set pieces are perfect as is the lightning and every other aspect of the film. The acting is simply amazing and almost the entire cast gave an Academy Award worthy performance. Especially Natalie Portman who pretty much plays two different roles.>
Honorable Mentions: Harpoon : Whale Watching Massacre, My Soul to Take, Predators and The Night of the Demons remake. Well, there you have it. My top ten horror films of 2010. So Now I ask, what were your favorites from 2010?
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