Topic: Mainstream Horror (last couple of years)
I really can't believe it but I can actually make a list of mainstream Horror movies I liked that have come out in the last 2 years. By Mainstream I mean released in theaters.
First of course Cabin in the Woods. This will be the newest Horror movie I own as far as date released is concerned. I did buy Scream 4 and My Soul to Take. Closest to that would be 1408 and then probably Grindhouse. I like a lot of movies and I buy what I like which shows I haven't liked much since 1408. This movie is simply the new Scream but instead of focusing on Slashers, it focuses on basically the horror genre as a whole. Best Horror movie to come out since Grindhouse, and maybe even since the original Scream.
Prometheus. Had almost as great of a time in theaters watching this as I did Cabin in the Woods. If these two movies alone were my list, it would be a pretty satisfying year for horror. These movies did something similar and that is pay homage big time of what has come before. A funny and scary movie that I will also be purchasing when released. Besides Cabin in the Woods, Prometheus is my favorite mainstream horror since Grindhouse.
Scream 4. I do really like this movie a lot, but it has some flaws. For one it is a really bright film, and though there are some scary moments, I tend to watch it more for the eye candy. Love the opening scene, love the dialogue, love Craven.
Am I really still going here
The Grey. YES. This is horror in my book because it was about as intense and dark as any movie can be. What a fun fucking film. Not the best ever but definitely recommend, and if you are a Liam fan you are in for a treat for real.
Fright Night - Gave this one a chance one night when I was sort of in the mood. I realized "this might actually be good." It ended up being a lot like Distrubia mixed with a vampire story which turned out to be damn good. Had low expectations but in my opinion this remake tops Last House, NOES, F13th etc with ease. Had some pretty decent actors in it.
Paranormal Activity 3. I don't like these movies enough to add them to my collection but I have enjoyed sitting down and watching basically all 3. 3rd was pretty darn good though I don't remember it all that well.
I wasn't terribly excited with Silent House. Insidious had his moments but I only watched about an hour. I also haven't seen The Thing which is supposed to be a solid remake.
What are your favorite mainstream horror movies from the last couple years, and do you feel mainstream horror has made an improvement with quality of movies as of late compared to the first 10 years of this century?
Last edited by PrinceofDarkness (2012-08-22 10:13:09)