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Title: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 04:18:33 AM
Since FE has been down for a while, I thought it'd be nice to discuss some of the newer films that we've not had the chance to talk about.

In short, what do you think are some of the finest horror films to come out recently? I'll be composing my list and post it in time.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Crash Dummie on February 04, 2013, 06:33:03 AM
I enjoyed the Last Exorcism.

I didn't think I would. A shaky hand cam movie and a very, VERY tired genre. I thought I would hate it. But it was pretty awesome to be honest.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 06:47:45 AM
I'll start with 2010:

Akmareul boatda (aka I Saw the Devil) was a pretty pleasurable experience. Quite violent, and aside from a subplot or two, I found the film rather well-done.

Devil (the people trapped in an elevator movie with the Devil) was one that surprised me - I expected to dislike it (or at least be less than thrilled by it), but once I saw it, it came as a pleasant surprise.

Piranha (the remake) was another shocker - for the most part, I really enjoyed it.

Rare Exports (from Finland) was a fantastic film. Not quite horror (really), but just scary enough to be considered horror. 'Twas a unique film indeed, and I gave it a 10/10. Finland's doing it right.

Wai dor lei ah yut ho (aka Dream Home - from Hong Kong) was a semi-confusing (what Asian horror film isn't?) albeit gory and enjoyable film. Recommended.


With 2011, Final Destination 5 is the only horror film I saw that really stood out to me. Well, Hellrasier: Revelations stood out, but for a different reason. :(

And the only film I saw in theaters last year was The Woman in Black (remake of a 1989 made for television film), and while the movie was decent, the audience experience made me regret going. Aside from that, a few Sy-Fy movies stood out as being enjoyable, those being Black Forest, Ghoul, and Leprechaun's Revenge (no relation to the Warwick Davis films).

(And yes, I'm still keeping track of every horror film I watch)
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Chucky on February 04, 2013, 06:56:22 AM
I really enjoyed Insidious. Sure, a lot of it is jump scares but as long as they work (they don't have to make you physically jump, just get some type of physical or mental reaction) it makes for one frightful film. I really enjoyed the dark, eerie imagery and the unique musical score. I think it's the first flick since IT that has actually given me goosebumps when I watched it.

I enjoy most of James Wan's flicks (e.g. Death Sentence, Insidious, Saw, Dead Silence etc).

I too, also mildly enjoyed I Saw the Devil, Pirahna and Devil. I did see Rare Exports but must have been tired because I fell asleep through most of it. There's gotta be more but I just can't think right now.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 08:34:42 AM
Haven't seen Insidious, and I've heard pretty mixed things about it. Cabin in the Woods seems to be well-received (even by fans of horror films and not just the mainstream crowds), so that's one I've been meaning to finally watch.

Indeed, I can only imagine watching Rare Exports when tired - I doubt I'd be able to stay awake. It's an acquired taste, I admit, but I guess it caught me in a good mood, as I loved it so much.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: JasonzSon on February 04, 2013, 08:41:55 AM
I enjoyed Cabin in the Woods and Woman in Black.  Apparently jump scare stings hurt Woman in Black for most people, but I was too busy directing my rage at the audience for SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF THEIR LUNGS EVERY TWO MINUTES.

The Thing, Fright Night and Insidious I liked, but not as much as the others.  Underworld 4 was dumb, but fun.  Not sure if I missed any that I've seen.  That I liked, anyway.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 08:55:44 AM
Indeed, the audience experience in theaters really lowered my enjoyment of the film. I need to watch it alone sometime, though I don't know when I'll manage to do that.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: JasonzSon on February 04, 2013, 09:05:33 AM
I got home and warned every teenager I saw that it was not the day for teens to speak to me or they might get socked in the mouth.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 09:09:10 AM
I'm happy I don't live near your house, then.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Shadow on February 04, 2013, 11:30:48 AM
I haven't seen a whole lot of movies the past few years, particularly in the horror genre, because I've found most of them to be stale and obnoxious. 

The only one that I can really think of is Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. It was a fun movie and was definitely different from the rest of the fold these past few years, and even further back. A nice little twist on a "horror" movie. Sad to say, though, that is all that I can think of that has been released in the past 3 years, that I have seen. I checked Wikipedia for a list of releases for all three years... not impressed.

Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 12:31:37 PM
Indeed, I'm not a big fan of most modern horror films. The reemergence of possession style films is disheartening. I much prefer my torture porn.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: DrumrbaxJ on February 04, 2013, 12:58:57 PM
Tucker and Dale, Fright Night, Cabin In The Woods, Triangle and Insidious were all fucking excellent. But there was one that truly fucked me. And I can not remember it right now. Searching though.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: DrumrbaxJ on February 04, 2013, 01:01:48 PM
Lovely Molly! That was it. And it's fucked up.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 01:02:28 PM
Tucker and Dale was pretty solid, I recall. Didn't love Triangle to death, though it was a decent film.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 01:09:14 PM
Sorry for the double-post, but I just remembered one that I forgot to put on my list, being YellowBrickRoad, which, while I didn't love, I found decently intriguing.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: DrumrbaxJ on February 04, 2013, 01:22:35 PM
Sorry for the double-post

We all hate you and you should feel bad.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Jigsaw on February 04, 2013, 01:32:31 PM
Thanks for the confirmation; I've been thinking that for a long time.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: DrumrbaxJ on February 04, 2013, 01:34:09 PM
You're welcome. =)
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: gorefan1428 on February 04, 2013, 04:17:35 PM
I haven't seen a whole lot of movies the past few years, particularly in the horror genre, because I've found most of them to be stale and obnoxious. 


I agree with this and am the same.

I'll stick to my 70's- 80's horror with a touch of newer stuff here and there.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Reign in Blood on February 04, 2013, 06:13:37 PM
Piranha and Fright Night remakes were both ace. I saw the devil was the best of all mentioned, but also dug Insidious and Cabin in the Woods. A Serbian Film suffered from too much hype, but it was more interesting and well made than I thought it would be, pretty solid all things considering.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Midian Fiend on February 04, 2013, 07:04:54 PM
My favourite was Prometheus, while I don't think it falls entirely under horror. A lot of people really hate it but I really enjoyed it, it answered some questions and brought up a lot more. Had great fun debating and analysing that movie.

Also another fav was the Fright night remake, I love this one like the first just in a different way.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: L-Face on February 04, 2013, 11:26:29 PM
I enjoyed the hell out of Tucker and Dale. Thought that was a pretty solid horror comedy. Other than that, I think the most recent horror film I saw was the Fright Night remake. Honestly, while I enjoyed it, I probably would have liked it a lot better had it gone under a different name. Really don't think the "Fright Night" title was necessary, but that's just my take.

A Serbian Film suffered from too much hype, but it was more interesting and well made than I thought it would be, pretty solid all things considering.
Waaaaay too much hype on A Serbian Film. Thought it was super dull and not nearly as "shocking" as a lot of people made it out to be.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: El Fwiso on February 05, 2013, 09:31:24 AM
I liked "Sinister" , good sountrack and the eerie "found footage" sequences were nice.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Jigsaw on February 05, 2013, 09:32:19 AM
I have heard Sinister was pretty good - any others seen it and can confirm?
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Pastor on February 12, 2013, 02:22:11 AM
I thought Sinister kicked ass (and I went in not expecting to like it). Ethan Hawke is great in the lead role and James Ransone is funny as the cop. The snuff footage is creepy and the ending pulls no punches.

Other recent ones worthy of mention are Kill List, Pontypool, The House of the Devil, and Tucker & Dale.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Akasha on February 12, 2013, 08:27:49 AM
I've been meaning to check out Kill list.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Reign in Blood on February 18, 2013, 12:13:35 PM
I dubiously forgot to mention The Taint. That's just some good, sweet love, right there.
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: JasonzSon on February 18, 2013, 01:10:38 PM
Ah, what the hell.  I'll say it.

So you love The Taint?
Title: Re: Best Horror Films of the Last Three Years
Post by: Jigsaw on June 16, 2018, 11:12:11 PM
Wanted to resurrect this, and give my top five horror films from 2012 through 2017 (I've not seen any horror flicks from 2018 as of yet), which covers nicely a moderately newer range of horror flicks.

2012:

1) Barricade
2) Sinister
3) The Woman in Black
4) Silent Night
5) The Cabin in the Woods

Honorable mentions: Dead Souls, Ghoul, and Truth or Dare


2013:

1) Curse of Chucky
2) Mischief Night
3) Wolf Creek 2
4) Don't Go to the Reunion
5) The Den

Honorable mentions: Evidence, Hatchet III, and Wer


2014:

1) As Above, So Below
2) It Follows
3) The Babadook
4) Ravana's Game
5) Deep in the Darkness

Honorable mentions: None - I was stretching to make a top five. [*cry*]


2015:

1) Most Likely to Die
2) The Devil's Candy
3) Almost Mercy
4) Hell House LLC
5) The Unspoken

Honorable mentions: The VVitch: A New-England Folktale and The Visit


2016:

1) Hush
2) House of Purgatory
3) A Cure for Wellness
4) Ozark Sharks
5) The Void

Honorable mentions: The Autopsy of Jane Doe and Miles Before Sleep


2017:

1) Kill Game
2) It
3) Neverknock
4) Night Howl
5) Get Out

Honorable mention: House of the Witch