Top Five Horror movies of 2011

It’s the end of the year and that means that I’m supposed to put my chips in about the top 10 horror movies of the year. This is a pretty daunting task when I look back at all of the horror that came out. It’s just totally unrealistic to have seen them all with any reliability. So my list is going to be composed of the five that stuck out that I did actually see. I am certain that I’m missing a real gem out there somewhere. I’ve also tried to mix it up a little and include different kinds of horror at the same time. Let’s do this.

5 – The Woman

When your girlfriend starts looking at you like this you might want to start working out an appology

A girl being picked out of the wild and “trained” to be civilized by a typical family; sounds like a pretty a good romp and it is. It was pretty obvious where a movie like this was heading but I just pure enjoyed it. If you guys haven’t seen it yet I obviously recommend that you do!

4 – Troll Hunter

Make my monster...GROOOOOOOW

This movie got a lot of coverage in the horror scene as it was coming out. I loved the concept and it was something I can honestly say I hadn’t really seen before. (Not the way it was shot but that it was about troll hunters) I think a lot in the community really paid attention to this because of that fact.

3 – The Innkeepers

"So that lady said to stay out of the basement?" "Right" "Okay let's go in the basement!"

I love ghost stories and while Innkeepers doesn’t really do anything original, it tells a satisfying little story of a haunted hotel. It was kinda a toss up between this and Grave Encounters, but I wanted a good mix of horror movies in here.

2 – Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2

My reaction to every bit of remake news in the last two months.

I know this wasn’t everyone’s favourite movie but anyone who knows me knows I go to the slashers first and everything else second. I did a full review for this when it came out and have since watched it a couple times again and I just like it more and more. It did everything a sequel should. Up the body count, and fixed some of the off-beat moments in the first film. An all around great slasher.

1 – I saw the Devil

"the blood on your face really brings out the evil in your eyes"

I came across this movie quite by accident, this past Halloween, while it played on my cable packages movie network. (and I’ve seen it four times since then) I was just enthralled by the story. I saw the Devil, really went into some dark places but at no point was it gratuitous or exploitative. It’s a fantastic revenge story that really goes to show how bitter-sweet it can be.  Plus there is one sequence in a cab that is probably the most badass fight scene I saw in a movie all year. This has made it in a lot of the top spots and for good reason, honestly when I started putting this together I knew without a doubt in my mind this was going to be my number one.

Well that’s it. I wanted to post this on exclusively but they are slow to upload (probably has a lot to do with the season). I can’t wait to see what 2012 brings the world of horror!

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