5 movies that we loved and 3 that we hated in 2017

2017 was a crowded house of horror. There was plenty of big hitters that had been hyped and talked about for it seems like at least 2 years prior, whilst a collective of indie and unknown unique horror movies impacted the current landscape of horror going forward. Despite this being the popular consensus amongst the audience, and also us here at All Things Horror, it’s been understood that this year has been a milestone year for horror. Yet upon reflection the year to us seemed lacklustre. Yes there was plenty of bright spots and films worth our time, but those who tried to diversify the genre did so but without any viewing significance. The remakes, especially IT, were fun rides that are worth a re-watch, but when nit-picking and pulling apart the film for it’s actual worth and talent, it’s just another CGI blockbuster. The one true movie that wrung home and deceived all the odds and really claimed it’s place in horror’s history was Get Out, which is most definitely our film of the year.

 

Hated:

 

3. Dig Two Graves

 

2.  The Gracefield Incident

 

2. Split

 

Loved:

 

5. Killing Ground

 

4. A Cure For Wellness

 

3. Gerald’s Game

 

2. The Blackcoat’s Daughter

 

1. Get Out

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7 horror movies where you root for the antagonist

It’s not often movies have you supporting the antagonist with every move they make. Naturally, some protagonists aren’t necessarily fan favourites but usually they are designed for that pure purpose of having someone to believe and confide in. Yet in the great realm of horror, some of the coolest villians to ever grace the big screen draw us in and captivated us. With their  unbelievable abilities, witty gags and sheer terror, some were actually that cool and out of this world we ended up cheering them on. On top of this, some protagonists are that irritating that we really just want to see them punished. Below is 7 horror movies were we cheered on the villains!

 

7. The Cabin In The Woods (2011)

 

6.  Saw (2004)

 

5. Carrie (1976)

 

4.Behind The Mask: Leslie Vernon (2006)

 

3. Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

 

2. Psycho (1960)

 

1. Freddy VS Jason (2003)

6 horror films with endings that ruined the film

Plot twists and suspenseful endings are a mantra that weigh in heavily on cinematic experience and film reception. It has double the magnitude in horror and thriller movies as they are movies that often use this effect as the main factor of their films, especially thrillers. They keep us guessing and that is the fun part as viewers and strategically important part of the creation. As you can imagine movies wih poor endings unfortunately deter the brilliance or even poor quality of what we watch before it wraps up. Below are 6 films that had endings which eiher ruined or simply continued the pure boredom we experienced as viewers.

 

6. The Devil Inside (2012)

 

5. Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

 

4.  The Last House On The Left (2009)

 

3. The Babadook (2014)

 

2. Occulus (2013)

 

1. High Tension (2003)

Top 10 horror themed TV series

Horror tropes are everywhere in mainstream TV, not to mention the countless spin-offs and franchise stemming small screen shows such as Bates Motel and Scream. Horror in the past decade has become more than a sub-genre, but a pop culture and mainstream addiction for binge-watching teens. Yet beneath the shirtless girls, love stories and attractive killers, some horror TV shows really have taken horror to the next level. Below are the 10 best series* based on popularity, influence and entertainment factor, but I don’t doubt this list is subject to change in the very near future.

  • Stranger Things, Teen Wolf and Vampire Diaries do not count as horror, as these are more drama/fantasy.

 

 

10. Tales From The Crypt (1989-1996)

 

9. Bates Motel (2013-2017)

 

8. Scream (2015-)

 

7.  Ash Vs The Evil Dead (2015-)

 

6.  The Twighlight Zone (1959-1964)

 

5. Twin Peaks (1990-1991)

 

4. The X-Files (1993-)

 

3. The Walking Dead (2010-)

 

2. Supernatural (2005-)

 

2. American Horror Story (2011_)

The 8 best hand-held horror movies

POV, found footage, hand-held whatever you want to call it, Blair Witch brought it and the horror film industry of the 21st century absolutely bought in. Some of the renowned scariest movies of the past 15-10 years are due to the distinct type of camera  work. Series have been born out of this horror trope and the film industry in general exploded with the revolution of hand held video cameras and low budget filming experiences. This list below comprises of and ranks the best of the best.

 

8. The Den (2013)

 

7. Creep (2014)

 

6. V/H/S 2 (2013)

 

5. Paranormal Activity  (2007)

 

4. V/H/S (2012)

 

3. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

 

2. REC (2007)

 

1. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Top 10 horror directors/producers/writers of all time

Well, in the end we decided that it is only fair to fully complete our series of greatest horror minds by compiling it all together and ranking them in an all time list. Below are the greatest minds, and the geniuses behind our favourite genre. Without any of these, the genre would not exist. So without further a due, here is the top 10 greatest horror directors/producers/writers of all time!

 

10. Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

 

9. Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead)

 

8. Guillermo del Toro (The Orphanage)

 

7. David Cronenberg (The Fly)

 

6. James Wan (Insidious)

 

5. Dario Argento (Suspiria)

 

4. George A Romero (Night of The Living Dead)

 

3. Wes Craven (Scream)

 

2. Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho)

 

1. John Carpenter (Halloween)

Top 5 Halloween themed horror movies

It’s finally Halloween down under and that means a night filled with beers and movies. Halloween has been a popular staple for both release dates and themes within the horror film industry, and as we know, the very title itself became synonymous with the great film that helped jumpstart a decade of terror. Today in honour of the sacred day, we will be unveiling our list of the 5 greatest Halloween themed horror movies for your enjoyment. Trick or Treat!

5. Halloween (2007)

 

4. Trick R Treat (2007)

 

3. Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch (1982)

 

2. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

 

1. Halloween (1978)

 

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