2011 is coming to an end in just a matter of days which means it is time for myself and Luke to share our tops films of 2011. I have decided to break my top lists down a bit and the first one I am doing is my Top Horror Movies of 2011. This is the easiest list for me to do since horror is one of my favorite genres.
Alot of people are saying that 2011 was a horrible year for horror and not the best time to be a horror fan. My simple and to the point response to that is hogwash. Some of the best hororr films I have seen in years have come out in 2011. More interestingly alot of movies that should by all definition have been terrible surprised me and turned out much better then expected.
So with no further ado lets get right to it shall we? Here is my Top Horror Films of 2011 with a trailer included with each film so you can read what I think and checkout the trailer and decide if you should go see it.
I have specifically picked films that cover a wide variety of genres from supernatural to funny and foreign. My goal was to make a Top Horror Movies of 2011 list that reflects the entire horror genre and not just one aspect of it.
#10 ) Scream 4
One generations tragedy is another generations joke. That is true for films as well and Scream 4 was designed to introduce a whole new audience of youngsters to the iconic SCREAM franchise and the Ghost Face killer. When I first heard about Scream 4 I will admit I groaned. The only thing worse then a remake is a movie that spawns one to many sequels.
That said Scream 4 was a fun film that effectively brought back fond memories of the first film films while introducing a new cast and uniting our favorites from the original. Scream 4 does not break any new ground but it effectively brings back one of my favorite teen killers Ghost Face and entertains new and old fans alike as he slashes his way through Westboro
#9 ) Super 8
Super 8 makes the list not so much because it does anything that new or creative but more because of the fact that much like Scream 4 it makes me nostalgic. It is a throw back to the great films of the past and reminds me of ET meets 1977’s Close Encounters.
JJ Abrams Super 8 is a beautiful film that draws you in and engages with you in a way that most movies do not. It doesnt have huge scares, it lacks any serious violence and its all about the engagement. You connect with the characters, you care for their plight and much like ET you find yourself pulled into the story as a group of youngsters shoots their first super 8 zombie movie and accidentally saves the world.
#8) Final Destination 5
I am pretty surprised to be listing Final Destination 5 on my list. I loved the first film but I kept asking myself after each new sequel what is the point? How long till it gets old watching death kill people in a variety of overdone ways? So when Final Destination 5 was pitched based primarily on its 3D I literally tuned out. I have no use for 3D gimmicks that make my head hurt with cheap 3D Glasses. I would rather paint my bathroom.
Warner Brothers clearly wanted to knock me down a peg and sent me a copy to watch and I have to admit… Final Destination 5 was a fun film packed with insane kills, fun characters and plenty of over the top gore. Easily one of the most carnage filled movies of the year its brutality is only matched by its creativity. If you like me are not a fan of 3D gimmicks go check this one out on DVD or Bluray. I think this might be one of the best in the franchise yet and as much as it pains me to say it Final Destination 5 is a must see horror film minus the 3D. I loved it.