My Top 10 Horror Movies Of The Noughties- Part Two

So far I have looked at some of my favourites and guilty pleasures in regards to horror films of the past decade, from urban legends to cherub masks to utter sadists to disfigured cannibals, but now I am going to countdown what I personally consider to be the best horror films to come out of my own generation, the noughties; this is where I go into a much scarier territory; because the best horror films are the ones that send chills down your spine, here goes…

5. Paranormal Activity (2007)

I remember literally clinging to my best friend in the cinema during the climax of this movie; I went in not expecting to be impressed, but I was seriously proved wrong! This movie is responsible for causing me sleep deprivation for a few weeks after viewing it. Considered to be “The Blair Witch Project” (1999) of the noughties, personally I think its less distracting compared as there’s not as many shaky hand-held camera shots. I think its clever how the film is placed in the context of a home-movie situation, you believe these characters are real people, and that the events are actually happening to them, its even made more personal when the actors real names Micah (Micah Sloat) and Katie (Katie Featherston) are used for their characters names. As I stated before when looking at “The Hitcher” (2007), the audience is put on an edge when the focus is on only two protagonists without a large supporting cast that will continually get killed off throughout the course of the film. I found this film truly chilling, it puts the audience in the position of what it would be like if the supernatural really existed, there’s no special CGI effects, and its incredibly creepy as we can’t actually see the entity; its true, all humans fear the unknown and what they can’t see. I felt put on edge constantly throughout the film, the build up was incredibly intense and slow paced, the terrifying moments in the film tend to happen around 3am so when the bedroom is being filmed in the middle of the night and the clock hits 3am we know something is about to happen, when these scenes first began I just laughed at the odd door slam, thinking that it was going be pretty lame, but they cleverly built up the tension and as the nights went on the occurrences got scarier and scarier. I think the parts that freaked me out the most have to be when Micah finds Katie sleepwalking and when he finds her childhood photo in their attic. I’m pretty sure I saw the theatrical ending in which Katie stares at Micah for at least three hours then sleepwalks down the stairs, eventually she screams his name and he runs down the stairs, the next thing the audience sees is Micah being flung towards the camera, then Katie crawls towards the camera and chillingly screams at the audience. That is probably one of the most disturbing cinematic moments in a horror film that will be imprinted on my mind forever! Weirdly enough I think I find slasher films as more of a horror comfort zone, any movie focusing on supernatural elements like ghosts etc. completely gets me again relating back to this idea of the fear of the unknown.

 

 

4. The Amityville Horror (2005)

 In my personal opinion I think this remake of the classic 1979 horror “The Amityville Horror” is actually better than the original, feel free to agree or disagree with me on this, but maybe its more a generation appreciation factor here; I was not terrified in the same way by the original film as I was with this one. This was the film that for me highlighted how versatile an actor Ryan Reynolds is, his performance is incredible as the possessed father George Lutz, making it a long stretch from his comedic portrayal of Van Wilder in “Van Wilder: Party Liaison” (2002), which by this point was the only film I’d seen him in. Allegedly the story of the Amityville haunting portrayed in this film is based on true events, personally I’m not a believer in anything regarding the supernatural, paranormal and religion etc. but I agree the whole concept of the events actually happening is very scary. I believe the house was allegedly built on an Indian burial ground and since that a man took a gun and murdered his whole family, leaving their spirits stuck in the house. What I enjoyed about the movie was that it was jumpy in all the right places, and that the audience is actually given a sense of empathy with the characters, resulting in caring about what happens to them, which is normally a rarity in horror films. The freakiest part of the film for me was the little ghost girl, I think the idea is enough to make you shudder, especially the scare tactic they used with her at the end of the film. What’s strange is I first watched this film alone and wasn’t actually disturbed by it in any way, however when re-watching it with other people I found it a lot more scarier, I think the opposite effect would have occurred if it had been “Paranormal Activity” (2007)! I think this film is definitely enjoyable, features excellent performances and does give some good scares.

 

 

3. House of Wax (2005)

Like most people, admittedly I only rented this film to see Paris (Hilton) die! I think that was even used as a promotional tagline for the film. I was pleasantly surprised to discover an enjoyable, twisted, modern slasher.  I don’t really consider this film to be a remake of the classic 1953 Vincent Price film of the same name, apart from the title and the plot involving wax models I think the films should be considered as separate texts. Very much like the slasher films of the late 90’s it marketed itself by consisting of a cast of the recent television stars including Jared Padalecki (known as Sam Winchester from the then lesser known “Supernatural” (2005-present), also he starred as Rory Gilmore’s long term boyfriend Dean for five years in “Gilmore Girls” (2000-2007) and Chad Michael Murray (known as Lucas Scott from the popular teen drama “One Tree Hill” (2003-present), Chad had also appeared in “Gilmore Girls”). The film did deliver the usual horror cliche’s of the 80’s, such as getting stranded and camping in the woods as a motivation in order to lure the characters to meet their demise. I thought that it was interesting that the protagonists Carly (Elisha Cuthbert) and Nick (Chad Michael Murray) were put on a parallel level with the killers Vincent and Bo (both played by Brian Van Holt) in regards to the theme of sibling rivalry, I also liked the nod to “Whatever happened to Baby Jane” (1962) when its shown in the cinema sequence. The film had the right mix of scary and gory, sometimes gore can be overdone resulting in a film losing its scariness but I think this film balanced them well; I have to say Wade’s (Jared Padalecki) was probably the most terrifying death scene, I find it uncomfortable viewing to this day, the poor guy is still alive when he’s being covered in wax! I think it was more disturbing than anything we have seen in something like “Hostel” (2005). “House of Wax” is a funny, intense  horror film and if you dislike Paris Hilton, its a bonus!

 

 

2. SAW (2004)

 When I think about this movie I find it depressing that the cleverness and compelling nature of it has literally been massacred by a series of pointless sequels. “SAW” could be considered the modernisation of horror films, it took the genre to a whole other level and was an introduction to the “torture porn” sub-genre. For the first time that I can remember in a horror film, there was more empathy towards the killer than the actual victims, Jigsaw (played by Tobin Bell) has a twisted yet justifiable motive, he is cancer-riddled and feels an immense bitterness to those who don’t appreciate their lives, what is even more clever is that he does not kill his victims by his own hands, he sets a series of cruel traps in order to test their want to live. Even though the film is shocking and gory it does reach out on a psychological level, I like the limited isolated setting, we are presented with two complete strangers who wake up on the opposite side of a dirty, unfamiliar bathroom, chained to the pipes, in the middle of the bathroom there is a body, clutching a handgun in one hand and a tape recorder in the other; as the film progresses we learn more about these character’s purpose in this setting and the lengths they will go in order to survive. As clever as this film is I feel it can only be watched once to be truly appreciated as the twist at the end is gasp-worthy and once you are aware of the twist it doesn’t master the same effect. “SAW” was definitely something different that placed itself within the genre and as I previously stated I feel since the amount of ridiculous sequels, with pointless characters, plots and it has also become completely gore-focused has resulted in the original film losing its credibility; as the original did leave itself on a cliffhanger I was looking forward to a part two, which did not meet out my expectations, I gave up by part three, I went to see “SAW 3D” (2010) in the cinema and was disappointed in how it had become a parody of its former self. Jigaw could have been scary but these days I can take him as about as serious as Chucky!

 

 

…and now for what I consider to be the number one horror movie of the past decade…

1. Final Destination (2000)

 Next to the “Scream” franchise “Final Destination” has to be my second favourite. The first film in particular went beyond my expectations. Like other films such as “Paranormal Activity” (2007) its the concept of what we can’t see and what we don’t know that scares us the most and the notion of “Final Destination” does just that! It is the ultimate human fear. I picked up this film in the rental store, as I was an established slasher fan the cover implied to me that the plot was going to consist of a killer bumping off a group of youths, I couldn’t have been more wrong. The tone of the film begins creepy enough but its when the group board an air plane to take a school trip to France the action really kicks off. The moment the plane starts to crash is probably one of the most intense and horrifying scenes I have ever seen in a film, I think it highlights the natural apprehension people have of flying, there is then a sense of relief when the protagonist Alex (played by Devon Sawa) awakes to find it didn’t actually happen, however there are signs showing to be exactly like those in his nightmare and he panics, advising everyone to get off the plane as he knows its going to crash; ironically this film was released prior to the September 11th attacks in 2001, the scene is pretty harrowing to watch especially watching it now since the disaster. My first thought at this point in the film was it was some sort of conspiracy theory plot and perhaps Alex or another character had done something in order for disaster to strike and had a motive for wanting everyone to die. Once the majority of the group is off the plane it crashes for real and fingers are pointed at Alex, the audience is now in the position of questioning “how was he aware of this?” By the time the second death sequence of the film takes place it becomes apparent in the plot that its not some murderer in a mask, its not Freddy or Jason or Ghostface, the killer of “Final Destination” is pure and simple Death, itself. Death has a desgin, its the natural order of things, the plane was meant to crash, everyone was meant to die but Alex changed that causing a disruption in death’s design and now Death has returned to restore the natural order and kill each character off in the order they were meant to die on the plane. The concept was fresh and different for a slasher film, questioning mortality, even though we want to see the survival of our protagonists what is different here is we know they cannot fight the inevitable. So, why is “Final Destination” the best film of the noughties for me? its cleverly thought out, has interesting characters, it was also cool to see a male horror protagonist for a change and the female character placed second to him, and finally the killer is much scarier than in any other in film I can name, the original was genuinely scary but similarly to “SAW” the concept is now tired and done to the death! (excuse the pun!).

…So there we have my personal countdown, did you agree or disagree?! Let me know what you think….

Hayley Alice Roberts

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29 Responses to “My Top 10 Horror Movies Of The Noughties- Part Two”

  1. Not impressed. Perhaps you haven’t seen them, but in my opinion (and many others’) the list should have included 28 Days Later (2002), Haute Tension (or Switchblade Romance, 2003), The Hills Have Eyes (2006) and Låt den rätte komma in (or Let the Right One In, 2008).

    Slither (2006), The Cell (2000) and Jeepers Creepers are good, too.

    • Okay I enjoyed “The Hills Have Eyes” but I thought “Wrong Turn” was a better update, I have not seen the others and I did enjoy “Jeepers Creepers” it was pretty scary and intense till we find out its just some alien the whole time, totally ruined the movie. You are entitled to your opinion and I appreciate your comment.

  2. Had you seen the 2008 independent film called “Splinter?” I wasn’t sure what to expect when renting it, but was very pleasantly surprised. It was fairly creepy but also had some nice character development that I wasn’t expecting. Another fun one to consider is the 2007 film “Vacancy.” Had some nice tension that entertained more than I expected. Just a couple of others to consider. Thanks for the list!

  3. While my list would look quite different, in addition to hating Urban Legends 2: Final Cut and Hitcher Remake, I do admire some of your choices. I thought Amityville was on par with the original, but neither amazed me.

    Valentine is a bit tedious and overly silly, but I do like it. The fan base for that has actually been growing bigger and bigger over the years. I expect to see a 20th Anniversary edition of it uncut on whatever format we will all be using in 2021.

    Where I truly respect your opinion is with the inclusion of Wrong Turn and House of Wax. These truly were one of the top 10 best slasher films of the noughties, with likeable characters and fresh new moments to add to the standout moments of the subgenre that is almost completely ruled by the 80s slashers (You’d think that after viewing and studying the few hundreds that came out of the 80s, makers would understand where to lead next, but for some reason, instead of naturally outdoing the generation that has come before, most slasher films since the 90s are worse…it makes no sense…).

    Final Destination is a great fun film but Part 2 outdid it. I love the first three, and Saw…well, Saw is part of the reason films in horror nowadays suck even more, but thankfully part 1 remains an excellent movie (and admittedly, Parts II, III and VI were fairly decent…the less said about IV, V and VII, the better).

    Good article.

  4. […] So its been a while since I wrote a countdown review, last time I discussed my personal favourite horror films of the past decade (https://mshayleyr1989.wordpress.com/2011/06/13/my-top-10-horror-movies-of-the-noughties-part-one/ and https://mshayleyr1989.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/my-top-10-horror-movies-of-the-noughties-part-two/); I now am however going to discuss what is my second favourite film genre, the musical. Ever since I can remember I have had a love for theatre and have been lucky to have the opportunity to see a wide variety of plays, pantomimes and of course musicals, as seen in previous reviews I have experienced two of the best nights of my life this year and that is down to the sheer brilliance of going to the West End in London and seeing some stunning productions. The Musical for me is my favourite type of show, I love the surrealism and the use of music to tell a story to explain a characters emotions. In this review I am going to be looking at my favourite musicals from both stage and screen; so sit back, relax, enjoy and all that jazz: […]

  5. Have to agree with you about the Final Destination movies, I love them. I have yet to see FD5 as I’ve heard it relies much more on gore so I’m wary… but no doubt I will give in and watch it soon. Saw for me… just not my thing! Too slow moving, and too much like a (slightly scary) who-dunnit. Was such a disappointment for me. Among my favourites are The Grudge and The Ring (I want more of that kind of horror, more terrifying ‘beings’/ghosts and less blood and guts!), Insidious was scary, I love Creep and Fingerprints which is less well known but has scary ghost children in. 🙂

    • Thanks for the feedback; I think you will love FD5 there’s plenty of blood, gore, twists and turns and laughs to keep you engaged, plus the 3D was outstanding, I have reviewed it so hopefully you’ll check out my review once you’ve seen it. I love “The Ring” and “The Grudge” so need to re-watch them soon. I really want to see “Insidious” also.

  6. Hi, Insidious is really worth watching… it’s very unusual, and actually very creepy and atmospheric. I’m not a fan of gore and Insidious is perfect, full of ghosts and creepy scares. 🙂 I’ll give Final Destination 5 a try, like you I love the fact that the killer is ‘death’. I find it almost something that could be true, I mean who knows how that sort of thing works?

    • Precisely; that is what makes it so intriguing and scary at the same time, 5 plays around with the concept a lot which is fun. I will give “Insidious” a try as soon as I can; heard a lot of mixed reviews such as its built up well and atmospheric like you said however I have been told its anti-climactic; only way to find out though is to form my own opinion.

  7. Great, would be interested to know what you make of Insidious. 🙂 It does have mixed reviews, you probably either love it or hate it. I found it really refreshing, there are not enough ghost/supernatural type movies around nowadays.

    • Fair point 🙂 once I have seen it I will get back to you. Thanks for your interest and support in my reviews.

    • Hi Nics. I finally got round to seeing “Insidious” last night and I have to say it is probably one of the most chilling horrors of the year and was exceptional for a mainstream horror film. The build-up was both creative and intense; I felt towards the end it became slightly far-fetched and lost direction. Not seeing the demon and all the spirits would have been scarier. Throughout it was atmospheric; I liked the grainy look of the film with the use of the grey scale effect. It really set the tone giving out a sense of grit that made it feel almost real. Very impressed. Rose Byrne’s performance was outstanding and really carried the film. Definitely one of the best “Haunted House”/Supernatural Films of the Sub-Genre.

      • Brilliant, I’m glad you liked it! It was a bit surreal near the end I know, but something about it was still quite disturbing I though, the crazed look on that woman’s face with the gun creeped me out and scared me more than a ton of blood and gore could ever do!! I have a new favourite that I watched the other day… Grave Encounters!! It’s the scariest movie I’ve seen in years… for me it’s up there with The Shining (although completely different obviously). It’s made in the same way as the Paranormal Activity movies, but SOOOOO much scarier, you couldn’t even compare them actually. I HIGHLY recommend Grave Encounters! 🙂 Also watched Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark this morning… well acted but not a scary movie at all.

      • Yes very disturbing; I watched it with two friends and it gave all of us goosebumps. I really liked the use of that creepy song in the movie “Tiptoe through the Tulips” just added to the eeriness ; I enjoyed how it led the audience into the false impression that the house was haunted; it was a nice spin and challenged the expected conventions; I think the demon did look a bit farcical in all honesty but the moment where we see his shadow by Dalton’s bed its creepy as hell. I reviewed “Atrocious” which is a Spanish horror filmed hand-held and falls into the sub-genre of “lost footage” and “mocumentary” style like “PA” and “Blair Witch” it was pretty intense; When I get the chance I will watch those films and get back to you.

  8. Matthew T. Dalldorf Says:

    The Hitcher remake? Really? Really?! WHY?!

    “…but we have been extremely limited with this decade to be fair!”

    We weren’t THAT goddamn limited; we can still have SOME standards! As a matter of fact, isn’t that why you wrote this list in the first place?

    Here, perhaps I can be of assistance…

    1. The Descent (2005): A cave expedition goes horribly wrong as the explorers find themselves trapped in a dark cavern with a hungry race of glopola-drooling slime-monsters! Creature-feature thrills with psychological chills! Beware the direct-to-video sequel.

    2. Ginger Snaps (2000): Two goth sister discover that puberty can be a real bitch. Bitch as in a female dog, like a wolf, meaning that I’m attempting a pun, but it’s not working. What I mean is that lycanthropy is used as a metaphor for female puberty; sort of like ‘I Was A Teenage Werewolf’ only well made and the humor is intentional. Yeah, that’s it. I think you’ll know what I’m TRYING to say. Just see the damn movie. Oay!

    3. Ginger Snaps: Unleashed (2004): One ups the original by incorporating two puns in one title!

    4. The Human Centipede (2009): John Waters must be kicking himself for not coming up with this one! Seriously, this is actually a lot more artfully-directed and suspense driven then one would assume, based on it’s premise.

    5. Teeth (2007): One problem you may have with this movie is that the “monster” really isn’t all that intimidating; all you really have to do in order to avoid it’s wrath is not rape Dawn (the protagonist). Pretty easy, right? I can not rape Dawn all day. I’m not raping her now and I haven’t ever broken a sweat. Still, if you can imagine ‘Ms.45.’ with a fanged vagina taking the place of Zoë Lund’s firearm than you should enjoy this movie! The ending reminds me of the ending in the first ‘Death Wish’ movie (that is, if Charles Bronson were a teenage girl with several rows of razor sharp teeth in her pussy)!

    6. House Of 1000 Corpses (2003): Like a haunted-house carnival ride created by Lloyd Kaufman and Russ Meyer!

    7. The Devil’s Rejects (2005): This sequel to HO3kC is a great throwback to ’70’s splatter films! Homagsploitation at it’s best!

    8. May (2002): The list just wouldn’t be complete without this one. One of the few slasher movies were you find yourself wanting to hug the maniac!

    9. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006): A highly satirical, zombie-chicken, gross-out comedy, splatter, camp, musical! From Troma…of course!

    10. Hostel (2005): Has some obvious flaws, but has enough genuine creepyness to make up for them.

    11. Hostel 2 (2007): Creepy, gory and even mildly campy!

    12. Trick ‘r Treat (2007): Maybe the best horror-anthology since ‘Creepshow!’

    13. Land Of The Dead (2005): George Romero’s last great zombie movie. (Too bad about ‘diary’)

    14. Martyrs (2008): I hate this movie; it is, however, one of the best horror films I have ever seen. It’s like writer/directer Pascal Laugier somehow brought a film-crew into his subconscious while he was sleeping and had them film his darkest, most horrific nightmare!

    15. High Tension (2005): one of the edgiest and most disturbing slasher films of the century and, yes, the ending makes sense if you think about it…

    16. The Orphan (2009): Finally, a perfect excuse not to adopt! (That’s an in-joke between my mother and myself)

    17. Let The Right one In (2008): Eat your heart out, ‘Twilight!’ (I haven’t seen nor have I read ‘Twilight,’ so I actually have no idea how bad it is, but what the hell, I’ll knock it anyway…)

    18. Scream 3 (2000): The first ‘Scream’ film of the new millennium. Look for cameos by Roger Corman, Kevin Smith and Jay Mewes!

    19. Daybreakers (2009): Original vampire-noir. Some bad dialogue, but it’s easily forgiven.

    20. Ichi The Killer (2001): Off-beat pitch-black comedy horror, crime-drama from the great Takashi Miike (a.k.a, The One Man Troma)! Recommended for strong-stomached viewers with a weird sense of humor!

    21: Three… Extremes (2002): Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike and Chan-Wook Park! Need I say more?

    22. Visitor Q (2002): ‘Teorema’ meets ‘Pink Flamingos!’ only two words can describe it; Holy. Shit.

    23. My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009): I may get some flack for this one, but I liked it almost as much as the original.

    24. Thirst (2009): Chan-Wooks Park’s first romantic-comedy!

    25. The Devil’s Backbone (2001): Great ghost story. Destined to be a classic!

    26. Shutter (2004): The material is not exactly original, but it uses it well, which is more than I can say for the remake. Did I mention that the title is a pun (think; cameras)!

    27. Pighunt (2008): A fun throwback to the 70’s/early 80’s throwbacks to the creature-features of the 50’s.

    28. Jeepers Creepers (2001): Didn’t have very high-hopes for this one (partly due to what I thought was a very stupid title), so imagine my surprise when this turn out to be tense, thrilling and very well-made. Come to think of it, I don’t know why I was so surprised; it was co-produced by Francis Ford Coppola after all!

    29. The Girl Next Door (2007): Hey! The fifties weren’t carefree and innocent at all! YOU LIED TO ME, TV LAND!

    30. Hair High (2004): Another madcap masterpiece of animation from Bill Plympton; featuring the voices of Sarah Silverman, David Carradine, Beverly D’Angelo and ‘The Simpsons’ creator Matt groening! More comedy than horror, but…it’s got skeletons in it!

    Final Destination (2000): The only film on your list that I agreed with.

    Final Destination 2 (2003): I also liked this one.

  9. I will firstly say; its personal taste and I genuinely enjoyed all the movies I listed. As for “The Hitcher” I have not seen the original as of yet so will get back to you on that but I’m aware the remake didn’t go down well with the original fans.

    Thank you for all your suggestions and there’s a lot on there I haven’t seen. I hadn’t seen “Human Centipede” until after I wrote this review even though its enjoyable I still probably wouldn’t put it on my list and also didn’t it come out in 2010 so its not technically noughties.

    I strongly dislike “Scream 3” as the writer failed to understand Kevin Williamson’s ideas and the characters didn’t feel like themselves.

    I hated “Jeepers Creepers” when it first came out; well it built itself up well but then lost direction quickly and I found the alien creature to be really stupid!

    I don’t care much for “Hostel” as I dislike the concept.

    I will say again taste in films is a personal choice and I wouldn’t change my list.

    • Well I like your list Hayley – and as you said it’s all about personal choice when it comes to horror movies! I like the list because there’s not that many very gory movies in it. The one I don’t agree with is Saw – I found it so dull! Something about it just seemed like a whodunnit rather than a horror. Very slow movie.

      I watched Wrong Turn 4 yesterday – not bad at all, I loved the first movie, but actually hated 2 and 3! I’d recommend number 4. Have you seen it yet?

      • Thanks Nics. I haven’t seen the third or fourth “Wrong Turn” yet. I found the first suspenseful and I’m a fan of Eliza Dushku and thought she made a strong female survivor. The sequel had a more comedic edge to it and I did enjoy it; I’d say it was a guilty pleasure; funnier than the original and gorier. If you enjoy “Wrong Turn” I would recommend you the recent British Horror “Inbred” directed by Alex Chandon; I have written a review on my Celluloid Screams Coverage. Also your right its all about personal choice.

  10. Matthew T. Dalldorf Says:

    I added a remake to my list as well (My Bloody Valentine), so I too know what it’s like to like a remake and face criticism, but I hate ‘The Hitcher’ remake with such a intense, burning passion that I would love to see the director gang-raped by a pack of rabid pit-bulls in front of his children. To quote George Carlin: “I don’t have pet-peeves; I have MAJOR PSYCHOTIC FUCKIN’ HATREDS!”

    Human Centipede came out in ’09, IMDB said so. Why would IMDB lie? What could they possibly have to gain?

    I thought that if you liked ‘Saw’ then you’d most likely like ‘Hostel,’ then again I like ‘Hostel’ and didn’t care for ‘Saw;’ I’ll admit it had a strong premise, but I couldn’t get into it due to it being over edited and filled with gratuitous fast-forwarding during the scenes that were suppose to be intense (you could probably replace the soundtrack with ‘Yakety Sax’ and it wouldn’t seem out of place). I guess I just prefer Eli Roth’s directing style.

    I don’t think that the monster in ‘Jeepers Creepers’ is an alien. The psychic actually narrowed it down to being a demon or a devil. I’ll admit that it was scarier before the monster was shown, but I liked it anyway; it was kind of like ‘The Duel’ done as a slasher movie/creature feature! You have to admit that’s an interesting combination.

    By taste is better! GRR!

    • 1. I enjoyed “My Bloody Valentine” and thought the 3D was pretty cool. I cannot compare it to the original as I haven’t got round to seeing it yet. Also your hatred for a film is kinda strong….a bit speechless what to say there.

      2. I never stated that IMDB had lied; I was merely mistaken and thought it had come out last year. Its not a major issue.

      3. Exactly; just because you enjoy “Hostel” doesn’t mean you need to enjoy “Saw” and that’s how you feel about the movies and its vice versa for me.

      4. Yes I’m in agreement “Jeepers Creepers” was intense up until the reveal; Its been YEARS since I watched it and don’t remember the specifics of what kind of monster it was. The concept of the monster in horror is irrelevant anyway; its not about what it looks like its about what it represents as a standpoint for society and the hidden desires of the protagonists in the films.

      5. Your Taste is better? In your opinion yes it is.

      • I can’t reply to your reply for some reason – Wrong Turn 4 is definitely more serious, a few bits of comedy and the ending is a… surprise… but I’m not a fan of horror and comedy together, I take my horror quite seriously. 😉 I will definitely check out Inbred, thanks for the tip!

        In addition, I just have to say, ‘My Bloody Valentine’ remake… not really sure what was going on because I was too busy looking at Jensen Ackles – here’s hoping for a MBV2! 😉

      • Strange. Nah I love a good mix of horror and comedy and that’s why “Inbred” works so well. But as the content is so disturbing the fact that there is comedy thrown into it as well makes it scarier. Haha I’m with you on “My Bloody Valentine” he recently referenced it in the latest episode of “Supernatural” that he directed!

  11. Matthew T. Dalldorf Says:

    “But as the content is so disturbing the fact that there is comedy thrown into it as well makes it scarier.”

    Yes, sort of like the original ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre;’ it’s more disturbing with the humor then it would have been without it.

    JC: “The concept of the monster in horror is irrelevant anyway; its not about what it looks like its about what it represents as a standpoint for society and the hidden desires of the protagonists in the films.”

    Or the hidden desires of the director; shortly after watching the movie, I found out that…Christ, do you even want to know?

    “Your Taste is better? In your opinion yes it is.”

    Well, I believe I won that argument. Victory is mine!!!!

      • Matthew T. Dalldorf Says:

        “Do I even want to know what?”

        Oh, hey, sorry I’m a year late to answer this question (would you believe that I was caught in web-traffic? Well, you’re going to have to because it’s the only excuse I got). You’ve probably already found this out by now, but I was referring to the fact that the director (Victor Salva) raped one of the underage stars on the set of ‘Clownhouse’. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that ‘Jeepers Creepers’ (about a young male being stalked by a larger, stronger creature with a cloths-smelling fetish) is Victor Salva trying to exorcise some personal demons and feelings of guilt. Just a theory.

  12. The Others
    The Descent
    REC & REC 2
    28 Days Later & 28 Weeks Later
    High Tension (aka Switchblade Romance)
    Cloverfield
    Dawn of the Dead
    Gin Gwai (The Eye)

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