Guilty Pleasures: 2001

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Vote for your favorite 2001 movie

  1. Wendigo

    12.1%
  2. Ghosts of Mars

    21.2%
  3. St. John's Wort

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. The Breed

    3.0%
  5. Valentine

    15.2%
  6. Ripper

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Black Serenade (Tuno negro)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. The Shaft

    3.0%
  9. Belphegor, Phantom of the Louvre

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Jason X

    39.4%
  11. Route 666

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. The Pool

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Bones

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Arachnid

    3.0%
  15. Soul Survivors

    3.0%
  16. New Alcatraz

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. A Crack in the Floor

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Do You Wanna Know a Secret?

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Legion of the Dead

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Spiders II: Breeding Ground

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    A list of Feature Films tagged "Horror" not rated higher than 4.9/10 (IMDb) released in 2001. These are the 20 most "popular" titles based on voting counts in this category.
     
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    I know Wendigo is still highly regarded, but I went from annoyed/hate/confused (first viewing) to appreciating the badness and cheese over the years. Voted for that.

    Always meant to watch but never did: The Pool, The Shaft, Soul Survivors (I always came VERY close buying the DVD on several occasions, but never did) and Route 666 - which was heavily promoted in Fangoria back in the day, made it look like a must-watch.
     
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    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    There is literally no cheese in Wendigo. I don't "get it" either but it's a good movie and doesn't deserve to be regarded as cheesy.

    Now, Bones on the other hand... I wish that movie were a little better than it is. It's still damn good where character and story are concerned... but we really don't need it to be as schlocky as it is. So many scenes go way too far over-the-top. Generally, though, it's also a half-decent movie that deserves to be regarded with more respect. It's a better movie than almost anything to come out in the genre after 2002.
     
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    TONY Banned mofo

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    Although I only saw it once, I remember really enjoying The Shaft. I'll vote for it.
     
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    Voted Wendigo. Easy choice (amazing movie!), however there are TONS of guilty pleasures listed here, especially on the slasher front (LOVE The Pool, Ripper, etc).
     
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    Wendigo is a hell of a lot better than a guilty pleasure. It definitely takes a goofy turn in the final reel. But until then it's one of the more mature and thoughtful horror films of recent years. With Beneath Fessenden finally seems to be transitioning to a director for hire. But No Telling, Habit, Wendigo, and The Last Winter all approach the genre from a commendably adult perspective. They present actual characters and pursue more complex ideas than the typical dead teenager flicks.

    Fessenden and Ti West interest me more than almost any of the current crop of horror directors. Neither of them has hit a real homerun yet. But I consistently find a lot to enjoy in their work. It's too bad that their more measured, cerebral styles don't seem to connect with the general public. I'd be a lot more interested in current horror films if we got more Fessenden and West projects and less manufactured swill like the endless run of connect-the-dots Saw and Paranormal Activity sequels.
     
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    As a Carpenter fan I did really like Ghosts Of Mars
     
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    Ghost of Mars is really not so bad; it's mysterious and atmospheric with a unique (if not slightly silly) premise.
     
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    Jason X
     
  11. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Jason X it is.
     
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    Windigo is great. No need to feel guilty about that one.
     
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    Valentine for me. It's not a great film but there's some fun to be had. It definitely has 80s elements to it as well which I like. I still need to see Wendigo. I hate Jason X! It's a lot like Leprechaun in Space. Both have that really cheap look and feel to them, with terrible acting, zero atmosphere, and a ridiculous premise that is supposed to smart and funny. Nope.
     
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    thrashard76 Thrash or be Thrashed

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