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Old 12-27-2013, 07:26 AM   #1
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Favorite Horror Films Of 2013

Another year gone; another year of watching a shit ton of horror movies. For me personally 2013 was a bit on the lackluster side, dishing up some really disappointing horror films. Now I am aware that the indie/film festival scene has mustered up some really great films with plenty of buzz about them (Cheap Thrills, The Battery, The Sacrament, etc.) and I'm looking forward to those next year. But, for now, let us reflect on our favorites from 2013.

Hatchetwarrior's Favorite Horror Films Of 2013
1) V/H/S/2
2) Crystal Lake Memories
3) Resolution
4) Sightseers
5) Antiviral
6) Kiss Of The Damned
7) Lords Of Salem
8) The Conjuring
9) Maniac (remake)
10) Hatchet 3
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:15 AM   #2
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01 The Conjuring
02 Warm Bodies
03 Evil Dead
04 Mama
05 Dark Skies
06 American Mary (2012) (U.S. Limited Theatrical in 2013)
07 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
08 Stitches (2012) (U.S. Limited Theatrical in 2013)
09 Curse of Chucky
10 The Lords of Salem (2012) (U.S. Theatrical in 2013)
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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Only good ones were Byzantium and You're Next but curse of chucky and warm bodies were fine for what they were
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:34 AM   #4
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Top 10:
All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (saw it years ago, but technically 2013 release)
You're Next
Cold Prey II
American Mary
On Air
The Call
Curse Of Chucky
No One Lives
Beneath
Would You Rather?


Honorable Mention:
Magic Magic

Worst:
Room 237
Girls Against Boys
The ABCs Of Death
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:16 PM   #5
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1. Antiviral
2. Sleep Tight
3. Stoker
4. The Bay
5. Maniac
6. Kiss of the Damned
7. Curse of Chucky
8. Grabbers
9. Resolution
10. Stitches
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:22 PM   #6
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Kiss of the Damned
Maniac
The Awakening
Grabbers
Curse of Chucky
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:56 PM   #7
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Top 10:
All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (saw it years ago, but technically 2013 release)
You're Next
Cold Prey II
American Mary
On Air
The Call
Curse Of Chucky
No One Lives
Beneath
Would You Rather?


Honorable Mention:
Magic Magic

Worst:
Room 237
Girls Against Boys
The ABCs Of Death


Cold Prey 2 isnt new - there is a 3rd one actually as well - unless you were counting US dvd release years? But it is an awesome movie - just wish I could see the 3rd one
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:15 PM   #8
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Cold Prey 2 isnt new - there is a 3rd one actually as well - unless you were counting US dvd release years? But it is an awesome movie - just wish I could see the 3rd one
The 3rd one is my least favorite of the series.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:50 PM   #9
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I feel like such a curmudgeon at age 29. I have seen a grand total of 0 of the films listed in this thread aside from Crystal Lake Memories which is a documentary.

Then again every review of modern horror movies is love/hate review straight down the line. Am I missing much?
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:33 PM   #10
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IThen again every review of modern horror movies is love/hate review straight down the line. Am I missing much?
No, not a lot. There's some enjoyable movies listed in this thread, no argument there, but I don't see any true timeless "classics". Of the ones I see listed, I'd recommend American Mary, Maniac, Sleep Tight (which is really 2011), All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (even older), Kiss of the Damned for a retro Euro vibe, that's about it. But really, you're not deprived if you don't see any of those movies immediately. Sleep Tight may be the best of this bunch, again though, it's a few years old. The making-of doc on the disc is highly recommended, as it covers all aspects of the film from concepting to shooting to post-production.
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:34 PM   #11
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No, not a lot. There's some enjoyable movies listed in this thread, no argument there, but I don't see any true timeless "classics". Of the ones I see listed, I'd recommend American Mary, Maniac, Sleep Tight (which is really 2011), All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (even older), Kiss of the Damned for a retro Euro vibe, that's about it. But really, you're not deprived if you don't see any of those movies immediately. Sleep Tight may be the best of this bunch, again though, it's a few years old. The making-of doc on the disc is highly recommended, as it covers all aspects of the film from concepting to shooting to post-production.
Sounds good, I will have to check out Sleep Tight.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:30 PM   #12
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I think Kiss of the Damned and Byzantium both brought enough value to the vampire-horror subgenre that they will be looked upon fondly, not unlike Ginger Snaps in the werewolf subgenre. Classics? Who knows, since it's been less than a year.

My list:

Kiss of the Damned (top horror film I saw in 2013)

the rest in no particular order:

Byzantium
Maniac
VHS 2
Evil Dead
Mama
The Conjuring
Stoker

Still need to see the new Chucky
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:46 PM   #13
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I haven't seen a ton of new horror (or any genre really) this year, but my top 5 would be:

Found (Played at a lot of the same festivals as my film The Invoking. Probably the most celebrated indie horror film of the year with around 30 film festival award wins. It should be coming to home video next year.)
The Conjuring
Stoker
Curse of Chucky
Dark Skies

There were actually a lot of really good horror/home video documentaries this year that I would put on my favorites list. They are:

Crystal Lake Memories
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:33 PM   #14
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Stoker may be the best film of this year, but I've been hesitate about adding it here because I'm not 100% sure I would consider it a horror film, which is funny because I put Sightseers on here without thinking twice and I'm sure a lot of people would consider that a dark comedy more so than a horror film.

Secondly, is Byzantium really that good? The reason I'm intrigued by the film is because Neil Jordan is directing and he has a pretty good track record.
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:13 AM   #15
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Byzantium is definitely worth seeing, HW. Be prepared for a very slow burn, tho.
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