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Old Yesterday, 09:51 AM   #1
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2014 Horror Movies

What have been your favorites? What did you dislike? Anything missing from the list?

What We Do in the Shadows
(Film Festivals)

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
US Release: 11 April 2014 (Limited)

Dead Snow - Red vs. Dead
US Release: 10 October 2014) (Limited)

The Babadook
US Release: 28 November (Limited)

Housebound
US Release: 17 October 2014 (Limited)

Horns (2013)
US Release: 31 October 2014

The Purge: Anarchy
US Release: 18 July 2014

Oculus (2013)
US Release: 11 April 2014

Rigor Mortis (2013)
US Release: 6 June 2014

Witching and Bitching (2013)
(Film Festivals)

Afflicted (2013)
US Release: 4 April 2014 (Limited)

Open Grave (2013)
US Release: 3 January 2014

Dracula Untold
US Release: 10 October 2014

Deliver Us from Evil
US Release: 2 July 2014

13 Sins
US Release: 18 April 2014 (Limited)

The Taking of Deborah Logan
US Release: 21 October 2014

As Above, So Below
US Release: 29 August 2014

The Sacrament (2013)
US Release: 6 June 2014 (Limited)

Starry Eyes
US Release: 14 November 2014

Wolf Creek 2 (2013)
US Release: 16 May 2014 (Limited)

The Den (2013)
US Release: 14 March 2014

The Canal
US Release: 10 October 2014

Wer (2013)
US Release: 23 September 2014 (DVD Premiere)

The Returned (2013)
US Release: 14 February 2014 (Limited)

Tusk
US Release: 19 September 2014

Honeymoon
US Release: 12 September 2014 (Internet)

Knights of Badassdom (2013)
US Release: 21 January 2014 (Limited)

The Possession of Michael King
US Release: 22 August 2014 (Limited)

Life After Beth
US Release: 15 August 2014 (Limited)

Vampire Academy
US Release: 7 February 2014

Annabelle
US Release: 3 October 2014

Proxy (2013)
US Release: 18 April 2014 (Limited)

The Town That Dreaded Sundown
US Release: 16 October 2014 (Limited)

Beneath (2013)
US Release: 25 July 2014

The Human Race (2013)
US Release: 13 June 2014

Banshee Chapter (2013)
US Release: 10 January 2014

Exists
US Release: 24 October 2014 (Limited)

In Fear (2013)
US Release: 7 March 2014 (Limited)

Blood Glacier (2013)
US Release: 26 August 2014 (DVD Premiere)

Jessabelle
US Release: 7 November 2014

Wolves
US Release: 14 November 2014 (Limited)

Haunt (2013)
US Release: 7 March 2014 (Limited)

Stage Fright
US Release: 3 April 2014 (Limited)

The Damned (2013)
US Release: 29 August 2014

All Cheerleaders Die (2013)
US Release: 13 June 2014 (Limited)

Extraterrestrial
US Release: 21 November 2014 (Limited)

The Quiet Ones
US Release: 25 April 2014

Willow Creek (2013)
US Release: 9 September 2014 (DVD Premiere)

Raze (2013)
US Release: 10 January 2014 (Limited)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
US Release: 3 January 2014

Patrick (2013)
US release: 14 March 2014

See No Evil 2
US Release: 21 October 2014 (DVD Premiere)

At the Devil's Door
US Release: 16 December 2014 (DVD Premiere)

Alien Abduction
US Release: 4 April 2014 (Limited)

Joy Ride 3
US Release: 17 June 2014 (DVD Premiere)

Zombeavers
(Film Festivals)

Mr. Jones (2013)
US Release: 2 May 2014

Nurse 3D (2013)
US Release: 7 February 2014 (Limited)

Animal
US Release: 17 June 2014 (Limited)

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero
US Release: 1 August 2014 (Limited)

Ouija
US Release: 24 October 2014

V/H/S: Viral
US Release: 21 November 2014

Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort
US Release: 21 October 2014 (DVD Premiere)

Devil's Due
US Release: 17 January 2014

Leprechaun: Origins
US Release: 22 August 2014 (Limited)
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Old Yesterday, 01:12 PM   #2
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Wow. Annabelle was the only film on that list that I saw. I haven't heard of most of those films, and I have no interest in the few that I have heard of.
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Old Yesterday, 02:59 PM   #3
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Have seen few, of what I've seen:

Dead Snow - Red vs. Dead
US Release: 10 October 2014) (Limited)
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Old Yesterday, 03:15 PM   #4
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Here are a few thay haven't been scene by many till this year.

Lord of Tears (2013)
Found (2012)
Pieces of Talent (2014)
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Old Yesterday, 03:50 PM   #5
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I only saw Tusk, which I'm not going to claim is anywhere close to being the top of that list, but I enjoyed it for the black comedy (the parts with straight comedy not so much).

I'm game for Zombeavers. And I want to check out Horns. I've heard Dead Snow - Red vs. Dead is good too.
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Knights of Badassdom is a horror movie? I guess I misunderstood when people said it was horrible.
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Old Yesterday, 06:41 PM   #7
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I've seen 8 titles from the list and would not really consider them to be top notch films. I also have Dead Snow 2 on blu-ray but haven't watched it yet. There are several titles on the list that I do want to see.
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I've seen 41 from the initial list, Found from Ash's list, plus a few others that haven't been mentioned. There were a few others I wanted to check out before making a list, but screw it, I'll do my top 10 now.

A lot of the best films from this year are ones that straddled the horror genre, but may not necessarily be outright horror. I'm including them anyway.


My Top 10 Of 2014:

10.) The Sacrament - While I was a little put off by how closely this followed the Jonestown events, it's still a very effective movie that got under my skin.



9.) Zombeavers and Animal (tie) - Two extremely entertaining "teens in peril" creature features. Animal delivered two things that are extremely rare in horror these days: practical effects and likable characters. I was lucky to catch Zombeavers at a rowdy sold-out midnight screening and had a blast with it.

8.) Coherence - There were three other movies released this year with the identical plot (+1, Mine Games, and The One I Love) but Coherence is by far the best. Entirely dialogue driven, intelligent, and surprisingly tense.

7.) Cheap Thrills - Not really a horror movie, but definitely one genre fans can enjoy. Macabre, funny, and carried by a great cast. See also the similar 13 Sins, a fun take on the same idea.

6.) Cold In July - Another one that isn't exactly horror, but that genre fans will appreciate. The plot is all over the place, and character motivations make little to no sense, but it's never boring and completely engaging from beginning to end.



5.) Creep - A gem of a found-footage movie. I didn't think I was going to like it, but it ended up being my favorite of the film festival where I saw it. Mark Duplass's performance will have you laughing one moment, then seriously creeped out the next.



4.) Wolf Creek 2 - I wasn't a fan of the first movie, so I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed this sequel. After a cruel and mean-spirited opening sequence, it becomes a tense and wildly over-the-top chase film in the vein of The Hitcher.

3.) Big Bad Wolves - Yet another that isn't quite horror, but that horror fans should enjoy. Very grim and darkly funny revenge film, loaded with twists and turns.



2.) The Conspiracy - The biggest surprise of the year for me. I had heard next to nothing about this film, so I had no idea what I was walking into. The final 30 minutes were easily the most tense, uncomfortable, and frightening that I've seen in a movie this year.



1.) The Guest - Once again, not quite horror, but close enough. I was very impressed with Wingard and Barrett's You're Next last year, and they may have even topped it this year. Just a shamelessly fun rollercoaster from start to finish.



Honorable Mentions:

- The Babadook - While it didn't quite deliver as a horror film, it was a very well done family drama. I was definitely a fan, but I'm not sure about the replay value.

- Grand Piano and Not Safe For Work (tie) - Two fun, fast-paced, and brief little thrillers in the vein of Wes Craven's Red Eye. The cinematography in Grand Piano was especially striking.

- Stagefright - I loved this musical slasher flick on the first viewing, but it didn't quite hold up the second time around. The Legend Of Beaver Dam short on the bonus DVD was pretty spectacular.

- Bloodworx (aka Bloodwork) - Caught this little movie on Chiller earlier this year and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Very fun cast of likable characters who are easy to root for. Chiller airs it as Bloodwork, but it was recently released to DVD as Bloodworx.

- Tusk - Walking out of the theater, I honestly wasn't sure how I felt about this one. But I enjoyed the awkward humor and the image of what happens to the main character is pretty hard to forget. I'm eager to give it another look.

- Raze - Even though the ending is seriously lacking, I thought this was a very entertaining little action flick. I was lucky enough to attend the Los Angeles premiere at the New Beverly, introduced by the cast.



Worst Of 2014:

1.) A Night In The Woods - Found-footage flick where three characters go into the woods... and absolutely nothing happens. Surprised to see Scoot McNairy in this garbage, since he's been turning up in a lot of really big movies these days.

2.) 24 Exposures - Marketed as an homage to '90s Cinemax erotic thrillers, but is basically nothing but 90 minutes of homely topless girls dancing around Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett.

3.) The Ganzfeld Haunting - So boring that I remember absolutely nothing about it except Rumer Willis dancing around in a thong.

4.) Mockingbird - Surprised that the director of the fairly effective The Strangers would stoop to this tedious found-footage flick with a lame cliched twist ending.

5.) Unidentified - Yet another chore of a found-footage film where absolutely nothing happens until the last five minutes. The characters were quite detestable.
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And just for completest's sake, here are others I saw this year that aren't included in the initial list (although a lot of them are pretty bad, and I'm sure I've forgotten a few):

Torment (DVD / July 15th)

Black Water Vampire (DVD / January 21st)

Grace: The Possession (DVD / October 28th)

Starve (TV Premiere / October 20th)

Don't Blink (DVD / October 14th)

Jersey Shore Massacre (blu-ray and DVD / August 26th)

Ghosts Of Goodnight Lane (DVD / June 10th)

Dark House (blu-ray and DVD / March 11th)

Mischief Night (DVD / May 20th)

The Depraved (DVD / April 1st, although may have premiered on Showtime in 2013)

Camp Dread (DVD / April 15th)

Scream Park (DVD / April 22nd)

The Bunnyman Massacre (DVD / August 12th although premiered on Chiller earlier this year)

Evidence (DVD / April 15th)

Der Samurai (Festival run)

Sorority Party Massacre (DVD / February 11th)

Machine Head (DVD / March 25th)

Happy Camp (VOD, free on Amazon Prime streaming)

Death Do Us Part (DVD / April 15th)

Varsity Blood (DVD / August 19th, would have made my list but I'm biased, plus I saw it last year)

The Visitant (DVD / April 15th)

Buck Wild (blu-ray and DVD / March 18th, but I caught it at a festival last year)

Almost Human (blu-ray and DVD / June 17th)

Contracted (DVD / March 18th)

Haunter (blu-ray and DVD / February 11th)

Big Ass Spider (blu-ray and DVD / January 7th)

Dead Shadows (blu-ray and DVD / April 29th)

Odd Thomas (blu-ray and DVD / March 25th)

Scorned (blu-ray and DVD / February 4th)

Bad Milo (blu-ray and DVD / January 21st)

The Battery (blu-ray and DVD / September 16th)

Sharknado 2 (TV premiere / July 30th)

Cam2Cam (DVD / December 16th)

You Can't Kill Stephen King (DVD / December 9th)

Finder's Keepers (TV Premiere / October 18th)
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Knights of Badassdom is a horror movie? I guess I misunderstood when people said it was horrible.
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This was a pretty good year horror wise. I can't say everything that I saw lived up to the hype (The Babadook, Cheap Thrills), but the ones that did were fucking fantastic. Here are my top picks:

Hatchet Warrior's Top 10 Horror Movies Of 2014
1) The Battery
2) Under The Skin
3) Horns
4) A Field In England
5) Proxy
6) Afflicted
7) Wolf Creek 2
8) Exists
9) Open Grave
10) Only Lovers Left Alive


Honorable Mentions
As Above, So Below
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Housebound
Oculus
The Sacrament
V/H/S Viral
Willow Creek
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Old Today, 03:34 PM   #12
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I loved Deliver us from Evil. One of the best flicks I've seen in ages.
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The movie Animal, are you talking about this one?

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Animal-Blu-ray/117344/

I wish Zombeavers would get released here in the US, do you think the UK version would be cut?

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WolfCop was amongst four on the list I watched.
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