A Horrorrible Year

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Since the start of the summer, I have been on a horror flick spree.  It’s pretty much over now since I’ve exhausted my local video store, and I’m recycling the same recommendations on Netflix.  Here are the final results, in terms of which ones are recommended, mildly recommended, not quite recommended but heck you may like them anyway, and films I recommend you avoid.  If you are a fan of the genre, you know that it can be hard to find the diamonds in the dung, and so you can imagine that my list of not-recommended films is the longest one.  It was the first time I’d seen most of these films, but I’d seen a few (The Omen, The Thing, etc) a long time ago.  There are some films in here that probably shouldn’t be, since they’re not directly horror, like Contagion or Cold Fish.  Too bad.  There are some films I probably should like more than I did, like Tenebrae.  Too bad.  There are some I probably liked more than I should have, like Grave Encounters.  Too bad.  None of the movies have comments specific to them, but they all have a link to their IMDB pages.

Recommended

Absentia            
Apartment 143
Attack the Block
Autopsy  (Horrorfest III)
Battle Royale
The Caller
Chawz
The Cabin in the Woods
Contagion
Doghouse
Dorm
Excision
Grave Encounters
Hatchet
Hidden (Horrorfest IV)
The Host
The Omen
The Pact
Perkins’ 14 (Horrorfest III)
Pontypool
Prince of Darkness
Red
The Thing
Tucker & Dale vs Evil
Visitor Q              

Mildly Recommended

Atrocious
The Beyond
The Children (Ghost House Underground)
Claustrofobia
Cold Fish
Cookers
Devil’s Playground
The Dead                              
Feast
The Fog
Husk
Laddaland
Population 436
Premonition
The Reeds (Horrorfest IV)
The Road
Splinter
Stake Land
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
V/H/S
Wait Until Dark
The Woman

Watch At Your Own Risk 
(i.e. well, you may find something to like in them, but don’t say I didn’t warn you!)

Ashes
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
Bitter Feast
Black Death
Blood Creek
The Butterfly Effect 3 (Horrorfest III)
The Cottage
Dying Breed  (Horrorfest III)
Fragile
Frontier(s) (Horrorfest II)
The Gravedancers (Horrorfest I)
The Hamiltons (Horrorfest I)
The Hazing
The Haunting (Fangoria Fright Fest)
Haywire
The Hole
The House By the Cemetery
Infection
Kill List
Lake Dead (Horrorfest 2007)
The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulu
Lovely Molly
Mutants
Night of the Living Dorks
Outpost
Phenomena
Salvage
7 Days
The Shrine
Slaughter (Horrorfest III)
Truth or Die
Unrest (Horrorfest I)
The Woman in Black
Zombies of Mass Destruction (Horrorfest IV)

Not Recommended

The Abandoned (Horrorfest I)
Asylum Blackout
Bedeviled
Bruiser
Chained
Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2
C.H.U.D.
The Clinic
Conjurer
Crazy Eights (Horrorfest 2007)
The Deaths of Ian Stone (Horrorfest 2007)
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Dread (Horrorfest IV)
The Echo
Evidence of a Haunting
Exit Humanity
Exorcismo
Exorcismus
The Ferryman
Fertile Ground
The Final (Horrorfest IV)
The Ghostmaker
The Graves (Horrorfest IV)
Grimm Love (Fangoria Fright Fest)
The Hanging Woman
Hell
The Innkeepers
Isolation
Kill Theory (Horrorfest IV)
Laid to Rest
Lake Mungo (Horrorfest IV)
The Last Winter
Mulberry St (Horrorfest 2007)
Nightmare Man (Horrorfest 2007)
Outcast
Paranoia 1.0
Perfect Host
Paranormal Activity 3
Phase 7
Rammbock: Berlin Undead
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
REC 3: Genesis
Seconds Apart
Shrooms
The Silent House
Tenebrae
The Thaw (Ghost House Underground)
Tooth and Nail (Horrorfest 2007)
The Tunnel
Unearthed (Horrorfest 2007)
Walled In
Yellowbrickroad

A Special Prize for the Worst

The Shadows  

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