Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gary B's: Looking back at 2010

Hello all, I wanted to put together a list of my favorite horror movies for 2010, share what I believe are the biggest disappointments and give you a little preview of some movies I am eagerly awaiting in 2011.


Favorites:
The Crazies (One of my favorite remakes, almost out shines the original)
The Last Exorcism
Paranormal Activity 2
The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Let Me In
Shutter Island (this one almost went in the "Disappointment" list due to the ending)


Disappointments:
The Wolfman (so much potential)
Nightmare on Elm Street
Daybreakers


Most Anticipated in 2011:


Don't Be Afraid of the Dark: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own. Cast: Katie Holmes, Guy Pierce and Bailee Madison. Written and produced by Guillermo del Toro (Hellz yeah!) To see trailer click here.

The Thing (Prequel): At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. While Dr. Halvorson keeps to his research, Kate partners with Sam Carter, a helicopter pilot, to pursue the alien life form. Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. To see trailer click here.

The Cabin in the Woods: A twisted and unusual take on the familiar "cabin in the woods" formula. Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins and Amy Acker. Directed by Drew Goddard (he wrote Cloverfield and some Lost episodes, this is his directorial debut). Written and produced by Joss Whedon (he wrote Capt. America and will be directing The Avengers). To see trailer click here.

Troll Hunter: (I know the movie had a very limited release, mainly overseas. But, in 2011 it is supposed to come across the big pond.) A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter. This is a Norwegian film. To see the trailer click here.

Apollo 18: A quintessential Cold War story, Apollo 18 casts light on the covert and undocumented lunar mission that officially ‘never happened’. Bekmambetov, hired by Russia to shoot a documentary about the Russian space station, recently came across footage in its space archives that bolsters the idea that an Apollo 18 mission did, in fact, take place, and reveals startling evidence of extraterrestrial life forms. This actual footage will be part of Apollo 18, a paranormal thriller that will interpolate fact and fiction. Directed by Gonzalo L√≥pez-Gallego. Produced by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, 9). I can not seem to find the link to the trailer...sorry everyone.

The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence: A 12-person centipede. The only information IFC Films and the producers are revealing is that this time there is a new villain on the scene named Martin, and that the premise is 100% medically inaccurate! To see trailer click here.

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