Best of 2012
My picks for my faves of the past year
Rather than calling this The Best, you should think of it more like my top recommendations. I know a lot of sites are going to post Prometheus, Cabin in the Woods and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer as their best, so I thought I would stay away from them and pick some different stuff. If you haven’t seen these films I would recommend them. Bright green titles link to my reviews.
Best Horror Movies of 2012–
Top picks not in order. Some may have 2011 release date but dvds weren’t released until 2012.
Honorable mention: The Tall Man
My best reads for 2012:
Hour of the Beast – C. Michael Forsyth – may never be considered a classic but it sure was fun to read!
Best Television of 2012:
Best New: The Dead Files (Travel Channel) A psychic and an ex-detective investigate paranormal activities.
Best old series that I purchased on DVD: Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Worst of 2012:
The Devil Inside – The same basic story as the movie, The Rite. Neither film has any good scares.
Paranormal Activity 4 Nothing new here
Fright Night – remake – gimme’ a break, what a piece of garbage!
Biggest disappointments for 2012:
The Dark Night Rises – not a bad movie but it can’t compare with The Dark Night (of course, that was a hard act to follow – The Dark Night is the best Batman film ever, IMO)
Hollywood – The announcements of a slew of remakes coming down the pike including; Evil Dead – why would you even? (although I must admit it looks vicious) And, Carrie – are you kidding me? De Palma had the perfect adaptation. Meanwhile, all the interesting, original and cutting-edge horror films are coming from France, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The Hollywood greed machine ensures that they will not touch any film without the possibility of a blockbuster, multi-million dollar hit (or perhaps an Oscar). Any chance of originality is suffering.
Looking forward to in 2013
Lords of Salem