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The Best Horror Film of the Last Ten Years: Round 2

October 28, 2013




Hello all. MFF here.

The first round of the tournament was a huge success and the 32 have become 16. The voting was passionate and some battles were determined by one vote (Sorry Hatchet. Piranha got the vote). If anything it proved how loyal cinephiles are to their horror favorites. I (Mark) was pleased to see my personal favorite The Descent make it through to the next round.

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The battled hardened horror films are ready for a new challenge. Make sure to vote for each contest in order to get your movie through the murderers row of quality cinema. Don’t miss out! We want to make sure you don’t react like Tucker and Dale when your favorite horror film loses by one vote.

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Spelunkers Paradise Bracket

“British spelunkers and their pet Morlock vampires face off against a sexy lady werewolf pack and the Warrens investigate illegal British aliens.  I was shocked that Attack the Block made it to this round.  Martyrs was intense, thoughtful and well done.  I wonder if most people didn’t just vote for the movie they recognized.  Or maybe we just find those British accents so charming that even Love Actually would have beaten out Martyrs for best horror.”  –John

The Descent vs. Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

The Conjuring (2013) vs. Attack the Block (2011)

Red Demon’s Lair Bracket

“After beating their comical opponents (Dead Snow and The Hazing), Jigsaw rigs a nanny cam death trap for the poltergeist we’d soon come to hate as Toby.  But the real battle here is between Insidious and Evil Dead.  Can the evil spirits of the Further survive the demons of Hell?  Or will they be dead by dawn?”  –John

Paranormal Activity (2007) vs. Saw

Insidious vs. Evil Dead (2013)

Upside Down Skyline Bracket

“I was disappointed that Grave Encounters didn’t make it.  I’ll be even more disappointed if a possessed Patrick Wilson with some serious mommy issues beats out Sam Raimi’s gastrointestinal sensation Drag Me to Hell.  I also figured that Final Destination would be here.  But I guess the name recognition and brutality of Hills proves that a remake of a classic never dies.  What’s funny is that the inbred hillbilly mutants of Hills are exactly what those poor teenagers thought Tucker and Dale were!”  –John

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Drag Me To Hell (2009) vs. Insidious 2 (2013)

The Hills Have Eyes vs. Tucker and Dale versus Evil (2010)

Merman Harbinger Bracket

“It should come as no surprise that Cabin beat the ass-to-mouth cult film The Human Centipede.  I guess Cabin‘s story was just easier to swallow.  Yuck.  But how will the redneck zombie murder family fare against a school of Spring Breaker piranhas?  As for Shaun of the Dead and a tween vampire I have no idea who will come out on top.  Horror comedy or dark coming-of-age artistic film?

Check out the board.  It seems Piranhas didn’t even make the list.
But merman…?  Seems legit.

Without his Thor muscles I’m not so sure Hemsworth is up for piranhas.

Cabin in the Woods (2012) vs. Piranha 3D (2010)

Shaun of the Dead vs. Let the Right One In 

8 Comments leave one →
  1. johnleavengood permalink
    October 28, 2013 7:12 am

    The Descent and Trick ‘r Treat…Saw and PA? There are some tough calls to be made here between wildly different stylistic filmmaking.

  2. Jodie permalink
    October 28, 2013 8:21 am

    I am bummed to see that 28 Days Later lost. While I absolutely love Shaun of the Dead, it’s more of a comedy than a horror movie. Can’t wait to see the turn out between Evil Dead and Insidious.

    • October 28, 2013 10:31 am

      Evil Dead and Insidious should be a good battle. I am interested in the Shaun of the Dead/Let the Right One in match up.

      • Jodie permalink
        October 28, 2013 1:50 pm

        Let the Right One In was fantastic. Im rooting for it 😀

    • johnleavengood permalink
      October 28, 2013 1:56 pm

      Jodie, do you feel any better knowing that it was actually 28 Weeks Later and not 28 Days Later? I personally found 28 Weeks Later to be inferior to the original, which was released in 2002 and didn’t fit our recent 10 years criterion.

      • Jodie permalink
        October 28, 2013 3:29 pm

        Awwww man! i would have sworn it was 28 Days Later. Thanks for pointing that out. And I agree it was inferior to the original, definitely. I still consider Shaun of The Dead more of a comedy though. So I would have voted against it anyway. I had fun voting. I was going back and forth with a friend about some of choices 🙂

  3. johnleavengood permalink
    October 28, 2013 4:08 pm

    Let the Right One In was solid. LOVED IT. What a great approach to a vampire movie!

  4. MIz Anthrope permalink
    October 29, 2013 10:19 am

    Gahhhh! How did I miss these earlier polls?!?!?

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