The MFF Podcast #22: What is the Best Horror Film of the 21st Century?
Hello all. Mark here.
The MFF podcast is back and we are talking 21st century horror films! You can stream the pod on Blog Talk Radio or head over to Itunes so you can download it and tell the world how great it is via ratings and reviews (Thanks!).
Sidenote: There were a few technical issues due to wonky hotel wifi. As the pod progresses the sound quality improves.
It all started with a post I wrote about 21st century horror films. I sorted through hundreds of movies, collected data on 160 and broke down the numbers in order to determine averages. Here are the four categories I researched.
- The Top 20 Critically rated 21st Century horror films averaged from Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic critic scores.
- The Top 20 Audience rated 21st century horror films from IMDb, RT Audience and Metacritic Users.
- The Top 25 Critical and Audience rated 21st Century Horror Films from Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, and Metacritic.
- Data from renowned horror websites Shock Till You Drop, Bloody Disgusting,Bloody Good Horror, Dread Central and Fangoria.
I expected that people would appreciate the post but I didn’t expect that it would be shared on The AV Club and go on to collect 10,000 views, 3,000 votes and thousands of FB likes in two days. The post hit lightning in a bottle and I loved reading the comments and discussions that were sparked by ranking 21st century horror films.
One day we will get a Merman movie.
In order to give you more insight into the collection of films and data the MFF crew read half of the article and grilled me about the data analysis and what exactly is a “horror” film (we also talk about Kurt Russell). It is a spirited discussion that covers all the bases while still managing to discuss why you should never order Bloody Mary’s in dark and loud bars.
If you get a chance check out the article and vote for your favorite 21st century horror films! I’d love to know what you think. Please subscribe, rate and share the pod. It is much appreciated!