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Dread Central's Best and Worst of 2012





Another year winds down, and it's time to reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2012's horror offerings. We're giving you ten different lists this time, and per usual they come in a variety of formats, each reflecting the unique styles of our writers. We've also compiled them to come up with the year's overall winners and losers.

And don't be lazy by just reading along! Give us your own lists in the comments section below. We want to hear what you thought of the year in which we dodged the Mayan apocalypse but find our beloved genre facing some dark days as violent movies, video games, TV shows, etc., are coming under increased scrutiny following recent events.

But back to the matter at hand; we averaged out the top and bottom five vote getters on everyone's lists, and here are the results:

BEST: The Cabin in the Woods
Runners-up: The Loved Ones, Sinister

WORST: Piranha 3DD
Runners-up: Smiley, Silent Hill: Revelation

Dread Central's Best and Worst of 2012

Check out the Dread Central staff's Best of and Worst of lists for 2012 by following the links below!

[Andrew Kasch]

[Brad McHargue]

[Doctor Gash]

[The Foywonder]

[Gareth "Pestilence" Jones]

[Heather "The Horror Chick" Wixson]

[Jinx]

[MattFini]

[Uncle Creepy]

[The Woman in Black]


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Please tell me CITW was on your worst list!?! I think you are the only DC writer that agrees with me about that piece of shit.


Submitted by streetloaf on Sun, 12/23/2012 - 10:09pm.
Matt Serafini's picture

Nah, I didn't hate Cabin.

I just don't think it's half as clever as its admirers do. I continue to love the chemistry between Whitford and Jenkins and their scenes together are great. Even on my second viewing, I laughed along with them and genuinely enjoyed their banter.

But everything else ... meh. Didn't think Goddard brought ANY kind of tension or suspense to the first act cabin stuff and the final act ... well, I think it's a total mess.

I couldn't put it on my worst list simply because I think it's woefully overrated. The movies I put on my worst list are unwatchable. Cabin is an okay movie that left absolutely no impression on me. I thought it was limp and forgettable.

In fact, the only reason I remember it at all is because so many of my colleagues think the world of it. Otherwise, I wouldn't have given it a second thought when walking out of the theater back in April.

Whedon and co. did the same stuff with far better success throughout Buffy and Angel.


Submitted by Matt Serafini on Mon, 12/24/2012 - 10:55am.

It does have a few funny scenes. I suppose it doesnt belong on a "worst of" list. A "Most overrated" list, however...


Submitted by streetloaf on Mon, 12/24/2012 - 9:19pm.

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