Wanna Feel Old? 10 Horror Movies Turning 10 This New Year
Happy New Year, boys and girls. Wanna feel old? Of course, you do. So we’ve compiled a killer list of horror movies celebrating their 10th anniversaries this year.
Check them out below!
Detention follows a group of teenagers including Shanley Caswell, Josh Hutcherson, and Aaron David Johnson. They must face terror from a serial killer who targets high-school students. Horror movies have rarely been this insane.
The new cult classic film sports a totally fair 41% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus reads: Director Joseph Kahn’s relentlessly kinetic style gives Detention a rebellious kick. But the overload of ideas keeps this genre mashup from ever cohering into a satisfying whole. I agree. But it’s a lot of fun.
9. Red State
Red State tells of three horny teenagers who can’t believe their luck. They’ve met a woman online who says she wants to f*ck all three of them at once. But the promise of sex is a trap. Now the boys find themselves in the hands of a lunatic preacher (Michael Parks). One who spews so much hatred even neo-Nazis stay away. He means to kill the trio for their sins, prompting a desperate escape.
The biblical fright flick sports a 60% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus reads: Red State is an audacious and brash affair that ultimately fails to provide competent scares or thrills. I disagree. I think the movie’s awesome.
8. Final Destination 5
Final Destination 5 begins during a corporate retreat bus ride. Some dude (Nicholas D’Agosto) experiences a vision that the suspension bridge they’re on is screwed. When his vision comes true, Sam takes quick action that saves a number of people. This includes his ex-girlfriend (Emma Bell) and his best friend(Miles Fisher). However, the survivors soon find that Death will not be denied.
The sequel sports a 62% on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus reads: It’s still only for the gore-thirsty faithful. But Final Destination 5 represents a surprising return to form for the franchise. Horror movies rarely get sequels this good.
7. Paranormal Activity 3
Paranormal Activity 3 takes place in 1988. It follows little Katie and Kristi who are enjoying a happy childhood. But when things start going bump in the night, their father uses his cameras to discover the source. Especially since Kristi appears to have conversations with an imaginary friend. The cameras reveal a flurry of supernatural occurrences, and the family is unprepared for the terror that awaits.
The film sports a 66% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus reads: While the jolts and thrills are undeniably subject to the diminishing returns that plague most horror sequels, Paranormal Activity 3 is a surprisingly spine-tingling treat. Again, horror movies rarely get sequels this good.
6. Scream 4
Scream 4 kicks off years after the Ghostface Killer cut a path through the town of Woodsboro. In order to get over the trauma, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) has written a self-help book. She returns to Woodsboro and reconnects with old friends Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) and Sheriff Dewey (David Arquette). However, Sidney’s arrival sparks the return of Ghostface. Now Sidney and everyone she loves is in danger. Once again, horror movies rarely get sequels this good.
The film sports a 66% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus reads: The franchise is showing its age, but Scream 4 is undeniably an improvement over its predecessor, with just enough meta humor and clever kills.
5. Fright Night
Charley (Anton Yelchin) is a high-school senior who’s in with the “in” crowd and dating Amy (Imogen Poots), the most sought-after gal on campus. But trouble enters his world in the form of Jerry Dandridge (Colin Farrell), a charismatic new neighbor. After witnessing some unusual activity next door, Charley concludes that Jerry is a vampire. Of course, no one believes him. After seeking advice from illusionist Peter Vincent (David Tennant), Charley sets out to destroy Jerry himself.
The film sports a 72% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus reads: It may not have been necessary to remake the 1985 cult classic, but the new Fright Night benefits from terrific performances by Colin Farrell and David Tennant — and it’s smart, funny, and stylishly gory to boot.
4. The Woman
The Woman finds a lawyer putting his family in jeopardy when he captures the last member (Pollyanna McIntosh) of a violent clan. And tries to forcibly tame her.
The film sports a 73% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus reads: Strange, audacious, and aggressive, The Woman is an uneven horror flick that game viewers with a wildly bloody finale.
3. Kill List
Kill List begins eight months after a job leaves a hitman physically and mentally scarred. The contract killer is then pressured into taking a final assignment. Bad idea. This flick proves horror movies can sneak up on you even in other genres.
The film sports a 78% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus reads: Kill List is an expertly executed slow-burn crime thriller that thrives on tension before morphing into visceral horror.
2. You’re Next
You’re Next centers on a wealthy – yet estranged – upper-class family. To mend family ties, the mom (Barbara Crampton) invites her four kids (and their significant others) to their estate. The celebration gets off to a rocky start. But when maniacs assailants in animal masks suddenly attack, they must pull together or die.
The Adam Wingard film sports a 79% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus reads: You’re Next’s energetic and effective mix of brutal gore and pitch black humor will please horror buffs and beyond.
1. Attack the Block
Attack the Block tells of South London teenagers led by John Boyega who defend their neighborhood from evil aliens. Horror movies can have a heart. This movie proves it. No wonder Boyega became a star after this. Well deserved.
The film sports a 90% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes. The Critics Consensus reads: Effortlessly mixing scares, laughs, and social commentary, Attack the Block is a thrilling, brisky-paced sci-fi yarn with a distinctly British flavor.
Other notable horror movies turning 10 this year:
- The Thing
- Super 8
- The Skin I Live In
- Drive Angry
- Take Shelter
- Hobo with a Shotgun
- Bag of Bones
- Martha Marcy May Marlene
- Grave Encounters
- Megan Is Missing
What’s your favorite horror movie turning 10 this year?
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