Saturday, December 1, 2012

Horror Movie Countdown to 2013

Only one month left until 2013, that is if the end of the world doesn't actually happen....rolls eyes...We all know that 13, is considered an unlucky number. So if the fear of the demise of all mankind comes to light, we should embrace the time we have left. For this Shivering Showtime Saturday, I'm providing great horror movies to watch starting from 2003 and ending at 2012, as a countdown to 2013. The descriptions of these movies are not my own, but from the movies themselves.

  1. Undead (2003) is an Australian zombie horror comedy film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. It revolves around a quaint Australian fishing village that is overcome by meteorites that turn its residents into the ravenous undead, leaving a small group of those unharmed to find a way out.

  2. The Grudge (2004) is an American supernatural horror film, and is the first installment in the American horror film series of the same name. It is a remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge. The Grudge describes a curse that is born when someone dies in the grip of a powerful rage or extreme sorrow. The curse is an entity created where the person died. Those who encounter this evil supernatural force die and the curse is reborn repeatedly, passed from victim to victim in an endless, growing chain of horror. The following events are explained in their actual order, the film showing them in a non-linear narrative.

3.  Reeker (2005) is an American horror film, written and directed by Dave Payne. It spawned a prequel, No Man's Land: The Rise of Reeker. Strangers trapped at an eerie travel oasis in the desert must unravel the mystery behind their visions of dying people while they are preyed upon by a decaying creature.

4.  Silent Hill (2006) is a 2006 horror film directed by Christophe Gans and written by Roger Avary. The film is a live-action adaptation of the survival horror video game Silent Hill, created by Konami. It is about a  woman that goes in search for her daughter, within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill.

5. 28 Weeks Later (2007)  is a 2007 British film, sequel to the 2002 post-apocalyptic horror film 28 Days Later. 28 Weeks Later was directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.

6. Midnight Meat Train (2008) is a horror film based on Clive Barker's 1984 short story of the same name, which can be found in Volume One of Barker's collection Books of Blood. The film follows a photographer who attempts to track down a serial killer dubbed the "Subway Butcher" and discovers more than he bargained for under the city streets.

7. Thirst (2009) is a South Korean horror film, written, produced and directed by Park Chan-wook. It is loosely based on the novel Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola. The film tells the story of a priest, who is in love with his friend’s wife, that is turning into a vampire through a failed medical experiment.

8. Devil (2010) is an American supernatural horror film directed by John Erick Dowdle and written by Brian Nelson based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan. This movie is about a group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

9. The Rite (2011) is an American supernatural horror film directed by Mikael Håfström and written by Michael Petroni. It revolves around an American seminary student that travels to Italy to take an exorcism course.

10.  [REC] ³ Genesis (2012) is a Spanish horror film directed by Paco Plaza. This film is the third installment of the REC series. A couple's wedding day turns into a horrific events as some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness.

Let the Haunting Cinema Commence! 
Until the End of the World!

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