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It's the end of the year and online, that means lists. We here at FANGORIA, in addition to making our own, thought it'd be fun to reach out to a few genre stalwarts and see what they thought of the last twelve months. Hit the jump to check out what Chromeskull himself, Nick Principe, had to say about 2010—
I don’t know, my felllow followers of most evil cinema. Opinions vary, and this is my lil slice at 2010. Horror did not have a good year. There were a couple of gems here and there, but ultimately... well, here’s the list!
Park Chan just knows how to tell a story like poetry, and for him to tell a vampire story, I was amped.
9. THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE
The title just draws you in. You gotta see whats the deal with that!? It’s just what you expect it is, and a little more.
8. PIRANHA 3D
This one sneaks in there because, again, this year was a little weak (though admittedly, I probably forgot what film was released what year and slips up this list), It was really gory with a dash too much CG but, still a fun, silly ride.
7. HATCHET 2
I know people are mixed about this flick, but I think if you liked the first you”ll like this too.
6. THE WOLFMAN
Now I thought this was gonna be a shit pg-13 VAN HELSING cartoon. Instead, I got a solid R rating and great work by del Toro.
Holy shit! This movie should get a lot more credit. With tONS of inside gags from the first film, even a little cameo of what the original predator creature design was when Jean Claude was the creature. Total f*cking blast; loved it.
4. BLACK SWAN
An American answer to European art house. It was physiological horror, a dash Cronenberg-esque body horror and Natalie Portman the sexiest she’s ever been.
Now, let me say— My top three films aren’t horror, but they are as follows:
3. A PROPHET
What a ride! A street urchin goes from the streets to jail to head of organized crime in france within six years. So awesome.
This is so "hometown bias" for New England, but...
2. THE FIGHTER
Christian Bale is the most gifted actor, and you just gotta love comeback movies. Great stuff
1. THE TOWN
Four hours after I saw the movie, I saw it again. I felt like the actors were all friends of mine. THE TOWN was for boston what HEAT is to LA. Say what you will about Affleck, but the man can direct and though he sure as hell didn’t grow up in southie, he got it right dead on. Jeremy Renner is so NE he probably smelled like Dunkin Donuts. He NAILS his role as the loose cannon of the robbery crew and is by far the MOST badass. Realistic shoot outs and on-the-money New England dialogue made me fall head over heels for this flick.
That’s my opinion. Sorry the last three weren’t horror, but the genre just didn’t bring its A game.
2011 looks promising, and all you can do is hope.
Ain’t nothin’ wrong with a lil hope.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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