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A Year of Horror - 2008

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Top Picks...

People who added this item 530  Average listal rating (335 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
1. Eden Lake (2008)

Review by Xanadon't

Theatrical Trailer


This is brutal bloody film that only gets more brutal and dark. Not a film for the timid.
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People who added this item 1997  Average listal rating (1244 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
2. Let the Right One In (2008)
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People who added this item 449  Average listal rating (293 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.2 
3. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)


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A bit more gore then I lean towards but there is an actual story here, thanks to Clive Barker.
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People who added this item 229  Average listal rating (135 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.1 
4. Splinter (2008)
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People who added this item 855  Average listal rating (556 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.2 
5. The Strangers (2008)
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People who added this item 106  Average listal rating (72 ratings) 4.8  IMDB Rating 5.2 
6. Donkey Punch (2008)
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People who added this item 89  Average listal rating (48 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 6.1 
7. Dorothy Mills (2008)


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Understated supernatural thriller
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People who added this item 120  Average listal rating (54 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.5 
8. The Broken (2008)
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At Your Own Risk...

People who added this item 104  Average listal rating (71 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.2 
9. Amusement (2008)
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People who added this item 113  Average listal rating (70 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.6 
10. 100 Feet (2008)

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Dispite the highly favorable reviews on IMDB... my contacts rating: 5
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People who added this item 39  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 5.7 
11. Acolytes (2008)

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A bit slow and disjointed in parts. I did like the ending. So, not terrible... just not my first pick for the year.
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People who added this item 105  Average listal rating (74 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.3 
12. The Alphabet Killer (2008)

Review by johanlefourbe

Theatrical Trailer

I enjoyed this film for a number of reason but general consensus would lead me to not recommend this title.
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People who added this item 74  Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 5.8 
13. The Burrowers (2008)

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Western Horror - Refreshing to not have some lame excuse why no one uses a phone.
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People who added this item 78  Average listal rating (39 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.2 
14. Cold Prey 2 (2008)
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People who added this item 132  Average listal rating (82 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.2 
15. The Cottage (2008)

Review by pamela voorhees

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Hit or miss horror comedy
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People who added this item 195  Average listal rating (111 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.7 
16. Deadgirl (2008)
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People who added this item 32  Average listal rating (24 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.4 
17. Dying Breed (2008)

Review by pamela voorhees

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One of the better selections from After Dark. Caveat: that it is another inbreed hicks vs white bread tourists, just with Australian accents.
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People who added this item 42  Average listal rating (24 ratings) 5.1  IMDB Rating 5.7 
18. The Echo (2008)

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Low-Key supernatural thriller
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People who added this item 1685  Average listal rating (1122 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating 5.1 
19. The Happening (2008)
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People who added this item 166  Average listal rating (99 ratings) 4.4  IMDB Rating 3.8 
20. The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)

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File under "Teen Screams"... bah :P
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People who added this item 108  Average listal rating (67 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 6.1 
21. I Sell the Dead (2008)
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People who added this item 671  Average listal rating (437 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.2 
22. Mirrors (2008)
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People who added this item 232  Average listal rating (137 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating 5.3 
23. Mutant Chronicles (2008)

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I liked this very dark film however...
Contacts Rating: 3.5
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People who added this item 42  Average listal rating (27 ratings) 4.7  IMDB Rating 5.6 
24. The Objective (2008)


Rather low budget and a little hokey but I still found it enjoyable.
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People who added this item 79  Average listal rating (48 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.1 
25. Otis (2008)

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A horror comedy where I think the laughs were more off screen then on.
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People who added this item 71  Average listal rating (30 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 5.4 
26. Otto; or, Up with Dead People (2008)

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Artistic gay zombie film with a notoriously graphic zombie sex scene.
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People who added this item 94  Average listal rating (67 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating 5.9 
27. Outpost (2007)
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People who added this item 302  Average listal rating (175 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating
28. Pathology (2008)
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People who added this item 28  Average listal rating (16 ratings) 4.6  IMDB Rating 4.8 
29. Pig Hunt (2008)
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People who added this item 530  Average listal rating (351 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.1 
30. Quarantine (2008)
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People who added this item 517  Average listal rating (352 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 5.9 
31. The Ruins (2008)
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People who added this item 185  Average listal rating (114 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.4 
32. Sauna (2008)
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People who added this item 26  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating 4.7 
33. Seventh Moon (2008)
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People who added this item 44  Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.1 
34. Shiver (2008)
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People who added this item 289  Average listal rating (173 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.2 
35. Shutter (2008)

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Recommend you watch the original and skip this.
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People who added this item 248  Average listal rating (148 ratings) 4.5  IMDB Rating 4.2 
36. Zombie Strippers! (2008)

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Actually, a trusted girl friend recommend this movie so don't take my rating too seriously. Just expect some B'movie goodness.
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People who added this item 44  Average listal rating (24 ratings) 4.9  IMDB Rating 5.1 
37. Insanitarium (2008)
Jesse Metcalfe and extensive use of voice-over... beyond lame.

People who added this item 29  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 1.8  IMDB Rating 3.5 
38. It's Alive (2008)
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People who added this item 67  Average listal rating (43 ratings) 5  IMDB Rating 4.8 
39. While She Was Out (2008)
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Abandon All Hope...

People who added this item 380  Average listal rating (242 ratings) 4.5  IMDB Rating 3.9 
40. One Missed Call (2008)
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Unseen Horrors...

People who added this item 366  Average listal rating (232 ratings) 4.2  IMDB Rating 3.8 
41. Prom Night (2008)

People who added this item 10  Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
42. Art of the Devil 3 (2008)

People who added this item 57  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 3.5  IMDB Rating 3.7 
43. April Fool's Day (2008)

People who added this item 43  Average listal rating (22 ratings) 4  IMDB Rating
44. Asylum (2008)

People who added this item 61  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
45. Autopsy (2008)

People who added this item 33  Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 5.9 
46. Baby Blues (2008)
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People who added this item 62  Average listal rating (36 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.1 
47. Blackout (2008)

People who added this item 151  Average listal rating (106 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating
48. The Children (2008)

People who added this item 8  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 4.3  IMDB Rating 3.9 
49. Dark Reel (2008)

People who added this item 277  Average listal rating (168 ratings) 4.7  IMDB Rating 4.5 
50. Day of the Dead (2008)


 

||| Work in Progress |||





"Top Picks"
- Movies I would Recommend

"At Your Own Risk"
- Self explanatory

"Killer B's"
- Sometimes I like a bad move but best to just skip them.

"Abandon hope all ye who rent"
- Films I have no intention of viewing

"Unseen Horrors"
- Movies I haven't seen


Also see:

History of Horror
diabolical dr voodoo's list of horror films past and future. Updated regularly

A Decade of Horror
by pamela voorhees


European horror 2000-2009
by propelas



The other years:

A Year of Horror - 2011
A Year of Horror - 2010

A Year of Horror - 2009
A Year of Horror - 2008
A Year of Horror - 2007
A Year of Horror - 2006
A Year of Horror - 2005
A Year of Horror - 2004
A Year of Horror - 2003
A Year of Horror - 2002
A Year of Horror - 2001
A Year of Horror - 2000

Suggestions are welcome

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 30 19:20
I'm loving these lists. Will have to sit down with them when I have more time...
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Dec 2 5:52
Aww...I liked Zombie Strippers. It's campy and silly, but in a good way I thought. I highly recommend though that you continue avoiding Repo!...I'd like my time back from that one. Definitely watch The Strangers though.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Dec 2 11:05
Hmm, I thought 'Repo!' was kind of charming in it's own way. But then again I didn't expect a whole lot from it and only sat down with it in the first place because I found out Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy had a supporting role.
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Dec 5 17:01
Guys, how do you manage to watch so many horror movies? Love those lists....
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Dec 6 0:05
Renting in bulk... LOL

Even when I was working for a video store and got so many 'free rentals', I was still the highest rental customer :P
Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 30 12:14
I see, the only rental shop around has closed like 2 years ago... Anyway, it's/was cheaper to buy DVDs, the rental shop was so expensive....

Just saw "The Strangers" and it was not bad at all! Only 6 movies seen on this list...
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 19 2:44
Eden Lake was a tough watch for me. I enjoyed it to the extent you can enjoy a film of that subject matter. I can't see myself watching it again. I'm glad you gave it such a strong rating, it's a quite powerful piece of cinema just quite hard to stomach due to sheer brutality.
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 16 7:30
Interesting list!

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