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My Horror Movie Diary- 2012

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People who added this item 118 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Waxwork (1988)
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People who added this item 399 Average listal rating (239 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.6


After seeing the trailer I thought I was in for a pretty scary movie. Sadly, I wasn't. This film is corny, features awful CGI and some really bad acting. It felt severly medicore from begining to end with only about 4 cool scenes. Worst horror of 2010.
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People who added this item 57 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.6
Saint Nick (2010)


Another promising trailer turned into an utter waste of time. Saint looked action packed and incredibly fun. It was at first but then we started seeing more of the characters than the wickedly cool villian. It doesn't help that these characters are also obnoxious and written by an idiot. Big dissapointment.
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People who added this item 635 Average listal rating (401 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9


I've been a big fan of this series since I was a wee one and I've loved every installment (with the exception of the fourth one). The fifth didn't dissapoint, injecting some much needed humor into the series along with some truly squirm worthy kills. The plot twists were also jaw dropping (especially that AWESOME ending).
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People who added this item 256 Average listal rating (171 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.1


I'm a huge fan of Clive Barker's original but this one was pretty cool. I liked the deaths and the writing was the best in the whole series with some truly thought provoking lines. The acting was decent as well, making this a well rounded, nicely done little flick.
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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 6.1


I'm a fan of the original but this one was leaps and bounds better. Because of the success of the first the crew had a bigger budget to work with, meaning some AWESOME special effects. Nifty little horror flick that most horror should gobble right up.
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People who added this item 232 Average listal rating (154 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.4
Prom Night (1980)


This was a decent little 80's slasher flick that holds the attention of it's viwer until the actual prom starts up. Things get way too dark and you can hardly see anyting. This takes the enjoyment out of most of the slasher bits but I can't say I didn't enjoy it. Nice ending as well, and a heck of alot better than the awful 2008 remake.
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People who added this item 34 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 5.3


I'm a fan of the first and the third, but the other sequals aren't that great. This was probably the best of all the other sequals, but I really think it could've done alot more with the plotline. There were a few good scenes, but it was severly medicore at best.
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People who added this item 363 Average listal rating (220 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Prophecy (1995)


My favorite that I've seen so far this year. I'm a believer so this film's message is very special to me. I wasn't displeased with any of the acting either.
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6


All the loveable characters from the second return, but this time with a deeper story. Not as good as the second, but still enjoyable.
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People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 3.7 IMDB Rating 3.8


I really don't get all the hate for this one. It's just a trashy, fun slasher/monster movie. I thought it had an original plot, good acting (especially from Sean Pertwee) and some wicked cool deaths. My only problem is the really bad CGI. REALLY bad. But I can easily overlook that.
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 2 IMDB Rating 2.8


I'm a fan of the first, but this was awful. The action scenes look like they were filmed by someone with Parkinson's and the actors actually HOLD the tentacles around their necks. Aside from a few loveable characters and clever bits of dialouge this is one of the worst.
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People who added this item 90 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.2


Didn't really care for it at first, but it gets alot better.
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People who added this item 118 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 4.1 IMDB Rating 4.3


Another of the worst I've seen this year. I'm a big fan of the first, but the "satire" in this was awful. Aside from a few good horror scenes this is utter trash. Maybe noobs will like it though.
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People who added this item 330 Average listal rating (213 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.8


It was nice to return to something amazing after suffering through the monstrosity above. This is in no way better than the first, but in my opinion equal to it in every way. My ownly irk is the cliched' ending.
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People who added this item 604 Average listal rating (387 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 4.9
Dracula 2000 (2000)


I've tried to finish twice before and for some reason extremely despised it. This morning however I gave it one more chance and found myself watching a fun, slighty intelligent little flick. It's not great, but it's enjoyable enough that I could watch it again.
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 4.3


I'm shocked that Clive Barker would actually allow his name to be attached in any way to this monstrosity. This isn't even a real Hellraiser until the ending and the forced torture porn elements really put a damper on the whole thing. The only reason I gave it a two was for at least three good kills. But you're better off skipping it.
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People who added this item 671 Average listal rating (430 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3


Wasn't as good as expected, but it got REALLY good in the second part of the film. It's a shame we don't have special effects like this anymore.
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People who added this item 223 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.3
Peacock (2010)


This could have been alot better, but I enjoyed it for what it was. Cillian Murphy was excellent playing the dual roles, and really made the film worth watching. I won't spoil the subtle, but effective ending. But I've just got to add that this film is SCARY (at least for me) until everything gets explained.
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People who added this item 91 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.5
Nine Dead (2010)


This was average at best, with a sucky ending. I can't really reccomend it. Medicore.
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I am a fan of the first two and this one was tons of fun with some truly original death scenes. It actually managed to creep me out as well.
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Yes, I think I'm becoming a CotC fan too. :3
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This is pretty much what the first one SHOULD'VE been. More focus on the religion aspect. A bit too short for my tastes though.
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People who added this item 4088 Average listal rating (2707 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.7
Saw (2004)


Yes, I know I'm incredibly late to the party. But this was totally worth all those years of being too scared to watch. I could punch every single person who thinks this movie is just senseless torture porn. This film has an actual, inticrate story and tons of emotional depth. Easily the best of the thriller sub-genre of horror.
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People who added this item 2610 Average listal rating (1627 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Saw II (2005)


Not as good as the first, but close to it. Just as smart, fun, disturbing and emotional. I think I'm a Saw fan.
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People who added this item 2704 Average listal rating (1688 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5


Yes sir. This year I'm catching up with all the classics I missed. And this didn't dissapoint. Creepy and lots of fun. It's easy too see why this is a classic.
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This film is severely underated. It's scary, fun and yes, even a little gay. So what?
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For me, one of the lower points of the franchise. The first half is fun, but the second half falters a little. The dream warriors concept is a good one, but I don't care for how cheesily it was handled.
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Lots of brainless fun. Creative deaths as always.
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People who added this item 1102 Average listal rating (668 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Funny Games (2007)


The first half of this movie was absolutely terrific! These two boys are absolutely mind shattering. They really make you think hard about the horror genre and are loveable in an odd sort of way. However the second half after the (SPOILERS!) kid gets killed is awful and wrecks the whole film. Watch it for Naomi Watts if nothing else.
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People who added this item 1371 Average listal rating (833 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.9
Hide And Seek (2005)


Another underated one. It's been a while since I got this tense at the ending of a horror film. Even though I had the ending spoiled for me, I was still enthraled from start to finish.
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People who added this item 799 Average listal rating (492 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.7
Priest (2011)


A fantastic film that I really don't get all the hate for. Perhaps the Christianity based aspects bugged some people, but as a believer it just makes the film better for me. Great action scenes as well.
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People who added this item 258 Average listal rating (174 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 4.7
Shrooms (2007)


A severly underated film with some spooky set pieces. It actually managed to scare me and was beautifully directed. Also spawned my adoration for Lydnsay Haun. :3
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Another fun, underated installment in the series. Insane, but fun for Freddy fans.
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A low point, but still great guilty pleasure fun.
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People who added this item 576 Average listal rating (387 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4


Freddy's best sequel and a new favorite! One of the creepiest films ever made. Heather Lagenkamp aged perfectly. ;)
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People who added this item 1305 Average listal rating (826 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.8


I've watched this before, but opinion has changed so vastly that I had to include it. You have to watch the other films to appreciate this one. The first half is great, but once Freddy and Jason actually start fighting it gets cheesy. These are horror characters, not kung fu fighters. The worst film in the franchise, but I still like it.
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People who added this item 2020 Average listal rating (1230 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Saw III (2006)


I WAS a Saw fan until I reached this installment. Jigsaw's inticrate plan suddenly seems self centered and selfish. The sequences with the man who lost his son were absolutely fantastic, but all in all this was a major dissapointment. I'd perfer to believe Jigsaw died in the car at the end of Saw II, but I may watch the others anyway.
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People who added this item 192 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 4.1 IMDB Rating 4
Shark Night (2011)


Not as horrible as many make it out to be, but my major irk is the horrid CGI. I want puppets or live sharks! With a budget this big there's no excuse for lame effects. Nifty plot twist though.
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People who added this item 1978 Average listal rating (1312 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Misery (1990)


The best Stephen King adaptation ever!
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 4.1


Low budget, awful acting, bad plot. Just BAD.
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People who added this item 153 Average listal rating (89 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.5
Undead (2003)
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People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5


An amazing sequel that proves the term "low budget" doesn't mean bad quailty. Actually reminded me a bit of Halloween.
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People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
Love Object (2003)


What an awful, horrible movie! Makes absolutely no sense and Kennith is quite an ulikeable, vapid character.
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People who added this item 133 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.2


A beautifully filmed movie with a suprisingly deep plot. I was very pleasently suprised. I wish more people would watch this.
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People who added this item 106 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.4
Santa's Slay (2005)


A suprisingly awesome movie. Fantastic kills and a brilliant sense of humor. Now my favorite horror comedy.
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People who added this item 1233 Average listal rating (749 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2


I love a good revenge movie and this movie certainly delivered on those grounds with some truly shocking scenes. Young Hannibal is an incredibly loveable character, but some parts of the film move too quickly and feel stitched together.
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 4.3
Trackman (2007)


Quite a dissapointing slasher with bland, tasteless kills. The directing is brilliant and the climax good, but the story and everything else is absolutely mind numbing.
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People who added this item 388 Average listal rating (260 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.5


A fantastic installment in this medicore franchise that took a slasher style route, but still contained everything that makes the series great.
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People who added this item 198 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.6


Besides the second, this is the only other film I'll watch in this franchise. A great film with some truly scary scenes and great acting. I can't tell you how genious the ending is.
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Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Feb 12 7:42
Good to know someone else liked Hellraiser: Bloodline! I haven't watched it in several years now, and have been reluctant to do so for all the negative things I keep hearing from others. Was beginning to think I'm crazy...maybe now I'll be more likely to re-watch it.

Love this list & I'll look forward to what else you watch!
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Feb 13 9:00
Great list! The Prophecy is great, but I have to disagree with you on Hellraiser: Bloodline. I liked the first and second one much more.
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Apr 15 5:34
Agreed on lamenting the loss of effects like those in Return of the Living Dead. On the plus side though, we also lost those terrible outfits/styles the characters have haha. Definitely a fun movie still.
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Apr 26 22:25
Yep, I watched Funny Games for Naomi Watts. And nothing else as it turns out. But just my opinion.

Glad to see you liked The Descent 2 so well. I thought it held up better than most sequels, but the original is a tough act to follow. If Neil Marshall came back for a 3rd installment I'd be very on-board!
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Apr 26 23:42
Great List!
I am a fan of the original Funny Games, and definitely recommend that you watch it.
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Apr 27 2:35
Man, you watch all the best movies!
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Jan 10 23:08
You should watch triangle. Very good movie, and one of my favorite
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Jan 10 23:10
Oh, and children of the living dead is cheesy, you have no idea would the lead is, and it has terrible acting, and that's just the first 30 minutes
Posted: 3 years, 10 months ago at Jan 23 23:08
You didn't like bait? I loved it, of course we all have different tastes

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