This is all going from the UK release date, so some were released in 2012 in different countries, but over here they were released 2013.
And we shall begin with:
In all honesty it wasn't a great film, still really enjoyable though and wasn't one needed to put much thought in to it.
It ignored every sequel that spawned from the original 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and followed straight on from it.
Even though nothing compared to the first film, it was still better than every other damn sequel that came out. And definitely better than the remake and prequel.
I'm actually looking forward to another sequel, I just hope that it makes it more suspenseful like the original film.
I was really surprised at 'The Conjuring'.
After watching the last film that Wan and Whannell put together (Insidious), I went to watch this without much hope. It seems that Whannell didn't really have anything to do with this one though and he did with Insidious so, well, maybe that's saying something.
This was an awkward one to put in, I was sure it was from 2012, but its official release date was February for the UK and January for USA. So that's good enough for me.
I'd definitely recommend this film, it's beautiful and crazy. And to be honest it would be probably closer to number 1 if I watched it recently.
Before this film was released I really didn't care for it that much. It looked like a typical standard home invasion movie, just like the rest of them. ('The Strangers', 'Them', 'Funny Games', and of course the most recent, TERRIBLE film 'The Purge')
So when Jen and I went to the cinema to watch it, I thought it was one that Jen would enjoy but I would think it was only ok. like the latest 'Evil Dead' film.
Don't get me started, I enjoyed it but I want to kill it at the same time.
Anyway, so yeah, 'You're Next' turned out to be everything I didn't expect and more, it had everything needed to make it a brilliant movie.
And now for my number 1.
Which I know many of you will agree, but many of you will disagree.
1. The Lords Of Salem
This film had a ton of hate on it. But for me, it was perfect.
Other than the 'Halloween' remake and sequel, Rob Zombie knows how to make true horror and is one of the last people on Earth to actually keep things as horror.
Granted 'The Devils Rejects' was more of an adventure film with horror elements but this and 'House of 1000 Corpses' were spot on.
'House' for example felt to me just like the original 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre', and is one of the perfect examples for modern day horror.
Then this film, 'Lords Of Salem', felt like the old Argento ''Mothers trilogy'' films.
It had everything for that suspenseful perfectioned beauty called horror.
All that is needed is a full uncut version of the film with more of the 'past' scenes, and the film within the film.
In no doubt was Bad Milo a brilliant film, and in fairness could easily replace a couple of the films in the top 5. It was hilarious. But for some reason I just thought it didn't cut the top 5 list. I'd still heartily recommend it though.
Yeah, in fact put this as an unofficial number 4. and class both 'Texas Chainsaw' and 'The Conjuring' as number 5.
Just do it.
The only reason this isn't on my top 5 list is because it hasn't been released.
Unfortunately it's in limbo, in some legal disputes.
Luckily I got the chance to watch the film, and I have to say it was amazing. It felt like 'John Dies At The End', just less crazy and random.
It left me crying like a bitch at the end, and was simply an amazing movie. Hopefully it will be released on DVD and BLU next year, which then it will definitely be included in my Best of 2014 list.