Well it’s that time of year again! Summing up the best and worst of horror, as is the beginning/end of year tradition at Fresh Cuts.
Which abominations of the genre were unleashed upon us in 2011? The list is as follows…
5) “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”
Not only does this film fail to be engaging, but it’s boring as fuck. CG rat monsters, a little kid in danger, and not one kill (besides one of the CG rat monsters)? How is this NOT a PG-13 movie?! Finally, an R-rated movie your kids could watch and not get frightened.
“Dream House” is the perfect example of what a horror movie would be like if someone’s mom wrote and directed it. Not only does it fail to be scary in any way, shape or form, but the trailer spoils the whole twist! What could have turned out to be something along the lines of an old “Twilight Zone” episode, actually resembles more of a Lifetime movie-of-the-week… if the Lifetime network was trying to do a family friendly version of “The Sixth Sense” that is.
3) “The Task”
It’s a task to sit through, that’s for sure. Thank you, After Dark, for producing another poorly written, shoddily acted movie.
Yes, you will probably want to gouge out your own eyes after seeing “Scream of the Banshee”. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
“Couple the predictability of The Roommate with Cam Gigandet’s constant, squinty-eyed mugging for the camera, atrocious acting on behalf of both Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester and maybe two minor jump scares and you have a strong forerunner for the worst horror movie of 2011.”
- Last year my list included two remakes and two After Dark films, and it’s no different for this years list (if you count “The Roommate” as a remake of “Single White Female”)
- Dishonourable mention “The Resident”
- Dishonourable mention: “The Ward”
- So bad it should have been on last year’s worst of horror list: “My Soul to Take”