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Horror Movies 2010 – Guide

Best Horror Movies 2010 - Let’s explore the best horror movies of 2010, and the worst. The scary line-up features the usual mix of sequels (Resident Evil: Afterlife), remakes (A Nightmare On Elm Street), and original fare (Daybreakers). Japanese horror and torture p*rn have gone. Big name old school slashers are back in business, as are cheesy 80’s remakes, and 3-D. But overall the horror movie genre is still in flux, waiting for the next big trend.

So here’s Movie-Moron’s definitive guide to the best horror movies, 2010:

- JANUARY -

Daybreakers
Release Date: 8 January 2010
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill
Directors: Peter and Michael Spierig

Best New Horror Movies 2010
In 2017 a plague transforms most of the world into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the vampires farm the remaining humans and look for a new system to continue their existence. Meanwhile a secret team of vampires, including Ethan Hawke, uncovers a way to rescue the human race. While this is from the directors of the not-particularly-impressive Undead, Daybreakers does star three of the most underrated actors around and early reviews are good. [Critics (via Rotten Tomatoes) - 67%] [Public (via IMDB) - 6.5/10]

Legion
Release Date: 22 January 2010
Starring: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Tyrese Gibson
Director: Scott Stewart

Best Horror Films 2010
And lo the battle between the angels and mankind will be decided at a truck stop diner. So said the Bible, somewhere. In the midst of a terrifying biblical apocalypse, a group of strangers unwittingly become humanity’s last line of defence when they discover the diner’s young waitress is pregnant with the messiah. Paul Bettany plays an angel who’s come down to give them an assist. Sounds like the Christian version of The Terminator, with Bettany in the Kyle Reese role. Dennis Quaid’s in there somewhere too with his magical touch of mediocrity. [Critics - 19%] [Public - 5/10]

- FEBRUARY -

The Wolfman
Release Date: 12 February 2010
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Art Malik, Hugo Weaving
Director: Joe Johnston
Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker

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The Wolfman got rid of its original director at the last minute (One Hour Photo’s excellent Mark Romanek) and replaced him with the bland Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III). The fact that the release date has been pushed back so many times, and that it recently hired a new editor, is not a good sign at all. But it has a strong cast, a screenwriter capable of greatness, and make-up effects by the maestro Rick Baker, so hopefully it will surprise us. And it’s set in the 1880s, which is a brave choice. [Critics - 33%] [Public - 6/10]

The Crazies
Release Date: 26 February 2010
Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell
Director: Breck Eisner

Latest Horror Movies 2010
In this remake of George Romero’s 1973 chiller, a plane crash spills a biological weapon into the water supply of a small Kansas town, causing the inhabitants to turn murderously insane. Imagine a small town version of 28 Days Later. Timothy Olyphant and Radha Mitchell are capable actors, but can the director of Sahara do horror? [Critics - 72%] [Public - 6.6/10]


- APRIL -

After.Life
Release Date: 9 April 2010
Starring: Liam Neeson, Christina Ricci, Justin Long
Director: Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo

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A woman (Ricci) wakes up to find she’s being prepared for burial, and has to fight to avoid being buried alive. But is she really dead after all? Neeson is the sinister funeral director. Good cast. Justin Long’s second horror movie in consecutive years after Drag Me To Hell, I thought he was a comedian now? [Critics - 27%] [Public - 6/10]

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
Release Date: 28 April 2010
Starring: Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie
Director: Tom Six

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[Critics - 50%] [Public - 4.8/10]

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  • Dalmatian Jaws said

    Splice and Ravenous were the two movies I was REALLY looking forward to in 2009, and they got pushed!

    Damn false hope!

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  • Sheridan Passell said

    I’m upset they’ve changed the title of Burning Bright to Ravenous. Don’t they know that name is already taken? Update – Oh wait they’ve changed it back again.

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  • mutant said

    Splice and Ravenous are ones Im really looking forward to. Also Scream 4, and a Nightmare On Elm Street. They might not be award winners, but I’m pretty sure they’ll be good. I always thought that the original Nightmare On Elm Street was a bit lacking if I’m honest, its a great idea, but when I seen it as a kid I wasn’t scared, I remember thinking it looked like some sort of bad puppet show in the dream scenes. As for Freddie looking too much like a real burn victim…well, I’m pretty sure that that was the idea xD

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    • LunaDarkheart said

      The movie Nightmare on elmstreet bothered me… It probably would have been better if i hadnt seen the originals. the voice of Freddy reminded me to much of Batman in the dark knight =/

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  • Sheridan Passell said

    Oh I’m sure that was the idea. I’m saying there will probably be people out there, once it hits the mainstream press, who will complain it’s portraying burns victims as monstrous, because of how realistic it is.

    I’m pretty sure Ravenous will end up being fairly terrible (it’s hard to make a tiger in a house scary – it’ll just look like an overgrown cat), but it should be a great one for watching with friends and a six pack of beer. Snakes On A Plane-ish.

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  • Adam Mason said

    Scream 4, Ravenous and George A Romero.

    If we all think hard enough, we can make Paul WS Anderson’s head explode and stop production of Resi…

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  • Sheridan Passell said

    I don’t hate everything Paul WS Anderson does, but I’m amazed the series continued after Resident Evil: Apocalypse – have you seen that movie?!?

    By the way, my most anticipated horror movies 2010 are:
    3. A Nightmare On Elm Street
    2. The Crazies
    1. Predators

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  • Adam Mason said

    Predators could rock. All they need to do is do ‘Aliens’ but with Predators. And no Danny Glover punching one in the face.

    I have suffered all the Resi films and the best one is ‘Degeneration’, which is absolutely brilliant.

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  • Sheridan Passell said

    Woh woh woh, I saw Degeneration this week, it’s certainly not absolutely brilliant. The second half makes no sense. I enjoyed it as a fan of the games, and it looks great in high def, but the script and the plotting left much to be desired.

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    • ria said

      that is sick inet u should watch it the ghost whisperer.?????????
      thanks for listning by ria.

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  • Adam Mason said

    …Just like the games! My point stands. Basically, it’s probably the best game-to-film adaptation in existence at the moment.

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  • gd smith said

    I was looking foreword to wolf-man, but I’ve seen the trailers.
    Splice looks interesting.
    Inexplicably I loved the Friday the thirteenth remake. It was the dumbest, crudest, thing. I hope the sequel isn’t all pseudo-suspenseful and boring. I demand more boobs, more death, more power ballads, worse jokes, and even more slip-shod illogical editing.
    Nightmare on Elm Street will also suck in that Micheal Bay way, but will lack the 13ths peculiar charm.
    Is shutter Island a horror film?
    Piranha in 3D is a must. My Bloody Valentine 3D was a blast on a big screen. Piranha has killer fish, man! Killer fish eating people in 3D! This is why I go and see schlock. Really, who wants to see some smurf eco computer geek drama in any number of dimensions when you can watch Killer fish flying out of the screen

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  • griff said

    Daybreakers is the one I’m looking forward to the most. Finally, an original take on Vampires

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  • wail al-haroni said

    am waiting for the wolfman…i hope it will be as am expecting

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  • twistedmango said

    Great list.

    My most anticipated 2010 horror movies are:
    1. After Life
    2. A Nightmare on Elm Street
    3. Ravenous

    Personally i’m not a big fan of Rodrigeuz films so I’m dreading the influence he’s going to have on Predators.

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  • Warren said

    I hate most remakes, Rob Zombie messed up Halloween, Friday the 13th was messed up and now A Nightmare on Elm Street c’mon arent there any original horror movies coming out in 2010? The only good remakes were The Thing, The Last House on the Left and Dawn of the Dead. George Ramero’s “The Crazies” was cheezy and is now given a budget. The remake of that looks awesome. I have alot to write about, Paul W.S. Anderson should of never stopped directing the Resident Evil series. He gave the first one a look and feel and it was lost after he departed directing them.

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    • jessica said

      well…the new The Nightmare on Elm Street wasnt so bad though, it didnt beat the orginal.

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  • gd smith said

    There are so many horror films coming out in 2010 keeping abreast of them is virtually impossible. Lake Mungo is a contender, I like the the look of Suck, a sort of alt rock vampire comedy musical. Jeepers Creepers 3 will be worth watching. The violent kind might be good. Most horror films find their real place on dvd or online, where the fans can argue amongst themselves. “This movie sucks” “this movie’s Freaking awesome” “so and so is hot”. This is what horror is all about really. I never tire of this stuff.

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