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Red Riding Hood
Release Date: 11 March 2011
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Max Irons, Julie Christie, Virginia Madsen
Director: Catherine Hardwicke

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Gothic retelling of the Red Riding Hood fable, set in a village haunted by a werewolf, with a teenage love triangle at its centre. Valerie, the girl with the Red Riding Hood, seeks the assistance of a hunter to fight the creature. Anything with Gary Oldman and a werewolf is worthy of attention. The story of the wolf-disguised-as-grandmother was published by the Brothers Grimm in the 19th century, but earlier versions from the Middle Ages were darker and sometimes featured a werewolf instead/Riding Hood being eaten. This all sounds intriguing, but is the director of the poorly-shot Twilight really up to the job? David Leslie Johnson (Orphan) wrote the script.
[Critics: 11%] [Public: 5.1/10] {Ranked: 8th Worst}


Release Date: 1 April 2011
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Bryne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkin, Barbara Hershey
Director: James Wan

The partnership that created Saw, James Wan and Leigh Whannell, tackle the haunted house movie, attempting to “twist it on its head”. The story sees a family discovering that the body of their comatose boy has become a magnet for malevolent entities. Now they must race to prevent his consciousness being trapped in the dark and insidious realm known as “The Further”. So instead of haunted house, think haunted boy. It’s in the same territory as 1982’s Poltergeist, complete with psychics and parents entering the ‘spirit world’ to rescue their child. The creative team, paired with the producers of Paranormal Activity, are talented, so expect some good frights.
[Critics: 67%] [Public: 6.8/10] = {Ranked: 4th Best}

Mother’s Day
Release Date: 1 April 2011
Starring: Jamie King, Rebecca De Mornay, Patrick Flueger, Briana Evigan, Shawn Ashmore
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman

Remake of the 1980 Troma ‘cult classic’, Mother’s Day is a psychological horror-thriller that sees a sadist family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new home owners and their guests. Jamie King and Rebecca De Mornay play the mothers of each family. Director Darren Lynn Bousman brought us Saw II – IV and Repo! The Genetic Opera. De Mornay excels in this sort of role, but is the movie really based on a compelling idea?
[Critics: 53%] [Public: 6.2/10] = {Ranked: 12th Best}

Release Date: 1 April 2011
Starring: A Psychic Tire
Director: Quentin Dupieux

[Critics: 68%] [Public: 5.8/10] = {Ranked: 14th Best}

Scream 4
Release Date: 15 April 2011
Starring: Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts
Director: Wes Craven

Scream transformed the horror landscape when it came out in ’96, kicking off the second slasher cycle (the first was after Halloween) and bringing a truly unique tone to the genre. Brilliantly directed as it was, it was Kevin Williamson’s script that really was a cut above. Scream 2 was largely a success too. Then the studio stupidly booted Williamson for the third instalment and the result was something like a Scooby Doo episode. We’re excited about Scream 4 because Williamson is back, and there are 10 years of horror movies (from Asian ghost movies to torture porn) to riff off, in that clever but still frightening way. It’s going to be interesting to see how the clearly-too-old-to-be-doing-this cast (Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox) is melded with the new generation (Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere etc). Will they kill off Sidney Prescott?
[Critics: 57%] [Public: 6.4/10] = {Ranked: 10th Best}

John Carpenter’s The Ward
Release Date: 15 April 2011
Starring: Amber Heard, Lyndsy Fonseca, Jared Harris, Danielle Panabaker
Director: John Carpenter

A woman with amnesia (Heard) is admitted to a psychiatric ward, where she meets other equally disturbed young woman. When they start to be murdered by a mysterious spectre at night, she realises she must find a way out of the ward before it’s too late. John Carpenter created classic after classic early in his career but the last 25 years have been very patchy. In fact, this is his first movie since Ghosts Of Mars in 2001. Every horror fan hopes he’s back on form, because if he is there’s no one better. But the trend says he won’t be.
[Critics: 32%] [Public: 5.6/10] = {Ranked: 18th Best}

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  • Thom said

    I can’t believe there are so many horror movies in 2011, and I thought they overdid the superhero genre!

    I can’t say I’m particularly interested in any of them. With horror movies I tend to always go with word-of-mouth whether a film is any good or not.

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    • Lulu said

      Many of the movies listed here are NOT horror movies, like Piranha 3DD and Final Destination 5.

      They can only be considered as action or thrillers at most.

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      • Lulu said

        To clarify, just because someone/group of people died a horrible death doesn’t make the movie a horror movie.

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        • spoons said

          well actually they are horrors just because they aren’t a slasher horror movie doesn’t mean it’s not horror. Horror is something you find horrific hence the name and being hunted down by death with no escape is pretty scary. in that context i would call it a slasher movie except you can’t see the attacker.

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          • Luke said

            I think Final Destination is definitely thriller/suspense, not horror. Piranha, who knows? Avoid it at all costs.

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      • Sheridan Passell said
        Sheridan Passell

        Wah? Final Destination and Piranha are horror movies. Any film database will list them as horror or horror-thriller. Both have evil forces killing off most of the principle cast one by one in gruesome ways to elicit fear, disgust and horror from viewers.

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        • HottDave said

          Sheridan, I so agree with you.

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          • ranj said

            Final Destination same story, the horror long gone, but Piranha 3d really good stuff really enjoyed it, like The Rite and are you really ice cool, u would be great to watch horror with. X

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      • keeley said

        Actually LuLu, they would be classified as horrors.
        If they make you jump, or give you a scare; that is a horror movie. Most thriller movies are just action movies.

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        • col said

          Lulu i kind of agree with you but can you tell me a good horror movie to watch and hope i have not yet seen thanks C

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          • Alicia said

            Thrillers make you jump and leave you guessing till the end. they are most physcological. I agree with Keeley Lulu they are all classed as thrillers/horrors.

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    • Luke said

      I watched Insidious last night, it was a very average movie. Paper thin plot.

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  • Sheridan Passell said
    Sheridan Passell

    @Thom – Word of mouth is certainly a deciding factor.

    The best horror movies of 2011 really should be Fright Night, Insidious and The Thing. If those turn out like they ought to, it’ll be a good year.

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    • anni said

      Priest sound good !! also scream 4 too !! wow there are going to be a lot of scary movies in 2011 !! I wish I could participate in a good horror movie , taking off all stress making the shots , hehehehe just saying 😉

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      • morgan said

        scream 4 sucked but priest was amazing

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        • saad said

          I agree with Lulu … if you want to watch a good horror movie from 2011 try Paranormal activity 3

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      • Lola said

        Actully the movie Scream 4 isnt really good at all, just by looking at the trailer you can already tell who the killer is.

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  • Joker said

    Wow another Final Destination. There are some franchises that just don’t know when to quit. Anyway Scream 4 is my number one 2011 horror movie hands down and after that I would put The Thing. I’m eager to see Radcliffe in Woman in Black. It’ll be refreshing to watch him play a role other than the boy who lived.

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  • My Butt's Bigger Than You(rs) said

    God, James Wan is a MACHINE.

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  • dalmatianjaws said

    I’m interested in the Woman in Black and that’s about it.

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  • T.ROSS said

    Nice. From this list I am probably most intrested in Woman in Black, I thought Eden Lake was amazing, so I am siked for James Watkins’s follow up film. I dont know too much about Cabin in the Woods, but I love promo posters. I think it will be one of the best horror movies of 2011, if it’s not pushed to next year. Like Innkeepers which is Ti West’s new film after last year’s The House of the Devil. There has already been hype over some scenes that some critics got to see. Plus it is being shown at 27th edition of the Sundance Film Festival. I think it’ll be awesome. T.ROSS

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  • crazy man said

    i cant wait to see all these movies im seeing every single one

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  • Bevan said

    Black Death has already come out on dvd

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    • Sheridan Passell said
      Sheridan Passell

      In the UK it has, we’re going by US release dates here. It’s out in US theaters on 11th March 2011, and is available On Demand from 4th February 2011.

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  • kyle said

    Loved The Collector. Can’t wait for the sequel. It’s going to be awesome. The Collector wasn’t well heard of but I saw it awhile ago and thought it was great.

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  • Streamline Putcher said

    2011 horror movies I’m looking forward to most are Scream 4 and Final Destination 5.

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  • Lauren said

    Looking forward to seeing quite a few of the them especially scream 4 but why make another human centipede!

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  • Nads said

    WOOOOOOOOOO GO SCREAM 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • heath said

    well they just don’t make em like they used to. i think the thing should be interesting but they probably wont do the classic any justice. if they do it right scream 4 could be cool. and the woman in black sounds appealing…. i guess. where are all the good slashers at? seems like new movies have to have some crazy demon or spirit or plot twist. seriously give me teens being slayed because they were smoking pot and im good

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    • Sheridan Passell said
      Sheridan Passell

      Mainstream slashers are out of fashion again. Studios have been remaking the classics one by one but now they’re basically all used up. But slashers will be back. The reaction from early test screenings of Scream 4 has been good, a big box office for that would encourage them…

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  • Berna said

    Excited to watch 2011 horror movies like: Final Destination 5, The Roommate, 11-11-11 🙂

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  • gd smith said

    I’ll end up watching most of the films on the list as my mental age and lack of taste dictate that i must watch horror. I have no choice in these matters.

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