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Horror Movies 2011 – Guide

Red State
Release Date: 19 October 2011
Starring: Michael Parks, Kyle Gallner, Melissa Leo, John Goodman, Kevin Pollak
Director: Kevin Smith

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Kevin Smith is making a horror movie. It’s about a group of kids encountering a crazed preacher who practices extreme fundamentalism in Middle America. Michael Parks (Kill Bill Volume 2) plays the preacher, who’s loosely based on Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church. Phelps had followers out protesting Comic Con this year. Cop Out showed even a slight step away from Smith’s comfort zone can be disastrous. Can he handle suspense/horror? I doubt it. Likely to be controversial though. [Critics: 57%] [Public: 6.3/10] = {Ranked: 11th Best}

Paranormal Activity 3
Release Date: 21 October 2011
Starring: Katie Featherston
Director: Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2)

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[Critics: 70%] [Public: 6.3/10] = {Ranked: 7th Best}

– NOVEMBER –

11-11-11
Release Date: 11 November 2011
Starring: Timothy Gibbs, Michael Landes, Denis Rafter, Wendy Glenn
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman

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This is one release date they can’t afford to miss, because the release date is the movie. 11 11 11 is a ‘sinister number’ movie, similar to The Number 23, with shades of Knowing. It’s a dark interpretation of the held-by-a-handful-of-people-belief that on 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month, the 11th gate of Heaven (there are 11) will open up and something from another world will enter the earthly realm for 49 minutes. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who did Saws II – IV.
[Critics – 14%] [Public – 4.1/10] = {Ranked: 3rd Worst}

– DECEMBER –

The Darkest Hour
Release Date: 23 December 2011
Starring: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor, Max Minghella, Joel Kinnaman
Director: Chris Gorak

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Sci-fi horror following American tourists traveling through Moscow when an alien invasion occurs. These aliens are invisible to the naked eye, travel in energy bursts, and their touch will disintegrate you. Chris Gorak, director of the effectively-made Right At Your Door is well suited to the material. Being filmed in Russia will give it a unique look. Producer Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) is Russian, and it’s shooting at his studio there. An invisible alien invasion could be a little dull, depending on how it’s handled. Emile Hirsch (Into The Wild) is an exciting actor, so hopefully he hasn’t sold out.
[Critics – 10%] [Public – 5.2/10] = {Ranked: 7th Worst}


= WENT STRAIGHT TO DVD =

Faces In The Crowd
Release Date: DVD – 25 October 2011
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Julian McMahon, David Atrakchi
Director: Julien Magnat

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[Public: 5.5/10]

= SHOULD HAVE BEEN RELEASED IN 2011 BUT IS STUCK ON A SHELF =

The Factory
Release Date: TBC
Starring: John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Dallas Roberts, Mae Whitman
Director: Morgan O’Neill

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John Cusack plays a rugged cop on the trail of a serial killer targeting young streetwalkers. When his own daughter is kidnapped by the killer he drops all professional restraint to get her back. This is a Joel Silver / Dark Castle production directed by a winner of the Australian Project Greenlight. The release date has been pushed back almost 2 years, which is a very bad sign. And it seems to have been a troubled set too, with the screenwriter complaining on radio that “[Cusack] was getting paid a lot of cash and he would be two hours late to set, wouldn’t apologise for keeping everyone waiting in the snow. …It was a really nice day when he wrapped.”

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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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