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Top 10: Films 09 #2

01.16.2009by: Matt Withers
It's always nice as a new year kicks off to take a moment to cleanse the crap that didn't work in the last year, and in the case of genre projects, look forward to some of the more interesting flicks on the upcoming slate.

At the same time putting a list like this together is bittersweet because I know that most of these will not end up being very good. Yet hope springs eternal, because the ones that get it right should rock the Kasbah.

I'll admit that I'm pretty shocked how many remakes and reboots I've got on this list, but they're so ubiquitous in genre releases now that it'd be almost impossible to put together a list without a pretty healthy sampling. Besides, promising looking entries like THE RED MIST and DYING BREED are retreading such familiar ground that they're not much removed from the straight remakes in concept anyway.

So is 2009 going to see anything new and exciting in horror? Probably not, but there's plenty of opportunities to have a damn good time watching plasma fly. Spit bullets on what YOU are looking forward to below.

READ PART 1 OF THIS LIST HERE

WARNING - A TRUCKLOAD OF REMAKES AHEAD!

5. H2


Unlike many, I thought Zombie's take on HALLOWEEN was a pretty good time. My main concern with the announced sequel is that I liked the Zombie-ish character development and plot takes of the first 2/3's of the movie. When it got to the actual stalk sequences I was significantly less impressed. But Myers has been established in Rob's unique way and will presumably spend a lot more time hunting people (in a hospital?) for this one. I'm worried it'll simply be an unnecessary extension of the first. BUT, something had to bring Mr. Rob back into the fold, so here's hoping it's creative instead of financial.

4. SORORITY ROW


I love fresh, unexpected horror, but in a time when that is offered to us less and less, I'll take scantily clad chicas getting offed in gruesome ways too. Plus this flick was shot in New Orleans, which is one of my old stomping grounds. So I immediately support any project bringing life to that awesome city post-Katrina.

3. MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3-D


3-D has never been a particularly successful gimmick, largely because you can't really get immersed in a movie experience if a hand grabbing at you from the screen keeps reminding you that you're watching a movie. And the footage I've seen of MBV3D so far looks as clunky as most 3-D set ups are. But the truth is I can't wait to see this long awaited follow up to one of the most brutally good slashers the 80's had to offer. I really hope I'm wrong about it sucking.

2. LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS


Heh. Greatest title ever. Planned that way and the filmmakers just went with their genius marketing ploy. If this movie isn't a truly great B-movie however, all people involved should be summarily executed and another crew brought on to make a movie with the same title. This sequence should be repeated until we get the LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS movie we deserve.

1. THE WOLFMAN


Why are werewolf movies so hard to pull off? Unlike vampire flicks, the hound-based mofo's have a very difficult history. They usually blow ropey goat chunks, and even the classics tend to have significant flaws. As it stands though, Benicio del Toro is an actor I'll check out in anything, and if it's a genre throwdown then all the better. Toss in some Emily Blunt too? Nice. I'm betting on this being the best of this pack since GINGER SNAPS.

READ PART 1 OF THIS LIST HERE

Got a Top 10 idea? Hit me up at mattwithers@joblo.com
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9:07PM on 01/18/2009

being a fan of Supernatural

I may check out My Bloody Valentine as for H2 I'll wait for reviews on here. As for Friday the 13th, and Night of the Demons well you already know about my thoughts on Night of the Demons the remake and Friday the 13th well I'll have to see what others say first before I give it a chance.
I may check out My Bloody Valentine as for H2 I'll wait for reviews on here. As for Friday the 13th, and Night of the Demons well you already know about my thoughts on Night of the Demons the remake and Friday the 13th well I'll have to see what others say first before I give it a chance.
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