Cult Labs

Go Back   Cult Labs > Film Discussions > Horror > The 1970's And Beyond > The 2010's

Poll: What were your favourite horror films of 2013?
Be advised that this is a public poll: other users can see the choice(s) you selected.
Poll Options
What were your favourite horror films of 2013?

Like Tree5Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 5th January 2014, 04:50 AM
bizarre_eye@Cult Labs's Avatar
Moderator Alumni
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Good Trader
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The Black Lodge
Blog Entries: 3
Default

Perhaps it's just me but 2013 has been an awful year for horror.

I haven't seen a single 2013 horror film that I can truly say was better than just 'meh' (Maniac doesn't count as it's from 2012).

The closest I can get to a great horror film from this year is A Field in England and Stoker, which although are both excellent are not strictly 'horror films' despite flirting with certain horror themes.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 5th January 2014, 02:51 PM
Demdike@Cult Labs's Avatar
Cult Emperor
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lancashire
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs View Post
Perhaps it's just me but 2013 has been an awful year for horror.

I haven't seen a single 2013 horror film that I can truly say was better than just 'meh' (Maniac doesn't count as it's from 2012).

The closest I can get to a great horror film from this year is A Field in England and Stoker, which although are both excellent are not strictly 'horror films' despite flirting with certain horror themes.
Maniac was released into limited UK cinemas in 2013, then onto home video.

You can argue it was from 2012 but if you never had a chance to see it the point is a touch invalid. Otherwise why wasn't it on your list last year?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 5th January 2014, 02:53 PM
bizarre_eye@Cult Labs's Avatar
Moderator Alumni
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Good Trader
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The Black Lodge
Blog Entries: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs View Post
You can argue it was from 2012 but if you never had a chance to see it the point is a touch invalid. Otherwise why wasn't it on your list last year?
Because I didn't make one!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 5th January 2014, 03:03 PM
Demdike@Cult Labs's Avatar
Cult Emperor
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lancashire
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs View Post
Because I didn't make one!
Personally i would have put it on this years list but i found it difficult to like, easy to admire, but not a film i could get involved in.

Still far better than Evil Dead which was bilge.

I'm getting round to reviewing them both when i catch up with December's viewings.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 5th January 2014, 03:39 PM
applecore's Avatar
Active Cultist
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Default

No One Lives and You're Next were both excellent, probably my favourite "non-mainstream" horror releases this year.
Other than that, I did enjoy Carrie and thoroughly enjoyed Evil Dead.
The Purge was a blast, too. Curse of Chucky was average up until the post-credits scene, which was good enough to finally knock it over into the "liked" category for me.

I really wanted to like Maniac but I couldn't get into it. I'll probably try again sometime though.
Also worth saying that I quite liked V/H/S/2 as well. Not as good as the first but I had fun. Amazed filmmakers are still bothering with found footage, though. It got old years ago..
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 5th January 2014, 04:07 PM
applecore's Avatar
Active Cultist
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Default

Actually, does Stitches count as a 2013 release? Sure it did the festival run in 2012 but the home release didn't happen until March 2013..
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 5th January 2014, 04:10 PM
Demdike@Cult Labs's Avatar
Cult Emperor
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Senior Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lancashire
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by applecore View Post
Actually, does Stitches count as a 2013 release? Sure it did the festival run in 2012 but the home release didn't happen until March 2013..
I would say so then....

Bizarre_Eye may not.

Its all subjective really.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 5th January 2014, 06:06 PM
Cultist on the Rampage
Good Trader
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bremen
Default

The best horror (but with a broad definition) and my best film of 2013 was Tore Tanzt. Genuinely disturbing.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 5th January 2014, 11:08 PM
bizarre_eye@Cult Labs's Avatar
Moderator Alumni
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Good Trader
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The Black Lodge
Blog Entries: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs View Post
Personally i would have put it on this years list but i found it difficult to like, easy to admire, but not a film i could get involved in.

Still far better than Evil Dead which was bilge.

I'm getting round to reviewing them both when i catch up with December's viewings.
I loved the Maniac remake. Easily on equal ground with the original for me (although they are very different animals), and I'm someone who loves the original too.

I also agree on Evil Dead, and have only just realised that I've forgotten to add it to my 2013 films list. Aside from Mama it was the worst horror film that I've seen from 2013. I look forward to reading your review.

Has anyone seen Home Sweet Home? Not amazing by any margin, but it takes the prize as one of the best horror film of 2013 for me (after Frankenstein's Army) so far, irrespective of the 6/10 rating I'd give it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs View Post
I would say so then....

Bizarre_Eye may not.

Its all subjective really.
I'm very particular about my release dates
Demdike@Cult Labs likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 5th January 2014, 11:12 PM
bizarre_eye@Cult Labs's Avatar
Moderator Alumni
Cult Labs Radio Contributor
Good Trader
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The Black Lodge
Blog Entries: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs View Post
I haven't seen a single 2013 horror film that I can truly say was better than just 'meh' (Maniac doesn't count as it's from 2012).
This is obviously a lie as I forgot about Frankenstein's Army, which is certainly better than 'meh'. However, still a pretty underwhelming year. I do need to dig more into the indie side of things, which I'm hoping will be more fruitful than the terrible mainstream offerings of The Conjuring, Evil Dead, and Mama, and the mediocre VHS 2.

Last edited by bizarre_eye@Cult Labs; 6th January 2014 at 12:08 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply  

Like this? Share it using the links below!

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



Our goal is to keep Cult Labs friendly. If you feel discouraged from posting by certain members' behaviour then you can e-mail us in complete confidence.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
All forum posts are contributed by members of the site; Cult Labs cannot take responsibility for all content posted on the site. If you have an issue with content posted on the site please click the 'report post' button.
Copyright © 2014 Cult Laboratories Ltd. All rights reserved.