2018 has been a tremendous year for genre films, horror in particular. With that said, I wanted to talk about something that's been on my mind for the latter half of this year.
With 2018 literally coming to an end today, we revisit some of our favorite films of the year. Whether it was Nicolas Cage in full rage or the horrors that befall a family, the following 15 films range from indie favorites to blockbuster flares. Regardless, each and every film on this list left a lasting impact on those who viewed them. So sit back, relax, and dive into our favorite films of 2018!
Halloween may be over, but the seasonal fun times are just beginning. Horror lives on all year round for any dedicated genre fan, with the upcoming seasons bringing more holiday favorites to the table. I personally love November, but for many, it can act as a vacant, lonely month. Below I’ve listed ten movies that are sure to cure any post-Halloween blues you may be experiencing, and act as a good bridge between the watchings of Halloween to Christmas horror. In no particular order, this list varies from cult favorites, to 80s comedies, to the campiest of films that all share similar things in common - Thanksgiving and the transition from fall to winter.
As all Halloween fans patiently wait to grab a hot cider, zip up their hoodies and participate in the fun fall actives that represent this fantastic season, October 1st has finally arrived. To celebrate, I compiled a list of 20 films (in NO particular order) that should be watched and commemorated all throughout this cherished month.
Phobias, whether we want to admit them or not, are something that we all have. Those who experience phobias can have feelings that range from slight annoyance to all encompassing debilitation. Last season, American Horror Story: Cult decided that along with their brilliant focus on social commentary, they would also hone in on phobias such as Coulrophobia (clowns), Trypophobia (closely packed holes), and Agoraphobia (open spaces). For the DVD release of American Horror Story: Cult, I’ve decided to put together a list of the five best horror films categorized by phobias.
The book is always better than the movie. You’ll never convince me otherwise. However, that doesn’t mean that certain books are just begging to be properly adapted (see: THE GODFATHER, IT, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, and so on). When that movie magic happens, you either get an achievement in cinematic excellence, like THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION for example, or a true clunker that doesn’t deserve space in the clearance bin of your local Wal-Mart. Here’s looking at you, Will Smith’s I AM LEGEND.
It's summer time, so you know what that means. It's FESTIVAL TIME. Out of some of the many fests that us at Nightmarish Conjurings will be covering this summer, is the always-awesome Fantasia Festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
2017, you may have had your low moments, but in regards to horror films, you came out on top. Between the success of independent horror films along with the box office smash hits surrounding IT and Get Out, horror is firmly cementing itself as a genre that should be taken seriously. When it came to deciding my favorite horror films of the year, I struggled only because there were so many incredible ones to choose from. After narrowing them down, I've chosen my top 5 of the year and can only hope that 2018 will bring us just as many incredible movies to choose from.
This year has been a development year of horror and thriller movies. There are so many different styles and tastes, whether it's a reference to the 70s and 80s love of cinema or a modern science fiction movie. We are in a time where there are new crazy styles but also some great subtle, standing on your tippy toes, horror films. Anyways, let's get to the good part, my horror list!
I can't help but feel underqualified to write a list of my 5 top horror films for 2017, since I haven't seen nearly as many as I'd like. I know for a fact there are at least another hundred that are completely worth the time, and almost certainly at least a percentage of those would be worthy of inclusion on this list. Sadly, I'm ill-equipped, so I have to make a mad kamikaze run at this, probably exploding myself horribly in the process...but here we go!
As I sit down to write up my top 5 horror films of 2017, I realized what a hard task this was. A plethora of amazing films came out this year and it's hard to choose which ones. However, there are a few that did hold a special place in my heart. Although a lot of extraordinary and groundbreaking mainstream films came out this year, I'm going to highlight some indie ones that I feel need recognition too. Here they are!
It's officially the season for summoning up our horror favorites of the year. Below are my top five favorites of 2017, and films that I feel everyone should see. I unfortunately have yet to see The Shape of Water, but I am confident that it would have made my number one, so it will be number one in spirit. Let's get started!
What a hell of a year, 2017. I'd like to give you a heartfelt fuck you. On a more positive note, horror from this hell year has been phenomenal. Be it murderous clowns or murderous co-workers, the movies this year kept us awake for the right reasons. Below are my top 5 favorite horror/thrillers of 2017!
Halloween may be over, but the season lives on throughout the year’s entirety for any horror fan. I personally love November, but for many, it can act as a lonely month connecting the downs of Halloween’s end to the highs of the beginnings of Christmas or Hanukkah. Below I have picked six movies that are sure to cure any post-Halloween feelings you may be experiencing, and act as a good bridge between the watchings of Halloween to Christmas horror. I chose to not add any Thanksgiving-themed horror, because let’s face it, the little that does exist are pretty cheesy and unentertaining (in my opinion). These six films give off a great and chilling vibe that I feel best represents November, with the addition of two non-horror picks that are a must-see for the duration of this month.
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