With 2009 coming to an end, it is time for me to release my list of the top 5 best and worst horror movies of 2009. I wish I would have had a chance to see them all, but there is just not enough time in my world. So these are the best and worst from the movies I saw. I am sure you could add a few of your own. I am going to start with my least favorite.
#5 The Stepfather: I have seen worse, but this movie just didn't do anything for me.
#4 The Hills Run Red: I know this made a lot of people's top 10 best movies lists, but the movie just took so long to get to the good part that I couldn't enjoy it.
#3 The Collector: Besides some killing, really, what was the point of this movie? He collects people for some reason. Ok!
#2 Pandorum: Didn't turn out to be as scary as I thought from the previews. It definitely was not the next Alien.
#1 Messengers 2: Save your money. While part one was good, this was bad!
I left off New Moon. It would have been too easy to make it number 1, but I really don't consider it a horror movie even if it has vampires and wolves. Now to the good part, which are my favorite movies of 2009. I am very surprised that #1 turned out to be a movie with not a lot of blood and guts. Shocking really! I think I am starting to like movies with good twists as much as blood and guts.
#5 The Last House on the Left: It turned out to be a very violent movie with what they did to the girls, and then how the parents got revenge!
#4 The Haunting in Connecticut: I liked the story, and the visions the kid had were creepy. I also liked the ending.
#3 Drag Me to Hell: I liked the interaction between the girl and the old lady. I would have liked it a little more if there was better acting.
#2 Zombieland: It was not totally a horror movie, but I really liked this it. It was a good combination of humor, and good old zombie killing.
#1 Orphan: I liked the twist in this movie (yes I didn't see it coming). The little girl was great acting normal sometimes, but really being crazy. The story was set up perfectly.
If you had asked me, at the beginning of the year, what are some movies you hope will be in your list of the top 5 best of 2009, I would have said H2 and Friday the 13th. Unfortunately, they came closer to making my list of the top 5 worst movies. I am still really disappointed with H2 because I liked part one so much. While I liked the killing in Friday the 13th, I just thought it got away from what I am used to seeing from Jason. I know a lot of people included Paranormal Activity in their top 10, but I just hated the ending (read my review for explanation). Now it is time to look forward to the horror movies to come in 2010. Bring them on!