Top 20 Horror Films of 2014

It is once again that time, folks! The yearly Top 20 Horror list comes with not a day to spare. Remember, if something is missing it means either I didn’t like it as much as you or I simply might not have seen it. After all, I can’t see everything! And of course, it is just one man’s opinion…

20: Swamphead
19: The Town That Dreaded Sundown
18: The ABC’s of Death 2
17: Wolf Creek 2
16: Cabin Fever: Patient Zero
15: Housebound
14: Late Phases
13: Starry Eyes
12: Almost Human
11: The Den/Pieces of Talent

10: The Taking of Deborah Logan
It is soo hard to take the found footage angle and make it interesting. The Taking of Debra Logan tosses in some dementia and some epically creepy moments to pull ahead of the giant pack of found footage films we saw in 2014.

09: The Babadook
Is it the scariest movie since The Exorcist? I don’t know, but it was certainly one of the best horror films of the year and it is one of the more original and creative. I’m sure people will be talking about this one for years to come.

 

08: Hi-8: Horror Independent 8
This is a key-lime pie of the horror world here. However, if you have a sweet spot for shot on video horror you will more than appreciate something like this here. If at times things seem cheap or bad it is because that is how it is suppose to be. It easily out VHS V/H/S

07: Skinless
Dustin Mill has a wide range of films and this one might be the best of them all. Mixing a good story with gore effects, Skinless becomes one of the most heart felt and bloodiest films you can see this year.

06: The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears
Do you like art and horror? This might be a perfect mix of the two. It won’t be for everyone, but if you can get it and appreciate it, you will find one of the more strangely entertaining flick we’ve seen released all year.

05: Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1
Troma at its purest Troma form here with Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1. I had hoped we’d see the second half before the year’s end to complete the total package, but even on its own volume 1 delivers in all the areas you want a Troma film to deliver.

04: The Sacrament
Is it a real found footage film or not? Is there too much Jones Town here? I don’t know and I don’t care. The Sacrament was a return to form for Ti West. It is tense, hard to watch at times, and extremely entertaining. The realistic nature of what is on screen just makes it even better.

03: Stage Fright
If you didn’t enjoy the horror musical Stage Fright, then I’m not sure we can be friends. I loved every minute of this cross between Scream and Glee. I think down the road this film will finally find the respect it deserves.

02: Found
Found got a limited release a few years back, but it finally got a major DVD release this year. This movie is a whole new type of animal. It connects with horror fans in many ways and also offers up one of the more complex and twisted horror stories you will ever find.

01: Dead Snow 2: Red vs Dead
Here it is, guys! This is without question the wildest and crazies film you will see all year. It just so happens to pack all the other stuff it needs to end up being the best horror film of the year. It has shades of a lot of things, including Evil Dead 2. You never know just where this one is going, but you will be entertained every step of the bloody way.