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Horror movie scenes that scared the shit out of me the first time I saw them

The attack on the moors - American Werewolf In London 

The chestburster - Alien 

The demon behind Patrick Wilson - Insidious

The final scene in the house - The Blair Witch Project

The blood test - The Thing 

The old hag in the bathroom - The Shining 

Freddy creeping over Nancy - A Nightmare On Elm Street

Alice’s doppelganger - Lake Mungo 

The plaza scene - Suspiria 

The witch in the girls bedroom - The Conjuring 

The party monster scene - Jacob’s Ladder 

Ayesha crawling on all fours - V/H/S 2 

The tall man in the bedroom - Phantasm 

The voodoo zombie bride - The Serpent and The Rainbow 

Look behind you! - The Descent 

The demon on the top floor of the apartment - [REC.]

 

The Gracefield Incident will be released in select theaters and on VOD on July 21 via Momentum Pictures. The set-up, in which a camera is implanted in a prosthetic eye, is reminiscent of Adam Wingard’s segment from V/H/S/2.

The found footage film is written and directed by Mathieu Ratthe, who also stars alongside Kimberly Laferriere, Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles, Juliette Gosselin, Alexandre Nachi, and Laurence Dauphinais.

Some things can’t be unseen in the trailer below.

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My Top Ten Horror and Genre Films of 2013!

This year I got to see so many great films at festivals all over the world, online and at our local theatres! I love weird horror and sci-fi genre films more than anything so Ive compiled a list of what I think are the top 10 most effectively scary, disturbing, suspenseful and/or spooky films I got to see this year!

Some are remakes, some are borderline documentary and others are directorial firsts but all I considered to be quite simply, awesome. 

In no particular order…

EVIL DEAD - Fede Alvarez

I was very excited to see this remake and it did not disappoint. This film is a tour de force of awesome practical effects and although not everyone loved the storyline I thought it was a great re-imagining of the original.

V/H/S 2 - Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sanchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard.

What I love about the V/H/S films is the sampling of great horror material you get from so many awesome directors. Both the sequel and the original have made me go out and watch other feature films from nearly all the directors involved. Putting their talent together in an anthology series like V/H/S was something refreshing I think the genre needed and has opened the door for new filmmakers much like The ABC’s of Death. V/H/S 2 had its ups and downs, but delivered on the scares and originality of its content. If you haven’t already you need to see this film!

THE CONJURING - James Wan

As I’m writing this I’m sitting in front of the special features menu on The Conjuring Blu ray. I saw this film twice in theatres and after my first viewing immediately went home and researched the Perron family for hours on end. I loved this film. Ed and Lorraine Warren will always hold a special place in my heart and to see part of their story told so well on screen was awesome. The Conjuring, along with most of Wan’s films, gets my vote for best titles of the year!

MANIAC - Franck Khalfoun

I have been following of Elijah Woods foray into horror since the emergence of Spectrevision and am loving everything that he has done so far! Some may think the first person camera style of the Maniac remake is a gimmick but I think it does nothing but heighten the experience of getting a view into this characters totally deranged life. I liked this film a lot more than I thought I would and the gore effects were especially gruesome!

YOU’RE NEXT - Adam Wingard

I don’t even know where to begin with this one. You’re Next totally blew me away and erased any negativity I ever felt towards the home invasion genre. It was brutal, funny, sick, suspenseful and the soundtrack had me on the edge of my seat. One second you felt like you were watching Home Alone and the next you were transported to some awesome 80’s slasher flick brought into 2013. I can’t say enough good things about this film. Adam Wingard is wonderful and I can’t wait to see The Guest!

BYZANTIUM - Neil Jordan

I had been waiting to see this film ever since I saw Antiviral at last year’s Atlantic Film Festival. I love Caleb Landry Jones and saw that he was in this one as well. With Byzantium Neil Jordan has brought another beautifully crafted vampire film to the screen. Interview With the Vampire is a favourite of mine and Ive seen more vampire films than I can count but this one certainly stands out as being something much more than typical. The tone and cinematography in the film was perfectly grey and moody and the female leads gave great performances. If you like vampires even a little please check out this film!

TOAD ROAD - Jason Banker

I was fortunate enough to be able to see Toad Road at a local genre film festival called Outlier in November. I didn’t know a lot about the film, only that the director had found a group of teens to spend time with and document and that footage was integrated into the film. Well, that and I can never resist a film about hell or the devil. The urban legend of the film really interested me and the more you watch the more you feel like you’re being pulled down along with the characters through toad road and this different state of mind. This one was definitely one of the weirder films I saw this year but also one of the best!

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO - Peter Strickland

A film about Italian horror sound studio recordings?! Where do I sign up, was my first thought when I heard about this film. I was so excited for Berberian Sound Studio and I was so glad it didn’t disappoint. It had a touch of weirdness to it that made it extra memorable for me and of course, the sound in the film was killer. This one easily made it into my top 10 and if you haven’t been to see it yet you need to!

STOKER - Chan-wook Park

This was one of my highly anticipated releases of 2013. An american film from Chan-wook Park with a creepy storyline is my cup of tea. I found this film subtly eerie in ways that I don’t see a lot in the genre and loved the colouring and feel of the film. This was one of the few wide release genre films I really enjoyed this year and to see original content in a world of remakes was refreshing!

A FIELD IN ENGLAND - Ben Wheatley

I can say without a shadow of a doubt that this was my favourite film of 2013. I had the opportunity to see this film at The Atlantic Film Festival this September and after the movie was over my friends thought I might even cry I was so visibly moved. I haven’t felt this way about a film in a long time and to know that there are filmmakers out there with the ambition and guts to bring something so strange and fearless to the screen is comforting. In beautiful black and white A Field in England was mystical, gritty, poetic and wonderfully psychedelic. Please watch this film.

All in all it was a great year for the genre, and 2014 already has me looking forward to a lot of new content from some favourite directors and some new ones as well! Honourable mentions that nearly made the top 10 this year are HERE COMES THE DEVIL, the shirt film, DECOPODA SHOCK, DOOMSDAYS, INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2, THE LORDS OF SALEM, MAMA, and of course HANSEL AND GRETEL WITCH HUNTERS. I hope anyone who takes the time to actually read this will see at least one film this year that might be a little on the strange side! <3 <3 <3