Dirty Horror Presents: Top 10 Horror Movies Of 2012

Here we go.  Strike up the band and cue the dancing girls.  Yes, we’re going back to the 1920’s!  Just kidding!  It’s my inevitable Top 10 list of horror movies for 2012.  As I looked back on the year that was in horror cinema, I felt there were some solid releases, but there also seemed to be a bit of a void as well.  I did get my horror fix on though, so let’s get this list started and start it off with the worst of the best!    Continue reading

Review: Sinister (2012)

It really takes a lot to make me want to go home after seeing a horror movie and check to make sure that no one’s in the house and maybe even sleep with an extra light on. When the trailers for the new creepy flick Sinister came out, I was prepared for it to be that movie.  So the question is – did I sleep tight last night, or did I have the covers pulled high up with my eyes darting back and forth at every little noise or movement in the house?

Well – yes and no would be the generic answer to that question.  Sinister was hitting on all cylinders with it’s creepy atmosphere and effective sound design, but something was missing from making it that “must see” horror film that I was hoping it to be.    Continue reading

Anticipation Alert: Sinister (2012)

At first glance, the poster for the upcoming supernatural shocker Sinister looks like your basic “been there done that” horror flick and the title alone makes it feel like a retread of Insidious and something that should go direct to DVD starring Tom Sizemore.  Sure there’s blood on the wall and oooooooh – look! The blood creates an evil facial image to make it even more scarrrrrrry!

*you little shit – I just painted that wall!*

Ok….well, I think I’m about to eat crow (never understood this saying btw – how do we know that a crow isn’t actually delicious?).  The trailer popped up online a few weeks back and I have to admit – it looked good.  There were more than a few “freaky” images to wet my whistle and it built up nicely to where I really wanted to see more once it ended.  Mission accomplished with the trailer.  Check it out with your own peepers below:

Now I know what you’re saying…..how many trailers have we seen that deliver the horror goods, but then the finished product ends up being a limp noodle that can’t join the pasta party (only the best analogies on this blog folks ). Bottom line is that I was still skeptical about this flick, until I started hearing the buzz and then saw that it was at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.  So now I can officially say it:  I’m excited for this movie! I’m sure the Insidious comparisons will be aplenty, but I dug that movie, so I’m hoping to dig this too.  Insidious wasn’t perfect, but it did a lot right, and that’s the vibe I get from this flick.  As long as it brings the creepy and doesn’t succumb to the typical watered down Hollywood horror bullshit, I think I’ll be a happy camper.  Sinister comes out on Oct 5th, so get off your ass and support it!

*what ever happened to just playing hopscotch?*