Horror Addicts Top Ten Movie Contest Update

Horror Addicts it’s time to give you an update on how the movie contest is going.

The below list is the list of the Top Ten so far from the user lists that have come from our listeners, and readers.

Do you agree with this list of Top Ten movies or do you feel your movies are missing? There isn’t a lot of movies from those who are fans of Foreign Horror Fans.

Well this is just a reminder it’s your time to get your top ten list into the email address of HAddictsmovies@gmail.com to get a chance of seeing one of your films listed.  The deadline is August 15th so time is running out.

Again all we want is your top ten films, year of release and country of origin.

We have had some great sample lists provided to us as examples so check them out.

They were provided by writer Kevin Glennon and Directors Philip Chidel and John Pata.

Now without further delay here is the list of films that have gotten the most repeat submissions and will be in the Top Ten.

  • Dead Silence – 2007 (US)
  • Ghost Ship   – 2002 (US)
  • Paranormal Activity  -2007 (US)
  • Saw  – 2004 (US)
  • The Descent – 2005 (UK)
  • The Mist – 2007 (US)
  • The Ring   – 2002 (US)
  • Case 39 – 2009 (US)
  • Frailty – 2002 (US)
  • The Strangers – 2008 (US)

Some films that are just short of the Top Ten.

  • Shutter – 2008 (US)
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf – 2001 (French)
  • Insidious – 2010 (US)
  • Let Me In – 2010 (US)
  • Orphan – 2009 (US)

The key thing to note about the above list of film so far is that most are from the US. I know we have fans of Foreign horror but nothing has really come in for those movies. So the challenge is on.

So get your personal list of Top Ten Horror Films released during form 2000 to end of 2011 into us as soon as you can.  Their are prizes at risk for those within the US and Canada, and for those overseas bragging rights to see one of your films listed.

A Guest Top Ten Horror Movie List – John Pata

Below is a guest Top Ten List along with some honorable mentions from one member of the writer/director pair behind the film Dead Weight.  John does a great job of going into his list and the fun of his list.  John was featured in an interview at the end of last seasons (6) on an interview regarding Dead Weight. The film was just reviewed in the season.

So below is John’s Top Ten List along with his Honorable Mentions.

John Pata…………

Truth be told, no matter how much I spend on this list, I will want to change it immediately. And then tomorrow. And then next week, and the week after that. And so on… And so on… And so on…

I decided it was time just to get it the way I want it (for now, of course), and leave it at that. I’m sure there are plenty I spaced out on and left off the list, too. Now I am not saying that these are the BEST films of the 2000s, rather the ones I enjoyed the most. Be it for the craft, story, gore, scares or anything else really. Oh, and they are listed in alphabetical order. It was challenging enough to narrow it down to ten. I’ll be damned if I was going to attempt to rank them after that. However, I did select a “cream of the crop”, for what it’s worth. So, without further adieu…

John Pata’s Top Ten Films of the 2000s:

10.  28 Days Later (2002 – UK)

  9.  Cabin Fever (2002 – Domestic)

  8.  Feast (2005 – Domestic)

  7.  Ginger Snaps (2000 – Canada)

  6.  Inside (2007 – France)

  5. The Mist (2007 – Domestic)

  4.  Shaun of the Dead (2004 – England)

  3. The Signal (2007 – Domestic)

  2. Trick ‘r Treat (2007 – Domestic)

  1. The Descent* (2005 – UK)

* = My pick for Best Film of the 2000’s

I now present my Honorable Mentions:

30 Days of Night

Behind The Mask

Devil’s Rejects

Freddy vs. Jason

The HIll Have Eyes

High Tension

Let Me In

Mulberry Street

[REC]

Severance

A Guest Top Ten Horror Movie List – Philip Chidel

To help our Horror Addicts fans get an idea of the type of things we are looking for here is a guest list of Top Ten Horror Films from Philip Chidel.  You may remember Philip from his interview on Horror Addicts along with the review of his short film ‘Til Death.

So take a look at his list of top Ten Horror Films between the years of 2000 to 2011.  He provides us with reasons for his choice which should help shed some light on what had him pick the film.

So without further discussion here is his list.

Philip Chidel’s Top 10

10  OPEN WATER:  (2003 – domestic) Some say over hyped for such a low budget, which may not be possible, but real sharks are scary.  The final scene haunts me still.  Boring to some, terrifying to me.

9  THE STRANGERS: (2008 – domestic) A guilty pleasure.  Could have been an easily forgettable low-budget slasher flick.  Instead has sharp direction, slick production value, and genuinely creepy masked baddies.

8  PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: (2007 – domestic)   Perhaps damaged by its lesser and imitative sequels, but this first one really did make me scared to go to bed at night.  Unique and inventive.

7  THE DESCENT: (2005 – UK)   Girl power!!  But not enough girl power to scare away Batmen.  Also has one of the great scare moments in the last 20 years.  Maybe more.

6 TRICK ‘R TREAT: (2007 – domestic)  Great campy fun.  Great for a Halloween in.

5 RINGU: (1998 – Japan)   The original.  Still the definitive J-horror movie, and you still don’t get a better creep on than the girl thru the TV set.

Note remade as, The Ring (2002 – Domestic)

4 REC: (2007 – Spanish)  Spain is scary.  Esp. those quarantined apartments with weird angry things in the attic that attack for no damn reason.  Sequel is good too!

3 THE HOST: (2006 – South Korean)   Anotherll time fave.   Monster as metaphor.  Or if you like: Just plain old badass monster.

2 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN:  (2008 – Sweden) Smart hard drama is always scarier than real horror.  But add vampires and kids, and you’re golden.

1  AUDITION: (2000 – Japan) The scariest most gloriously repulsive movie and it is actually ABOUT something.  All time fave.

Horror Addicts Top Ten Movie Contest

Are you tired of seeing those movie lists telling you, yes you, the viewer what the top films are?  Wouldn’t you like to have the chance to share what you consider the top ten films of the past decade to be?

Well you no longer have to wait as your time has come.

Horror Addicts wants to give our listeners a chance to give us their top ten list for 2000 to end of 2011.

Yes that’s right we are asking you all to put your list together and send it to us.

All you have to do is send your top ten list to our email address of HAddictsmovies@gmail.com.

So you may ask yourself, “That’s great but why would I want to take the time to get a list together and send it to Horror Addicts?”

 How’s this for a good reason, a chance at winning some free stuff that will include a few films that were featured on Horror Addicts!!  You could see your films listed on a special Horror Addicts Fans Top Ten List.  Yes we will take all the entries and come up with fan based Top Ten.

A Horror Addict screams: “So tell me, please tell me what do I have to do to get in on this!!

 Relax patient Horror Addict let’s get to the official steps on what you need to do.

 Official Entry Rules

1.       Put together your top ten list of films starting in 2000 to end of 2011.

a.       List should contain

                                   i.      Movie Title (year of release)

                                  ii.      English or Foreign Film

2.       Include your full name and mailing address

a.       Entries welcome from around the world but movie winners will be chosen from all US/Canada entries due to cost of mailing.

3.       Email the list to HAddictsmovies@gmail.com

4.       Send the emails in by August 15, 2012

 Horror Addicts Obligations:

 1.       Compile all the received top ten lists together.

2.       Count number of votes for a film and create a Horror Addict Fans Top Ten List.

3.       Post this Top Ten List on the blog.

4.       As entries received give them a number for the drawing.

5.       Using a random number generator pick a winner from out of all the US/Canadian entries.

6.       Post the winners Name and there Top Ten List to the blog.

7.       Send the winner their Horror Addicts Movie Prize Packet.  Prize includes copies of Dead Weight and ‘Til Death, and more great stuff.

8.      If list to diverse than a blog poll will be created to get the top ten films.

To help show you what we are looking for, watch the blog for TWO special guest lists of their TOP TEN.