Aus einer Laune heraus stellte Scott Weinberg, der neue Herausgeber von Twitch, seine persönliche Liste der 50 besten Horrorfilmen des letzten Jahrzehnts zusammen. Als echter und kritischer Horrorfilmliebhaber und -kenner kann er sicher etwas zu dem Thema beisteuern, weshalb es sich lohnt, einen Blick darauf zu werfen.
Weil die Vorstellung von 50 Filmen und ihren Trailern den Rahmen sprengen würde, beschränken wir uns hier auf den Countdown seiner besten 10:
“May be one of the most ferocious horror films ever made – but Martyrs is also quite effectively chilling and consistently disturbing … frankly I think it’s one of the most fascinating pieces of ‘hardcore’ horror cinema you’d ever want to see.”
“A smart, funny, creepy, and frequently exciting monster epic packed with strong effects, solid action scenes, several colorful characters, and (best of all) a whole lot of random chompings.”
… und [REC] 2 (2009), weil die beiden für Weinberg einfach zusammen gehören.
“Strikes a fantastic balance between well-earned chills and strangely heart-touching emotion. (And what an ending!)”
“Not only does this fantastic little import add a lot of new color to the “vampire flick,” but it also turns out to be one of the strangest, stickiest, and (yes) sweetest horror movies I’ve seen in ten years.”
“Works in a dark, gothic, and joyously hypnotic style – one that’s painfully absent from most modern horror flicks”
“Unrelenting, brutal and stunningly violent. It’s also very well-crafted, powerful, creepy and scary on a murky primal level.”
“It’s hard to say which is more impressive: that May deftly juggles gruesome horror, bizarrely touching romance, pitch black humor and heart-wrenching tragedy with nary a misstep – or that everything on display is presented courtesy of a filmmaker working on his first feature film.”
“Another old review that seems to have disappeared, so here’s one, improv-style: one of the best “haunted building” movies I’ve ever seen, and it just gets better with repeat viewings. Great cast, vibe, script, style, etc. I adore this flick, and I know several horror buffs who feel the same way.”
“Yep, not only do I consider it a horror film, but it’s also one of the most interesting, challenging, and insightful ones I’ve ever seen. Call it a dark fantasy, an off-kilter adventure, a wartime coming-of-age tale, or a straightforward dramatic piece if you like (it’s all those things), but I’d still call Pan’s Labyrinth a beautiful piece of horror cinema, a magical genre mash-up that can be savored like truly fine art. But is also scary and has monsters.”