12 Bloody Days of Christmas: Day 10 ‘Top Picks for the New Year’

2010 brought another installment in the Paranormal Activity series (I can call it that now that there’s a third movie in the works). Eli Roth and company possessed us with The Last Exorcism. And then there was Saw 3D, which is the final film in the well-received franchise. Of course, there were the flops (ahem, Chain Letter), but in all, 2010 was another successful year in horror. The question now remains, what will 2011 bring us? And will it be worth our time? On the tenth day of Christmas, Bloody-Disgusting gave to me- “Top Picks for the New Year”.

Day 1: Creepy Christmas Traditions
Day 2: Christmas Characters Gone Wrong
Day 3: Horrifying Holiday Decorations
Day 4: Twisted Yuletide Tales
Day 5: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Day 6: Creepy Christmas Movies
Day 7: Terrifying Toys
Day 8: Top 10 Potential Holiday Weapons
Day 9: Horror’s New Year’s Resolutions
Day 10: Top Picks for the New Year
Day 11: Ghosts of Christmas
Day 12: Happy Horror Holidays

Day 10: Top Picks for the New Year
With 2011 only about a week away, what films are you looking forward to? These are in no particular order, but I can’t wait to see what succeeds out of the pile.

Wes Craven Returns to Woodsboro

You guys all know this by now- Scream 4 will be here this spring. While some are groaning at the thought of dragging out the series to include a fourth film, others are excited to see what Wes Craven brings to the table. Let’s face it- anything has to be better than My Soul to Take.

The Return of Piranha

This August, those nasty little fish are returning for Piranha 3DD. I’m not sure how they’re going to top Eli Roth’s beheading, or Jerry O’Connell’s floating member, but I’m interested in seeing what director John Gulager (Feast) and screenwriting team Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunston (the Saw franchise) are planning with this one.

Super What?

The trailer for Super 8 is pretty exciting. The buzz is high. By putting Steven Spielberg and JJ Abrams in charge of a movie, it’s hard to go wrong- but then again, anything could surprise me at this point. The biggest complaint people are having about the trailer is that it reminds them of Cloverfield. Please don’t let that be true.

…installments!

Saw is done, but Paranormal Activity 3 will be hitting theaters this October, just in time for the Halloween season. We’re also going to be seeing another Final Destination flick. I can’t tell you if they’ll be any good or not, but chances are there’s one thing they’ll stick with- they’ll be just like other movies before them. If you slapped Paranormal Activity 2 with another title, we could have called it a copycat.

The Return of James Wan and Leigh Whannell

I’m really hoping this movie knocks one out of the park, just like Saw did back in 2004. I have a lot of hope for this intriguing ghost tale- and so does the rest of the horror community.

You’re probably screaming YOU MISSED SOME! And you’re right- Drive Angry, The Thing, The Darkest Hour; the list could go on and on and on. I guess we’ll all just have to wait and see if 2011 brings us a stellar or stank year. I don’t know about you, but I’m rooting for the good guys- the murderous villains and chain rattling entities.

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