Metal band DevilDriver are known for their love of vicious riffs as well as their penchant for absurdly large circle pits, which have been denied by the Guinness Book of World Records. And while it’s totally obvious that vocalist Dez Fafara (Coal Chamber) is a huge horror fan, what you might NOT known is that guitarist Neal Tiemann is just as much a fan of the genre! That’s why we got Tiemann to share with us his 10 favorite horror movies of this millennium, which include some truly stellar titles! You can check out his choices below.
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28 Days Later (2002)
I know some purists don’t jive with running zombies but I feel director Danny Boyle did an excellent job portraying rage-infected ghouls. I love virus themed plots; I love zombie stories, I love gritty post-apocalyptic city shots. Win, win, win.
House of 1,000 Corpses (2003)
I’m a fan of most of Rob Zombie’s films so I struggled for a second or two before deciding on his directorial debut for this list. It has many nods to some genre classics I love plus it introduced us to Captain Spaulding & The legend of Dr. Satan!
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
It’s almost cheating because it’s a remake but it’s arguably the best remake in modern horror. Redoing a Romero film is a bold move, but it paid off. The makeup/sfx team did a killer job.
The Mist (2007)
Stephen King is one of my favorite writers. ‘The Mist’ appears here because of this fact, and because I like multi-dimensional monsters. The final scene is terrific.
Dead Snow (2009)
This is the only horror/comedy on here, even though I enjoy this crossover genre. I remember ordering a DVD copy from Europe before it hit the States. Nazis called back from the dead to reclaim gold stolen by kids getting fucked up in a ski cabin. Lots of blood, lots of fun!
Troll Hunter (2010)
The 2nd Norwegian film in my list. I find myself re-watching this every month or so. In an epoch where most filmmakers shy away from revealing large monsters (in horror at least) for fear of crossing into cheesey territory, I love that they showed us the fucking trolls!
The Crazies (2010)
Another remake of another Romero story, another virus…you should notice an underlying theme here. This with an added don’t-trust-your-government campaign & I’m in.
Yes, the CGI in the climax scene was a little corny but I love the sound ‘Mama’ made. I saw this one on a day off on tour & I remember hearing a tree make a similar sound as it scraped & bent against the RV while we slept that night.
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
I found this during a late night Netflix search & mention it when anyone asks for queue recommendations. I read somewhere that the “swallow” scene didn’t really come out as intended but I liked it!
The Witch (2015)
My most recent favorite. More suspense than gore but what an excellent score! All hail Black Phillip.