Wow. This year saw new releases from metal titans Megadeth, Anthrax and Mastodon. But we know that, while metal pumps deeply in the hearts of most BD readers, it’s not the only type of music that blows your skirt up. So click below for the badass selection of film scores, hip-hop and yes bone-crushing metal that makes up the 2011 Music edition of our Chopping List. We’ve switched the purchase links over to iTunes this year (for the most part) so familiarize yourself with their “gift this item” feature. If you just want old-school discs, then most of these titles are readily available at Amazon as well. READ MORE
Who knew that in the digital age of 2011 one of the highest recommended items on the Games/Toys/Merch portion of our Chopping List would be a… board game? But here it is! Don’t worry, we’ve also got your standard issue XBOX and PS3 fixes along with some truly outstanding NECA and Hot Toys collectibles. So get out that credit card, take your blood pressure medication and make the horror nut in your life very happy with something from this eclectic grab-bag. READ MORE
2011 was a great year for Books & Comics in a Bloody-Disgusting way. From a surprisingly tender look at the inner emotional workings of a zombie to the return of Clive Barker to his native stomping grounds – there’s no shortage of variety when it comes to the horrific printed page. And a bonus, most of these puppies are pretty cheap and make excellent stocking stuffers to compliment that $300 dollar Predator figure you know you’re buying for your creepy uncle. On the not so cheap side of the prose spectrum are those coffee table books – but they’re well worth it since you’ll probably look at them almost every day until the next Chopping List rolls around. READ MORE
It’s that time of year again. While 2011 wasn’t exactly a banner year for horror films it wasn’t terrible either. Even an average year has plenty of merits and we’ve compiled a list of some of the best stuff released on DVD/Blu since the last time the Chopping List rolled around. Occasionally we dip our toes outside of the genre a touch when it comes to extremely violent masked vigilante movies or your last chance in the foreseeable future to pick up the complete adventures of a certain boy wizard (hey, it’s got monsters and sh*t) but we always wade back into the gore eventually. And if you ever wanted a couple of exhaustive looks at Return Of The Living Dead, 2011 is your year.
So, without further ado – here’s the Film/TV portion of our annual Chopping List! Feel free to toss in some of your own ideas into the comment section. READ MORE