This isn’t a list of every horror movie ever made. Nor does it contain every major work of every horror auteur (you’ll notice we didn’t include John Carpenter’s They Live or Wes Craven’s The Last House On The Left). Rather, this is a compendium of films that we feel – in one way or another – are essential viewing for every horror fan. Some are mainstream (Poltergeist), some aren’t (Cannibal Holocaust). It’s a broad sampling of key films from the genre.
But you don’t have to be a horror die-hard to take the challenge! If you’re comfortable being a “Soccer Mom”, simply clock how many of these you have (or haven’t) seen and let us know! There are 61 Films listed below the jump. Each film you’ve seen earns you 1 Point. Count out how many you’ve seen and let us know which category you fall into. You can give us your specific count in the comments or yell at us for the films we’ve left out!! The categories are:
1-10 Points: Soccer Mom
11-20 Points: Mildly Adventurous
21-30 Points: Casual Fan
31-40 Points: Hardcore
41-50 Points: Unstable
51-60 Points: Psychopath
61 Points: Special Circle Of Hell
Head inside to take the challenge! The films are listed in no particular order. This is NOT a ranking! READ MORE
A video game based on the crazy terrifying [REC] films is available right now for iOS and Android devices, so if you’re looking for something to keep you occupied during that long commute to work, and during work, because who actually works at work? Just make sure you have a explanation for your boss when you scream and fear-pee yourself after something terrifying happens. If [REC] has even a fraction of the scares the films that inspired it do then it could very well join Dead Space in the pantheon of terrifying mobile games. Head past the break for more info and a launch trailer! READ MORE
Paco Plaza’s [REC] 3 Genesis, the prequel to the found footage zombie/exorcism franchise, premiered yesterday at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. And unfortunately, it doesn’t live up to expectations. Mr. Disgusting writes in with his review.
“The sequel becomes your stereotypical infected horror film, with most of the scares coming from off-screen jolts (with loud audio stings), and the rest filled with violent death scenes that shockingly didn’t get much of an audience reaction. It was really interesting watching theatergoers sit in silence as people are chain sawed in half and decapitated, which was telling of the poor choice in losing the cameras. While the loud stings had all of us jumping, there was no post-scare chatter, and even worse is that none of this will work on a home theater system, which is where most of you will see this.”
In the film, “Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding. Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride and groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day; that is until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know what’s happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding.”
Check out the review here. READ MORE
Bloody Disgusting has learned that Tonika Games has reached an agreement with Filmax to create a video game based on Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza’ [REC] franchise!
As translated, the game will faithfully reproduce the content of much of the story, divided into four worlds, one for each part of the franchise. So, at first, users will enjoy the first two phases which will be referring to [REC] and [REC] 2, and after premiering as they are the third and fourth installment.
The official game of [REC] has been developed with Unity3D technology, a powerful game engine used to create products on multiple platforms, including hardcore Platforms PlayStation and mobile devices such as iPhone and Android.
The concept of play, gender-based FPS (First Person Shooter), exploits the possibilities of the 3D engine to provide the player with an immersive experience in first person whose goal is to meet modeled scenarios successive missions from the original locations of the films.
In the design and development process is taken into account very scary atmosphere of the film, employing a dynamic lighting scheme and a special surround sound library. On the other hand, the choice of weapons available for each scene and character has been taken into account the component of action and violence which is also the hallmark of the franchise.
The game will be available on the following devices: iPhone, iPad, PC, Blackberry, and Android tablet. It will be available in several languages: Castilian, English, French, Italian and German. The price of 2.99 euros will download will be available in the first quarter of 2012. READ MORE
Fans of Filmax’s REC franchise get ready for two more films as co-creator Paco Plaza is now in pre-production on REC: Genesis, the third film that set up the fourth and final REC: Apocalypse.
Bloody Disgusting learned exclusively that Leticia Dolera (pictured) – who ironically played a reporter in the REC spoof Spanish Movie – and Diego Martin will topline the Spanish-language film that’s shooting to be completed in 2011.
“The action in REC: Genesis encompasses the events of the first two films and after the sense of claustrophobia previously experiences. The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment the future REC: Apocalypse.”
Bloody Disgusting scored a hi-res look at the very first two teaser posters (but to be very clear, they are not final art) for Paco Plaza’s REC Genesis and Jaume Balaguero’s REC Apocalypse, the last two Spanish-language gore pics in the hit zombie franchise that continues the cinema verite-style of horror. Skedded for delivery fall 2011 and fall 2012, Genesis and Apocalypse were greenlit by Filmax Entertainment, one of Spain’s leading production outfits, in May. REC and REC2, which bowed at Venice and played Spain’s Sitges festival, have been critical and commercial successes — even yielding a U.S. remake, Jennifer Carpenter starrer Quarantine, exec produced by Filmax’ managing director Carlos Fernandez and chairman Julio Fernandez.
Bloody Disgusting scored the two teaser posters and synopses for Spanish gore pics Paco Plaza’s REC Genesis and Jaume Balaguero’s REC Apocalypse, the last two pics in the hit zombie franchise that are being sold at this week’s AFM. Skedded for delivery fall 2011 and fall 2012, Genesis and Apocalypse were greenlit by Filmax Entertainment, one of Spain’s leading production outfits, in May. REC and REC2, which bowed at Venice and played Spain’s Sitges festival, have been critical and commercial successes — even yielding a U.S. remake, Jennifer Carpenter starrer Quarantine, exec produced by Filmax’ managing director Carlos Fernandez and chairman Julio Fernandez.