Favorite Horror Films of 2011

I enjoy checking out "best of" lists though I dont like the term. Really these lists are more based on personal favorites. So with that, here are my favorite horror films of 2011. Please keep in mind that I have yet to see a few released this year.

My Favorites

A Horrible Way To Die
A unique spin on the sub-genre with an ending I never saw coming. A slowly paced movie with a great payoff. It's sort of is the anti-serial killer movie

Attack the Block
One of my top two movies of the year. A great story with a gang of South London youths battling attacking aliens. It's funny, gory, and just an all around great flick.

Black Death
Released in the US via V.O.D. this year, so I put it on my list. Plague, witches, faith, and gore just add to this incredible powerful tale about a group of knights who come to a remote village that has yet to be touched by the Black Death.

Cold Fish
An original serial killer film which sees a father battle wits with a the killer then slowly transforms into a variation of the killer.

Dead Hooker In the Trunk
An exploitation flick about a pair of twins and their friend who find a dead body in the trunk of their car. Insert a killer and a religious cult and the fun never ends.

Dream Home
A Hong Kong based movie that sees a woman go to the ultimate extreme to get the house see desires.

Hobo With a Shotgun
An over the top exploitation movie where a hobo gets revenge on those who done him wrong. Ruther Hauer has never been better.

I Saw the Devil
This cop chasing a serial killer movie from Korea has so many twists and turns in it. The three hour running time flies by. A must see.

A ghost story told in a unique way. It was original and intense enough I can forgive the ending.

The Last Circus
This movie from Spain has to be seen to be believed. It's about the journey of a clown and ends up with a violent outcome.

Rare Exports
The legend of Santa Claus is revealed to be not what we all thought after a drilling finds out the truth. An entertaining all around movie.

Red State
Based on the performance of Michael Parks alone. He chews up scenery like a madman. John Goodman aint bad either.
The story took me off guard, basically about a religious cult who lures sinners into their realm for salvation, which made me enjoy it more.

Super 8
A fine movie about a a group of kids and an angry alien trying to get home. Brought me back to my youth and has plenty of scares.

Despair is thick in the apocalyptic vampire tale. The movie had me hook from the beginning.

Such a cool movie and so damn original. Part found footage movie and part a tale of a man who hunts trolls for the government.

Tucker and Dale vs Evil
Another one of my top two movies of the year. This blends comedy and over the top gore with ease as a pair of hillbillies battle a group of college kids. It turns the sub-genre upside down and is perfect.

We Are What We Are
A movie about a family of cannibals who are forced to provide for themselves after their father dies. A very interesting flick.

It ends up being a convoluted at the end which is a shame because but the set up and mystery surround the events are the basis of longstanding lore.

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