(Editor's note: Over the rest of this week and next we'll be rolling out our staff picks for the best in horror from 2014, leading up to the official BGH Best of 2014 list and the Year in Review podcast. Enjoy!)
Let it be stated for the record that 2014 marks the new low for me in terms of number of films watched. For the first time since we started voting on such things, I saw less than half of the films on the ballot, and in this case, I barely had enough to fill out the list. This will be obvious when you see some of the movies toward the bottom of my list. That said, there are not a ton of movies that I feel compelled to go back and watch, which I think says something about the overall quality we saw this year.
1. Jessabelle - Just unwatchable. The main actress, bless her heart, may never recover from the embarrassment she feels when she finally watches this thing for the first time.
2. Alien Abduction - If I wanted a full-blown seizure while watching a movie, there have to at least be some more entertaining options.
3. VHS Viral - Time to hang up the ol' VHS shenanigans? Methinks yes.
I'm guessing that all of these would have made my top ten, based solely on the previews alone. But what can you do? A new dad can only see so many movies in one year. Maybe I'll circle back to them once the little guy is off to college!
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night