best of 2012

Cabin in the Woods - The Best of 2012

For the third year in a row, the editorial team here at Bloody Good Horror has put their brains together to define the best in horror for the year. In 2012, we tried something different, with each writer submitting a ballot, which then became a ranked order of their votes. These votes were calculated (1st = 10pts, 10th = 1pt) and the films were ordered in terms of points earned. With each film you'll see how many total votes it received, as well as how many points it earned. There were 12 total voters, so a perfect score would be 120.

Now that I'm an old man I find I have less and less time to check out new bands. Luckily this year though a lot of bands I've been a fan of for a long time put out new albums. Of my top 10 there's only one band on this list that I had never owned an album from before. Try to guess which one it is. Let's make a game out of it.

The Top 10

10. Unsane - "Wreck"

The Loved Ones

BGH's editor in chief offers the final take on the best and worst of 2012.

The Best

1. Cabin in the Woods - Nothing else even comes close to "Cabin in the Woods" on this year's list. Whedon deftly deconstructs the genre while simultaneously reveling in its tropes, the mark of a truly great satire. The only exception? Don't try showing this movie to a non-horror fan, the stares of confusion will bum you out. This one is strictly for us weirdos.


The Best

10. Prometheus - Probably the movie that disappointed me the most in 2012. Scott created a gorgeous, sweeping sci-fi vision, but got tripped up by some questionable scripting. Damn near a classic, but instead a hugely flawed and entertaining film.

Joe gets honest, then drops some knowledge -- or at least some dirty jokes -- about the best and worst of 2012.


Moving into the 2012 countdown homestretch, Casey offers up one of the crew's final 10-packs.

The Best

1. The Cabin in the Woods - What can I say? This was the most fun I had in the movie theater this year, plain and simple. A great horror homage.


More Twitter jokes than you can shake a stick at? It must be BGH webmaster Mark, with his picks of 2012.

The Best

1. The Cabin in the Woods - You could make an argument that "The Cabin in the Woods" is the most pandering horror film of the past 20 years, and I wouldn't argue with you. However, as it turns out, I'll take a brilliantly written, lovingly executed pander-fest over pretty much anything.

Bringing the eclectic thunder, Andy offers a slightly more worldly top 10 .

The Best

10. REC 3: Genesis - Every year needs a decent maniac, crazed, blood-soaked zombie flick. This is the one. Extra points for some genuinely tender moments with a relationship that didn't need to be as convincing as what it is. is it dusty in here?

Silent House

Carly drops by to make her case for the best -- and most atrocious -- of 2012.

The Best

10. Silent House - The continuous shot cinematography and solid acting all-around from our main characters made this film an entertaining ride, although the "twist" ending was nothing new.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

The best of 2012 train barrels ahead today, with Charlie at the helm.

The Best

10. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Adding a vampiric element to history class would sure have kept me more engaged during grade school.

9. Silent Night
Surpassing its predecessors in every way; "Silent Night" is vicious, unforgiving, gory and tons of fun.

8. Sinister