As is our tradition here at BGH, the team came together this past month to compare notes, and yes, to vote on our favorite films of the year. Over the past couple of weeks you've seen the staff's individual picks, but here we present the BGH hivemind's ultimate top 10. The BEST!
(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!)
What "Paranormal Activity" has done for haunted houses is what "Dark Skies" could do for close encounters of the alien kind. At least that's the hope of filmmaker Scott Stewart and producer Jason Blum, the latter of whom produced "Activity" as well as "Insidious".
As with many of its 70's horror franchise contemporaries, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" has become a series whose present continues to lose connection with its past, even as new entries stumble over themselves to pay homage to their roots. In 1974, Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel captured lightning in a bottle with a chaotic, nasty film about a family of cannibals living deep in the heart of Texas.
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.