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Best Horror Movies of 2011
Imagine you are in the company of your friends or have just come home after a hard day's work and there is nothing better than the sight of cut-off limbs, bits of bodies, an awful, horrible alien monster like a real one chasing innocent victims, a sound of sharp scream sounds ... really nothing better if you are an admirer of horror movies. Do you like to be scared? Then you are probably looking forward for every good horror movie to be released, thus you will be interested to find what are the best horror movies of 2011.
Year 2011 is ample with lots of worthy scary movies where you will find either original stories, remakes, adaptations and of course sought-after sequels to your liking. Such experienced stars as Nicolas Cage, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman alongside younger generation including Rose Bryne, Jennifer Carpenter, Hayden Christensen, Amanda Seyfried and many others starring in 2011 horror movies will give you enough thrill, mystery and suspense. So are you ready to be frightened? Now there is a time for a good horror movie to watch and this list can help you to pick up one of the latest. Have a nice scare!
Season Of The Witch (7th January 2011)
This year has started with religious issues revealed in Season Of The Witch. Though this is not a classic horror movie, rather it resembles The Name Of The Rose adaptation of Umberto Eco's book of the same name, but there you will find much unexpected twists, suspicious characters, terrific rituals and much more. Briefly, the film brings the viewers back into medieval times when any disaster was believe to be sent by god and need sacrifice to stop it. There is a Crusader (Nicolas Cage) who is determined to fetch the witch to the castle to put her on trail there. But is she really a witch? This is a decent horror/thriller movie with pretty nice acting, cheesy dialogues and ideas to consider of.
The Rite (28th January 2011)
If you are not yet tired with religious topics, there is another film to deal with – The Rite. It finds its place in the list of best horror movie 2011 due to many singled out details tickling your imagination and raising your suspicions like swing on a playground, overturned shopping cart, and rain. Rain dripping for a pretty long period of time in the film makes it vicious. A young priest enrolls at exorcism school in Vatican, but due to some doubts as for religious issues he is now supervised by Anthony Hopkins to make his meaning perfectly plain. Surreal dreams and hallucination, though too imaginative, do make sense in this picture.
The Resident (18th February 2011)
Are you currently renting an apartment? Doesn't your landlord look fishy? And what if he is chasing you secretly when you don't expect it. Feel scared? You should, the same as Juliet (Hilary Swank) in The Resident. Her landlord Max (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is persistently following her and her new apartment looks more like a cage she is in with no chances for escape. This is the first full-length film directed by Antti Jokinen, who is mostly known by numerous videos for a great deal of pop star singers. With involving plot, great cast and enough suspense this horror movie intends to frighten you.
Red Riding Hood (11th March 2011)
With an innocent fairy title Red Riding Hood is not a naive film in no way. This is a fantasy/horror/mystery picture telling about Valerie wearing red riding hood, a blood lust werewolf and a haunter ready to kill the creature. There is also a love triangle set is a plot with Valerie in the center of it. It would be a plain story but for Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried who do make it worth seeing. From the creator of Twilight Catherine Hardwicke we expect to see something more that a simple horror film.
Insidious (1st April 2011)
Though with the release planned for an April fools' day, Insidious is far from being funny. Instead of a haunted house there is a haunted boy Dalton, who one morning fell into a unnatural comatose. It would be an ordinary sleep if it weren't a horror movie, by the way it resembles Poltergeist by its style, with lots of psycho scenes. Now when asleep the boy becomes an easy bait for malevolent creatures with his parents trying to safe him. It's a desperate struggle where they are trying to prevent Dalton's consciousness from being trapped by evil.
Rubber (1st April 2011)
An unexpected surprise from French director Quentin Dupieux. While some are looking for most vicious creatures and killers to terrify them, there we meet... a tire! Abandoned in the desert it suddenly comes to life. It has a name Robert and possesses unique ability to cause destructions by way of telepathy. But it also has an obsession – a girl. This is actually a mixture of comedy, drama and horror movie with unexpectedly high IMDb's rating that make it a worth-to-see film.
Scream 4 (15th April 2011)
The fans of Scream series, er, are screaming with excitement for the next sequel, the forth one. While the third was really poor, this one makes up for it. With all the original characters this picture still can boast to have a lot of new ones none the less talented. Sidney Prescott is currently a writer, who decides to visit her friends and relatives in Woodsboro. After she meets all of them, she finds she caused the return of Ghostface. Now not only she but the whole town is in danger. Kevin Williamson is definitely an excellent script writer, who managed to give a new life to Scream series as well as to the genre of horror movies. Now scream with fear when watching this picture!
Priest (13th May 2011)
If vampires is what you really admire, then Priest can boast to have lots of them. There were long-lasting wars between humans and vampires, but now everything seems to be ok till the moment when vampires steal the priest's niece. He then breaks the law of obeying the church and starts his way to save her till she has a change for salvation. The priest is assisted by his niece's boyfriend, a young sheriff with outworldly skills to fight vampires. It seems the latter have little chance to survive, haven't they?
The Ward (8th July 2011)
There is merely a person among fans of horror genre who hasn't seen Hallowing directed by John Carpenter. This considered to be a horror classics. There is no doubt The Ward, another creation of Carpenter, was the most sought-after picture of this year. Well, though it hasn't reached the success of the iconic film, but it does deserve to be given a watch. It has a little bit confusing plot, where Kristen (Amber Heard) is taken to the psychiatric hospital, where she finds herself in a ward alongside four other girls. Not being supported by her therapist for better recovery, she later finds out that no one from this ward leaves it alive.
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (26th August 2011)
It is really a challenge not to be especially when you find yourself in a house full of terrible creatures. A little girl now stays in his father's house where she also lives with his girlfriend. While observing the house she finds strange creatures who are eager to make her a part of their community. Normally, no one believe a little girl first, but her pictures are so realistic and convincing. Those longing for pervasive scariness can opt for Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, which really deserves to be named one of the best horror movies of 2011.