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Kindertrauma Funhouse :: Decade Round-Up!

January 1st, 2010 by unkle lancifer · 16 Comments

Since it’s New Year’s Day, I thought I’d share 20 swatches from the posters of 20 of my favorite horror movies of the last decade. Can you guess the movies?

Disclaimer: There are a lot of great movies missing from this list (I don’t think there are too many left field surprises though). I’m not claiming that these movies are superior to any others, just that these are the ones that resonated the most with yours truly for whatever arbitrary reason.

Furthermore, because I try to have an open mind rather than a stagnant one, my opinion is subject to change at the drop of a dime. In other words, take it all with a grain of salt. I’m already regretting not including the fascinating HOSTEL based solely on my bitter feelings toward its director (by the way ELI, enough with the texting, if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it.), THE DARK HOURS (simply because I don’t think many people have seen it.) and the genre-defying masterpieces MULHOLLAND DR. and IRREVERSIBLE.

I also think (with one exception) that I was prejudiced against newer titles just because it’s way too soon to say whether I’m madly in love or just crushing on them.

Also: If you don’t feel like guessing, leave a comment telling all of us about your own favorite films of the decade anyway. One commenter is going to win the beautiful noir comic THE CHILL by JASON STARR (art by MICK BERTILORENZI) courtesy of our pals at DC!

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 micksterNo Gravatar // Jan 1, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    26) The Ring
    23) 28 Days Later
    21) The Orphan
    20) Trick r’ Treat
    14) Cold Prey
    11) The Others
    9) House of 1,000 Corpses
    6) Wolf Creek
    5) [Rec]
    4) Let the Right One In
    3) The Mist

  • 2 bluej12No Gravatar // Jan 1, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    30-Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 ??? 29-hills have eyes remake 26 the ring 24 orphan 23 28 days later 18 ginger snaps 15 final destination 11 the others 10 Matyrs??? 9 House os 100 corpses??? 8 Dawn of the Dead remake ??? 7 the descent 5 rec 4 let the right one in ??? 1 may

  • 3 cryscantdanceNo Gravatar // Jan 1, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    30: Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    29. The Hills Have Eyes
    28. Midnight Meat Train ??
    26. The Ring
    24. Silent Hill
    23. 28 Days Later
    22. Eden Lake
    20. Trick r’ Treat
    18. Ginger Snaps
    13. Dead End
    12. High Tension
    11. The Others
    9. House of 1000 Corpses
    7. The Descent
    5. REC
    4. Let The Right One In
    3. The Mist
    2. Session 9
    1. May

    Uuurg. So many of them are familiar, but I can’t place them! >_<

  • 4 lottie_of_millhavenNo Gravatar // Jan 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    30. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (remake)???
    29. The Hills Have Eyes (remake)??
    28. Midnight Meat Train
    1. (the only one I’m sure of) is May. (I have that poster hanging over my bed)

  • 5 cryscantdanceNo Gravatar // Jan 1, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    27. The Ruins?

  • 6 goblinNo Gravatar // Jan 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    25. ‘Frontier(s)’ 19. ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’ 10. ‘Martyrs’
    First of all: Happy New Year! My favorite horror films of the last decade… That’s a though one. I must admit, I didn’t get to watch a whole lot of the scary movies which were released in the 00’s, but of the ones I did see I particularly enjoyed these:
    ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’, ‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’, ‘Cabin Fever’, ‘Dawn of the Dead’, ‘Ginger Snaps’, ‘Ju-on: The Grudge’, ‘The Ring’.
    There’s probably more, but I can’t think of any others right now.

  • 7 Andre DumasNo Gravatar // Jan 1, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    What are these bitter feelings you speak of? We can compare notes : )
    My favorite will always be Martyrs

  • 8 FatherOfTearsNo Gravatar // Jan 1, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    7: “The Descent”.  I have that poster!

  • 9 Andre DumasNo Gravatar // Jan 1, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Oh nuts I forget to throw in my 2 cents of guesses.
    17. The Orphanage (amaazing movie)
    I hate finding out which ones haven’t been guessed…maybe I’ll be back when my head hurts less?

  • 10 senskiNo Gravatar // Jan 1, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I’m not sure I’m keeping straight all the ones that have been guessed…#15 – Final Destination.

  • 11 senskiNo Gravatar // Jan 1, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Oh – #8 – Dawn of the Dead (2004)!

  • 12 senskiNo Gravatar // Jan 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Oh, I see those were guessed…my bad…

  • 13 Jeff AllardNo Gravatar // Jan 1, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    You picked a great group of films, Unk!  I think in time history will show that this past decade was an outstanding one for horror.  

  • 14 matt_318No Gravatar // Jan 2, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    30. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    29. The Hills Have Eyes
    28. Midnight Meat Train
    26. The Ring
    25. High Tension
    24. Orphan
    23. 28 Days Later
    22. Them?
    20. Trick R’ Treat
    19. A Tale Of Two Sisters
    18. Ginger Snaps
    13. Dead End?
    11. The Others
    10. Martyrs
    09. House Of 1,000 Corpses
    07. The Descent
    06. The Devil’s Rejects
    05. [REC]
    04. Let The Right One In
    03. The Mist
    02. Session 9
    01. May

  • 15 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jan 2, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    What and Why



    29 HIILS HAVE EYES – I enjoyed both of these remakes

    28 CREEP – I know this movie makes no sense but neither do my nightmares

    27 THE RUINS- laughing plants are creepy

    26 THE RING-yep, I like it better than the original

    25 FRONTIER(S) scared the hell out of me

    24 SILENT HILL –no other movie looks like this one

    23 28 DAYS LATER

    22 EDEN LAKE

    21 ORPHAN





    16 CALVAIRE love the look of this one too

    15 FINAL DESTINATION holds up real well

    14 COLD PREY

    13 DEAD END great atmosphere

    12 HIGH TENSION I hate the ending too but who cares

    11 THE OTHERS kinda perfect

    10 MARTYRS genius

    9 HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES this one is representing for all the RZ movies

    8 DAWN OF THE DEAD best ever opening and closing

    7 THE DESCENT so claustrophobic

    6 WOLF CREEK made me double bolt the doors

    5 [REC] so it without subtitles and it still scared the crap out of me

    4 LET THE RIGHT ONE IN beautiful

    3 THE MIST awesome

    2 SESSION 9 made me actually scared of myself

    1 MAY hard to think of a better character study


    Aunt John pulled a number out of a hat and….


    CRYSCANTDANCE wins the prize!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Send us your address CRYS so that we can send you your book! 

  • 16 cryscantdanceNo Gravatar // Jan 2, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Hot damn! I don’t think I’ve ever won anything before. That makes my day 😀

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