Dark Discussions puts together their 2012 genre/horror year in review episode. A little later than other sites but never too late. We have our three lists and then a fourth combined list of our best horror films of the prior year. Discussions abound about what a horror film is and what year it should be considered. We choose to have a less narrow approach where thrillers and science fiction may be also horror. Also if a film was released in 2012 to a wide audience even if it was a foreign film or a festival circuit film a prior year, we consider it.
Twenty-eight distinct films was the total number of “horror” films that your hosts paired down to. They include Sinister, The Cabin in the Woods, Lovely Molly, The Loved Ones, We Need To Talk About Kevin, The Bay, Take Shelter, The Possession, Rabies, Sleeping Beauty, Absentia, Devil’s Rock, El Monstro Del Mar, Rec3, Juan of the Dead, The Woman in Black, Kill List, Megan is Missing, Chained, The Revenant, The Skin I Live In, Mother’s Day, Midnight Son, The Tall Man, Sleep Tight, The Divide, The Woman, and Excision. For other genre films listed include Snow White and the Huntsman, John Carter, The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Chronicle, Twilight – A New Dawn Part 2, The Gray, and The Disco Exorcist.
Once more, our list is as subjective as anyone else’s yet we try to be as objective as we could. Some films we missed, some we hit, but either way, the list of genre films has a taste for any horror fan and definitely should be maybe a starting point for hunting down some of the best chills and thrills from the year 2012.