Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Preliminaries

This has been, shall we say, an “eventful” year. You can tell if stuff’s happening by the number of posts I make (which of course, reflects the number of excellent, ¡Q horror! worthy films I’ve managed to see).
Now, while it’s entirely possible that most of the past 12 months’ crop of horror just wasn’t really up to snuff, it’s also equally possible that I didn’t have enough time to go around to sit down and see stuff.
To be fair, maybe it’s a bit of both.

At any rate, here we are, another October, and another ¡Q horror! 13.
Before we deep dive into the final rundown, let me just say for the record, 12 of the following films came from the Candidate posts, and the 13th, the TV entry, I wasn’t able to make a separate Candidate entry for, so you’ll just find out what it is at the very tail end of the rundown. (Though if you’re a regular ‘round these parts and have been following the annual ¡Q horror! rundowns, then it won’t be too hard to guess which TV show takes that slot this year…)

Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention this title before we hit the main rundown…

(September 2014)

Brought to us by the dynamic duo of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead* (whose Resolution--go ahead! Click! Monsieur Benson was cool enough to leave a comment!--carved out a slot for itself on the ¡Q horror! 2013 rundown), Spring has some horror elements in it, but is decidedly not a horror film.
Ultimately, it actually plays opposite of how usual entries in the specific horror hybrid genre that it finds itself in unfold. (Yes, I’m actively avoiding spilling the beans here, but if you’ve seen the other one sheet, then you’ll know what kind of horror hybrid it is…)
So, aside from the 13 titles in the main rundown, make it a point to check out Spring, with Martin Kefauver himself, Lou Taylor Pucci!

Okay, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system… the 2015 main rundown…

* Additionally, their contribution to V/H/S: Viral (“Bonestorm”) was also one of the few brazenly bright and audacious spots in an otherwise… problematic anthology.
(Nacho Vigalondo's "Parallel Monsters" was awesome too!)

(Spring OS courtesy of

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