5 Good Horror Films 2010

Thursday, February 3 by Sue Gabel

These 5 good horror films of 2010 showcased remade classics, diabolical experimentation, futuristic vampirism and a vengeful serial killer. Horror movies ran rampant at the box office in 2010, both in the U.S. and overseas. 2010 was definitely a fabulous year for the horror movie genre, and one can only guess what horror writers and directors have in store for their loyal fan base.  

  1. "The Crazies" (2010). This horror film of 2010 was a remake of George Romero's 1973 classic of the same name. The newest version starred Timothy Olyphant, Rahda Mitchell and Joe Anderson. Imagine living in a small, rural town in Iowa, and all of a sudden everyone starts acting erratic and homicidal. Families are killing their own; friends are coming after you with pitchforks, knives and guns. And this is all happening because the government transported a biological toxin by plane, and that plane crashed near your town's water reservoir. What is truly scary about this movie is it could very well happen to any town, anywhere.
  2. "The Human Centipede" (USA 2010). Picture modern day Germany: two young women are traveling abroad when their car breaks down on a deserted back road. They find shelter in a nearby home, but what they don't know is their seemingly kind host is actually a twisted doctor who plans to turn them into his very own "Human Centipede." This demented surgeon tried this procedure once before on his beloved trio of dogs. What made him think it would work on a trio of humans if it didn't work on the animals he claimed to love so much? This good horror film was written and directed by Tom Six and stars Ashley C. Williams, Dieter Laser and Ashlynn Yennie.
  3. "The Wolfman" (2010). A long awaited remake, this 2010 horror film had an all-star cast with Anthony Hopkins, Benicio Del Toro and Emily Blunt. This newer version brought back similarities of the old-school Wolfman, but of course with mildly better special effects, make-up and an updated storyline. Del Toro's man-to-wolfman transformation scenes were reminiscent of the jaw-dropping effect many horror fans had with the classic "American Werewolf in London." The final furry version of this latest "Wolfman" however, was still a bit too generic and lacked that scare-factor horror fans were hoping for.
  4. "Daybreakers" (2010). This good horror film of 2010 stars an array of great actors like Sam Neill, Willem Dafoe and Ethan Hawke. The storyline takes place in 2019, where almost every human on Earth has been transformed into a vampire. The blood supply is practically nil and humans are being captured and rationed to try to sustain the vampire race. One vampire, who is also a hematologist, is trying to create an artificial blood supply so that humankind won't become extinct.
  5. "My Soul to Take" (2010). Written and directed by horror master Wes Craven, this 2010 horror film is about a serial killer who returns to his hometown on the day he was supposedly put to rest. Ironically there are seven children in this town who were born on the very same day that the killer met his warranted demise. When these kids begin disappearing without a trace, townsfolk wonder if the maniac somehow came back to life or just cheated death altogether.
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