All posts in the '2010' category

Pandora’s Box: ‘Wolf Town’ (2010)

Pandora’s Box is an advisory column in which I watch a film based solely on its cover art, or box if you will, and determine whether or not it’s worth your time when you’re perusing the horror section of Instant Netflix. I do no research and watch no trailers, these films are completely and 100% […]

The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: Sint (2010)

After starting in Washington D.C. nine years ago Horror Movie Night has expanded to include chapters in Austin, Dallas and Chicago. Horror’s Not Dead’s own Brian Kelley is the originator and programmer of this illustrious weekly Wednesday night tradition which features a “classic” horror film. Each week I will be reviewing/commenting on the past week’s selection so […]

Fantastic Fest Review: Revenge: A Love Story

Directed By: Ching-Po Wong (2010) Written By: Lai-yin Leung, Ching-Po Wong, Juno Mak (Original Story) Run Time: 91 min. Revenge: A Love Story is a Hong Kong thriller from director Ching-Po Wong who helped co-write the screenplay along with Lai-yin Leung. Juno Mak, who wrote the original story, stars as Kit, a grocery store clerk […]

Fantastic Fest Review: Two Eyes Staring

Directed By: Elbert van Strien Written By: Elbert van Strien, Paulo van Vliet Run Time: 112 minutes Any fan of the horror genre will get a kick out of the Dutch film Two Eyes Staring (2010). Set principally in Belgium and secondarily in the Netherlands, Two Eyes Staring is the story of a family with […]

The Best Horror Movies of 2010 [The Top 10 Released and Top 10 Unreleased]

The hardest part of making a Best-of-the-Year list is establishing the parameter of the year, so I’m just going to make this simple and do two horror lists.  The first is exclusively films that had either a theatrical, DVD or VOD release  in the US of A.  The second will simply be the unreleased films […]

The Best Films of 2010 [My Awards Nominees and Top 10 List]

You wouldn’t be able to tell it just looking at how often HND is updated these days, but I swear I do still love horror movies.  The reason the site is so infrequently updated is simple, really:  No one pays me to do it.  I started this site over four years ago as a hobby.  It […]

BEING HUMAN Season 2 Blu-ray Review

Created by Toby Whithouse I have, unfortunately, sat on BEING HUMAN for far too long.  When I first heard of the British series back in 2008 I basically knew it as the show about a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire living together.  It sounded promising, but I was unfamiliar with anyone involved with the […]

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 Review [One of 2010’s Best Horror Movie Surprises]

Directed by Tod Williams, 2010 Written by Michael R. Perry PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 may just be one of the best  horror movie surprises of the year.  Obviously it is destined to be a hit after the massive success of the first film, which is the kind of movie that even if you hated, you had to […]

Interview: AJ Bowen, Simon Barrett and Travis Stevens on A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE [Fantastic Fest 2010]

One of the most unique films I saw at this year’s Fantastic Fest wasn’t some experimental flick about killer tires or a crazy Japanese movie about killer fish store owners, it was a little American indie called A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE.  Written by Simon Barrett (DEAD BIRDS), directed by Adam Wingard (POP SKULL) and […]

MOTHER’S DAY Review [Fantastic Fest 2010]

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, 2010 Written by Scott Milam Since the first thing that’s on any fan’s mind when it comes to a remake is how said film stacks up with the original, let’s just cut to the chase: I have no idea how Darren Lynn Bousman’s remake of MOTHER’S DAY compares to Troma’s […]

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: UNRATED Review [Fantastic Fest 2010]

Directed by Steven R. Monroe, 2010 Written by Stuart Morse Steven R. Monroe’s remake of I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE is one of the most pathetic films I have ever seen.  I am aware that is going to sound like exaggeration or a kind of knee-jerk reaction; I assure you it is neither.  It’s a […]

A SERBIAN FILM Review [Is it as disturbing as you’ve heard?]

Directed by Srdjan Spasojevic, 2010 Written by Aleksandar Radivojevic, Srdjan Spasojevic A SERBIAN FILM has only been shown around the world a handful of times, but I have no doubt that you’ve heard about the film.  Its rarity certainly hasn’t hurt its early reputation as being a film that cannot be unseen, a film so […]

TELL-TALE Review [A Pleasing Twist on Poe]

Directed by Michael Cuesta, 2010 Written by Dave Callaham Dave Callaham’s script for TELL-TALE can hardly be considered a strict adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s original story about a murder who smothers an old man in his bed and then buries the chopped up body in the floorboards of the old man’s estate.  He thinks […]

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Review [A solid, scary remake, albeit a joyless one.]

Directed by Samuel Bayer, 2010 Written by Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer When Platinum Dunes, the production house created by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller, first came into being, it took on the father of modern horror films, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It’s safe to say everyone expected it to be a total failure […]

TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL Review [SXSW Review Catch Up]

Directed by Eli Craig, 2010 Written by Eli Craig, Morgan Jurgenson I like a lot of horror comedies.  They’re obviously not my go-to choice when I think of the genre, but I’m all for horror movies that don’t take themselves too seriously.  I’m not including horror spoofs in this category, of course.  I’m talking about […]

MONSTERS Review [SXSW2010 Roundup]

[In case you haven’t noticed, things are slack at HND these days, so since I realize not everyone follows the other sites I write for, I am now committing myself to cross linking all my genre coverage at Cinematical, Horror Squad and Sci-Fi Squad here.  Operation: Climb Back Up Google Rankings begins with SXSW 2010 […]

SUCK Review [SXSW2010 Roundup]

[In case you haven’t noticed, things are slack at HND these days, so since I realize not everyone follows the other sites I write for, I am now committing myself to cross linking all my genre coverage at Cinematical, Horror Squad and Sci-Fi Squad here.  Operation: Climb Back Up Google Rankings begins with SXSW 2010 […]

THE LOVED ONES Review [SXSW 2010’s Midnight Surprise]

Written and Directed by Sean Byrne, 2009 I’ve been running Horror’s Not Dead for a little over four years now.  If you’ve been reading the site for any decent length of time, you can probably trace how my tastes have cultivated over the years and how from time to time I’ll stumble upon an indie […]

6 Quick Questions About Quirk’s DAWN OF THE DREADFULS

1.  What is Dawn of the Dreadfuls? It’s the prequel to Quirk Classics’ Jane Austen mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  And it’s very, very funny. 2.  I probably need to read that book first to enjoy it, right? Not at all.  I didn’t, and I could completely enjoy and follow Dawn of the Dreadfuls on […]

THE CRAZIES Review. [2010’s First Must See Horror Movie.]

Directed by Breck Eisner, 2010 Written by Scott Kosar and Ray Wright You’re forgiven for being apprehensive about a remake of THE CRAZIES, George Romero’s classic (as in age, not quality) bit of ’70s violence and paranoia.  I know I was.  After all, we live in a climate where studio (not talent) driven remakes arrive […]

SHUTTER ISLAND Review [Warning, Spoilery Talk Follows the First Paragraph]

Directed by Martin Scorsese, 2010 Written by Laeta Kalogridis If you’re already planning on seeing SHUTTER ISLAND this weekend, don’t read beyond.  If you’re on the fence on seeing what it looks like when Martin Scorsese makes a horror movie, know that it is absolutely worth seeing, but do not read any further.  It’s impossible […]


Directed by Joe Johnston, 2010 Written by Andrew Kevin Walker and David Self I’ve got just as many complaints as I have compliments for Joe Johnston’s THE WOLFMAN, but the crux of its failings is this; What’s the point?  Lawrence Talbot (Benecio Del Toro) returns home to his estranged and aloof father (Anthony Hopkins) to […]

7 DAYS Review [Sundance Select On-Demand]

Directed by Daniel Grou, 2010 Written by Patrick Senécal Maybe I’ve just spent too much time in the horror genre. Maybe I’ve become desensitized to violence and torture. Maybe I’m just incapable of ignoring the part of my brain that says “It’s all just a movie.” Whatever the case, it’s rare that I find a […]


Directed by Scott Stewart, 2010 Written by Peter Schink, Scott Stewart Joining the ranks of Night of the Living Dead, Assault on Precinct 13, Demon Knight, From Dusk Till Dawn, Feast, Maximum Overdrive, and a host of other “siege” horror films, comes Legion, an unrepentantly dopey fantasy-action-horror hybrid built upon the idea that God hates […]

THE BOOK OF ELI Review. [Bloody Good Post-Apocalyptic]

Directed by Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes, 2010 Written by Gary Whitta I’m an easy sell on a lot of things and I have a lot of soft spots.  Horror movies shot entirely in daylight…movies set in a single location…movies starring Lance Henriksen…Syfy Original Movies… all of these start off with a halo in my […]

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