Posted by: Peter Hall
You’ll recall that Brian at The Vault of Horror polled the LOTTD to aggregate a democratic Top 50 Horror Films of all time list. While I wasn’t in harmony with the general consensus and placement (4 of my 10 made the cut), by no account was a single undeserving film in the top 10. A few sites around the net took offense to the lack of criteria in the listing process, so The Vault set out to do another, dubbed the Modern Era, with a set standard: Top 10 since 1990.
Brian even branched out, polling beyond the LOTTD to include members of prominent horror outlets. Talking with him before the results came in I had asked if he would mind me posting some predictions. Sloth stepped in and that never happened, but my mental sticky note nailed the Top 3.
Correction: Unfortunately, my mental sticky note nailed the Top 3. I think you know where I’m going with this.
Of course THE DESCENT was number one. I knew it would be, but that makes this no less painful. I’ve railed time and time against the praise the movie has recieved; I need not repeat my bludgeoning of its mediocrity an Nth time. All I ask is for a little perspective, folks.