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You may have noticed a different byline on Shock. Spencer Perry is new regular contributor to this site - he's been doing a lot of comic book reviews as of late, but he'll stretch his legs in other mediums soon - and we welcomed him to toss his top five favorite horror films of 2011 our way. Head inside for his list! - Ryan Turek, Managing Editor
I don’t look back on 2011 with as much disdain as I did 2010. In fact, my view of the last twelve months in horror is rather positive. The VOD and foreign film output broadened the canvas of films to choose from and presented a welcome (often much-needed) alternative to the usual steady stream of studio remakes, sequels and overall "bad decisions." (Priest? Blech.)
The list inside represents my top five of the year. And it was tough to narrow the selection down, however, these five best represent films that I enjoyed the most, that I think are incredibly strong and will stand up over time. Far too often I think "best of" lists are riddled with - yes, terrific movies - but their staying power dissipates.
Before we start, I wanted to fire off a few titles that didn’t make the cut but deserve a mention.
Our year-end "Best/Worst in Horror 2011" coverage begins here. Over the next few days, we'll be rolling out a series of lists from various Shock contributors.
We begin with Jeff Allard who has compiled his top five horror titles. I use the word "titles" because, as you'll see, he's included some small screen scares. Keep in mind, everyone is entitled to his/her opinion so keep the feedback clean and respectable. We welcome intelligent conversation and criticism. - Ryan Turek, Managing Editor