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It's time once again for the yearly top ten list, but I'm doing things a little differently than most critics. The only criteria for making the list was that the movie had to have been released this year (either theatrically or direct-to-video) or it had to have made its American DVD debut this year. My reasoning for the latter option is that I very rarely catch a movie in theaters: the last time I did was for 2005's Land Of The Dead, and prior to that, the "honor" regrettably went to 2000's Hollow Man. Also, unlike many of the other critics out there, horror is my true love; there may have been some fine comedy and action releases this year, but there honestly weren't many that made me care enough to check them out. This list wasn't limited to horror, but after putting it together, it turned out to be almost nothing but.
Grindhouse 01. Grindhouse (2007)
Can anybody really argue that this was the movie of the year? While it may have flopped at the box office (for shame, America), both movies are fantastic in their own right, and when put together in one double-feature, well... events like this don't come around too often.
8.0
 / 10
The Host 02. The Host (2006)
Although technically a 2006 release in its native Korea, those of us who passed on the shady bootlegs and the horribly-subtitled imports will consider this to be a 2007 release. Personally, I consider it to be one of the best releases of the year, and in fact, it quickly found a way onto my "best of *any* year" list. It's a monster movie with a message - a Godzilla for a new millennium, if you will.
7.2
 / 10
Bug 03. Bug (2006)
Yes, it all takes place in one little room. No, there's not much variety in the settings or characters. But you know what? Bug is one of the best movies of the year, and watching the paranoia grow in this cramped little room shows what a little creativity behind the camera can accomplish.
6.4
 / 10
Blood, Boobs & Beast 04. Blood, Boobs & Beast (2007)
It doesn't matter if you're not a fan of low-budget horror, it doesn't matter if you enjoy Don Dohler's work, and it doesn't even matter if don't know who Don Dohler is. This is a documentary that must be seen by anyone who considers themselves to be a fan of movies in general, as it's really a damned touching story that simply shows one man who did what he loved and had fun doing it.
7.3
 / 10
Chantal 05. Chantal (2007)
Chantal is the film that Misty Mundae fans the world over have been waiting for, and it certainly didn't disappoint. Those of you who've read a few reviews on this site may know that I'm a huge fan of this little lady, but trust me when I say that this had no bearing on my decision to include this in my year-end list; it's simply a fantastic movie regardless of who was playing the parts.
6.5
 / 10
Cannibal Flesh Riot! 06. Cannibal Flesh Riot! (2006)
Although a short film, Cannibal Flesh Riot manages to pack more entertainment in its scant twenty minute running time than a lot of other films deliver in ninety. Combine that with the fact that it's simply beautiful in its visuals, and you've got a film that deserves more than one viewing.
5.0
 / 10
1408 07. 1408 (2007)
Some will certainly disagree with me on this decision, but for my money, 1408 was one of the best horror films of the year. This is a film that didn't rely on buckets of blood or massive amounts of gore, but it was still one hell of a frightening flick. I have to say that the director's cut is what I'm basing these opinions on as the theatrical cut seemed to be the neutered cut of the film, but when we're talking about the DVD release, I stand by my opinion.
7.6
 / 10
Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer 08. Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer (2006)
What is it about this film that I loved so much? Perhaps it was the haunting imagery, maybe it was that unexpected ending, or maybe, just maybe, it was the fact that from beginning to end, I was absolutely enthralled by what was going on on my screen. This is not a film for everyone, but for those of you who appreciate creativity, make damned sure that you've seen this one.
8.1
 / 10
Hatchet 09. Hatchet (2006)
Hyped? Yes. Over-hyped? Maybe. That doesn't matter though, as Hatchet delivered everything that it could have hoped to achieve. Gratuitous violence, witty humor, cameo appearances for the horror geeks, and yes, a villain who could easily carry a franchise given the opportunity. As much as I usually hate sequels, this was one movie that I wouldn't mind seeing a "Part II" for... and maybe even a "Part III."
6.9
 / 10
Chainsaw Sally 10. Chainsaw Sally (2004)
The final film in my year-end list is one that may not win any awards for its original storyline or its redefining of the genre, but when it comes to pure entertainment, Chainsaw Sally is a force to be reckoned with. Combining dark humor with a traditional slasher flick is certainly nothing new, but when you've got a lady who is destined to become a cult hero in the leading role, things get a little more interesting. Throw in some of the greatest cameo appearances in recent memory and add a couple of inventive kills, and you've got yourself one hell of a film.
5.2
 / 10
Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon 11. Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Honorable mention.
7.1
 / 10
Flight Of The Living Dead: Outbreak On A Plane 12. Flight Of The Living Dead: Outbreak On A Plane (2007)
Honorable mention.
7.1
 / 10
Wilderness Survival For Girls 13. Wilderness Survival For Girls (2004)
Honorable mention.
4.7
 / 10
WrestleManiac 14. WrestleManiac (2006)
Honorable mention.
5.8
 / 10
The Zombie Diaries 15. The Zombie Diaries (2006)
Honorable mention.
3.3
 / 10
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