Thursday, December 23, 2010 releases 'Best of 2010' lists

The horror movie Web site,, released earlier this week its “Best of 2010” lists for books, comics, movies, unreleased movies, games, DVD & Blue Ray, television and music.

For those of you unfamiliar with, it is an online movie site that claims to be the “world’s premiere destination for horror, thriller and suspense.” It’s the web’s No. 1 site for genre movies and was named among PC Magazine’s “15 Best Web Sites for Movie Fans.” Check it out when you get a chance.

Without further ado, here are the works that made each of the aforementioned lists.

Best of 2010 – Books
1. “Classics Mutilated: 13 Original Stories,” edited by Jeff Conner
2. “Shirley Jackson: Novels and Stories” (Library of America edition)
3. “The Art of Hammer: Posters from the Archive of Hammer Films,” edited by Marcus Hearn
4. “Kill the Dead: A Sandman Slim Novel” by Richard Kadrey
5. “Full Dark, No Stars” by Stephen King

Best of 2010 – Comics
1. Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein (with introduction by editor Craig Yoe)
2. The Walking Dead
3. Creepy/Eerie Archives
4. The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
5. Four Color Fear: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s

Best of 2010 – Movies
1. Monsters
2. Piranha 3D
3. Black Swan
4. Let Me In
5. The Last Exorcism

Best of 2010 – Unreleased Movies
1. Black Death
2. Insidious
3. The Loved Ones
4. A Serbian Film
5. Stake Land
6. Undocumented

Best of 2010 – Games
1. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
2. Dead Rising 2
3. Amnesia: Dark Descent
4. Splatterhouse
5. Alan Wake
6. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
7. Dante’s Inferno
8. Fall Out: New Vegas

Best of 2010 – DVD & Blue Ray
1. The Evil Dead (1981, Anchor Bay)
2. The Exorcist (1973, Warner Bros. Home Video)
3. House of the Devil (2010, Dark Sky)
4. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, Warner Bros. Home Video)
5. Psycho (1960, Universal Home Video)

Best of 2010 – Television
1. The Walking Dead (Premier Episode)
2. True Blood (“I Got the Right to Sing the Blues”)
3. True Blood (“Hitting the Ground”)
4. Dexter (The Barrel Girls storyline)
5. The Vampire Diaries (“Plan B”)
6. The Simpsons (“Treehouse of Horrors XXI”)
7. Chuck (“Chuck vs. the Aisle of Terror”)
8. Community (“Epidemilogy”)
9. Criminal Minds (“Our Darkest Hour” and “The Longest Night”)
10. Psych (“Dual Spires”)
Honorable mention: The Office (“The Third Floor”)

Best of 2010 – Music
- Grooviest Horror Movie Score – Resident Evil: Afterlife
- Honorable Mention: Best Use of Music in a Horror Film: Parasomnia
- Best Concert Film: Nine Inch Nails: Another Version of the Truth
- Scariest Music Video: How to Destroy Angels – “The Space In Between” - Honorable Mention: Sickest Music Video: Dawn of Ashes – “Transformation Within Fictional Mutation”
- Best Pop Album: The Birthday Massacre: Pins and Needles
- Best Metal Album: Dimmu Borgir: Abrahadabra

In the end, if you’re interested in reading more about each of these lists, including reviews of most of these items, visit

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