2014 – A Eulogy

As 2014 enters its death throes, we use the opportunity to look back with nostalgia – not to mention a little nausea – at the state of the year. As with every year, it’s had its highs – we landed a space probe on a comet – and lows – ISIS, Ebola, continued evidence of police racism, disappearing aeorplanes, violence in Eastern Europe…

Yeah, in retrospect, it probably hasn’t been the best year. But hey. At least we all got the chance to pour ice cubes over our heads.

In the film world, it’s been business as usual; remakes, reboots and sequels are continuing to dominate the market, the Marvel machine shows no signs of slowing down, and Michael Bay once more vomits out yet another inexplicably high grossing Transformers film.

Horror-wise, it’s been a mixed bag. We’ve been pleasantly surprised by indie gems and completely and unsurprisingly let down by big-budget gritty reboots. But which films were our favourite? Well, we’ve taken a look back through the year, as has become a bit of a Gorepress tradition, and each picked out our top five horror movies…so sit back, relax, and take a look through the best countdown you’ll experience all day…

Sarah’s Top 5 Horror Movies of 2014

Phil’s Top 5 Horror Movies of 2014

Joey’s Top 5 Horror Movies of 2014

Ben’s Top 5 Horror Movies of 2014

Rich’s Top 5 Horror Movies of 2014

  • Digging Up the Marrow
  • The Sacrament
  • Late Phases
  • Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau
  • Starry Eyes

Evidently, we have some clear favourites here at Gorepress Heights; everyone seems pretty unanimous in their love for The Guest and Cheap Thrills so it’s a relief to see some original films get some well-deserved attention. Here’s hoping 2015 continues the trend…but with Insidious 3, another Paranormal Activity film, and the reboot of Poltergeist all looming in the near distance I’m not sure I’m convinced…

…happy new year, everyone!

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