Best Horror Movies of 2012

1.

The Cabin in the Woods

5.5
7.0/10

Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Starring: Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Richard Jenkins
Directed by: Drew Goddard
Release date: 2012-04-12
2.

Underworld: Awakening

5.2
6.4/10

Having escaped years of imprisonment, vampire warrioress Selene finds herself in a changed world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Now Selene must battle the humans and a frightening new breed of super Lycans to ensure the death dealers' survival.

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley
Directed by: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Release date: 2012-01-19
3.

Resident Evil: Retribution

4.7
5.4/10

The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex. Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by new found allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Michelle Rodriguez, Aryana Engineer, Li Bingbing
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Release date: 2012-09-12
4.

House at the End of the Street

4.7
5.6/10

A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, Elisabeth Shue, Gil Bellows, Nolan Gerard Funk
Directed by: Mark Tonderai
Release date: 2012-09-21
5.

Resident Evil: Damnation

4.7
6.6/10

U.S. federal agent Leon S. Kennedy sneaks into the "East Slavic Republic" to verify rumors that Bio-Organic Weapons (BOWs) are being used in the country's civil war, which the U.S. and Russia are making preparations to jointly intervene in. Right after his infiltration, the U.S. government orders him to leave immediately. Determined to uncover the truth, Leon ignores the order and enters the battlefield to end the chain of tragedies caused by the BOWs.

Starring: Matthew Mercer, Courtenay Taylor, Robin Sachs, Carolyn Lawrence, Dave Wittenberg
Directed by: Makoto Kamiya
Release date: 2012-09-25
6.

John Dies at the End

4.6
6.4/10

A new drug promises out-of-body experiences, but users are coming back changed forever, and an otherworldly invasion of Earth is underway.

Starring: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman
Directed by: Don Coscarelli
Release date: 2012-01-23
7.

Resolution

4.5
6.3/10

Michael is committed to getting his best friend Chris to sober up and get his life back on track. With the best of intentions, Michael implements a plan to convince Chris to go to rehab before his drug addiction leads to an early death. But what begins as an attempt to save his friend's life quickly takes an unexpected turn as the two friends confront personal demons, the consequences of past actions, and forces beyond their control.

Starring: Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran, Zahn McClarnon, Bill Oberst Jr., Emily Montague
Directed by: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Release date: 2012-04-20
8.

The Collection

4.5
6.1/10

Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena's wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector's booby trapped warehouse and save Elena.

Starring: Josh Stewart, Christopher McDonald, Emma Fitzpatrick, Lee Tergesen, Erin Way
Directed by: Marcus Dunstan
Release date: 2012-09-21
9.

Maniac

4.4
6.1/10

As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.

Starring: Elijah Wood, America Olivo, Nora Arnezeder, Zoe Aggeliki, Jan Broberg
Directed by: Franck Khalfoun
Release date: 2012-12-26
10.

Excision

4.3
6.1/10

Alienated teen Pauline struggles with the pressures of fitting into high school, pleasing her mother and a burning desire to lose her virginity. With a grotesque curiosity for the darker side of life, Pauline is considered a social outcast by everyone around her. Enticed by flesh, she retreats into her own fantasies and hopes to become a great surgeon - that is, if she doesn't go insane first.

Starring: AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Ariel Winter, Roger Bart, Jeremy Sumpter
Directed by: Richard Bates Jr.
Release date: 2012-09-12
11.

The Possession

4.3
5.9/10

A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.

Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Natasha Calis, Madison Davenport, Kyra Sedgwick, Rob LaBelle
Directed by: Ole Bornedal
Release date: 2012-08-30
12.

V/H/S

4.3
5.8/10

When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.

Starring: Calvin Lee Reeder, Lane Hughes, Adam Wingard, Hannah Fierman, Mike Donlan
Directed by: Radio Silence, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, David Bruckner, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Chad Villella, Ti West, Adam Wingard
Release date: 2012-07-28
13.

Cockneys vs Zombies

4.2
5.9/10

A gang of bank robbers team up with the residents of an old people's home to try to survive a zombie outbreak.

Starring: Michelle Ryan, Georgia King, Alan Ford, Harry Treadaway, Richard Briers
Directed by: Matthias Hoene
Release date: 2012-08-31
14.

The Tall Man

4.2
5.9/10

When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

Starring: Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie, Jakob Davies, William B. Davis
Directed by: Pascal Laugier
Release date: 2012-03-19
15.

Silent Hill 3: The Movie

4.2
8.8/10
Silent Hill 3: The Movie
Heather is a teenage girl who is suddenly thrust into a strange alternate reality filled with demonic imagery and twisted monsters. She quickly comes to find that the events unfolding around her have something to do with her past.
Release date: 2012-07-13
16.

Paranormal Activity 4

4.1
4.6/10

It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

Starring: Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively, Aiden Lovekamp, Brady Allen
Directed by: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Release date: 2012-10-17
17.

Would You Rather

4.1
5.7/10

Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather," hosted by a sadistic aristocrat.

Starring: Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs, Jonny Coyne, Sasha Grey, Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Directed by: David Guy Levy
Release date: 2012-10-14
18.

The Pact

4.1
5.8/10

After their mother passes away, sisters Nicole and Annie reluctantly return to their childhood home to pay their last respects. While staying overnight in the house, the sisters sense a mysterious presence in their midst: noises startling them in the night, objects moving about, a fallen picture of an unknown woman posed next to their mother. Annie begins experiencing a series of intense and disturbing dreams - visions that lead her to uncover something terrible about her mother's past that is finally revealing itself.

Starring: Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien, Agnes Bruckner, Mark Steger, Haley Hudson
Directed by: Nicholas McCarthy
Release date: 2012-05-25
19.

The Bay

4.1
5.6/10
The Bay
Two million fish washed ashore. One thousand blackbirds dropped from the sky. On July 4, 2009 a deadly menace swept through the quaint seaside town of Claridge, Maryland, but the harrowing story of what happened that Independence Day has never been told—until now. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a reporter has emerged with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak. Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened, The Bay unfolds over 24 hours through people's iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, webcams, and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge. What follows is a nerve-shredding tale of a small town plunged into absolute terror.
Starring: Kristen Connolly, Will Rogers, Michael Beasley, Christopher Denham, Kenny Alfonso
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 2012-09-13
20.

The Battery

3.9
6.4/10

In rural Connecticut, baseball players Ben and Mickey are trying to survive a zombie plague. They are forced to form a battery: a catcher and a pitcher who work together to outwit the batter, the one who hits the ball. And the batter in this case just happens to be a zombie. Tough Ben and gentle Mickey frequently disagree on the best way to go about the situation. Then they suddenly hear a human voice through their walkie-talkies. Is salvation nearby, like Mickey thinks, or is Ben’s suspicion justified?

Starring: Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Bolle, Alana O'Brien, Jamie Pantanella
Directed by: Jeremy Gardner
Release date: 2012-10-13

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