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    SICKKGIRL's *13* Favourite Films of 2012!

    December 21, 2012

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     #1 V/H/S (2012)

    Directors: Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg and Radio Silence
     
    Writers: David Bruckner, Glenn McQuaid, Ti West, Chad Villella, Justin Martinez, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Nicholas Tecosky, Simon Barrett and Tyler Gillett
     
    Stars: Lane Hughes, Joe Swanberg, Adam Wingard and Jason Yachanin

    Set in the found footage style, V/H/S has to be one of the greatest horror anthologies ever. Each one of the six shorts films included takes on a different sub-genre of horror, from the paranormal to slasher.

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    #2 The Bay (2012)

    Director: Barry Levinson
     
    Writer: Michael Wallach
     
    Stars: Kristen Connolly, Jane McNeil, Christopher Denham and Kether Donohue

    This ecological found-footage horror film is one that will leave you thinking afterwards. It’s based on the true story about the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, USA, but with added creature features.

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    #3 The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

    Director: Drew Goddard
     
    Writers: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard
     
            Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Richard Jenkins, and Sigourney Weaver

    A small group of friends go and stay in a cabin in the woods, but they get more than they bargained for when a corporation starts adding monsters in the mix, to save the world from it’s underground demons.

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    images#4 The Seasoning House (2012)

    Director: Paul Hyett
     
    Writers: Paul Hyett, Conal Palmer and Adrian Rigelsford
     
            Stars: Rosie Day, Sean Pertwee, Kevin Howarth and Anna Walton

    During the Balkan War, a group of criminals run a whore house full of young girls to entertain the military with. However, one of the girls takes things into her own hands, and climbs through the crawlspaces in the walls to plan her escape.

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    images (1)#5 Chained (2012)

    Director: Jennifer Chambers Lynch
     
    Writer: Jennifer Chambers Lynch
     
            Stars: Vincent D’Onofrio, Eamon Farren, Evan Bird and Julia Ormond

    A serial killer/taxi driver kidnaps a young boy and trains him up to follow in his footsteps. It’s up to the young boy to decide if he wants to break free and start his own life, or become an evil monster like his captor.

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    images (2)#6 Vile (2011*)

    Director: Taylor Sheridan
     
    Writers: Eric Jay Beck and Rob Kowsaluk 
     
          Stars: Eric Jay Beck, April Matson, Akeem Smith and Greg Cipes 

    A group of friends get kidnapped and are awoken in a grimey looking house. They find out that they have vials attached to the back of their heads and that they only have 22 hours to fill them up. Unfortunately for them, the liquid needed to fill them up is only made during extreme pain.

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    images (3)#7 The Pact (2012)

    Director: Nicholas McCarthy
     
    Writers: Nicholas McCarthy
     
      Stars: Cathy Lotz, Casper Van Dien,  Agnes Bruckner and Mark Steger

    After her mother dies, a woman moves back into her family home where she has to deal with past demons and an unsettling presence.

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    images (5)#8 Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

    Director: Bradley Parker
     
    Writers: Oren Peli, Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke
     
          Stars: Jesse McCartney, Olivia Dudley, Dimitri Diatchenko and Devin Kelley

    A group of tourists decide to hire an extreme tour guide, who takes them around the abandoned city of Pripyat. As they expore through former home of the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, they soon realise that they are not alone.

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    images (6)#9 Sinister (2012)

    Director: Scott Derrickson
     
    Writers: Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill
     
            Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone and Clare Foley

    A true crime writer moves into another crime scene to finish off his newest book, with his wife and young children. He finds an old box of 8mm films that suggest that the murder case he is writing about, is actually a serial killer case from over 50 years ago.

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    images (7)#10 Excision (2012)

    Director: Richard Bates Jr.
     
    Writer: Richard Bates Jr.
     
            Stars: AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Ariel Winter and Roger Bart

    An unusual high school girl with the aspirations of a career in medicine, experiments in her own house. She has lot’s of crazy dreams that allow us to see even her deepest, darkest secrets.

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    images (8)#11 American Mary
     (2012)

    Director: Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska
     
    Writers: Sylvia Soska and Jen Soska 
     
            Stars: Katharine Isabelle, Tristan Risk, Antonio Cupo and John Emmet Tracy

    A medical student decides that the world she once loved, is not the same anymore. She takes up a job offer in a sleazy bar and soon becomes the new wonder of the underground surgery world.

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    images (4)#12 Airborne (2012)

    Director: Dominic Burns
     
    Writer: Paul Chronnell
     
            Stars: Craig Conway, Simon Phillips, Gemma Atkinson and Alan Ford

    Before a major storm happens, one last plane takes off with a few passengers. Soon after they get up in the air however, the passengers start to disappear, and it’s up to the rest of them to figure out who, or what is doing this.

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    hatcrime#13 Hate Crime (2012)

    Director: James Cullen Bressack
     
    Writers: James Cullen Bressack and Jarret Cohen
     
            Stars: Jody Barton, Tim Moran, Ian Roberts and Debbie Diesel

    At a young boy’s birthday party, a trio of neo-nazi men break into their family home. They are all held hostage and are subjected to brutal and unthinkable activities.

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    * Vile (2011 – Festival Release, 2012 – National Release)