Love Horror’s Best Horror Films of 2012

And so with a teary eye, we wave goodbye to 2012.

It was an eventful year filled with good horror both on the large and small screens, exciting events such as the ever growing Frightfest and Grimm festivals and speaking from our perspective, a good year for reaching an even wider audience and having great fun in the process.

It only seems right that we should end the year with a look back at some of the best horror films of 2012 – from our perspective at least.
These are the films that really had an impact on us here at Love Horror towers, which is no mean feat considering the fact that a majority of us are decaying zombies with little brain matter left.

Best Horror Films of 2012

The Best Horror Films of 2012

10. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Yes, we really did like it. Vampires and full-on action-packed fun, all wrapped up in an entirely fictional historical context.

Read the review here: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

9. Tower Block

A tense and claustrophic thrills on a gritty London housing estate which was surprisingly good.

Read the review here: Tower Block

8. The Innkeepers

An old school ghost story with a nicely styled Ti West twist hits the sweet spot for those looking for something spooky.

Read the review here: The Innkeepers

7. Silent House

Well contructed and faithful to its origins, Elizabeth Olsen really shone in the barely lit creepy building.

Read the review here: Silent House

6. Rec 3: Genesis

It’s the killer rabid virus that keeps on giving (and killing). Somehow the producers of this franchise manage to keep the adrenalin levels high.

Read the review here: Rec 3: Genesis

5. Cockneys Vs Zombies

Fun and frolics in London town with shooters, rhyming slang and of course, zombies.

Read the review here: Cockneys Vs Zombies

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4. Sinister

It’s one of those films that will stick with you long after you’ve watched it. A good blend of chills and psychological torment.

Read the review here: Sinister

3. The Woman in Black

A classic horror tale that proved to be a giant hit at the box office. You can’t help but enjoy it.

Read the review here: The Woman in Black

2. The Cabin in the Woods

The old horror staple of the isolated cabin in the woods gets taken to a whole new dimension. This genre busting film hits you square between the eyes.

Read the review here: The Cabin in the Woods

1. Berberian Sound Studio

Genuinely scary, realistic and downright horrible, the Berberian Sound Studio manages to hit the perfect balance with each component. A classic piece of horror cinema.

Read the review here: Berberian Sound Studio

So there you have it. The best horror films of 2012. Lets hope that 2013 is just as good (or even more so)!


Tom Atkinson

Tom is one of the editors at Love Horror. He has been watching horror for a worryingly long time, starting on the Universal Monsters and progressing through the Carpenter classics. He has a soft-spot for eighties horror.More

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