Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Best in Horror - 2003

Welcome, as I (Brandon C. Sites: Critic of Modern Day Horror) take you on a journey back to what I thought was the best in horror for the year 2003. When creating these best of lists, I didn't set any perimeters to the amount of films that I would include in each category. 

With that in mind, it is possible for there to be zero (yes, zero!) films in any given category if I felt there was nothing worthy of inclusion. On the other hand, if I felt there were 5 or even 10 films worth including in a certain category, ....well then there is going to be 5 or even 10 films in that category.

My main reason for taking this approach is, because I didn't want to list films as being the best of for the sake of listing films. Also, if I felt that a certain category really stood out in horror for that year, I didn't want to be limited in the amount that I could choose as well.

The first part of the 00's was a rather weak decade for horror and 2003 was no exception. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a hit, but also opened the door for a seemingly endless amount of remakes. Wrong Turn found some success when it was released to DVD, but then again, that spawned an endless amount of backwoods thrillers.

So kick back and see whether you agree or disagree with what I thought to be the best in horror for the year 2003.


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre


Marcus Nispel: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre




Jessica Biel: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Eliza Dushku: Wrong Turn

Supporting Actor:

R. Lee Ermey: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Supporting Actress:



Daniel Pearl: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Don E. FauntLeRoy: Jeepers Creepers 2

Effects / Makeup:

Jeepers Creepers 2

Sets / Set Decoration:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Costume Design:

Jana Stern: Jeepers Creepers 2

*Please Note: In any given year, there will always be a Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress category. The addition of any additional categories (example: Cinematography) is based on whether or not there are any horror films released, in any given year, that are worthy of mention in any additional category / categories.

Also, from time to time, these best of lists might be revised to include additional titles. The main reason being that some films might have played in a film festival one year, but didn't find nationwide distribution until years later. A good example is All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. First released in 2006, it didn't play in theaters here in the US till 2013.

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