Best of 2013

BGH Classic Pack - Through the Years With BGH

Having recently wrapped our 2013 year in review, we thought: "What better way to take a cinematic trip through time than with the podcast?" So we're happy to offer our latest classic pack, "Through the Years, With BGH."

This pack contains an exciting assortment of classic year-end and mid-year episodes. These include: mid-year discussions from 2008 and 2009, and year end shows from 2010 and 2012. We also included a special "Why are we horror fans" convo from back in the early days!

The Best Horror Films of 2013

While tallying the final votes for the annual BGH Top Ten countdown, one trend became immediately clear, even if it wasn’t obvious as the year progressed: 2013 was the year of the alt-horror movie. Some may argue the point, but depending on your tally, we’re looking at roughly three of the top ten and six of the top 15 films that could be considered “true” horror -- that is, film’s whose primary aim is to scare and excite.

The reality is that starting with the number one film, and moving down the top ten, most of these films come with caveats or tongues planted firmly in cheek.

Best of 2013 - Evan's Take

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10. Warm Bodies
2013 has been full of zombie movies, games, and books, so it was nice to have some comedy in the midst of all of the “serious” zombie business. Nick Holt managed to be an engaging and fun zombie just looking for some love.

9. Mama

Best of 2013 - Craigy's take.

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10. Elysium
Allegory as subtle as a jack hammer didn't ruin a film that I admired for at least trying to be science fiction. The characters are conflicted and desperate, and seem to be living moment to moment. In an age were sci-fi films (really, all of genre) are dominated by super geniuses that always make the right moves, it was refreshing.

9. Evil Dead

Best of 2013 - Mark's Take

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5. The Conjuring
Although I'm not usually one for supernatural escapades, even I have to respect "The Conjuring" and its kitchen-sink approach to jump scares and possessed things. "Based on a true story" has never been stretched so far, and I ain't mad about it.

4. Sightseers

Best of 2013 - Joe's Take

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10. American Mary
You had me at “stripper”.

9. World War Z
Was it true to the book? Was it better than the book? Did it stay true to the book? I have no idea, I never read the book. Brad Freakin' Pitt folks. All your arguments are negated by those two pools of fantasy we call eyes.

Best of 2013 - Casey's Take

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10. John Dies at the End
Again, being caught up simply in the story, “John Dies at the End” stands out for simply going against the grain. The story is nonsensical times, but it has a definite destination and it gets us there. It just has a lot of fun on the ride there. Formulas are easy, so it’s nice to see a film that throws said formula to the way side.

Best of 2013 - Chris and Kathy's Take

Top 10

10. Warm Bodies
On the podcast, Eric called it adorable; we would have said whimsical and charming. Regardless, if your cynicism is stowed in the overhead compartment during viewing, this should be a pretty enjoyable experience.

9. Mama

Best of 2013 - Charlie's Take

Top 10

10. Dark Skies
Simple but effective. 'Dark Skies' is a derivative alien invasion film but strong performances and solid effects combine for a decent horror romp.

9. This is the End
A riotous good time with a slew of famous faces keep this apocalyptic comedy generating laughs and fun throughout.

8. The World's End

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