Top Ten Horror/Sci-Fi/Suspense Films of 2008

With today’s list, I look at all the films that chill and thrill.

10. The X Files: I Want to Believe

It was not the best X-Files film to be made, but it succeeded to reintroducing Mulder and Scully to the masses.

9. Vantage Point

The multi-POV plotline made for an interesting film, though I think people that didn’t understand were just confused.

8. The Eye

It would be an understatement to say that Asian horror remakes are overdone, however I have to say that this was one of the better of them.

7. The Happening

M. Night Shyamalan may never again match the success of The Sixth Sense, but I stand by my opinion that The Happening was his best film since Signs.

6. The Day The Earth Stood Still

Remake aside, I thought it was a decent Sci-Fi film.

5. Cloverfield

This film may have placed higher if it wasn’t for the motion sickness.

4. Eagle Eye

A by the book mainstream thriller, and I’m OK with that.

3. The Stangers

It had been ages since I saw a horror film that was legitimately scary in and old school way.

2. Wall-E

Yes, I’m placing an animated film high on this list. It’s that good a Sci-Fi film.

1. Pontypool

It has only played on the Film Festival circuit, but this Canadian zombie film was so good, I’m putting at the top of my list.

Tomorrow I will list my favourite indie films.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).